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"Of all the renovations we have done since buying the house, this project might be the most satisfying. We get to enjoy the improvements every time we pull into the driveway or walk through the front door.
Sylvain thinks of all the small details that make a big difference: LED downlights on a timer synced to when the sun sets, LED motion lights mounted on the side of the house to illuminate the driveway, designing the front door and garage door to match (even custom matching seeded glass panels), custom building brackets under the copper roof to match the existing brackets at the front of the house.
We would never have guessed how big a difference new doors can make! We’re constantly surprised so many visitors notice the difference."
- Dan Hecht, Larchmont, NY. 06.30.16
"Hi Sylvain. Just wanted to let you know we lost power last night as crews worked on a fallen tree in our neighborhood. Our generator worked perfectly and kept us warm and powered up - it's good to have it, thank you!"
- Becky Mildenhall, Chappaqua, NY. 01.07.14
"The pictures say it all. Sylvain is an artist and helped to form and bring our vision to life. We are very pleased with how it all turned out. The space is beautiful but also functional. Our boys love 'their basement'."
- The Hauser Family, 12.17.13
"Our basement is a gift that keeps on giving. I still just go there to just look around and marvel at it."
-Alan Weisenfeld, White Plains, NY. 01.23.13
"Mr. Côté, Just a long overdue note of thanks for the work your company provided in the installation of our backup generator. That doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary now, five years later, but at the time, we had no idea how beneficial that installation would be. The best part was your wonderful advice to bury a 1000 gallon propane tank. Your crew made the job seem effortless.
Little did we know that in the following years we would be visited by hurricanes, ice storms, blizzard, a microburst (whatever that is!) and subsequent power outages lasting two weeks at a time. Our house generator has seen us through it all. Within seconds, lights are on, refrigerators are humming, heat is running and computers function as if nothing had happened.
Hurricane Sandy reminded us though that a generator is only as effective as its fuel supply. When others ran out, we were in good shape. The neighbors in our little cul-de-sac along with friends, have come to rely on it too! They know there is a hot shower, coffee and a recharging station at their disposal. One neighbor even runs an extension cord to his home. We are happy to share the resulting peace of mind.
I also want to add that we had
already received pricing for a generator, installation and tank from
Northeast Generator before we called you. Their price was nearly twice
-Deborah Orifici, Waccabuc, NY. 01.14.13
"In my very first email to
Sylvain of Absolute Green Homes, I told him I envisaged a new kitchen
space full of drama, light and space. Well, he certainly delivered on
that. We now have a stunning and utterly unique kitchen, family room and
mudroom that blows everyone away who enters. Visitors are so surprised
to hear we didn’t add one foot onto the house’s original footprint: all
that space was already there. Sylvain saw how best to use it.
-Rebecca Mildenhall, Chappaqua, NY. 08.02.12
"We are still enjoying our new basement as if it were just finished. Its like living in a new house. Thanks again for everything."
-Alan Weisenfeld, White Plains, NY. 11.07.11
"I had a poker game downstairs last weekend. Everyone was blown away by the lower level. Apparently it is now the preferred location for our game."
- Dan Hecht, Larchmont, NY. 07.29.11
"My neighbors are getting ready to
finish their basement. The husband didn't want his wife to see your work
because he has something more modest in mind (no digging down) and
didn't want her to get any ideas.
No one mentioned the air quality, but that is a complement itself. It is equal to or better than the rest of the house, so it does not call attention to itself (except by comparison to the poor quality and humidity before the renovation, but we never used to let guests down there). Jen and I certainly appreciate the cool, dry and clean air."
- Dan Hecht, Larchmont, NY. 05.31.11
"You're name is being thrown out to everyone during the open house and brokers have your info. People are amazed with your work."
- Gina Smith, Larchmont, NY 05.22.11
"We are very excited about our new lower level. Sylvain and Absolute Green Homes were able to turn a wet, dark, damp and useless basement into our favorite family space. Sylvain used his keen sense of design to bring as much light into the new lower level as we have on our main floor. The project was a masterful use of space which helped to reclaim dead areas by removing the 30 year old massive clunky boiler and replacing it with a super efficient gas boiler and hot water heater barely larger than a [window] air conditioner. By removing the oil tank under our porch, Sylvain was able to help us create a relaxing lounge area and sun room.
