We can build a high quality, beautiful house, and we can do it on time and within budget; we have won awards for doing just that. But, what is not immediately apparent about Fore Group, and what I think sets up apart in the industry, is our ability to partner with the client, the architect, the designer and the sub-contractors in a collaborative way and transform the building process into a common cause. We do this with a lot of hard work, honesty and an unmatched ability to manage expectations, solve issues and enable decisions.
Ask anyone who has worked alongside us, they will tell you, whether it’s an elegant, eco-friendly estate designed by Peter Bohlin on Block Island, a technologically advanced structure for a blind client in Burlington, a chateau-like dream house overlooking the entire valley in Avon, or even a high end, modern salon on Madison Avenue, we keep ourselves at the forefront of new technology, remain environmentally responsible, and most of all, build structures that reflect their surroundings, bettering them, creating something even more beautiful in reality than what was on paper. Like a great actor bringing a script to life, we do that for buildings, homes, and workspaces. We bring them to life, and may I add, we fully love what we do.
Whether you live in New Canaan, Westport, Fairfield, Greenwich, or any of the surrounding areas, we can help with your custom home project. Our team are not only dedicated, but are also committed to working with you and everyone else crucial to the success of the project to ensure it turns out exactly how you envisioned it. Scroll down to read more about our team, awards and the core values we live by when it comes to our custom home projects.
HOBI Award – Best Custom Home 8,000-9,000 Sq. Ft. – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Special Purpose Room – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $1 – $2 Million – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Remodel $500k – $750k – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Custom Home 6,000-7,000 Sq. Ft. – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Interior Room Feature – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Outstanding Special Purpose Room – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Builders Sale Brochure – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Residential Remodel $500,000 – $750,000 – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $4-5 Million – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $1-2 Million – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Luxury Pocket Home – State of Connecticut
2011 – HOBI Award – Outstanding Attic Remodel – State of Connecticut
2011 – HOBI Award – Best Vacation Home – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Custom Home 9,000-10,000 Sq. Ft. – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Out of State Vacation Home – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Cluster Community – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $750,000 – $1 Million – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home Under $500,000 – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $1 – 2 Million – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $750,000 – $1 Million – State of Connecticut
HOBI Award – Best Spec Home $500,000 – $750,000 – Hartford County
HOBI Award – Best Builder Brochure – State of Connecticut
This project was on Block Island, a small and remote place in the Atlantic off the coast of Rhode Island. We had to find a builder ambitious enough yet highly skilled to go out there and turn our designs into reality. These guys got it right, they are excellent.
-Peter Bohlin, Architect of Block Island home and founding principle at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
“When moving to Connecticut we explored many different options with buying existing or new homes and eventually chose our home when it was mid way through the build. Working with Fore Group while customizing the rest of our home was a highly positive experience and we have grown to love our home and appreciate the high build quality as we have now spent a decade living here.”
-Jon Corbett, Owner of 43 Bart Drive
“As a designer, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with FORE Group on a number of residential projects. Pairing with renowned architects, craftsmen, and artisans, FORE Group is innovative and comprehensive while creating and building award-winning designs and functional floorplans. They possess the rare ability to construct modern, traditional and transitional masterpieces with professionalism, expertise, and fine attention to detail. Even more than their talent, you will value their honesty, loyalty and transparency. I whole-heartedly recommend FORE Group for your next renovation or new build.”
-Michelle Hogue, Owner of Hogue Interior Design LLc.
“The Fore Group recently completed our gorgeous home. It is simply magnificent. Their attention to detail is unprecedented. In addition, they combine a sense of style and elegance with a very organized construction budgeting and scheduling process. They were our partners from day one… Helping us find the perfect property and even the perfect location on the property for the house. They were involved in every single detail and this culminated in a house which is truly spectacular. They were a pleasure to work with and we now live in the home we had always dreamed of. Thank you so much Fore Group!”
-Leandra Knes, Owner of 22 Bull Hill Road
“We decided to have the FORE group build our final home in Farmington. They came with outstanding recommendations from many agents in the Farmington Valley. They did not disappoint. They are top of the line as far as service, responsiveness, attention to detail, and transparency. Their work product was fantastic. My husband and I wish we had lived in this home for ever. Their attention to detail and quality is outstanding. They put the client first and worked around the clock to meet deadlines. Fotis Dulos and his team had a vision for our home that far exceeded our expectations and the entire FORE group was professional and a joy to work with. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a high end, attention to detail, luxury home.”
-Nissen’s, Owner of 35 Mountain Spring Road
“We built our first house with the Fore Group and they really made it a great experience. The project plan and budget were very detailed and really helped give transparency to the entire process. They were with us every step of the way and at their best when the inevitable issue came up. My wife and I are thrilled with our new house.”
-Sturmer’s, Owner of 87 Mountain Spring Road
“Building a custom home with Fore Group is what building a home “should be”. I had a complete sense of trust from start to finish and the peace of mind knowing that you’re working with a builder that truly cares about the quality of the home as much as I did. They were always very professional, detailed and responsive. As a restaurant owner and Chef, I had a specific vision for how I wanted the kitchen and Fore Group delivered. Thank you for building our home and making it a great experience along the way.”
-Dino Cialfi, Owner of 105 Atwater Drive
“I am working with Fore Group on the completion/finish of a custom home project. At every step of the process, they have been extremely conscientious project managers and very responsive to requests–in a way that makes me feel that my project is their top priority.
Additionally, they use their resources and experience to make helpful recommendations that improve my project work and/or help maximize my investment. Fore Group are professionals who embody the viewpoint that Business is Personal–which for a home build is extremely welcome. I would gladly work with them again.”
