• "I can't speak highly enough of Darius. Not only did he do an outstanding job on my renovation -- high quality, on budget, and on time -- but he (a) dealt professionally with an adverse super in my co-op, who made the job unnecessarily difficult, and (b) went on to renovate two places for friends on my recommendation, doing a first-rate job both times and making both friends happy with me for the recommendation. Plus, he's an absolutely honest, terrific guy. Full recommendation without reservation."

    Andreas Lazar
    Managing Director at Allen & Company

  • "Darius was greatly attentive throughout the construction process. His workmanship showed great skill and technical know-how. His attention to detail was fantastic. Also, he never ran away from problems and was able to deal with them swiftly and without any drama. Overall, he's a great builder and excellent person to work with."

    Agustin Ayuso
    President, Ayuso Architecture PC

  • "Darius did all the renovations--and they were extensive!--for our Brooklyn brownstone townhouse, including the tenant's apartment. He and his team took out walls, restored original detail, putt in two new kitchens, a deck, a beautiful in a gorgeous skylit walk-in shower (wetroom). He's totally trustworthy, has a real artistic eye, and always manages to come up with creative solutions to structural limitations. He finishes the job right down to the last detail, on time and on budget. And all this was done on the kind of budget that you might expect from two CUNY/SUNY professors! I couldn't be more enthusiastic about recommending him to friends and colleagues."

    Paisley Currah
    Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College

  • "I am familiar with Darius work from his own house in Jersey City and from some work that he did for us at our loft. To say that he is detail-oriented and meticulous would be to understate the case. What Darius strives for is perfection, not adequacy. And if you are going to live with the results for quite a few years, why accept less?"

    Abudi Zein
    Senior Vice President at Genscape Inc.

  • "Darius did great work in our apartment. We hired him twice, and would hire him again. He's easy to work with, his team is reliable and tidy, and they stick to a predictable schedule. I've referred him to several people, and everyone has been happy."

    Alex Harrington
    Internet and Digital Media Executive

  • "We gave Darius the job of painting our apartment in such a way that it wasn't too terribly disruptive, high quality, and could be adjusted as we went along. He and his team worked with us, were accommodating, and did very high quality work. The results were wonderful and we expect the paint job to last for at least another 10 years. I would work with him and his company again."

    David Wolf
    VP of Technology, CTO K-12 Services Division

  • "Darius has looked after several projects for me. He has always been reliable and completed projects in a timely and cost effective manner. I would happily recommend him."

    Yen Liow
    Managing Director at Ziff Brothers Investments

  • "We hired Darius to create a bedroom and closets, and to upgrade the lighting in our apartment. Darius was very easy to work with and understood exactly what we wanted. He and his team completed the project in a very professional and efficient manner. We're very pleased with the quality and affordability of Darius's work and definitely plan to work with him again on our next home renovation project."

    James Hu Young
    Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP

  • "Darius completed a total renovation of a bathroom along with a partial bath renovation, floor refinish, replacement of kitchen appliances and construction of radiator covers and cabinet doors. His work was on time and on budget. His work was top notch at a reasonable price. He has also followed up where needed on punch items. I would use him again and have recommended to friends."

    Kim Hourihan
    Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis Investors

  • "I can't say enough wonderful things about Darius and his team. They did an amazing job with our apartment renovation last year. The work was on time and on budget. Darius also has a keen eye for design which was particularly helpful for us as we were not working with a designer or architect. I'm happy to discuss further with anyone considering hiring Darius."

    Mark Rubenstein
    Vice President at Highbridge Capital Management

  • "The first was a brick row house in Prospect Heights Brooklyn. Darius redesigned the entryway, the kitchen and the bathroom. He put in a new load bearing beam to completely change the ceiling profile of the living room and the staircase. The hardwood floors were beautifully refinished as well. Our tenant's extension had always had a problem with heat, after Darius suggested adding radiant heating through a new floor, our tenants never complained again. Additionally he redid our roof, adding skylights and creating a lighter, brighter top floor. These renovations were done more quickly and economically than I would have thought possible. In this instance, we did these renovations over a few year period, as smaller jobs, that were done when we were able to afford things. Darius paced the projects to lead to the least amount of interference with our daily lives--we have children and dogs, and I would say we use our house and home office more than most people, so a renovation project has the potential to really interfere with our lives. Darius and his entire crew were entirely respectful and professional as well as quick and thorough. When I sold this home in Prospect Heights, it is without a doubt that every thing that Darius did to improve this property came back to me in a higher resale value. In fact, Darius will often suggest renovation ideas that add value to your home.

    The second home is a four story brownstone. It had required extensive renovations prior to our moving in. Before even purchasing the home, Darius came to look at it with us and advised us on his vision for how things could work. He also LISTENED to our concerns and enabled us to see how there were many possibilities with the home. This project was a total renovation taking the home down to studs. He also completed the tenant's apartment as quickly as possible, making some design changes that truly showcased the strengths of the apartment and led to our ability to easily find a tenant for the apartment. This work involved putting in an entire kitchen, creating a deck with outdoor access to our garden, adding a central air conditioning unit, building a walk-in tiled, shower, wet room, adding a washing and dryer unit, taking out drop ceilings and adding all lighting, creating built in shelving units, redesigning the front entryway and front door. We were working on a deadline for all this work as we were to be married in our home. We were also working within a strict budget of two public university professors. Darius was able to work within our budget and offer us choices for how to make things we couldn't have dreamed of a reality for us. And we were able to get married in a completed house to which all our guests remarked -- "this is a beautiful home, how long have you lived here". Two years later this is still a beautiful home, and when we think of small expansion projects, we will immediately call upon Darius to help us make our dreams a reality."

    Lisa Jean Moore
    Professor of Sociology at SUNY Purchase

  • "Darius renovated my apartment and did an outstanding job. He does high quality work, on budget, and was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him."

    Cecily Kovatch
    Sr. Director Energy/Industrials, Guidepoint Global

  • "?Darius is able to add value as a General Contractor by having skilled people work for him, and he has respect for cost and timeframe. He understands the scope of the project quickly and does not need to be micro-managed. Overall a very positive experience working on three projects with him."

    Ken Cowin
    CEO MaeVona LLC, Financial Services Professional