We absolutely love the many small luxuries that Sylvain was able to build such as the temperature controlled wine closet, the radiant heat, the steam shower and the built in waterfall. All of this work was blended seamlessly with the design and architecture of the rest of our home. Most of all, we were so impressed with the high quality of all the work, and the incredible attention to every last detail. We felt like it was as much a labor of love for Sylvain and his team as it was for us."
-Alan Weisenfeld, White Plains, NY. 04.05.11
"OMG, these photos are amazing, the entire family fully enjoyed viewing them. Everyone couldn't believe the transformation, especially after looking at the before photos."
- Natonée Weisenfeld, White Plains, NY. 04.03.11
"We were told by Sylvain that the basement was guaranteed waterproof and on that basis we installed a wood floor below grade. In the 3 years since the work was finished we have not had a drop of moisture in the basement.
As part of the house sale process the buyers inspector commented that
the standard of workmanship in the
basement was very high – he made a point of saying he was impressed.
- David Payne, Rye, NY. 02.17.11
"There are so few contractors in the area who have your vision, integrity and such a quality crew! I know our bathroom must have been the smallest project you have taken on in a while, but it means the world to us that you did it. I still appreciate how candid you were with us when going over the estimate of the project - in advising what we should or should not invest in as we thought of the long term benefits. We still receive amazing comments on the carpentry and craftsmanship of the work b/c it is clear in every detail that you and your crew were expert at the what you were doing. You all put just as much care into it as you would have a million dollar project. There is no question that I would want to work with Absolute and you again.”
- Wanda Witherspoon, NY. 08.03.10
Hi Sylvain, I have been meaning to email you to, again, thank you for the amazing job you did on our basement! after the terrible storm last weekend, se STILL had NO water. I have been hearing horrible flooding stories and it reminded me again of the quality job that you did. thank you!
- Gina Smith, Larchmont, NY 03.18.10
"By the way....34% savings this month....far fewer therms and kilowatt hours so it isn't just a price thing.....that's pretty huge....it is the work that keeps on giving." It is fantastic. I am glad I will be living here for a while. When you are ready to go, I will send an impassioned email about it all to everyone."
- Kevin Brown, Tarrytown, NY 02.11.10
I wanted to write you to express my gratitude for what you did for my
home. My kids’ bedrooms were intolerably cold and my wife and I
couldn’t watch TV in our living room anymore because it was freezing in
there. You told me you could insulate my house to make a world of
difference and you surely did not come up short. We don’t even use the
additional plug-in heaters in any of the three rooms anymore.
- Kevin Brown, Tarrytown, NY
"The house is SOOO much better. You have made it livable again."
- Kevin Brown, Tarrytown, NY 12.28.09
"The house is sooo warm and comfortable!!!!!!!!"
- Johnnie Sultanik, New Castle, NY.10.12.09
"When I originally discussed my idea for the kitchen renovation with Sylvain, he simply passed on the job and said that it would be a waste of my money and would have little impact on accomplishing the desired result. I was very surprised considering the slow economy and how many others were being really aggressive to land the contract.
After much thought, I decided to take Sylvain's advice and go with his design and increase the scope of the work involved. Needless to say I made the right decision and result is amazing! We especially love our custom cabinets and new island!
We really love the new space. It has created an environment that allows the entire family to be together -- whether it be watching TV, playing on the computer or cooking!"
- Michael Arfin, Chappaqua, NY. 12.28.09.
"...he [Sylvain] finished our basement (including a full bathroom) in early 2004 (we picked him randomly based on his website)... based on that work, he has since built a loft in our garage, done some small work for my mother-in-law and just recently built our kitchen... needless to say, we like his work (our basement is not just a "finished basement," it's another level of our home)...the pix on his website convey that notion that he does good work...he pays attention to the small details... point out any little thing that is not right and he gets it fixed... the down side of this is it may cause some delays... also, Sylvain has an artist's eye and can configure things many ways...I usually have him think big and give me many options, I then whittle things down to what I want (and can afford!)... his workers can do most anything, but of course at a price...it was his idea to move my washer/dryer upstairs (a great idea!)... his initial cost estimates are accurate and budget overruns are due to changes we requested... if you know what you want, let him know and it gets worked into the initial contract..."
