Reviews from Sweeten Renovators

Read what people have to say about working with the general contractors in our network and renovating with Sweeten by their side.

Wonderful service! Was easy to use and found an amazing contractor with great references. Not only did we find our contractor but Sweeten provided an account person to check in and make sure everything was going well throughout the duration of the project. For a couple working on their first renovation we could not be more grateful to have such a terrific support system.

Becky K. from Hudson, NJ

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There were no great surprises to our project but there are always little unexpected details and Eric had a solution for every one.

Nate A. from Suffolk, NY

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In all renovations there will be unforeseen problems. Barry and Keelin came up with solutions and were both very fair with pricing. They were always professional, courteous and worked within the buildings rules. The work they did was top notch.

Miguel B. from Brooklyn, NY

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The team at Sweeten stayed on top of us finding the right contractor who could work with our budget and time restraints. Happy we went with Sweeten and didn't fly blind on finding a contractor.

Fatima F. from Brooklyn, NY

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As with many of the older buildings in New York City, our apartment had many surprises; un-level floors, leaking pipes, etc. Donato took the extra time needed to remeasure, refit, bend, cut, find replacement parts, whatever necessary to get the job done , and most importantly in a way that we would be happy with the final product.

Vitoria H. from Brooklyn, NY

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We were lucky to find a contractor who had the level of workmanship that met my high standards. He was courteous, professional and punctual.

Whitney B. from Queens, NY

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Bobby was a perfect find for someone like me (overwhelmed and a total novice at the whole renovation process!). There were no major hiccups and Bobby helped me control costs often making cost-saving recommendations.

Rima R. from Brooklyn, NY

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This is our first apartment and first renovation, and Andrey was so great to us throughout the process. As clients, we were honestly probably difficult clients to have since we were picky at times, but Andrey and his team were flexible and responsive to our needs.

Amy W. from Brooklyn, NY

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We are so, so happy with our new kitchen! Working with Darwin and his team was fantastic. They did a great job translating our dream into reality, and were just incredibly nice to boot.

Matthew S. from Brooklyn, NY

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All of their work is excellent. I have a friend who is a commercial contractor. He came by one day to see how my project was going and was very impressed with what he saw.

Bill L. from Queens, NY

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Darwin was a pleasure to work with throughout our process. He arrived on time everyday, was always reachable, and finished each part of our project quickly. A few problems arose during our renovation that caused some concern. Each time Darwin helped us navigate through the problem.

Eric B. from New York, NY

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The folks at Sweeten were supportive and offered help all along the way. I don't think we would have gotten where we are without you guys. I think the database of contractors and the vetting process helped give me a piece of mind and potentially have me a lot of money and time. I've already recommended Sweeten to a couple friends and I would def use you guys again in the future.

Reynaldo G. from Brooklyn, NY

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It sounds like a simple thing, but Donato loves his work. He will always choose the technique or take the time to do something beautifully instead of simply competently. He seemed to be as excited as we were when the project came together, with so many elements and materials and colors and finishes finally could be seen as forming a whole.

Sandy M. from Brooklyn, NY

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Camille exceeded our expectations, providing valuable support, explanation, and creative solutions through the process. He had fantastic ideas--we could tell that he loves designing and working with clients to marry their style with his knowledge and sensibility. No detail escapes his notice and attention!

Cat I. from Brooklyn, NY

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Sweeten did a really great job of helping us take this on when we needed a little hand-holding.

Claudia C. from Brooklyn, NY

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The end result was more than I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend.

Stacey K. from Queens, NY

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Camille has an eye for detail and ensures every space is used to it's maximum capacity which is important in a small apartment we were renovating.

Melissa M. from New York, NY

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During the construction, we got to know all the workers and really enjoyed having them around. (And even know all their personalities and preferred playlists!) They are respectful and diligent. Most importantly, very experienced and are able to give good suggestions and make decisions.

Zoe C. from New York, NY

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When it came to picking our contractor, we vetted several different ones through Sweeten. We were very hands on throughout the renovation. Darwin sensed that and kept an excellent line of communication with us throughout the renovation. We were thrilled with the outcome of our new home and enjoyed the collaborative and professional relationship.

