"Thank you for the amazing work in the apt."

Richard Zogheb
Tribeca, NY

"This project was our first one in NYC, and we were anxious about working with an American GC.  Thanks to your flexibility and hard work, the project was completed smoothly and to the client satisfaction.  Suite in style appreciates this opportunity to work with Duce Construction Corporation and hopes that there will be chances to reconnect."

Naomi Salmela
Central Park South
New York

"Duce truly cares about and takes pride in the quality of its work. Rory McCreesh is top-rate. The effort he puts into doing the littlest thing is incredible. Before Rory even had the job he came in with an armada of all the trades. We met everyone and heard what they had to offer. No one knew out 1928 stone Tudor better. Including us!...We are almost one year post construction, and they are terrific about coming back to fix minor (and I mean minor) issues shortly after I call them."

Mr. David Kahn
Scarsdale, New York
Estate Residence

"Many thanks Rory. The house looks marvelous. Appreciate all your efforts in completing in time for our wedding. Hope to see you at the house warming. Sarah and I want to thank you for the wonderful fruit basket we received. The apartment is beautiful and we both thank you for your part in it and also for your gift."

Mr. Howard Solomon
Forest Laboratories, Inc.

"We want to thank you and commend you for your professionalism in expediting this matter. We were very pleased with the cooperation that existed between your staff and the Trump Palace staff. If ever the occasion arises for us to recommend you, we would be delighted to do so!"

William Dixon & Kathleen Gavigan
Trump Palace,
New York, NY

"Dear Mr. McCreesh,

Thank you so much for hosting Jewish Leaders in Business on Friday, April 16th. Visiting the construction site on Park Ave. was the highlight of our day. Your career success and inspirational advice was extremely encouraging to our group. Thank you again for meeting with our group."

"Dear Rory & Anthony, We wanted to take a moment and personally thank you for the fantastic job you did for Fiona and me. As construction is stressful at times, and this renovation in particular, you and your entire team came through. You helped solve the problems and worked with us, as we modified things while the process went along. Duce played a huge part in engineering the unique means and methods of the project, without which we know this design, would not have been possible. You navigated all obstacles with confidence, and met every change or request with speed and professionalism. Most importantly, Fiona and I always trusted you had the same considerations for us, as we had for ourselves. We would highly recommend Duce to anyone that wants their home to turn out as wonderful as ours. Best Regards, Fiona & Jamie"

Fiona & Jamie

"I just want to say that I think the apartment is gorgeous...a few more things and we will be ready for the Nobel Prize in Interior Design as Transformation!"

Mrs. Anna Rabinowitz
Park Avenue
New York, New York

"I just wanted to say thanks for everything that you are doing. I have been so impressed with your work and work ethic. All of the little and all of the big things you do really are making this whole experience very easy and fun for us. Thanks."

Mr. Matthew Rego
Riverside Drive
New York, New York

"I received your number through a former client of yours in Scarsdale. I was driving by his home and admiring the workmanship, because that was always one of my all-time favorite houses and he gave me your name and number. The house was already beautiful and the work you did was done so tastefully, including the addition."

Ms. Karen Friedlander
Scarsdale, New York

"Thanks very much for a very professional and competent job. Your foreman is the best!"

Mr. Ivar Mitchell
Vero Beach, Florida

"Thank you so much, I really, really appreciate your friendly gesture. I count on you as a friend and you can count on me as one as well. So thanks very much again. Take good care."

Mr. Paul Burg
Townhouse, Upper Eastside
New York, New York

"Highly recommended – superb staff – qualified – courteous. Finished before schedule. First class work – start to finish."

Ms. Mindy Pollack
August 2005
Upper Eastside Apartment

"Hi Rory, thanks for everything. Great working with the Duce team!"

Ms. Alice Lester
Victoria Hagan Interiors
January 2006

"Dear Breandan and Rory, Thank you very much for yesterday's meeting; we really felt much more confident afterward. Luis and Syd were so amazing. I cannot begin to tell you! Please convey our gratitude to them. Thanks."

Nadia and Tom Murphy
Private Residence
Belle Harbor, NY

"Congratulations! The space looks fantastic. I can’t wait to move in."

Mr. Gavin Spanierman Owner
The Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY

"I just wanted to thank you again and again for everything you guys did for DIFFA (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) and for this event. These just are amazing booths and it is a great cause and it’s all finished now and it’s looking fantastic. You guys just knocked your socks off and it looks fantastic! So, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you from all of us. It will be in Elle Décor magazine. Great, great work."

