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The Best Remodelers in Brooklyn NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Remodeling contractors in Brooklyn bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones who have met a higher standard than the New York City minimum standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as home remodelers, addition builders, commercial remodeling contractors or for home repairs in Brooklyn NY, including historic preservation contractors, historic building renovating, apartment building lobby remodeling, ADA compliance (handicap access remodeling), retail remodeling contractors such as store remodelers, restaurant remodelers, and exterior remodelers.

The TOP 10 Remodeling Contractors in Brooklyn NY

Abbey’s Kitchens Baths & Interiors LLC

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Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Services: kitchen remodelers, bathroom remodeling, kitchen bath designers

Four Star Construction & General Contractors LLC

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305 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
NJ Lic# BVH00419100 NY Lic# 1355342
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Areas Served: Bergen County incl. Woodcliff Lake NJ, Teaneck NJ, Paramus NJ,…
Services: remodeling contractors for all home remodeling, commercial remodeling, incl. basement…

Franco Remodeling Corp

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242 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Areas Served: Brooklyn NY, Weeksville NY, Kings County NY, Farragut NY, Gravesend…
Services: remodelers, sunroom, sun porch, solarium, home additions, home repair

Big Apple Remodeling

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952 Manhattan Ave # 3r
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Areas Served: Brooklyn NY, Brighton Beach NY, Kings County NY, Bensonhurst NY,…
Services: home reconstruction, home remodels, sun lounge, sun porch, patio enclosures

Elegant Home Improvement Inc

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314 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Areas Served: Brooklyn NY, Brownsville, Greenpoint, Flatlands, East Williamsburg, Midwood, Kensington
Services: remodeling specialists, home repair, additions, home improvement company

Remodelers R US Inc

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2536 E 24th St # 2
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Areas Served: Brooklyn NY, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Bed-Stuy, Borough Park, East Flatbush, Sheepshead…
Services: local remodeling company for home remodels, additions, patio covers

Modern Home Remodeling

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2820 Avenue Y
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Areas Served: Kings County, Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn NY, Wingate, Williamsburg NY, Flatbush…
Services: local home improvement contractors, home additions, retail & commercial remodeling

ACJ Remodeling

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1146 E 92nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11236

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The Best Remodelers in Brooklyn NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

New York state does not require any state license of remodeling contractors in Brooklyn so there is no state standard for competency.  New York City requires residential remodeling contractors in Brooklyn to have a New York City Home Improvement Contractor license, which requires passing an exam with 21 correct answers out of 30, though the exam is not one for trade skill or knowledge.  Commercial remodeling contractors require no such license, including those performing historic building preservation and renovation, ADA compliance (handicap access remodelers and retrofitting), retail store remodelers, or restaurant remodelers.

So even the NYC license for home improvement companies is no guarantee that any particular remodeling contractor in Brooklyn is competent, doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all commercial or home remodelers in Brooklyn who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified city  license (residential remodelers only), proof of liability insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Signs of the Best Remodelers in Brooklyn:

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE WITH REMODELS
A remodeling project, whether home improvement or commercial remodeling, is often more complex than building from scratch. First, the remodeling contractor has to work within the limitations or peculiarities of the existing structure. Second, it's common for surprises to come up during the remodel, because some things can't be known until walls or ceilings are opened, floors taken up, etc. exposing hidden factors. The best remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY are those with the experience to forsee these possibilities and the honesty to explain them to you at the outset, particularly, how it can affect the final cost of the remodel.

RESPECTFUL
Respect and consideration for the customer are also hallmarks of good remodeling contractors since remodels often require work done while the customer is working or living in the space. For this reason, communicating their expected work schedule to you all along the way, keeping to it, or giving you notice on occasions where they can't, are all characteristics of the best remodeling contractors. Some remodelers in Brooklyn will even bring portable toilets for the use of the crew to avoid their use of your washroom (or your bushes). A customer living on site during a home remodeling proejct should expect some inconvience during the project, but again, respectful remodeling contractors will keep the potential inconvience to the minimum possible.

CLEAN
Attention to keeping the work site as neat as possible throughout, and cleaning thoroughly at the end of each day, like vacuuming dust and putting materials away, are behaviors that set some remodeling contractors far above the rest and result in much higher customer satisfaction with the finished project.

SAFE
Home remodelers should know their crew well and be able to vouch for them as trustworthy especially when that crew has access to your home or family.

