The One-Stop Shop

A new cooperative means integrated design and construction for you. Plus, find one-of-a-kind home accessories, and decorate while toasting the coast.

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The pros at “The Studio” include (from left) Jeff  Brooks, Bree Wellons, Jackie Ivy,  Gary Munch and Vicki Vinton. Photograph by Jared CastaldiBuilders are not known for serving clients wine and cheese while they review the details of a project.

But why not? Gary Munch believes design and building should be not only an efficient process, but also a pleasant experience.

Hence “The Studio,” as it is known informally, a new cooperative of professionals who can provide a full range of design and building services for anyone—as well as a bit of branding for commercial clients—while you relax.

“The co-op was built around the philosophy the best projects begin with good collaborations,” says Munch, of Boss Enterprises in Wilmington. “It made sense to join with allied professionals that offer something different than we do.”

Those familiar with the Boss digs on Greenhill Avenue (654-0886, ) will notice that it has expanded into the space next door. The place—a marvel of contemporary design—houses Jeff Brooks of Integrated Home (656-1624,, Bree Wellons of Dilwyne Designs (750-5954,, faux finisher and muralist Vicki Vinton (610-368-4757) and Jackie Ivy of J. Ivy & Co. (646-642-6392,

Brooks designs and installs whole-house telecom, security, and audio-visual systems and controls. Wellons does interior design. For commercial clients, Ivy develops visual identity. (Check her stunning work for Urban Outfitters.) Munch offers design and build services, as well as fabrication of custom cabinets and more.

The Studio houses a full kitchen and design library where customers and friends can dream and play while enjoying a glass of wine. And keeping the pros together prevents you from having to track down different contractors for different aspects of the project.

“Our clients are busy people. They don’t have a lot of time,” Munch says. “We make your life easy by making the experience enjoyable.” —Mark Nardone

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