Dave Laforce has been an owner since 1996 and is the creative champion and driver of the vision for Built by Newport which is a furniture manufacturer in Northeastern Vermont. His passion for building long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is the heartbeat of the company. His story is one that is deeply rooted in the history of the company and therefore provides a wealth of experience and expertise in the wood industry. Energy efficiency is very important to Built by Newport and their initiatives granted them the 2016 Efficiency Vermont Energy Leadership Award. Dave currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Community National Bank and is an active participant in the local community. He lives in Derby with his wife and business partner Julie and they have two teenage sons.