We bring beautiful, intricate designs to life.

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

Our story

Our story


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


Working as a team to provide 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
  • Openness to change of all things, including ourselves & the company
  • Caring & Respect for one another
  • Speaking the truth without blame, judgment, or retribution
  • Balance between profit and culture
  • Trust & Commitment
  • Fun

Our team


Our team is composed of highly trained and experienced people, who help us achieve our goals in delivering exceptional 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 key leaders in ensuring that BBN offers an engaging and meaningful work experience in an environment that supports the well being of our valued team members.

David Legacy
David Legacy
Director of Technology Integration & Product Development

For over 15 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!

Taylor Wright
Taylor Wright
Sales Manager & Product Development

As the Sales Manager & Product Developer, Taylor's passion for taking products from initial concept to real life is evident to all.  Whether processing an initial sample or attending to the final details of a new product as it enters into full production, Taylor’s care and dedication to our customers’ needs is bar none.

Matt Coltart
Matt Coltart
Vice President & Director of Operations

With an extensive background in logistics and supply chain management, both while serving in the US Army and later in manufacturing, Matt Coltart joined the BBN family with a clear focus on improving systems, maximizing output, and a dedication to supporting the growth and development of our talented team members. His sense of humor and creative thinking combine to bring the out-of-the-box thinking that we thrive on to provide the very best service to our customers.

450 Main St.
Newport, VT 05855-0788

Phone: 802 334 5428

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