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Acc Construction

121. Acc Construction

BBB Rating: A+

6 E 32nd St Fl 701New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-9331

From Business: ACC Construction is a woman-owned general contracting company that offers a variety of construction management services to residential and commercial customers. The…

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122. IBEX Construction Co.

BBB Rating: A+

1 Whitehall StNew York, NY 10004

(646) 366-6200

From Business: Ibex Construction, a full-service construction specialist, handles projects related to retail construction, corporate interiors and luxury residences. More than 85 …

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123. Digital Warehouse USA Inc

BBB Rating: A+

989 Avenue Of The Americas # 12New York, NY 10018

(718) 706-4100

From Business: Digital Warehouse's primary focus is buying, selling and renting Pre-owned Cisco routers & switches, access servers, VPN and VOIP networking equipment through our g…

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124. Hazen and Sawyer

BBB Rating: A+

498 Fashion Ave Fl 11New York, NY 10018

(212) 777-8400

From Business: Hazen and Sawyer is an employee-owned professional corporation that provides consulting services in environmental engineering and science to the public and private …

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Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

125. Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

BBB Rating: A+

1515 BroadwayNew York, NY 10036

(212) 921-2300

From Business: Syska Hennessy Group is a national and international consulting, engineering, technology and construction firm. The companies clients include public and private cor…

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127. Crafted Home NY

110 W 40th St , 305New York, NY 10018

(212) 391-9700

From Business: Call for Your Appointment Today We are: Crafted Home NY: full-service custom home, kitchen and bath remodeling and renovations specialists. Quality Home Improvement…

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128. Chronos Contracting, LLC

93 4th Ave #337New York, NY 10003

(917) 915-1683

From Business: Chronos Contracting is a full service company engaging in renovations for the home & workplace. We're proud to state that we offer an attention towards detail that …

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Greenfield Manhattan Group, Inc.

129. Greenfield Manhattan Group, Inc.

(2)

474 W 143rd StNew York, NY 10031

(212) 234-1845

It was a very pleasant working with Mike's team. One of Mike's greatest strengths as a GC, in my opinion, is that he can clearly articulate all of y…

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Durr Mechanical Construction

130. Durr Mechanical Construction

80 8th Ave Ste 17New York, NY 10011

(212) 627-1313

From Business: Based in New York, N.Y., Durr Mechanical Construction Inc. began operations in 1985. It specializes in mechanical construction in the New York / New Jersey unionize…

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131. Henegan Construction Co Inc

250 W 30th StNew York, NY 10001

(212) 947-6441

From Business: For more than 40 years, through start-ups and expansions, mergers and relocations, Henegan Construction has collaborated with business leaders to address their faci…

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Broadway Kitchens & Baths

132. Broadway Kitchens & Baths

(14)

819 BroadwayNew York, NY 10003

(212) 260-7768

Thank you so much for all of the help and guidance you gave me in selecting the incredible bathroom fixtures for the master bathroom in our new beac…

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133. NYC Apartment Painters

(3)

244 5th AveNew York, NY 10001

(212) 257-0050

I needed my son room painted for his birthday sleepover, and hired these painters they did a nice job. They have so many different colors to choose…

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Rand Engineering Pc

134. Rand Engineering Pc

159 W 25th St Fl 12New York, NY 10001

(212) 675-8844

From Business: Founded in 1987, Rand Engineering & Architecture provides a range of engineering and architectural consultation services for the evaluation, renovation, upgrading a…

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Hardesty & Hanover

135. Hardesty & Hanover

1501 BroadwayNew York, NY 10036

(212) 944-1150

From Business: Founded in 1887, Hardesty & Hanover, LLP is a full-service infrastructure-engineering firm. Based in New York, N.Y., its expertise lies in the ability to manage the…

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Athea Kitchens

136. Athea Kitchens

7 Hanover SqNew York, NY 10004

(212) 825-0777

From Business: Athea Kitchen's Showroom is located in the heart of the Financial District servicing the greater New York City Area. Our address is 7 Hanover Square with the entran…

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137. Tri Coastal Design

49 W 37th StNew York, NY 10018

(212) 221-8895

From Business: Tri-Coastal Design, established in 1990, provides a range of gifts, accessories, and bath and body products. The shop offers designed stationary, hatboxes, steamer …

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138. Council On Foreign Relations

58 E 68th StNew York, NY 10065

(212) 434-9400

From Business: The Council on Foreign Relations, also known as CFR, is an independent membership organization that was founded in 1921. The organization focuses on complex interna…

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Shield Cleaning Co.

