Scott began as a mortgage broker before picking up the hard hat
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Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?
I’m from Queens originally, and I live on Long Island now. I’ve been in construction for roughly 15 years.
How did you get into construction?
I started as a mortgage broker, became a real estate appraiser, and then I switched to general contracting and kind of put everything together.
Who is your ideal client?
My ideal client is someone who communicates a lot and trusts my expertise so that when I talk about what’s going on behind the walls or what’s happening on the job, they believe and trust what I’m doing. Being understanding and communicative about what we’re dealing with is also important.
What do you love most about construction?
What’s the biggest challenge you face when renovating in New York?
It’s not the renovation or the skill of the labor. It’s more the traffic, getting to jobs, the appointments, the back-and-forth for customer service, and all the phone calls.
What do you like about Sweeten? How has it helped with your business?
Sweeten is like a virtual salesman for me. It enables me to reach new clients and affords me more time elsewhere to manage a current project or to sell another job. I have a relationship with the client right off the bat because they’ve spoken to the Sweeten team already.
What do you think is the biggest misconception homeowners have when starting a renovation project?
That they can’t afford it.
Favorite New York City building?
The World Trade Center—now, the Memorial.
Favorite New York City neighborhood?
Bayside, since I’m from there.
Scott has been a Sweeten general contractor since 2016.
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