Kent Eppley started Eppley Renovations Inc. in 1984 as a general contracting firm. As the demand for quality building and construction in Fairfield County grew, so did the demand for convenience; it only seemed natural to add design services to the business for clients who wanted to coordinate everything under one roof.
Mike Palumbo joined forces with Eppley Renovations, Inc. in 1998 as an innovative designer and was the second individual to become a certified residential designer by the American Institute of Building Designers in the state of CT. Figuring they had outgrown their company name they changed the business name in 2000 to ERI Building & Design, LLC.
Both partners believe that by using an established design/build firm, the homeowner can actually save time and money while streamlining the construction process which can help make a project both time and cost efficient. ERI Building and Design is constantly striving to find new products and services which will help make each building project unique as well as making home remodeling and new home construction the best experience a homeowner will ever encounter.
Over the years, ERI has won multiple awards. Includuing, but not limited to:
- 2015 HOBI Award: Best Custom Home
- 2009 HBRA Builder of the Year
- 2009 HOBI Award: Outstanding Special Purpose Room
- 2009 HOBI Award: Outstanding Fairfield County Custom Home
- 2008 HOBI Award: Best Accessory Building
- 2006 HBRA Remodeler of the Year
- 2006 HOBI Award: Best Outdoor Room
- 2006 HOBI Award: Best Pool House
- 2005 HOBI Award: Best Exterior Remodeling Overall
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 for their work with Joshua House, which is a not for profit organization that constructs homes for the underprivileged. ERI also supports local athletic leagues and often provides sponsorships for area youths.