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Being the fourth most populous state in the United States with an estimated population of 19.54 million, New York’s culture and economic opportunities attract a wide range of people. This article highlights the top general contractors in New York. To produce this list, general contracting firms serving the state were reviewed.
We also considered the number of projects contractors had completed in the area, as well as their industry experience, customer reviews, professional affiliations, and the press recognition each firm had received.
15) United Elite Group
255 52 Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220
United Elite Group is a high-end general contractor providing services to New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and other nearby communities since 2012. Founded by its CEO Tolib Mansurov, the company is composed of highly skilled professionals with experience in new construction, high-end renovation, and historic restoration. The company also holds a number of certifications, including an EPA certification.
Many of the company’s projects feature modern and contemporary styles. In one of its residential projects, United Elite Group worked on a home in the Upper East Side neighborhood in Manhattan. Rooms have an open floor layout that facilitates movement through the apartment. The company also decided to go for straight lines and neutral colors to highlight the interior’s design. To maximize the use of natural light, large windows were installed.
14) IA Construction
45 Main Street, Suite 530, Brooklyn, NY 11201
With over 42 years of industry experience, IA Construction Management is a general contracting and construction management firm that specializes in high-end residential projects. Co-managed by company partners Pat Whetzle and Pat Murtagh, the company’s portfolio features a wide range of projects, including townhouses, apartments, and retail works. A number of its accomplishments have also been featured in well-known publications, including the Metropolis Magazine, the New York Times, and Dezeen.
In one of its projects in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, IA worked on a full interior renovation for a seven-story high-end townhouse project. The Néo-Grec townhouse’s interiors were given a more contemporary look. With energy efficiency in mind, the company opted for an open floor plan to allow for better air circulation and more natural lighting. A new elevator, as well as custom high-end finishes, were also installed as part of the full gut renovation.
13) Gallery Kitchen & Bath
3724 24th St, Ste 218, Long Island City, NY 11101
Branding itself as a full-service renovation firm, Gallery Kitchen & Bath has been doing interior renovations of apartments, family homes, and townhomes throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens since 2013. The company was founded by Aaron Popowsky after spending more than 15 years in the home improvement industry. The company maintains an active affiliation with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
The company has completed numerous kitchen, bath, and interior renovation projects. In one of its projects in Hudson Square, Gallery Kitchen & Bath worked on a gut-renovation of a 3-unit row-home. Originally built in 1826, the town-home has a 4,500-square-foot space. The whole project lasted for nine months and was divided into three phases, including the design, selection, procurement, demolition, and the building phase. What makes this project interesting is that the client wanted to incorporate a fully modern design into the interior, while at the same time maintaining the original aesthetic of the landmarked property’s exterior.
12) Hamptons Habitat Fine Homebuilding
381-13 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 11763
Backed by its 36 years of industry experience, Hamptons Habitat Enterprises Corp. has been providing Long Island’s Nassau & Suffolk Counties with a wide range of construction services, including custom homes, general contracting, green building, and renovation services. Its principal, Jeremy Wheaton, leads the company with the experience he acquired as a construction manager and assistant project manager.
As an established company, Hamptons maintains active ties with the Long Island Builders Institute, the National Association of Home Builders, and the American Institute of Architects. A number of publications, including the Luxury Living and Houze Magazine have also featured the company for its outstanding custom home projects and its quality customer service as a general contractor.
11) MyHome Design & Remodeling
353 West 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Mainly serving the New York City area since 2001, MyHome Design & Remodeling is a full-service design and remodeling firm that specializes in residential remodeling services. The company is composed of highly skilled professionals that have experience working on hundreds of remodeling projects. Its commitment to quality service has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau, who gave the firm an A+ Rating.
One of the company’s projects features a complete apartment remodel in Downtown New York City. The apartment features a modern style, going for simple palettes and designs while minimizing any kind of clutter. The remodel includes the apartment’s living room, its bathroom, and its kitchen area. The whole apartment uses an open floor plan, allowing for more natural light. The interior features neutral colors for that modern feel.
10) John Hummel and Associates
20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1505, New York, NY 10010
For over 36 years, a countless number of families in New York City and Hamptons have trusted John Hummel and Associates when it comes to building custom homes and remodeling projects. Founded in 1982, its founder and president John Hummel leads his team of industry professionals with three decades of experience in high-end custom home building and his extensive background in construction management.
Accountability and reliability are at the center of John Hummel and Associates. With a commitment to giving its clients an unmatched level of professionalism, many of the firm’s clients have praised the company for its quality service. A number of the company’s projects have also been featured in different publications, including Town & Country, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The Real Deal magazine, and the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.
9) West Village GC
454 W 50th Street #3R, New York, NY 10019
Serving New York City and its nearby communities for over 17 years, West Village General Contracting has been making a name for itself as one of New York City’s respected high-end and luxury design-build firms. Its CEO and founder, James G. Mansfield, grew up being surrounded by people from the construction industry. This inspired him to launch the company in 2001 and assemble a group of bright and motivated professionals.
By collaborating with respected architects and designers in the industry, West Village General Contracting managed to exceed its clients’ expectations with its quality service. Some of its projects have been featured in a number of publications, including Elle Decor, Curbed NY, Dwell Magazine, and LUXE Interiors + Design. One of its renovation projects, the Chelsea Rooftop apartment, has been featured in LUXE Interiors + Design. West Village General Contracting was hired to do the whole renovation in 10 weeks. One of the challenges faced by the company is that the building only allows work for six hours a day. Trusted subcontractors were hired to finish the project on time while maintaining quality.
