Acella Construction Corporation holds groundbreaking on addition to Pelham House Resort in Dennis Port; event venue with rooftop bar will overlook Nantucket Sound

Pelham House

PEMBROKE and DENNIS PORT, MA, ISSUED OCTOBER 21, 2019… Acella Construction Corporation (, a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, is excited to announce groundbreaking on an oceanfront meeting and wedding venue and rooftop bar at the Pelham House Resort in Dennis Port, Massachusetts.

The two-story steel-framed structure with Cedar Impressions ® shingle siding will be home to an oceanside event venue, complete with a rooftop bar and restaurant space overlooking the scenic Nantucket Sound.  The new facility will share grounds with the Pelham House Resort, long considered one of Cape Cod’s jewels.

The Pelham House Resort has a time-honored tradition of offering the utmost in hospitality, beginning in 1997 when Bob McCarthy, owner of an insurance and real estate firm, moved his family from Melrose to the Cape and began the second phase of his career by acquiring the Pelham House.  McCarthy soon transformed the venue into a coveted vacation and exclusive wedding destination.

Over the course of the next decade McCarthy continued to improve and expand the Pelham House Resort and in 2007 sold it to Boston Group Development, with his son John staying on as general manager of the thriving facility.  In late 2018, John McCarthy, in partnership with Dennis Leary and Frank Hursey, brought the Pelham House Resort back in the family, taking ownership of the venue that over the years has seen many updates and renovations.

Extensive hotel and lobby renovations were completed earlier in the year and with the October 7th groundbreaking, the renowned Pelham House Resort is well on its way to boasting an oceanfront meeting and wedding facility equal to none.

Acella Construction will oversee the roughly 37-week project, conducting site work and ground-up construction.  Once completed the new facility will feature a NanoWall glass system that opens to the rooftop deck; other features include IPE wood decking and a KONE ReVolution™ elevator system.

DJSA Architecture PC in Raynham, Massachusetts, is the architect for the project.

“This is a dream project and one we are thrilled to be a part of,” said Ryan LaVangie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Acella Construction Corporation.  “The Pelham House Resort has been the source of amazing memories for decades and with construction of this new meeting and wedding venue and rooftop bar, countless more memories are guaranteed.”

About Acella Construction Corporation

Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients among academic, healthcare, corporate and community organizations.

Acella is located at 38 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359. For more information, please visit or call 781.681.9240.

Photo from recent ground-breaking (left to right): Dennis Swart, Mark Gentilozzi, Deane Ferioli, Dennis Leary, Ryan LaVangie, Frank Hursey, Ryan Klebes, Kevin Garcia, Todd Gainey, and John McCarthy.

          Working with Acella was great. They were always available to answer my questions and they kept me in the loop every step of the way. They were very flexible and patient and worked around our working schedule – sometimes coming in very early in the morning. Their work turned out wonderfully and they even painted a large wall that was not part of the scope to get the whole space looking shiny and new. This was my first renovation project and they made me look good! I would highly recommend Acella.

Suzanna Bray