TRIO Managed: Mill Commons Wins Property of the Year 2013 and 5 More HOBI Awards

Published November 13, 2013


Mill Commons LLC, comprised of Landworks and Nelson Construction, the developers of smart growth communities—including the newly designed The Mill at Hop Brook in Simsbury, CT—announced that they received six HOBI awards sponsored by Homebuilders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Connecticut, including 2013 Community of the Year.

The 2013 HOBI Awards, which were held on Nov. 12, are the state’s most prestigious awards, given annually to recognize the very best in the housing industry. The awards honor builders, remodelers and other industry contributors for excellence in home design and construction, home technology, home financing and community service. Landworks Development received six awards in total, including the prestigious Community of the Year for 2013 for Mill Commons Apartment Homes, managed by Trio Properties.  Community of the Year is one of only four Grand Awards that HOBI bestows. Mill Commons also won Best Hartford County Luxury Rental Unit, Best Energy-Efficient/Green Community, Best Hartford County Mixed-Use Development, Best Hartford County Smart Growth Community and Best
Commercial Rehab.

“We really focused on the quality of craftsmanship and therefore utilized many local vendors for building materials and finishes,” said Chris Nelson of Landworks Development.  “We made some hard decisions that weren’t the least expensive, but that would improve the overall integrity of the project and a resident’s quality of life.“

The Mill at Hop Brook is a mixed-use development located in the desirable Farmington Valley town of Simsbury, CT, which also encompasses Mill Commons Apartment Homes and Mill Pond Crossing Townhomes and commercial space. The mill itself dates back to 1680 and is now the location of five-star Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Ron Janeczko of Landworks Development says of the project, “We are very honored to win these awards [from HOBI]. Mill Commons is truly a master planned community, and we are happy that it has been so well received. We would especially like to thank HOBI for recognizing us 2013 Community of the Year.”  For more information visit:

About Landworks Development LLC

Developer Ron Janeczko and builder Chris Nelson of Nelson Construction, are partners in Landworks Development LLC. Together they combine land planning and site development skills with the construction experience and knowledge of a second-generation builder.  Landworks offices are located in Farmington, Connecticut.  They have built several residential communities in the greater Hartford area.  Advanced construction systems, quality materials, fine craftsmanship, and superior design guarantee each community’s lasting beauty and lower maintenance. For more information visit:

Simsbury, Connecticut |  December 12, 2013