Ron’s favorite part of the job? Making a difference in someone’s life
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What do you love most about construction?
I love that I can transform a space and make it into what the client wants as well as my vision. The gratifying part is the thanks I receive for my work and the fact that I actually made a difference in someone’s life.
If you couldn’t be a general contractor what would you be doing?
I’d be painting.
What are some myths or misconceptions about contractors that you want to set straight?
There’s a misconception that all contractors are cheats and liars. It is a very challenging job, but I do think that contractors who are professional provide an incredible service to the community and I do think that we change lives for the better.
Describe your ideal client.
Someone who is open, knowledgeable, and has a good design sensibility.
What do you want all of your clients to know before you work with them?
They should know that I am giving them my “all,” I am giving them 100%, and that their interest is my interest. I want to do the best job possible.
If clients have concerns or issues with the project, how would you like them to handle it?
We have an open door policy. If you have an issue with something, call us, talk to us—we are very responsive.
What is your favorite renovation that you’ve done?
One of my most recent renovations was renovating an 1839 brownstone in Brooklyn for a young couple. The experience was really awesome because they were very much involved and at the same time they totally respected and loved my crew and fed them almost every day. It just made the whole process incredibly joyful and pleasant.
How do you like your coffee?
Bagel or donut?
I love Japanese cuisine, I do.
Favorite New York restaurant?
Nobu is one of my favorite New York restaurants.
Brooklyn is my favorite.
Take a look at some of Ron’s renovations below and check out his portfolio for more photos of past work.
Ronald has been a Sweeten general contractor since 2014.
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