About Samson Rock

Samson Rock is a collaborative effort between a master builder and a multi-faceted designer, who bring 70 years of combined experience to each residential or commercial design/build project. The company is named after a glacial boulder in Madison, Connecticut—emblematic of solidity and substance, and legendary in Algonquin lore.

Richard “Rick” DeBeradinis has spent almost four decades as a builder—focusing on high end new construction and renovations. He has served as builder and general contractor on numerous projects throughout Fairfield County and the Connecticut Shoreline, from Greenwich to Guilford— including several residential properties featured in Dwell Magazine.

Brian Penry began working for a marine architect as a high school student. Starting out as an illustrator and graphic designer, he developed an international branding clientele. One of his first commercial design projects was for Infinity Broadcasting in New York City (now part of CBS). Brian designs innovative and aesthetically pleasing residential and commercial spaces.

Our Process — Conversation Resulting in Plans & Finished Products

We listen intently to you—the first, critical step in capturing your uniquely singular vision. We’re versatile and comfortable working across a diverse range of styles, tastes and materials, never seeking to stylistically ‘put our stamp’ on a project. Rather, our goal is to first successfully interpret your vision in a set of plans, then to bring it to fruition—be it modest or grand.

In addition to working directly with owners, we also work with architects. Several of our projects including some of those showcased in our Portfolio were done for prominent architects. We approach such projects in the spirit of bringing more value than merely executing what the architect’s plans specify. We work closely with both the owner and their architect by consulting on materials, window treatments, in-home technologies and other appointments—to capture their vision in every conceivable detail, from finishing carpentry to custom stone work and more.