We are the leading custom homebuilder in Connecticut. Each project we go on, we ensure that it comes out looking better than you expected. 

SINCE 1993

Our goal then and now is to provide quality projects.

At Ground Breakers Building and Excavation, we pride ourselves on being the go-to experts for new home construction in Litchfield County, Fairfield County, as well as New haven County. We are the leading contractors for all your excavation, new home construction, septic, drainage, driveway repair and remodeling needs in the breathtaking region of Northwest Connecticut. With a passion for craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a trusted name in the construction industry.

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Transform your property aspirations into reality with Ground Breakers Building and Excavation. Experience the artistry of craftsmanship, the precision of excavation, and the fulfillment of your vision – all against the backdrop of the enchanting state of Connecticut.

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Why Choose Us

GroundBreakers building and Excavation is the leading home builder in Northwest Connecticut. 


With years of experience in the industry, our team has a deep understanding of the challenges and intricacies involved in excavation, construction, and remodeling projects.

Attention to Detail

From project planning to execution, we pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure that every element is executed to perfection.

Quality Craftmanship

Our commitment to delivering exceptional results drives us to maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship in every project we undertake.

Latest Projects

Leading the industry for new home construction in Connecticut, Ground Breakers Building and Excavation has numerous breath taking projects. Working on large additions to proper drainage for a property, we are able to take your breath away with the final results.  


  • I don’t think you could find a team of builders that treat your project as if it was their very own the way Lee, Sharisse and Groundbreakers do. From choosing the land, the excavating of the property to the final details of finishing your home-they put their heart and soul into every step of the process. They are open to new ideas as your build develops. If something doesn’t turn out the way you envision-they will work tirelessly with you to get it exactly right. If you were to ask Lee if problems arise during the course of a house build, he will tell you there are only solutions. We built our dream home. It was Groundbreakers from start to finish that made this dream come true! If we were to build another home tomorrow-hands down we would work with Groundbreakers again!

    Ami Talkow Avatar Ami Talkow
    November 6, 2023

    I am very fortunate to have found Groundbreakers almost 19 years ago for my companies’ site work and building needs. Their skills and communication are what set them apart from any of the local competitors. Pricing has always been fair and I have put their skills to the test on many difficult projects over the years. Don’t be fooled by other contractors who throw out a low price just to hit you with change orders later. Lee is going to give you honest and accurate information every time.

    Advantage Contracting Avatar Advantage Contracting
    November 9, 2023

    “From Trees to Keys”…our little cottage, built on weekends in 1948 with castoffs from the Peter-Paul Candy Factory in Naugatuck, was literally falling apart due to insect damage, damp rot, age…we purchased a log cabin kit home to replace it, not knowing what we didn’t know about building. After several other quotes, I met with Lee, who very patiently explained some basics of building – such as, you can’t construct a new home on a very old foundation of stacked cinderblocks! Lee worked with us, step by step, through hiccups in financing, building materials shortages (spring through fall of 2020; height of the pandemic), Tropical Storm Isiais, and immovable boulders in the crawl space area. Lee is a gem, tells you what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear, and bent over backward to ensure that we would be IN our new home (and out of the camper we were staying in on the property!) before winter. He is a man of his word, and these photos should speak for themselves.

    Mary MacLeod Avatar Mary MacLeod
    November 13, 2023
  • We had a very positive experience with Groundbreakers in the building of our new home. it is clear to us that they want their customers to be happy with their product, and they go to great lengths to make sure that is the case.

    Edward Berman Avatar Edward Berman
    November 6, 2023

    The Steiners came in during covid and made our dream home come true! With help from finding the land, financing, and getting the finshed product done in the best quality we are more than happy with our new forever home! Thanks again!

    Kreg Melanson Avatar Kreg Melanson
    November 6, 2023

    Lee’s attention to deail, professionalism and ability to break down the building process into simple terms that the homeowner can understand is fantastic. There were changes along the way and I felt that Lee was always looking out for the best interest of the project and not for his wallet. If you have the pleasure of having the decision of whether to hire Lee or another firm, think twice about hiring another firm.

    Adam Stein Avatar Adam Stein
    November 12, 2023
  • Always a great company to work with and exceed expectations every time! Very professional and always willing to help and answer any questions. Lee and Sharisse are knowledgeable in the industry, we highly recommend!

    Grela Well Drilling Avatar Grela Well Drilling
    November 6, 2023

    Having gone through different offices and having dealt with multiple builders, companies, headaches and nightmares, I would say unequivocally – Ground Breakers – top notch, top of the line, second to none. The quality? From the initial contact to consultation and the buildout – Ground Breakers are second to none – they deliver on time, on the money and with unparalleled attention to the detail. You don’t have to babysit for a change a building company when you deal with them. They will do whats right regardless! Day or night, rain or shine – they are always there. The president and CEO of the company? When do you get a personal service every step of the way? Here. At Ground Breakers. There is no price or value you can put on someone who cares and treats your buildout like his own. Thats what Ground Breakers are all about. Truly. Every step of the way! Dr Ravin

    Elite Smiles Connecticut Avatar Elite Smiles Connecticut
    November 9, 2023

    Tom Taglieri Avatar Tom Taglieri
    November 13, 2021
  • Ground Breakers renovated and restored our 260 year old Colonial in Litchfield CT and did an amazing job. So much so that our home won a Connecticut HOBI award for best renovation in Litchfield. Would hire them again in a heartbeat!

    Aaron Schildkraut Avatar Aaron Schildkraut
    January 24, 2024

    Building a home was never in our long term plan, but at the end of 2021 we found ourselves in a unique position to do just that. It was our good fortune to be connected with Lee and Sharisse Steiner of Groundbreakers. They were supportive, collaborative and highly responsive throughout every phase of the build. From assisting us with finding land, helping us to understand and manage the financing, making selections and difficult choices, and troubleshooting unforeseen obstacles, Lee and Sharisse carried us through this process with as little stress as we could have possibly imagined. They make a great team and we are very lucky to have been able to work with them in building our forever home. We are forever thankful. Your friends, The Bs

    Amy Battaglia Avatar Amy Battaglia
    April 10, 2024


Ground Breakers Building and Excavation offers a comprehensive range of services including new construction, remodeling, excavation, septic system installation, and drainage solutions. We specialize in transforming properties in the northwest corner of CT into functional and beautiful spaces.

We are located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, serving this region exclusively. Our expertise is tailored to the unique landscape and needs of this area.

We handle various new construction projects, ranging from custom homes to additions and expansions. Our team works closely with clients to bring their architectural visions to life, ensuring exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Our remodeling services encompass a wide range of projects, from kitchen and bathroom renovations to complete home makeovers. We have the expertise to update and transform existing spaces into modern, functional, and aesthetically pleasing areas.

Our skilled excavation team uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to tackle excavation projects of all sizes. Whether it's site preparation for construction or creating outdoor areas, we ensure precision, safety, and efficiency.

Ground Breakers Building and Excavation specializes installation and repair. Our team adheres to local regulations and environmental standards to ensure proper functioning and longevity of septic systems.

Our drainage solutions are designed to manage and direct water flow effectively, preventing erosion, flooding, and property damage. We assess the property's layout and landscape to implement drainage systems that work seamlessly with the environment.

Our local expertise, commitment to quality craftsmanship, and client-centric approach set us apart. We are deeply rooted in the northwest corner of CT, and our team's passion for creating exceptional spaces drives everything we do.




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