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Custom Homes by Hamelin Framing, Inc.

Local Tradespeople Building Southwick Dreams

Searching for an above par building experience? Look no farther than Southwick’s The Greens. This four-phase, residential housing development is graciously spaced along the former Southwick Country Club’s rolling terrain. It’s an opportunity for homeowners, whether upsizing or downsizing, to customize their dream house in a rural community famous for its farm-town feel. 

“With the Hamelins, the process was seamless,” said Paul Miles, a lifelong Southwick resident who moved to The Greens with his wife, Tina, last October. “They handled everything from soup to nuts, and they were great with suggestions and guiding us along with the process.”

By “the Hamelins,” Miles referenced Joe and Greg Hamelin, the father and son who head Custom Homes by Hamelin Framing, Inc. This company’s team members also include one of the developers Brian LeDuc of Fiore Realty Holdings, LLC, ROVI realtors Hollie Hamelin and Meghan Hess, and a committed team of local subcontractors, including Crestview Construction and Trucking of Southwick; Masciadrelli and Son Heating and Air Conditioning of Westfield; Brzoska Plumbing of Montgomery; Concrete Kings, Louis Pallotta Paving, and MHI Kitchens of Agawam; Cortina Tile and Marble of West Springfield, Don Ruel Electric of Chicopee, Lucky’s Construction of Hampden, and Timeless Stone of Bloomfield, CT.  

Greg and Hollie Hamelin, as well as Brian LeDuc, all live in Southwick. Their goal is to bring quality housing and positive economic development to a community they love. “We’re not people from out of town,” LeDuc said. “Our kids are in Southwick schools. It’s important to us that they can look back and be proud of us.” 

“We’re committed to doing this right,” Greg Hamelin said.

Nestled in a town cherished for its lakes, farm stands, tobacco barns, bike and conservation trails, motocross, and mom-and-pop merchants, The Greens offers lots ranging in size from .65 to 2.60 acres. From there, the possibilities are endless. The Hamelins supply a range of home templates to choose from. Buyers then use today’s advanced technology to explore personal adaptations to make their house uniquely their own. 

Of course, some buyers may choose not to customize at all. Standard features at The Greens include (among others) town water, propane fuel, septic, four-inch basement and garage floors, double-hung vinyl windows, insulated exterior doors, 30-year architectural shingles, four-inch red oak flooring, comfortable allowances for the buyers’ choice of tile and light fixtures, granite kitchen and bath countertops, a patio or deck, paved driveway, lawn-seeding, and starter landscaping.

Resident Joe Carey moved to The Greens in August. During their home’s design phase, he and his wife decided to add a half bath and basement office space. “[The Hamelins] were very transparent and straightforward,” he said. “We were never in a position where they did the work and it came out above the price they quoted us. Everything was to the dollar.”

During the build phase, Carey stopped by daily to watch as his home grew from concept to reality. “Obviously, with anything that’s going up from scratch, there were hiccups. But anything that came up, big or small, Greg and his father, Joe, have done everything they can to make it perfect.”

“They’re about the product,” Miles said. “If they say they’re going to do something, they do it. They’ve got integrity. They’re very customer driven.”

“Greg’s a very straightforward person,” Carey said. “There was never a question that he couldn’t answer. There was never an issue that wasn’t addressed. He and his team were always working toward what I wanted to have from my house. At the end of the day, I got exactly that. This is everything my wife and I were looking for.”

  • Carey Home
  • The Greens Team, left to right Brian Leduc, Kathi Phillips, Meghan Hess, Joe & Susan Hamelin, Hollie & Greg Hamelin