Norman Rankow was born and raised in New York City. He attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale on Long Island and graduated with the degree of Associate in Applied Science. Then in 1978 he attended and graduated from the Long Island Builders Institute.
After college Norman worked for Contractors Supply Corp. in Long Island City covering the five boroughs of New York City, selling equipment to construction companies for waste handling, scrap operations, and other related businesses to both large and small contractors.
Norman founded Colonial Reproductions, Inc. in 1978 on Martha’s Vineyard where he had summered as a child with his parents in the 60’s. Over the past thirty-seven years, he has built the business to the size it is today and is honored to be considered one of the premier & award winning General Contracting firms on Martha’s Vineyard.
Colonial Reproductions, Inc. manages and produces high-end custom projects for architectural firms and homeowners while endorsing the utmost of standards and expectations. “We pride ourselves on attention to detail and maintain an in-house staff with years of experience in the construction field.”
Our clients often praise our talents and abilities, especially the working relationships that develop over the course of our projects. Feel free to contact any of our former clients, most of which we value as friends today.
Affiliations and Involvement:
Current Member – M.V. Chamber of Commerce
Past Board of Directors Member for 18 years – M.V. Chamber of Commerce
Past President for 4 years – M.V. Chamber of Commerce
Current Member – Edgartown Board of Trade
Current Member – M.V. Builders Association
Current Member – Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod
Past President for 15 years – M.V. Community Development Corp. (501c3)
Past Chairman for 15 years – Edgartown Dredge Management Committee
Past Chairman for 10 years – Summer Workforce Housing Taskforce
Past Member for 10 years (3 as Chairman) – Edgartown Planning Board
Past Member for 5 years – Edgartown Affordable Housing Committee
Past Member for 3 years – Edgartown Zoning Board of Appeals – Alternate
Past Member for 3 years – Edgartown School Committee
Past Member – Edgartown Public Library Building Committee