Ross S. from New York, NY

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They worked quickly and were flexible and great at communicating and coming up with solutions to unexpected problems. They did good quality work and were also extremely nice to work with.

Emily H. from Brooklyn, NY

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For anyone that has worked or owned a co-op before, you know there can be a lot of back and forth with approvals with the co-op board and management company. Eli was a great partner in getting all of the necessary documentation to the management company, and communicating directly with them when needed.

Lindsay C. from Brooklyn, NY

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Frank, Nick, and company did a wonderful job renovating our coop. We didn't find them to be dismissive, condescending, or pushy like other contractors; whatever we decided, they would do it without complaint.

Gloria F. from Queens, NY

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Quality work. Our project took longer than necessary, but I'd rather have it take longer and be done right. They are reachable, responsive and honest.

Luke M. from New York, NY

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He was incredibly professional and helpful to us first-time renovators. He made everything extremely clear and always found a solution to some tricky problems.

Anne D. from Brooklyn, NY

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We had a pretty big job and were concerned about the unexpected costs especially given our tight budget. Mark made it a priority to deliver quality work versus squeezing more money out of us like other contractors.

Betty C. from Nassau, NY

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Working together with Bruno was such a pleasant experience. He is very amiable, full of ideas and easy to communicate with. While he implemented my vision and wishes for the space, Bruno also made several creative suggestions, offering direction and knowledge when I had to make tough decisions.

Chong M L. from Bergen, NJ

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They took a complex job that involved new technology, unusual plumbing configuration and worked diligently to get it right.

Leslie I. from New York, NY

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They completed the work on schedule and were very diligent in protecting the space.

Patricia M. from New York, NY

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Working with them was a pleasure--they made the process of renovating our kitchen as easy as possible and delivered a great finished project.

Cybele M. from Brooklyn, NY

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From the design to fabrication and installation, everything exceeded my expectations. Albert's millwork was perfection and the attention to detail down to every 1/16 of an inch was attended to. All the elements were designed, fabricated and installed superbly. The entire team is true professionals and passionate about their craft.

Matthew A. from New York, NY

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I absolutely cannot recommend them highly enough. We did an extensive kitchen renovation which also involved moving several walls around in an old, inherently complicated house. Throughout all aspects of the project, they were highly thoughtful, extremely well organized, highly communicative — and most importantly, the quality of their worksmanship was top notch.

Jeff K. from Westchester, NY

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Sweeten was a god-send, as we couldn't find a genuinely recommended contractor. Despite knowing friends who had had work done on their places, none of them recommended working with their contractors - a lot of them had bad experiences. But posting the project on Sweeten helped us figure out the level of work that we wanted, and most importantly, connected us with contractors. We'd recommend using Sweeten to get work done, and will do so again ourselves, when the time comes.

Daniel A. from Brooklyn, NY

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I would use Sweeten again to find reliable contractors.

Carmen S. from Bergen, NJ

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We would highly recommend using Sweeten. We worked with Sweeten in the very beginning of the project and they were excellent in helping us find a GC.

Benjamin R. from New York, NY

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Working with my Sweeten contractor has changed my view towards people in construction for the better. This guy cares about his clients as much as he cares about his craft. His professionalism and outstanding track record were what got me to sign my contract, but his strong communication, disarming honesty, thoughtful insights on aesthetics, and extreme patience with me were the reasons that made me feel valued as a client.

Joshua R. from Brooklyn, NY

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There are a ton of moving parts in a renovation, particularly a gut renovation such as ours. So when there was an unexpected challenge/error, it was resolved quickly, without hesitation and without sacrificing quality of work.

Cartier S. from Brooklyn, NY

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I cannot say enough about my contractor and his team – I am immensely grateful for their fantastic work, but more importantly how much they genuinely cared about me. Working with them is a truly differentiating experience.

Tina N. from New York, NY

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William did such an amazing job with our kitchen project! He and his team understood our design from the very start, and were incredibly easy to communicate with, always professional and quick to reply. I was also really happy with the quality of their work, down to the last little detail.

Ainsley H. from Brooklyn, NY

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It was an easy and painless experience working with them. Gary and his team made what I thought would be a daunting project, very manageable!

