About Us

Anco Builders was founded in 1958 by Andrew Colaruotolo and is now run by his son, John Colaruotolo. We specialize in building luxury custom homes. Our focus is on the customer experience. We design around your lifestyle and needs - to make a beautiful home that fits how your family lives every day. We build with a guided process - one where you know what to expect each step of the way and where you are able to make decisions confidently.

The Anco team is committed to the philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. John used the Kolbe Concept™ as a foundation for our operations. He firmly believes that a team with a well-balanced mix of instinctive talents will be more productive and more easily reach their goals.

John Colaruotolo, CEO
John Colaruotolo, CEO

A Note from the CEO

Families and their homes have certainly changed since my father began building homes in the 1950s. But the essentials are much the same: families still want homes that express their unique personalities, streamline their daily tasks, help them pursue their dreams and celebrate their milestones.

“When are your kids’ birthdays?” is one of the first questions I ask a couple when we begin to plan their new home. A birthday party is not a matter of bricks and mortar. But it’s a special chapter in a family’s story. The new home - its great room or playroom, patio or pool - will be the stage for that long-remembered chapter.

I understand the pressures on these families: their time is precious, and their decisions are critical. Their new homes will play a huge role in their emotional, physical and financial futures.

I often spend the better part of a year face-to-face with these families, listening to their ideas, sketching out plans and helping them navigate a well-orchestrated series of decisions. In the course of our collaboration, I bring in other seasoned professionals - architects and design consultants, landscapers and experts in emerging technology.
Our team remains committed to the philosophy of my father, which was to always exceed expectations. He set the bar very high in terms of craftsmanship, materials and anticipating what’s ahead. Today, as I guide families through the planning and building of their dream homes I carry on his tradition.

I joined the Anco team when I was 13 years old. One of my first assignments fell under the category of finishing touches: just before the new family moved in, I would scrub the bathtub until it sparkled. I can still remember the excitement and anticipation, when those families opened the door to their new homes - and new lives.

I am deeply honored by the trust that our buyers place in the Anco team - and by the opportunity to set the stage for the wonderful stories that will unfold in these homes.

Our History

mr-c-and-johnThe legacy of our founder, Andrew Colaruotolo, is a key to our success. Andrew, affectionately known as “Mr. C,” was born in 1931 in Gaeta, Italy, a small Mediterranean fishing village located between Rome and Naples. At the end of World War II, Andrew, 17, immigrated to America with his sister Eliza and settled in Rochester, joining their brother Frank.

To begin a career as a mason, he studied architecture at RIT and learned to speak English at night. In 1957, he married Antoinette Campbell and they had had three children: John, Mary Jo and Andrea. In 1958, Mr. C started Anco Builders. Sixteen years later, in 1974, he started planting a vineyard as a hobby in Fairport which soon became Casa Larga Vineyards. Andrew passed away in 2004 and was succeed by his son, John.

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7245 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd.
PO Box 1109
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 223-3034


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  • Step 7: The Home Investment Protector™

    Once your home is built, we have a system to monitor the performance and warranty of your new home. It is important to protect your new home as an investment. We are still available for you while your home is new. Walking through the home together before move-in and after 6- and 12-months ensures you are comfortable and happy.

    In this step you will receive:

    • A New Home Orientation to learn the mechanical features of your new home.
    • “Punchlists” after each walk-through for items that need attention.
    • Information on your Warranty program.
    • Contact information for any possible issues with your new home.

    This concludes the overview of our New Home Experience, your guide through the home building process. Ready to get started? The first step is a free consultation.

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  • Step 6: The Building Game Plan™

    During construction, our goal is to ensure that you feel confident and satisfied that you are informed on the progress made on your home. This is the part where we take care of logistics and coordination of all the details to build your custom home.

    Construction has begun and you will continue to make important design decisions. Throughout construction, you will have the Building Game Plan™ to keep you informed of the progress made on your new home. This is a big-picture view of the construction schedule so you know what is generally happening at the site. You can take comfort in the knowledge that we have a schedule and a plan to overcome any challenges.

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  • Step 5: The New Beginnings Planner™

    In this step of the building process, design decisions are a stepping stone from blueprints to beginning construction. You will make critical decisions about how your home will look, which is challenging yet exciting, with the assistance of a Designer.

    The many design opportunities available in a new home can be overwhelming. Our design workbook leads you through the selections that need to be made, in the order that they are built. Making these decisions in the right order will keep your build running to schedule and ensure a cohesive look throughout your home.

    In this step, you’ll receive:

    • A designer who is familiar with our building process.
    • Selection sheets to guide you through the decision-making process.
    • Drawings of your home for reference.

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  • Step 4: The Home Investment Report™

    Now that you’ve identified your lifestyle, design possibilities and outlined how those fit in with your budget, we’ll get down to the bottom line. In this meeting, you will learn the detailed pricing of your new home, discuss any options to modify the cost and sign your contract.

    In this step, you’ll receive:

    • Pricing. Including the building structure, design and any add-ons.
      • Design Options Pricing. These are elements that can dramatically increase or decrease the overall price of your home, and can be modified to keep your budget in check. We are happy to make recommendations for you.
    • Contract. Your official contract for your new home.
    • Transition Solutions. Information on temporary or long-term housing while you await your new home.

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  • Step 3: The Lifestyle Snapshot™

    What is a picture-perfect moment in your future home? Maybe you have more space for entertaining, rooms for children or grandchildren, a large gourmet kitchen or a luxurious backyard. Maybe you have all of these and more. Taking a look at how you’d like to live in your future home while staying on budget is the third step of our process.

    The goal in this step is to understand your lifestyle and what that means for your custom home, while also maintaining the established budget. We want to help eliminate any fears you may have with making decisions that won’t fit in with your home, style or budget. Knowing the possibilities gives you the freedom to create the home of your dreams and stay within your budget.

    You’ll learn home design possibilities for:

    • Preliminary Home Design
    • Kitchen Design
    • Landscape Design

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  • Step 2: The Education Navigator™

    Once you have decided to build with us after our complimentary meeting, the education process begins. You will learn the information necessary to make informed decisions with confidence, and you will have us at your service for any questions.

    Our education process includes:

    • Learning all the components of the home structure.
    • Learning all the areas of the home where you have design possibilities.
    • Understanding the design of each detail in your custom home.

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  • Step 1: The Relationship Expander™

    The first step of our New Home Experience is a complimentary meeting where we get a feel for working together. We’ll review your concerns, possibilities and strengths.

    Topics of discussion include:

    • Your vision for your new home.
    • Your lifestyle and how it fits into home design.
    • Your budget, and how we will protect your budget.
    • Your top priorities for your home.
    • The organization of the building process.
    • The Home Buyer’s Commitment™

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