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"We started out with two, 37 year old, poorly designed and pittfully maintained bathrooms that screamed for some serious gutting and renovations. Despite the difficult plumbing challenges and different materials for each, Nick turned them both into beautiful, luxurious bathrooms. Nick was prompt, professional, courteous, creative, and worked WITH us on getting the best design and value for our money. He did a great job, but, it was his honesty and integrity that sold us from the beginning. We would recommend him highly for that alone. In short, Nick is an ?honest?, professional contractor (and he's a nice guy, too!)"
Homeowner, Forest Hills, NY
"Nick was kind and respectful of my parents, who are both seniors. Not only did he do a great job, but he worked quietly and efficiently. My parents could carry on with their lives with hardly a disruption while he worked. He always warned them ahead of time when he would be working and where in the house he would be working. He was so polite and professional. He made a miserable experience more bearable! A true gentleman!"
Rosemary W, Richmond Hill, NY
"The job turned into more than just painting and staining floors. It was all done to our approval and we couldn't be happier with the work Nick and his workers did in our new home!! I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family. When we are ready, we will be calling Nick to do our kitchen and bathroom remodels. Nick is a great guy and very personable."
Carolyn R,Howard Beach, NY
"Finally, a contractor I could trust. Nick listened to what I wanted and added some wonderful ideas to my renovation. He suggested new doors and talked me into selecting a color for our master bedroom. They arrived each day on time and did meticulous work. Nick answered every call and gave me a update on the jobs progress. Each day they cleaned up and left no mess behind. Once the job was completed they had turned my master bedroom in a "Master Piece" we love it. I will certainly call Nick for other home improvement projects and recommend him and his team. Thanks Nick!"
Barbara D, Howard Beach, NY
"Communication with the contractor is a key element for a successful outcome. The installation of the shower tile and floor tile look great . Very Happy with my new bathroom. Cosmo was very professional with the introduction of contracts and time frame. Bathroom looks Great!"
Sandra R, Rockaway Park, NY
"Nick and his workers were extremely efficient and professional. They were thorough and proficient in the work provided. As an added bonus they assisted in the tedious task of rehanging paintings. I was very pleased with how quickly they finished the project and how little it disrupted my schedule. They were on time each day and cleaned the area when they left. I would highly recommend Cosmo's contracting."
Joanne R, Rockaway Park, NY
"This was a very complex job that had to be done while working around a furnace replacement. Some issues cropped up, but they were handled in a very professional manner - all to a very fine end."
Bruce N, East Meadow, NY
"Cosmo's Contracting is the kind of business that I would always give good feedback. Nick was always professional, kind and very helpful. My husband and I had specific ideas about how we wanted our house to look and Nick was very instrumental into making that a reality. He was very honest about what would and wouldn't work, and today we have a beautiful, remodeled 1st floor. Both my husband and I appreciated the hard work that Nick and his team dedicated to our house. We look forward to using Cosmo's Contracting for our other projects we plan to accomplish in the next few years. We are very thankful to have a great and dedicated contractor."
Marissa M, Levittown, NY
"I highly recommend them."
"I am a victim of Super Storm Sandy. My home was severely damaged. I was fortunate enough to find help not only from volunteers, but I made what turned out to be one of the better decisions that I have made in my life by hiring the highly professional Nick Austine and his Cosmo's Contracting Company. Nick was not only knowledgeable, but he was sensitive to my needs. He reacted quickly to problems, including to ones that had nothing to do with the job. He knew exactly what, and how to do whatever was needed. He brought in professional plumbers and electricians, all of whom handled the situation with seamless ease, and promptness. I never felt abandoned, and his prices were all fair and reasonable. I recommend Cosmo's Contracting to anyone with a large or small job. Owner Nick Austine is responsive. If a need arises for Cosmo's Contracting to come to your home or office if there is a problem, count on a quick response from this caring owner and his team."
"If you want quality work and quality customer service with an honest contractor Cosmo Contracting is your place to turn."