Ying L. from New York, NY

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Considering I'm writing this standing in the middle of my newly renovated apartment is crazy to me. When I first saw the commercial, I honestly thought it was just going to be another website where I was going to get ripped off but it was anything but that. This team is absolutely one of the most unbelievable you'll ever meet. Courteous, prompt, organized, extremely friendly and very skilled. In the end, I felt like I was talking to a buddy from college rather than a contractor. If you all could see what my apartment look like before and now, you wouldn't believe your eyes. I highly recommend this team. They are absolutely amazing, I mean that sincerely. This website and team are two of the best things that ever happened to me and you won't be disappointed.

Jonathan G. from Queens, NY

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We had many delays with building and city approvals and they went above and beyond with their team to push the project along and get the job done according to our timeline. Always responsive and did high-quality work, they were the dream team. Thank you, Sweeten, for helping us find our renovation match.

Erin G. from New York, NY

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Our kitchen renovation is SPECTACULAR! They were beyond professional, and in my experience, true Concierge Construction.

Jennifer F. from Bergen, NJ

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Was great to know there was an added layer of accountability when entering the murky waters of hiring a contractor!

Martha L. from New York, NY

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In simple words, Sweeten took the stressful and daunting task of finding an architect/designer and turned it into a simple process that met our needs! I would not change not one thing about our experience in finding the team that made our dream come true.

Andre M. from New York, NY

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As an interior designer, Sweeten is our firms go-to resource for our general contracting needs. We know that when we work with a contractor from Sweeten, that we are working with a GC that is credible and that will get the job done to our satisfaction. We feel like Sweeten is a necessary extension of our team.

Jeanine H. from Brooklyn, NY

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Sweeten is great and I appreciated the communication and follow ups throughout the project (since I am bad at responding when busy). The biggest help was during the bid process in the form of confidence that each contractor had already been vetted. I didn't worry about the contractors' quality or that the project would implode - only finding the right fit, which is extremely nice.

Brandon L. from New York, NY

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Sweeten brought me several contractors all at once and I had several full quotes very quickly.

Anna S. from Brooklyn, NY

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I was very happy with the overall result. There is some comfort in using Sweeten's services since they vet the contractors for you.

Mitchell M. from Hudson, NJ

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Sweeten definitely made finding and hiring a contractor easier - it was also useful to have those initial conversations about what kinds of questions i could ask (such as requesting to see an in-person example of the contractor's recent renovations) and how to compare quotes.

Evelyn C. from Queens, NY

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Their crew is stellar. The GC, designer, plumber, carpenter, electricians are all highly professional and work hard to get the job done right. We were very pleased that all of the trades who came in had the same work ethic and high quality expectations as the core staff.

Tara D. from Bronx, NY

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Not only is his work fabulous but he was very conscious of staying within my budget. Also, I appreciated that he made sure that I was without a functioning kitchen for as little time as possible.

Kate S. from Hudson, NJ

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After hearing horror stories of renovations gone wrong and this being our first renovation, we interviewed a lot of general contractors before feeling comfortable and moving forward....we ultimately created the wonderful space we dreamed of raising our family in.

Idalee T. from Brooklyn, NY

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I don’t have enough words to communicate just how seamless this process was.

Deeksha G. from New York, NY

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It was our first ever experience renovating and Kris was helpful and communicative throughout the entire process. He helped weigh in on everything from design to materials and was extremely knowledgeable--all while staying on budget and on time.

Casey M. from Brooklyn, NY

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Communicative and responsive. Always looking for a solution to the inevitable bumps in the road. Honest and straightforward. He is a no-drama kind of guy, which we found most helpful.

Tom S. from Brooklyn, NY

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Erion was so easy to work with and made things stress-free on everything from dealing with the unexpected delays and permits to coordinating a time to receive a bathtub delivery. The bathroom turned out better than I could have hoped and I am so thankful for the successful renovation I had.

Christine Y. from New York, NY

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Marc was incredibly responsive throughout the whole process. After completion of the work, Marc made certain that everything was correct, and that any issues were taken care of immediately.