- Peter Alduino, Yorktown Heights, NY. 10.19.09.
“After 36 years of preparing meals for a family of nine in a kitchen space roughly 8 feet by 13 feet, it is so much fun to cook in our beautiful new kitchen. The streamlined appearance, well planned layout and efficient use of space make it possible to entertain while making a meal. The beautiful casement windows open wide to let in a wonderful breeze. Every aspect of it is easy to maintain. We are very happy with the professional workmanship."
- Peggy Sheridan,, Bronxville, NY. 04.28.09
"Sylvain and Absolute Green Homes (aka Absolute Remodeling) did a GREAT job in transforming our basement into a wonderful entertainment area. In fact, we liked their work so much, we hired them to build a storage loft in the garage and to remodel our kitchen. Realistically, no construction job will be without unexpected "problems." It was in handling these problems that Sylvain and his crew really demonstrated their professionalism. I have no reservations in recommending Absolute Green Homes for any house construction project.”
- Peter Alduino, Yorktown Heights, NY. 04.16.09
“Sylvain did a great job with our family room remodeling project. Everything was completed in a timely manner exactly as we wanted it. The built-ins look like they have always been a part of the room. I would highly recommend his services for any home remodeling work.”
- Richard Cohen, Chappaqua, NY. 01.25.09
"Working with Sylvain is like working with a quality builder and an artist. We did a big renovation on our 1920's home. He did a gut renovation on our basement. It is not only beautiful, but he built a great drainage system so that it would never flood. Big rains in our area will surely cause flooding in most of the homes. We do not have that problem anymore. We renovated our kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. Walls, windows and even bathrooms were moved. His work was done with the highest quality, but also with a great sense of style. We are proud of what he did for us and would definitely use him again.”
- Gina Smith, Larchmont, NY. 01.18.09
"Sylvain has done three projects in our Yorktown Heights home - two very large. He brings great energy and imagination to his work and is always reliable and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him.”
- Bob Farrell, Yorktown Heights, NY. 01.16.09
"Sylvain began remodeling my kitchen in the end of October. My kitchen was totally gutted, appliances, cabinets, and floors were removed and replaced. We began this project the last week of October and we served Christmas dinner in my completed kitchen. Sylvain has a crew of talented, professionals who work with great precision. I have a beautiful 'Tuscan Kitchen'."
Linda Vaccaro, South Salem, NY. 01.15.09
"Sylvain, the radiant heat is working great. Good suggestion and I am glad I took your advice on installing it."
- Kevin Longino, Greenwich, CT. 12.09.08
"After many hours of researching and calling references we finally invited Absolute Remodeling to transform our master bathroom. They started with gutting the whole bathroom. Then high-efficiency insulation was installed on all exterior walls and they added in-floor heating w/ programmable thermostat. Our bathroom was fitted with a bigger and more energy efficient window to let added natural light into the room and in addition it makes the room feel bigger. Even though the placement of the toilet did not change the new Toto toilet uses lower water consumption than the previous toilet. The new all-glass shower enclosure uses Fantech’s inline ventilation system that is an effective component to this new bathroom. Storage was no longer an issue for us after Absolute Remodeling custom designed and built the cherry wood vanity, mirrors and the tub panels. One of the biggest visual differences in this bathroom is that the vanity and tub have traded places. The new ceramic tiles, marble countertop, pocket doors and wainscot all play a part in making this efficient bathroom a cozy retreat.
Our new master bathroom is so inviting that our 5 year old son does not want to use his own bathroom anymore. My husband enjoys the new shower and can not say enough about the craftsmanship of the cherry cabinetry that graces our bathroom. As for me, I got exactly what I wanted an efficient, inviting retreat with storage. We want to thank Sylvain and his crew for a job well done."
- Kelly, Waccabuc, NY. 08.25.08.
"I just got my ConEd bill for gas - basically
cooking and hot water - $50.00 for July, and my son takes multiple long
showers every day, plus there are 3 more of us, so we probably use too
much hot water anyway. My propane bill for cooking and hot water
with the old tank was always over $100.00/month, and we would always run
out of hot water and have to wait for the tank to heat up again.
