Thomaston is a great small town and we love working with our Thomaston friends to maintain and improve their homes. See the testimonials from Thomaston residents on our testimonial tab.
Chris and I (Crystal) both grew up in Thomaston and know it well. Chris’ family inherited a home on the corner of Main and Robinson Street, formerly known as Penelope Street, named after Penelope Robinson. The house had been in the family since it was built in the early 1800’s. It was a beautiful, well built house, typical of the homes on Main Street Thomaston. One of its best features was the flying staircase. The most amazing thing about it, when Chris’ family lived there, is that it was still had all of the original furnishings, first edition books, and many of the “newfangled gadgets” of the 19th and 20th centuries. I used to love spending time there as a teenager; it was like going back in time.
Of course there were the drawbacks too that come with an antique home, freezing cold winter nights, and the never ending maintenance tasks. The good news is that Chris, as the family handyman, got lots of practice working on a period home. Chris’ family put the house and contents up for sale in the early 80’s. It is now a funeral home, very fitting in my opinion because they have a good incentive to maintain the original elegant character of the home.
Lead paint is considered a major hazard now and we, at Daggett Builders, Inc, are lead paint certified and handle it very carefully. However, I (Crystal) remember watching my grandfather, William Daggett, hand mix lead paint. He always swore it was the best paint ever. He has a good point, the paint on his house in Thomaston across from the Creek Hill Gas Station is holding up well and so is my grandfather at age 102. Of course it helps that he had a dry cellar. When he and my grandmother, Dorothy Daggett bought the house, it was a rental and had a poorly constructed cellar. My grandfather hand dug the entire cellar little by little, installed drainage, and poured concrete. It is now perfectly square, clean, and dry. It served for many years as his workshop and place to extract the honey from his beehives.
Thomaston has a fascinating history and a promising future as it has preserved much of its historical character and is well situated between the St. George River and Coastal Route #1. We, at Daggett Builders, Inc, are proud to be a small part of maintaining the best of Thomaston.
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In addition to working in Thomaston, we service many other communities such as Friendship, Cushing, Rockland, and Spruce Head. You may think that if you are in Belfast, you are too far from Cushing to call us our for a small remodeling project. However, that is not the case as we have employees who live closer to Belfast than to Cushing.
We have a lot of experience working on Islands such as Islesboro and Monhegan where there are ferries and have done multiple year projects for clients on private islands such as Teel Island, Allen Island, Benner Island, and Southern Island.