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Cole Harris Homes


Dibico Inc.


Bluewater Home Builders


Canal Crossing, LLC


Prutting & Company



Best Not So Big Custom Home
Ricci Construction for 151 Hillside Avenue, Milford

Best In Town Custom Home
East Coast Structures for 20 Crockett Street, Rowayton

Best New Old Custom Home
Redwood Construction for 181 Shore Road, Old Greenwich

Outstanding New Old Custom Home
Early New England Homes for 88 Westford Road, Stafford

Best Modern Custom Home
Vita Design Group for 5 Blue Coat Lane, Westport

Best Green Energy-Efficient Custom Home
Tarzia Group for 46 Shorefront Park, Norwalk

Best Custom Home Under 3,000 SF
Advanced Group for 5 Grove Street, Mystic

Best Custom Home 3,000-4,000 SF
Bluewater Home Builders for 9 Owenoke Park, Westport

Best Special Purpose Room
Bluewater Home Builders for 3rd floor entertainment suite at 9 Owenoke Park

Outstanding Custom Home 3,000-4,000 SF
Blansfield Builders for 49A Middle River Road, Danbury

Best Custom Home 4,000-5,000 SF
Fletcher Development for 29 Goodsell Hill Road, Redding

Best Custom Home 5,000-6,000 SF
J&J Custom Builders for Fairfield County shoreline residence

Best Outdoor Feature
J&J Custom Builders for “Wall of Fire” feature & infinity pool

Best Fairfield County Custom Home 6,000-7,000 SF
Best Entry
SBP Homes for 115 Maple Avenue, Greenwich

Best Hartford County Custom Home 6,000-7,000 SF
Best Garage
Fore Group for 77 Mountain Spring Road, Farmington

Best Custom Home 7,000-8,000 SF
VAS Construction for 62 Saint Nicholas, Darien

Best Custom Home 8,000-10,000 SF
Best Custom Home Kitchen
SBP Homes for 21 Leeward Lane, Riverside

Best Custom Home 10,000-15,000 SF
Fore Group for 22 Bull Hill Road, Marlborough

Best Custom Home Over 15,000 SF
Best Outdoor Living Environment
Best Pool House
Dibico Construction for Greenwich residence

Best Exterior Feature
Dibico Construction for wrap around decks and water feature

Best Interior Feature
Dibico Construction for floating staircase at Greenwich residence

Best Accessory Building
Dibico Construction for sports complex at 7 Old Round Lane, Greenwich


Best Spec Home Under $500,000
Sead Homes for 1A Prospect Street, Oakville

Best Spec Home $500,000-750,000
By Carrier for 2 Saw Mill Court, Farmington

Best Spec Home $1-2 Million
Olsen Built Homes for 705 Hulls Highway, Southport

Best In Town Spec Home
Michaud Group for 144 Pratt Street, Fairfield

Best Spec Home $2-3 Million
CCO Habitats for 96 Bayberry Lane, Westport

Best Spec Home $3-4 Million
Bluewater Home Builders for 41 Burnham Hill, Westport

Outstanding Contemporary Spec Home
Outstanding Outdoor Feature
Milton Development for 10 Westport Avenue, Westport

Best Spec Home $4-5 Million
Outstanding Interior/Exterior Feature
Riverside Design Build for 549 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan

Best Spec Home $5-6 Million
Argus Development for 32 Willowmere Circle, Riverside

Best Spec Home $6-7 Million
Best Master Bath
Best Walk-In Closet
Best Mud Room
Fore Group for 183 Hemlock Hill Road, New Canaan

Best Spec Home Over $7 Million

Best Spec Home Kitchen
Cole Harris Homes for 17 Brush island, Darien

Best Home Staging
LTW Design for 17 Brush Island Road, Darien

Outstanding Spec Home Over $7 Million
Cole Harris Homes for 21 Brush Island, Darien

Best Amenity
Cole Harris Homes for gardens, legacy trees & boat docks at 17/21 Brush Island


Best Traditional Community
Toll Brothers Inc. for Estates at South Windsor

Best Single Family Home Over $800,000
Toll Brothers Inc. for Estates at South Windsor

Best Single Family Home $600,000–750,000
By Carrier Inc. for 127 Nelson Drive at Washington Farms, Burlington

Best Single Family Home $500,000–600,000
T&M Building Company for 20 Shepherd Way, South Windsor

Best Single Family Home $400,000–500,000
T&M Building Company for 7 Dylan Drive, Suffield Estates

Best Cluster Community
Best Pocket Community
Best Butler’s Pantry
Silver Heights Development for Windover in Norwalk

Outstanding Hartford County Cluster Community
By Carrier Inc. for Sanford Cove in Farmington

Best Mid-Priced Condominium Community
By Carrier Inc. for Yorkshire at Farmington

Best Luxury Condominium Community
Horton Group for Residences at 66 High Street in Guilford

Best Luxury Condominium Unit
Horton Group for Residences at 66 High Street in Guilford

Best Luxury Townhouse Community
Love Where You Live for Village at Southport

Best Luxury Townhouse
Love Where You Live for Village at Southport

Best Mid-Priced Townhouse
Toll Brothers Inc. for The Enclave Collection at Rivington in Danbury

Best Townhouse Rental Community
Santini Homes for Deer Valley North

Best Mid-Rise Rental Community
Canal Crossing LLC for Canal Crossing in Hamden

Best Clubhouse
Canal Crossing LLC for Canal Crossing in Hamden

Best Community Amenity
Canal Crossing LLC for Canal Crossing dog park in Hamden

Best New Haven County Community Website
Canal Crossing for

Best 55+ Community
Toll Brothers Inc for The Enclave at Rivington in Danbury


Best Residential Remodel $5-7 Million
Prutting & Company for 53 Dingletown Road, Greenwich