"Nick and his crew just completed our first floor bathroom that had to be gutted because of SuperStorm Sandy. What a fantastic job! Nick is dependable, honest and he does great work down to the very last detail. You can rest assured having Nick in charge of any home renovations. Looking forward to his next project at our place."
Carol and Martin, Breezy Point, Queens
"Cosmo Contracting did a complete redesign/renovation of my bathroom. I was very impressed with this company from the moment the process began. I cannot stress how difficult it is to deal with contractors. (Being a new home owner I have dealt with many). Nick made the process very easy for me and explained every step from start to finish. He even went as far as showing me ways to save money with the renovation design. Needless to say I am very satisfied with my bathroom. All of my guests have commented on how elegant and classy the bathroom looks. Nick and his crew displayed fantastic craftsmanship and superb attention to detail. If you want quality work and quality customer service with an honest contractor Cosmo Contracting is your place to turn."
"Nick and his workers did a fine job with our kitchen. Everyone was extremely conscientious and neat and cared about what they were doing. We love the way our kitchen looks and would not hesitate to recommend Cosmo's Home Improvement to our friends and family. In fact, we have already done so"
Dear Nick "Thank you so very much for all you have done for us. You transformed a home that was ravished by Hurricane Sandy into a very beautiful home again. The basement is nicer than it was before and you went the extra mile in making that area into a comfortable part of our home. Your workman were very respectful and experts in their fields and the finished product reflects that. When I needed help in making the many choices that needed to be made you were always there to help. We would recommend you to all. Our living room, dining room, kitchen, foyer and laundry room are proof of your fine work. Again thank you and your staff for all your help. "
Ruth & Ed Fertig of Belle Harbor, Queens
"My family lives in Broad Channel. We lost the first floor of our two family home. My husband interviewed five better business approved contractors and was really impressed with Nick.Nick and his crew gutted our floors and ceilings and found extensive damage to our support beams. He contacted two engineers to help guide us to make the right decision raising our house up six feet to everchanging Fema requirements. He gave us the time we needed to make the right decision. We finally decided to sell our two family home and Nick released us from our contract to have our first floor renovated. Any other contractor would have penalized us for breaking the contract. We Thank God for Nick. Sandy was devastating, Nick made everything easier. "
Sincerely, Louise Pavia and family
"We started out with two, 37 year old, poorly designed and pitifully maintained bathrooms that screamed for some serious gutting and renovations. Despite the difficult plumbing challenges and different materials for each, Nick turned them both into beautiful, luxurious bathrooms. Nick was prompt, professional, courteous, creative, and worked WITH us on getting the best design and value for our money. He did a great job, but, it was his honesty and integrity that sold us from the beginning. We would recommend him highly for that alone. In short, Nick is an honest, professional contractor (and he's a nice guy, too!)"
Paul & Alfred
"My husband and I hired Nick to renovate our entire Co-Op. Nick started the renovation, which among other things consisted of: redesigning the kitchen (widening the entryway, leveling the floor, and relocating the range, dishwasher, and sink) and bathroom, new hardwood floors, new plumbing and electrical work, and recessed lighting. Towards the end of the renovation, there was a fire in the unit upstairs and our apartment was COMPLETELY damaged by water. All the work was ruined and Nick had to start all over again. The whole ordeal was a traumatizing nightmare to say the least. But as overwhelming as our situation was, amongst all the chaos and new people we now had to work with, it was a relief to know that Nick would be the one fixing our home. Nick was absolutely amazing: he is honest, reliable, hardworking, always easy to get in contact with and easy to talk to. He gave us great suggestions and, even though we changed things on him a few times, worked with us through every little detail to make sure everything was as we had envisioned. His work is of great quality and reasonably priced. Our place is now beautiful and our guests are always impressed with the work. Now that everything is completed and we look back at what we went through, one of the things that we are grateful for is having chosen Nick as our contractor. We will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
David and Mariel U.
