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July 2023

Foundation work begins for a new custom home near Blossom Music Center.


Ignite Brewery

June 2023

Ignite Brewery in Brunswick celebrates a grand opening June 30 as we complete the buildout of their second location.

2022 Builder of the Year

February 2023

Zumpano Design & Construction is honored once again by the Homebuilders Association of Summit & Portage counties as the Builder of the Year.  It's an unprecedented sixth time we've won the award.


International Builder Show 2023

February 2023

A week of new ideas, trends and classes happen in the new Las Vegas Convention Center.


The Reserve at North Revere

January 2023

A Bath Township Ranch nears completion in The Reserve at North Revere.


The Reserve at North Revere

October 2022

Another beautiful home is completed and turned over to owners in Bath Township.


Development Trends

September 2022

Fred Zumpano presents the program "2022 Trends in Development" at the annual Bath Township planning meeting at Hale Farm to Bath Township officials.


Lakefront Cottage Complete

June 2022

Our waterfront home is complete just in time for the owners to pay buoy summer on the Portage Lakes.


Trusted Sec Headquarters

May 2022

The Trusted Sec cybersecurity headquarters is dedicated at a grand opening for their employees.


Scotland Model Homes

March 2022

Fred and Michael Zumpano see how it's done in the Northern UK during a trip to see new model homes in Glasgow.


International Builder's Show

February 2022

After a one year hiatus, the National convention returns as 75,000 show up in Orlando.


Builder of the Year 2021

February 2022

The Homebuilder's Association of Summit and Portage Counties voted Zumpano Design and Construction the builder of the year for an unprecedented fifth time.


The Reserve at North Revere

December 2021

Two new families move into to their custom homes in The Reserve at North Revere.


The Reserve at North Revere

November 2021

A new custom home takes shape on the Joshua Circle cul de sac.


Trusted Sec Headquarters

October 2021

Trusted Sec's new offices begin to take shape in Fairlawn.


The Reserve at North Revere

August 2021

The fifth family moves into their new custom home in The Reserve at North Revere.


From the Ground Up

July 2021

This month we hosted a continuing education class for realtors.  Aided by six guest speakers from different trades, we gave a behind the walls look at what goes into house construction.

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Trusted Sec Headquarters

June 2021

Steel decking, bridging and column supports are erected in Fairlawn as we start the summer.


Modern Farmhouse

May 2021

A modern farmhouse is on the rise at the Reserve at North Revere.


Bath Township Foundation

April 2021

The first foundation of 2021 is ready to be poured in Bath Township.


Trusted Sec Headquarters

March 2021

Groundbreaking for the new TrustedSec cyber security headquarters in Fairlawn.  Fred Zumpano and Terry Hanson are joined with company owners David and Erin Kennedy at a March 22 project kickoff.


Twenty Year Website Anniversary

February 2021

Thanks to the, we can look back at our first website launched 20 years ago this month.


60 Years

January 2021

Zumpano Design & Construction celebrates its seventh decade of creating homes for Northeastern Ohio families.

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The Reserve at North Revere in Bath

December 2020

Two new homes are roughed in and ready to brave the winter at The Reserve at North Revere in Bath.

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Happy Anniversary

November 2020

Kenmore Place celebrates its five year anniversary and role as a catalyst in the revitalization of the Boulevard District beginning in 2015.


Sharon Township Traditional

October 2020

This custom home overlooking a beautiful pond is finished for it's happy homeowners.


Akron Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

September 2020

The medical office building designed and built for the new home of Akron Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery nears completion.


Reserve at North Revere Community

August 2020

The first residents of The Reserve at North Revere begin landscaping as homes near completion in the new community.


Bath Custom Home

June 2020

Work continues on this Bath Township traditional custom home.


Medical Office Building

May 2020

Construction continues on this White Pond Drive medical office building. Maintenance free specialty metal sidings begin to be installed.


Construction Is Essential

March 2020

Construction continues in multiple projects as Ohio Governor DeWine states construction is an essential activity.  We’ve slowed down and limited the number of tradespersons working inside to keep everyone as safe as possible.


