Cambridge, MA – KNC Mechanical, headquartered in Braintree, recently completed plumbing and HVAC renovations at Chapman Arms, a historic 50-unit apartment building located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge.
KNC replaced the boiler room and 120 Whelan units, and assisted in renovating the 50 bathrooms and 50 kitchens.
All the work was done while the building was fully occupied allowing the residents to remain home during construction.
KNC Mechanical is a family owned business with over 70 years experience specializing in the Plumbing and HVAC Industry. In the last 10 years it has become a 24 hour service company with the help of Ken Crane, President/ CEO, and who is also a member of ABC/MA and PHCC/MA.
The core team included Davis Square Architects, NEI General Contracting (Northeast Interiors) and Wozny/Barbar.
Chapman Arms is an important development in the city of Cambridge because of its location in Harvard Square where there is very little affordable housing.
Renovations include upgrading kitchens, fire alarms, and elevators and converting three apartments into handicapped-accessible units.
The renovations have made the building more energy efficient, ensuring that these properties remain affordable, stable, healthy housing options for decades to come.