“I had the opportunity to work with Essential DB on an extensive renovation and modernization of an historic home. Their problem-solving skills were impressive, as was their attention to detail during the course of the project. They employed a highly skilled team of workers and subcontractors that were able both to replicate the historic detail of the original house and to execute the clean modern details of the new design. The quality of the finished product was excellent.”

Robert Kaner

“When we decided to renovate our apartment we turned to Essential. They were able to meet our needs from design through construction to appliance purchase and installation. This enabled us to go to once source for all our renovation needs. We are very pleased with the outcome.”

Peter and Roxanne Unrath

“Essential Design Build worked well with our team and our electronic integration/computer consultant. The end result was the construction of a high quality state-of-the-art office environment that our staff enjoys and that we are proud to show our clients. ”

Alan P. Raines

“Rich and his team tackled the project enthusiastically from demolition right through move-in, working closely with us to figure out the best way to achieve our design goals within budget. Rich has a proactive, can-do attitude and he genuinely cares about delivering a quality product. He and his team were a big part of how we were able to deliver our client a beautiful space on time and within budget.”

Ate Atema, R.A.
Principal, Atema Architecture

“Quite simply, we couldn’t have asked for a better result. Just to be able to do major renovations in a busy office setting without disrupting operations was remarkable in itself. All in all, we couldn’t be more pleased with the new offices, library and conference rooms and the interior designing of the new wall coverings, lighting and carpeting.”

Marshall N. Lester
Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh, LLP

“I have seen many pre-build offices over the last number of years, but none compare to the high quality and modern look that Essential Design + Build both planned and constructed in an expedited manner.”

Arthur Draznin
Newmark, Grubb, Knight, Frank

“From budgeting to the final stages of the project, Essential Design took great care to produce a highly efficient and aesthetically pleasing office space. It was refreshing to deal with professionals that delivered as promised and took great pride in their work. I highly recommend them.”

Chief Operating Officer, Hedge Firm at 555 5th Avenue

“Over the past 20 years I have worked with numerous builders and contractors, but until this project and working directly with Chris, I didn’t realize that a full build-out of a space could be practically stress free. Chris was (and continues to be) responsive and professional in every step of the project. He and his team did a fantastic job to ensure that our space was properly built out within the time frame given and even finished sooner than expected so that we could move before the holidays.”

Janis Goulette
Senior Facilities Manager, ICF International

“The island is beyond my expectations, the workmanship is excellent and my ever so persnickety son passed it with flying colors!”

Barb Woodrow
230 Ashland Place