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94 Prince St., nr. Mercer St., second fl.; 212-584-5660;

Jesse Robertson-Tait’s team specializes in residential renovations and generally adheres to a clean, modern aesthetic. For one celebrity client, the team overhauled the kitchen—moving it from one floor to another. (by appointment only / consulting services)

Silverlining Interiors

2091 Broadway, nr. 73rd St., third fl.; 212-496-7800;

One of the largest general-contracting firms in Manhattan, SilverLining oversees private clients’ projects from concept through completion. Painting and finishing are handled by a skilled in-house team; much of the millwork is done in the company’s 14,000-square-foot shop. (by appointment only / consulting services)

Stern Projects

345 Seventh Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-643-7560;

Founded by Nick Stern, son of renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, this hands-on practice specializes in bespoke construction in high-end and white-glove residences throughout the city. (by appointment only)


195 Chrystie St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. 502H; 212-671-1713;

This site matches your renovation project with a customized roster of potential architects, contractors, interior designers, and more. Users upload “before” photos and project descriptions, then receive targeted recommendations for providers who can help realize their vision. Best of all: The service is free.

Taconic Builders

39 W. 37th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 12th fl.; 212-929-7811;

Serving residential and commercial clients, Taconic combines the straightforward organization of a big firm with the detailed eye of a local builder. It does both large-scale renovation and new construction. (by appointment only / ecofriendly)


330 W. 38th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 1003; 917-682-5134;

Marek Teklinski’s firm specializes in high-end residential and commercial renovations and large-scale furniture construction. Teklinski’s impeccable work has earned him a list of discerning clients who include architect and interior designer Joe Serrins and design photographer Annie Schlechter. (by appointment only)

Traditional Line

143 W. 21st St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-627-3555;

Jim Boorstein and David Porter’s firm has restored woodwork in Gracie Mansion, as well as in 200 private homes. The team also provides general contracting and construction management with a complete range of services, from decorative metalwork to full renovations. (by appointment only)


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