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  • A
    Tom Jannace Roofing Inc
    Tom Jannace and his workers did an excellent job from start to finish. Tom's pricing was better than two other companies that also provided bids for the project. His crew was professional and courteous. I���m highly satisfied with the results and would recommend Tom Jannace Roofing without reservation.
    - Gregory S.
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    Wallmasters Painting, Inc.
    Tom is a talented craftsman who not only does excellent work, he also gives terrific advice and insight into what works best. He is responsive, extremely personable, and delivers on what he promises. Highly recommended.
    - Jeff W.
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    Selective Sculptures
    Selective Sculptures just completed a full remodeling of our forty year old kitchen. They did an exquisite job. If we were awarding ���stars��� here and five stars was the highest I would ask to assign six to everyone involved, Brian, Scott, Mike, Don, Victor, Eddie and Herrin all in particularly and for their individual contributions. They took a forty year old ���builders��� kitchen and gave us a stunningly beautiful country style kitchen that we dreamed of; inclusive of every detail we wished for and they did it at a price that was more than fair and in a timeframe that was absolutely agreeable. They are very skilled craftsman. They were all always welcome in our home because not only did they have tremendous crafting skills, each had a wonderful personality and were a pleasure to have in our home. They left the worksite spotless each night prior to their departure. They were very respectful of the fact that they were working in our home. The ideas they put forth to solve several design problems were genius. All things considered, I would not hesitate in the least to recommend Selective Sculptures to anyone considering any type of home restructuring job. There are a gaggle of contractors out there but none that will give you the type of design and work precision that Selective Sculptures can.
    - Diane O.
  • A
    Tom Jannace Roofing Inc
    Prior to meeting Tom Jannace, I had only one different company came over, and gave an instant quote, even without going up to the rooftop, to check the existing condition of the roof system of my house, or the woodboards integrity. However, with Tom Jannace, he did go up to the rooftops of my entire house,  checked the roofing system, the integrity of the existing woodboards,  and he provided me very essential recommendations, for lasting, premier quality, and best roofing system. I am absolutely very happy and satisfied of the superb and utmost quality service Tom Jannace and his crew had provided in redoing / renewing the roof system of my house. I knew right away, the first time I met Tom Jannace, that he's really trustworthy! Tom is very professional, very knowledgable, and best of all, very candid. Tom's company had accomplished everything that were indicated in the contract,  and all said must be done'! I'll definitely use Tom Jannace again for my current residence. As I said earlier, Tom Jannace is candid and truly straightforward. Tom Jannace, well met and surpassed my not-so-easy- to-reach expectations! High-5 to Tom Jannace and crew,  2 thumbs UP for Tom Jannace and crew, exceptionally '5' and even more STARS ******.. rating for Tom Jannace Roofing Inc.. To the highest degree possible, Tom Jannace Roofing Inc is extremely recommendable. V. Pascual Stony Brook, NY
    - Victor P.
  • A
    JMK Carpentry
    Exceedingly well! We've used JMK before. They are better than ever. These two brothers are total professionals. They do the work themselves, so there's never an issue about the quality. Their carpentry skills are amazing. We had several challenges to overcome in building this deck, and they came up with great solutions. They took the headache and stress out of the job for my wife and I. There's a lot of peace of mind knowing they did everything right, and built a solid deck that will last for decades. The end product is truly beautiful! We're getting tons of compliments, with several people stating it looks like a resort. We couldn't be happier! And oh yes, they finished a week ahead of schedule.
    - Rick S.
  • A
    Pristine East End Contracting
    Nick DeRosa using old world craftsmanship combined with an in-depth knowledge of modern building materials and techniques produced unbelievable results. Faced with a daunting task of trying to rebuild our home after a devastating flood, Nick provided guidance not only as to how to get our home back in shape but also providing guidance and support in our dealings with the insurance company as well as the bank. This is the second time that we have used Nick and his team this year. Project involved rebuilding the upstairs bathroom, upstairs study, upstairs hallway, downstairs kitchen, as well as downstairs hallway. The total cost of this project exceeded $20,000, including construction, plumbing, and electrical. This does not take into account the money that was paid by the insurance company for the clean-up after the flood as well as the removal of asbestos that was discovered during the course of clean-up. This added another $15,000 bringing the grand total to $35,000. The final end product far exceeded our expectations and we anticipate contracting Nick to perform additional work sometime in the early part of 2017. Overall, I would rate Pristine East End Contracting an "A". Specifically, Nick DeRosa: 1. Provided us with a detailed quote in which he clearly documented both time and materials; 2. Completed our project on time and at budget; 3. Worked exclusively on our project without the distraction of other commitments; 4. Coordinated effectively with other tradesmen, including John Julius Electric as well as Atlantic Plumbing; 5. Maintained a safe and meticulously clean work area free from dirt and construction debris; and 6. Exhibited politeness and professionalism in his dealings with us, his helpers, as well as other tradesmen.
