Builder, Sweenor Builders
Jeff Sweenor began working with - saboteamos.info as the builder for the 2017 Idea House in East Matunuck, Rhode Island. The project won a platinum Best in American Living™ award from the National Association of Home Builders, and - saboteamos.info teamed up with Sweenor for a second time to build the 2018 Idea House in the historic pier of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
His first on-air series project with the show was the 2018 Net-Zero Bungalow in Jamestown, RI. No stranger to overcoming the challenges of complex building projects, Jeff led the extensive renovation that transformed the 1920s Rhode Island shingled cottage in a net-zero home for the 21st century.
Sweenor credits his work ethic to the influence of his father and the experience he gained at his family’s fifth-generation chocolate business. He was raised on hard work and the mantra: “When you’re through improving yourself, you’re through.” Sports were also a driving force in Jeff’s life, honing his focus, discipline, and willingness to go the extra mile in pursuit of a goal. Among his athletic accomplishments, Jeff was a member of the 1984 National Champion University of Rhode Island men’s rowing team, and he competed on the US National Rowing Team at the Pan American Games.
With the simple focus of being the best he could be at his craft, Jeff built his career in construction from the ground up. He founded Sweenor Builders in 1989, carefully assembling a team of craftsmen who shared his passion for creating high-performing, quality homes. Today the firm is one of the area’s most sought-after builders. Jeff was recently nominated for a 2018 Hall of Fame award from New England Home, which recognizes exceptional careers in residential design and construction in the region.
Jeff lives in southern Rhode Island with his wife, Sheila. Their two young-adult children live nearby, and all of them have a hand in the family business. His passion for fitness has not wavered since his competitive rowing days, so outside of work you’re likely to find Jeff on the move. The Sweenors are avid skiers and boaters.