139. Shield Cleaning Co.

(4)

295 Greenwich StNew York, NY 10007

(212) 372-7160

Shield did a nice job on my home in Brooklyn. They cleaned the entire house and our carpets. They did a much better job than the last cleaning com…

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Urban Homes

140. Urban Homes

(5)

325 West 16th StreetNew York, NY 10011

(212) 246-7700

I had some cabinets made from Aster Cucine in Italy for my Kitchen and I could not be more pleased with the entire process, the quality, the craftsm…

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141. Renaissance Sales

(3)

231 E 33rd StNew York, NY 10016

(212) 532-5780

We recently renovated an entire apartment in Midtown Manhattan. The best part of the whole project was definitely the kitchen renovation with Renai…

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142. Yk Remodeling

(1)

33 W 19th St Ste 4FLNew York, NY 10011

(646) 281-9442

Amazing work, great service and highly recommend them. Thank you for the wonderful kitchen, new floors and really neat paint job. 1 very sati…

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143. Atmosphere Kitchen & Bath

(2)

618 Columbus AveNew York, NY 10024

(212) 501-0505

They will treat their employees with a lot of disrespect. They are all about the money be aware.

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R Y Management

144. R Y Management

(1)

1619 3rd AveNew York, NY 10128

(212) 410-1375

apartment is great, but service is not great! Too many rules and try to educate residents with bad attitude. I'm happy to work with them but they do…

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Interior Builders Group Inc

145. Interior Builders Group Inc

32 Broadway Ste 411New York, NY 10004

(212) 732-1466

From Business: Builders Group is engaged as a construction manager, general contractor, design builder and consultant. It has completed projects for health care, residential, reta…

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146. S&Techs Services Inc

770 Broadway # 9New York, NY 10003

(212) 481-6100

From Business: The Structure Tone Organization, consists of six privately held companies, Structure Tone, Structure Tone International, Constructors & Associates, Pavarini Constru…

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Mrta Design Construction

147. Mrta Design Construction

41 Union Sq W Ste 806New York, NY 10003

(212) 255-4157

From Business: NYC high END interior renovations & remodeling of apartments & townhouses. We specialize in custom millwork / cabinetry. Custom wood or steel W/ glass stairs & full…

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148. Major Construction Co

157 7th AveNew York, NY 10011

(212) 255-5310

From Business: Facade restoration - brick repointing and replacement • Brick repointing and parapet wall replacement • Brownstone restoration and renovation • Cleaning of limeston…

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149. Corporate Interiors Contrng

104 E 25th St # 7New York, NY 10010

(212) 245-7370

From Business: Founded in 1988, Corporate Interiors Contracting is a provider of construction management and general contracting services. The company has a staff of more than 60 …

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G O Construction Corp

150. G O Construction Corp

220 5th AveNew York, NY 10001

(212) 686-1800

From Business: We are a full service residential and commercial General Contractor, in New York City since 1988. We offer...

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Westside Management Corp
Richard S. rated

I have been a tenant in two Brusco buildings since 1983 and have always found the Brusco’s to be fair, compromising and very generous, especially to me when things got a bit tough…letting me go three months rent in arrears… making repairs quickly even though I owed them money and even renting to friends of mine who may have not have had all the necessary requirements needed to lease an apartment in this city. By definition, to many folks, landlords are the enemy. And I say, they most assuredly are not! Just as a good director needs good actors to tell his story… good landlords need good tenants to stay in business and you don’t have the kind of Brusco longevity in the real estate business without treating those good tenants fairly and squarely. And they have been doing it for over 50 years… that in and of itself should say something much louder than whatever drivel some cowards choose to write on a social media blog.

Tiberias Construction Inc.
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Love Construction 1st class they have great insight to getting my job done. they had great ideas for my home remodel. I would use them again. They are normally a commercial contractor witch made my job go allot quicker.

American Federal
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Great contractor

We are very happy we used this company. They did excellent work and finished on time. Some other contractors we called, did on even bother to show up to give the estimate. AAA Rating.

Did You Know?

There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.

A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.

In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.

Common Jobs

There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.

No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:

  • Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
  • Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
  • Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
  • Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
  • Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
  • Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses

Licensing

Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.

Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.

Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.

General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered. 

Trade Associations

A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:

  • Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.

Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.

Hiring a General Contractor

No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.

Finding general contractors

The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.

If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor. 

Budget

Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.

Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

Prioritizing Safety

As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.

Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.

Financial safety

Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse. 

Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.

Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.

Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.

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