Bourbeau Custom Homes
Denis Bourbeau, a native Vermonter, has been an active member of HBRANV since 2003. Denis immediately found value in his membership by taking part in the NAHB 20 Club, a program known for the financial benefits it provides. In 2015, Denis joined the HBRANV Board of Directors and currently serves as an active member of the Legislative Committee. As President, Denis brings his considerable experience in business management to the Association. In 2017, Denis was honored by the HBRANV as Builder of the Year.
Denis is a professional builder with extensive experience and knowledge of the local market and permitting process. Established in 2001, Bourbeau Custom Homes Inc., is a family owned and operated custom home building company, constructing 15 to 20 custom, single family homes each year for generations of families within Franklin County. Denis also owns Bourbeau Real Estate. Denis is a St. Albans native and lives with his wife Leslie and enjoys family time with their grandchildren.
Past President 2020
Hayward Design / Build
Jim Bradley, a Project Manager / Developer for Hayward Design / Build, brings years of construction knowledge and management to the VBRA after successfully running Caleb Contracting LLC for 14 years prior to beginning his tenure with Hayward Design / Build. Jim is a 9-time winner of Efficiency Vermont's Best of the Best award, VBRA's 2018 Remodeler of the Year, and a contributing author to Journal of Light Construction on many of the latest Building Science and Construction Techniques. Jim’s extensive background and certifications in Passive House Construction and Building Science bring added value to Hayward Design / Build's clients, who appreciate beautifully built, efficient and sustainable homes. Hayward Design / Build specializes in building High-Performance homes and commercial structures that offer meticulously air-sealed and super insulated building envelopes while giving special attention to the health and safety of the building occupants and ensuring the long-term durability of the structures. Hayward Design Build also collaborates with renewable energy providers to offer their clients significantly reduced energy bills & operating expenses along with Net-Zero-Energy homes.
Jim shares his passion for energy efficiency with VBRA members through his work on the Education and Legislative Committees and often testifies at the Statehouse on issues affecting the construction industry and small businesses.
Past President 2017
Chris Snyder graduated from Hamilton College in 1995 with a degree in Public Policy. Following graduation, Chris worked for 5 years at David Weekly Homes in Houston, Texas and in Orlando, Florida. In 1999, Chris began working at The Snyder Companies, a family owned business, located in Shelburne, Vermont. He is the Owner and President in charge of daily operations, land planning, etc.
Started in 1976, by Bob and Pat Snyder, Snyder Homes has earned a reputation for building quality homes in desirable neighborhoods. Snyder Homes have helped customers achieve their goal of homeownership in more than fifteen neighborhoods throughout Chittenden County. Chris is actively involved in the homebuilding industry, both locally and nationally as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont, and National Director of the National Association of Home Builders.
2019/2020 - Jim Bradley - Hayward Design/Build
2018 - Denis Bourbeau - Bourbeau Custom Homes
2017 - Chris Snyder - Snyder Homes
2016 - Todd Warren - Otter Creek Awnings & Vermont Custom Closets
2015 - Chris West - Eco Houses of VT, LLC
2014 - Dixie O'Connor - Great Northern Construction
2013 - Brad Dousevicz - Dousevicz Inc.
2012 - Todd Leach - Leach Construction
2011 - Stuart McDonald - Vermont Custom Closets
2010 - Ward Smyth - Turtle Creek Builders
2009 - Tim Frost - Peregrine Design/Build
2008 - Collin Frisbie - Sterling Construction
2007 - Mike Gervais - Prime Renovation Group
2006 - Bob Schwartz - Great Northern Construction
2005 - Patrick O'Brien - Patrick O'Brien Development
2004 - Bob Bickford - Bickford Construction
2003 - Mike Tetreault - Master Built Construction
2002 - Rich Morin - The Peppertree Company
2001 - Russ Barone - Barone Construction
2000 - Bill Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald Construction
1999 - Gary Crowley - Crowley Construction
1998 - Sheila Varnum
1997 - Charlie Brush - Green Mt. Development Group
1996 - Frank vonTurkevich - Eastern Development Corp.
1995 - Jeff Fuesner - Homestead Design
1994 - Mark Lords - Snyder Companies
1993 - Robert Mildrum - Kessel Duff
1992 - Robert Mildrum
1991- John Caulo
1990 - John Caulo
1989 - A. Judson Babcock
1988 - John Powell
1987 - John Powell
1986 - Bill Duff
1985 - Jim Ewing
1984 - Bart Frisbie - Sterling Construction
1983 - Nile Dupstadt
1982 - Nile Dupstadt
1981 - Robert A. Marcelleno
1980 - Robert A. Marcelleno
1979 - Alan Palmer
1978 - Alan Palmer
1977 - Alan Palmer
1976 - Raymond Lopez
1975 - Richard Fowler
1974 - O. W. (Bud) Bruley
1973 - O. W. (Bud) Bruley
1972 - Arlon Nolan
1971 - John Caulo??
1970 - Paul Poquette
1969 - Robert Marcotte - Pinewood Development
1968 - Robert Marcotte - Pinewood Development
1967 - Ray Drolette
1964 - Gilbert Bissette
1963 - Aldrin Thibault
1962 - Gilbert Bissette
1963 - Adrian Thibault
1962 - Norman LeBlanc
1961 - Ernest Boujious
1960 - Jack Dubreal
1959 - Stu Ireland
1958 - Clem Borbo
1957 - Clem Borbo