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I have a recommendation if you need a contractor for home renovation work. We completed a full renovation of our bathroom and our contractor, Curtis Godoy, could not have been a better choice. We live in a pre-war co-op with all of the typical obstacles that involves as far as approval. He was great in accommodating that process and was also great on-site with following the house rules. Our building’s super was really impressed and had nothing but praise for Curtis. A good relationship with the super certainly makes everything go more smoothly.

Curtis’s estimate was very reasonable—much lower than other contractors we spoke with—and he helped us locate places to purchase tile and bathroom fixtures. The discount he was able to get on the tile was excellent. He was responsive to calls before the construction began and was great to work with over the two weeks. He came in on budget, on time, and did a great job in trying to keep the mess to a minimum during the construction period. I had no issue just giving him keys to the apartment & building on that first day and then leaving each day so that he and his crew could work. His is a family business and his brothers are as great to work with as he is—polite and responsive.

My partner and I were incredibly impressed from the first to last moment we worked with him. Honestly, we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did. And we are really happy with the final product. I recommend him without any reservation. His contact information is Curtis Godoy at 718-856-1219.


Hello – I’m looking for contractor recommendations for renovation on a gorgeous Ditmas Park house. We’ve been through renovating an apartment before but never a project this large. There will be some restoration work but mostly electric, plumbing, replacing a lead water pipe, painting interior and exterior, floors, kitchen and bathrooms. We’re looking for someone who is budget conscious and wont try and steamroll us into spending more money than we’re comfortable with. Thanks SO much!


Hi, I am considering hiring Transcend Construction to rebuild my apartment after a series of water damage and was hoping to meet some people who have work with him in the past. Ideally I’d like to eventually see some the work in person. Thanks in advanced.


The Mrs. and I are looking to gut renovate our bathroom sometime during the summer and we’re looking for a contractor.

We live in a detached single family home in Queens.

I know there are a few things that I am specifically looking for. The floor joists are definitely going to need to be sistered. I know this b/c when I did the kitchen just below, I noticed the joists were cut to run the drain lines. That’s something that’s an absolute must be done in my mind.

Also, I’m planning on capping off the radiator and just putting in radiant floor heating.

It’s a really small bathroom (5×8), so the Mrs. would like to go a little bit higher end. I am well aware you get what you pay for so I’m asking before hand for a reliable contractor who does quality work? Any recommendations?

Also, the rest of our home is recently renovated so I want someone who’s going to care for my home and not have debris flying everywhere.

Any advice. Thanks in advance.


I just moved into a co-op in Boerum Hill, and I was hoping to redo the very small (5×7) bathroom (it’s been essentially unchanged since the 60s). I was hoping Brownstoners could recommend someone who could knock back a non-load bearing wall a few inches to accomodate a standard-sized tub, and replace (but not move) the toilet and vanity. Also retiling. Anyone with positive experiences on similar projects?


I’m buying a mixed-use building in the south (of) park slope area (2 apts plus commercial floor) with 403(k). The 403(k) work is $12k and only in the cellar and roof.
7k is electrical and the rest is: cellar handrail and support beam reinforcement (one beam); and roof flashing and hatch installation.

I emailed Al Rosario from a prior rec on here, but he never got back to me. Any other recs?