The Farrell Team
Joe started his career on Wall Street as an oil trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange. He saved every penny he could and in 1995 Joe bought his first piece of land in Brookville, New York, where he developed and sold his first spec home.
In 1996, Joe merged his Wall Street expertise, business acumen, and 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, 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.
In 1996 Kristen founded 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.
In 2009 Kristen oversaw the design and build of their now iconic home known as “Sandcastle.” During this time, Kristen saw the need for a coordinated approach to build every Farrell house. By 2012, the Farrell Design Division was established and the company began to expand upon its signature spec home.
As Vice President of Farrell Building Co., Kristen has become the brand steward, ensuring the Farrell aesthetic and commitment is intertwined in every aspect of the growing business.
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.
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 work 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 Bays and spends his spare time keeping active by boating, skiing with friends and family.
Marketing / PR
Sara started her career at Thomson Reuters in the marketing organization as part of the team that launched the digital marketing platform for the buy side business. During her time there she developed the first ever demand generation and business development program in the Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business, leveraging new digital marketing tactics and tools. She continued her time at Thomson Reuters shifting to the head of digital marketing for the Reuters Media business where she oversaw digital budget and tracked campaigns to measure ROI, and social impact of programs, implementing the required infrastructure for analysis, measurement and ongoing improvement of programs. Sara developed the first full-range social media strategy, utilizing owned, earned and paid tactics, yielding 1000% social growth and engagement, and launching new, successful profiles across several platforms. She then transitioned to AppNexus, an advertising technology company where she created and managed all content and digital channels and campaigns (owned, paid, including social and programmatic/ display) for AppNexus.
Sara joined the Farrell Organization in November of 2016 and has led the development of Farrell Building Company and the Farrell Organization brand and digital capabilities.