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Friends of the Avon Historical Society




Recognition of Local Businesses and Organizations

We gladly recognize all businesses who have donated their services to help Avon Historical Society preserve our common heritage.  Through their charitable contributions they have helped the Society preserve Avon's past for the future of the entire community. When possible, links to these companies' websites are provided. In all cases, some type of contact information is provided.

Having listed them here alphabetically for ease of searching, at the very least, we ask that should you have any upcoming projects on your "to do list," please keep these businesses in mind as you seek bids. As you can imagine, without their help and support, Avon Historical Society's continuous restoration projects would be so much more complicated....  

AIC of Bristol, CT

395 North Main Street

Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 583-6214

In the words of Derrin House's Curator, Len Tolisano, "AIC has been instrumental in the ongoing restoration of Derrin House. Their tasks included removal of the exterior asphalt siding along with repair and painting of the exterior.

On the interior they removed several layers of flooring and wallpaper, and are now in the process of patching and painting the walls.  We could not have accomplished as much as we have without them."

You can visit their Website at: AIC Bristol CT

  Chris Roy
  Complete Grounds Maintenance
  General Landscaping & Roto-tilling
  50 Hurdle Fence Drive
  Avon, Ct.  06001

  Chris has been handling the lawn maintenance around the Derrin House for the past few years. We appreciate his support.

Cyr Construction Co. LLC

186 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 673-5694

John Cyr has been actively involved with Avon Historical Society for several years, having donated the labor for replacing the roof of the Derrin House and donated labor and material to replace the roof of the Living Museum. And even more recently, Cyr Construction Co. tarped over the leaking Horse Guard Barn Roof.
You can also email John Cyr at:

  Maher's Paint and Wallpaper, LLC

369 West Main Street

Avon, CT 06001
(860) 678-1200

Mahers has been providing Avon Historical supplies and paint for several years. Thanks to Maher's the Derrin House has been painted in historically correct colors, which many of you have complimented us recently.
You can visit their Website at: Mahers Paint and Wallpaper

Moore's Sawmill

171 Mountain Avenue

Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 242-3003

Located 10 miles northwest of Hartford, Connecticut, Moore's Sawmill kinddonated the wood for the Derrin House Garden Beds.
You can visit their Website at: Moore's Sawmill

Sunnybrook Farms Garden Center

407 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001-2511
(860) 673-1506

Sunnybrook Farms graciously donated the "period garden" plants for the Derrin House Garden Beds.
Sunnybrook Farms is on the corner of West Avon and Country Club Road.

Walker Crane & Rigging Corporation

50 Farmigton Valley Drive
Plainville, CT 06062

Edward J. Roy, President of Walker Crane, provided Avon Historical Society with use of a 45' crane, allowing John Cyr's Roofing Team access for tarping of the leaking Horse Guard Barn Roof.

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