Top Achievers Will Receive Prestigious Home Building Industry Awards from The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County

Fairfield, CT, May 8, 2017–The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County (HBRA) announces the 2017 winners of its prestigious HBRA Awards for outstanding achievement in the local home building industry. The awards will be presented at an evening celebration on June 9th at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Greenwich, CT.

The HBRA Awards are bestowed to members for excellence in new home construction, land development, remodeling, allied supplies and services, and volunteerism to the organization.

“Our award winners are deserving of this recognition for the accomplishments they have made within our industry and for their commitment to our association and the Fairfield County communities,” stated Gina Calabro, Chief Executive Officer of the HBRA of Fairfield County. “Our 430+ members represent the best in their industry and are committed to the highest standards in building.”

The following are the HBRA 2017 Award winners:

  • Builder of the Year: Arnold Karp, Karp Associates, Inc., New Canaan, CT
  • Remodeler of the Year: Michael Palumbo and Kent Eppley, ERI Building & Design, Darien, CT
  • Associate of the Year: Steven Roth, President, Elevator Service Company, Torrington, CT
  • Woman of the Year: Karen Bradbury, Owner, Closet and Storage Concepts, Norwalk, CT
  • Business of the Year: Marlin Electric, Fairfield, CT
  • Supplier of the Year: Clarke Distributors, South Norwalk, CT
  • Member of the Year: The Michaud Group, Rob Michaud, Marc Michaud, Fairfield, CT
  • New Member of the Year: Emilia Ferri, Emilia Ferri Architecture + Design, LLC, Port Chester, NY
  • Volunteer of the Year: Lora Mazurak, Aitoro Appliance & Electronics, Norwalk, CT
  • Associate Council Awards: Ken DeLeo & John Doherty, Doherty & DeLeo Development, Darien, CT; Pete Battaglio, Hocon Gas, Shelton, CT
  • HBRA Hall of Fame: Gary Fanali, City Carting & Recycling, Stamford, CT; Kim DiMatteo, The DiMatteo Group, Shelton, CT
  • John P. Rowins Meritorious Service Award: Peter Fusaro, Preferred Builders, Inc., Old Greenwich, CT
  • President’s Choice Award: Gina Calabro, HBRA CEO


For over 70 years, 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. Offices located in Fairfield, CT, the organization, part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), provides consumers that it serves with dedicated building industry professionals.

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