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Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day!

Did you know that April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day?  As we adapt to the restrictions of social distancing, one thing we can celebrate is our shrinking carbon footprint. During this newfound journey, we are here to serve our clients today and tomorrow building energy-efficient homes designed to soak in natural light and ventilation. Modular construction maximizes the use of building materials and utilizes waste to energy practices which means far less waste in landfills.  A tighter building envelope combined with the insulation package we include in each home means greater energy efficiency and savings for the homeowner. Our homes are better for the families living in them and for our environment. What are some easy ways to reduce that carbon footprint even more?  Continue to reduce and consolidate trips to the store. Pick up needed items for neighbors and alternate trips to the store with friends. Wash and carry your own reusable shopping bags a

Connecticut Valley Homes May 2019 Memorial Day Blog

Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day allow us to thank all of those who serve in the U.S. military and honor those who gave their lives for the ideals we cherish. 

This weekend, as America reflects on the heroism and sacrifice of those who died in military service, two of our local veterans working together at Connecticut Valley Homes in East Lyme, share what Memorial Day means to them.

Walter Prigmore

Uncasville resident Walter Prigmore, intrigued by the discipline and toughness required to be a Marine, enlisted and rose to the rank of Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. He then joined the Navy and served another 18 years with the tight-knit command of the submarine service earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer. On the USS Snook, Prigmore deployed to the West Pacific and was awarded multiple citations for good conduct, a Meritorious Mast and Submarine Dolphin Medal. Prigmore says, “This is a time to reflect on those who served before me, with me and after me. Especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”

As a Fire Control Technician responsible for maintaining and operating computer systems for nuclear torpedoes and later as a Naval Instructor in Groton, Prigmore would speak of his experience and encourage others to join the military. “It is an excellent way to learn more about yourself and earn a living while doing so. There are many benefits to reap as a result.” He credits his time in the service for the discipline and organizational strengths he employs today. “There is a pride in accomplishment, a job well done, it is incredibly motivating to see the results of hard work.”

David Cooper

David Cooper, of East Lyme, echoes these sentiments. As a combat trauma medic who served in multiple overseas deployments throughout conflict zones in Southwest Asia, it’s not just on Memorial Day that he thinks of the fallen soldiers, the ones who gave it all. He followed the footsteps of family members before him, he encourages others to enlist. “Do it. It will be the best decision you ever make.”

To all of our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, we honor you and remember you this Memorial Day. And to those who serve today to defend our nation and build a better world – we thank you, your families and loved ones for all you do to keep us safe.


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