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The Origins of Plumb House: A Journey Through Time

In the vibrant landscape of construction history, Plumb House emerges as a testament to passion, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. Founded in 1973 by Dick Anderson, our journey began with humble origins but soon blossomed into a legacy of craftsmanship and innovation.

Dick’s vision was clear from the start. With a focus on small projects in wood framing, he laid the foundation for what would become a pioneering force in the construction industry. As the years passed, our horizons expanded, and we ventured into housing units, collaborating with the Air Force to construct townhouses.

The ethos of Plumb House has always been rooted in safety first—a principle that remains steadfast in our approach to this day. In the early 80s, our workforce swelled to over 500 crew members, a testament to our commitment to fostering a safe and thriving work environment.

For Dick Anderson, Plumb House was more than just a business—it was a reflection of his identity and values. His pride in our product, dedication to our people, and passion for the industry were palpable. With his children, John and Sarah, by his side, Dick cultivated a culture of respect, camaraderie, and laughter at Plumb House. His optimism was infectious, fueling our team’s drive and determination.

Beyond the confines of construction, Dick was a pillar of his community, tirelessly advocating for Republican leadership and championing the merit shop philosophy. He believed in the power of affordable housing and played a pivotal role in retaining Massachusetts’ landmark statute, 40B.

Over the decades, Plumb House has left an indelible mark on the landscape, putting an estimated 23,000 housing units on the market. From bustling city streets to tranquil suburban neighborhoods, our projects stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

As we continue to forge ahead, guided by the principles instilled by Dick Anderson, we honor our past while embracing the future with optimism and enthusiasm. At Plumb House, our journey is far from over—we invite you to join us as we build the world of tomorrow, one project at a time.