Building & Construction

Russell D. Busa, President

Russ is the founder and hands-on owner of Sterling Homes Development Corporation. Russ literally grew up in the custom home building business. From an early age, he watched his father, Frank Busa, design and build homes throughout Massachusetts. Through the years, Russ frequented job sites and gained hands on experience in all facets of building, from framing to masonry. Russ eventually became a Project Superintendent, managing large scale project schedules, budgets, and sub-contractors.

In 1994, Russ took these years of knowledge and experience in residential new construction to found Sterling Homes. His objective was simple; to strive for excellence not only in quality and detail, but also in professionalism and commitment to the customer. That is why Sterling Homes only employs the best licensed home contractors in the business. Sterling’s core team of seasoned home construction professionals is committed to:

  • Top quality products, regardless of the scope of the project
  • Professional project management of budgets and schedules
  • Excellent customer service during AND after construction.

Architectural Design Services

Joseph Dellanno, Residential Designer

Joe offers our clients a dynamic yet well balanced approach to residential design and build projects. With more than thirty years of experience and over 1000 projects using 3D design models, he has the practical experience, cutting edge planning technology and the relationships to provide a fun and relaxing design and building experience. When you meet with Joe, you'll get more than a roll of drawings; you'll get a Virtual Reality Experience that let's you step into your dream home. And an accurate design that shows you exactly what the project will look like and how much it will cost.

Rick Eifler, Registered Architect

Rick brings over 30 years of residential design experience to the Sterling Homes team. Known as an excellent listener, Rick has broad experience in design and construction. He has worked with over 400 clients in the greater Boston area on projects and homes both large and small. His expertise includes: new home design, renovations and additions, as well as kitchen and bath remodels. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture degree Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Charles Kraus, Registered Architect

Charles brings over 20 years of residential design experience to the Sterling Homes team. Charles has a strong background in construction, which gives him a keen understanding of how the process works, and aids in the creation of “buildable” architecture. His expertise includes: new home design, renovations and additions, as well as kitchen and bath remodels. Charles holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and also studied architecture as an undergraduate at Arizona State University.

Real Estate

Kevin O’Grady, Broker, REALTOR

Kevin O’Grady manages the Premier Communities division of Coldwell Banker, a group specializing in new construction, and active in identifying development opportunities, working with land owners, builders, financial institutions and investors to make a project come together. In partnership with Sterling Homes, Kevin’s mission is to provide his clients with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible by helping them find the land to match their vision. He gets great pleasure working to help people realize The American Dream.

Kevin is a licensed real estate Broker in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. You may reach him directly at 781-684-5628 or

Interior Design

Allison Ducharme

Allison has been a member of the Interior Design community for over 10 years. After years of experience as a Senior Interior Designer working for a residential and commercial design firm, she formed Allison Ducharme Interior Design (ADID) in 2015. Her experience in the industry spans across diverse fields and she has managed all aspects of the design process from concepts to implementation. See her portfolio.


Mark Butler, Senior Loan Officer, Salem Five

Mark joined Salem Five in 2002 and brings more than 25 years lending experience, specializing in modular home construction to permanent financing. Mark's acquired expertise in all Salem Five's loan programs, including new construction and rehabilitation is a valuable asset to his clients. He can be reached directly at 978-273-7220 or

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