Trusted Sec Headquarters

February 2020

Zumpano + Hanson is proud to be the developers and builders of this new Fairlawn office building.  Groundbreaking is scheduled for Fall of 2020.


NAHB International Builders Show

January 2020

The annual International Builders Show in Las Vegas features the latest in design and construction techniques. Three days of seeing new products and attending classes is a great way to kick off 2020.


Reserve at North Revere Groundbreaking

October 2019

The first two foundations are poured in Bath Township’s newest neighborhood.


Reserve at North Revere

May 2019

Two new roads are paved to create the new subdivision of sixteen home sites in Bath Township.​


Bath Home Tour

April 2019

The 42nd annual Bath Home Tour featured a home called Golden Woods.  We designed and built this contemporary back in 2002 and have a new "downsized" home now under construction for the same clients.


Naples Parade of Homes

March 2019

Dozens of model homes display new trends and floor plan ideas in Naples, Florida.


International Builders Show

February 2019

Over 100,000 attendees fill the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest products and trends in housing.


A Winter's Day

January 2019

A snowstorm shrouds the Pepper Pike contemporary in a blanket of snow.​


Pepper Pike Contemporary Nears Completion

December 2018

This elegant master bath suite provides a peaceful oasis for the homeowner.


The Eyesite at Copley Opens

November 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Hazelwood Ugate on the opening of the new optometrists center on Ridgewood Road.


Portage Lakes Contemporary Completed

November 2018

This living room provides the owners with a spectacular view of Turkeyfoot Lake.


Housing Around the World

October 2018

An incredible trip provided Fred and Michael Zumpano the opportunity to see condo skyscrapers in Dubai, housing on the Arabian Sea in Oman, and high rise housing in Hong Kong, along with other countries, in October.



July 2018

Roads begin taking shape at the Reserve at North Revere.  Crews finish the sewer lines and begin work on the storm water lines, including two ponds that will retain runoff water.​


New Homes in Bath

June 2018

Plans continue to develop for the Reserve at North Revere.  Here's a preview of what's coming on Lot 11.​

New Construction

May 2018

New home planned for Sharon Township overlooking a pond.​

Cover Story

April 2018

Our project was selected as the cover photo for the monograph of the work of the award winning Cleveland architectural firm Westlake Reed Leskosky.

Reserve at North Revere Work Begins

March 2018

On March 23 the first phase of work originally began — tree clearing and erosion control.  We’re clearing trees in the road right of way but pausing to selectively remove trees on each lot on an as needed basis.

Two New Streets Created in Bath

February 2018

Exciting to see the two new roads we’ve created - Maplecrest and Joshua

Drive - show up on the county’s mapping system today!  Construction starts when the weather breaks.

Copley Eye Site Groundbreaking

February 2018

Congratulations and thanks are due to Dr. Jennifer Hazelwood as we break ground on her new medical office building on Ridgewood Road.

The Reserve at North Revere

February 2018

Two years of zoning, engineering and review meetings are completed.  The final approvals result in the platting and recording of Maplecrest Drive and Joshua Circle in Bath Township.  A new community featuring sixteen home sites is ready for construction.

Congratulations to Michael Zumpano

January 2018

Congratulations are in order for my son Michael Zumpano for successfully passing all six exams over the course of a year in order to become a licensed architect.  Well done!

New Medical Office Development

January 2018

Zumpano Design + Construction presents a new medical office building for the White Pond / I-77 area.  The first step of the conditional zoning process was unanimously approved.

On The Boards

December 2017

First draft: Plans for an outbuilding that needs to serve as a barn and musicians studio in Medina County.

Waterfront View

November 2017

Our Turkeyfoot Island home is complete.  A pair of comfortable leather chairs take advantage of a wonderful waterfront view.

Spiral Staircase? No Problem

October 2017

How do you get heavy items up to a second floor if you're only way up is a spiral staircase?  By installing a lift in the ceiling above that's capable of lifting heavy furniture pieces safely over the upper railing.  Here's the lift at work in a Turkeyfoot Lakes home we're putting the finishing touches on.

