Massachusetts likes Kaks Basement Finishing

THE PRESS

DEAR STEVE,

PLEASE EXCUSE THE LONG DELAY IN GETTING THIS LETTER TO YOU. ENCLOSED IS A LAMINATED COPY THAT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO HAVE, OF AN ITEM WHICH APPEARED IN THE JULY 1, 2012 EDITION OF THE ENTERPRISE. IT IS VERY NICE PHOTO AND WRITE OF YOU AND YOUR NEW TV VENTURE. IN THIS DAY IN AGE, WHEN THE MEDIA SEEMS SO OBSESSED WITH HIGHLIGHTING THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF SOCIETY, IT IS REFRESHING TO SEE AN ITEM LIKE THIS IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER. YOUR PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE OPERATION OF THIS POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION SHOW IS TO BE COMPLIMENTED. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW HOME REPAIR SHOWS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION PROGRAMS HAVE CAPTURED THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION. PEOPLE OF ALL AGE GROUPS FIND GREAT INTEREST IN WATCHING ALL THAT GOES INTO THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION AND REHABBING. IT IS GRATIFYING TO SEE THE PROGRESS THAT IS MADE IN EACH WEEK’S SEGMENT, RIGHT UP INTO THE FINAL EPISODE WITH ITS BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, AND NEW FINISHED CREATION. YOU BRING YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE AND CHARISMA TO THE SCREEN THAT APPEALS TO A GROWING AUDIENCE. IT IS GREAT TO SEE A LOCAL BUSINESSMAN RECEIVE SUCH PROMINENT ATTENTION. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A FITTING REFLECTION OF YOUR TALENTS AND SKILLS IN THE CHOSEN PROFESSION OF REMODELING. IN CLOSING I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY SINCERE BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THIS AND ALL FUTURE ENDEAVORS. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!

MASSACHUSETTS SENATE

SENATOR – THOMAS.P.KENNEDY

 

Kaks on season two of the Hit Show Flipping Boston on A&E

Dear friends of Flipping Boston,Thank you for your participation in Flipping Boston Season 2! A&E has given us air dates and times for your episode, which you will find below. Please be aware that A&E may adjust the schedule or episode name before airing. If this happens I will do my best to keep you informed, and you can always check the show’s website for more information: http://www.aetv.com/flipping-boston/.But for now, your episode’s details are as follows:

Series: Flipping Boston
Property:  Middleton, MA
Episode Name: “Stinks to High Heaven”
Airing: Saturday, October 20 at 12 noon
Channel: A&E

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Hanover contractor on A&E real estate reality show ‘Flipping Boston’

By Dana Barbuto

Steve Sweeney, owner of KAKS Home Improvement Services in Hanover, is on the real estate reality show “Flipping Boston.”
Hanover contractor Steve Sweeney of Kaks Home Improvement has signed on to do seven more episodes of the A&E real estate reality show “Flipping Boston,” airing in the fall. It follows the adventures of a pair of Massachusetts house flippers as they buy a home, renovate it and sell it (ideally) for a tidy profit.

Sweeney, who has run his family owned business for seven years, said the best way to increase a home’s value, is to increase its living space. That’s why co-stars Dave Seymour and Peter Souhleris brought him onboard to renovate basements. “A good basement is a slam dunk,” Sweeney said.

In the episode “War Next Door,” Sweeney dramatically transformed the basement of a three-bedroom Colonial in Lynn from a cold subterranean concrete cave into a warm 900-square foot living area with hard-wood floors, light coconut-colored walls with white trim.

“That Lynn basement was challenging. Most city homes are challenging. I had a lady in Quincy, she was like ‘I never step down here.’ Now she doesn’t want to go upstairs,” Sweeney said.

Sweeney uses an eco-friendly finishing setup called Impressive Basement System. He said it takes about a week (or two) for most build outs, which includes, floors, walls, ceilings, electrical and plumbing. “We can move pretty quick,” Sweeney said.

Filming is under way for season two. Sweeney has shot basement remodels in Rockport and Middleton. He’ll be on seven of the season’s 14 episodes. Sweeney said he was asked to do the whole season, but couldn’t because of the time commitment.

“It was a gamble going in. I wasn’t sure this will make good TV,” Sweeney said. “But, there is a lot of drama in home remodeling.” Mining that drama is something A&E and others of its ilk – HGTV, DIY and TLC – are already successfully doing. “Flipping Boston” joins the similarly themed shows “Flipped Off,” “Flip This House,” “Flip That House,” “Flip Men.” And so, while the real estate market remains shaky, the home television bubble continues to grow. Sweeney is grateful for the latter.

“‘Flipping Boston’ got great ratings and has catapulted us business-wise,” he said. Being on “Flipping Boston” was a stroke of luck. “I was at the Plaza with my daughter and a woman called to ask about doing the show. I thought my brother – who is a big jokester – put someone up to it. Turns out it was a referral from a past job. I still don’t know who it was.”

The four episodes from Season One are available via cable On Demand. You can also catch the repeats Friday, June 29, starting at 4 p.m.

A&E is tapping Boston again this fall for the reality series “Southie Rules.” It follows a tight-knit South Boston family who struggles to keep their neighborhood true to its roots.

Dana Barbuto may be reached at dbarbuto@ledger.com.

 

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KinEye_Finish4 hours ago
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Hanover contractor Steve Sweeney of Kaks Home Improvement has signed on to do seven more episodes of the A&E real estate reality show Flipping Boston, airing in the fall

Sweeney will also be appearing at the Prince Spaghetti house Rt.1 Saugus July 7th and 8th along with Frank Santos’ half brother Fred for the 3rd annual ‘ She Waita Fa Nobody’ pasta and laugh fest !
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