I’m looking for a GC in Albany NY to remodel an investment property. The project will require pulling permits and the GC will have to navigate the process as we’ll be managing the project remotely.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations you may have!
Contractors in Albany for a rental can be hard to find as most respectable one focus on high end single family homes.
In Albany I believe contractors have to be licensed and last time I checked most aren’t... same goes for plumbers and electricans. One of the main reasons I focused in Troy instead.
So Kadeem, in Troy they don't need to be licensed, or are they easier to find?
Hi Im in the Albany Area and may be able to help!
So no one knows any contractors in Albany? I am interested too.
None that I have used personally but I do see a lot advertising on Facebook.
Depending on job size we may be able to mobilize a crew or two. We aren't licensed in Albany county but unless they require us to get the GC licensing out there as well, it shouldn't be an issue. Business licensing per county only takes a few minutes.
@Justin Roland - I'll PM you offline.
@Ronald Starusnak - Syracuse is pretty far from Albany! I don't know what the demand is like in Syracuse but if you're willing to travel to the Capital District there is a lot of demand. I interviewed a bunch of contractors and most of them are busy until at least the winter, some are booked out until next summer. We finally found someone for our property but I'll connect with you and reach out if we need help for another project.
I'd be curious as to your experience with this contractor once the project is done. Please share!
I am also looking for good contractors in Albany and Troy. Did you guys find any reasonable ones.
I am looking at doing an owner occupied duplex rehab. I am worried I won't be able to find a contractor who'd work with the SONYMA program. Does anyone have any leads on that?
Did you find any reputable contractors in Albany, New York? If so, please share?
I am also interested in finding good contractors in Albany, realizing this post is a few years old how did that deal turn out and who did you use!?
@William Ernest Woods @Nicholas Mann We ended up doing a few rehabs in the Albany area but have decided to put a moratorium on further rehabs because cannot find an affordable, decent quality contractor who can turn around a property in an acceptable time frame. As a result we've had delays and cost overruns on all of our projects. Sorry I can't be of more help.
I've been on and off of here for the past year. I was able to finish up a 2 family rental unit 4th quarter 2019. Took about 10 weeks for a full gut job. I do have 2 GREAT reputable licensed contractors in the Capital Region area. Im from the Albany area I know very well about the difficulties of finding a good contractor. Shoot me a message I will gladly give you his contact I have two. Good luck out there!
I always go to thumbtack or angies list to find contractors. It's hard to find a good contractor in Albany or anywhere else.
@Justin Roland I am an investor from New Jersey, looking for your recommendation on reliable local contractors in Albany region. I appreciate your help!
@Sean Han Hi Sean, we may be able to help. Feel free to reach out directly and tell me about your project.