Jacob S. from New York, NY

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Finding a contractor for a renovation of a co-op apartment in NYC can be a nightmare. I had a couple of suggestions from my building and friends, but ultimately Sweeten helped me find a great match! Being able to get unbiased reviews, see past projects, and compare bids easily was incredible.

Rashmi P. from New York, NY

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At the risk of sounding cliche I have to say that my experience with Eli and the rest of his crew was wonderful.

Rosalind W. from Brooklyn, NY

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We couldn’t be happier with the end result of our apartment renovation. It’s an amazing feeling to come off the busy streets of New York City and enter our new home that is beautiful, serene, and supremely comfortable, and have space to entertain or host guests....Sweeten made this all possible.

Joel D. from Brooklyn, NY

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Sweeten made it easy to communicate our vision to contractors.

Blaise C. from Brooklyn, NY

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Their team successfully dealt with my very strict coop board and building super. They kept their cool and got the job done.

Mary Ann G. from New York, NY

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We were renovating with a new baby and Eric was extremely respectful and considerate of our situation. He was extra careful to clean up all the dust. He also managed our grumpy super perfectly, so much that our super stopped me the other day to compliment me on how well Eric had done his work.

Margaret G. from Brooklyn, NY

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Steve and his team were responsive and got to work right away. They always showed up and were willing to talk through difficult hurdles in the way of getting the project done. Their team of workers was always professional and communicative. Unlike other contractors they were there to get the job done.

Lexi B. from Brooklyn, NY

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Ours is a 1920s co-op so there were plumbing challenges and they worked with the building to fix it and kept me in the loop. They kept very good relationships with the building, which really helped smooth things along.

Elinor E. from Brooklyn, NY

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The communication throughout was excellent. Not only were they very responsive, they would clearly lay out options for us, give practical advice, and were exceptionally nice people!

Rachel K. from New York, NY

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Excellent. It was a great experience and we were really happy with the result.

Adam E. from Brooklyn, NY

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This is my second time doing a NYC renovation and I cannot begin to tell you the difference in experience. Working with Eli and his team was SO easy and stress free. The quality of the work is fantastic and I am so pleased with how everything turned out!

Jessica K. from New York, NY

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Aleks' team completely restored my bathroom from a sad 80s era remodel to its beautiful original layout and feel.

Leah C. from New York, NY

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He was easy to work with. His workmen are very experienced and do beautiful work.

Charon D. from New York, NY

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They were wonderful! My kitchen was gutted and recreated in a timely fashion (5 weeks). Everyday, they arrived at the same time and left at the same time. There was no break in the work schedule. They were super professional and worked very clean.

Tracey D. from Brooklyn, NY

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His crew was always on time - in fact they were often early! - and the whole team was warm and friendly to all of us, dogs included.

Susan H. from New York, NY

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The team worked quickly, were flexible, and produced great work. Matt's team always went the extra mile to make sure things looked good and turned out well. In the end, they completely transformed a ramshackle apartment into a place that looks brand new and top of the line.

Saul C. from New York, NY

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They were easily reachable and quick to respond, answered all of our questions clearly, and helped us figure out the path to completion for our renovation

Daniel G. from Queens, NY

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I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to do before posting the job on Sweeten. He made suggestions to tweak my ideas, all for the better. I love the end result.

Anne C. from Brooklyn, NY

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Since I was doing this from out of state it could have been difficult. Nicholas always kept me updated on the progress, sending pictures and calling to let me know what had been accomplished and what the next step would be. This made the entire renovation easy and even enjoyable.

Brian G. from New York, NY

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We had a great experience working with this firm. The crew showed up promptly every day and explained the scope of the day's work and we addressed most questions that came up over e-mail.

Nancy W. from New York, NY

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Knowing that someone was going to hold our hand through this entire process was so important for us. Right from the start that we knew we were in good hands.

Erica D. from Brooklyn, NY

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They are really personable, nice people to work with... and their quality work stands for itself!

Anne S. from Brooklyn, NY

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This is my second project with Sweeten and I continue to be impressed with how attentive their staff is and how much better I feel knowing they have my interests at heart through the project to see it through.

Eric R. from Queens, NY

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My husband and I were kind of all over the place about what we wanted, and he did a fantastic job of listening, proposing creative options, and then patiently letting us decide. He was honest about the budget and timeline, and if we ever asked for anything that would really increase cost, he sat us down and walked us through how much over budget it might take us.

