Support Sweeten’s black-owned general contracting firms
At Sweeten, we value every clients’ vision for their home. And we value our shared vision for a better, more just, more inclusive world.
Many Americans are now wondering how they can best instigate change. One way is to hire professionals from groups who have historically been overlooked. Provide opportunities to those who have had to work harder to succeed.
Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and financial protection—at no cost to the homeowner.
Please consider supporting the following black-owned general contracting firms. We heartily stand behind these contractors’ work. They all have the expertise and dedication to build the home you love.
Sweeten General Contractor Saladin – NYC
General contractor Saladin co-owns her contracting firm. She joined Sweeten back in 2018. Servicing all of New York City, Saladin can complete full-service gut renovations, additions, basements, and decks. Additionally, they also specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels. At Sweeten’s annual awards ceremony for their contractors, the firm earned the 2019 Breakout Performance Award. Sweeten Stories featured two of their renovations. They completed Kyli and Luke’s 1920 house (top image). They also updated brownstone of actor Danielle Brooks of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (bottom image). Click here to see more of Saladin’s work.
Sweeten General Contractor Erik – Philadelphia
General contractor Erik operates in Philadelphia, Chester, and Montgomery, PA. He completes home renovations, additions, and specializes in finished basements and carpentry. One of Erik’s past clients, Jacobb G., offers this insight after their own remodel: “[Erik] has high attention to detail. Any time there was an issue, he listened and was solution-oriented. His team is wonderful too. They’re people you feel comfortable having in your house.” Click here to read more about Erik.
Sweeten General Contractor Ron – NYC
A Sweeten general contractor since 2014, Ron works in the New York City and Brooklyn areas. His expertise centers on renewable resources for a healthier lifestyle and minimizing environmental impact. His client Janet F. offered this endorsement: “Ron gut renovated our 1880s brownstone in Harlem. We found his aesthetic sense superb and were delighted at his ability to find clever solutions to the many challenges that arise when rebuilding a historic property. We very much appreciated his sustained upbeat and supportive attitude…” Click here to see Ron’s portfolio ranging from brownstones to penthouses and kitchens.
Sweeten General Contractor Daren – New Jersey
General contractor Daren runs his family-owned design-build firm out of Montclair, New Jersey. He has been part of Sweeten since the beginning of 2018. Daren’s renovations are primarily in the Bergen and Essex County areas providing all aspects of residential design, interior architecture, renovation, custom millwork, and construction project management. Yael L, a past client of Daren’s said: “They do not cut corners and they follow their proposed budget. They spend as much time as needed to truly understand what you are looking for and deliver it with smiles. I was happy to see them everyday and my kids even missed them when they were gone.” Click here to see more of Daren’s work.
Sweeten General Contractor Joycelyn – NYC
General contractor Joycelyn is a co-owner of her contracting firm and has been with Sweeten since 2019. Her renovations are located in New York City as well as Brooklyn and Queens. Her firm brings 25 years of experience in interior renovation work, including kitchens and bathrooms. Maura R., a homeowner who had hired the company said: “Joycelyn and the team are nothing short of fantastic. We’ve used them for many home renovation jobs now, and plan on using them again soon when we buy a house.” Click here to read more about Joycelyn.
Sweeten General Contractor Dexter – Atlanta
Covering remodeling projects in the Atlanta area, general contractor Dexter joined Sweeten in 2020. In addition to interior renovations, his services include storm, fire, and water damage restorations, roofing, and deck building. Dexter shared his expertise in Sweeten’s Atlanta home cost guide and our blog post on navigating hidden renovation costs in the area. His past client Shannon S. shared a review of Dexter’s work: “All of my questions were answered along the way and he made great suggestions based on his expertise.” Click here for more about Dexter.
Sweeten General Contractor Wayne – NYC
New York City-based general contractor Wayne started with Sweeten in 2019. His firm offers full-service construction management with capabilities in design-build, interior renovations, building additions, basement remodeling, and custom millwork. A review from past client Natalya N: “Simply the best! Project has been completed on time and within the budget, what else could anyone ask for? They listened to all my concerns and really went above and beyond of satisfying a picky client.” Click here to read reviews and see more of Wayne’s work.
Sweeten General Contractor Jarett – New Jersey
General contractor Jarett brings 28 years of experience to general contracting, design, and supply and project management. He’s been with Sweeten since 2018 and services New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, and Union counties. Jarett’s company is also a cabinet dealer. Their range of service options allows renovators to choose product only, services only (design & project mgt), or a combination of both. His former client Bernie R. offers this review: “He was really on point. We did have one delivery mishap with the tile but Jarett had the manufacturer correct the issue with a three-day turnaround. He is very meticulous and he sketched out each phase of the renovation so I had a lot of insight and it was efficient.” Click here to read more about Jarett.
Sweeten General Contractor George – NYC
With 30 years of general contracting under his belt, contractor George has been with Sweeten since 2017. He services New York City including the Bronx. He offers light creative support to general renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and customized millwork. Leila G. who worked with George on a project noted: “Any unexpected challenges—and there were a few—were handled patiently. George was tenacious in overcoming any obstacles that presented itself.” An ADA-compliant bathroom remodel (top photo) for Debbie’s father was featured on Sweeten Stories. Click here to read more reviews for George.
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