DETAIL
Of course attention to detail is important for quality work, but detail is critical right from the beginning with the cost proposal they prepare for you. Such a bid should detail the exact brands, fixtures, types of materials and amounts of each. If not, the bid might be quoting only the cheapest options so that later when you find out once the project is underway and you request better substitutions, the cost goes up. So good remodelers will go over those options with you before submitting a written proposal, and include your specific choices, and their costs, in the written bid.

Home Remodelers in Brooklyn NY Add Value
Remodeling contractors in Brooklyn perform many aspects of home repair or specialized home remodeling. A straightforward way to add value to your home is to remodel areas where dated technology and style are most glaring.

Not only are home improvement companies in Brooklyn NY able to make an existing space appear larger, they can also create space by shifting square footage to one room from another or by doing a home addition. Finishing a basement is a great way to get extra living space without a home addition, or perhaps a wine cellar.

Other home remodeling contractors specialize in just certain aspects of home improvement like carports and patio covers, sunrooms and screen rooms in Brooklyn. But even contractors building patio covers or sun rooms in Brooklyn must be state-registered contractors.

Whether it's a big family room with a new fireplace or a new guest room, office, granny unit, garage, sunroom, patio cover, patio enclosure, screen room, carport, wine cellar, second story addition, or even a complete reconstruction of an older house, use the above list of home remodeling companies in Brooklyn proven through independent research as safer, more reliable, and who provide more value.

Added Value From Basement Finishing by Basement Remodelers in Brooklyn NY

Many homeowners have gotten additional value and a higher quality of life from their home with basement finishing in Brooklyn NY done by experienced basement remodeling contractors.   It's an immediate increase in living space often for less cost than a home addition. But the basement remodelers in Brooklyn NY must be experienced with the specifics to basement finishing, such as moisture control, checking floor joists, proper and safe ventilation, and what it will take to get a basement remodeling project to conform to local building codes for a space that is often starts as non-conforming.   The best basement remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY will be able to show you previous finished basement remodeling projects.

Commercial Remodeling Contractors in Brooklyn Must Be Experienced

The experience and skill set needed as home remodeling contractors is very different from commercial remodelers in Brooklyn to perform as store remodeling contractors and other retail remodelers, restaurant remodeling, multi-residential remodeling contractors, or other large commercial remodeling projects which require managing more personnel and needing greater financial resources, as well as better understanding the particulars as commercial remodelers in Brooklyn and New York City.


Increased Popularity of Patio Enclosures, Sunrooms & Patio Covers in Brooklyn NY

Changes to more comfortably enjoy your outdoor space or to bring facets of the outdoors to an inside space are increasing in popularity. Patio cover companies and sunroom contractors in Brooklyn are frequent choice.

A sunroom, sun lounge, sun porch or sun parlor is a portion of the home provding enjoyment of the sun and the view while avoiding adverse weather such as wind and rain. They also go by the terms  patio room, solarium, conservatory, patio enclosure or Florida room. Some are designed with the view as the priority, others are intended to collect sunlight for light and warmth.

 

 

 

Patio enclosures and patio covers are another option. Patio cover companies build a roof with supports to cover a patio. Patio covers provide protection from rain and shade. If such an area is also surrounded by screens, it may be referred to as a screen room. 

 

 

 

 


Some Remodeling Contractors in Brooklyn NY Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these residential and commercial remodeling contractors in Brooklyn: Abbey's Kitchens Baths & Interiors LLC Short Hills NJ, Franco Remodeling Corp Brooklyn NY, Big Apple Remodeling Brooklyn NY, Elegant Home Improvement Inc Brooklyn NY, Remodelers R US Inc Brooklyn NY, Modern Home Remodeling Brooklyn NY, ACJ Remodeling Brooklyn NY, Four Star Construction & General Contractors LLC Woodcliff Lake NJ. Other home remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY that might still be in business include: Sunny's Home Remodeling Brooklyn NY, Xpert Remodeling Brooklyn NY.

Questions to Ask Remodelers in Brooklyn

When hiring residential or commercial remodelers in Brooklyn NY, ask these questions about their abilities, experience, and methods:

• How long have they been doing business specifically as remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY?

• Will they show you examples of remodels they've completed that are similar to what you want done?

• Will the remodeling contractors give you names and numbers of previous clients you can call as references? (All remodeling contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customers references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they have experience with the exact kind of remodeling you want? The expertise needed as interior residential remodelers is very different from that necessary for retail remodeling contractors, restaurant remodelers, or multi-unit residential remodeling.

