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Joe Farrell

Founder & President

JGF@farrellbuilding.com

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Joe Farrell has had a lifelong love of architecture. At the age of 13, he mastered the art of construction by building elaborate tree houses in his backyard. And in high school, Joe won numerous architecture awards as his passion evolved.

Without the requisite funds to support him, Joe initially turned to Wall Street to begin his career. At 27, he became an oil trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange and saved every penny he could until in 1995, when he bought his first piece of land in Brookville, New York. It is on that piece of land that Joe Farrell developed and sold his first spec home.

In 1996, Joe merged his Wall Street expertise and business acumen with his passion for construction by creating Farrell Building Co. in the Hamptons. One year later he met his wife, Kristen, and has since created the fastest growing building company on the East End.

For over 25 years as the founder and president of Farrell Building Co., Joe has remained as involved as he was on the very first day. From his unique and innate ability to envision space to the amazing Farrell team he has assembled, Joe oversees every house built by his company.

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Kristen began her post college life as political lobbyist with a love of boating, traveling and hiking. In 1996 she created her own firm, McCrann & Co. to focus on expediting permits and site selection for companies seeking a presence on Long Island.

In 1997, Joe Farrell hired Kristen for her lobbying services and a natural team was formed. Two years later, they were married and made the Hamptons their full time residence. Joe, applying his Wall Street business acumen to create his signature style, and Kristen, utilizing her skills to oversee subdivisions, legal and zoning issues, built their careers and family together.

In 2009 Kristen oversaw the design and build of their now iconic home known as “Sandcastle.” As she cultivated her talent, Kristen saw the need for a coordinated approach to build every Farrell house. By 2012, the Farrell Design Division was established and Kristen shifted her focus to ensuring that every home is designed with precision as if it were her own.

Kristen’s role as Director of Design expanded to include Marketing Director in 2015, allowing her to focus on developing the Farrell brand.

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Kristen
Farrell

Vice President

k.farrell@farrellbuilding.com

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Butch
Payne

Director of Operations

butchpayneinc@optonline.net

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Butch is a lifetime resident of Montauk, New York and enjoys the East End with his wife and two children. A natural outdoorsmen with a keen eye for construction and the art of site development, Butch graduated high school and immediately immersed himself in the building industry. Excavation and site preparation became his expertise and he is well known as the best in the business in local circles. In 2000, Butch started Butch Payne Excavation.

Butch Payne and Joe Farrell were destined to meet and did so in 1998 on a Farrell Building Co. jobsite. A natural alliance in business and friendship was formed and the Farrell team and family philosophy was strengthened. Butch managed his own company and has served as the site expert for every Farrell job since 1998.

In 2014 the relationship was further solidified when Butch hired a manager for his company and officially joined the Farrell Building Co. team full-time as Vice President of Operations. To date, Butch has worked on over 425 Farrell homes, creating a team like no other.

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Kyle, a New York native, grew up helping his father with small renovations on their family home. He had a knack for choosing the hardest summer jobs with the longest hours: residential construction, dock and pier building, working on boats, all of which solidified his strong work ethic and love of construction and development.

After graduating from SUNY Farmingdale, the owner of the Weichert Realtors in Commack overheard Kyle speaking and insisted that Kyle works for him as an Associate Broker. In this role, Kyle was named the Fortune 500 Relocation Specialist and earned the award of Top Producer for his branch. Kyle soon realized he loved helping people find their dream home.

In 2007, Kyle saw a natural fit as he was able to pursue his passion of building and development as the Assistant to the Vice President at Farrell Building Co., where he quickly earned the title of Operations Manager.

Kyle now resides in Hampton Bay and spends his spare time keeping active boating, skiing and with friends and family.

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Kyle
Messinger

Director of
Business Development

k.messinger@farrellbuilding.com

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Office Team

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Lynn Sprufera
Comptroller
Kaitlyn Kelly
Operations Assistant
Jared Johnson
Sales/Marketing Manager
Barbara Immerman
Office Manager
Christine Kuhl
Accounts Payable

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Jane Kratz
Real Estate Counsel
Bryan Farrell
Corporate Counsel
Sharon Benko
Paralegal

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Architectural
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Will Minnear, AIA
Principal Architect
Juan Guichay
Architectural Assistant

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Kristen Farrell
Vice President
April Tully
Design Manager

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Project
Management
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Christopher Evans, Gary Block, Gregg Farrell, Roy Ehm, Richard Muesch, Gerald Herlihy, Ralph Greer, Jonathan Favaro, Bob Nadeau, Steve Pryzby, Jr, Thomas O’Reilly

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Scott Thomas
Mike Thomas
Chris Geraghty

Service
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