John Petsco and his fabulous team at Long Island Creative Contracting (LICC) completed an almost gut renovation of the interior of our new home (3,400 SF plus 1,400 SF finished basement). The project included a completely redesigned kitchen and master bath, a more open plan living area, replacement of our main living room wall with glass including 10 foot high doors that open 16 feet wide, a brand new large deck including a glass roofed patio that can be automatically screened in, stainless cable stairs, additional and enlarged windows, new molding, baseboard and doors (interior and exterior), paneling, redesigned fireplace, custom closets, painting, floor refinishing and a WHOLE lot more. Despite the magnitude of the project, LICC finished the majority of the work in 5 months so we were able to move back in in time for Memorial Day while they worked through the summer to finish the custom outdoor work. As most people do, we interviewed several contractors before choosing John. What sold us was his creative vision and ability to instantly tackle a couple of specific problem areas that the other bidding contractors and even architects were not able to. Over time, this vision became known as "magic" because every time a challenge presented itself, John would mull it over and come back a few hours later with the perfect solution. A second selling point was his extremely detailed proposal that broke out all the costs. There were several change orders along the way but those stemmed from modifications to the initial proposal or selection of more expensive materials. As people invariably do, I spent more than I initially planned to but not due to upcharges. John was actually pretty good at keeping me in check when he felt that additional spending would not add value. Unlike many of my friends' experiences during renovations, it was a real pleasure working with John and his team. We worked on the design together and he always let me know if something wouldn't fit with the overall scheme. Similarly, he listened well and was very patient. If I wanted something different than his initial suggestion, he researched it and made it happen. His team, led by his foreman Rich Eberhardt, worked tirelessly, including many weekends and whenever there were setbacks or delays, they took it in stride. Rich's attention to detail mirrored John's and they never considered anything complete until it was perfect and I was happy with it. Given the scope of the renovation, there were various subs and they were all closely supervised by John and Rich. The backbone of the operation, Jessica Nutter, John's office manager, is a master of organisation. In addition to being able to track almost anything down, she worked very efficiently with the town and got all our permits and inspections without delay. Needless to say, I love my new home and would recommend Long Island Creative for any project wholeheartedly.
A year and a half ago my daughter bought a new home with basement apartment. It needed a new bathroom. I hired Joe Petsco of LICC because i wanted someone local. The bathroom he installed for me was actually more than 5 stars. Every step of the way was professional. My husband was in construction for 60 years and could not have done a better job. I would use this company for any new work i need. The bathroom is beautiful . I travel back and forth from Florida and he worked with me every step of the way. The price was reasonable for all the work he had to do. I will also add that this is the best shower that i have ever had. The space was small but he was able to meet all my needs and make it look like a decorators dream.
Having owned and renovated several properties over the years, I can state hands down that John Petsco is the best contractor I have ever used. I was never able to find a company that did high quality work, was reliable, on the job from start to finish, and fairly priced a job, until we meet John. He gutted renovated 3 bathrooms for us simultaneously, and was somehow able to keep our home incredibly clean and organized throughout the process. In fact, we liked John and his crew so much, we decided to use them again, this time for a major expansion involving our living room, dining room and kitchen.
I would enthusiastically recommend Long Island Creative Contracting to anyone with a big or small project, looking for a professional who is a pleasure to deal with, pays attention to detail, and delivers high quality craftsmanship,
John and his crew were excellent and everything you hope a contractor will be. His crew have an exceptional attention to detail.
Everyone tells me that my kitchen looks like it's from a magazine. John and his crew were prompt, neat and always respectful. There were absolutely no additional cost surprises. We had a major remodel and John made the entire project very easy for us. He listened to what wanted and made it happen. We would definitely hire LICC again.
I would highly recommend John Petsco and his team of building professionals from LI Creative Contracting. John did a basement renovation for us and created a beautiful space for our family and a work environment for a home-based clinic that I own/operate. With John and his crew you know exactly what you're getting, with no surprises. He's a clear communicator and puts EVERYTHING in the contract! He creates a timeline, clearly written invoices, and checks in throughout the job for customer satisfaction. He's also happy to revise plans and the contract as needed.
John is also a stickler for ensuring that all of his work meets or exceeds building codes. He doesn't cover up existing problems. Rather, when he sees something (plumbing or electrical issues) he fixes it so future problems do not arise.
Several of my neighbors have used John and highly recommended him. While he was not the least expensive estimate we received, he did point out that absolutely EVERYTHING was included in the contract and that there would be no surprise bills throughout or the end. This proved to be true.
As we had had some negative experiences with contractors in the past we were definitely hesitant going into this. At the beginning of our renovation John said his mission was not to be friends at the beginning, rather we would build a friendship throughout the project and be friends at the end. That was truly the case. I plan on using John and his team of professionals for future projects and would highly recommend him for any home project large or small.
excellent results. sub contractors were meticulous and thorough and quite professional. john was quick to respond to all of our requests. highly recommend l.i.c.c.
I had an ice damn damaging my kitchen during the blizzard this year. John helped me with dealing with my insurance company and did a wonderful job having my kitchen looking better then ever.
Project- Remodel a Bathroom
John and his entire crew were wonderful. They were prompt, friendly, neat. John was on site every day. The completed project was beautiful and beyond our expectations.
Project- Build or Replace a Deck or Non-Masonry Porch
Superb, Expert Work, Extremely Professional and Nothing but RAVE reviews for John Petsco and his entire Team! We LOVE our deck!
Build an Addition
I talked to a bunch of different companies before I decided to go with LICC. When John came to my house the first time I felt comfortable with him right away. His pricing was right in line with most companies but I planned on using him even if it was more than the others. I had them turn a large laundry room into a bathroom and closet and the work they did is excellent. They gave me a 2-3 week time frame and finished a few days early which is another added bonus. Down the line I am going to be putting an extension on my house and I am call John at LICC to do it. No longer need to call anyone else when I already know the work they do is unbelievable!! The work is quality, the price is fair and all his workers are very respectful and nice people that make sure they leave a clean work area everyday so you don't feel like you are on a construction zone. Def check them out the next time you are looking for a contractor!!
LICC gutted my two 50 year old bathrooms into the most amazing bathrooms. Excellent work, reliable, Very happy.