I started my construction company in 2009, while bartending in New York City night clubs (I subsequently opened my own bar, Harlem Nights). Previously, I had worked on Wall St. for a short period, but got laid off in 2008 when the mortgage market started collapsing. My life-long love for woodworking naturally progressed into a business, as I found myself working on projects from referrals. Over the years, I have put in place systems to efficiently run jobs and have created a productive team of carpenters and subcontractors. Today, I find myself donning my tool belt less often, as I focus on running the company and often managing several projects at once. On every job site, however, all the direction for ideas and solutions comes directly from me. You might still at times see me working hands-on in more complicated carpentry, electrical, or plumbing tasks.
My business is fully licensed, insured, bonded, and loved by many ongoing clients we serve. Having extensive hands-on experience dealing with condo and co-op buildings in the city, I enjoy helping folks navigate the maze of renovating an apartment in New York.
I have a bachelor degree in business administration, with concentration in investment finance, from UMass Amherst. I have proudly served in the US Army for 6 years, being a combat veteran. I fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Airborne Division. I am extremely detail oriented and execute every project as if it was in my own home. I enjoy turning design dreams into practical and functional spaces. I love building things and I love life in general.
I thank you for your consideration and time in reviewing my work. I wish you the best in your remodeling projects.
~ Claud Fatu