Here is what a few of our clients have to say about working with us.
Feel free to ask for referrals if you’d like to speak directly to previous clients.
“Our co-op board had a large project that we just kept putting off. We couldn’t get everyone to see eye-to-eye, and no one wanted the responsibility of overseeing the project. Hiring Benchmark as our Owner’s Rep meant that we got regular email updates on the project status, and we didn’t have to worry about the project going off track. Ralph was also able to find a contractor who came in $40,000 less then many of the bids the co-op had received.” — Eileen/Brooklyn Heights
“We have been delighted with the results working with Benchmark. Ralph is very meticulous, always concerned about getting the details right. He was very conscientious about following our architect's plans, but also had great suggestions, whether aesthetic or practical, along the way. We particularly appreciated that he was very communicative, keeping us updated on how things were going, what was happening next, etc. We highly recommend him.” — Nina/Cobble Hill
“Benchmark and owner Ralph Hassard did an amazing job on our Hicks Street floor-through gut renovation. Ralph worked closely with me to review drawings, make creative recommendations and help me consider cost efficiencies. I would recommend Benchmark to anyone thinking about getting any kind of renovation work done in the city.” —David/Brooklyn Heights
“As an architect, I'm always surprised when contractors can't read drawings. Ralph and his team at Benchmark are the exception. They spend the time upfront to understand the scope, details and site conditions before they finalize their contract with the owner. This results in far fewer change orders. Benchmark has done two apartment renovations and a co-op hallway renovation project for me and has done quality work every time. Ralph's experience as an artist and furniture maker ensures that his carpentry and cabinetry are done right the first time and look great. Highly recommended.” — Brad/Fort Greene
“Ralph did three projects for us, including the complete renovation of our kitchen. He was calm, clear, professional, and honest. We would use him again without hesitation.” — Frank/Washington Heights
“Benchmark did a gut reno of my 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartment in a relatively short amount of time and on budget. Everything from flooring to plumbing was ripped out and replaced. Ralph perfected some things, which I would've let go. What could've been a nightmare turned out great. We now have a beautiful apartment thanks to Benchmark. I've recommended him to two neighbors, one who used him for a big renovation.” — Susan/Greenwich Village