RI Building & Design, LLC, is a new home builder and designer, serving Darien, CT.


ERI Building and Design, LLC has been creating dream homes for its Darien clients for over 30 years. Kent Eppley founded the general contracting firm Eppley Renovations in 1984, and the business quickly grew. In 1998, certified residential designer, Mike Palumbo, joined the team, adding design services to the business. In 2000, figuring they had outgrown their company name, they changed the business name to ERI Building & Design, LLC.


ERI Building and Design, LLC strives to live up to its reputation as a trustworthy, quality, and experienced design-build firm. We believe using a design-build firm, where all the services are under one roof, can save a homeowner both time and money.

The two partners also think it is important to give back to the community. In 2006, ERI Building & Design was awarded Philanthropist of the Year by Fairfield County’s HBRA for their work with Joshua House, which is a not-for-profit organization that constructs homes for the underprivileged.


Over the years, ERI has won multiple awards. Including, but not limited to:

  • 2005 HOBI Award: Best Exterior Remodeling Overall
  • 2006 HBRA Remodeler of the Year
  • 2006 HOBI Award: Best Outdoor Room
  • 2006 HOBI Award: Best Pool House
  • 2008 HOBI Award: Best Accessory Building
  • 2009 HBRA Builder of the Year
  • 2009 HOBI Award: Outstanding Fairfield County Custom Home
  • 2009 HOBI Award: Outstanding Special Purpose Room
  • 2015 HOBI Award: Best Custom Home
  • 2017-18 HBRA of Fairfield County Remodeler of the Year Award
Best Home Remodeler
General Contractors in Darien, CT