Mr. Eric Cohler
Owner and Architect
Eric Cohler Design, Inc.

"Eric Cohler just stopped by and says it’s absolutely gorgeous! He is so thrilled and excited. Please let Johnny know too!...Heartfelt thanks for doing such a wonderful job at the Spanierman Gallery. It was a pleasure to work with you. I always felt comfortable and confident with you in charge. A small token of my appreciation is on its way to you via Duce. I look forward to working with you again"

Ms. Helene Summa
Associate Eric Cohler Design, Inc.

"Here are tickets for the DIFFA event. We cannot thank you enough for your support and tremendous generosity! There's no doubt in my mind that our display is going to steal the show!...I just wanted to express my deepest gratitude to you and your team from both me and Eric Cohler. As you know, I am a big fan of you and your company. I just want to thank you very much for having such a wonderful and intellectual team. They have been absolutely tremendous and the space looks fantastic...As you know, you always work with good people in the future and I think you have a wonderful team, so thank you again. The space is amazing; we have a photographer taking photos of it. We will have access to the Elle Decor photographs. I think these photographs will be an amazing addition to have in your portfolio. Again, Rory, thank you so much."

Mr. Patrik Lonn Designer
Eric Cohler Design, Inc.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. Johnny and Gerry did a wonderful job on the moldings. After so many bad experiences it was such a relief to have a project go well - no nasty surprises, no mess to clean up. At last, I have turned the corner and left all those bad experiences behind."

Ms. Ellen McClelland Lesser Designer
Stuyvesant, New York

"Thank you for your pricing on the West Village loft in New York. The owners were very pleased with your thorough estimate and would like to reconnect in the New Year once their family circumstances settle down. We realize it is an extremely time consuming undertaking to price out a job and we look forward to collaborating on this project, especially the steel vestibule, in 2007. It has been a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to working together again in the future on this project and others."

Elena Frampton Principal
Curated, LLC

"Rory, congratulations on a beautiful very nearly complete Rokos Project. We were all spending some time over there and everything just looks incredible, stunning."

John Henderson Architect
Clodagh Design

"Both yourself and your staff were highly professional. I wish you a successful 2006. Please send my regards and thanks to your staff, Rory."

Blake Davies
Eastside Apartment, NY

"I just wanted to let you know how happy I am in my apartment. My quality of life has improved 1000%, and it gets better by the day. I really appreciate all the work you have done for me. It just wouldn’t have been possible without you and the gang. Thank you, thank you. Thank you."

Mike Gerhart Architect
Robert Couturier, Inc

"Rory, I just wanted to thank you for your quick response when I called about a leak last month. I can't thank you enough. Your team called everybody who had worked on the bulkhead and skylight and they were all here the next day. I was very impressed by Duce’s immediate response. In a couple of months I hope to have a party to celebrate everyone who worked on my construction. I will let you all know when"

Anne Bell
SoHo Loft
New York, New York

"I just came from the school and it looks great. The parents were very happy and thus the school is happy also. Denny did a great job of dealing with all the endless requests from the teachers."

Patrick Doran Architect
Rasmussen Architects
Project: Upper WS Private School

"Working with Duce Construction was fantastic. I would highly recommend them. This was a pleasure and I must say a real pleasant construction experience. Duce made the remodeling process very easy, the clarity of communication was first rate!"

Frances Sevilla-Sacasa
Park Avenue
New York, New York

"This letter is to thank you and your company for the work you did at 15 Central Park West. I am the interior designer for my client. Lee Summer and your team did a great job. The cooperation and expertise of the contractor is critical to a job well done. This project was a challenge for all because of the scope of work. I am always impressed that smaller jobs take almost as much effort and coordination as larger projects. Your team did their best to keep the pace going. Your guys worked professionally and competently. As the interior designer, I rely on the cooperation and assistance of contractors. Residential projects have so many details that need to be figured out. Lee Summer was always available and got the job done. He followed up and called in advance of deadlines. He was always making an effort to work around issues and problems that occurred. It was a pleasure to work with Lee, your team, and your company."

