Our relationships truly are the heart of KBE-NY culture. We’re dedicated to starting new ones, nurturing existing ones, and treasuring older ones – with both clients and collaborators. So, to start off 2022, we’d like to extend a big special thank you to all of our trusted partners, for being there when we need you.

Creating relationships that last

Regaled in publications as far-reaching and diverse as Forbes, Architectural Digest, and The Wall Street Journal, One Prospect Park West is complete! After working through deeply complex design and construction, this former Knights of Columbus clubhouse is now home to 64 one-of-a-kind luxury condominiums in the heart of Brooklyn.

We credit our client, Sugar Hill Capital Partners, with having the vision and fortitude to reimagine the possibilities and lead this unique redevelopment. A true, multi-faceted collaboration as unique as its setting, this pre-war building was completely transformed by an architectural and construction team of experts in renovations, historic facades, logistics, and would-you-believe-it, rooftop apple orchards!

KBE-NY worked seamlessly with a top-notch team led by Form4 Design Studio and Workstead, with Surface Design Group and AYON Studio handling the façade restoration and ODA designing the landscaped rooftop.

But that’s not all. Throughout the construction, we had stellar subs on board, including Jovin DemoSkyline WindowSkyline RestorationStrategic MechanicalTop Shelf ElectricAccess PlumbingBarone SteelKNS Roofing, and Adaptive Green among many, many others.

 

 

 

 

 

“The teamwork on this job was phenomenal,” says KBE-NY Principal Bruno Guarini. “From the draftspeople and laborers, to the project managers, all the way up to the Principal level, everyone poured their heart and soul into this building, and we couldn’t be prouder of the result!”

Our teammates seem to agree. Ramon Maislen of Sugar Hill Capital Partners says, “KBE-NY is knowledgeable, flexible, hardworking, and committed. I would certainly work with them again!”

Dan Gomez of Form4 says, “KBE-NY is “Professional, honest, proactive, conscientious, and unwavering. I’m certainly looking forward to working with them again on future developments!”

Taking our relationships on the road

At KBE-NY, we know how important it is to build strong relationships with our clients and other building partners, not just in the here and now, but for the future, wherever it takes us. We were recently able to forge a connection between a long-standing client here in New York City with our affiliated company, New Valley Construction in Scottsdale, AZ.

Through this relationship, our client has selected New Valley Construction to manage the extensive interior demolition at 201 N Central Avenue, an iconic, 40-story, 725,000 sf building in downtown Phoenix. Work began in December and encompasses full interior demolition, asbestos abatement, and fireproofing of the structural steel.

‘Making it Happen’ through relationships

Built with the combined efforts of KBE-NY and our affiliate, KBE Building Corporation, the outstanding success of Sunrise of New Dorp demonstrates our team’s commitment, flexibility and resourcefulness in a crisis.

Under construction when COVID-19 first hit New York, this senior living project located in Staten Island was eventually deemed ‘essential’ by the city, and construction was able to resume after a few weeks on hold. But during the height of the pandemic, how could we continue to keep the job open and still complete it on time?

Total Safety helped implement newly required daily safety measures onsite and manage the necessary DOB documentation to keep workers safe. Key subs were also able to maintain, or increase, their manpower so we could stay on schedule and “Make it Happen,” including Access PlumbingBarone SteelDenairGround Force, R&S Construction Contracting, and Top Shelf Electric.

Strengthening our relationships internally

We’re thrilled to announce the promotion of Eric Haynberg to Field Operations Manager. Since joining our company in December 2020, Eric has consistently exemplified what it means to ‘Make It Happen.’ His commitment to the job, persistence in ensuring things are done the right way, and diligence in finding innovative solutions to complex problems have earned him this new role.

Eric will provide day-to-day guidance and leadership to all field staff to achieve building excellence on each and every KBE-NY project. As we grow, he’ll help build and maintain key external relationships and sustain our internal KBE-NY culture and core values by developing our associates.