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HBRA OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY The HBRA of Fairfield County is dedicated to promoting, strengthening, and informing our local home building market and those who work within it to ensure that we are - independently and collectively - a viable economic engine of growth now and in the future. Beyond the Blueprint is a panel event featuring and recognizing HOBI award-winning builders and providing an in-depth look into the luxury market in Fairfield County.
THE HOBI AWARDS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
HOBI AWARDS HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY AWARDS HBRA OF CONNECTICUT
The prestigious HOBIs or Home Building Industry Awards showcases the best products and services offered by our members in many categories under new home construction, land development, remodeling, commercial construction, sales and marketing and financing, brought to you by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut. Thank you to Joanne Carrol for her tireless efforts in developing and hosting the HOBI Awards for the past 25 years and for her assistance in planning this new event.
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PANELISTS Paul Harris
ARCHETYPE & COLE HARRIS HOMES LLC
Bob Sprouls & Darren Andreoli BLUEWATER HOME BUILDERS, LLC
DIBICO CONSTRUCTION OF CT INC.
FLETCHER DEVELOPMENT LLC
MODERATOR Diane M. Ramirez CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF HALSTEAD REAL ESTATE
A greatly respected and passionate leader, Diane M. Ramirez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halstead Real Estate. Under her thoughtful and careful leadership, Mrs. Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in the most important communities in Manhattan to its current size of nearly three dozen strategically located offices with 1,400 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Licensed in New York, Connecticut and Florida, Mrs. Ramirez has been an active real estate executive and broker for more than three decades.
PROJECT HOME OF THE YEAR, BRUSH ISLAND
PAUL HARRIS Archetype LLC & Cole Harris Homes LLC
Paul Harris, LEED AP, Partner of Archetype LLC & Cole Harris Homes LLC, Builders and Developers. He is also managing Partner of Cole Harris Associates of Westport Connecticut, a mid-sized firm which he founded in 1991. The office has a broad focus on mid to high end custom homes, large scale mixed-use projects and progressive facility planning. They employ a holistic approach to their design process. The firm integrates architects, designers and project managers to deliver unique solutions to individual projects and clients. Harris is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York and is a member of the US Green Building Council, HBRA, AIA Affiliate, ASID, IDSA and IFMA.
BEST CUSTOM HOME 3,000-4,000 SF, 9 OWENOKE PARK, WESTPORT
As principals of award-winning Bluewater Home Builders, Darren and Bob share a common bond – a passion for design, a relentless drive for quality, and a commitment to “doing the right thing” for their clients. They listen intently to their clients’ needs and pride themselves on completing projects on time and on budget. They believe in providing a positive experience during the construction process achieved by the implementation DARREN ANDREOLI & BOB SPROULS of proven building processes and transparency with their clients. Bluewater’s complete Bluewater Home Builders LLC approach is totally customer-centric, starting as early as land acquisition and running from design and construction through aftercare and beyond. Both Darren and Bob draw upon a broad network of architects, designers, and vendors to ensure that each Bluewater home is unique to the desires of the customer and has the most current layouts, finishes, and features. Darren earned his MBA, majoring in both Finance and Marketing, from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Bob is an alumnus of Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School.
CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR, GREENWICH RESIDENCE
JULIO DIBIASE JR. Dibico Construction of CT Inc.
Dibico has been building and renovating spectacular homes for over 30 years. The heart and soul of Dibico lies in its humble beginnings in a small wood shop in Julio DiBiase Sr’s garage more than 55 years ago. Julio was an Italian immigrant who started creating custom furniture while working as a full-time carpenter. He then focused his passion and expertise into luxury home remodeling, and shortly thereafter, to new home construction. That talent, knowledge and meticulous attention to detail was passed on to his son, Julio Jr., and in 1991, Dibico Construction was formed. Dibico offers a comprehensive suite of construction, maintenance and lifestyle services and have a reputation for exceeding the expectations of the most discerning clientele. They are your partner for all stages of luxury home ownership, giving you back more of the one thing money can’t buy – time. One of Greenwich’s most celebrated builders winning 10 HOBI awards in 2018 including Custom Home of the Year.
BEST CUSTOM HOME 4,000-5,000 SF, 29 GOODSELL HILL ROAD, REDDING
RYAN FLETCHER Fletcher Development LLC
A native of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Ryan has spent the last 16 years immersing himself in all dimensions of residential development and building. Fletcher Development LLC was founded with the vision to transcend common living space and improve the way we live in our homes. Taking great care and skill in his attention to detail, Ryan believes that if you can’t do the little things well, you can’t possibly do the big things well; a rooted belief that lives in every detail and space of his work. Ryan’s appreciation for the classic and affinity for the contemporary has separated Fletcher Development from the competition and earned the company both local and national praise in several major magazines and publications. Ryan was a Sergeant in the Infantry Division of United States Marine Corps and holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Roger Williams University.
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Time is our most valuable asset. A special thanks to Leia Ward of LTW Design for spending her time and energy to make this event successful.