-Joanna Sohovich, Owner of 3 Jefferson Crossing
When a series of bids from other builders failed to produce a thorough and confident proposal for the Farbers, they were luckily introduced to Fore Group who immediately demonstrated through their detailed and professional approach that they had the knowledge and expertise to take on the ambitious challenge of constructing my design.
-William Alicia, Architect for home at Pound Ridge
We added a modern-styled “Lookout” addition to our property in Canton. Fore Group’s Home Transformation team created a sharp and breathable, high tech space where we can both entertain others on a spectacular scale and enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains which envelop every view. Their strict adherence to the agreed upon timeline, their strong communication skills at every step, and the follow through down to the last item on the punch list were very instrumental in making this project a success.
-Owner of home at West Simsbury Road
Working on a very challenging site, the Fore Group deftly blended a 1950’s California Ranch Style home with an International Style glass pavilion. Designed to take advantage of the home’s 180-degree panoramic views, the clean simplicity of the structure demanded precision and the highest finish quality. Fore Group exhibited their expertise and meticulous eye for detail while maintaining excellent project communication as they completed the home transformation within a rigorous construction schedule.
-Richard Craine, Architect of home at West Simsbury Road
Fore Group successfully guided us through the complexities of dealing with CRMC (Coastal Resources Management Council), the RI DEM, the town of New Shoreham officials and local environmental agencies, not to mention a skeptical local community and neighbors, which made building our new home a challenging proposition in Block Island. They expertly managed the logistics of transporting materials from the mainland to the island and lodging their crews near the site in order to complete the project in the most cost efficient manner while adhering to an aggressive timeline. I cannot tell you how many battles they fought for us, for price, for approvals, and they managed to realize Bohlin’s vision of an integrated, environmentally sound, and calmly pleasing structure that offended no one (a local concern) while being quietly, simply, spectacular.
-Mark and Christine Masiello, Owners of Block Island Home
Working with the Fore Group throughout the design and construction process was a genuine pleasure. They clearly understood the design intentions from our first review of very early design drawings and wholeheartedly joined us in the journey of transforming our clients’ desires into a home that exceeded all expectations. Their attention to detail was a constant in everything from permitting to estimating to scheduling and coordinating the actual work; and is handsomely evident in the completed residence.
-Bill Loose, Architect of Block Island home
This brick clad, slate roofed house was a very ambitious project at 15,000 square feet. Throughout it all Fore Group’s attention to detail, incredible organizational skills, commitment to quality and professionalism delivered a finished home respectful to my wish list of what works, what is “right” and what is simply and absolutely beautiful.
-Robert Fish, Architect of 4 Jefferson Crossing
Fore Group’s transparent and honest approach to management, their cutting edge construction expertise, their youthful energy and excellent communication skills made everything come together in a swift and easy fashion. We were very specific about every detail in the house, a house we hope to live in for many years. Jack’s design, our wishes and the thoughtful suggestions from the Fore Group team all came together in our HOBI award winning home. But regardless of the award, the structure is divine, well crafted, and a dream to live in.
-Michael and Patricia Aucello, Owners of 34 Sky View Drive
This was a high profile project bid by the top builders in northwestern Connecticut. Fore Group was on average 20% lower on price and promised to deliver in half the amount of time. After a year-long design and bidding phase, Fore Group was awarded the project and they certainly did deliver an outstanding home on time and within budget. — not to mention expertly crafted and realized. We could not have asked for better.
-Jack Kemper, Architect of 34 Sky View Drive
As a certified real estate appraiser, I see hundreds of homes per year. Fore Group Inc. builds quality homes with an attention to detail second to none. They operate at the highest levels and have an outstanding reputation in the Farmington Valley.
As a Realtor in the Farmington Valley area of CT since 1982, I have had interactions with many builders and developers. No firm is as transparent, methodical, and thorough in their analysis, record-keeping, and updates as the Fore Group. Providing line-item budgets and specifications that can run 20-30 pages in length, one gets an immediate sense that Fore Group has a distinctly different approach. They include generous allowances commensurate with the high-end homes they produce, and bi-monthly reports covering what has been accomplished and the near-term expectations. In a building project with a budget of $1,000,000+ there will always be issues that arise despite the best intentions and most scrutinized plans. It is how the contractor deals with these issues that truly defines their character and value in the building process. Suffice it to say that Fotis Dulos and the entire Fore Group become friends with their clients over the year or so that they spend together.
-Charlie Hartigan, Realtor at William Raveis
Fore Group and Fotis Dulos were recently featured in the Q4 2014 issue of "American Builders
While there are certainly pros to purchasing an existing home, many homebuyers have been finding that building their own custom home actually makes more sense, and offers a variety of benefits that a pre-existing home does not. For example, a new home will inherently be more energy efficient, as it will be made with the latest and most up-to-date technology. A pre-existing home on the other hand may need all new windows, siding, insulation and more to bring it up to par. Another great benefit of building a custom home is the money you are potentially saving. For example, if you purchase an existing home, chances are you may need to pay for repairs within the first few years of owning it (unless it is basically brand new). When you build a custom home however, you have the peace of mind knowing that everything is brand new and freshly installed. On top of this, you get the added benefit of being able to make the layout completely custom to your liking, which eliminates the need to worry about remodeling down the line.
There is no doubt that building a custom home is a hefty undertaking, especially if it is your first time. It doesn’t have to be difficult however, and the team at Fore Group would be happy to walk you step-by-step through the process and go over any questions you may have. We are not only professional, but have years of experience in the custom home industry, and always push for quality, communication, and transparency both in our work and with our clients.
We are proud to serve the greater Connecticut area, and have experience building beautiful custom homes in Greenwich, Fairfield, Westport and throughout other surrounding areas. If you are interested in building a home in Connecticut, and want something that is luxurious and designed to your specifications, contact our team today! We’d love to run through some options with you and learn more about the vision you have for your custom home!