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Licensed contractor needed to renovate small coop apt in Clinton Hill area. Painting, kitchen cabinets, tiling, etc… Kindly reccommend someone that you used who was reliable, honest, knowledgeable and resonably priced. Thanks much.

We are looking to move the location of a call box in a new condo to another adjacent wall. Is this difficult to do? Do we need to get the architectural schematics of what is behind each wall to judge feasibility? How much can one expect to pay a contractor to do this job? Anyone ever do this and any tips for the process? Any contractors interested please post your contact information.

Anyone work with Myrta Echevarria as a GC? Would like to hear any feedback, positive or otherwise. Also, would anyone be willing to give me a way to contact them to discuss more. I did see last summer one person recommended her and another said to stay away, and I’d love to find out more! TIA

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We are working on a New Building that was recently changed from an ALT 1 thanks to the Brooklyn DOB. Our contractor now has to file paperwork to upgrade to the license to work on a 1,2,3 family NB which we are told takes 4-8 weeks. In the mean time, we would like to get back to work, but we need to find a GC who holds the license to work on a NB. I am open to take bids for anyone williing to do about 1 1/2 months work under the supervision of my contractor until his license is processed. If you are interested please message me with your number. You must have the GC license to work on a 1, 2, 3 family New Buildings so you can obtain permits. Thank you!

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I recently had occasion to speak with the contractor who re-brown-stoned my stoop and painted all the iron work. I mentioned to him that I noticed that he only painted the front of the iron work on the street level windows. His comment was: He only paints the front because he doesn’t want to get paint on the windows!!!
I was so flabbergasted that I had no decent retort.

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Has anyone used an architect who has acted as a contractor as well? Meaning the architect draws up plans and then provides you a list of bids of sub-contractors for each project within the context of a renovation? I’m wondering if this might be more cost effective? Any downside?

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Recently we hired Thalal Beer as a GC for some basement work and I would like to recommend him. He gave us a realistic timeline for the job (six weeks – it became more like 7 weeks but we changed a few plans along the way). His pricing was competitive with no games. He was pleasant, always on time and patient with his inexperienced clients. No job goes perfectly but I would use him again. Glad the job is done and enjoying the results. Beer at 646/358-6118.