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Aerial Design & Build

122 E. 57th St., nr. Lexington Ave., Ste. 4R; 212-888-1880;

Owners Rupila Sethi and Julie Kelley have done swank apartments in the Trump Tower and stores for Paul Smith. They put a premium on two things: a militant approach to project schedules and minimizing homeowner stress. (by appointment only)


250 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St., Ste. 304; 212-779-3450;

Bauhaus handles residential and commercial projects nationwide. The company brings together top architects, designers, and technicians to create beautiful spaces from start to finish. Notable retail clients include Barneys New York and Bulgari. (by appointment only)

Bernsohn & Fetner

625 W. 51st St., nr. 12th Ave.; 212-315-4330;

With dedicated project managers and on-site supervisors, this firm has perfected efficient work flow. B&F covers residential, corporate, and retail projects, working with designers and technicians to create spaces both traditional and modern. (by appointment only)

Best & Company

44-61 11th St., nr. 45th Ave., Long Island City; 212-776-1111;

The name says it: Chip Brian’s firm specializes in contracting as couture, overseeing every aspect of a project, from conception through realization, and works with the most discerning architects and designers. (by appointment only)

Clark Construction Corporation

99 University Pl., nr. 12th St.; 212-219-1783;

Founded in 1983 by Christopher Clark, this firm manages upscale residential constructions, working with fine craftsmen and modern designers to bring clients’ visions to life.
(by appointment only)

Conelle Construction

50 Broadway, nr. Rector St., 23rd fl.; 212-701-9696;

Construction projects range from upscale boutiques to private residences—all focused on satisfying the client’s needs. In addition to general-contractor services, Conelle also does maintenance work and green-building consulting. (ecofriendly / by appointment only)

DiSalvo Contracting

4214 Third Ave., nr. 43rd St., Sunset Park; 718-832-9400;

Founded in 1977 by an Italian decorative plasterer and sculptor, DiSalvo specializes in projects requiring fine craftwork, carpentry, and tilework. Now a general-contracting and construction-management company, the firm attracts clients seeking unmatched expertise. (by appointment only)

Fanuka, Inc.

59-49 56th Ave., Maspeth;

Stephen Fanuka is one of the best-known names in the business. The Queens-raised “contractor to the stars” oversees soup-to-nuts renovations of multimillion-dollar residences. He counts celebs like Beyoncé and Tom Brokaw among his clients. (by appointment only)

Greenfield Manhattan Group

474 W. 143rd St., nr. Amsterdam Ave.; 212-234-1845;

Specialties here range from interior renovations to window and tiling installation and repair. Greenfield is the one to call when you find that diamond-in-the-rough brownstone that requires major interior renovations—or if you just need your kitchen or bath remodeled.(by appointment only)

Interior Management

405 E. 50th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-750-3700;

Principal Mark Martinez oversees every project handled by Interior Management, which claims to meet all deadlines and draws on long-standing relationships with artisans, designers, and architects. (by appointment only)

Lime and Forest

64 Prospect Pl., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 1, Boerum Hill; 347-323-1941;

Alison Greene deems herself an “owner’s construction advocate” who happens to have many years of construction and development management under her belt. That is to say: She specializes in dealing with a project’s inevitable hassles so you don’t have to. (by appointment only)



Since it has a general contractor’s license, NYCityStuff will take on most jobs, from hanging curtains (or plasma TVs) and building closets to gutting rooms, installing sinks, and tiling bathrooms. (by appointment only)

Paik Construction, Inc.

304 Hudson St., nr. Vandam St., sixth fl.; 212-431-1088;

When renowned architects need help designing their own homes, they call Cary Paik. Paik’s projects are high-end and extremely customized; he once used a single slab of stone to create a 21-foot-long countertop and backsplash. He offers architectural services as well. (by appointment only)


96 14th St., nr. Third Ave., Gowanus; 718-768-3600;

Owners Carl Culbreth and Jeff MacGregor have rehabbed more than a hundred townhouses. Restoring a brownstone façade can cost anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000 and takes three to four months of work. (by appointment only)

The Renovated Home

1477 Third Ave., nr. 83rd St., Ste. 2; 212-517-7020;

This family-owned business provides high-end renovations with a neighborly feel. Working mostly uptown, the firm has handled everything from grand Upper East Side townhouses to contemporary Central Park West residences. (by appointment only)


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