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Alfonse Prestia is the owner and operator of the Accurate Handyman & Construction Services, Inc. offering over 24 years of construction experience, Alfonse is a dynamic and disciplined professional who has worked on projects ranging from commercial properties to public facilities and residential sites. The HandyRepair Man, Inc. is a company of creative problem solvers with excellent work ethics, consistently going the “extra mile” to exceed our clients’ expectations.

License Numbers

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Home Improvement Contractors (HIC)
License number: 1347862
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Salesman Contractors
License number: 1347859

About Our Owner and Operator

Professional Experience:

Construction Manager / Civil & Architectural Superintendent, 2008 – 2010
Hirani Group

  • Civil & Architectural Superintendent: Supervised a $64 million ground-up construction project for SUNY in Westbury, NY
  • Project Manager: Managed a $1.6 million Exterior Brick Restoration Project at Nassau Community College / L.I., NY.

Safety Officer, 2008 – 2009
Lehigh Technical Services, School Construction Authority (SCA)

  • Managed construction safety on School Construction Projects in Brooklyn, NY.

Construction Manager, 2006 – 2008
Gandhi Consulting Engineers & Architects

  • Managed projects budgeted at $8.5 million for the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation / Dept of Health Facilities, NY, NY

Construction Project Superintendent, 2004 – 2006
Don Todd Associates

  • Supervised an $18 million Ground Up construction of Langston Hughes Elementary School for NJSCC in East Orange, NJ .

Chief Construction Inspector, 2003 – 2005
Hardesty and Hanover Engineering, LLP

  • Managed / Inspected a $7 million dollar renovation of the NYSDOT Joint Transportation Management Center, LIC, NY

Construction Supervisor, 2000 – 2001
TDX Construction

  • Worked for a CM firm specializing in School Construction Authority(SCA) work budgeted at $500 million, LIC, NY

General Contractor, 1985 - 1999

  • Hands-on construction & managing of multiple residential properties from interior work to home extensions, Bklyn / Queens, NY

NYC District Council of Carpenters, Local Union 135, 1980 - 1985

  • Carpenter Mechanic working on Union Projects in Manhattan from interior work to high-rise construction projects, New York, NY

 

Answers To Some Questions That My Customers Have Asked Me:

If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

I would suggest to get as much education as possible (a trade school/college) and to obtain as much experience as possible and by always being on top of the construction industry since it's always    changing with new ideas on how to build many types of projects.

How did you decide to get in your line of work?

The love of building something and appreciating what I had built with my own hands and getting great comments from those whom have seen how I designed and built something from nothing.

What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

Make sure that you check out their references but of course, “a reference is a reference….”
The only way to know if that contractor is a reputable provider is to actually go to look at their work or to look at the photos that were done on their website (if they have one) or actual photos.

What questions do customers most commonly ask you?   What's your answer?

1. How long have you been in this business?
Answer: I have been in the construction business for over 30 years.
2. What makes you better than the others?
Answer: Our references and testimonials not to mention work that we can actually show our clients.

What are your most common types of jobs?

My most common types of jobs are small to large renovation projects ranging from repairing furniture to remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and building interior projects. We at some times do odd projects from fixing door hinges to building loft beds which eventually lead into bigger projects given the excellent work we do.

What do you like most about your job?

I love what I do. Ever since High School, I started to work in a carpentry shop and I loved working with wood and creating different types of wood projects. Once I had built something, I stood back and said to me..."That’s GREAT" ! , not to mention my instructor thought I had a valuable gift in working with my hands......something that others may not possess. I love to create things and I get a big satisfaction when I get great comments & testimonials from my clients. It makes me very happy!

     Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

Our photos talk louder than words. Our company pays attention to details and we always attentively listen to our clients concerns & needs when it comes to their project expectations. We want to satisfy our clients because our company is based upon referrals and client-tell. We always pay particular attention to detail and from past experience, this has always been the case....our work speaks for itself !

 

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