Our story

Family Owned

We are a family-owned property management and construction company founded in 1968 by Eric S. Santini. Over the past 50 years, we have designed, developed and managed some of Connecticut’s finest rental communities. Eric S., along with sons Kevin and Eric A. Santini, are personally dedicated to developing, building and maintaining our communities to the highest of standards.

The company manages each community in a manner that fully reflects the Santini way: an unwavering attention to detail, responsiveness to our residents and a commitment to creating communities that enhance our local areas. We are dedicated to keeping our properties looking their best throughout each season and maintaining our numerous on-site amenities (which include outdoor pools, outdoor fireplaces, walking trails and fitness rooms) to the highest of standards. Our professional on-site staff work diligently to meet resident needs and help ensure a rewarding and inspiring living experience at all of our communities.

We have been active members and leaders of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association at the state, local and national levels. The Santini family also supports many local charities including the Indian Valley YMCA, Hockanum Valley Community Council and the HBRA Charitable Foundation.

In October 2019 Santini Living won the “Family Business Award – Small Business of the Year” in the category for businesses with fewer than 25 employees by the Hartford Business Journal. We were thrilled! Click here to read more about the award or watch the video about our journey here.

Our History

First Community

Santini’s first apartment community, Sunrise, is completed


Santini Villa Apartments expands
with the development of townhome communities Portico I and
Woodbrook I

3 New Developments

Woodbrook II, Woodbrook III and Portico II are developed

New Leasing Center

Santini Villa Apartments opens a new leasing center on Hartford Turnpike in Vernon

Builder of the Year

Eric S. Santini wins “Builder of the Year” Award from the Home Builders Association of Hartford (HBRA of Hartford)

Deer Valley

Construction starts on Deer Valley Townhomes in Ellington

Charles J. LoDolce Award

Eric S. Santini presented with the prestigious “Charles J. LoDolce Award” from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut for unparalleled service to the industry

HBRA of Hartford Hall of Fame

Eric S. Santini inducted into the HBRA of Hartford Hall of Fame

The Grand Lofts Clubhouse Opens

The clubhouse at The Grand Lofts opens in Vernon serving all of Santini’s Vernon communities

Grand Lofts I

The first residents move into Grand Lofts I in Vernon

Grand Lofts II

Grand Lofts II is developed in Vernon

Deer Valley North

Construction begins on Deer Valley North in Ellington

Grand Lofts III

Construction begins on Grand Lofts III in Vernon

Builder of the Year

Eric A. Santini named Builder of the Year by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Central Connecticut.

Deer Valley North Wins At HOBI Awards

Deer Valley North wins Best Overall Community, Best Rental Community and Best Luxury Rental Unit from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Connecticut, Inc. at their annual Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards.

Deer Valley North Wins Another HOBI Award

Deer Valley North wins another HOBI Award for Best Rental Townhouse Community from the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, Inc.

Hartford Business Journal Family Business Award Recipient

1st Place — Less than 25 full-time employees category