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Why Sweeten is unique


Curated General Contractors

We select our contractors for experience, work quality, customer reviews, and all required licensing.


Personalized Matching

You’ll be matched with a selection of contractors based on location, budget, expertise and experience with projects like yours.


Competitive Bidding Process

You’ll get 3-5 competing estimates, so you can make an informed choice — we’ll even help you compare your bids on a free call.


Guidance and Support

We’re experts in renovating, here to answer your questions, help you compare bids, and hire the best contractor.


Secure Payments

You can pay your contractor safely and easily, through Sweeten Secure Pay — powered by the most trusted banking partners in the business.


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You’ll save time and money, and feel supported throughout your hiring and remodeling journey with Sweeten by your side, for free!

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Featured reviews

  • “I submitted my project on a whim to Sweeten and was very surprised to get a list of contractors in such a short period of time. They turned a dream for a space into a reality—quickly! If it were not for Covid, the job would have started a month after getting my list of contractors!”

    Elizabeth B., Rockville Centre
  • “John and his team could not have been more amazing to work with! This was my first time ever doing a renovation like this and John helped guide me every step of the way. Came in every day with a smile and made me feel calm in what could be an extremely stressful process. Completely transparent with all aspects of the project—timeline, budget, etc. Will 100,000% work with him again on my next renovation.”

    Joseph G., Bellport
  • “Our GC Frank was the perfect person to lead us through our first renovation experience. He and his crew were neat, reliable, and collaborative throughout the entire process. Frank’s expertise was evident through all phases of the project: from helping us come up with solutions that fit our budget to offering ideas for future projects, we felt well-taken care of. Overall, Frank and crew are very organized, know how to get things done while staying reasonably priced, and experienced to work through things with you.”

    Amanda S., Cutchogue
  • “We received 3 estimates for the extensive remodeling project on our new house. Having never been part of such an extensive remodeling project (in the past, my wife and I have only hired contractors to remodel our tiny apartment) we didn't know what to expect. John's estimate was right in the middle. We went with John for two reasons. Firstly, he came across as very understanding and accommodating. This quality showed throughout the entire remodeling process. We were constantly adding things to the "to do list" and John was always agreeable. He takes the "soft" approach when handling his clients, never raising his voice once during the 16 weeks he was in our home. Secondly, the thing that sealed the deal for us was his detailed written estimate. We'd never seen anything like it. We even had others who saw it comment on how unique it is compared to others. You know exactly what you will get and John delivered on all that was promised. He is very clever and a terrific problem solver.”

    Ed O., Centerport

What is a general contractor?

When you’re in the market to remodel a kitchen or whole home, general contractors on Long Island, NY should have experience working on projects similar to yours. A general contractor — also known as a remodeling contractor, or simply “GC” — is responsible not only with overseeing all aspects of planning, permitting, demolition, and through construction but can often provide some guidance on the design process too. Depending on the construction professionals needed for your home improvement project on Long Island, your GC will work directly with you, their subcontractors, architects, designers, expeditors, or engineers.

Important points to think about before you start your next home renovation project: construction companies will work with the condo board or HOA, and get the necessary approvals from them. Often this aspect can be one of the steps that keep a remodeling job from being completed on time and within budget. However, professionals who are licensed and experienced can navigate the approval process adeptly for you. Sweeten’s Long Island general contractors will lead your remodeling project from concept to completion resulting in a high-quality new home. Find out more about the process and costs below:

General contractors work on many types of projects from a kitchen remodel and bathroom remodel to an entire home remodel. The expertise of the contractor you hire should match your scope of work. It’s vital that they have a license and be insured to conduct renovation work on Long Island. If they have experience doing work in your area, they will have knowledge of the local codes and the background to work in your type of house structure. Sweeten connects you to top-rated professionals who you can schedule a site visit with. If you like any of the Sweeten contractors, you may request a bid from each of them. Post your project today!

How does Sweeten connect me with the general contractors for my Long Island remodeling project?

What are the important factors to consider when hiring a general contractor? Look for a high level of knowledge and experience working on Long Island. For example, they should have experience in your type of renovation scope, in your budget, and in your type of building. Do you have the same communication style? Your contractor’s way of interaction should match yours so you can discuss ideas and issues smoothly during the renovation. Your general contractor should also exhibit a sense of professionalism that you are comfortable with. Sweeten’s free matching service helps connect you with our network of contractors who were thoroughly vetted based on these important criteria:

  • are licensed, insured, and vetted
  • have experience with renovations like yours
  • do work in your city, town, or neighborhood
  • are already interested in your project based on its budget and scope
  • guarantee their work

Read more about how Sweeten works.

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