    - John L.
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    Rob's Handyman Service
    All bathroom doors completely restored / replaced are smooth to open when finished. Everything looks great after finish. A leakage was also identified and fixed for free. Very professional and cleaned up nicely. Overall very satisfied.
    - Simon L.
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    Selective Sculptures
    With me, it���s not just about the job, it���s about how these guys made me feel. I feel important to them, respected and a priority. I feel as if they are interested in my daily opinion. They want to please me as a customer. They respect my feelings, my suggestions and opinions. From start to where we are now, I am ahead of schedule on the kitchen. They are here when they say they will be here. They understand I am living out of the garage and dining room. They respect that I have a child who has needs while they are here. They stay past 5pm until the work is done. They check up on my progress daily. Mike and Dominick come to see the work often. I can trust their workers with my house/property when I am not home. I can go to work and not worry about what���s happening with my house. I also don���t have to pay all at once. They broke up the entire amount into percentages so I pay as we go through the weeks. They schedule all the work/specialists so I don���t have lag time or issues getting steps completed. They make sure my job is up to code. And most importantly, they clean up before they leave, inside and outside. I can���t tell you how important that is with a child and a cat. I don���t have to worry about him getting into the tools or garbage. I also trust that they will do what it takes to keep me satisfied as a customer. They listen to my concerns/comments as you can see each day whether at my home or over text (my preferred method of communication). They came up with a timeline that was loose so we could tweak plans when necessary and so I could plan my life around the renovations. I am pleased at the progress made so far and look forward to using my new kitchen! See what's gone on below! WORK SCHEDULE SO FAR July 17, 2016, Monday 6:45am Dumpster arrives July 18, 2016, Tuesday 8am the crew of 5 men arrived. The put plastic up around the back room and doors so the sawdust would be contained. They had the entire kitchen demolished by 3pm. The dumpster was filled. They vacuumed and left. What was planned for 2 days took 1. July 19, 2016, Wednesday Electricians and Plumbers came 8am. They found some areas not up to code and fixed the problems. Left at 4pm. I believe Mike arranged to have the specialists come at close times. It seemed when one left, someone else pulled up 30 seconds later. Talk about SERVICE! HVAC came at 4:45pm to look at what items would be needed and promised to see me the next morning. I was amazed so much got accomplished in such a short time. Mike came to the site to clarify the next stage of work and find out how we felt about the work so far. I gave him another check after he reviewed some of the financials with me. He makes it easy to not have to have all funds upfront. I feel more comfortable with this way. He plans it in percentages. Sometimes there are additional expenses such as more electrical work than was planned/billed for so that was an addition but these things are expected. I am trying to go with the flow. Changes happen. July 20, 2016, Thursday HVAC Mike came at 7am so that the wall guys would not have him in the way. We decided together to move two vents from the floors to the walls. He updated the heating vents and spent 3 hours making it to code. Walls went up as HVAC Mike worked. Ceilings were put up and 2 coats of Spackling. James, Jorge and Freddy did a terrific job. Neat, fast and looked great. I was very pleased with the work. Mike came to the site to clarify the next stage of work and find out how we felt about the work so far. Framing and Sheet rocking was planned for 4 days. It took 2. We were ahead of schedule. July 21, 2016, Friday James did a third coating of Spackle. He painted a first coat of my Soft Fern green color and the ceiling white. Dominick came by to check on the work/progress and see how we were doing. James vacuumed and cleaned up before he left. My husband found some areas he wanted addressed and I texted his concerns to Dominick. Dominick shared it with Mike. I didn���t want to bother Mike since it was the weekend, but Dominick felt our concerns were important. They were addressed Saturday morning. July 22, 2016, Saturday 8:30am. Eddie and Javier arrived to work on the floors. They nailed down the wire mesh which was a job that took all day. Tile needed to be cut as well. They left the place clean and neat. July 23, 2016, Sunday DAY OF REST July 24, 2016, Monday 8:45am. Eddie and Javier needed to mud the floors to make them level which they were not. One side needed to be higher than the other. Eddie and Javier worked very hard and left at 7pm after they cleaned up. It was a very long day for them. Mike made arrangements with the appliance store to deliver on August 1. July 25, 2016, Tuesday 8:45am. Eddie measured and laid the time on the leveled floors. It was a terribly hot day and Javier had to lug cement and cut tile in the heat. I felt so bad for him. He never complained and worked so very hard. The floors looked great but Eddie felt like it was not looking right so he lifted three rows of tile and did them again to get it right. He felt he wanted perfection and I appreciated that. I complimented him and shared that with Mike when he came to see the progress. They left at 5:30pm and planned to come back for the Backsplash when it was time. 4 days were planned to do the job. It took 3. July 26, 2016, Wednesday Freddy and Jorge came to work on making saddles and putting up molding around the doors and window. Freddy was so funny. He kept cleaning and I told him to not worry about the dust on the doors, that I would take care of it later. He was so concerned about keeping the place clean for me. I told him it was impossible since there was so much cutting of wood. Jorge spoke to me about the