Testimonials

Here’s what others are saying about 1st Class Contracting of NY:

We lived in this old house for about seven years, everything was falling apart and we knew we had to make a change. We decided to do renovations but we did not know who to call since my family and friends had bad renovating experiences. Armond was recommended to me by his father a few times so my husband and I decided to give him a try! We started out doing some outside work and this man definitely proved himself! He was at the site with his crew every morning at exactly 7:00am just like we decided. His company is very reliable and responsible! Everything he did came out even better than we imagined. After a year we decided to renovate the inside of our house which was falling apart. He was very honest and gave us the best prices. The amazing thing is that his crew would always clean up after themselves and they never disappointed me. I would definitely recommend 1st Class Contracting of NY. They exceeded our expectations in every way and we are extremely satisfied with their work.

– Osanna Ovsepian

We hired Armond Mkhitarian of lst Class Contracting to gut renovate a luxury landmark townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with an addition of the fifth floor and a finished basement. The project involved everything, from steel beam framing, plumbing and electric, to intricate crown moldings and cabinetry. Armand’s work has been impeccable, both in terms of quality and professionalism. Armond worked exceptionally well with our architect. He never cut corners or compromised on quality. He is honest and straightforward. He does his work with confidence that comes from extensive experience. Armond’s crew is skillful and professional, and his network of subcontractors is very solid. Throughout our big and multifaceted project, we have never encountered any shoddy work or substandard materials.
We highly recommend Armond for any high quality work, and happy to talk m detail about our experience with him. ”

– Marine and Kharen Musaelian
201-281-0800

1st Class Contracting and it’s owner Armond Mkhitarian bid, built and completed a significant home re-model and extension for me in 2013. It included 2 bed, 1 bath extension over the garage and a complete refinishing of the basement as well as a new roof and re-siding of the entire house. 1st Class was the first to submit a bid on the job. The bid was detailed and clear. They worked well with the Architect an brought quality specialty subs (plumber, HVAC and electric) to the site. The greatest attributes are Armond is that he is a hands on owner and manager that cares about the quality. He was at the job site all the time. His crew are on time, clean, respectful and professional (no drinking, no smoking, no inappropriate language or behavior). The job was on schedule at about 6 months and Armond’s crew showed up every day and sometimes on weekends to complete. There were no scheduling problems or long delays that are common with most GC’s. If I ever had a question or concern I could call Armond and he would personally pick up the telephone and address it without excuses and without delay (day or night). I know this sounds too good to be true but 1st Class takes pride in their product. He was not the cheapest but was very competitive and in this case I got what a paid for which was great service. No nickel and diming and no shifty behavior. I will use him again and definitely recommend them to others.”

– Joe Cellura
Allied World Assurance Company (US), Inc
www.awac.com

l purchased a commercial condominium space four years ago and I had a modest budget left over to do a build-out. I spoke with Armond and explained my ideas, and he instantly understood my vision. He suggested things to complete the build-out that I would never have thought of doing but that accomplished my goals economically and efficiently. The work was done on-time, on-budget, and with a pride in workmanship that is priceless. Everyday I have patients tell me how beautiful my office space is. While I like to think that that is all because of my vision. I know it would not have been possible without Armond. One expects that a contractor will be an expert on sourcing materials and explaining what is possible based on one’s ideas. architect’s plan’s. etc. It’s so rare to find a contractor who is eminently competent in that regard and also has an eye for design and can suggest things that are in-line with your vision. but realistic. If he has the availability to work with you. consider yourself lucky. and look no further.

– Todd McNiff, MD. MSPH
Internal Medicine
www.mohawkvillagemedical.com

My experience with Armond and 1st Class Contracting is extremely positive in both commercial and residential situations. He and his company excel in all aspects of service; knowledgeable with construction and repairs, attentive workmanship, competitive prices, consistent work schedules, job safety and cleanliness. I know that I will get an honest effort from his company and that the work will be successfully completed. These are important factors for a landlord and property management company. Armond has become one of my trusted contractors and I call him frequently.

– Harvey Bergman
Director of Property Management
Triangle Equities
www.triequities.com

There’s nothing better than going 1st Class, that’s for sure!! This elite contracting company understands preciously how to provide and complete excellent service while understanding the demands that come with sustaining efficient and economical objectives. Their diligence and upbeat efforts to project manage are unparalleled; they work hand in hand with the designer, and understand the design vision and help achieve it with their incredible ability to problem solve. and magnificent organization! Beyond helpful at every single stage. their most impressive trait is to always produce the most beautiful results!! It’s not often that you find contractors that are as conscientious and caring as the group at 1st Class. The team effort and positive approach is commendable and without hesitation I would recommend them to anyone.

– Garrow Kedigian
www.garrowkedigian.com

I couldn’t be happier with the level of quality of 1st Class Contracting’s work!!! That’s why I’ve hired them for another renovation! , They gutted and renovated my NYC apartment from top to bottom, and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. I wasn’t sure if their work would live up to my standards, but it was above and beyond what I’d hoped for! Everything was flawless, from the painting and molding, to the installation of the kitchen cabinets, granite, and appliances, to the tile work on the bathroom wall and floor. And they kept their word; they started and finished the job within the time frame promised.

I have embarked on another renovation for my current NYC apartment and am thrilled to be working with 1st Class Contracting again. This time around the project requires a lot of cumbersome paperwork. Armond has been amazing throughout the planning process, being accessible the entire time and providing all the necessary documentation promptly. Thanks to him, this project is going without a hitch!

1st Class Contracting has the whole package! Armond is everything you want your general contractor to be: he’s talented, professional, honest, reliable and efficient. His team does quality work that’s hard to come by. If you have the opportunity to work with 1st Class Contracting, you should. You’ll be glad you did!

– Linda Troisi