MEET OUR TEAM

Over 40 years of Remodeling Homes for the Way You Want to Live

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TIM FREELAND, OWNER

Tim Freeland is president of Freeland Home Remodelers, a Berlin, Connecticut-based full-service residential remodeling company founded in 1992. 

 

Tim has over forty years’ experience in the remodeling and building industry. He is a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).  These certifications reinforce Tim’s expertise and dedication to offering the best professional advice and services for families who want to remodel or age in place in their homes.

 

Tim is an active 15-year member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut (HBRA). He was chairperson of HBRA’s Remodelers Council in 2010-11 and serves as current chair 2019-20. Tim was selected as HBRA of Central Connecticut’s Remodeler of the Year in 2009 and 2014.

 

As members of HBRA’s Remodelers Council, Tim and his peers share common goals of providing quality, service and value, increasing professionalism, developing leaders and giving back to their communities.

 

Once or twice a year, Council members work on a volunteer aging in place or remodeling project for not-for-profits or families in need. Projects often include installing ramps, room renovations and/or replacing windows. 

 

This past year Tim supervised other Council members in a project that installed new windows in a group home in East Hartford. 

 

A 1979 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Tim resides with his wife Lori in East Berlin, Connecticut. They have three grown children. When he is not at work, Tim enjoys as much time on the ski slopes as he can. 

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PETE MECCARIELLO

PROJECT MANAGER

Pete returned to us in 2011 after being away for 15 years. In the early 90's Pete worked for us as a carpenter. While he was away, he held the position of project manager with another construction company that builds restaurants and hotels across the country. He brings a wealth of experience to our remodeling business and can help our clients through the day to day process of the remodel. Pete is also certified through OSHA as well as being trained as an EPA lead paint renovator.

TODD DRACHENBERG

LEAD CARPENTER

Todd has been an instrumental part of the Freeland Brothers team since 1995. His 25 years of carpentry experience has set him above the rest. Todd has the talent to take a verbal idea and turn it into a masterpiece with very little direction. When not working, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughter.

CHRIS COLBY

CARPENTER

Chris has been apart of Freeland Home Remodelers since, 2017. He is a young but very skilled carpenter who has contributed to the successful completion of a wide variety of projects. Chris’ attention to detail allows for superior quality work, setting him above most carpenters. When not working, Chris enjoys working in his garden.  

LANCE CUDDY

CARPENTER

Lance, the newest addition to Freeland Home Remodelers team though not new to the construction world; brings over 5 years of roofing and exterior remodeling experience 

to the table. His ability to learn quickly and work with others makes him a great addition to Freeland Home Remodelers. Lance has already contributed greatly to the successful completion of our remodeling projects.

KATE PALINKOS

OFFICE MANAGER

Kate Palinkos, is the newly hired Business Office Manager of Freeland Home Remodelers. Her responsibilities include: bookkeeping, customer service, and sales/marketing. Kate is a recent graduate with a B.S from UConn School of Business in Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing and Analytics. She looks forward to contributing to the growth of Freeland Home Remodeling as families who are working at home or have multi-generational needs want to update their homes.