Illegal fireworks caused a fire in the Dorchester triple decker. Charlie Silva along with local contractors put this house back together. After a long wait, Carol and family can now move back home.
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Kevin O’Connor, Tom Silva, Jenn Nawada, and Richard Trethewey drive to the Dorchester Triple Decker, which burned over a year before. Finding Charlie Silva, they discuss the hurdles of the project including Covid delays, code upgrades, and the insurance process.
Kevin tours Willie’s first floor apartment.
In the basement Richard shows off the sprinkler and heating systems.
Carol shows Tom the third floor unit, which had the majority of the fire damage.
Jenn meets Fred Pendleton where he’s putting final touches on the patio.
Back inside, Charlie gives Carol the key to her updated apartment.
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