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Local Builder Wins Breaking Ground Award

Old Lyme, CT- Customized Structures, Inc., a modular home manufacturer based in Claremont, NH, has announced the first ever winner of the Breaking Ground Award. The Breaking Ground Award was created by Customized Structures to recognize builders for outstanding service to their communities. The inaugural award showcases the best of Customized Structures’ builders throughout New England. The winner of the 2006 Breaking Ground Award is Skip Beebe of Hudson Sullivan Homes in Old Lyme.

Skip was nominated by Mark McLean, Factory Representative for Customized Structures. Skip has been building homes with Customized Structures since 2003. He has been in the home building industry since 1982 and has been involved in modular construction since 1991. His experience and expertise along with his service to his community make him an exemplary builder. Skip is involved in his community in many ways including serving on the Old Lyme Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years. He has even served as Chief and past President of the Fire Department. Skip also an avid beekeeper and has kept a hive for the last 20 years. He shares his knowledge and love of bees with local schoolchildren in the area. In addition. Skip is very active in his church, St. Mark’s in Westbrook. He is a Eucharistic minister and member of the choir. He said that one of the most exceptional things that has happened in his life was traveling to The Vatican in Italy to sing with the choir in 2001. They performed at a number of cathedrals throughout Rome and at The Vatican for the Pope.

Skip is as involved in home building as he is in his community. Recently, Skip was involved in three affordable housing projects for residents of Old Lyme and Lyme. The goal of the project was to help keep younger people in town who could not afford the high housing costs in the area. The projects were a resounding success.

“We are very happy to recognize Skip and his achievements throughout the community. He is an exemplary builder who we are very proud to work with,” said Amanda Gillen, Marketing Director for Customized Structures, Inc.

As part of the Breaking Ground Award Skip received a plaque recognizing him as the 2006 Breaking Ground Award winner and a nine piece tool set. He also received write ups in many industry publications.