The Women Contractors at Sweeten, Part 1

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white kitchen cabinets with island (Above) Sweeten kitchen renovation by general contractor Yioula

In honor of Women’s History Month, Sweeten is highlighting women general contractors in our network.

These skilled and successful women contractors have broken barriers while making headway to close the gender gap in the industry. They represent solid years of experience in general contracting. These firms regularly help homeowners with all types of remodeling projects—from kitchen and bath remodels to full-home remodels.

Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and up to $50,000 in renovation financial protection—for free.

In the first of a five-part series, we highlight women-led firms with the experience and industry knowledge to make your home dreams a reality.

Sweeten General Contractor Julia | Long Island, NY

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“One of the most important aspects of our business is to listen to our clients,” says Sweeten general contractor Julia. “We are driven by a desire to improve [our clients’] lives.” This customer-first view has been successful for Julia and her husband/business partner, Chris. For over 10 years, they have serviced the residential construction sector, focusing on full-service remodeling and interior designs. Their projects range from full-apartment and home remodels to kitchen and bath updates. See New York Sweeten general contractor Julia’s reviews and more work. 

Sweeten General Contractor Nomi | Los Angeles

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For more than 18 years, Sweeten general contractor Nomi and her firm have been renovating homes in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties. During that time, Nomi has gained vast experience completing kitchens, bathrooms, and room additions. She is proud of the quality craftsmanship and personalized service she offers. Nomi believes: “Remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming or overly expensive if you choose the right contractor.”  See Los Angeles Sweeten general contractor Nomi’s work and reviews.

Sweeten General Contractor Gabriela | Virginia

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With positive reviews from renovating clients, Sweeten contractor Gabriela has been steadily building dream spaces in the Fairfax, Virginia area. “On a scale of 5, I rate working with Gaby a 5.5,” says one client. “I honestly can’t say enough good things about the experience. Gaby brought excellent ideas, a range of options.” She places great emphasis on increasing the home values of her projects. Most importantly, she strives for a stress-free process and beautiful results. See Virginia Sweeten general contractor Gaby’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Mary | Connecticut

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Part of a successful husband-and-wife team, general contractor Mary remodels homes in the Fairfield County, Connecticut area. As the designer in this design-build firm, Mary “loves to bring visions to life.” Mary’s firm provides architectural guidance and general construction. She also takes on project management and the interior design. As a result, they have completed projects such as single-home builds and whole-house remodels to commercial renovations. See Fairfield County Sweeten general contractor Mary’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Paulina | New York City

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Named one of Sweeten’s Best Contractors two years in a row, Paulina is the co-owner of a boutique firm in New York City. She and her partner, Albert, are known for unique design-build services. She specializes in the fabrication of custom cabinets, custom-made furniture, and millwork. Her mantra is, “Do what you love, and love what you do.” Consequently, this has served her well, building the firm through hard work and a dedication to her art. Check out Paulina’s renovation for Sweeten homeowners, Jill and Cy’s Brooklyn brownstone, featured on our blog. See NYC Sweeten general contractor Paulina’s work and reviews.

Sweeten General Contractor Nina | New York City

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Light gray open kitchen with white quartz countertop and closed cabinets after renovation

Sweeten general contractor Nina and her partner Ilya provide homeowners with renovation service in New York City and Brooklyn. The range of expertise includes general contracting, architect referrals, and light creative support. In addition, she specializes in floor-to-ceiling projects. The firm has over 12 years of experience in the city and are fully contracted and insured. Since joining in 2018, Nina has completed 18 Sweeten renovations. Check out the projects for  Paul’s Hell’s Kitchen junior one-bedroom apartment and Sally’s Bronx kitchen renovation which were featured on Sweeten’s blog. Click here to read reviews and see more of NYC Sweeten general contractor Nina’s work.

Sweeten General Contractor Yioula | New York City

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General contractor Yioula has been with Sweeten since 2020. Remodeling is her passion. She has built upon her success by keeping clients’ priorities top-of-mind. As a result, she has garnered an overall 5-star review. Her firm services the New York City area, providing general contracting, architect referrals, and light creative support. Additionally, she specializes in interior renovations. Referring to a bathroom renovated by Yioula, Sarah M. said, “The final product is really nice and we have been getting tons of compliments already! Plus, it was amazing to work with a woman-owned business.” Yioula’s projects for Nadia and Stephen’s Brooklyn rowhouse renovation and another Sweeten homeowner’s Manhattan kitchen renovation were both featured on Sweeten’s blog. Click here to read reviews and see more of NYC Sweeten general contractor Yioula’s work.

Read The Women Contractors of Sweeten, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 of our series!

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Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog, Sweeten Stories, for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation with Sweeten.

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