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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)


31 W. 34th St., nr. Fifth Ave., seventh fl.; 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. (by appointment only)

Bernsohn & Fetner, LLC

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., near 44th Dr., third fl.; Long Island City; 212-776-1111;

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

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 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., nr. 60th St., Maspeth; 718-353-4518;

Stephen Fanuka, 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) (by appointment only)

Lime and Forest

64 Prospect Pl., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 1, Park Slope; 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)

Paik Construction, Inc.

137 Varick St., nr. Spring St., Ste. 406; 212-431-1088;

When 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)

Peter Mucek

52-77 73rd St., nr. 53rd Ave., Maspeth; 917-886-2458;

While Peter Mucek can handle your painting or remodel, his real genius is in creating exquisite decorative plastering, like Venetian-style dining-room details, or a stairwell with graphic rectangular blocks. (by appointment only)


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

Carl Culbreth and Jeff MacGregor have rehabbed more than 100 townhouses. Restoration of a brownstone façade can cost from $100,000 to $300,000 and takes four to six months. (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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