Forty-Three Fairfield County Building Industry Companies Recognized as Best in CT

Fairfield, CT, November 21, 2016 – The HOBI Awards is the state’s most prestigious housing program, recognizing excellence in new construction, remodeling, sales & marketing, land development, and home financing. It is produced by Joanne Carroll of JMC Resources, LLC for the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

Winners are selected by a panel of HOBI judges with experience in various aspects of home building. The judges review applications submitted by builders, then travel the state for several days, touring the homes and talking to the builders.

The awards were presented on November 16th at the annual HOBI Awards Dinner at The Aqua Turf in Southington with 800 leaders in the home building industry attending.

Top Custom Home, Top Spec Home, and Top Remodeled Home Awards were announced that evening:

  • Custom Home of the Year – Fletcher Development, Redding
  • Spec Home of the Year – Duffy Craftsman, Greenwich
  • Remodeled Home of The Year – Sound Beach Partners, Stamford

The following Fairfield County Association members (listed by corporate office) also took home awards:

Blansfield Builders
Best Residential Remodel $250,000 – 500,000
Leigh Overland Architect
Best New Product/Construction Technology
Toll Brothers Inc.
Best Townhouse Community
Best Fairfield County Townhouse
Best Small Lot Community
Best Traditional Community
Best single Family Home $500,000 – 600,000
Best 55+ Home 2,000 – 3,000 S
New Home Sales Manager of the Year – Nicole DeFrancesco
Steiner Inc.
Best Commercial Rehab

Cos Cob/ Greenwich:
Argus Development
Best Custom Home 6,000 – 7,000 SF
Backcountry RAM
Best Spec Home $6-7 Million
BSF Properties
Best Spec Home $8–10 Million
Emilia Ferri Architecture and Design
Outstanding Entry Feature
DeRosa Builders
Outstanding Fairfield County Custom Home
Duffy Craftsman
Spec Home of the Year – TOP AWARD
Best Spec Home Over $10 Million
Best Library
Gilson Fine Homes
Outstanding Custom Home 6,000 – 7,000
Greenwich Construction
Best Custom Home 7,000 – 8,000 SF
Greenwich Realty Management
Best in Town Custom Home
Hemingway Construction
Best Residential Remodel $750,000 – 1 Million
Best Outdoor Living Environment
Outstanding Special Purpose Room
Koushouris Construction
Outstanding Residential Remodel $250,000 – 500,000
LoParco Associates
Outstanding Special Purpose Room
Best Fairfield County Custom Home Under 3,000 SF
Peerless Construction
Best Spec Home $8 – 10 Million
Quibus, LLC
Best in Town Spec Home
Twelve Development
Best Spec Home $5-6 Million –
Best Kitchen, Outstanding Bath, and Best Lower Level

ERI Design Build
Outstanding Custom Home 7,000 – 8,000 SF

Fairfield/ Shelton:
HBRA of Fairfield County
Gina Calabro, Executive Officer
Best Digital Newsletter/Magazine
Lin Daniels Design
Best Residential Remodel under $100,000
Tile America/TORRCO
Best New Showroom
Michaud Group
Best Fairfield County Spec Home $750,000 – 1 Million

Mamaroneck, NY:
Murphy Brother’s Contracting
Best Adaptive Reuse
Best Green Commercial
Outstanding Library
Best Exterior Feature
Best New Product

MLR Properties
Outstanding Residential Remodel $1-2 Million

New Canaan:
Karp Associates
Best Custom Home 5,000 – 6,000 SF
Best Community Website – Fairfield County
RR Builders
Best Residential Remodel $5-7 Million
Stellar Homes
Outstanding in Town Spec Home

Norwalk/South Norwalk:
BA Staging and Interiors
Best Home Staging
Best Showroom Overall
Best Supplier Website
Best Small Showroom

Southport/Westport/Greens Farms
Best Spec Home $1-2 Million
Bonnie Paige Interiors
Best Residential Remodel $500,000 – 750,000
Bluewater Home Builders
Outstanding Spec Home $3-4 Million
Best Entry, Best Bath & Best Outdoor Room
Best Spec Home $2-3 Million
Outstanding Fairfield County Residential Remodel
Best Remodeled Kitchen – Best Remodeled Lower Level
Best Remodeled Bath
Best Builder Website
CCO Habitats – David Vynerib
Community Service
Connie Cooper Designs
Best Interior Design
Domus Constructors
Best Residential Remodel $1-2 Million – Best Multi-Gen unit
Best Green Energy Efficient Home Remodel
SIR Development
Outstanding Spec Home $4-5 Million
Outstanding Spec Home $3-4 Million
Best Walk In Closet/Dressing Room
Outstanding Spec Home $2-3 Million
Best Not So Big Spec Home
Westport Residential/SIR Development
New Home Broker of the Year – Julie Haroun

Redding/ Wilton
Fletcher Development
Custom Home of the Year – TOP AWARD
Best Custom Home 9,000 – 10,000 SF
Best Spec Home $4-5 Million
Outstanding Not So Big Spec Home
VAS Construction
Best Vacation Home

County TV and Appliance
Best Showroom 5,000 – 10,000 SF
Davenport Contracting
Best Custom Home Over 10,000 SF
Outstanding Modern Custom Home
Outstanding Special Purpose Room
Prutting & Company
Best Modern Custom Home
Sound Beach Partners
Remodeling Home of the Year – TOP AWARD
Best Out of State Custom Home
Best Residential Remodel $2-3 Million
Best Conversion/Pool House
Stage to Show
Outstanding Home Staging

Outside Fairfield County:
Outstanding Outdoor Showroom
Connecticut Residential
Best Spec Home under $400,000
Elevator Service Company
Best Home Elevator

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County is the leading consumer and commercial resource for home building, remodeling and land development in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to promote, protect & improve the building industry while providing consumer awareness and community involvement.

For more information, call Gina Calabro, Executive Officer at (203) 335-7008 or e-mail: hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com. Joanne Carroll, Publisher/Editor, Connecticut Builder at (203) 453-5420.

To learn more about the HBRA organization, visit: www.BuildFairfieldCounty.com.