New Dental Office at Rosebrook

WAREHAM – Local officials, the A.D. Makepeace Company, and the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new full-service dental practice at Rosebrook Place Thursday.

Southcoast Dental, office of Dr. James Kiehl, brings state-of-the-art dental care to Wareham.

“At Southcoast Dental, same-day dental procedures that once required multiple visits are now common practice,” said Dr. Kiehl, a Marion resident. “Our combination of technology and efficiency means less time in the dental chair and more time enjoying the results.”

Southcoast Dental has several specialized pieces of equipment that improve efficiency and comfort. A CEREC dental milling machine makes one-visit crowns possible, and you can even watch Netflix while your crown is being made. 3D X-ray equipment provides higher quality imaging that can better diagnosis conditions and support preventative efforts.

“We welcome Dr. Kiehl to the Southcoast region and see him as a great fit here,” said James Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company, developer of Rosebrook. “Creating a state-of-the-art dental office required a complex buildout, and we are particularly grateful to the Wareham inspectional services professionals for their work on this project.”

“We welcome Dr. Kiehl to the Southcoast region and see him as a great fit here,” said James Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company, developer of Rosebrook. We welcome Dr. Kiehl to the Southcoast region and see him as a great fit here,” said James Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company, developer of Rosebrook. “Creating a state-of-the-art dental office required a complex buildout, and we are particularly grateful to the Wareham inspectional services professionals for their work on this project.”

The mixed-use property includes a 67,000-square-foot office building housing Southcoast Health and Fresenius Medical, a 58-unit All American Assisted Living facility, 88-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Rosebrook Event Center, the first off-Cape branch of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, the 65 luxury apartments at 35 Rosebrook, three restaurants, and other offices.

ADM, North America’s largest cranberry grower and a founder of the Ocean Spray co-op, also continues to farm some 10 acres of cranberry bogs within Rosebrook.

ADM Donates ATVs to Carver PD

CARVER – The A.D. Makepeace Company has purchased two all-terrain vehicles and a trailer to the Carver Police Department to assist in the development of an off-road patrol function in this rural community.

According to Police Chief Marc Duphily, officers would be provided with specialized training to make the best use of the vehicles. The vehicles will be used for such activities as responding to medical emergencies, complaints of vandalism, or proactive education of ATV and dirt bike riders in remote areas.

“We have a great relationship with the Town of Carver and its highly professional public safety departments,” said James F. Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Following on the heels of a contribution earlier this year for communications equipment for the Carver Fire Department, this donation to the Police Department will expand their capabilities and make the town even safer for all of us. We are delighted to support the Carver Police Department with the purchase of equipment that may very well ultimately benefit all of us in the cranberry industry.”

“The Carver Police Department is very grateful for the donation of two ATVs and a trailer by the A.D. Makepeace Company to assist in providing police services to our community,” said Police Chief Marc Duphily. “We have long needed this equipment to enhance our ability conduct police operations but due to budgetary constraints have not been able to acquire them. Our officers will make good use of the new equipment both here in town and as part of the regional Search and Rescue team.”

Two Carver police officers are assigned to the regional Search and Rescue Team, which responds to requests from surrounding communities.

Chief Duphily noted that the large number of cranberry bogs in the area routinely result in requests from property owners for assistance with trespassing and illegal dirt bike riding.

The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Christine Beech Named Controller

WAREHAM — The A..D. Makepeace Company has promoted Christine Beech to the position of Controller.

Ms Beech, 39, previously served as finance manager for the company, where her responsibilities included being the lead team member for financials relating to the company’s award-winning Redbrook community

, the new 1,200-unit mixed-use village in South Plymouth. She also drove the transformation in the company’s financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes.

“Christine is enormously

talented and we are fortunate to have her,” said Lori Flannery, ADM’s Chief Financial Officer.

In her new role, she is responsible for all accounting and tax, including production of financial statements, managing audits, and other accounting requirements while still leading the Redbrook accounting and finance efforts.

Ms Beech, who has been with the A.D. Makepeace Company for a total of five years, holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a masters of education from Endicott College – she taught secondary mathematics at the Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in South Easton for five years. She is a resident of Lakeville.

The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Wareham Library Challenge Grant Sparks Successful Fundraising Campaign

WAREHAM – The A.D. Makepeace Company Thursday presented the Wareham Library Foundation with a $10,000 check, its share of a challenge grant that ultimately raised more than $21,000 for library operations.

