Taconic Builders is a full service General Contractor/Construction Manager specializing in unique private residence projects. Established thirty years ago in New York City, we maintain multiple offices in New York and California with satellites in London and South Florida. Working with internationally renowned Architects and Designers our work has been featured in our industry’s leading publications and we enjoy an outstanding reputation.
The Services We Provide
Each project regardless of size is assigned a dedicated team to schedule, coordinate and assemble all aspects of the complex building process. At Taconic, the client can rely on a seasoned group of specialists committed to the highest standards in workmanship and client satisfaction. All project teams include a Project Executive, Project Manager and Site Supervisor, supported and backed up estimators and administrative staff.
Vital to a successful project are informed decisions made early during the planning stages regarding schedule, budget and scope of work. Our experienced estimators develop strategic cost analysis to establish a balance between budget and scope of work. Our project managers match and identify the best subcontractors for the job and research and procure long-lead equipment and materials. This coordination and organization effort guarantees an efficient start to a project.
Taconic Builders provides leadership throughout the construction process, controlling schedules, permits, inspections, budgets, and maintaining the highest level of security and safety. Oversight of budget and schedule is paramount as are scheduled meetings and reports for clients. Sensitivity to clients’ privacy as well as that of their neighbors is a hallmark of Taconic service, as is the advance knowledge of all ordinances pertaining to construction and renovation within specific buildings and communities.
Taconic Builders has a designated Service Department established to fulfill the needs of our post-construction clients. Skilled craftspeople and supervisors are fully aware of the project scope, participating in the development of customized project manuals containing all of the vital information for the care and maintenance of their new properties.
The Service Department is also our small projects division, handling projects of a limited scope for existing and new clients alike.
At Taconic Builders, pursuit of green initiatives represents an extension of our founding principle: to custom-build exceptional environments that will enhance the lives of the current and future occupants.
Construction, whether it is ground-up or renovation, provides many opportunities both large and small to improve our environment. With our roots in restoration and renovation, we have a history of responsible recycling and resource management, which are basic to the establishment of a safe and environmentally sensitive work site. With a conservationist’s mind-set, Taconic looks at home or work environments as eco-microcosms and does everything possible to construct something that is not only beautiful but also responsible.
Working with so many estimable architects, designers and clients has made our goal of sustainable building a collaborative process that continues to create significant improvements in the quality of life for the homeowner and the environment. We are knowledgeable about sustainable practices, have LEED certified project managers and are members of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC.) Ever mindful of our clients’ health, safety and long-term investment, Taconic Builders is an active partner in offering thoughtful solutions and executing responsible choices.
Health – Using toxin-free materials, paint and insulation combined with proper air filtration and circulation can minimize respiratory ailments and airborne allergens and also eliminate mold and mildew.
Environment – Reduction of a home’s carbon footprint delivers multiple benefits to the planet. Innovative energy systems that save on water, electricity and gas not only conserve natural resources but also use less fossil fuel, which are pollutants to the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.
Value – While some resource and energy efficient systems will cost more to install, they ultimately pay for themselves by lowering energy costs and increasing home value. Federal, state and local incentives may also be available.
Taconic Builders has the most experience in its market in the installation of geothermal systems and has employed a most impressive range of custom solutions on properties both traditional and contemporary.
A comprehensive commitment by all members of the design and building teams can make a valuable contribution to the adoption of enlightened choices in all future renovations or new home construction.