Eduardo D. Co Owner

We are a design build firm focusing on apartment renovations specializing in kitchen and bath remodels. Our principal, Eduardo, CEO, has earned architectural degrees from The Cooper Union and Princeton. He has been active in Architecture and Construction for almost 35 years. He has developed relationships with craftsmen and designers throughout the metropolitan area. Our company is a service provider dedicated to on time projects and exceptional customer relations. Our team also includes licensed trades and architects. Additionally due to our experience we are familiar with many of the management companies and their requirements.

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Company profile
Services
General Contracting
Interior Arch./Design
Service area
Westchester, NY
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Queens, NY
Typical projects
Kitchen
Apartment
Multiple rooms
Office
Custom Built-in
Styles
All
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Ian L.

New York County, NY

It was a real pleasure working with Eduardo from the get go. Both my wife and I had slightly different visions for our renovation of a small Manhattan studio apartment. The only way to make our separate visions a reality was to do a "gut renovation". As both a qualified architect and builder Eduardo advised what we could and couldn't do, with practical solutions for major problems (eg, how to fit a soaker tub and overhead shower with separate toilet and nice modern vanity into a small bathroom area. And how to make a complete kitchen from a combination of the old wall galley space and new functional island space, which island would double as our dining table and home office desk! Eduardo was always available either in person, over the phone or the internet (via FaceTime when I was working in Sydney, Australia). Eduardo has an excellent understanding of space and all the tradesmen he used were on top of their trades, ever eager to make minor adjustments we requested to the agreed upon plans. He answered our technical questions as and when required. He made frequent suggestions for slight changes that aded value to the overall project (such as the placing of unique storage drawers under the kitchen island. We had to rewire and re-plumb (back to the risers) the whole apartment. This required at one stage going through the ceiling of the apartment immediately beneath ours. Eduardo handled the negotiations with our downstairs neighbour with aplomb and ensured the invasive plumbing work took place quickly and smoothly. As I was in Australia for a good deal of the construction period I needed to see the progression of works via photos, videos etc. Eduardo took pride in sending me photos, videos etc and keeping me "in the loop". We had to field the inevitable odd complaint from neighbours about noise, overuse of the single lift in the building etc. In decking with these issues Eduardo dealt skilfully with both the building manager and superintendent. As with all renovations we were mindful of cost "blowouts" from the price originally quoted. Eduardo's original quote was most satisfactory and far less than quotes I had obtained from outside Sweeten. When extra expenditure was requested, Eduardo gave more than adequate explanations for reasonable requests for extra funding. We never felt we were being used or abused and we were most impressed with the "bang" we we were getting for our hard earned "bucks". Since completion, Eduardo has diligently entertained our requests for repairs of the odd cracked tile, adjustments to cabinetry, paint touching up etc. And all of this when Eduardo and his workmen live way over in Queens and needed to travel into Manhattan when work was required. All in all, it has been a real pleasure working with Eduardo. We would highly recommend him to others. Ian (and Kim). Read Ian's review

Apartment
Jan 2018
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Jairo C.

New York County, NY

Our full kitchen and laundry room renovation was estimated to be completed in 5-6 weeks with the demo beginning in mid-July 2016. Our project was not completed until late December 2016. The only reason why it was delayed this much was because he took on another project(s) and I could not get them to come back. His team finally came back when the Sweeten team told them to come back. Without the Sweeten team's help, I have a feeling he would have never returned to complete the remaining portion. For months, we, including an infant and a toddler, lived with exposed wires on the walls. He also tried to charge more to complete the remaining job because the third party he hired to complete the job had to get some work done offsite (due to delay). Most of all, his team was not the detailed-oriented team I was hoping for. I had to point out the details to be finished correctly although he and I discussed them throughout the project. Even then, there are some things in our kitchen that we now have to just live with and will be costly (and annoying) to fix such as the counter top and backsplash. If you have a smaller and specific job, Eduardo and his team might be a good fit. I would make sure you have his attention the entire project. When he was focused, he was professional and pleasure to work with. It was enormously frustrating though when he didn't care to complete our project. Read Jairo's review

Multiple rooms
May 2017
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Terisa L.

New York County, NY

They were able to add value. Not only did they execute my vision, they found an extra 7 inches of space in my kitchen (priceless in ny) and had ideas that I could work off of. Read Terisa's review

Kitchen
Mar 2016
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Carla G.

New York County, NY

The team was extremely professional and responsive during the project. Eduardo patiently answered all my emails with questions/concerns. Read Carla's review

Apartment
Sep 2015
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Larry D.

They installed Home Depot kitchen cabinets for a client on the Upper East Side of Manhatttan. Although working with Home Depot was hugely frustrating, Eduardo and his team did a very nice job. They needed some supervision but generally were very competent. The one thing that irked me was that they put the island cabinets in without fastening them to the floor. After the counter was installed I discovered that the entire island could be moved - even w the weight of the countertop. They didn't seem to care so I had to force them to correct the problem. Read Larry's review

Aug 2015
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Sara D.

I would like to recommend this firm to those who are looking to renovate their homes. Neda and her team constructed a new bathroom in my apartment this past spring, which was in dire need of updating to New York code, as well as in aesthetics. Read Sara's review

Sep 2014
MS
Mary S.

Kitchen renovation including installation of cabinets, backsplash, flooring, etc. Read Mary's review

Sep 2014
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Richard F.

This firm was able -- miraculously -- to correct, adjust and redesign a kitchen renovation that was botched by another contractor. Not only did they put right the many problems I was left with: plumbing, lighting, cabinet woodworking, plastering, and the re-installation of a wall oven, but they did so with an eye to aesthetics, cost, and efficiency. Read Richard's review

Sep 2014
JK
June K.

kitchen remodel in our coop studio in NYC. Read June's review

Sep 2014

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Company profile
Services
General Contracting
Interior Arch./Design
Service area
Westchester, NY
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Queens, NY
Typical projects
Kitchen
Apartment
Multiple rooms
Office
Custom Built-in
Styles
All
Need help? Call Sweeten on
(212) 671-1713