"Nick of Cosmo's Home Improvement, was hired by my fiancé and I to remodel our two-family home in purchased in Howard Beach. We had just purchased this house and most of the interiors were from the 60s, so pretty much everything needed to be redone and half the house needed to be gutted. Our remodel included; both bathrooms, both kitchens and freshening up the rest of the house (3 bedrooms, 2 living room, 2 dining rooms, 2 entrance halls) with new (earth toned) paint and up-to-date moldings. He also did some brink pointing, installed all new windows (17 Total), and installed my new washer and dryer which required moving the existing plumbing. Both kitchens Nick installed are amazing! From the quality of the cabinets, to the well planned color combinations, to the little extras stuff, like hands free faucets, spin thing in the island, the lights through the glass paneled cabinets, and the lights under the cabinets. My favorite part of it is the granite kitchen countertops and the two islands in the middle of the kitchens and the glass tile positioning in the backsplash, not to mention, the special glass tile border designed by him separating the hall from the kitchen, and the awesome tiles on both the kitchen and hallway floors. Although he had to hurdle some obstacles with the extra long and thicker than normal tiles I chose for the bathrooms, he did a wonderful job on both bathrooms. The cracked mosaic glass borders definitely give the bathrooms character .... and we love the extra deep tubs. We found Cosmo's Home Improvement's work to be honestly priced, of good quality and done in a more than acceptable time frame. I would have no reservations in recommending him to any and all that are in need of his services."
We love Nick, and you will too!
"They came quickly & did a great job. I will definitely use them again soon."
Joyce W. Middle Village
"Cosmos did excellent work. we are very pleased with their work and would use them again for future projects we have coming up!!! "
Jason V. Whitestone
"I hired Cosmo's Home Improvement to do a basement renovation. After sharing with Nick my goal for the renovation - he was able to offer recommendations that were better than my initial thoughts for the job. Nick has a good eye for detail. Overall I am very pleased with the outcome. The job started within a week and was completed efficiently."
Laurel D. Brooklyn NY
"Nick was easy to worked with. He kept me informed on the worked to be performed. He was easy to be reached when I had questions. The workmanship was good. We were pleased with the kitchen and bathroom remodeling."
Bill T. Flushing
"They understood what I wanted and they work with me until the job was done. I am very pleased with the job that was done. I love my kitchen."
Yvonne P. Brooklyn NY
"Generally very good work. We had put in a new tile floor, kitchen cabinets, redoing electrical outlets, painting, reinstalling a new sink, moving and creating new space for refrigerator, and putting in a nice backsplash. Very patient, attention to details and very honest. I would recommend for your or whoever's kitchen work."
Sal C. Flushing NY
"Nick was reliable and professional. His team took down a wall, installed a new wood floor, and added lighting. I am very happy with the work and look forward to having him do more renovations."
Carla C. Brooklyn NY
"Nick not only showed up every day but was on time and had lots of patience adjusting to the schedule of the co-op board and the demands of the super. He really listened to my design ideas, although he had better suggestons because he knows what he is doing. He has a good rapport with his team and they were all very nice, efficient and professional. The completed bathroom looks awesome! I am spreading the news to my friends that I found a good and dependable contractor."
Rita, Sunnydale, NY
"Nick is very professional and had excellent suggestions and was very responsive to us at all times. We intend to use him again. He was a pleasure to work with. He was as attentive to detail at the end of the job as he was at the very beginning."
David, Flushing, NY
"Nick is a really great guy. He's thoughtful and thorough and has high standards. He's also responsive (too often a rare quality in contractors) and clear about the scope of the work and when it will be finished. I am very glad to have found him and look forward to working with him on many more projects."
Lisa, Jamaica, NY
"Nick and his crew were on time & professional. He gave us a start and finish date and was true to his word. He gutted and installed a new bathroom for us on the third floor of a 110 year old house. He handled all aspects of the job from new plumbing, tiled floors and walls. We are very pleased with his work."
Briena, Rockaway Park, NY