About Us

The staff of Avonridge has over 100 years of experience designing, building and renovating homes in the Farmington Valley, West Hartford and Salisbury, CT. We have also done projects in Dutchess County, N.Y., Aiken, South Carolina and St. Barths in the French West Indies. Our Project Managers share a commitment to building the highest quality houses combined with personal customer service unmatched in the industry.

Tom Francoline

Tom Francoline

Project Manager and President

With over 43 years in the business, Tom has worked in every aspect of home building and design.


Tom Dionne

Tom Dionne

Project Manager

Tom has supervised over 55 custom homes and renovations in his tenure here. For 17 years, we have depended on Tom to provide expert management of some of our finest construction.


Colleen Minich

Colleen Minich

Project Manager

For over 12 years, Colleen has helped homeowners through the designing, building, and furnishing their homes. As Project Manager, she has an in-depth understanding of the processes…


Lelee Brandt

Lelee Brandt

Home Designer, New Old Home Specialist and Owner’s Representative

Lelee has been designing new-old homes in Litchfield County for over 15 years. All of her homes have been HOBI Award winners.


Chris Labaty

Chris Labaty

Construction Expediter And “All-Around Mr. Fix It”

Chris has been an integral part of Avonridge’s ability to deliver high quality new homes on schedule for the past 20 years.


Chris Labaty

Primo

Office Manager

As the Office Manager here at Avonridge, Primo takes his job seriously. You’ll find his office in front of a large window with seasonal sunlight. Besides keeping a watchful eye on the squirrels outside and the comings and goings around the office, he is in charge of quality control for all baked goods that enter the premises.

This native born Italian, now a legal U.S. citizen, does like to take a break from the office every now and then to go on vacation.