The Women Contractors of Sweeten, Part 2

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For Women’s History month, Sweeten is spotlighting women in general contracting who are in our network. They are leading the way while closing the gender gap. With solid work portfolios, their firms have completed a wide range of projects—from single-room remodels to full-home renovations and additions. This post, the second in a five-part series, profiles some of the most talented general contractors across our various cities.

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Sweeten General Contractor Sandra | Miami

Sandra’s contracting firm oversees a team of experts with diverse backgrounds in construction, including engineers, interior designers, and architects. Her company handles interior remodeling, building exteriors, plus commercial projects; including retail stores. This Sweeten contractor is based in the Miami-Dade area of Florida and routinely enjoys repeat business. “The quality of their workmanship is exceptional,” said one of her remodeling clients. See Sandra’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Leah | New York City

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General contractor Leah has owned and operated her contracting business for almost 15 years, with experience in different points of the process. Her company completes a wide range of construction activities, from pre-development to turnover. Serving both the public and private sector, Leah has worked on projects ranging in scope and skillsets—from a condo fitness center and Victorian home restoration to a modern high-rise apartment. Each of her projects gets assigned a dedicated project manager to ensure it is completed on time and on budget. See Leah’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Colleen | Los Angeles

Colleen has a specific philosophy by which she runs her general contracting firm: “Specialize in renovation and remodeling of houses so they become homes.” Her Los Angeles boutique design & construction firm works closely with its clients to deliver thoughtfully designed spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come.

She starts by listening and clearly restating the goals of the project. She also maintains communication through all phases of construction so that all needs and expectations are met. According to Colleen: “Everyone should have spaces that nourish and sustain their lives.” See Colleen’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Ishita | Long Island, NY

Ishita’s main focus is customer service. It’s a point of pride not to use “pushy sales tactics or upselling” to retain clients. Instead, she prefers to let the work speak for itself. Ishita’s general contracting firm handles all different types of renovations in Suffolk County, New York, located on Long Island. She has experience in single-room makeovers as well as large estate renovations. The general contractor also plans, manages, and builds multi-phase jobs. While they handle all of this, Ishita remains focused on the overall experience. “It really is about how our customers feel at the end [that matters].” See Ishita’s reviews and work.

Sweeten General Contractor Christina | New Jersey

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General contractor Christina’s firm often receives testimonials with feedback like, “I had no complaints” and “The project went very well.” However, her best compliment—especially for those in the construction industry who are working in people’s private spaces—is being called “trustworthy.” This is the type of feedback Christina and her team routinely hear. In fact, her clients give her five stars. Her company specializes in bathrooms and kitchens, and also has experience in remodeling entire homes, apartments, and condos/co-ops. See Christina’s reviews and work.

Read The Women General Contractors of Sweeten, Part 1, Part 3Part 4, and Part 5

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

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