“This contribution continues the legacy of the A.D. Makepeace Company and the Makepeace family in supporting our local communities,” said Robert S. Karam, chair of the A.D. Makepeace Company Board of Directors. “This library provides so many important services to residents.”

“We’re delighted to have been able to support the Wareham Free Library in this way,” said Jim Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “We were able to match all of the smaller donations received this past summer.”

This is the second year the A.D. Makepeace Company’s has issued a challenge grant in support of the library’s “Bridge the Gap” campaign. The town funds library operations at 80 percent through tax dollars, and the balance must be raised by the Wareham Library Foundation and Friends of the Wareham Free Library.

“On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to thank the A.D. Makepeace Company and the Wareham Community, who once again stepped up in big and small ways to show support for our second Bridge the Gap campaign,” said Eileen Scully, president of the Wareham Library Foundation. “Without the amazing support from our community at large, the Foundation would not be able to supply the funding support our library needs to continue to operate at full capacity.”

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Mr. Kane was joined at a ceremonial check presentation by Mr. Karam and Christopher Makepeace, a member of the A.D. Makepeace Company Board of Directors and a descendant of company founder Abel D. Makepeace. The company and the family have supported the Wareham Free Library for many years.

Information about the library and the groups supporting it is available here. There is also a link on this site to make a donation.

The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

More Solar at Rosebrook

WAREHAM, MA – The A.D. Makepeace Company has announced plans to install a series of solar power canopies above the parking lots at 100 Rosebrook Way.

Working in conjunction with Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC, of Hingham, ADM will install nine to 12 canopies which will provide protection for parking lot users and generate more than 800 kilowatts of electricity.

The building is leased to Southcoast Health and Fresenius Medical. Hundreds of visitors use the medical services there daily.

“This is yet another example of our commitment to renewable energy, and we are confident it won’t be the last such installation,” said James F. Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “We see this project as a model in support of the Commonwealth’s climate change objectives, and as a farmer, we have a vested interest in protecting against climate change impacts.”

Rosebrook is already home to Wareham’s first large scale ground-mounted solar installation, a 0.5 megawatt facility which has been generating power since 2015. The company has 15 ground-mounted solar installations and three more under construction, generating a total of 122 megawatts of power. The company also uses solar panels to power irrigation pumps in cranberry bogs on its properties throughout Wareham, Carver, and Plymouth.

Southcoast Health is committed to clean energy as well, having pledged to cut emissions by 50 percent over 2008 levels by 2030.

“All of us at Southcoast Health understand that the health of our people is tied intrinsically to the health of our planet,” said Dr. Ray Kruger, president and chief executive officer of Southcoast Health. “The consequences of climate change are among the many factors that can diminish wellbeing and life expectancy. Southcoast, alongside strong partners like the A.D. Makepeace Company, continues to prioritize sustainability as a guiding goal in the projects our community health system undertakes.”

Each solar-generating canopy in the parking lot will be comprised of a number of 450-watt photovoltaic modules with a 7-degree tilt angle. They will shield cars in the lot from sun and precipitation.

The installation requires approval of the Wareham Planning Board. Final plans are being designed, and the company hopes construction can begin this fall.

In addition to the greenhouse gas reduction resulting from clean energy development, solar energy is an important element of the economic development landscape in Massachusetts. According to a recent report by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Massachusetts ranks third among states in the U.S. in solar-related jobs, and employment increased by 11 percent in 2021.

The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

NACD New England Honors Boston Scientific, A.D. Makepeace, Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas, Bennie Wiley, and Jack F. O’Brien at “Director of the Year” Gala May 4

BOSTON – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Chapter honored the A.D. Makepeace Company Board of Directors at a festive ceremony in Boston on May 4.

“With a 160-year history in the cranberry business, the A.D. Makepeace Company, based in Wareham, Mass., is the largest private property owner in Eastern Massachusetts and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and land and water stewardship,” the NACD said in announcing the award. “John Makepeace was one of the three original founders of the Ocean Spray Co-Operative, in 1930. The board embraces a culture of responsible governance, with independent directors holding 40 to 50 percent of the board seats.”

Accepting the award on behalf of Chairman Robert Karam was Vice Chairman Eric Strand, with Jim Kane, president and chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Kane described the company’s advances in cranberry production.

“The company has thrived due to vertical integration and diversification,” Mr. Kane said. “Last century, the company manufactured its own scoops and wooden boxes. Today, we continue to fabricate our own harvesting equipment. An aggressive renovation program is increasing production, in some cases quadrupling the per-acre return. Abel Makepeace would be pleased with the progress we have made.”

