Dennis Adler

My experience working with the entire Dutchman team was, and continues to be, amazing.  They over saw the complete rebuild of my penthouse apartment after an unfortunate water incident that left me with a completely gutted space and the need to rebuild quickly.  I first met Thomas and Anthony during the bidding process and quickly knew they were straight shooters and the right company for the project.  As a trained Architect / Interior Designer overseeing high end residential and commercial projects for the past 20 years I’ve worked with the best (and less than the best) contractors around the world, and Dutchman exceeded my expectations every step of the way.  From coming in under budget and staying ahead of schedule to their courteous interaction with my neighbors and coop board, every member of the team showed up with professionalism and integrity each day.  They embraced a collaborative approach during the construction process and identified potential issues long before they arose, saving money and enhancing the finished product.  I will continue to recommend them to friends and colleagues without hesitation.  Two years after moving back in I wish there was a reason to call them to fix something but the place is as solid as the day they finished.

Robert Arzanipour

Tom van de Veerdonk, President of Dutchman Contracting is a first in class general contractor that brings exceptionalism, quality, and most importantly integrity to a profession that greatly lacks it. Tom’s specialty is in town house construction, a few quite notable, but has also completed a vast amount of condo and Co-op projects as well. 

FEED Coffee + Shop

The Dutchman Contracting team was a pleasure to work with to bring our FEED Shop & Cafe to life. Their attention to detail, clear communication, and ability to go above and beyond was very appreciated throughout the project.  I would very much recommend Dutchman for any project commercial or residential. 

Private Client (park avenue penthouse) 

Undergoing construction (especially in New York City) is never easy but with a very competent and professional team the process can be so much less stressful.We recently completed a project using Dutchman Contractors to combine two apartments at a Park Avenue address.  Dutchman was on top of everything from day one and until the very last post construction point was done to our complete satisfaction (even picking up on tiny errors or imperfections which we missed.)  The foreman was always on scene overseeing the subs…who were excellent…and keeping the building abreast of all their workmen's comings and goings.  He responded immediately, weekends included, to any of our concerns and was available until the very last post construction item was crossed off our list.  And yes, the project was completed on time.

Rupa Bhattacharya

We could not recommend Dutchman Contracting more highly. We first hired them to renovate the kitchen in our old apartment, then, several years later, when we bought a place that required a full gut, we were so sure we wanted to work with them again that we didn’t ask anyone else to bid on the job. Their work ethic, attention to detail, and high quality standards translate into stunningly beautiful spaces. Their crews are a pleasure to work with, and have been unfailingly cooperative and considerate of our and our neighbors’ needs. We have recommended them to friends and family, and would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Andrew Cogan

I am happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dutchman Contracting.  We completed a 10 month top to bottom renovation of a 4 story townhouse in Manhattan. We were on a tight schedule and Dutchman was responsive and flexible as issues arose from field conditions uncovered during construction. The people they had on the job were top notch and committed to the success of the project. Tom and Bruce were accessible throughout and diligent in working to meet the financial constraints and schedule challenges. We are very pleased with the quality of our home and would use Dutchman again.

Bibi Monnahan, Interior Designer

Ever done a project with one headache after another?  Hounding the guy you hired, you feel he just isn’t really into your job, you leave messages and he doesn’t call you back.  A week’s job turns into a month and it still isn’t finished.  You have enough things going in your life and you just want a good—-make that a great job done.  Look no further.  I found the guys.  Dutchman Contracting.  Tom and Anthony did a superb job on a recent project for me.  I had a very picky client and we couldn’t be happier.  They went beyond our expectations. Thank you so very much.  I cannot wait to work with DUTCHMAN CONTRACTING again.  Wish I could get you and your crew out to my place in Pennsylvania.  You ARE the best. 

Shaun Butler and Ray Harris

We worked with Dutchman Contracting  on the combination of two apartments on the upper West side - a project that required significant demolition, rewiring, new plumbing, installation of all flooring and wall surfaces, stonework and cabinetry.  They are consummate professionals - from the well-thought out budget to the options provided in advance of any change orders. We adore our new home, due in large part to the quality of Dutchman’s workmanship and the excellent communication that was established throughout the project.  As importantly, they were extremely prompt and efficient in completing any post-punch date loose ends - something we have heard horror stories about from friends who have also tackled large building projects.  Our project manager kept us informed every step of the way, and his entire crew was a pleasure to deal with.  We were extremely demanding clients, and although we don’t have a new project pending, we wouldn’t think of using anyone else for future projects.