Nancy Boszhardt President
Nancy Boszhardt Inc.
15 CPW

"Anthony, just wanted to drop you a line. I wanted you to know the finish was worth it, each project is different - this was difficult, however you guys showed who you were when it really counted; thank you and Rory for all you did and look forward to working together in the future, thank you again."

Kevin Zeluck

"The apt is really looking great. You and everyone with Duce has done such fabulous job and we can't wait til it is complete and we can stay there."

Carole Gregory

"Carole and I have enjoyed working with the entire team of folks at Duce and have grown to truly appreciate the care and attention to detail you all insist upon...We are planning to go the apartment to stay for the 1st time this Thursday and can't wait to see the finished product...Carole will be in touch soon...inviting you to come and share a meal together."

John Gregory

"Please send my regards to Rory...we will always be a great reference for Duce and they are welcome to show the unit if it is ever helpful."

John & Carole Gregory

"Dear Rory, I wanted to take this opportunity, as we are reaching the end of our working relationship, to let you know how much we have appreciated working with Ryan and Phil on this project. There has been an extraordinary amount of courtesy, cooperation and professionalism extended to us and our client, Mr. Nimetz, and he, in turn, has reaped all those benefits of working with your firm. Everyone, including Arpita and Veejay, has been accessible, at many odd hours, quick with positive responses and ideas, and most of all, flexible. As you well know, situations can turn on a dime, and they have all always had positive attitudes, come up with the best answers, always were looking to solve a dilemma to everyone’s satisfaction. In an atmosphere of many rigid regulations and rulings, everyone kept their senses of humor and we can comfortably say we had an enjoyable business, and people, experience! I can’t say it is always that way at the end of such intricate, detail oriented projects. Our clients are loving the results, and so are we. In short, we thank you for the way the project has been managed, and again, thank Ryan and Phil for their excellent work. The results are easy to evaluate...happy client, happy designers, and we hope, happy contractors. Win, win, wouldn’t you say?"

Lynn Berman

"Thank you guys so much for the flowers. My wife thinks they are the nicest we've ever received...We're delighted with our apartment and looking forward to working together in the future. Thanks for all your hard work."

James Deutsch

"Highly recommended superb staff. Courteous, finished before schedule, first-class work from start to finish. Worked for us previously on townhouse renovation, did an amazing job. Lighting work was very difficult and they were meticulous so as to avoid damaging work of great delicacy."

As independently quoted in The Franklin Report 2006 www.franklinreport.com

"...more importantly, I want to say that I am absolutely blown away by how stunning the apartment is looking and want to thank you both for your hard work and vision. It's more than Chris or I could have ever imagined."

Rachel Shapiro

"Dear Barbara + family, I wanted to share this info with you ie. regarding my contractor, Duce Construction I first learned about them through the October '05 issue of This Old House magazine, "Best Contractors in America." I thought, "I probably can’t afford them," but I had 3 plans for bidding. My phone call was returned in several hours. Rory, the owner, would be in Brooklyn the next day, at a christening for a baby; he had built the parents' home. A good sign, I thought. We met the following day. He was so wonderful in his calm, laid back, intelligent way. He was a bundle of knowledge and he taught us along the way. Within 5 days he was back with an army. They converged on the house all evaluating together- plumbers, masons, electricians, carpenters- they already were in sync, AMAZING. We had interviewed & received bids from several other contractors, all highly recommended. Once meeting Rory and his team we felt we had no choice. He was the (gentle) man for the job! It was just how it had to be!!! Yes, the bid was bit more pricey but it has been worth every single penny! My parents always say, "When you do it the right way, you only cry once!" We’ve whimpered a bit at the cost but we are getting our money’s worth and more! We are blessed! Once the contract was signed they mobilized within 10 days. They work 6 days a week, 7:30AM-6PM. WE have a minimum of 18 people working most days! (Minimum of 12 other days) The workers are respectful of us and the neighbors. They broom sweep the sidewalk at the end of each day. We have a foreman assigned to the job. He’s there every day. We have a project manager who comes to the site a few times per week. Every Thursday we have a project meeting on site with minutes from the previous week’s meeting! Rory is always there and available to take our calls at any time. We have had some tough challenges caused by tough neighbors. I know Tom and I met this lovely Indian Lady yesterday. Her name was Vindia. She said her name meant “mountains of blessings.” We sincerely wish you all “Mountains of Blessings” with your new home and its construction. Please call if we can help in any way! Congratulations! Nadia & Tom"

Nadia and Tom