Mr. Strand discussed its real estate development, notably the new village known as Redbrook in Plymouth, and the Rosebrook development in Wareham.

“What these two developments have in common is that they were constructed around cranberry bogs,” Mr. Strand said. “Jim mentioned that Abel Makepeace would be pleased with the progress we have made with cranberry cultivation. I like to believe that he and the other members of the Makepeace family are equally proud of this new element of the company, and how we have worked to celebrate our founder’s legacy.”

Also honored at the event were:

  • Public Company Board of the Year: Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Leadership in Corporate Governance Award: Corey E. Thomas
  • Myra H. Kraft Award for Non-Profit Leadership: Benaree Pratt Wiley
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Jack F. O’Brien

The NACD New England Chapter is part of the larger National Association of Corporate Directors network, the only not-for-profit membership organization founded by and for corporate directors. NACD empowers more than 23,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years.

 

ADM Donates Specialized Vehicle to WFD

WAREHAM – The A.D. Makepeace Company has purchased a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) for the Wareham Fire Department. The vehicle will be used for transportation to and from the district’s many remote wooded areas.

The UTV, custom built by Polaris, is especially designed to transport injured patients following incidents such as hunting or off-road vehicle accidents. Special added accessories mean the vehicle can be used in all weather conditions. It is scheduled for delivery in about six months.

“The Wareham Fire Department is thankful to the A.D. Makepeace for such a vital piece of equipment, which will allow us to respond better equipped to calls to include missing person, medical emergencies as well as ATV/dirt bike accidents in the extreme remote areas of Wareham,” said incoming Chief John Kelley. “While extrication of these patients, can be very time consuming with the current vehicles, the UTV equipped with the medical transport device will aid us in our core mission of preserving life and property within the Wareham Fire District. “

“We’re extremely familiar with some of the challenges that Wareham Fire faces, in part because we’ve frequently provided them with space or facilities for some of the specialized training they do,” said James F. Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. Mr. Kane noted that the Fire Department completed an ice training drill on the company’s Tihonet Pond recently, and praised the department for its extensive training protocols.

More than 10 percent of the district’s forested area is owned by ADM. In total, nearly three-quarters of the town’s 23,000 acres are designated for agriculture, recreation, open space, or other similar uses, according to figures compiled by the Wareham Land Trust and included in the 2017-2024 Open Space and Recreation Plan.

The 166-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship. Visit admakepeace.com for more information.

Wareham Tigers Receive Grant from A.D. Makepeace Company

WAREHAM – The Wareham Tigers Cheer Athletics team have received a $5,000 challenge grant from the A.D. Makepeace Company.

The grant will match dollar-for-dollar all donations for the teams’ quest to attend the Recreational Championship in Disney World through February 5, Wareham Tigers Athletic Association’s Cheer Coordinator, Damon Solomon, announced today.

Flights, passes, and accommodations for the team and coaches are expected to total $35,000.

“We are pleased to be able to support this great organization and recognize the talent of these young ladies,” said Jim Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company.

The Tigers’ 18U Performance Recreation Affiliated Competition Cheer Team (PRIDE) team, consisting of 16 athletes from Wareham, earned their bid to the national competition in Florida by taking first place and Grand Champion status at a local qualifying event. The 18U team and six staff members are now seeking the community’s help to raise the necessary funds to attend the prestigious competition.

“Our board has created an amazing fundraising committee that has diligently reached out to several local businesses and individuals for donations,” Solomon said. “The A.D. Makepeace Company has really stepped up to support our organization with this challenge grant and we couldn’t be more excited.”

“We are so proud of the work the athletes, their coaches, and their families have put in, we just hope we can get them to Florida in March,” Solomon added.

In addition to the challenge grant, several other fundraising events are taking place in the area. A portion of every shake purchased at Good Life Nutrition, 170 Main Street, Wareham will be donated directly to WTCA on January 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Also, the team will receive proceeds of the meat raffle at Parrot Bar & Grille, 1356 MA-28A, Cataumet on February 6 starting at 3 p.m.

On February 19, Stone Path Malt, 11 Kendrick Road, Wareham will host a Cornhole Tournament and Raffle starting at 12:30 p.m. And bottle and can drives will continue on dates to be determined.

You can also find WTCA athletes and volunteers canning in front of the Wareham Fire Station on Main Street and the Wareham Walmart on January 22, February 5, February 26, and March 6 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watch the Tiger’s Facebook page and website for more details and event updates.

