We bring beautiful, intricate designs to life.

We form lasting partnerships with well established firms in growing markets.

Our story

 
Our story

Our story began with the example of grit and determination that was set before us right at the start, in the very founding moments of our company. 

We have been a family owned and operated business since 1963, and it is the passion we have for a culture of teamwork and commitment that has been instrumental to our search for partnering with customers who love beautiful, intricate designs proudly made in the US. In keeping with a fast paced, ever changing market demand, we have embraced change over the years as a fundamental aspect of success in the wooden furniture industry. Just as our culture sets us apart in the manufacturing world, our fleet of advanced CNC technology combined with hand craftsmanship throughout our operations allows us to provide a quality and service that is unique to us.

Simply put, we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations. We love our team. We hope to be a light in our community.

- Dave & Julie Laforce, Owners, Built by Newport

 

 

Our vision

 

Providing exceptional service through connection, creativity, and commitment

Our values

 

Our values define who we are as a global organization. They influence the way we work with each other,
and the way we serve our clients.

We value...

  • Showing up and being fully present
  • Balance between profit and culture
  • Openness to change
  • Continuous improvement of all things, including ourselves & the company
  • The Golden Rule – treating others with respect
  • Caring and support for each other
  • Trust (defined as ability and commitment)
  • Speaking the truth without blame, judgement, or retribution
  • Fun

Our team

 

Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced people, who help us achieve our goals in delivering an optimum
and first class service to our clients.

David Laforce
David Laforce
Owner & CEO of Built by Newport

As an owner since 1996, Dave Laforce is the creative champion and driver of the vision for Built by Newport.  His passion for building long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is the heartbeat of the company. His story is one that is deeply rooted in the history of the company and therefore provides a wealth of experience and expertise in the wood industry.

Julie Laforce
Julie Laforce
Owner & Director of Organizational Development

Julie Laforce comes to BBN with an intentional focus on the advancement and support of our team members as we aspire to be the best place to work in our beautiful, little piece of Vermont.  Her role is a collaborative effort with Human Resources and team leaders in ensuring that BBN offers an environment that supports the well being of our valued team members.

Jennifer Fraser
Jennifer Fraser
Vice President & Director of Operational Efficiencies

Recognized as a leader in the wood industry for transformational leadership and change management, Jennifer inspires an unprecedented level of companywide team involvement as we strive to be best in class! With over 20 years of experience in the industry, her expertise in tools such as LEAN along with an emphasis on core values and vision moves the needle significantly in our continuous improvement journey.

Paul Gariepy
Paul Gariepy
Director of Operations

With over 35 years of experience at Built by Newport, Paul Gariepy is a seasoned teacher of all things involving the production and flow of products.  Nothing brings more excitement to his day than the opportunity to invite others to learn the tricks of the trade that he has learned and grown in over the years. His mantra – “safe, on-time, and on-quality”and we love him for it!

David Legacy
David Legacy
Director of Sales & Product Development

For over 10 years at Built by Newport, David Legacy has had a vital role in new product development initiatives.  His ability to capture the essence of the customer’s vision for a product and to bring those designs to life so they become a manufacturing reality is second to none.  Partnering with our customers, Dave’s talent for designing beautiful furniture is simply what makes him tick!

BUILT BY NEWPORT
450 Main St.
Newport, VT 05855-0788

Phone: 802 334 5428

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