atypical of most builders, mr. chandler's unique experiences brings an unusual skillset to the home building process.
builder of things
Mr. Chandler has maintained a dual-track career throughout most of his life having built successful businesses in both real estate development/construction and entertainment media.
At age of 20, Mr. Chandler designed and single-handedly built the Reeltime Audio Mobile recording truck which would become a very prolific mobile recording operation, providing live recording and broadcast services for the BBC, NBC, RKO and a countless radio stations. Significant ongoing productions were the BBC Rock Hour and King Biscuit Flour Hour, weekly syndicated radio show featuring major-label rock/blues/country artists of national/international renown.
After the sale of this business in his mid-twenties, he would return to college to earn an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from Harvard. While in school Mr. Chandler found work to pay for school as a Project Manager building several of the largest night clubs in Cambridge and Boston of the day.
With schooling behind him, he teamed up with friends to develop commercial property leading to the franchisee ownership of several Wendy’s and built-to-suit outlets for Dunkin Donuts. Additionally, he opened the first climate-controlled self-storage business in New Hampshire which spawned another company that would go on to build over 200 such facilities across the U.S. for large operators such as Manhattan Mini-Storage, Public Storage, Storage USA and Extra Space as well as countless middle and small-sized operators from California to Minnesota to Florida to New England.
With mid-life upon him, he sold off all his businesses and invested the proceeds back into his first love: music. In 2003 he opened Studio Metronome, Inc. (AKA Metronome Multi Media). These comprise world-class fixed and mobile audio and HD video production facilities based out of his hilltop residence in Brookline NH. Focused primarily on the entertainment sector, Metronome has produced several hundred projects for major recording artists over the years. From live broadcasts/releases featuring artists like Dave Mathews Band, Ani Defranco, Bruce Hornsby and John Mayer or recently spending 18 months on the road traveling through 13 countries capturing a re-make of Peter Frampton's seminal album, “Frampton Comes Alive”, Metronome has remained prolific and vital through the years. Metronome also provides large-screen video production services for Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford NH.
Bennett Chandler Design & Construction LLC
In 2006, the decision was made to subdivide a 120 acre family owned land parcel for the construction of 30 new homes in what is now known as Canney Hill Woods. In 2010, with sales languishing from the 2008 recession, Mr. Chandler dusted off his construction skills and built a beautifully designed and appointed model home for the subdivision. Many local real estate agents implored Mr. Chandler that there was no way one could sell a new house in Brookline NH for over $400,000. By 2016, 24 of 30 lots had been sold for prices ranging $500K to $1 million proving that quality, style and craftsmanship will always sell.
Mr. Chandler is prolific in CADD and undertakes all creative and design charges for his company, as well construction supervision and customer relations.
- Adoptive single father of beautiful son with multiple disabilities
- Married 2016 to Laura Flanagan
- Massachusetts Construction Supervisors license 044803 (unrestricted, 1986)
- Voting Member: National Academy Recording Art & Sciences (The Grammy’s)
- Digital audio and video editor, videograppher, jib camera owner/operator
- Private Pilot and co-owner of a Piper Cherokee Airplane