Eric Santini Named 2014 “Builder of the Year”

Eric-SantiniIn September, builder/developer Eric A. Santini was named the 2014 Builder of the Year by the Home Builders and Remodelers
Association (HBRA) of Central Connecticut. Additionally, Santini’s Deer Valley North community in Ellington, CT received awards for the Best Overall Community, Best Rental Community and Best Luxury Rental Unit from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Connecticut, Inc. at its prestigious annual Home Building Industry Awards (HOBI) dinner in November.

The Builder of the Year award recognizes the HBRA of Central Connecticut member for his or her exceptional work in business, in the community, and for the association. The Best Overall Community, Best Rental Community and Best Luxury Rental Unit HOBI awards are given to extraordinary building projects built within the State of Connecticut.

“Since my father, Eric S. Santini, started our business over 40 years ago, our company has been committed to building high-quality homes and communities,” said Eric A. Santini. “We are honored to receive these three awards that recognize our strong business practices and our high standards in construction. Deer Valley North has raised the bar for luxury rental living that is stylish, spacious, carefree and energy efficient. All of the work that we put into planning, marketing and executing this development makes this award that we received from our peers in the home building industry all the more satisfying and exciting. Deer Valley North represents another chapter in the Santini family’s tradition of developing beautiful and inspiring communities in Tolland County and we look forward to continuing this tradition well into the future.”

Founded in 1960, the HBRA of Connecticut, Inc. ( is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association that represents the home building, land development and remodeling industries in Connecticut. Its membership exceeds 900 firms (and more than 35,000 employees) involved in the building or renovations of single family and multifamily homes, light commercial construction, and land developers. The association has several chapters in the state, including HBRA of Central Connecticut.

Since 1972, Santini Homes ( has built hundreds of beautiful, high-quality homes and luxury rental communities throughout the Connecticut towns of Tolland, Ellington, and Vernon. Eric S. Santini, recipient of the prestigious “Charles J. LoDolce Award” from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut for unparalleled service to the industry, created the company which he continues to operate today with sons Kevin and Eric A. Santini.