Sharon Mount

As an Interior Designer, I worked with Dutchman Contracting on a very large loft renovation several years ago and, more recently, a small apartment renovation. In both cases their work has been splendid - every member of Dutchman’s team takes pride in a job-well-done; they offer up imaginative and cost-effective solutions to awkward construction conditions; and they call on their extensive experience to make the final product even better than hoped for.I must say that working with Dutchman’s Project Manager on the latest project, was very reassuring and a refreshingly positive experience. Everyone has heard of or experienced horrible ‘bad contractor’ situations; but Anthony and his crew belied the stereotypes. They have been forthcoming with information, honest and fair in all money dealings, and have made excellent suggestions - more than once they saved us from a stupid decision.The finished projects stand as testament to the quality of Dutchman’s work. I look forward to working with them again and confidently recommend them.

Tev Finger

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have come into contact with the team at Dutchman Contracting.  Their integrity held up not only through the duration of the renovation, but still today as I consider Tom one of the most honorable people I’ve ever met. I worked with Dutchman to completely renovate and restructure my 2900 square foot duplex penthouse apartment. The Dutchman team was efficient in anticipating my building needs and the challenges we faced, and worked seamlessly through them. In addition to the initial design, they provided educated and calculated suggestions that in the end made the apartment what it is today.  They were proactive with their follow-up approach and incredibly respectful of my property.  Tom and his team were communicative and absolute professionals every step of the way.  Their work is of the utmost caliber and their passion for what they do is a refreshing experience.  I recommend Dutchman Contracting for your smallest or biggest job without hesitation.

Patti Trainor-Wrazej

My husband and I cannot say enough about our experience with Dutchman. They are caring, professionals who ultimately really want their clients to be thrilled with the finished product. We have been in our space for two years now and love it!  Our space is 2000 sq. ft., full gut renovation.  They came highly recommended from two close friends and their bid was on budget.  My husband is very visual and would often just draw something on the wall and they would make it a reality.  Any extra expenses that were added generally had to do with our changing design. They were very reasonable with extra costs and kept them to a minimum.  We would rate their quality of work (1-10 / 10 being the best) a 9.5 We highly recommend Dutchman Contracting, Inc. without reservations This was our third renovation project and first with Dutchman. This was, hands down, the best experience.

Suzette and Seth Masters

Undeniably Dutchman Contracting does beautiful, high quality work, as they did with our luxury renovation, but where they really excel is the creative problem solving during the construction process and the follow through after the construction is done. More than a year after our job was completed, they still are just as responsive in addressing all the little things that need tweaking or adjusting in dealing with temperature changes, dings and inevitable maintenance. They have far exceeded our expectations in every way. There is no question that I would use Dutchman again and recommend them without reservation.

Jeffrey Williams

We are a very grateful family for all the terrific work that your team completed on our behalf.When we first began considering extending the fourth floor of our brownstone to expand the family room, we never imagined that such a project would be so complicated nor could we have understood the extreme lengths that Dutchman would have to go in to make it happen.  Your team did what was required with a “can-do” attitude and always in good spirits. The workmanship is fully first-class and the entire project was delivered in a completely finished manor. Your superintendent was most easy to work with. Our house manager has complimented many times that she couldn’t have imagined undertaking this work with anyone who was any more competent and professional.  Again, thanks to you and your entire team for your careful handling of our job. We are more than willing to serve as a reference for future work at any time.

Larsson Residence

We had the pleasure of working with Dutchman Contracting on the renovation of our two bathrooms. Mike Leonard led the renovation and from start to finish he couldn’t have been more helpful, professional, knowledgeable, and communicative. We were under a tight deadline and Mike was on top of every detail, large and small, to keep the project moving the entire time. He ensured the quality was never compromised and we are thrilled with our beautiful new bathrooms. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Mike and Dutchman again. Their attention to detail, craftsmanship, and project management resulted in two stunning bathrooms and exceedingly happy clients.

Bill Gerber, Designer

I worked with Dutchman Contracting twice in the past year and both experiences were flawless. The estimated budgets were thorough and accurate and the design execution - perfection. The clients, both high profiles, were thrilled with the results. Problems arose, as they always do, and Dutchman always provided financially reasonable and stunning solutions. Wonderful to feel you have a collaborator in the trenches and Dutchman definitely filled the bill beyond expectations.

Daniel Kaner

I have done a considerable amount of building to date, both personally and professionally.  Without a doubt, Dutchman was the best experience I have had - end of story.  Tom and Anthony approach the job with an integrity that does not exist in this trade.  We completed two residential projects simultaneously.  They did everything that they could to meet our needs and expectations.  They honored their schedule, maintained open communication, and continue to service the project even after the work was done.  I feel I received quality, value and respect!  I would use them again and have recommended them many times.  See for yourself - our apartment was in the October 2006 edition of Elle Decor!

