Recent Review: We found Carmine via Angie's List. He was one of several contractors which we contacted and interviewed for the purpose of a gut house renovation of the interior our new residence in north Nassau- a 1963 Colonial with 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. One of the first things that stood out with Carmine was he spent nearly 2 hours with us at the initial meeting. The first hour talking to us about what we wanted to do in the house, and then another hour by himself taking measurements. He invited us to see the home reno he was finishing in Great Neck, which we did and were impressed by, as was the owner of that home. We had a very good feeling about Carmine right from the start. He continued the process by having all his various subcontractors visit our house for thorough walk through to provide input into the quote he was preparing. When we got the quote, it was detailed and thorough, covering all jobs we had laid out. 15 or so pages of detail. Pricing was broken down by job (i.e. Plumbing $x, Electrical $y). We had competing quotes and feedback from family in the construction industry - and based on that we felt the prices Carmine charged were reasonable and reflective of the work. The results were always high quality and professionally executed, problems fixed promptly without any drama, all without cutting corners and going the extra mile. To be clear- Carmine is unlikely to be your cheapest option. But this is a classic example of "you get what you pay for. " Outstanding service and solid quality workmanship. Positive end-results were also true of Carmine's sub-contractors. They were all "pros"; licensed and insured where needed. We used quite a few of them- HVAC, Roofer, Plumber, Insulator (spray foam), Electrician, Stair rail maker, Cabinet maker, Sheetrock / Spackle, painter, and flooring guy. Most he'd worked with for years if not decades and he had good relationships with them to get things done quickly and to high quality standards. And Carmine worked hand-in-hand with them to get it each job done to his standards, and problems tackled in real-time. Carmine has his own crew of guys that cover carpentry and tile work generally, and we found their work to be meticulous and high quality. As I mentioned, Carmine is very hands-on and consistently on the job site, leading the projects and getting his hands dirty. Some examples- the orchestration required to maneuver and install a 25 foot-long, 12" x 8" steel I-beam in our living room ceiling. He also worked smoothly with our architect to understand exact specifications to ensure we pass bldg dept home inspections with flying colors (which we always did, without fail). As far as tiles, Carmine himself spent hours in our bathtub laying subway tile, meticulously aligned with laser levels. Really outstanding attention to detail and results as you can see pictured. He suggested using epoxy grout, which is the "best" you can do thanks to its ability to resist stain and durability, but is notoriously difficult to work with. Throughout the project he routinely sticks his neck out like this, tells you "its what I'd do in my own house", and delivers a premium job. Another example- after we had tiled, we realized a medicine cabinet opening inset in the wall was set 5 inches too low. Rather than trying to convince us to live with it, he insisted on going ahead and fixing it (reframing and re-tiling that section) without charging us for it. He said it wouldn't look right. Impressive again. In general, we can't say enough good things about Carmine. Integrity, honesty, incredibly patient and easy to work with, and if that weren't enough he's more accessible than I can really describe. Always returns calls, emails, texts usually within hours, day or night, even weekends. I just cross my fingers he's available when we're ready to the outside of our house in a year or two, but I would not be surprised if we need to get in line. He's that good. Surviving a 9-month long gut renovation is a challenging process to say the least and having Carmine in charge has made all the difference. He is a true gem and we consider ourselves lucky to have found him.