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.
This was a great first-time renovating experience and we are so happy in our new home!
Sophia L. from New York, NYView project
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, NJView project
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, NYView project
We were very pleased with the quality of service and attention to detail from Sweeten. We were also impressed with the consistent quality of contractors that Sweeten provided, and the affordability as well. Overall, we are very glad we chose Sweeten.
Andrew D. from Queens, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
There are almost always hiccups in NYC because of the multiple codes and co-op regulations, and Bob was able to help us through these all with aplomb.
Andrew U. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
I have to thank Sweeten for introducing me to one of the best contractors I have ever worked with in NYC. I have lived here for over 30 years and done many renovation projects but I have never worked with any group that was so well organized and on top of a renovation.
Virginia A. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
He is a really honest and straightforward contractor. He was transparent, explained everything, made changes where necessary, explained issues that came up (as they do in 100 year old buildings), developed solutions, and kept to his timeline.
Sandy F. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
Sweeten connected me with an awesome, smart, and honest contractor.
Sanaya K. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
I am still in awe of my new kitchen and how much it improves the apartment and my quality of life. It is even better than I imagined it would be.
Viju S. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
They handle the management of the entire renovation process extremely well which was invaluable for renovation novices such as ourselves!
Sarah K. from Queens, NYView project
Sweeten did a really great job of helping us take this on when we needed a little hand-holding.
Claudia C. from Brooklyn, NYView project
The end result was more than I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend.
Stacey K. from Queens, NYView project
Aleks was great to work with, he was always very clear and upfront and his crew were really nice as well.
Kristen A. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
From the start, he was friendly, meticulous and attentive to details. He was very timely with his status updates or when he needed me to provide decisions on certain matters.
Ismail M. from Queens, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
Their support on the design and their dedication to completing the work well led to a beautiful gut renovation that we love.
Aimee W. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
They were professional and helped us make our vision a reality.
Romuald S. from Queens, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
The last thing we wanted was a contractor we couldn't get ahold of—with Steve, we eliminated that variable. He tried to make the process as least disruptive as possible and proved obsessive about details. You can tell that he stands by his work, favoring quality and things that are done right.
Sarah F. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NJView project
The Sweeten process and people were amazing and we really can't thank them enough for all of their help.
Laura M. from Brooklyn, NYView project
They took a complex job that involved new technology, unusual plumbing configuration and worked diligently to get it right.
Leslie I. from New York, NYView project
They completed the work on schedule and were very diligent in protecting the space.
Patricia M. from New York, NYView project
Communication was the most important factor to us in selecting a contractor, and Aaron delivered on all fronts.
Michael D. from Queens, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
I would use Sweeten again to find reliable contractors.
Carmen S. from Bergen, NJView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
Without Sweeten we would not have found our great contractors!
Liya M. from New York, NYView project
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, NJView project
Alfonso is incredibly thorough. He's a problem solver. If you have a concern about something he'll make it right.
Joel H. from Fairfield, CTView project
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, NYView project
I don’t have enough words to communicate just how seamless this process was.
Deeksha G. from New York, NYView project
He was able to make adjustments and give us great ideas to make our room even better than we imagined. We could always reach him via phone, text or email, and his team was courteous, friendly and easy to talk to on-site. We are loving our new room!
Cristiana M. from Bergen, NJView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
Because this was my first renovation, I was a complete novice to the process. I'm grateful for Sweeten because they gave me the confidence I needed to get started.
Matt C. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
It makes something that has the potential of being very stressful much, much easier. This was not our first renovation, so we speak from experience. We recommend them without any reservations.
Ana L. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
His team was clean, precise, and thorough. Comes prepared to talk shop, to offer suggestions, and will work with you to come to a reasonable solution. Really excellent quality work.
Arthur L. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
Sweeten made it easy to communicate our vision to contractors.
Blaise C. from Brooklyn, NYView project
Their communication-level and attention to detail were really appreciated. The project came-in on time and stuck to the fixed-priced budget.
Ryan H. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
The quality of the work is phenomenal, and he was very patient and helpful with our decisions.
Ellen S. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
Paul and his team did a wonderful job renovating our medium size galley kitchen. The whole process went very well-from proposal to completion.
Natasha T. from Queens, NYView project
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, NYView project
Excellent. It was a great experience and we were really happy with the result.
Adam E. from Brooklyn, NYView project
RD was very professional and easy to work with. The final result is beautiful and is definitely my urban oasis.
Jane H. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
Aleks' team completely restored my bathroom from a sad 80s era remodel to its beautiful original layout and feel.
Leah C. from New York, NYView project
Any renovation is a stressful experience, but David and his team helped us through it. After reaching out to many non-responsive and unwilling contractors in NY, I tried Sweeten and was put in touch with David. His price was reasonable and transparent, given the timeline and scope. David helped us achieve our vision.
Lynn W. from Brooklyn, NYView project
He was easy to work with. His workmen are very experienced and do beautiful work.
Charon D. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
As first time homeowners, we had heard horror stories from friends about unresponsive contractors they had encountered while renovating. Certainly not our experience at all with James. The guys working in our apartment were lovely, hard working and incredibly trustworthy.
Olivia B. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
They were extremely easy to work with. They communicated very well with me and kept me informed along the whole timeline of the project. They guided me in the design process and helped me realize my vision.
Kimberly S. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
We made this old home new again, and for that I am deeply grateful to Sweeten, our general contractors Evros and Carlos, and all the rest.
Meredith L. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
I have dealt with many different contractors over the years, and I can say without reservation that Kris has been my favorite by far.
Frans P. from New York, NYView project
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, NYView project
They are really personable, nice people to work with... and their quality work stands for itself!
Anne S. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
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, NYView project
We could not be more thrilled with our gut renovated master bathroom, thanks to the impeccable work of this team.
Katie R. from Brooklyn, NYView project
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, NYView project