On the Water in Maine purchases new office

May 07, 2012
A drawing of the new office by Phi Home Designs.

Rockport — On the Water in Maine Inc. announced its purchase of the former All-State Insurance property located at 195 Commercial St. (Route 1). On the Water in Maine represents more than 150 homes and cottages from Cape Elizabeth to Jonesport.

With the purchase as well as approvals by the Rockport Planning Board completed, construction will begin shortly to expand the existing office on the property. The building will increase from the current 600 square feet to approximately 2,400 square feet when completed in the fall of 2012.

This move provides more space for the continued expansion of On the Water in Maine, where over 40 percent growth has been seen this past year. This office will also be the central headquarters for the business as it grows into other regions statewide. On the Water in Maine’s operations teams, including Guest Services, Quality Control/Housekeeping, Property Care/Maintenance and Owner Relations, will be housed in this new office.

“We have looked forward to this move and are excited about the growth opportunities it affords our team,” said Justin Ford, president of On the Water in Maine, in a news release.

The new location in Rockport also includes expansion space for a design center that will allow the On the Water in Maine management team to showcase the Maine waterfront vacation home rental experience to existing and potential property owners.

"We’re excited to be working with many local contractors on this new project. Phi Home Designs of Rockport designed the new addition and will be the general contractors. Bangor Savings Bank’s Rockland branch assisted with financing needs and Rhino Landscape Services of Rockport will be doing the earth and septic work,” said Tiffany Ford, co-owner of the business.

On the Water in Maine’s guests and property owners will continue to do business with the company at its current rented office location at 243 Commercial St. in Rockport until the new office is completed. Fellow tenants Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., Ducktrap Retreat Wedding & Conference Center, Windjammer Realty and RMS Mortgage will also move to the new office location. The On the Water in Maine team can be reached at 800-930-2561 or 236-7710.

Founded in Rockport in 1997, but operating as On the Water in Maine Inc. - since 2006, On the Water in Maine is a leading vacation home property management and marketing company in Maine. The largest independent vacation rental company in the state (the company is not affiliated with real estate sales), On the Water in Maine Inc. provides spacious and inviting alternatives to the typical hotel or inn, including one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom private homes and cottages, as well as single-family estate homes with up to seven bedrooms. They have also been the managers of the Ducktrap Retreat event and wedding property in Lincolnville since 2007. Vacation rental selections include lake, ocean, and island rentals with amenities such as boat rentals through their sister company, Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc., multiple master bedrooms, fire pits, and choices to meet any style and budget. For more information visit onthewaterinmaine.com or call 800-930-2561.

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