Our History

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Our History 2018-05-16T17:41:27+00:00

With their more than three-decade past, Galarneau Builders is proud to say that each of their hundreds of projects completed for satisfied customers holds a place in their list of achievements.

1980
1980

“Lakewood Estates” lots are purchased for custom homes. 1980: Lou opens Galarneau Builders in July as VanMar Builders ends operation. Over the next few months Lou employs all three family members formerly with Van Mar Builders along with several others.

1983
1983

Lou’s brother Richard Galarneau leaves GE and joins Galarneau Builders, Inc. as a full time project manager.

1984
1984-1985

Luxury Town Homes are built at “Birch Run” golf community in Saratoga Springs.

1984
1984-1988

Luxury Homes are built at “The Fairways” golf community in Saratoga Springs.

1985
1985-1990

Custom Homes are built at “RoundTable” in Saratoga Springs.

1987
1987-1993

Town Homes are built at “The Meadows” in Saratoga Springs.

1988
1988

Historic Restoration and major addition for a notable Saratoga Landmark at 779 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

1990
1990

Historic Restoration and addition for a notable Saratoga Landmark at 43 5th Avenue, in Saratoga Springs.

1991
1991

Galarneau Development is established to acquire additional land and subdivisions exclusively for Galarneau Builders.

“Brookfields” of Wilton is acquired. Roads and Homes begin construction.

1993
1993

Galarneau Builders new Main Offices designed and constructed at 526 Maple Avenue.

Maple Ave. Realty is established with David Morris, primarily to market Brookfields, Beacon Hill and other Galarneau Builders properties.

1995
1995

“Brookfields” of Wilton Phase II is acquired. New Roads and Homes begin construction.

1996
1996

Saratoga “Showcase of Homes” entry at Brookfields (1 Brookside Drive).

1997
1997

Saratoga “Showcase of Homes” entry at Brookfields (39 Brookside Drive).

2002
2002-2003

Several Medical/Dental Office Buildings are constructed and or remodeled.

2002
2002

Ric Galarneau becomes licensed as a NYS Real Estate Associate Broker.

2003
2003-2004

“Vanderheyden Estates” in Troy, NY is acquired. Roads and Homes begin construction.

2004
2004-2007

“Brookfields” of Wilton and “Beacon Hill” in Saratoga subdivisions are completed.

2005
2005

Joshua Galarneau, Lou’s son returns home to Saratoga to join the family business. After receiving his masters degree in structural engineering at Tufts University and Berkeley. He worked for 6 years as a Project Manager for a prominent Engineering Firm in New York City.

2018
2009 to Present

Galarneau’s Builders continues to expand their extensive experience in commercial design and new home construction under the leadership of Lou and Ric Galarneau. We have always been involved in light commercial construction — for example, we include about a dozen dental offices on our list of satisfied clients — but we now envision doing even more and on a larger scale. Indeed, at present, we are building a 12,000-square-foot medical facility near our own offices on Maple Avenue. At the same time, we are continuing to build new homes in “spot” lots and rebuild homes in several locations. In the near future, we hope to announce the start of one and possibly two new home sub-divisions, one for homes in the $280,000 to $400,000 range and another for homes starting above $400,000.