Day of the Auction

May 25, 2016.  With the project now completed, an auction was held on-site for the purchase of the Second Chance House. The winning bid came in at $114,000! Congratulations to the lucky new owners!

If you’d like to take a look at the finished project, watch our last video episode for this season on our videos page.

Thanks to the whole CTE Construction Management Team and the Interactive Media Class at Mentor High School.

We’ll be back again in the fall with a whole new project.  See you then!

Come Visit (and buy) the Second Chance House!

The house is completely done!

Want to visit?  Interested in seeing the work?  Maybe you’re thinking of buying the house?

Come to the Second Chance House open house every Saturday from 11:00-1:00 for potential buyers.

Interested in buying?  The auction will be held on May 25 at 12:00 at the property – address 6370 Seminole Trail, Mentor, Ohio 44060.

So what did the Construction Management Team do to the house?

The renovation included the following…

  • Remodeled kitchen – new cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, new granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, new ceramic tile floor

  • Remodeled bathroom (full) – new ceramic tile floor, new bathtub, new vanity, new lighting, new toilet

  • Remodeled bathroom (half) – installation of a tile floor, new vanity, new lighting, new toilet

  • New electrical wiring throughout the home and garage with a new electrical box

  • New flooring – tile in kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, laminate flooring in the living room, hallway and master bedroom, new carpeting in bedrooms 2 and 3

  • New trim and paint throughout the entire house

  • New plumbing throughout house

  • New exterior and interior doors

  • New windows

  • New vinyl siding – pebble clay color

  • New gutters

  • All exterior walls were insulated

    Congratulations to all the students involved:

    Construction Management:

    Kevin Bacchi

    Ed Pintar

    Zach Semrau

    Matt Pelosi

    Teacher: Charlie Stewart

    Interactive Media:

    Emily Bailey

    Sebastian Boros

    Kristina Canda

    Austin Hare

    Vincent Intihar

    Frank Miklaucic

    Janelle Moorman

    Jason Parson

    Derek Roiter

    Brandon Shahan

    Brendan Stanton

    Bridget Warneka

    Diana Woodring

    Teacher: Mark Lynch

March 30, 2016

Things are moving along at the house and it should only be a matter of weeks before the house is complete.  It’s painting, painting, and more painting time.  Take a look at the video and new photos to see how far we’ve come.The new videos are here.

February 5

The CTE Construction Management crew got some work done on the house, including outside siding and window work as well as moving inside with working on electrical and walls.  Timing was great as the snow began to fly right after this.  Our latest video shows you more of the work as the house progresses.

December 7, 2015

This new site is up and you can see the beginning of the project the Construction Management is working on.

Check out the Photos page for the collection of “before” photos as well as the Videos page for the introduction and new Episode 2 for the project.  Both pages will be updated as changes occur to the house and the crew works at putting the house into shape for sale in the Spring.

You can meet and seee the crew of the two classes involved on the “About Us” page.

And feel free to send along a comment or two to support the project.

Welcome to

Here, we’ll be chronicling with photos and videos and up-to-date news, the progress of the Lake Shore Compact Construction Management 2 crew as they refurbish a local house in Mentor for eventual sale in the Spring.  The site is maintained by the Lake Shore Compact Interactive Media 2 class under the instruction of Mr. Mark Lynch.

Please check back as we’ll be updating the site every chance we get!