Andrew LaSala, co-owner of Wilton-based Cannondale Building & Design, recently was named 2003 Remodeler of the Year by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County. LaSala is shown here with the award and his wife Diane.

The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County has named Andrew LaSala, co-owner of Wilton-based Cannondale Building & Design, as 2003 Remodeler of the Year.

The award was presented at a recent dinner at the Continental Manor in Norwalk.

“This award recognizes Cannondale’s outstanding industry and customer service and attention to detail,” said remodeler and HBRA President Michael Heslin.

In accepting the award, Andrew LaSala described the growing trend to serial remodeling.

“Today’s homeowners are constantly remodeling their homes, in part due to the need to compete with new construction, and in part driven by the barrage of new products and technologies, which manufacturers bring to the market each year,” he said. “We become advisors to our clients, helping them through the maze of home product choices. Our close client relationships last for years, and allow us to remodel their homes in phases. What many times begins as a small bath remodel ends as a whole house renovation.”

Currently, LaSala is building custom homes and remodeling kitchens and whole houses in Westport, Fairfield, Wilton, Ridgefield, Bedford and Mamaroneck. In New Canaan, Cannondale is doing a sunroom addition on a 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the art wireless home.

LaSala is vice president of the Fairfield County HBRA and serves on its board of directors, as well as the boards of the state and National Association of Home Builders. He has served two terms as a director of the New Canaan Rotary.

He is also involved with several major New York City building projects, including a proposed 500-unit residential development and 270-bay parking garage, with ferry stop and marina. The LaSala family has been in the building business for over 125 years. LaSala is a director of the Stefano LaSala Foundation, a family-run charitable organization, which was founded in 1950, and benefits many Metro New York-area hospitals, schools and cultural organizations.