We have recently finished a project with Luva of NY, and could not be more enthusiastic to endorse their work. The project we completed together was an intricate, highly detailed three bedroom apartment renovation. During the course of the project, all of the usual challenges an architect may encounter during the course of any project actually happened: difficult neighbors, unforeseen site conditions, and tight scheduling. All of these issues, and many more, were managed in a professional manner while delivering exceptional finish work. Both the demanding client – and architect – will be using Luva of NY in the future.
Andrew Wilkinson, RA
Wilkinson Architects PLLC
BoConcept New York
Luva of NY, Waldec and Andrew, gutted and renovated my 4000sf Manhattan apartment. They came in just as I replaced my initial architect and contractor for a project that was going nowhere fast. Their attention to details, workmanship and ideas saved me a lot of time and money. They are the consummate professionals who take pride in their work (and it shows). I recommend them to anybody who is serious about best quality, reasonable cost, and great timeliness when renovating their apartment.
BoConcept New York
FIELD LINES ARCHITECTURE
Our firm has had the pleasure of working with LuVa of NY on Residential interior renovation work and I am happy to provide this Letter of Recommendation.
We were first impressed by LuVa during the bid process for a loft renovation in Chelsea. They were actively engaged in understanding the scope of the project, asked relevant questions when necessary and provided their bid in the format requested. They approach every project in this manner which has consistently resulted in their bid pricing being highly competitive and a good value for the high quality work they construct.
During construction process, LuVa serves as a true partner with constant and consistent on site supervision, proactive suggestions and solutions when site conditions arise, integrated coordination of their subcontractors and supporting office staff that monitors scheduling and insures that the project runs smoothly and efficiently.
Most importantly, LuVa is responsive and reachable at all times and follow through on what they say they are going to do, delivering a well-crafted finished product on schedule and on budget.
I have no reservations in continuing to work with or recommending LuVa of NY and feel certain that if you have the opportunity to work with them, you too will be pleased with the results.
Marc Ackerson, RA
We have worked with Luva Construction for more than 5 years on projects ranging from small to enormous, from painting to millwork/cabinet construction to a whole-house renovation. They are consistently on time, on budget, responsive, accessible, and overall extremely easy to work with! Everyone who shows up is knowledgable, professional, and respectful. Whenever we have a home improvement project, be it small or large, there is never a question about who we want to do the job. Working with Luva over the years has been a pleasure and we recommend them without hesitation.
Eric Walsh and Diane Schierlitz
I recently used Luva for an apartment renovation that included a new kitchen with custom cabinets, a bathroom, and new hardwood floors throughout the apartment. I was extremely pleased with both the working relationship, and the finished product, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality contractor. Not only did Luva execute the job on budget, within the designated time frame and with high quality, but Andrew and his team were extremely communicative, professional and easy to work with.
When initially discussing the project with Luva we communicated that our goal was to perform the majority of the renovation while our children were away at camp, and additionally, that we hoped to live through the construction if possible. Andrew and his team were extremely expedient in their work, allowing us to meet our timelines. They sealed and cleaned the apartment on a daily basis, enabling us to live through project.
Andrew would stop by each morning to discuss with the day’s activities, go through any outstanding questions that he had, or discuss any concerns that we had. He also helped us to understand what we needed to when, so that we were prepared for the next step and did not become a bottle neck to them.
Luva accurately budgeted the work, and managed scope appropriately. The quality of the workmanship was extremely high and Luva has remained available for any touch ups that we have needed on an ongoing basis.
We absolutely love how the renovation turned out and highly recommend them to anyone and look forward to working with them again.
Roger and Jennifer
Dear Luva, I cant say enough about our working experience! In 6 months you managed to take our renovation from demolition to the studs to completion in a 120 year old building that was converted in 1980, which presented issues, and with landmark/prewar complexity . Every step was managed with great care to ensure that the building, coop and management company were handled properly starting with full demolition through final approvals. You ran a tight ship with a mix of in-house work and subs that delivered great quality product — framing, millwork, electrical, installing 2 HVAC systems plus washer/dryer, etc. There were unforeseen conditions (as there always are in a renovation), a small elevator and some change orders :-)….you were a “partner” each step of the way. You have a crew of serious, hardworking people that we trusted inside our home and you were available to explain and answer questions at every point. It was complicated, but there was trust and a commitment to finishing on time. Your commitment on punchlist, which is important given the cold temperatures, has been great. For all of this we are, indeed, thankful to Luva!
