Living in New York city comes with great benefits but also challenges; not the least of which is selecting a home.
Searching for both livability and functionality leads many people to multifamily homes- allowing city living at a more affordable cost. The following are the top 10 contractors in NYC who have proven their success in multifamily housing.
10. CNY Group
Website | 214 West 39th Street New York, NY 10018 | 212.302.9060
CNY Group is a construction and development firm founded in 2003 by Kenneth M. Colao. The firm specializes in general contracting, construction management, design assist services, development management services, and advisory services. CNY has been the recipient of multiple awards for its work, they have been named Engineering News-Record’s New York Contractor of the Year.
The CNY Group constructed the Woolworth Residences alongside SLCE Architects. The 110,000 square foot project features a lounge on the 29th floor, a gym on the 30th floor, amenity space in the sublevels, the original restored Woolworth pool, wine storage, and the dramatic Park Place lobby.
9. Macquesten Development, LLC
Website | 914.667.7227 | 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100 Pelham, New York 10803
Macquesten Development is a full service general contracting and construction management company known for their high quality residential and commercial properties throughout New York and Westchester County. Specializing in multifamily and mixed-use projects, the firm was founded in 1988 by Rella Fogliano. Macquesten has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award and The Westchester County Business Hall of Fame Award. The firm has also been featured in New Rochelle Today and The New York Times.
Macquesten recently completed the construction of the Webster Place Apartments located at 1971 Webster Avenue. The $9 million, 75,000 square foot project features 69 units and stands at 7 stories.
8. Cristom Construction Services, Inc.
Website | 718.747.4747 | 151-01 14th Avenue, Whitestone, NY 11357
Cristom Construction Services, Inc. was founded by Thomas Devito in 1997. They have created long-term relationships with their clients, ensuring speed and quality with every project. Cristom recently received the QBBA Building Award and has been featured in several publications including the US Builders Review, The Real Deal, and PRWEB: Arista 35 Condominiums.
Cristom Construction recently completed a gut and renovation of Bedford-Stuy Brownstone. The project included the renovation of the historical brownstone facade and clean-lined details and low voltage LED lights throughout the building.
7. Galaxy General Contracting Corporation
Website | 718.601.7000 | 3152 Albany Crescent Bronx, NY 10463
Originally founded in 1981 as just Galaxy by Steve Zervoudis, Steve and his four sons established Galaxy General Contracting Corporation in 2008. The firm has developed both residential and commercial properties throughout the five boroughs. For the past 34 years, the firm has built and renovated over 235 buildings and over 85 projects were complete gut-renovations. Galaxy has received the NYSAFAH Award of excellence.
Galaxy worked on the 24-unit project located at Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn. The six-story apartment features six units designed for disabled residents, a rooftop terrace and rear parking lot. It also has energy efficient features and consumes just 10% of the energy normally consumed by a building of its size.
6. Bette & Cring
Website | 518.213.1010 | 22 Century Hill Drive, Suite 201 Latham, NY 12110
The roots of Bette & Cring date back to 1935 when the Bette family first started building in New York City. In 1999, Peter Better and Harold Cring formed Bette and Cring, a construction management, design-build, and general contracting firm. Grounded in family-based values and construction excellence, the company believes in building value and excellent customer service. Bette & Cring was the recent recipient of the Build New York Award from the AGC NYS. They were also listed as a top contractor in ENR New York, listed as one of the Top 300 AEC firms by the Building Design + Construction Magazine and recognized by the NECHPI as the Outstanding CHP Project of the year.
Bette and Cring recently completed 38 High Rock, a luxury multi-family apartment. The project featured resort-style amenities including gourmet kitchens, spa-like baths, and private terraces, with price tags from $700,000 to $1.5 million.
5. Joy Construction Corporation
Website | 212.766.9651 | 40 Fulton Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10038
Founded by Joy Rampy in 1995, Joy Construction Corporation is a general contracting and development firm that focuses on multifamily and commercial projects throughout New York. Joy Construction holds a portfolio of over 70 buildings including 6,500 multifamily units. Their work has been featured in several publications, including NYC HDC, MHN Online, Real Estate Weekly, ENR New York, and The New York Times.
Joy Construction constructed the $220 million St. Ann’s Terrace, a large-scale multifamily build featuring 641 units with parking spaces for 350 vehicles. The build was completed with foundations composed of spread footings and piles, steel frames in the garage and commercial levels, and a concrete block and slab composition in the residential portions.
4. Knockout Renovation
Website | 212.599.5060 | 47 East 34th Street New York, NY 10016
Keith Steier, a former Hull Technician in the US Navy, founded Knockout Renovation 1992. The building and the contracting firm take on projects throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn ranging from kitchen remodels to new multifamily builds. The company is focused, process-driven, and guarantees award-winning service. Knockout Renovation has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show and in The New York Times, and The New York Daily News. Knockout has also been featured in publications includingThe Home Building Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, New York Times., Kitchen and Bath Design Magazine, and Time Out New York.
Knockout Renovations has completed extensive renovations and build-outs on Gramercy Park multifamily apartments, featuring complete interior and structural renovations. The firm’s most recent achievements include being presented the Chrysalis Award.
3. DiMarco Constructors
Website | 585.272.7760 | 1950 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623
DiMarco Constructors, a full-service general contractor, and construction management company, was founded by Kenneth J. Buck in 1998. DiMarco specializes in commercial, residential, industrial, retail, office and special projects across the New York and throughout the country. DiMarco has been the recipient of several awards, including the ABC National Safety Designation 2013 & 2014 Diamond Award, the PSTF Design For Excellence Award, the Ebenezer Design Award, the ARFF Design Award, the RIT Design Award, the Rochester Museum & Science Center First Design Award, the Geva Theater Citation of Merit, the East Court Apts Citation of Merit, the Madison Court Citation of Merit, the People Choice Award Fairport Village, and most recently the APWA Structures Project of the Year Award in 2017.
DiMarco Constructors recently completed a renovation of the multifamily and senior living apartments in Brewton. The project included adding an all-season room and re-siding all 15 buildings while adding a playground and basketball court.
2. King Rose Construction
Website | 212.239.8525 | 375 East 163rd St. Bronx, New York 10451
King Rose construction was founded in 2007 by Yoel Borgenicht, an EPA Lead Certified and LEED Green Associate renovator who has been in the industry for over 20 years. King Rose Construction is an award-winning General Contractor based in New York that specializes in office build-outs, retail renovations, and multi-family residences.
King Rose Construction has received multiple awards for their work, including the Clinton Foundation Economic Opportunity Award, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Award, the Columbia University Mentorship Award, and the SEEDCO GOLS Program Award.
1. Taylor, The Builders
Website | 585.248.6000 | 2580 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14526-2333
Originally established as R-J Taylor in 1984 by Richard Taylor, Taylor, The Builders has grown from a small company focusing on select projects, to its present size with extensive experience in the multi-family, non-profit, healthcare, and educational markets. Taylor, The Builders received a Community Builder Award, a Construction Marketing STAR Award, a Print STAR Award, and was recognized in the Rochester Top 100 Contractors.
Taylor recently completed the Mount Hope Lofts, a 500,000 square foot mixed-use development with multifamily housing. The project included the construction of two buildings- the main 4-story 220,000 square foot residential/retail building and a 3-story, 69,000-square foot residential/retail building that features shops and restaurants. Throughout both buildings are 154 high-end loft-style residential apartments.