Meet Sweeten NYC General Contractor Santiago

Santiago started his contracting career in a family business, then branched out on his own

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.

Santiago, Sweeten GC
Check out Santiago’s portfolio here

Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?

Originally, I’m from Spain. I have been in business for 15 years.

How did you get into construction?

My uncle used to own his own business, so I started working for him at 17 and have been doing that ever since. In 2001, I started up my own company.

Who is your ideal client?

I like working with clients who are open to creative solutions and input.

What do you love most about construction?

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I like challenging myself.

If you weren’t doing construction, what would you be doing?

I would be maybe flipping houses, which is not the same thing as construction—almost, but not the same.


What is a challenge that homeowners have when starting a renovation project?

There are a lot of different pieces to consider. For example, in the kitchen, there are faucets, sinks, cabinets, flooring…it is very overwhelming, but we try to make it easy.

Subway or cab?


Favorite New York City restaurant?

El Porron, a Spanish restaurant.

Take a look at some of Santiago’s renovations below and check out his portfolio for more photos of past work.

(1) Laura and Matthew’s kitchen in Clinton Hill (2) Angela’s bathroom in Midtown East (3) A homeowner’s kitchen in Clinton Hill

Santiago has been a Sweeten general contractor since 2014.

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