Roger and Jennifer (January 2018)
We worked with LuVa on a gut renovation project on our apartment in 2015. I found them to be exceptional contractors — always on time with projects, professional, polite, and helpful. Andrew Pasek, the partner who visits construction sites, was always on hand to discuss problems as they arose, and met me on site as many times as needed. Waldek Dec processed the paperwork promptly. And the on-site foreman was courteous and excellent at his job. LuVa was up front with us when there were issues, and never tried to up-charge or hit us with hidden fees. They also worked well with our architect, who they were working with for the first time.
Even now, more than six months after the project ended, if something needs to be fixed and I call Andrew, I always get a prompt response. As he told me when we signed the agreement, he’s not going to disappear once the work is done. I really appreciate that honesty and commitment.
I would recommend them unhesitatingly for any construction work, big or small.
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to thank and highly recommend Andrew and Waldek with whom I really enjoyed working with for the last 6 months to have our apartment renovated. We did gut renovation and the end result came out so beautiful.
They are very easy and sincere people to work with. Their entire team is very professional and pays attention to details. We liked working with their onsite supervisor Peter and their entire team and subcontractors including their electrician, plumber, metal guy, stone guy, mill worker, smart home team, floor guy. Given their excellent network of skilled professionals, they can handle pretty much any construction job and provide lot of solutions and options.
Their speed is very good. From day one, they worked at a pretty good pace and whenever I pointed out any changes during the construction, they listened and acted upon quickly.
Towards the end, they were also very quick to take care of all little things and sometimes did things beyond scope of work to make sure that everything is going to work smoothly and in the long run there won’t be any problems.
I would highly recommend Luva of NY for construction of your residence or workplace.
To Whom It May Concern: It is with the greatest pleasure that I recommend without reservation the services of LuVa of NY, LLC. The quality of their workmanship is unrivaled in New York. They replaced for me an older floor with stunning walnut, but they also custom made dressers and cabinets. My wife and I were most grateful for the care they took of our personal belongings. Expensive furniture was wrapped and protected. Antiques and items of a personal and valuable nature were safe as they worked and when they departed. Pricing was reasonable and accounting was close. It was truly a pleasure to deal with LuVa and I will certainly do so again when I next buy or renovate an apartment in New York. They completed work on schedule and left me with a magnificent apartment.
I welcome those not so familiar with LuVa to phone or email me to verify my recommendation.
PERIANTH INTERIOR DESIGN
Over the past 12 years of working with Andrew Pasek, he has proven to be reliable, honest, capable of handling large-budget and extremely high-end projects both residential and commercial. His partnership with Waldec Dec to form LuVa of NY, makes them extremely well poised to compete with the best-known contractors in New York City.
Hilary Unger, ASID
We have had the pleasure of working with LuVa over the last five plus years on many projects and have always been very pleased with both the process and quality. Waldek and Andrew are honest, thorough, fair and hard working. Their workers are diligent and execute intricate details skillfully and accurately. They do a very good job managing the schedule of their jobs and keep their jobs on budget. Should an unforeseen condition arise, they are fair with their pricing and helpful to find productive solutions. They are great to work with as both architects and clients. We are looking forward to completing current projects and to embarking future projects with LuVa.
Damian Zunino, RA
Studio DB Architecture DPC
Itzhak & Roni Krinsky
Just a quick note to say thank you for the outstanding job you did in modernizing our apartment in the Upper East side. We have done the renovation while we were on assignment in Tokyo and the outcome is simply amazing! Wthout your professional and polite attitude, returning phone calls and emails within minutes and your knowledgeable staff, this complicated project wouldn’t have been completed on time and on budget. The quality is everywhere and you have shown us what real crafts people are. We’ll definitely recommend you to everyone we know that needs any contractor type work – you all are the best – so glad we have chosen you.