Electric has been a bit high due to air-conditioning, but I'm convincing
the family that 78 degrees is sufficient most of the time. We'll see what
the next bill says!
- Anne Budlong, Somers, NY. 07.31.08
"It is hard to say what my favorite part is because
ALL of it is my favorite part.
The house is sooooo nice
and easy to live in now.
- Gina Smith, Larchmont, NY. 10.24.07
"Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our new dry, finished basement. What an amazing transformation. I'm so glad we have the "before" pictures to remind us what that space used to look like! Your talented crew did an amazing job on everything - stone walls, woodwork, painting, - all was executed perfectly. With the large windows (with plants growing on the windowsills!), and French doors to the outside, there's so much natural light that the space hardly seems like a basement.
We also are extremely happy with our new heating and hot water system. I'm so glad we decided to go with radiant heat on the first floor, as well as the basement floor. The house was more comfortable than ever this past winter, and we spent a little less than half of what we previously spent on fuel costs - and that's with having an endless supply of hot water from our tankless system!
Thanks again for everything, and best of luck with all of your projects!" -This project has not been photographed an/or posted yet
- Anne Budlong, Somers, NY. 08.09.07
"I wanted to take the time to let you know how much we appreciate all you have done to our house. You not only made it a better looking house, but the house is more functional in every aspect! Your idea to put the laundry upstairs was brilliant! Being a new mom, it has been a dream.
We are also still so grateful for the way you do basements. We are the only house on our street that didn't get water from the last big storm. Our neighbors had 8 inches and we had NOTHING. We can't thank you enough for that.
Your work was done with the highest
quality, but also with great style. Thanks Sylvain!
- Gina Smith, Larchmont, NY. 08.01.07
"About 3 years ago we had an extension put on our house by another contractor. Fortunately, we didn't finish the new basement as it proceeded to leak with every heavy rain. Even when the floor was dry, the basement had an awful musty smell. We researched contractors and found Absolute Remodeling. They came in put in a drain with sump pump and a new floor. We finished the basement to be an entertainment and child play area with a half bath and passive wine cellar. Since completing the basement, we have had several very bad rain storms in Chappaqua and although the sump pump has come on during and after these storms, we have not seen a drop in the basement. The room no longer smells musty or feels damp. The kids love to play down there (especially in the heat of the day) and the radiant floor heating we had put in keeps the room very comfortable in the winter.
Absolute Remodeling also refinished a main floor bathroom for us which we love. The wood work was so excellent in the basement that we had them come back this winter to finish an office and build shelving in the master bedroom and dining room. Although the project did drag on a while, the staff were extremely courteous and tried very hard to give us our privacy. My husband loves the new wine cellar (and is having a great time trying to fill it). Overall we loved our experience with Absolute Remodeling. They have been very good about coming back and addressing any minor concerns and even helping out, fixing some of the other errors that the last contractor made. Our only regret is not finding Absolute Remodeling in the first place. We look forward to our next project."
-Dave and Lori Lamb, Chappaqua, NY. 07.26.07
"I hope you are well and
business continues to thrive!
I am also glad we listened to you on bumping out the entryway [relocating the bathroom door] - it has truly maximized what little space we have. We'll definitely give you a call when we have a bigger project for you..."
- W. W., Port Chester, NY. 07.20.07.
"We just wanted to take the time to tell you how happy we are with our kitchen renovation. After hearing such horror stories from friends who have had their kitchens redone and the length of time they were without a kitchen, we were a little anxious to even begin this project in the fall. Our project began in early November, and it was complete in time to cook for Christmas dinner! You have taken the time to find specialists in every field that are courteous, prompt, neat, and proficient.
I wanted to make a special note to thank your #1 man on the job, Jon, jack
of all trades, for his expertise and fine carpentry skills to turn our
floor into the masterpiece that we now have.
- Vince and Linda Vaccaro, South Salem, NY. 06.18.07
"I recommend Sylvain and Absolute Remodeling without any reservation. He finished my entire lower lever, about 1800 square feet, and I'm very happy with the work. He and his people are very professional and courteous and Sylvain's recommendations and ideas were fantastic. I had a preconceived notion of what I wanted but Sylvain helped me to broaden my thoughts. I didn't even think of some of the ideas he brought to my attention and that's what truly transformed that space. I believe you should get what you pay for, and although Sylvain will not be the least expensive contractor you could find, his work is worth it."
