We are a full service development company

Primrose Companies, Inc. and it's affiliated Firm, Guedes Associates Inc., are proud to be industry leaders in Construction, Architectural & Development services throughout Connecticut & parts of New York.

For over 35 years, we have been designing, building and managing projects that enhance your communities. We are a certified Minority Business Enterprise, with an experienced staff, licensed in a broad range of services including, but not limited to, Architecture, Brownsfield Mitigation, Septic, storm systems and Asbestos Supervision. We specializes in all aspects of commercial and residential construction.

As a General Contracting, Construction Management, Architectural & Real Estate Development firm, we will fulfill every aspect of your development project. We have mastered the art of fulfilling customer expectations, at the very lowest possible budget, with our design/build program & experienced team.

About Us

Primrose Companies, Inc. is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Connecticut specializing in negotiated design/build projects. The company was founded in 1978 and incorporated in June of 1990. The company's founder, John N. Guedes, President and CEO, has accumulated over 35 years in the Building and Design Industry. The organization is a consortium of three companies that provides a complete turnkey solution to our customers.

Our Companies

Primrose Companies, Inc. specializes in Commercial, multi-residential & medical office construction projects. The company devotes the majority of it's time and effort on project management, subcontracting 90% of the construction to pre-qualified, licensed and established construction firms.

Guedes Associates is a full service architectural company. The company joins the talents of John Guedes with Adriano K. Guedes, an active partner, who is a licensed and registered architect, LEED Accredited with AIA membership and holding membership in NCARB.

Primrose Development, LLC was formed in 1984, and focuses on large Residential Development projects.

Our Certifications & Affiliations

Our Staff

Business Operations

John N. Guedes

President and CEO

John received his education at Norwalk State College in the Architectural program. Graduating in 1972, he began his active career in construction as the Manager of Design and Renovations for Norwalk Hospital. He moved on to Tepper, Inc., a construction and design firm, heading up the companies design department. In 1978, John formed Primrose Construction. To date, John has accumulated over 35 years experience in the Design-Build Construction industry.

Eleanor N. Guedes

Business Manager

Eleanor has been with Primrose since the company's inception. Today, she is fully responsible for all Human Resource & Financial aspects of the organization. Eleanor received a B.S. in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. She is Also Chairwoman of The City of Bridgeport Civil Services Commission.

Dina Costa


Dina handles all administrative tasks and computer operations for the Primrose office. She graduated from the Computer Processing Institute in 1988 before she joined the company in 1988.

Project Management

Fernando Videira

Senior Project Manager

Fernando started early on in the formation of Primrose. He has been a member of the Primrose team for over 25 years. Fernando heads the commercial division specializing in medical, retail & office projects. Fernando's project management and subcontractor coordination skills have been invaluable. He is a major contributor to Primrose's project resume and our satisfied client base.

Joseph Guedes

Project Manager

Joe has been a member of the operations for over 20 years. He began his career immediately after graduating Notre Dame High School. Beginning with Primrose as an apprentice, Joe quickly moved into his current role as part of the Field Management team. Joe is a licensed Septic Installer. With experience in pipe laying, water piping and sewer,storm drain systems.

Peter Cranston

Project Manager

Peter has been with Primrose since 2004. He started out as a Laborer and eventually gained enough experience in the Field to manage projects of his own.

Armindo Guedes

Project Manager

Armindo has 30 plus years in construction management. He is licensed in The State of Connecticut as an Asbestos Supervisor and also holds an Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting from Norwalk Technical College. Armindo joined Primrose in 2001 and is responsible for the management of all Primrose residential construction.

Architectural Design & Environmental Management

John M. Guedes

Vice President & Head of Marketing

John graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2003 with a B.A. in Media Arts. Since then he gained experience both in the Field and in the Financial sector of the business. He now handles all Marketing aspects of the organization and plays an active role in the bidding stages on most of our projects.

Adriano K. Guedes

Principal and Registered Architect

Adriano holds a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from Pratt Institute where he is also pursuing a Master's Degree. Adriano is a State of Connecticut Licensed Architect, who is LEED Accredited with AIA membership and NCARB certification. Adriano is a Principal of Guedes Associates, INC. and Head Architect. Adriano has over 15years experience in and around the construction and architectural fields.

Chia Shun Ouyoung

Code Compliance Design

Chia Shun has been with the Primrose group since 1988. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Architectural Design from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, Republic of China.

Marcos Reinheimer

Architectural Department Administrator

Marcos is a 1997 graduate of the University of UNIDERP-MS, Campo Grande, Brazil. He holds a Bachelors Degree in both Architecture and Urban Planning. Marcos joined the Architectural Department in 2000 and continues to serve as its Chief Administrator.

Our Projects

What our customers say

Let's Talk

We encourage you to take a look at our many services that will benefit your project plans. Take advantage of the innovative thinking, technical excellence, reliability, and responsiveness Primrose Companies has to offer. If you would like to find out more about Primrose please contact us, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Primrose Companies Inc.
1425 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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P: 203.367.5180
F: 203.367.4961