saddles and I made suggestions. He asked my opinion and he made it to my specifications such as overlapping the saddle to the stair for safety. They cleaned up and I was pleased to find out we had several days off to have family time instead of having construction. July 27, 2016 Thursday Jorge and Freddy came to complete the saddles and woodwork. Once again, outstanding! I left them alone all day while I went to work. I had no worries. I also knew Mike stopped by often at the site to check on progress but I trusted them completely. July 28-31, 2016 REST August 1, 2016, Monday Cabinet specialists Anthony and Paul arrived. They worked from 8:45-5pm. They put cabinets up, cut and measured over and over. They said, "Measure three times, cut once." They were very nice, knowledgeable, spoke kindly to my son and had a smile and a kind word to me most often during the day. August 2, 2016, Tuesday Cabinet guys arrived at 8:45am. I went to work and when I came back most of the cabinets were up. Since the floor was 3 inches higher than anticipated, they called Scott at Selective Sculptures to order a smaller cabinet so they would not have to cut it. The cabinet would arrive Thursday. August 3, 2016, Wednesday I called Mike to tell him I am taking a day of rest. August 4, 2016, Thursday Cabinets are done! Paul and Anthony arrived at 8:30 and they were completed by 5pm. They vacuumed and touched up the cabinets. They put the shelves in for me and discussed how to care for my cabinets. They put up the crown molding and asked my opinion about where I wanted the handles to go on the cabinets. Mike came by to see how it was progressing, to get a check from me and to plan the coming week of work. He's planning on my refrigerator and stove going in and working on Monday. As you can guess I'm tired of washing dishes in my bathroom and am grateful it's going to happen so quickly!
    - Meredith K.
  • B
    I would give the people who did the renovation work a grade of " A+" in every category.  The grades I entered were for the planning process and actual physical renovation work combined. 
    The bottom line is that we are extremely happy with our new kitchen. The men who actually performed the physical work did a great job, and their workmanship was excellent, but the planning process was protracted and painful.  I waited quite some time to submit a review because I wanted to make sure that the work was durable and of good quality. It is.
    We had saved up for many years to be able to pay for a kitchen renovation, so when we began the process we were serious and ready to move forward.  We selected Setauket Kitchen and Bath based upon recommendations from people we know. After contacting the business and setting up an appointment for someone to come take measurements of our kitchen to begin the process, we waited about 10 days for the appointment.  My husband left work in the middle of the day and arrived home 30- 40 minutes before the scheduled appointment so that he would be sure to be here when the man arrived, but when no one had shown up 40 minutes past the appointed time, my husband called me at work.  I called their office and they seemed to have forgotten about the appointment that they had scheduled with us and they acted unconcerned that they had caused a professional to waste 2 hours of a work day and another professional had been interrupted at work to investigate why they had failed to show up; clearly they do not worry about first impressions.   Denis, the owner, did ultimately come over and took measurements, but was barely civil to my husband on that day; other than that day, Denis was pleasant.  One of the measurements Denis made was incorrect.  We pointed this out on the first visit with our "kitchen designer" when she showed us the 3-D floor plan of our old kitchen and continued to do so on multiple subsequent visits, but this was not corrected until she came to our house 3 months into the planning process and I literally handed her a measuring tape and took the measurements with her.
    It had been our expectation that after measurements were taken (assuming that they would be accurate) and we had noted the basic features that we wanted (center island, remove the wall between the dining room and old kitchen, have a counter top partially separating the kitchen and the dining room) that initial plans would have been drawn to show these ideas, but all that was done was a drawing was prepared of the old kitchen as it was (with the error I noted above).  We spent the next several months on repeated visits with the "kitchen designer" who was working with us.  The official "kitchen designer" did help with telling us what types of cabinets would work for our designs, but did no actual designing at all.  She never generated any new ideas or assisted with much in the way of providing contemporary solutions to design problems.  I do not expect others to know how to do my job; I don't know why I was expected to know how to design a kitchen.   She made many errors that ultimately had to be corrected during the actual renovation phase, one of which led to a delay of 3 weeks during the renovation phase.
    Here is one of her errors to serve as an example, but there were many others:  We spent a significant amount of time at one meeting with her planning the height of the above-counter microwave oven, to have useful counter space below it, but so the microwave would not be too high for me to use.  Forgetting this plan, she ordered the wrong cabinet; the microwave oven would have been located above my head, and a different cabinet had to be ordered (this added 3 weeks to the renovation) so that I would be able to use the microwave oven in the new kitchen.  When we were selecting kitchen hardware, I begged her to let me know if there were any accessories that people often find useful for the kitchen sink; she never answered me (but the answer is yes- install an automatic soap dispenser). She wouldn't help me select a kitchen faucet or share ideas when I asked what kinds of faucets other customers had enjoyed or what features people liked; she did provide the names of a few reputable companies.
