About our Founder
Rory comes from Ireland, he graduated Newry Technical College and was trained in electrical engineering. Rory came to New York in 1985 and began his career in the US working as a carpenter. He worked his way up to becoming a foreman and then a general foreman due to his strong leadership qualities, expertise and knowledge. In 1990, he started Duce Construction Corporation. Duce is a full-service Builder & Construction Management Company, specializing in constructing and renovating high-end projects; homes and estates, townhomes and luxury apartments in New York City / Suburbs, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Duce has grown into a dedicated team of highly experienced construction managers, builders, craftsmen and draftsmen who work alongside brilliant architects and designers to bring their visions to life. We have multiple levels of expertise in structural and mechanical trades, design engineering, millwork & carpentry, stone & tile, metal & glass and finishes. Many projects have been highlighted in top architectural and home magazines such as The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Classic Home, Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden, Bathroom Trends, Elle Decor, Home Video and various other trade related publications. In addition, Duce is proud to be featured in the article “Best Building Pros in America” in This Old House Magazine, as well as in an article for Downtown Magazine called, “Kitchen Confidence”.
He has patented a multi-purpose hand tool (US Patent WO/2005/018880) which is currently being marketed to high?end contractors and construction firms.
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City Of New York, Department of Consumer Affairs Home Improvement Contractor License # 1257022-DCA – Contractor # GC – 38837
Westchester County, New York Department of Consumer Protection Home Improvement License # WC-10340-H99
New Home Construction Contractor with The State of Connecticut Registration # NHC. 0013243
Home Improvement Contractor with The State of Connecticut
Registration # 604246
Home Improvement Contractor with The State of New Jersey
Registration # 13VH06102200
US Environmental Protection Agency
- American Institute of Architects
- General Building Contractors of New York State
- Associated General Contractors of America
- Environmental Business Association
- US Chamber of Commerce
- The Better Business Bureau
- Eligible ( NYSERDA ) installers for solar energy
- U.S. Green Building Council
Awards / Info
Rory is well known and respected within New York’s Irish community and is a concerned participant. He has been honored by multiple associations including The Armagh Association, The New York Irish Center and the New York city Emerald isle Immigration center. He received the Irish Voice top fifty best business leaders. The Irish Echo, top fifty best Irish businesses. Marty Walsh, the mayor of Boston, honored him with the “Irish Business Big IMPACT” award. He received proclamations from the City of New York, for his outstanding contributions and service. Rory has received numerous awards from several NYC Building Manager’s clubs. Rory has donated his time and workforce to help the Kips Bay Children’s Charity, which was published in the New York Times. He is in support of multiple organizations such as, The Thorne Tree Project, Hope Warriors Children’s Charity, Happy Hearts Fund, 9/11 Memorial, Environmental business association City of New York and GLAAD. He is also a board member for the prestigious Downtown Magazine and The New York Irish Center.