Andre is a consummate professional. The most reliable, personable, and skilled contractor that we have worked with. This is now the third time that he has come to our rescue, readying our 3 bedroom condominium for our next tenant.
He is an expert with painting, hardwood floors, and restoring kitchen cabinets and bathroom tiles. We are always thrilled with the quality of his work, his attention to detail, his responsiveness and dependability. He is an absolute pleasure to work with!
We were very fortunate to find André. The job he took on had just about everything: miles of old cracked plaster, historic details that had to be preserved in every room, rotting floors and joists, a front entry door and frame that had to be completely rebuilt, parquet floors that were in a hundred pieces, interior doors that needed to be moved and a complete cellar clean-out and waterproofing. In the end, there was nothing that André couldn't handle. And he did everything with confidence, professionalism and, remarkably, with an artistic flair. His respect for the artisans and designs of the 1890s and his ability to find solutions for a complicated job made me so thankful that he was on the job. And he worked hard and steadily and didn't quit until it was done, eight months later. Seven years later there isn't one crack in the miles of new plaster. I'd use him again with complete confidence.
We first met André on a recommendation from a client in Brooklyn Heights in the mid 1990's to renovate our condo. He easily and almost effortlessly it seemed, beautified our condo beyond our highest expectations! Much to our pleasure when we sold the condo in 2000 this too went effortlessly!
We then relocated to Long Island . We asked him if he would come and do the entire renovation of our new home and he did!
It is a wonderful thing when things go right and smoothly, time after time we had work done!
My house is a testimony to your Artistic work!
André one of the Best Contractors on the planet! Beautiful work!
Plastered walls, sanded floors, restored original moldings, fixed baseboards and fireplace mantle. Removed popcorn ceiling, corrected window installation, refurbished stairs and hallways, performed tile work in the bathroom and foyer, restored exterior entrance mill work, restored doors, painted, sanded floor and stairs, installed new banister, and much much more.
Andre saved me from a non-performing contractor. I will create a separate review for that company so others have fair warning. Not only did the old contractor show up to work when they felt like it or not at all (after they were paid) but they cause more damage to my building with their poor craftsmanship that required a lot of effort from Andre's team.
Andre is on top of everything taking place at all times, in every room. He does not merely supervise and come around later. He sets the tone and he treats your house like his house. No home depot hack job here, Andre learned from the old generation but applies new time saving techniques and the results speak for themselves.
Andre immediately picked up on the cheap mix and match material use by the previous contractor and restored them to match the reset of the renovations. For example, the previous contractor replaced 11 stair treads with the cheapest pine he could find and ignored instructions to match the existing oak.
New windows installed by the previous contractor were straightened and corrected by Andre. They accomplished more in 1 week than the previous contractor did in 1 month.
When I buy my next building I am calling Andre right from the start. Don't mess around if you want it done right and you want an upfront contractor.
I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find this company, I would have been in serious trouble.