Hydronic Heat

September 2017

A hydronic heating system consists of heated liquid forced through pipe and then encapsulated in concrete.  The result is the most comfortable heat available today.  This concrete floor will actually serve as the finish floor in the modern home we're building in Pepper Pike.

Down She Goes

July 2017

A 1980's home that didn't take advantage of its Portage Lakes site makes way for a new contemporary residence.  Every year since 2012 we are building on at least one site that has needed to have a house demolished.  The strategy reuses a site without contributing to sprawl and creates a more energy efficient home in its place.

Cottage In The Woods

April 2017

Our latest design is rising on a wooded site in New Franklin.  It's always fun to see the framers transform piles of lumber into a family's home in only two weeks. It's the most dynamic period of any during the entire building process.

How to Build a House on a Swimming Pool

March 2017

Many of the sites we build on today are sites where an existing house once stood. It's a great use of our resources to build on a lot where the infrastructure already exists.  The setback requirements in the City of Pepper Pike mean we need to place the new home exactly where the swimming pool used to be.  After a lot of stone, gravel, labor and engineering, we're ready to place a wonderful contemporary home on top of this foundation.  Stay tuned.

International Builder's Show

January 2017

Every year nearly 100,000 industry professionals attend the National Association of Home Builders convention.  The event returns to Orlando this year and now takes in the Kitchen and Bath Show.  Imagine ten Home Depots full of product displays, and you'll have and idea of what this is like.  It's an event we look forward to every year.

Another One Bites the Dust

December 2016  

An eighty year old Portage Lakes cottage, originally intended for warm weather use, is being demolished (after selective reclamation) in order to make way for a new lakefront home to be built in the upcoming year.  The old cottage suffered from multiple partial renovations and did not take best advantage of the stunning site on Turkeyfoot Lake.  The new cottage will have nearly an identical floor plan but will be built to modern efficiency standards and include a walk out lower level.

HBA's All Star Band

November 2016  

The Home Builder Association honored retiring Executive Director Carmine Torio for his thirty years of service to our industry.  Pictured here The HBA's All Star Band (featuring yours truly on guitar) performed two sets of Carmine's favorite rock songs at a banquet at Todaro's in Akron.  A great night for a great guy!

Cabela's Recreated

October 2016  

It's not everyday we do our finish carpentry with a chain saw, but there's a time for everything.  Our client couldn't hold a private party at his favorite store -- Cabela's -- so he asked us to recreate the store as a party room in his home.  We re-purposed a tree trunk into a set of spiral stairs, fired a shotgun to distress reclaimed beams above a bar, and had a great time working with special clients to add on to a home we originally built in 2006.  Their dreams included a glass room to watch the weather around a wood burning stove and a secret man cave hidden behind a bookcase.

Kent's School of Architecture Dedicates A New Home

October 2016  

Congratulations to my alma mater, Kent State, and their College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  Yesterday, October 7, the school formally dedicated its new building, a stunning gateway to the campus when viewed from Kent's revitalized downtown.  In my opinion it's practically perfect and a great inspiration to the talented students who attend the school.  A far cry from the brutal concrete Taylor Hall that I attended.  What a great day for the university, the city, the current students and the alumni.

A Touch of Tudor England in Richfield

August 2016  

Recently I had the opportunity to tour one of the most unique houses I've ever seen. A Richfield resident had the dream to recreate a piece of medieval England, and set about doing so over a thirty year period.  The result is one of the most amazing and charming homes I've ever been in.  Many of the interior pieces have been reclaimed from old buildings and the result is stunning.

My First Ikea

June 2016  

When my son moved into an apartment in Cincinnati after his graduation from Ohio State, we helped him outfit his apartment.  It was my first trip to an Ikea store.  Five hours later we needed three trips to get all of the furniture to his new home.  The Swedish retailer, a great source for reasonably priced contemporary furnishings, opens in Columbus Summer 2017.

