Do you have a list of client references?

We are proud of our growing list of happy customers and we are happy to offer a list of satisfied customers who can provide assurance of the dedication to quality and service we provide. Our references are available for any type of project including roofing, commercial and renovation projects. Commercial references include Chelsea Groton Bank, Mystic Seaport, L& M Hospital, Berry’s Ice Cream and the Eugene O’Neil Theater. Residential references can be provided upon request.

Do you work with insurance companies, home loans and banks?

Customer service has always remained the key focus of our team. We have served more than 4,700 customers and understand the many challenges of home building. Our team is here to lend our expertise and a helping hand.

Who can our client call if there is an issue?

Advanced Group has a great team who is available to help with any and all issues. To reach them, please call (860) 536-7663.

Do you obtain permits and set up inspections for all jobs?

Yes, Advanced Group is well-versed in local and state ordinances and regulations and obtains permitting for all projects. On behalf of our clients, we present in front of committees when necessary.

Can you just do design, or do we have to contract to build?

While we love to help from start to finish when bringing our clients vision to reality, we are happy to help with just the design process. Whatever your preference is, we have the experience and skills to make your ideas or architectural site plan a reality.

When can you get started on our work?

We can get started with planning and design right away, and always consider the priorities of our customers when scheduling.

Do you have a portfolio of work I can view?

View the gallery of our recent projects here.

How do you incorporate new technology in older structures without compromising value?

That starts with knowledgeable craftsmanship. We study the existing structure, what the client is looking to accomplish, and develop a design that integrates the new technology, such as a roof system or addition while preserving the character of the original construction.

Can you describe any trends you are seeing in home remodeling and new construction?

There is a trend right now toward clean, bright looks, with wide-planked flooring, grey walls in the interior, Corian counters. Open concept floor plans are popular as well.

Why did you start this company?

When I came to the United States from Albania at 20 years of age with little to nothing, I wanted to build a business doing what I loved. I am so proud of what we have accomplished. I couldn’t have started this amazing company without my dedicated team of experts and loyal clients. We started small, handling many kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects and our work started getting more complex. In recent years, we have grown into a larger company because of the trust and long-term relationships we have built in the area over the years, thanks to our commitment to quality. As we grow, we continue to strive to be the best in our field.

How long have you been doing business in this town?

Advanced Group has been doing business in southeastern Connecticut since 2002, having served more than 4,700 customers. Our team also services Fishers Island and Rhode Island. We are always learning. Always striving to do our best work.

What is your approach to dealing with mistakes?

One of the qualities about our company that stands out from a customer service perspective, is we make it right. Everyone makes mistakes now and then, and the difference is what steps you take to fix it. Our approach to any mistake or disagreement is that we’re not done until you’re happy.

How do you stay current and on top of trends?

New products are constantly being developed in homebuilding. In order to provide the best results for our clients, we actively stay on top of product introductions, service innovations and industry trends by attending conferences, reading trade magazines, subscribing to industry newsletters, meeting with sales reps and networking with industry professionals. Networking is important, and Advanced Group is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Builders and Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut, Inc., and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut. Our president, David Preka has served as the president of these organizations.

Can you describe how Advanced Group provides design services?

We built our company around our dedicated team of professionals with expertise in areas that are important to our customers – and that includes design. We have designers who work with our other teams, for instance, the custom carpentry and cabinetry teams, to provide specialized plans for our clients. Because we have our own designers who work closely with our other building professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines, we are able to reach amazing results for our customers on each of their projects. We provide design services by listening to our client’s needs, going shopping with them for selections and exploring our vast portfolios of past projects.

Are you experienced with green construction?

We are always interested in products and projects that save energy. We are finding now that a lot of the energy efficiency that consumers think about with green construction is built into more of the products on the market today, such as siding, windows, HVAC and electric. We have experience working with energy-efficient products and materials, it all depends on what the customer is looking to achieve.

Do you have experience with demolition?

Yes, we are start-to-finish demolition specialists, including partial demolitions. We have built up the services in this area to meet demand. Advanced Group is licensed for demolitions of up to three-story buildings in Connecticut. Our demolition services include hazardous material removal, dumpster service, hauling truck service for residential and commercial projects. Advanced Group is bonded and has extensive experience handling state/local permitting.

Have you received any accolades and awards?

Advanced Group has been honored with numerous recognitions, both within its industry and the community at large. Advanced Group has been recognized by the HOBI, nationally ranked in the Top 500 Qualified Remodelers, and named the BAEC Remodeler of the Year. The business placed first in the Best of Reader’s Choice Awards of Roofing Magazine for Home Builder/Contractor as well as Roofing and Interior & Exterior Painting Sections, and has received recognition for 10 years by the Better Business Bureau. Advanced Group has also been honored for its commitment to community organizations such as the March of Dimes, The Arc – Mystic, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Yale-New Haven Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Dennison Boardwalk, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, and more local nonprofits.

What products do you use?

Advanced Group seeks the best products and highest quality materials available for each job. Because we hold elite certifications and preferred status with leading manufacturers, we can provide additional customer support and warranties for our customers. We hold preferred status with Owns Corning, Westchester Modular Homes, Energen and many other materials providers.

What licenses and certifications does Advanced Group have?

Advanced Group is certified by OSHA 30 and the SBA 8 (a) Program, and in Lead-Safe work practices by EPA. The company is licensed for home improvement and new construction in CT, RI, NY and MA, and is licensed in CT for demolition and lead abatement.

Does your work come with a warranty?

Labor for all projects is covered under warranty for one year. There are other manufacturer warranties available on materials and equipment as well. We stand behind our quality and service.

Is your work insured and bonded?

Yes, we are insured for $2 million through Bouvier Insurance. We are bonded for $2 million per job and have $5 million in aggregate suretyship insurance through Colonial Surety Company. When warranted we are capable of providing bid bonds and performance bonds for various projects.

What tools do you use to communicate with your customers?

Our company knows how important communication is in our work. Our clients and Advanced have been very happy with a high-tech communications system we use, called Buildertrend, which provides us and our clients with top of the line job transparency and progress tracking through the sharing of photos, schedules, daily logs, document tracking and the email/message notification systems. You don’t even have to be on site to know the status of the job. Often times we work on homes for clients out of state, or their secondary home.

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