- Barry Haitoff, Mahopac, NY. April.06
"We finally got there in the end. We are extremely happy with the final product. Friends and neighbors have all given the design and work very high regards. We are hesitant to call it a basement any longer because that will not do it the justice it deserves. In addition to enjoying the new space and patio we save energy every month with our new LP Munchkin boiler." If any friends or neighbors are looking to remodel we will be sure to tell them to give absoluteremodeling.com a look. Your website speaks for itself."- The MC Family, Mount Kisco, NY. 06.06.06
"Still dry in Rye after big storm.
The back-up system performed just as you said it would. Actually, it did better. It was still running strong after 24 hours. I purchased an extra battery as a precaution for $60.00. By the time I put it in, the ground water had subsided. The original was recharged at the gas station and ready to go if needed. We could have gone without power for as long as it was going to take. Some neighbors spent thousands on generators after their basements had water. We stayed completely dry.
Thank you for your expert advice. This basement project was the best money I ever spent in connection with home construction."
- Gerry DiEdwards, Rye, NY. 01.23.06
"I spoke with [prospect client] on Monday. Her concerns were based on previous experiences that turned out to include lots of extra charges and a contractor who may not/have completed the job.
I assured her that our contract was accurate and complete with no hidden
charges and that the crew was reliable and trustworthy and worked to the
Two colleagues at work who are at the considering stage of a kitchen renovation, questioned us about quality of workmanship and the security aspects of having a crew in the house. Both Ian and I agreed that after our experience with your crews we would feel comfortable having work done in the house (as opposed to in the basement) without one of us always having to be at home."
- Robyn, New Rochelle, NY. 01.23.06
"She [prospect client] wanted to know if the project was on time and on budget. I told her, for both [projects, the kitchen & the lower level], it went over and that some of it was our fault and some I thought was your fault. She asked if we would use you again and I said yes and that we would probably redo our master suite in the next 18 months. I told her that we were happy with the quality of the work, and that when people came over they were very impressed."
- N & J, White Plains, NY. 01.23.06.
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"Our beautiful new front yard on the Long Island Sound:
Absolute helped us design, and then built a beautiful new front yard which showcases our view of the Long Island Sound.
They tore down a hedge, existing crumbling walls, a pond, and a patio, and replaced all with a master quality low wall, a partial high wall for privacy and a gorgeous and user-friendly two-level patio for grilling and dinners.
With a wrought iron fence and gate, the front yard is both a playground
and a showpiece.
- Diane, Larchmont, NY. 11.14.05
"We've seen the photos on your website. It's hard to believe that the basement really looked that bad but the photos prove it.
My family in Australia have also looked up your site and are very impressed with the changes to the space.
The children use the new bathroom by choice, walking down two flights of stairs to do so, rather than their own small, old one.
Despite the heavy rains recently the basement has not had any water damage
-Ian Willis & Robyn Moir, New Rochelle, NY. 10.12.05.
"We are all doing well and enjoying our beautiful home - especially the attic."- Ron & Stacey, Dobbs Ferry, NY. 05.22.05.
"Wow .... what a great team we make! The "never to be called basement again" lower level is even better than I imagined ... and I had very high expectations. There are a number of things I could go on about here, but it all comes down to a couple of things.
Your team - all of the Absolute Remodeling crew were great to work with, and are clearly the best at what they do. The quality of work is exceptional, and the attention to detail was one of the important things that really helped transform the basement into the lower level.
You accommodated my many last minute requests, like redoing the fireplace with a new mantle and hearth, and then made it better by recommending the stone above the mantle ... that stone sets the whole tone for the room and is one of my very favorite features.
A very heartfelt thank-you to you and your team for a job better than well done."- Christine Fisher, Valhalla, NY. 02.28.05.
"The team from Absolute have worked on several projects for us and they always deliver as promised. The whole crew is professional, neat and understanding. Since they spent a lot of time in the house on this project, it was important to me and my family that we all felt comfortable.
