"We had visited active adult communities as far away as New Hampshire and Holyoke, Massachusetts. For us, Phillips Farm had more benefits, more amenities, and the price was reasonable. Bill Ferrigno was so flexible, which is important, because unless I could get everything I wanted, there was no way I was going to move."

—Mildred Fitzgerald, Phillips Farm, East Hartford, CT

A Builder's Story


I'm Bill Ferrigno, and as my father and grandfather before him, I've made my career as a home builder.

My grandfather, Joseph Ferrigno, emigrated from Sicily in the early part of the 20th century and worked as a builder in the Hartford area of Connecticut. My father, Joseph Ferrigno, Jr., continued the tradition as a Hartford County home builder for many years. I inherited their eye for detail and, through their influence, my strong belief in customer service.

In 1977, I started Sunlight Construction, specializing in single-family homes in Connecticut’s beautiful Farmington Valley.

We have a great team, and I'm proud of the quality custom homes we've built in Avon, Simsbury, West Hartford, Granby, East Granby, Bristol, East Hartford and Farmington. I'm also grateful for the lasting friendships we've developed with our home buyers.

I am an active member of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut, where the mission is to provide educational resources and training for builders and where the advancement of professionalism and high standards in the building industry are our bywords. I have served on the Hartford County Home Builders Association Board of Directors and on its Codes and Standards committee, was president of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut from 2006 through 2008 and am currently on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Institute of Professional Builders.  I believe that a professional, high quality industry serves everyone’s best interests.