The Advanced Group, LLC – located in the enterprise region of Eastern Connecticut – opened its doors in 2002 with an early focus primarily on residential renovations and remodeling. Using a small crew and subcontractors, Advanced Group began to build a solid reputation. Over the years, the business grew in job size and crews, moving away from small repairs and renovations to a large scale consisting of new construction builds, commercial work and major remodeling projects.
Customer service has always remained a focus for owner David Preka and his team, which now includes more than 40 contractors and administrators and partnerships with more than 60 subcontractors. To date, Advanced Group has served more than 4,700 customers.
The company is licensed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York and boasts a showroom and office located in historic downtown Mystic, as well as two strategically placed workshops in Groton.
The focus for the business remains today on providing impeccable customer service, maintaining diligent attention to detail, and giving back to the community. To date, The Advanced Group has donated more than $100,000 to regional nonprofits.
David immigrated to the United States at the early age of 20 and founded his business, which today is one of the leading general contractors in Southeastern Connecticut. As an international entrepreneur, David speaks five languages and has an appreciation for the many cultures of the world. Under his leadership, The Advanced Group has maintained a focus over the years on customer service and community outreach. The company has been rated one of the nation’s leading home remodelers and builders.
Preka is currently the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, a board member of the Eugene O’Neill Theater and a former volunteer firefighter with Mystic BF Hoxie. He served previously as the president of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut, a member of the Stonington Community Center Board of Governors and Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the town of Groton.
Today, Preka continues to see great success and growth in a community that has given him and his company so much. He is a resident of Waterford with his wife, Jody, and their sons, Cody and Conner.