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Chamber Announces 2020 Business of the Year

January 05, 2020 6:10 PM | Anonymous

The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winner of their Annual Business of the Year Award. Craig Hervey Housewright Construction, Inc. has been selected as the 2019 Business of the Year. The award will be presented to Craig Hervey, Housewright Founder and President, at the Cohase Chamber Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. Both Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend and take part in the celebration.

When Hervey launched Housewright in 1985, he was a sole proprietor operating out of his home and a rented barn in Newbury Village. As the business grew, he moved it to its current location at 5365 Main Street in Newbury. From humble beginnings, Craig and his talented, dedicated team have built the business into one of the most respected residential construction firms in the Upper Valley, with their core values of fairness, honesty, teamwork, empathy and finding creative solutions to problems leading the way.

The Housewright brand has become synonymous with high quality projects, and their work has been featured in both Architectural Digest and New England Home. Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank recognized Craig Hervey Housewright Construction, Inc. as a 2019 Vermont Business Growth Award recipient during a celebration held on September 17, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel Burlington where Governor Phil Scott presented the awards to each of the 25 recognized businesses. Appearing on the list for the first time, Housewright Construction was ranked #10 with a five-year growth rate of 153.3%.

Their agility enabled Housewright Construction to survive multiple down-cycles in the Upper Valley economy. A family-friendly workplace, Housewright offers health insurance and retirement benefits to employees. This consideration of employees has shown itself in a dedicated and committed staff, with a third of their 26 employees being veterans between 15 to 30 years.

As Craig and wife Lisa, Housewright Vice President, approached retirement, they developed a succession plan with a goal of imperceptible change. On January 1, 2020 longtime employee and COO, Jeff Page, will assume ownership of the business ensuring continuity for clients and employees in the years to come.

Honorees will be presented their award at the Cohase Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Dinner on Tuesday, January 21 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. We invite Chamber members and the general public to attend and take part in the celebration. Tickets for this event are $25 each and available for purchase by visiting RSVPs must be received by January 14, 2020.


The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is committed to fostering a vibrant economic climate by encouraging cooperation and communication among the region's communities, while ensuring a high quality of life.

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