Make a donation by February 5 and have it count double! Donations may be made by visiting the team’s Go Fund Me Page, or by mailing a check to WTCA, P.O. Box 538, West Wareham, MA 02576.

Gorczyca Receives “40 Under 40” Award

Daniel Gorczyca, the vice president of development at the award-winning Redbrook, has received a Cape and Plymouth Media “40 Under 40” award.
The awards spotlight the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership. This program, now in its 12th year, honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in the region at a young age.
“With more than 150 nominations, it was extremely difficult to choose only 40 of our amazing, talented honorees, who came from such diverse backgrounds,” said Cape & Plymouth Business Media Publisher and CEO Dale Shadbegian. “Our congratulations to the winners, who not only excel professionally but who are also involved in giving back to their communities.”
In nominating Dan for the award, his colleagues at the A.D. Makepeace Company wrote, “Dan’s commitment to his job, his community, and his family is an inspiration to all who know him. He has the ability to balance numerous volunteer roles while directing the development of the highly successful and complex Redbrook village in South Plymouth and raising four young children with his wife, Erin.”
The family lives in Plymouth.
“Dan’s leadership style is to subtly exude competence and confidence,” the nomination continued. “With his self-effacing sense of humor, he has the ability to negotiate complicated permitting arrangements. He makes frequent appearances before the Plymouth Planning Board and other public forums, always giving permitting authorities reason to trust his judgment and his word. He is both cheerful and thoughtful, with strong understanding of complex development concepts and the ability to think outside the box.”
In addition to his leadership role with ADM Agawam Development LLC, Dan is vice president of the Plymouth Education Foundation, a non-profit charity raising money for education at all age levels in the town. He has been a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2016.
He has served as an elected Town Meeting member since 2018.
He has served on the Town of Plymouth Water Conservation Committee since being appointed in 2020.
In 2017, he volunteered and coordinated efforts to build a new playground for the Plymouth Preschool. Under his leadership, all labor was volunteered – the school only had to pay for materials.
The 166-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is developer of the award-winning Redbrook, North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship. Visit admakepeace.com for more information, and redbrookplymouth.com for more information about Redbrook.

O’Connor Elected CCLA President

CENTERVILLE, MA — Justin O’Connor has been elected President of the Cape Cod Landscape Association (CCLA). O’Connor also serves as the Cape and Islands Sales Representative for Read Custom Soils (RCS) Division of the A.D. Makepeace Company.

Founded over 35 years ago, the Cape Cod Landscape Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of individuals and businesses working in and involved with the Green Industry on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts.

“It was with great pride and pleasure that we learned of Justin’s new leadership role at the CCLA,” said RCS General Manager Christopher Ierardi. “He has long been an advocate of the green industry and of CCLA’s mission to serve the community through resources, education, and an invaluable scholarship program.”

“Justin is a passionate, dedicated and innovative member of our Board and I am looking forward to continuing to work with him,” said Diane Johnson, Executive Director of CCLA. “As a the CCLA president he brings a willingness to help promote the Association and the Green Industry. I know advancing membership is one of his main priorities.”

O’Connor brought over 25 years of experience in the green industry to the RCS team in 2019. He is a certified arborist and landscape professional with an Associates of Science degree in Arboriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

“I’m looking forward to growing our membership and enhancing collaborations within the Green Industry during my tenure,” O’Connor said. “Networking existing leaders with newcomers and innovators, while providing education and the introduction of emerging topics and trends, makes us a stronger industry.”

Justin is a life-time Cape Cod resident and is primarily responsible for expanding the company’s presence on-Cape. In addition to CCLA, Justin is a tenured member of the MA Tree Warden and Foresters Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation. Justin makes his home in West Barnstable with his wife Susie, son, and daughter, and dog.

Read Custom Soils is New England’s most experienced precision soil blender. The company operates from a New Hampshire quarry, a Westford blending facility, and a state-of-the-art blending facility in Carver. It is New England’s leading provider of lightweight planting soil for green roof installations, stabilized stonedust for nature paths and pedestrian walkways, bioretention/raingarden soils, a proprietary blend ideally suited for challenging urban tree planting, and specialized soils for athletic fields. RCS also provides materials to more than 400 golf courses throughout New England.

RCS works closely with the leading professional landscape architects throughout New England, and its proprietary soil solutions are frequently specified in proposal solicitations and bid packages.