Regarding the project itself, Sylvain transformed a dark, stuffy "finished" basement to a true living area. Sometimes I think we spend more time in this area than in other parts of our home. The design and execution was flawless . . we particularly like the radiant heat. It is very comfortable and always maintains a constant temperature regardless of the fluctuations outside. Great job all around!!!!"
- Bob & Christine Farrell, Yorktown Heights, NY. 02.20.05.
"Our guest are raving about the new floor. They say it's just like floors they've seen in the Tuscany countryside. My staff love the ease of cleaning. Even my mother said we should have done this 30 years ago. After staring at the chipping paint on the floor for 40 years I am just speechless."
- Jonathan Pratt, Yorktown Heights, NY. 10.08.04.
"The folks at Absolute Remodeling did a GREAT job in transforming our basement into a wonderful entertainment area. In fact, we liked their work so much, we've hired them to build a storage loft in the garage. Realistically, no construction job will be without unexpected "problems." It was in handling these problems that Sylvain and his crew really demonstrated their professionalism. We have no reservations in recommending Absolute Remodeling for any house construction project."
- Susan & Peter Alduino, Yorktown Heights, NY. 10.01.04.
"Here are some pictures of the bar now that it is done. Let me know if you still would want to come over and take your own.
We have already had two parties and the bar was the main conversation piece!!! Thank you so much for such a great job!!"
- Dina Criss, Ossining, NY. 06.08.04.
Makeover' was a huge success!
Sylvain, and the entire Absolute Remodeling team did a terrific job on our project from start to finish. Remodeling the entire first floor of your home, and main living area, can be quite stressful. We can honestly say that everyone at Absolute Remodeling did their very best to make sure that this process was as easy on us as possible. The entire team was conscientious, helpful, and did a terrific job cleaning up at the end of the day.
Sylvain, helped us with all of our creative decisions and was certainly an
instrumental part in our new beautiful space. Family, friends and
neighbors alike, routinely say our newly designed kitchen/dining room
looks like something out of the kitchen and home magazines!
Thanks Sylvain and the entire Absolute Remodeling team! We look forward to working with you on future projects."
- N & J, White Plains, NY. 05.05.04.
"Sylvain Cote and Absolute Remodeling did
an excellent work in finishing our basement. No part of the basement in our
75 year old home had been finished previously, and parts of the basement
were occasionally wet. The project involved lowering a concrete floor to
achieve necessary ceiling height, resolving water and drainage issues in the
basement and backyard, finishing three rooms for use as game rooms and a
media room, creating a powder room and wet bar, and cleaning up unfinished
storage areas. My family has been very pleased with the results.
- Robin Sellier, Pelham Manor, NY. 03.23.04.
"Sylvain, I have to tell you that it was a pleasure doing business with you. Everything was itemized and you were real easy to talk with concerning any extras and details of the job. You kept on schedule and did a great job helping us get ready for our mother's 80th birthday party.
Your crew was excellent and, like you were good to the last detail. The work was completed to our satisfaction and we get nothing but raves over the finished product.
Your knowledge helped us where our architect did not. You made sure all supports were done properly and went the extra distance to make sure we were happy with the completed project.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. Thank you for your diligence and hard work. We're very glad you pursued us in coming to a very satisfactory conclusion to three months of decisions, decisions and decisions.
To you and your crew......Thanks.....
- Sharon and Steve Kleiman, Putnam Valley, NY. 10.31.03
"We have used
Sylvain on four different projects spanning five years. In that time
he has done two major kitchen remodels in two different houses for us.
I have found him to be honest. highly motivated and perhaps most amazingly,
pretty true to his word when it comes to budget and
I plan to use him
again and would definitely recommend him to a friend. I have found him to be
collaborative and have followed his design suggestions in many instances.
- Dan Sladkus, Briarcliff Manor, NY. 07.23.03..
"The skylight and the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail made all the difference in the superb outcome. Thanks."
- Bob Farrell, Yorktown. 04/29/03.
"We would like to say THANK YOU to the staff at Absolute Remodeling! First and foremost, we were extremely impressed with your courteous and professional staff! You definitely have the best of the best! Your team did a great job transforming our lower level into a beautiful space that we will be able to entertain in for many years to come!!! Our family and friends who have seen our new space have one thing to say…WOW!!
