OUR MISSION

At Elysian, we are passionate about what we do. We look at our projects as opportunities to make a meaningful impact in our clients' lives. We strive to not just build high performance, quality homes but relationships that will go on for decades.

 

Our network of subcontractors work well together to get projects done on time and on budget with as little complications as possible. We strive to create an atmosphere of excellence among our team. Reliability, transparency, professionalism, trust, and a positive attitude are the primary building blocks of our success. We stand by our word and are determined to conduct ourselves ethically. We love our job. And we only network with other subcontractors that share that love. Having an optimistic attitude on our way to work every day is the difference between a successful project and an exhausting one.

 

We continue to cultivate a positive vibe on our projects to empower others to overcome obstacles and allow them to be creative problem solvers.   We believe that our ability to adapt and evolve is our strength. Whether it s a large new construction project, a consultation, a minor repair, or a custom fabrication, we commit to producing only quality products and solutions that our clients can take pride in.

 

Whether our client wants little to no involvement or needs to be involved in every step, we enjoy providing guidance and empowerment to make their dream project a reality. We know there are a lot of options out there when it comes to choosing the right contractor. That's why we're happy to stop by and introduce ourselves and discuss your project with no obligation.

MEET THE TEAM

Partners Chris and Johnee have combined their extensive backgrounds in the home building to form a full-service building company.

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Chris is the founder and equity owner of Elysian LLC. Since 2002, he’s been building high end residential homes for some of the most well known architects and contractors in New England. His commitment to quality in not only his construction methods but the building experience as a whole, is second only to his desire for integrity and professionalism. Chris’s number one responsibility is to bring order and direction to our projects, our company, and our building process. He is also passionate about our planet and reducing our negative impact on our environment. Chris grew up in Stonington, CT where he still lives along with his wife Kerianne and their dog Hunter. He enjoys all things outdoors, reading (or listening) to books, and real estate investing.

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Johnee is an equity owner of Elysian LLC. Johnee has over 25 years of experience in building high end custom homes in CT and RI. He has worked along side some of the best builders in the business and on some of the most complicated and demanding projects out there. Johnee loves a challenging build and is always developing new and better strategies to meet the ever-evolving demands of the design world. His focus is to oversee and direct the day-to-day progress of each project. He is also passionate about passing along the wisdom he’s gained to the younger generations of talented craftsmen in order to ensure a bright future for the building industry. Johnee lives in Gales Ferry, CT with his wife Karen and has three children. In his free time, Johnee enjoys spending quality time with his family, weight lifting, and learning new things through documentaries.

Max is a valuable member of the Elysian team. His background in tile and finish work provide him with an exceptional eye for detail. As a carpenter at Elysian, he uses the most cutting edge and time tested methods to apply sophisticated building science to his craft. His contagious upbeat energy follows him wherever he goes. Currently a RI resident, He enjoys snowboarding during the winter weekends and golf in the summer. 

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Bob is an extremely talented carpenter at Elysian. His eye for detail and understanding of the building process to create a quality product is invaluable to any job. Bob is originally from Mystic, CT and now lives with his wife and their two daughters in Lebanon, CT where he enjoys hunting and the great outdoors. 

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Kobe is artistic and extremely resourceful. He catches on quickly to whatever it is that he’s learning. His role as an apprentice exposes him to the many facets of building and remodeling. He is enthusiastic about his job and is consistently growing in his trade. On his days off, he enjoys metal forging, cooking, and anything creative. 

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Dave has thirty-plus years of experience in high end historical restoration and reproduction has allowed him to work on some of the highest profile homes in the country. And it also made him the natural choice for Elysian’s Master Carpenter/Mentor position. His knowledge of every aspect of carpentry and his commitment to success and quality craftsmanship brings the whole company to a higher level of building. Dave land his wife live in his hometown of Stonington, CT and enjoys live music and playing the guitar. 

OUR COMMITMENT

There’s always room to improve when it comes to reducing our negative impact on our environment. Here are a few things we’ve implemented recently to do our part. 

 
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RECYCLING DUMPSTER

 

During the course of construction, whether it be a remodel or a new construction home, there are a lot of missed opportunities to recycle. From cardboard window and door packaging to the plastic buckets that our fasteners come in, we’ve decided not to throw everything in the landfill. Instead, we’ve added a recycling dumpster for dunnage that can be sorted and recycled.

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IN-HOUSE BLOWER DOOR TESTS

 

Connecticut and Rhode Island both currently require a new construction home to pass a blower door test to demonstrate minimal air leakage which translates to energy leakage. Each state has a minimum score that needs to be reached in order to pass. But why settle for the minimum? We perform our own tests during the construction process in order to not just meet the state minimum, but exceed it. This allows us to build to a much higher standard. 

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ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

 

We are constantly looking for new, innovative and sustainable products on the market that can help us reduce our carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or performance. Unless specifically requested by the designer or client, we choose to use products that are renewable, sustainable, or have biodegradable byproducts. Responsible forestry, non toxic chemical additives, or minimal plastic ingredients are all things we consider when sourcing our material. 

READY TO GET STARTED?

CONTACT US AT:

Christopher Smith   |   (860) 373-8658   |   chris@elysianbuild.com

 

ADDRESS

Elysian Build, PO Box 1573, Pawcatuck, CT 06379

EMPLOYMENT

To apply for a position with Elysian, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: chris@elysianbuild.com

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