A father-son team bringing renovators’ design dreams to life
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View Paul’s (right) profile and portfolio, and son, Qamil (left)
Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?
I currently reside in Queens, NY, but I am originally from Romania. I have been in construction for 15 years, and have worked on many projects, including residential and commercial properties.
How did you get into the industry?
I started working as a painter in 2004, and six months later I was promoted to a project manager. I continued to work as a project manager for several years. Throughout that time, the general contractors I worked with recommended that I start my own company because they recognized my talent. After considering it for some time, I finally opened my first company, PK Painting and Decorating Inc. and later became PK & Sons Home Improvement.
What do you love most about your job?
I love talking to clients and helping them bring their dreams for their homes to fruition. It makes me happy when I see that my clients are happy with the work my team and I did—that is the best part of the job.
What do you want all of your clients to know before you work with them?
Clients should know that my team and I are very reliable and we are on their side throughout the whole renovation process. Their comfort and happiness are my number one priority. If any surprises come up during the project, we will find a solution and won’t do anything without their consent and approval.
If clients have questions or concerns, how would you like them to address them?
I am always available to help with any questions or concerns. Whatever it may be, I want the client to know that I am here to help them 24/7, whenever they need it.
What is your favorite neighborhood and where is it located?
Downtown Brooklyn and Forest Hills, Queens are my two favorite neighborhoods. They are the easiest for me, work-wise and I enjoy working there.
What is your favorite NYC borough?
My favorite borough is Queens: I’ve lived there the entire time that I have been in the U.S. Everything is so convenient and close by!
If you weren’t a general contractor, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t a general contractor, I would be a project manager. I love construction—I feel that it is the best field to work in and it is a skill that I love having.
Take a look at some of their renovations below and check out their portfolio for more photos of past work.
Paul has been a Sweeten general contractor since February 2018.
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