We look forward to using and recommending your services in the future!"
- Thomas & Kari Walsh, Pelham, NY. 04/23/03.
Sylvain--I am enjoying
my bathroom so much, it's now my favorite room in
- Marge, Ossining, NY.
We were surprised and pleased at how little intrusion on our daily lives the project was. Your team was always polite, and maintained a clean work area. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who wants to make their basement into a “ground floor addition” they can be proud of. Our only problem is it makes us feel like we need to remodel the rest of the house to bring it up to the same standard!"
- Frank & Lisa Sinapi, Katonah, NY. 04/02/03.
for your immediate response to our Friday night late call in regard to our
sewer ejector failure. Not only did you make a 'house call' Saturday
morning to check it out...you had it replaced by Monday morning!
- Tony & Jodi Senese, Lewisboro, NY. 01/20/03.
Sylvain and Absolute Remodeling Team:
- Mr. & Ms. Dennis, Larchmont, NY. 01/15/03
"I would like to commend you and your crews professionalism in the design and construction of our lower level. Your attention to detail is indeed a breath of fresh air among contractors. From the design and sales process through the completion of the punch list (if that is what you call the list of minor things that took you less than half a day to complete), you delivered. I have recommended you to friends and I'm sure future recommendation will arise as long as there are gatherings around our custom-made maple beverage and cheer dispensing station that you built."
- Joe Stark, Katonah, NY. 06/03/02.
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JP and Kristi Williamson, Easton, CT. 04/15/02.
cool. I like the basement because we can eat in it".
I love our
to grow" basement. It is probably more space than we
need now, but with the prospect of three boys growing up, I feel like the
house can take them. And the great built-in shelves are close to
already. It is so wonderful to be able to hide the toys
Connie Plaehn, Chappaqua, NY. 03/04/02.
- Dan & Paulette Sladkus, Briarcliff Manor, NY. 10/16/01.
"I want to thank you for a job very well done. True to your word, your crew has responded admirably to every last detail and request and we are extremely pleased with the final product. Our bathroom has been transformed from an embarrassing, time-worn 50's relic to a room I can proudly show off to friends.
Given that this was our first remodeling project, we were a bit apprehensive. We needed a professional contractor to walk us through the design and implementation and to provide us architectural and cost advice. Your approach to the client perfectly fit the bill and we are extremely grateful for your patience and insights.
Besides the professional quality work, one thing stands out about Absolute Remodeling: all of your crew and sub-contractors are completely trustworthy and honest individuals who respected us and cared for our home. Notably they meticulously kept our home clean throughout the project. I particularly wish to commend your crew leader Angel. He is an outstanding employee and dedicated professional.
Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future.
- Tim and Denise Parker, Katonah, NY. 07/08/01.
This is everyone's first reaction on seeing
newly completed basement project. The second reaction is to
ask who did the work. So we tell them! We are absolutely
delighted with the unbelievably high standard of work which you carried
out for us Sylvain and the space has become an integral part of our
living area and added a new dimension to our home. In fact, we
especially find it difficult to get Tomas, our 2.5 year old son, to come
out of there!
- Agnieskza, Penry and Tomas Jackson. 03/05/01.
"Our house was built in 1953; After living here for five years, we decided it was time to redo the master bath. We hired an architect. After too many bills and too little design ideas that we liked, we decided we can do this without an architect. A toilet here, a sink there...
We contacted Sylvain after reading an article in the paper about him. He came over, looked the area over and said: "A skylight would look good here; and if you knock out that closet, you'd have room for that Jacuzzi you want'". "-We can have that?" Well three months later after many decisions, counter-decisions, and generally learning how to deal with renovations, it was done.
You can say it changed our life. Every day going into a bathroom that reminds you of a nice hotel, it makes you feel life is a vacation. Well, almost. Or as my mother of ninety years said upon seeing it: "Oooooh, it's like a bathroom in a Hollywood movie!"
Were there snags along the way? Sure,but as the guys were saying on the worksite one day: "One thing about Sylvain, he hires nice, good people, and the work always comes out looking great". I can't argue with that."
