He grew up watching his dad work in construction and has loved it ever since
At Sweeten, the experts in our network are experienced contractors and design pros we’d be thrilled to have working in our own homes. We check their licenses, insurance, quality of work, and customer service skills. Trust and open communication are the lifeblood of our free renovation service, and our personal connection to our experts enables us to match you to the best choices for your project. Here, get to know their personality and click to view their portfolio, including photos from past work and client reviews, so that you can hire the right team and renovate with confidence.
Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?
I’m originally from Albania. I have been in construction for about 10 years and opened up my own company about five years ago.
How did you get into construction?
I moved to the United States when I was 13 years old. Coming here, everybody seemed to be in construction. My dad worked in construction too, so I grew up with it. Building is something that I’ve always really liked. When clients look at my work and say, “Wow,” it’s very rewarding.
Who is your ideal client?
I like working with somebody who has a vision of what they want to do, that I can help bring together. I like collaborating with my clients to do something fun and exciting that hasn’t been done before.
Yankees or Mets?
I don’t even watch baseball. But, I will pick the Mets because I lived in Queens for 15 years!
Favorite New York City building or structure?
Anything with iron in the facade, like many buildings in Soho.
Take a look at some of Erion’s renovations below and check out his portfolio for more photos of past work.
Erion has been a Sweeten contractor since 2015.
Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation on Sweeten.