8) Duce Construction
412 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
With three decades of industry experience, Duce Construction is a full-service general contracting firm that provides service to New York City and nearby areas. Specializing in building and renovating high-end luxury homes in urban and suburban areas, the company ensures that every project has a dedicated team that will handle the process from start to finish.
Its president and founder, Rory McCreesh, oversees the overall operations of the company, ensuring uncompromising service to its clients. A number of the company’s projects have been featured in various publications, including the Downtown Magazine, Modern Luxury Manhattan, New York Home Design, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Metropolitan Home.
7) Aerial Design-Build
122 E. 57th Street, Suite 4R New York, NY 10022
Servicing New York City for over two decades, Aerial Design-Build is a design-build firm offering residential and commercial services. The company has worked on a wide range of projects, including residential homes, retail spaces, hospitality facilities, and commercial offices. The company’s principals, Julie Kelley and Rupila Sethi, have years of experience in the industry. Kelley brings over 30 years of business experience and over 18 years of construction industry experience to the company. Her co-principal, Sethi, co-manages the company with a background in Architecture. Sethi also has a Master’s degree in Lighting and Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.
The company’s quality service as a general contractor has earned the company the 2011 Best Contractor in New York City recognition from the New York Magazine. Its projects have also been featured in a number of publications, including Architectural Digest, The Huffington Post, and CNN. The firm’s client reviews are also consistently positive.
6) Fanuka, Inc.
59-49 56th Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378
Founded by Stephen Fanuka in 1994, Fanuka Inc. is one of the most respected firms in New York when it comes to quality general contracting and luxury interior renovation. The company has worked with some of the industry’s top designers and architects, such as Jacques Grange, Thom Filicia, and Eric Cohler. Its works have also been featured in various publications, including Architectural Digest, New York Post, Curbed NY, NBC, and The Real Deal Magazine.
What makes Fanuka Inc. stand out from the rest of its competitors is its list of high profile clients. Dubbed as the “Contractor to the Stars,” Stephen Fanuka has done contracting services for numerous A-list celebrities that are living or has properties in New York. Some of the celebrities Fanuka worked with include Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Lindsay Lohan, and Tina Fey.
5) Benco Construction
390 Knickerbocker Avenue, Suite 9a, Bohemia, NY 11716
Benco Construction has been providing various home improvement services for over 24 years. Its president, Patrick Bentivegna, is a certified remodeler and residential property manager. Under Bentivegna’s leadership, the company has won the Chrysalis National Award for a whole house remodel over $1 million. Its multiple NARI Contractor of the Year awards are also a testament to its outstanding work as a general contractor.
In one of its projects, Benco Construction worked on a new construction of a village home in New York. Highlighting a contemporary style, the home features open spaces with high ceilings, which allow air to flow more freely. Large windows allow plenty of natural lighting during the day. Its neutral colors give it a clean and classic look, something that’s present in all contemporary style interiors.
4) Taconic Builders
39 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Delivering quality services for over three decades, Taconic Builders is a full service general contracting firm that specializes in private residential projects. Co-founded by Jim Hanley and Gerry Holbrook, the company’s outstanding work has been featured in various publications, including the New York Design, Architectural Record, LUXE Interiors + Design, Luxury Home, and Architectural Digest.
What makes Taconic Builders stand out as a general contractor is its commitment to green building initiatives. The company collaborates with architects and designers in every project to bring sustainable building solutions to every project. It’s also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has LEED-certified project managers working on every project.
3) The Renovated Home
1477 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10028
Serving the New York City area, The Renovated Home is a premier design-build firm that specializes in working on high-end projects. Its president, Lee J. Stahl, leads the company with more than three decades of industry experience. Stahl started his career in the industry in 1985 after joining his stepfather’s small countertop and cabinet making business.
The Renovated Home’s excellent customer service and quality work has earned the company recognition from numerous publications, including the New York Post, The Real Deal, CNN, the New York Times, and New American Luxury. Its high-value projects have also received praises. The company worked on a penthouse on the Upper West Side. The place employs a simple palette and designs for a sleek look. Open-floor plans also allow an easy transition from one space to another.
2) DiSalvo Contracting
4214 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Established in 1977, DiSalvo Contracting is a general contracting firm that offers luxury renovation services in the New York area. The company also offers carpentry, painting, faux finish, Venetian stucco work, as well as restoration services for historic buildings. Its owner, Vincent Disalvo, leads a team of industry professionals that works on high-value projects ranging from six to seven figures.
DiSalvo Contracting’s works often highlight modern and traditional styles. In this particular project in Sutton Place South, the firm decided to use a traditional style for the interior’s design. Taking inspiration from a variety of old-school European styles, this particular project features elegant furnishings, as well as intricate tile and wood floor patterns. Lighter palettes were used for the room, complementing its elegance.
1) Hobbs, Inc.
450 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Hobbs, Inc. has continuously delivered the highest standards in the home building industry for over six decades. The company specializes in delivering high-quality custom homes, additions, and renovations. Under the management of co-owners Scott Hobbs and Ian Hobbs, the company has received numerous Home Building Industry (HOBI) awards for its top-shelf work.
As an established general contractor, it maintains an active affiliation with different industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders, the Association of General Contractors, and the National Custom Builders Council. Its works have also been featured in different publications, including the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, LUXE Interiors + Design, Ridgefield Magazine, Celebrated Living Magazine, and Bedford Magazine.
Hobbs, Inc. has done a lot of contemporary style projects in New York. In one of its projects, the company completed a loft renovation for Upper West Side Co-op. With a focus on contemporary style, one of the goals of the project was to maximize the use of light and space. The great room features double-height windows and high ceilings to maximize energy efficiency. Plank floors have a light gray stained color that goes well with the interior’s contemporary style.
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