- Gary Yudman, Edgemont [Scarsdale], NY. 10/17/2000.
"We wanted to
take the opportunity to thank you and your workers for the tremendous job you did on our kitchen. Not forgotten is the suggestions you
made early on which allowed us to incorporate all the elements we wanted in our
kitchen. Indeed, your vision was one of the reasons we hired Absolute Remodeling.
- Tim & Karen Lenane, Yorktown, NY. July 21, 2000.
"Sorry that it has taken us so long to get you this letter but we've been too busy enjoying our new basement.
The creativity and style that your design brought to this project has ensured that we now have a basement that we can enjoy for years to come. We have received numerous compliments about the basement, in general, and specifically about the stunning stainless steel wet bar and the back lit glassblock wall. Both you and your crew were extremely reliable and trustworthy and we felt extremely confident having your crew work in our home without our being present.
Although the job took longer than expected it was well worth the wait. We could certainly recommend you to any of our friends and neighbors and will absolutely retain you again for future projects. Thanks again."
- David & Jill Proskin, Cross River, NY. May 21, 2000
"I would just like to thank you and your crew for my wonderful new kitchen. I could not tell you how many compliments I have received from my family, friends and other people in my building. It has added a lot to the decor of my apartment."
- Michele Edelstein, White Plains, NY. January 18, 2000.
"Just a note to complement you and your crew for a job well done. My wife and I are very pleased with our basement. The movie theatre, gym, office and bathroom you built have added another dimension to our lives.
It was a pleasure to work with you and your talented crew. Your taste and sense of style brought an extra dimension to our project.
I hope to work with you again sometime soon!"
- Mr. & Mrs. Freedman, Harrison, NY. December 28, 1999.
The reviews are in! Read what the "Real Critics" [not customers, just browsers] are saying about this web site!!!
"We wanted an experienced contractor that had the rare combination of
good sense and good taste, and with Sylvain we got both. Our home was built in 1922,
so I wanted to achieve a certain look with a
tub, tumbled marble floor tile, . . . the list goes on. (I can be
pretty particular -- just ask my husband.) The workmanship throughout was excellent.
- Colette Coffman, Scarsdale, NY. September 8, 1999.
- Madeleine Gage, Mamaroneck, NY. April 22, 1999.
- Robert Ladd, Chappaqua, NY. November 12, 1998.
We appreciate all you have done and look forward to our next project !"
- Devin Keane, Vista [Lewisboro], NY. October 1998.
- Walter & Joan Conklin, Rye Brook, NY. July 13, 1998.
- Lillian and Louis Lustenberger, Pound Ridge, NY. June 18, 1998.
- Eddie & Peggy Wong, Bedford, NY. January 28, 1998.
- Neil & Sue Figler, Lewisboro, NY. February 22nd, 1998.
- Eddie and Peggy Wong, Bedford, NY. September 1997. E-mail:
- Artemio & Alisa Rivera, Mohegan Lake, NY. January 1997.
- Kerri or Walter, Satellite design, Spring St., New York. December 12, 1996.
- Jean Sheff,, Chappaqua, NY. October 7, 1996.
- Bruno Cames,, New York, September 4, 1996.
- Lou Colasuonno, Ossining, NY. March 4, 1996
The reviews are in! Read what the "Real Critics" [not customers, just browsers] are saying about this web site!!!
"...[the kitchen] exceeds our expectations. Your helpful suggestions and advice added a great deal to the success... the tile design and installation is truly a work of art. I would heartily recommend Absolute Remodeling to our friends and family, and, in fact, already have."
- Dan & Paulette Sladkus, Yorktown Heights, NY. September 1994.
- Alisa Rivera, Mohegan Lake, NY. August 1994.
- Jim & Marie White, Pound Ridge, NY. June 1994.
- Joseph Caltagirone, Briarcliff Manor, NY. May 1994.
"...it was comforting to have someone who could suggest several alterations that we never considered and your suggestions saved us a lot of time, money and aggravation... [finishing the attic] added great value to the house... the final product came out better than we even imagined." - Dr. Frank A. Bosco, Pleasantville. November 1993.
Rosser, Croton On Hudson, NY. February 1992.
- Gene Tulchin, New Rochelle, NY. July 1991.