This Old House

March 2016  

Recently I received a call from an Akronite who lives on historic Merriman Road. He introduced himself as the current owner of a house that I designed and built in 1987 and was in need of some updates.  I helped connect him up with a talented tradesman but asked if I could visit the home.  As a young architecture student at Kent, I spent a lot of time designing this and building a model of it which is displayed in my office today.  I was surprised to see a framed set of the elevations hanging in the foyer.  The house was designed with much care and thought and it's great to see it's in good hands for another generation.

The Tiny House Nears Completion

February 2016  

The Home Builder Association serving Summit County, led by talented local architect John Toomey, is building a Tiny House in the Habitat for Humanity warehouse. Dozens of volunteers have contributed to the construction of the structure.  It will be displayed at the upcoming Home and Flower Show and then moved to it's home on a Portage County farm.  The owner will have her own place in a corner of her parent's farm property. 

Builder of the Year

December 2015    

It's been nice having this old friend in my house for the last year.  This trophy signifies a company's selection as the Summit County Home Builder's Association Builder of the Year.  The winner's name is engraved on the plaque and they can display it for the year.  It's returned to the HBA and then passed along to the upcoming year's winner.  We've been honored to have been selected four times and so we've grown fond of this trophy that's been an HBA tradition since 1970. 

Kenmore Place Dedicated

November 2015    

Zumpano + Hanson Development and Buckeye Community Hope Foundation dedicated Kenmore Place, a forty unit seniors housing apartment building, on November 10.  The program included City of Akron Mayor Fusco and officials from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.  The building is fully occupied and is the largest development in the City's Ninth Ward in over forty years.

A High Time on the High Line

October 2015 

A small group of area architects and design builders that make up the Home Builder's Association Sustainability Committee spent the weekend in New York City. Our committee promotes environmentally sound construction practices and urban living, and it doesn't get any more urban than Manhattan.  One of my favorite parts of our trip included a walk on the High Line.  It's an old elevated railway that sat abandoned and was re-purposed into an urban park.  The revitalization this sparked along the trail is incredible.  Look it up and take a walk on it next time you're in the City.

Repurposing a Mid Century Modern

September 2015    

This old house was dark and musty, the roof was beyond repair, and the archaic floor plan didn't work for the present property owners.  But those dark walls were all clear redwood,  and we painstaking removed each board, along with the roof beams.  This month the salvage wood will be planed, sanded and prepared for new life in a new home on the same property.  Watch for redwood accent walls and wood beams as we begin interior woodworking in October.

Sumner Pavilion a Resounding Success

August 2015    

Kenmore's Community Center gained strong focal point when we completed the connection from the new Senior Housing multifamily building to the City of Akron's Senior Center.  The connector benefits both residents and the community and we thank the City of Akron for all of their help as our project nears completion.

Sumner Pavilion a Resounding Success

August 2015   

Today, we visited the open air Pavilion at the center of the Concordia at Sumner campus.  We broke ground on this only two summers ago.  Today this structure is a highly used and treasured asset in the heart of this continuing care retirement community in Copley.  Congratulations on the foresight of the Louise Sumner Board for their dedication, their vision and their ability to raise funds and donate this pavilion for the enjoyment of the residents.  We're proud to have been project managers and design builders (along with Caruso Architects) for this wonderful open air pavilion.

The Roof Plan

July 2015

Typically I spend untold hours working out the design of the roof plans that cap every new home we build.  If you plan it right and execute it well it's something you don't have to worry about for decades.  In 1998 I drew a roof plan -- a single page in a set of my house plans -- and I remember thinking that no one will ever see this view. Quite a bit has changed since then including drone photography.  Special thanks to special clients, David and Erin, for an unforgettable thank you gift at the conclusion of building their home.

Could We Get Just a Little Rain?

July 2015

Our happy homeowners are all moved in to their new arts and crafts style home in Bath.  We just need a little rain to help the new lawn along.  Ever try to water three acres of grass?

A Porch Starting To Take Shape

September 2014

This inviting elevated porch is not only a great place to take in the view of this Medina County estate, but there's a wonderful covered area that's created below. This is the third time we've been back to create new spaces in the home we originally built in 1999.

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