Business Relationships

Six employees now work year-round to deliver to my guests a perfect experience.

But numerous and superlative institutions professional organizations, contractors, suppliers, servicers, and others from four counties in Maine further support our effort.

Those friends of the property with whom Oceansedge has (or has had) business relationships include the following, among others:

Institutions and professional organizations

  • TD Bank and its private client banking service (Ellsworth and Bangor and Portland) – correctly sloganed “unexpectedly human”
  • Marcus, Clegg attorneys (Portland) – a sterling law firm: “creative, practical, experienced.”
  • Alan Baldwin, architect (Northeast Harbor, Maine and North Carolina) –the most distinguished architect in Maine’s history
  • Pulse Marketing web design, of the Bangor Daily News (Bangor)

Tourism associations

  • The Association of Maine Summer Camps (Portland) – representing 125 excellent summer camps for children (including the elite Alford Lake Camp), all in Maine.
  • Three Chambers of Commerce (Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor)
  • The Maine Tourism Association (Hallowell, Augusta)
  • The Office of Maine Tourism (Augusta) – VisitMaine.com
  • The Office of Economic Development (Augusta)

Contractors and Suppliers

  • Two suppliers of massive landscape inventory: Spragues (Bangor) and Frost’s Nursery (Bar Harbor), makers of incomparable gardens and landscapes.
  • Harold MacQuinn Construction (Bar Harbor, Lamoine, and Hancock County) – the county’s most reliable and estimable and prolific and award-winning general contractor for 90 years and three generations.
  • Paradis Hardware (Bar Harbor) – a pillar of the Town’s business community 7 days a week.
  • Ridge Rock Masons (Belfast) – the best master masons since the building of the pyramids.
  • J C Stone (Rockland) – dependable suppliers of unlimited volumes of hardscape stone.
  • Faloon Enterprises (throughout Northern Maine) – construction, development, and timber management for 3 generations.
  • Downeast Refinishing (Ellsworth) – expert antique restoration, including Duncan Phyfe furniture used as a foot rest by well meaning visitors from Alabama.
  • Osborne’s Plumbing (Ellsworth, Bucksport) – periodic saviors.
  • Hammond Lumber (Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, and 21 other communities in Maine) and Dan Curtis – trustworthy suppliers of building materials of every kind, delivered.
  • Grand Rental (Trenton) – lessors of heavy equipment and machinery, and owners of two marvelously endearing shop dogs worth visiting for no other reason.

Retailers to Oceansedge’s guests

  • Trenton Bridge Lobster Company, for 4 generations and for 65 years, cheerful purveyors of lobsters which they send by Fedex across the country and abroad, every week of the year.
  • The Kimball Shop (Northeast Harbor) –sellers of fine household appointments for only the most distinguished Maine Coast homes; one of the Island’s most historic and exquisite places of business for 75 years.
  • Two art studios: School Street and Union River (Bangor and Ellsworth), preservationists of extraordinarily valuable art, and framers with peerless fabricating skill and artistic judgement.
  • Four antique stores: the Old Creamery, School House, Juliette’s, and Mid-Coast (Ellsworth, Brewer, Old Town, Dedham) – vendors and appraisers of the best of Maine Coast antiques.
  • The Harvard Bookstore and The Harvard Coop (Cambridge) – divine intervention for rainy or snowy days at Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor.

Servicers to Oceansedge’s guests

  • Catering services: Bar Harbor Catering and Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes (Bar Harbor and Castine and Bangor) – privately catered formal lobster dinners, and more.
  • Acadia Baby Outfitters (Bar Harbor) – lessors of all forms of baby equipment and toys, for families coming to Bar Harbor as summer visitors, unquestionably dependable. Never a sob.
  • Acadia Bikes and Kayaks (Bar Harbor) – lessors of bicycles, kayaks, and related safety equipment delivered to the subject property on the morning of a guest’s arrival, removed on the day of departure. The company leases equipment to more than 2/3 of my summer guests.