PG Properties Owner and founder Penny Glassmeyer
Penny Glassmeyer established herself as a builder well before PG Properties first became an entity in 1987. Penny supervised her very first project in 1979, the renovation of a five family converted Victorian house which she still owns. Three of the current tenants have made 22 Berkeley Street in Norwalk their permanent home for 25, 18 and 11 years.
Her success at Berkeley Street led Penny to her next project In 1982. With government financing, Penny purchased and restored an eight-family low income house. She followed this with the aquisition of two neighboring properties over the next five years - a four family and a five family structure. Penny renovated each building, one at a time. When the last renovation was completed she purchased the house across the street which, because it did not have "classic bones", she tore down and replaced with a six-unit condominium building.
The quality of her finished projects and the extensive attention to detail that she exhibited in her work projected Penny Glassmeyer into the high-end residential market. Penny formed PG Properties in 1987 and she built her first single-family home, a five bedroom with an elevator. Each year after that, Penny proceeded to purchase a tear-down property and then would build a new home which reflected the look and style of the original structure but with all the modern conveniences. She has built thirteen homes in Darien and one in New Canaan.
Penny brings together
a unique team of craftsmen.
She respects their opinions and listens to their ideas, often incorporating them into her plans. The people who work with Penny are passionately involved with every new project and, like Penny, they take great pride in their work, Several of the men who started to work with her in the early 1980’s still work for her today, more than 25 years later.
PG Properties homes are all custom designed with special touches ranging from intricately layered moldings to hand waxed wall treatments. Each home has a special name and character all its own.