Building the President’s home on a college campus has its challenges. We needed a house with the warmth and charm of a private home, and at the same time the College needed additional meeting and entertainment space and a highly functional and efficient building to last for generations. Quality and cost were equally critical. Fortunately, we found Ray Laplante of Laplante Construction who was more than up to the task. The entire building process was “textbook” and I feel I can say that having written a bit about facilities planning. Ray is a terrific listener and has an eagle eye. Additionally, all of the workers that Laplante Construction brought to our project were experts in their fields and took great pride in their work. In the end, the Laplante team was able to blend our ideas with theirs to create a reality that exceeded expectations on all of the many requirements of this project.