We bring beautiful, intricate designs to life.

We focus our efforts on forming long term relationships with well established firms that are growing, in growing markets, by collaborating to bring their beautiful, intricate designs to life.

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


Committed to a culture of learning, kindness, and trust, Built by Newport collaborates to build lasting partnerships,
enabling us to provide undeniable quality and service.

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.

  • Balance between work and family life.
  • Openess to change.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • The Golden Rule.
  • Personal responsibility, accountability.
  • Open communication.
  • Caring and support for each other.
  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Growth and personal opportunities.
  • Speaking the truth without blame, judgment or retribution.
  • Paying attention to what has heart and meaning.
  • Not being attached to specific outcomes.
  • Show up and be fully present.
  • Trust. (defined as ability and commitment)
  • Socializing with each other. (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 and President of Built by Newport, CEO

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 & Wellness

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.

Arla Masson
Arla Masson
Director of Human Resources

With a sincere desire to ensure nothing less than the best working environment for our team members, Arla Masson’s role is instrumental in the success of fostering a culture of learning, trust, and kindness that is undeniably what separates Built by Newport from the rest. From seeking out training opportunities to celebrating individual milestones, Arla continuously strives to support the well being or our BBN family.

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 Design

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!

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Newport, VT 05855-0788

Phone: 802 334 5428

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