    From the beginning of planning in early June, 2013, through the middle of renovation in March, 2014, she never once addressed me by name or said please or thank you in any of our myriad of verbal and email communications;  I was always appropriately courteous in all communications.  We had scheduled one appointment for a Saturday at 1 pm 2 weeks in advance and there had been no one else on her schedule at that time.  (We never complained about having to wait two weeks for an appointment.) She had confirmed this appointment on the day before.  We had arranged our entire day around that appointment and less than an hour before the appointed time, she called me and told me to show up a half-hour later than scheduled because she didn't want me to have to sit and wait while she assisted others.  It would have been proper to inform those others that she already had a previously scheduled appointment with us and that she would have to meet with us at 1 pm.  I was shocked and appalled at her disrespectful treatment of us.  I wonder why those other customers were more important to Setauket Kitchen and Bath than we were.  It is surprising that we actually stayed with Setauket Kitchen and Bath through this inept, painful, unhelpful planning process in which we were subject to continual disregard and rudeness.  One of the other kitchen designers there made fun of us for how long it took for the design process of our kitchen-  really?  If our "kitchen designer" had ever done any designing or taken any initiative or had been helpful in facilitating the job, the process could have been accomplished in significantly less time than it took- he should have turned his question toward his colleague, not us.   
    She asked a plumber who works with them to stop by and check to see if a certain pipe could be moved; it took him 8 weeks to show up for this task that took him 10 minutes to perform; perhaps they could have asked him to show up a little more promptly.  Their recommeneded electrician came to our home and gave an estimate, but failed to mention the $2,000 cost for upgrading the fuse box; I know he examined the fuse box when he was here to prepare his estimate, so this necessity was not a surprise to him.  No one told us about it until it was time for this part of the work to be performed.  We would have still proceeded with the renovation, but it seems sleazy and manipulative when people obviously low-ball an estimate.  I am not an electrician and I should not be expected to have known that a new fuse box would be needed.  What is the purpose of an estimate if it does not identify and state the cost of the expected necessary work?
    Thankfully, the construction team compensated for all of the mistakes of our "kitchen designer" and all of the negative experiences during the planning phase.
    The majority of the kitchen renovation took place during a very cold and snowy February and March. The two main members of the construction team, Fred (the very knowledgeable leader) and John,  showed up reliably every day and worked diligently and consistently and the quality of their work is excellent.  They were very informative and helpful to us.  A bonus was how great they were with our dog!  We worked with them to make a plan for where we would put the dog when we were at work and they were working at our house, and they made sure that he remained safe throughout the entire renovation, even when unexpected occurrences arose and our doggy had to be moved to another area of the house for safety.  This was above and beyond the call of duty!  They corrected all of the errors in the 'kitchen designer's" plans and they gave us mostly great advice for options that arose during the construction phase.  The only part of the renovation that I dislike (I'm trying not to say hate) are the old-fashioned undercounter lights that they installed.  I selected them, but without knowing that they were going to look like big boxes out of the 1950's stuck onto the underside of cabinets.  I did not know what questions were necessary to ask to make an informed choice.  I love our backsplash, the countertops, the cabinets, the overall arrangement of the kitchen, and the archways that they installed.  The work appears to be of excellent quality.  
    So, in summary, we love our kitchen and enjoy how much it has opened up, brightened and improved the main living area of our home.  We would have liked to have received more knowledgeable assistance during the planning phase and to have been treated as if they were interested in our business and if they had treated us with the same degree of courtesy and consideration that we afforded them.  We opted for a somewhat conservative renovation; if the designer had been more helpful and knowledgeable perhaps we would have installed a propane tank with a gas range rather than the electric range that we have (our neighborhood does not have a gas line).  Maybe we would have found a way to install double ovens instead of the single oven that we have.  If we had received proper advice from the kitchen designer, we would have certainly selected more modern, less ugly and obtrusive under-counter lights.  
    I recommend Setauket Kitchen and Bath for the quality of the work and because I think the owner, Denis Lynch, is an honest and decent business man.  If you work with them and are not receiving the advice and assistance that you need during the planning process, I suggest that you discuss this with Denis and he will probably remedy the problem.
    - Roberta S.
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    Piazza construction Co

    Shawn is great.  Perfect execution of work. 

    On the day he and his crew were supposed to come, we had just lost power due to a hail storm.  Shawn brought his own portable generator out to our house to do the work regardless.

    Very impressed with the quality of the work.  Not the cheapest but totally worth it.

    - Pansy C.
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