Over twenty years, CDR has benefitted from the truly collaborative and vigilant stewardship LMA consistently provides. LMA sets the standard for excellence in project delivery. The highest quality of planning and construction execution speaks to what sets the LMA team apart: an understanding of the client and architects’ underlying design ideas and goals.
LMA is proactive, communicative and professional.. before, during and after a project. A collaborator in the design process to create and execute the vision to the client and architects expectations.
We have had the pleasure of working with LMA on several of our high-end residential projects over the past several years. Their attention to detail, quality workmanship, thorough methodology, and commitment to extremely high standards are some of their many outstanding traits. We always look forward to working with LMA.
When I purchased two apartments that had to be entirely gutted and put back together...with time constraints and the limitations of scheduling that come with a project in an apartment house vs. a small building, LMA Group was wonderful. …I consider LMA expensive but well worth it. Perhaps the best measure of how successful this relationship has been is that I and the principal of the firm, and his wife have become personal friends. Lee’s wife just joined my book group.
My wife and I hired LMA group as our general contractor for a full gut renovation of our recently purchased prewar apartment. Since building is coop, the job required some extra maneuvering and planning to appease the board. Luckily, Lee, Melissa and the rest of the LMA team was up to the task. The entire job from demolition through completion took only 11 months, which is a credit to LMA Group’s organization and attention to detail. From finding asbestos in the ceiling after demolition and having remediated, to a squeaky doorknob, LMA was always available to make sure we were satisfied with the process and the finished product. My wife and I, now over a year later, still wonder at how great our place turned out. Their millwork and quality of finished product are second to none and I would advise anyone I know who’s renovating an apartment to hire them. You cannot go wrong with LMA working on your project.
Working with LMA has been a very positive experience. Our project is staffed with a very detail-oriented project manager who asks all the right questions, and a site super whose seriousness of purpose is ever-present on the site. Lee’s broad experience as both architect and contractor continues to enrich the project. The orderly nature of the management of the project filters all the way down to the site which is kept in immaculate condition.
LMA was introduced to us almost ten years ago by our decorator and architect, as part of a short list of three. We have been pleased with our choice. Most important, it has been our desire that nine years later the apartment look as if it was Day #1. LMA has been back every summer for paint repairs, and has helped us through mechanical issues, a leak or two, and other maintenance and repair issues. It does not come for free, but it does come with responsiveness, intelligence and a genuine sense of friendship. Melissa has become the face and voice of the firm, and an able one. LMA has leverage with sub-contractors, and knows who to call to get work done. Renovations are never easy, and never inexpensive. But time makes those memories disappear if the product is up to the standard we hoped for. It has been, and so has the follow through.
LMA and its team of highly accomplished employees and sub-contractors performed an excellent gut renovation of my 2,500 square foot apartment with 1,200 square foot terrace. In fact, after living in it for a few years, we put it on the market and it went into contract within 48 hours because the renovation was so stunning!
I have known LMA and Lee Manners for over 15 years. During that time period we have renovated 3 major apartments including a 5,000 square foot combination finished in 10 months. The nature of doing work in pre-war coops/condos in NYC can always lead to unexpected challenges. In every case ,LMA solved the issues and delivered a beautiful product well within the budget expectations. They are truly a pleasure to work with.
Lee did a wonderful job on my apartment and I cannot recommend him too highly. He has also done 2 or 3 jobs for me previously at prior residences that were equally well done. His work is consistently done on time and on budget which in NY is unusual to say the least.
LMA helped us to completely renovate a townhouse in the West Village within a year, exactly as they had scheduled. Having a contractor always on site to manage the project, along with weekly status meetings, makes all the difference. As we watched other friends’ similar renovations take two and three years, we felt very lucky indeed. The finished work product is superb, and even after several years Lee is always responsive when we have questions or when issues arise.