Best Historic Rehab
Red Canoe Partners for 38 Strickland Road, Cos Cob

Best Antique Home Restoration
Morgan Contracting for 25 Hatters Lane, Farmington

Best Vacation Home Remodel
Hobbs Inc. for Quogue, N.Y. residence

Outstanding Vacation Home Remodel
Horton Group for 21 Palms, Marathon FL

Best In Town Remodel
Archtype for 2 Wild Rose Road, Westport

Best Residential Remodel $1-2 Million
Cole Harris Homes for 29 Stony Brook Road, Darien

Best Residential Remodel $750,000 -1 Million
Blansfield Builders for 4 Larch Drive, Danbury

Best Residential Remodel $500,000-750,000
Davenport Contracting for 30 Georgetown North, Greenwich

Best Residential Remodel $250,000-500,000
Hemingway Construction for Westport residence

Outstanding Contemporary Remodel $250,000- 500,000
Wernert Associates for Stamford residence

Best Residential Remodel $150,000-250,000
Karp Associates for 80 Locust Avenue, New Canaan

Best Not So Big Remodel
Construction Management Group for 155 Ocean Drive West, Stamford

Best Remodeled Kitchen
Domus Constructors for 1895 Cross Highway, Fairfield

Best Luxury Bath Remodel
Hemingway Construction for Weston residence

Outstanding Luxury Bath Remodel
Front Row Kitchens for 319 Valley Road, New Canaan

Best Remodeled Bath Under $100,000
Clark Construction for 67 Nutmeg Ridge, Ridgefield

Best Lower Level Remodel
Fore Group for 22 Bull Hill Road, Marlborough

Best Remodeled Entry
Leigh Overland Architect for Danbury residence

Best Outdoor Feature
Murphy Brothers Contracting for Renson pergola system in Westchester remodel


Best Fairfield County Commercial Rehab
Murphy Brothers Contracting for 1 Pickwick Plaza Greenwich

Outstanding New Haven County New Commercial
Horton Group for 350 Goose Lane, Guilford

Best New Commercial Building Overall
Karp Associates for Mill River Park Carousel in Stamford


  • Karp Associates for the Stamford Jewish Community Center renovation
  • Leigh Overland Architect for renovation services to STAR Inc., Norwalk
  • Bodeau Realty Group/William Raveis for charity Glastonbury Movie Nights


New Home Broker of the Year
Michael Church, WPSIR

New Home Salesperson of the Year
Denise Walsh, Denise Walsh Partners – William Raveis Real Estate

Best Marketed Community
Denise Walsh Partners for Village at Southport

Best Fairfield County Community Website
Denise Walsh Partners for Village at Southport

Outstanding Marketed Community
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NE Properties for Copper Brook in Granby

Best Marketed Home
Dibico for their House Lift at 2 Deer Park Meadow, Greenwich

Best Social Media Post for a Community
Best Social Media Campaign
One + Company for 66 High Street Facebook and Intstagram campaign

Best Social Media Post by a Supplier
County TV & Appliance for Instagram post

Best Interior Merchandising
County TV & Appliance for Stamford appliance showroom

Best Product Brochure
O&G Industries Masonry Division for Stylish Spaces in Masonry

Best Community Brochure
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NE Properties for The Estates at North Street

Best Special Promotion
Dibico for the Gift of Time promotion for Dibico Home Management Service


Outstanding Special Purpose Room by a Supplier
West Hartford Stairs & Cabinetry for lower level pub at 61 Glen Eagle Drive, Southington

Outstanding Kitchen by a Supplier
Viking Kitchen Cabinets for 61 Shell Avenue, Milford

Best Interior Feature by a Supplier
Closet & Storage Concepts for custom wall unit with Murphy beds

Best Outdoor Room
Fairfield House & Garden for pool & tennis pavilion

Outstanding Outdoor Room
Murphy Brothers Inc. for 40 Kirby Lane Rye, N.Y.

Best Commercial Amenity
Torrison Stone & Garden for Palmer Field renovation in Middletown

Best Home Elevator
Elevator Service Company for 17 Evergreen Crossing, New Hartford

Best Home Technology
Innerspace Electronics for 73 Club Road, Greenwich

Best Green Feature
T&M Building Company for Wi-Fi 3400 Ghost whole house fan at Gledhill Estates

Best New Product/Construction Technology
T&M Building Company for U Moen Digital Shower at Gledhill Estates

Best Option Upgrade
Hillcrest Homes for package delivery portal at Hillcrest Village in Southington

Best New Haven County Product Showroom Over 10,000 SF
Bender Showrooms at 335 East Street, New Haven

Best Fairfield County Showroom Over 10,000 SF
Aitoro Appliance for 401 Westport Avenue, Norwalk

Best Product Showroom 5,000-10,000 SF
Tile America at 105 Hamilton Street, New Haven

Best New London County Product Showroom Under 5,000 SF
Tile America at 462 Colman Street in New London

Best Fairfield County Showroom Under 5,000 SF
Gault Stone & Landscape Supplies in Westport

Outstanding Small Product Showroom
O&G for Bridgeport Earth Products Showroom

Best Builder Showroom
Ricci Construction for 986 South Main Street, Cheshire

Best Builder Website
Dibico Inc. for


Best Construction Permanent Custom Home Loan
Best End Loan Package
Liberty Bank

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