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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.


Free Tools & Service

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

  • “We are so happy we decided to start and end our project with Sweeten who were super responsive from beginning to end. They guide and explain the process of renovations in NYC from day one. They were incredibly supportive throughout with check-ins, and especially toward the end when we were wishing things would move faster. They gave really good advice on what to expect and how to communicate with contractors and I can 100% say we could not have done this project (starting while we were still living overseas!) without them.”

    Mayra D., Hamilton Heights, Manhattan
  • “Sweeten's platform was very helpful to us for our GC sourcing. Their support staff was great with helping us make our final determination and the process of communicating and evaluating proposals streamlined our decision-making process. We did source for other GCs through some competitor sources, but their contractors did not have nearly the extensive reviewing or underwriting that Sweeten possesses with their contractors. I would recommend the platform over any other renovation-based service in a heartbeat. We are so thankful for this service.”

    Francis S., Kensington, Brooklyn
  • “So glad I used Sweeten. Met a great pool of GCs, all were highly qualified and would have been good fit. I went with the company that seemed the most laid back and reasonably priced and it was such a great choice. Sweeten checked in regularly, but honestly it wasn't necessary. I was in such great hands. The process was efficient and fair, couldn't be more pleased.”

    Danielle F., Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • “Very helpful! I really needed someone to hold my hand at the beginning and Sweeten definitely did that for me.”

    Leah B., Sunnyside, Queens
  • “I appreciate the Sweeten team’s attention to our needs. While we were primarily on auto-pilot with Neil after the contract was signed, it was great to know we had someone at our back just in case. We wouldn’t have been able to source the diverse contractors we requested on our own. And ultimately, our project would have languished another year+ without you. We just recently had a baby so the timing just somehow worked out. And now that we have a happy home to cook and bathe in, it’s amazing! Thank you!”

    Peter F., Jackson Heights, Queens
  • “Thanks for making this an easy process! We had several well-qualified bids and knowing that we had some backing if we ran into any major issues put our minds at ease.”

    Carl S., Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • “I'm so thankful to Sweeten for matching me with my contractor. If only dating sites could work this well!”

    Jennifer D., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
  • “We had a great experience with our GC and her crew! Her quote was the most competitive and her timeline was the shortest - and importantly, they kept to the timeline. 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.”

    Sarah M., Jackson Heights, Queens

What is a general contractor?

A general contractor — also known as a renovation contractor, remodeling contractor, or simply “GC” — is the main construction professional overseeing all aspects of a major remodeling project in NYC. From planning and permitting, to demolition, and through construction, your New York City contractor will work directly with you, their team of subcontractors, and all other construction professionals required for your project, which might include architects, designers, expediters, or engineers. 

Your Sweeten GC will also work with your condo or co-op board to get necessary approvals for your remodeling project, which can be a common stumbling block in the early stages of a renovation. They will usher your remodeling project from concept to completion to deliver a quality result that is on time and on budget. Learn more about the process and costs of remodeling with a general contractor in NYC:

Typical projects for this area include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and entire home remodels. No matter the scope of your renovation project, you’ll want to find the best general contractor who is licensed and insured in NYC. They should also have relevant experience with remodeling projects like yours in your neighborhood or borough. The first step to hiring your GC is to connect with a few local professionals for site visits and get an estimate from each one. Sweeten can put you in touch with top general contractors for your NYC remodeling project, when you post your renovation project with us.

How does Sweeten connect me with the top general contractors for my New York City remodeling project?

Now that you know what a general contractor is, you might wonder how to hire the right contracting firm. General contractors may not be hard to find, but what can be a challenge is zeroing in on the general contractors who are experienced with projects like yours in NYC — your renovation scope, budget, building type, and location — and whose communication style and sense of professionalism mesh well with you. That’s where Sweeten’s free general contractor matching service comes in. We conduct thorough general contractor vetting to ensure we’re only working with the best local professionals in the industry. So, when you post your remodeling project on Sweeten, you’ll be connected to a competitive selection which:

  • 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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