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Abele Homes

We are a long time area builder with a proven track record, long-standing reputation of excellence and consistency, and our communities stand the test of time. Most importantly, we produce a quality home. When you buy a home from us, you are buying from a local family business with long time connections to the Albany area.

Meet The Team

Chris Abele


Chris has been in the real estate field for over 30 years. His passion and goal is to create value for his customers with beautiful, well-laid out developments that stand the test of time. He has exceptional expertise in land development.

Ed Abele

Vice President

Ed plays a dual role at Abele Builders, Inc. His main responsibility is the management and development of our commercial division. Ed has undergraduate degrees from both Siena College and Clarkson University and an MBA from Babson College.

Phyllis Abele

Purchasing Manager/Design Center Consultant

Phyllis has been the building field her entire life, starting by running a lumber yard with her parents for 20 years. She is uniquely qualified to work with our architect to create floorplans and also working with home owners in the Design Center.

Sue Abele

Purchasing Manager/Design Center Consultant

One of Sue’s main roles has been the creation and management of The Abele Design Center. She is involved with all matters to ensure that dream homes become a reality.

Dan Lil

Director Of Operations

Dan works directly with our customers and subcontractors throughout the construction process to keep everything on track. He is also Liaison between the office and field to ensure all matters are attended to in a professional and timely manner.

John Delano

Site Supervisor

John Delano has been with Abele Builders, Inc. from the inception of the company. He has worked closely with Chris on site development and is an important part of the building process.

Dave DeCarlo

Site Foreman

Dave works at our construction site each day, managing the building schedule of our home. He is also responsible for coordinating our subcontractor's schedules. Dave has much experience in the carpentry field and adds his expertise daily.

Ben Janis

Field Foreman

Ben is on the construction site each day. He adds his valuable assistance and support in all divisions of the building process.

John Abele

Field Foreman

John is in the field each day and works to support field personnel to ensure that our projects run smooth and on time.

Maureen Abele

Sales and Marketing

Maureen acts as the liaison between our sales team and our internal team to ensure a positive customer experience. She also runs our warranty department, working to schedule appointments and with customers post-closing.

Having a home built can be a very stressful endeavor. After shopping around for several weeks, we easily decided that Abele Builders was the best contractor for us. The process, from deciding on a design, picking a lot (we chose Glen Meadows), and then selecting from the myriad options to uniquely define our new home, could not have been simpler. It is well defined, easily followed and put us in the home at almost the exact day they had estimated early in the process. We love our new home and only wish we had done this 10 years earlier. Design, feature choices, construction quality, and follow-on support are far and away among the best in the industry.

Chuck McGaffin