• In the case of retail remodeling such as store remodeling or restaurant remodeling or even even multi-unit residential remodeling, how many other projects have they done in any of the boroughs of New York City that are the same scope, size, and complexity? What was the outcome of each, and how did the final cost compare to the original budget, and how did the actual completion date compare to the original due date?

• Will they give a written bid with complete detail on the exact fixtures, items, and brands including product numbers, types of material and amount of material to be used? (This is critical because cheap remodeling contractors often only appear lower cost because they intentionally quote for only the lowest cost items, knowing that later you will probably want upgrades once you see them, which will the make the final cost much higher than their unrealistically low cost estimate.)

• Can they forsee any aspects that are unknown until the project is underway, such as what's under floors, inside ceilings, behind walls, that could change the cost of the project, and by how much specifically in each case? (Some home remodelers only seem cheap because they don't tell you about these possible unknowns, either due to lack of experience to anticipate them, or purposely to look like the low bidder in order to get your business).

• Is the individual who is doing the estimate (and making promises to you) the same one who will be doing the remodeling or overseeing the project? Or instead, will you be handed off to a different person in the company and if so, who?

• Will the remodeler give you a written contract to sign?

•  How soon after the contract is signed will they begin?

• What is the project timeframe from contract signing to completion?

•  Once the remodeling starts, will they be there every day until done , or is it possible they will be absent for days at a time to do work for other customers? If so, will this alter the estimated completion date?

• Can they prove to you that all their employees are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All remodelers in Brooklyn bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they give any written guarantees on their workmanship besides manufacturers warranties on products used, and if so, for what time period and what in included? 

• Is a permit required by your city for the remodeling you intend? If so, will the remodeling be getting those permits or do they leave that up to you?

• Will they be using only actual employees of their company, or instead do they bring in subcontractors? If so, what are the names of those subcontractors so you can research those?

• If they do use subcontractors, will you pay those subcontractors directly, or does the remodeling contractor do that? If the remodeling company, will they collect and give you a lien release from each subcontractor as assurance for you that those subcontractors will not file a lien on your property for any claims against the remodeler, such as if they are not paid on time?

• If you will be using the space while it is being remodeled, such as living in your house during a home remodel, how often and when do they clean up throughout the project?

• What methods or equipment do they use to keep the remodeling as clean as possible while you're using the space, for example air filters, dust barriers etc?

• How often will they communicate to you their expected schedule and by what method?

• Will they show you copies of their liability insurance and workers' compensation insurance? (All remodelers in Brooklyn NY bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

When you've chosen the best remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed by New York City as Home Improvement Contractors if the project is residential remodeling. Commercial remodeling contractors in Brooklyn need no such license. (All home remodeling companies in Brooklyn NY bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their NYC Home Improvement Contractor license verified (only if residential),  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Resources About Remodeling Contractors Brooklyn

The following is a list of regulatory agencies, publications, and trade associations related to residential or commercial remodeling contractors in Brooklyn NY

ASA American Subcontractors Association www.assaonline.com
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CAGNY Contractors' Association of Greater New York www.cagnyonline.com
NARI National Association of the Remodeling Industry www.nari.org
NARI NYC National Association of the Remodeling Industry New York City www.nari-ny.org
Retail Contractors Association www.retailcontractors.org
BRANNY Remodelers Association of New York www.branny.org

Media & Web Resources Relevant To Remodelers in Brooklyn NY
 
CONTRACTOR Magazine
Dwell
Home
Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine
Home & Design
HOUSE Magazine
Luxury Home
New Old House
Old House Journal
This Old House

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Remodeling Contractors in Brooklyn NY within the following zip codes:

11209, 11217, 11225, 11234, 11245, 11208, 11216, 11224, 11233, 11242, 11207, 11215, 11223, 11232, 11241, 11206, 11214, 11222, 11231, 11239, 11205, 11213, 11221, 11230, 11238, 11204, 11212, 11220, 11229, 11237, 11203, 11211, 11219, 11228, 11236, 11201, 11210, 11218, 11226, 11235 and 11249

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Remodelers in Brooklyn NY within the following cities or neighborhoods:

Williamsburg, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Brownsville, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Canarsie, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst, Homecrest, Flatbush, Kensington, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, BoCoCa, Farragut, Little Odessa, City Line, Ocean Hill, New Lots, Prospect Leffert Gardens, South Slope, Fort Greene, North Williamsburg, Georgetown, Paedergat Basin, Wingate, Weeksville, Remsen Village, East Williamsburg, Ocean Parkway, Highland Park, Stuyvesant Heights and Prospect Park