Lisa & Steve Hankin

We have completed a number of residential renovation projects over the last ten years, and Dutchman Contracting is by far the best team we’ve worked with. They have the experience and problem-solving ability to come up with creative solutions that are so often needed when renovating in Manhattan buildings. Everyone they assigned to our project was knowledgeable, reliable, friendly and responsive – this was true of Dutchman’s employees as well as the subcontractors they used. We’ve been pleased with our relationship with Dutchman, and would look to them to work on projects with us in the future.

Ken Cushine

I worked with Dutchman Contracting to completely renovate and combine two apartments at 111 West 67th Street. I found Dutchman excellent to work with. They were professional and responsive to my requirements throughout the entire renovation. Dutchman provided a reasonable project budget and stuck to that number. Inevitably, unexpected issues arise in any renovation however, Dutchman proactively worked to find cost effective solutions. They kept me informed throughout the project and worked very well with my architect and designer. On several occasions, Dutchman recommended enhancements to the original plan which I found to be quite good. I would definitely work with Dutchman again and would strongly and unconditionally recommend them.

Philip Rachelson

I have a relationship with Dutchman Contracting since 1998, when they renovated two lofts in Tribeca for my family. Since then, Tom and his team have come to my aid several times with other construction projects. The work has always been excellent. I highly recommend them.

Maggie Lear and David Katz

We think we are the only people in Manhattan who have had a great renovation experience! Dutchman Contracting delivered quality, on-time work in every instance. They were extremely professional and committed to making our apartment beautiful. In addition to their expertise, everyone on the team, from painters to electricians, was a pleasure to work with. We had such a positive experience, that we hired them to do another renovation at a later time. We recommend Dutchman Contracting to everyone!

Jeffrey Williams

We are a very grateful family for all the terrific work that your team completed on our behalf.When we first began considering extending the fourth floor of our brownstone to expand the family room, we never imagined that such a project would be so complicated nor could we have understood the extreme lengths that Dutchman would have to go in to make it happen.  Your team did what was required with a “can-do” attitude and always in good spirits. The workmanship is fully first-class and the entire project was delivered in a completely finished manor. Your superintendent was most easy to work with. Our house manager has complimented many times that she couldn’t have imagined undertaking this work with anyone who was any more competent and professional.  Again, thanks to you and your entire team for your careful handling of our job. We are more than willing to serve as a reference for future work at any time.

Orlando Reece

If there were one word I would use to describe Dutchman that word would be RELIABLE!In a city filled with horror stories of unreliable contractors and work not being complete, Dutchman is like a fairy godmother.  In six months, Dutchman gutted and completely renovated a wonderful two bedroom one bath 1920 west village historic apartment into a “spectacular” high end two bedroom, two bath home.  Tom, Anthony and Roy along with many subcontractors paid such attention to detail and kept the integrity of the original apartment.  The quality of workmanship and hard work they put forth should be a Harvard Business School case study.  This company is “top shelf” and if pictures are worth a 1000, I would suggest that you look at the before and after of Waverly.I could go on and on about Dutchman, but if you’re reading the testimonials you already have made up your mind to go with the best - DUTCHMAN! I have already recommended Dutchman to friends and neighbors.  If you’re looking for a job done correctly, on time, with-in budget and don’t want to buy cases of Advil, you’ve found the right team.

Tommy Tardie, Ultra Nightspot & Event Space

Transforming a shabby music hall into Manhattan’s most exclusive event spot was no small task. Add a next to impossible time frame, tight budget, loads of red tape and most contractors might even call it mad.  Not Dutchman Contracting. The project was greeted with nothing but professionalism from start to finish. Their attention to detail, strong work ethic and excellence in communicating made what could have been a nightmare project into a great experience. Thank you Dutchman, the results speak for themselves.

Vito DeSario

I have worked on a number of personal construction projects (7) and I can honestly say I hate contractors. I find them to be lying dogs who will say and do anything to get the job and once awarded will ream you with overages at every opportunity.  This held true until I worked with Dutchman. I found them to be honest, forthright with great attention to detail in their craftsmanship.In the end the project did run longer than originally estimated due in no small part to my changes, however I was never hit with overages unless I caused them. In short I would work with them again if god forbid, I find myself renovating or building a new office suite again.

Eric Scheffler

We worked with Dutchman Contracting for renovating our new home in Westchester, after they were recommended by a friend who had a very positive experience.  From conception of our project throughout the entire process, they were extremely responsive, experienced and professional.  They made numerous suggestions that were helpful, cost effective and practical.  During the project, their entire crew was very impressive, detail oriented, neat and friendly.  The cost of the project was reasonable and when we added additional items of work, they worked with us fairly and were extremely responsive.  Most importantly, the work was finished on time, for the price quoted and the quality was excellent.  We would strongly recommend Dutchman Contracting to our friends.