Meet Sweeten General Contractor Aleks
His secret to success? Good communication
At Sweeten, the experts in our network are experienced contractors and design pros we’d be thrilled to have working in our own homes. We check their licenses, insurance, quality of work, and customer service skills. Trust and open communication are the lifeblood of our free renovation service, and our personal connection to our experts enables us to match you to the best choices for your project. Here, get to know their personality and click to view their portfolio, including photos from past work and client reviews, so that you can hire the right team and renovate with confidence.
Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?
I’m from Albania. I’ve been in construction for about seven years.
How did you get into construction?
I went to school for civil engineering and got a chance to work on estimating for companies and some project management. Then I started my own company.
What do you love most about construction?
I’ve been able to meet so many incredible people. Some of them are pretty famous or very good at what they do in their professional life. I find both meeting people and interacting with my team very fulfilling.
Who is your ideal client?
I like working with someone who knows the materials and ideas they want to achieve and has good communication skills.
What do you think is the biggest misconception that homeowners have when starting a renovation project?
There’s a misconception mostly about setting the budget. Homeowners know what they want to spend, but their budget is not always realistic.
Favorite New York City building or structure?
Favorite New York City neighborhood?
Upper East Side.
Take a look at some of Aleks’ renovations below and check out his portfolio for more photos of past work.
(1) Marissa and Cody’s kitchen in Clinton Hill (2) Kristen’s bathroom in Chelsea (3) Rashmi’s Upper West Side kitchen
Aleks has been a Sweeten general contractor since 2013.
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