Courtney R. from Brooklyn, NY

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Sweeten sent me some good contractors. i was very happy with my choice of this firm, they did a great job.

Kevin H. from New York, NY

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We could not be more thrilled with our gut renovated master bathroom, thanks to the impeccable work of this team.

Katie R. from Brooklyn, NY

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Claud was extremely transparent in his pricing. The quality of work exceptional. All of his staff were exemplary. Any time we encountered issues he resolved them quickly and satisfactorily. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Alicia H. from Brooklyn, NY

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We had a vision of what we wanted the space to look like, and they were able to turn it into reality. We honestly couldn't be happier with the outcome of our new kitchen.

Christopher L. from Queens, NY

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We discovered his services through Sweeten website. He arrived promptly at our home in the beginning of July 2018 for a meet, greet and an assessment. He was professional and extremely tentative to what we had to say and was quick to advice and guide us with our project. His prices were reasonable and his work ethics along with his excellent staff was remarkable. We are still floating in a bubble of joy and have not come down yet. Thank you for providing us with a Gem of a contractor. We should write a book that includes all the details on this amazing experience.

Sandra S. from Brooklyn, NY

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I want to point out that our Sweeten contractor executed the majority of the renovation while we were on vacation in a different time zone. He would share photos, give frequent updates, answer questions when asked. And while i had a neighbor available to answer any questions about the building or be available to assist, he was barely needed. Its amazing to have a renovation completed from afar while on vacation and not be stressed about the results.

Penny W. from Brooklyn, NY

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Sweeten provided timely and accurate information. We will definitely use Sweeten again in the future. Thank you so much!

Alain & Lisa Maria N. from Westchester, NY

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Great experience with Sweeten! After two contractors I was in touch with flaked out on me, I turned to Sweeten and had signed a contract within 48 hours. Super helpful service, highly recommend.

Julie W. from Brooklyn, NY

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This was our first time needing a general contractor and because our project was large we were immobilized about how to go about it. In expressing my woes to a friend he mentioned Sweeten to us having just seen it on the national news. We contacted them and because we were so new we weren't even sure what sorts of things being asked on their website. I simply wrote an email to Sweeten explaining that I was scared and confused and they patiently talked me through each step and made the process. I was convinced I was likely the dumbest person Sweeten had encountered but they were patient with me and explained everything until I understood it. At the end of our first phone conversation they had replaced my trepidation with excitement for what we were going to accomplish. During the process, Sweeten kept in touch with me checking in by email often and always ready to talk with me by phone if necessary. Knowing Sweeten had my back was very comforting. Although we didn't need any mediation between us and our GC, it was good to know that it was there just in case. I have recommend Sweeten to many friends and believe in the quality product they deliver.

Gary H. from Queens, NY

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Using Sweeten greatly simplified the process of finding a contractor for our project. I had confidence that the people they recommended were fully vetted. Otherwise it would have been overwhelming to even know where to begin!

Michael N. from New York, NY

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Sweeten provided a very knowledgable list of contractors for our review. They have made the process very easy for us.

Umut E. from New York, NY

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Sweeten provides good quality contractors and is a great way to get multiple bids.

Nicole L. from Brooklyn, NY

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The team at Sweeten has been wonderful. After I posted my project, I felt a bit stalled trying to compare bids. Meeting the Sweeten Client Services team in person at their happy hour event downtown helped me break through, as they shared advice on how to compare contractors. During my project they reached out several times to see how it was going. If I’d had any challenges with my contractor, which I didn’t, I knew they were there to advise and help me out.

Sally J. from Queens, NY

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I was quickly matched up with the right contractor to do the job. Other contractors would not respond or never follow up on quotes.

David R. from Delaware, PA

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We heard of Sweeten from an acquaintance after not being able to get any solid referrals of contractors from neighbors and friends. We proceeded to get three quotes and went with Ronnie's team for the one-stop shopping of tiles, countertop and cabinets. With the others we would have had to order these separately.

Joel N. from New York, NY

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Great tool to penetrate the arcane world of contractors.

Ryan J. from New York, NY

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