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We strap on our boots and get to work in Brooklyn and Manhattan, specializing in gut renovations and apartment combinations. Supported by proprietary technology, our team of vertically-integrated architects, designers, contractors, and builders is committed to creating the perfect place to come home to.
We’re bringing radical transparency to the entire renovation process, from the first sketch to the final handshake. That means our homeowners know the total cost of every line item and have full visibility into project milestones.
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“After a mishap with a contractor, we chose Bolster because of the peace of mind it gives to everyone involved. Bolster was incredibly easy to use. Their team gave us a great contractor who completed our project just as we wanted it and without any hassle.”Marinella Bogaziotis, Homeowner
“We used Bolster to help us convert several units in our 1890 building. The contractors Bolster provided used high quality materials and completed their work on time in an orderly and efficient manner.”Catherine Freudenberg Traykovski, Homeowner
“I recommend Bolster because they take all of the risk out of doing a renovation project.”James Brune, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, New York City
Bolster did a fantastic job with the renovation of our 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Key highlights below: 1) Price is set on stone on day one. You will not pay more than what's initially agreed on. 2) Project will last no longer than what's agreed on day one as well. Monthly carry for apartments in NY is expensive. A project delay is therefore costly. Bolster eliminates extra costs arising from delays. 3) Our contractor, Aaron Borenstein, was extremely responsive. Always made himself available. 4) Their technology makes it easier to track progress and costs. 5) High quality work and post-project warranty. If I had to do it again, I would definitely go with Bolster.Jonathan, Homeowner
As first time home owners, the hardest thing for us to parse is the per-se-foot fees set forth by architects and contractors. We understood that based on experience professionals would have these figures in their head, but they didn't help us in trying to create a budget to accomplish the changes and updates that we sough in our old landmarked townhouse. And we didn't want to sign on with someone based on an estimate that was prone to gross fluctuation. We also had trouble finding a fit with architects that seemed committed to us and what we thought was a very workable budget. This being Brooklyn, turns a budget that could easily have gotten us a house someplace warm and a house in the woods is a pittance to NY professionals. Then along came Bolster who for a small fee provided some sample drawings and some granularity to our budget so that we could make informed decisions about costs and determine our scope. And an on time and on budget guarantee sealed the deal. We met our architect and contractor along with our Bolster rep on site and they got what we wanted. They rendered the plans we dictated, but also came up with great ideas and suggestions based on their know how. We are still early in the process but the fact that we know our team up front is immensely comforting. They are always responsive and very clear about their process. We even had a water main burst and our contractor had a plumber there in 15 minutes. The fact that I always get a prompt response from the team is huge. Fingers crossed that the headache of Landmarks, demo and renovation prove to be small obstacles for Bolster, but for now they've been amazing at shepherding us green owners through this laborLauren, Homeowner
We hired Bolster to manage our combination / renovation of three apartments in NYC. The team was very professional, the work was high quality and the project was on time and within budget. We have continued to recommend Bolster to friends and colleagues who are going through the renovation process.Eric, Homeowner
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