EcoBuilders Inc. is a full-service general contracting firm serving clients throughout the beautiful Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountain regions of New York State.
Our core principles embrace all aspects of sustainability including durability, energy efficiency, and affordability. We ensure that your expectations of quality are actually built.
EcoBuilders positively contributes to the environment and community with every project.
We believe “built to last” should be the standard not the exception.
Why Choose EcoBuilders
You can trust that at EcoBuilders we build, and maintain long lasting, trusting, relationships with all members of a project team.
We work with excellent subcontractors and suppliers, who provide high quality customer care. We provide, to you the owner, true market value construction costs in a transparent open book bid.
When working with EcoBuilders you will be provided with multiple construction alternatives for pricing various building options and system types.
We are better, faster, and more efficient!
Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a prolific architect who, over the past 25 years, has designed and built more than 250 projects ranging from multi-million dollar hotels and resorts to solar residences. The founder and President of Alfandre Architecture, he is expert in the design of maximally energy-efficient, climactically responsive buildings that are solar-ready, and include state of the art construction systems to maximize the health and well-being of their occupants. He launched EcoBuilders Inc. in 2009 to provide full design and build services to his clients. EcoBuilders completed projects include office buildings, resort and hospitality facilities, high performance residences and historic restoration projects.
Master of Architecture, 1987
SUNY NEW PALTZ
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, 1980
LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy, Office Building
Main Street, New Paltz, New York
Ryan J. DeSalvatore joined the Alfandre Architecture team in the summer of 2022 as a Senior Project Manager. Ryan brings with him an extensive construction and design background, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit.
Ryan has been operating his own business since 2006, focusing on high-end residential buildings and remodeling. He designed, managed, and built all of the company’s projects, providing his clients with a full-service, one-stop-shop experience.
Ryan was a Professor of Architecture at Hudson Valley Community College from 2014 to 2019.
Master of Architecture, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, 2008
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate’s Degree in Architecture, 2006
Vinny Sickles joins Alfandre Architecture as a Senior Project Manager and brings with him over a decade of experience combining sustainability with high-end design. Vinny is a licensed Architect in New York State. He is well-informed in the latest green building technologies and is adept at managing projects from conception to completion.
A native of the Hudson Valley, Vinny has contributed to projects locally and in Connecticut and NYC. He has extensive experience working on-site with contractors and clients, supervising projects with an observant eye to deliver well-executed projects that meet energy efficiency and design goals.
Bachelor of Architecture, 2009
Robyn has been a valuable asset with Alfandre Architecture since 2020 and keeps all project details organized and advancing forward for our clients. Before completing her architectural studies, Robyn designed many local projects including multiple additions, complete-home renovations as well as two new-home builds. Her involvement and joy in these projects led her to pursue a formal degree in Architecture.
Naturally curious and with an artistic eye, Robyn brings over 20 years of experience in interior and spatial design. As a part of the Alfandre Team, she is currently working on multiple residential and local municipal projects while continuing to pursue licensure.
Associate in Applied Science and Architectural Technology
SUNY NEW PALTZ
Bachelor of Science in Art Education
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Linda is the head of business development at Alfandre Architecture. She provides marketing; branding; media planning and buying; advertising and graphic design, illustration and photography; website development and digital marketing. Her essential skill is deep listening to client needs and enabling those visions to be turned into beautiful and sustainable projects. With Linda, buildings and client relationships are built to last.
Linda owns Ad Essentials, a full-service advertising and marketing firm located in New Paltz for over 28 years. She began her career in advertising and marketing at DDB Needham Worldwide.
She currently maintains a position on the board for Local at Heart, a non-profit organization that fundraises to build infrastructure and support for community food pantries, and is a board member for the New Paltz Community Foundation.
Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY New Paltz with graduate courses in typography and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts.
Rhonda is the dedicated and highly motivated Office Manager at Alfandre Architecture. Having worked in the solar manufacturing industry, she brings a set of beneficial skills and extensive experience to Alfandre Architecture.
Rhonda handles the financial management, human resources, and purchasing responsibilities, keeping the firm in order. Rhonda successfully manages her very busy position while always putting client’s needs at the forefront.
Rhonda studied Business Administration at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Bryan Hadley, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC, NCARB is trained as an architect, urban designer, and educator and comes to Alfandre Architecture with over 15 years of professional architectural experience across a broad range of project types and scales. Bryan is deeply passionate about the health of our environment and compassionate about the human condition. Bryan moved from New York to the west coast in order to work with and learn from researchers and authorities at the cutting edge of sustainable design.
He earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2016, holds current licenses to practice architecture in NY and IL, and maintains active LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Passive House Consultant certifications. Bryan taught in an interdisciplinary service-learning design-build program known as Sustainable Futures in Costa Rica.
You will find that Bryan listens very carefully, taking his clients seriously, valuing their contributions and aspirations, and ultimately becoming your advocate throughout design and construction.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Master of Architecture, 2016
Sam Dillehay, RA joined Alfandre Architecture in 2007 as a project manager, and has been responsible for managing all phases of projects, from pre-design through construction administration.
Sam has been chiefly responsible for the exploration and implementation of new technologies within the office, including incorporating Building Information Modeling into the office workflow, and using 3D models for comprehensive daylight and shadow analysis. Sam has now taken on a consulting role with Alfandre Architecture.
Master of Architecture, 2006