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My experience with Daniel was awful and ended with my apartment damaged by his inexperienced workers. I hired Daniel for a simple patch/paint job, as well as to install grout for brick that had already been installed.

When I first met with Daniel, he ensured me that everything in the apartment would be protected extremely well and that he would "probably spend an entire day" just on the protection of the apartment alone. When it came time to negotiate the contract, I again made it very clear how important protection was and was told not to worry and that they "weren't like other contractors".

When work first began, the only protection that Daniel's workers employed was the placement of thin brown paper over some of the floors. I raised concerns about this the first day, which Daniel ensured me would get resolved. I returned from work the second day to find my wood floors scratched up from where a single worker had dragged my couch with no help from anybody else and no protection on the floor. A worker had also thrown a paint-soaked towel over a brand new silk shirt of my fiancee's. I again voiced concern and disappointment to Daniel and asked his workers be much more careful. He apologized and said they would be more careful.

However, the next day, my floors were again scratched up; this time much worse by a machine Daniel used right at the entrance. It had also become evident that Daniel was cutting corners and not using qualified workers (NOTE OF CAUTION: Make sure you have Daniel spell out in the contract what experience his workers will have; I relented when he pushed back on this during the negotiation process and I now realize the reason he did that was because he cuts corners). Examples include: 1) Walls that weren't patched despite my having flagged them for his workers (think this was because his workers didn't know how); 2) Different paint colors running into each other (his workers didn't know how to use blue tape); 3) Mortar/grout being smeared across the entire face of a brick wall and then being allowed to sit for four days (this was despite my raising concerns that I had never seen mortar smeared across the face of brick as it was actually happening); 4) Refusing to correctly complete items that were very clearly agreed to in the contract because they were ??more complicated than he thought? (such as installing door handles)

It was initially hard to stay mad at Daniel because he was apologetic and said he would take care of the problem. But the problems multiplied and Daniel??s claims that he would take care of mistakes didn't materialize.

It all came to a head when for two weeks Daniel stalled the repair of the brick his employee had ruined. Daniel had initially said he would order new brick on a Saturday. The following Wednesday, I encountered his employee attempting to scrape off the mortar from the brick face with a metal tool (after drying for 4 days). The employee said the brick was now like new and didn't need replacement. Needless to say, the brick was far from new (scraped, chipped, discolored from a chemical he used and still full of mortar in many places). I confronted Daniel and he said that he had decided (unilaterally and without any consultation with me) that the brick could be repaired by scraping it and using chemicals and that it just needed sealer and would now be fine.

An argument of course ensued where I told him the brick was very clearly damaged and needed replacement. After I produced before and after photos (NOTE OF CAUTION: take as many "before" pictures as you can), he relented and said he would replace the brick and make it right. Unfortunately, Daniel continued to play games. The next day (Thursday), he claimed he had already ordered the brick on Monday, but was just saying he hadn't done so until I signed off on the other items in the contract (What? You were using the repair of damage you caused for something unrelated? Highly unethical). But when I called the brick distributors to see if he had placed an order, he hadn't. He had been lying about that too.

Despite brick distributors I called saying they could deliver brick the following day, it took Daniel 10 days to say he was ready with the brick (3 weeks after he was supposed to have ordered brick). This was also on the heels of him suggesting that I could simply not make the final payment due to him under the contract and we could then call it even on the brick (the cost of repair of course exceeded that payment, so I knew something was fishy). His workers tried to install the brick and it was a DISASTER. Daniel DOES NOT USE SKILLED WORKERS. The BRICKS were literally falling off my wall and there was an instruction manual the workers left on how to install TILE.

If you have a very simple job and don't mind very much about details, go with someone less costly. If there's anything more complicated New York Moderin Interiors will damage your apartment and cause a lot of heartburn

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My experience with Daniel was awful and ended with my apartment damaged by his inexperienced workers. I hired Daniel for a simple patch/paint job, as well as to install grout for brick that had already been installed.

When I first met with Daniel, he ensured me that everything in the apartment would be protected extremely well and that he would "probably spend an entire day" just on the protection of the apartment alone. When it came time to negotiate the contract, I again made it very clear how important protection was and was told not to worry and that they "weren't like other contractors".

When work first began, the only protection that Daniel's workers employed was the placement of thin brown paper over some of the floors. I raised concerns about this the first day, which Daniel ensured me would get resolved. I returned from work the second day to find my wood floors scratched up from where a single worker had dragged my couch with no help from anybody else and no protection on the floor. A worker had also thrown a paint-soaked towel over a brand new silk shirt of my fiancee's. I again voiced concern and disappointment to Daniel and asked his workers be much more careful. He apologized and said they would be more careful.

However, the next day, my floors were again scratched up; this time much worse by a machine Daniel used right at the entrance. It had also become evident that Daniel was cutting corners and not using qualified workers (NOTE OF CAUTION: Make sure you have Daniel spell out in the contract what experience his workers will have; I relented when he pushed back on this during the negotiation process and I now realize the reason he did that was because he cuts corners). Examples include: 1) Walls that weren't patched despite my having flagged them for his workers (think this was because his workers didn't know how); 2) Different paint colors running into each other (his workers didn't know how to use blue tape); 3) Mortar/grout being smeared across the entire face of a brick wall and then being allowed to sit for four days (this was despite my raising concerns that I had never seen mortar smeared across the face of brick as it was actually happening); 4) Refusing to correctly complete items that were very clearly agreed to in the contract because they were ??more complicated than he thought? (such as installing door handles)

It was initially hard to stay mad at Daniel because he was apologetic and said he would take care of the problem. But the problems multiplied and Daniel??s claims that he would take care of mistakes didn't materialize.

It all came to a head when for two weeks Daniel stalled the repair of the brick his employee had ruined. Daniel had initially said he would order new brick on a Saturday. The following Wednesday, I encountered his employee attempting to scrape off the mortar from the brick face with a metal tool (after drying for 4 days). The employee said the brick was now like new and didn't need replacement. Needless to say, the brick was far from new (scraped, chipped, discolored from a chemical he used and still full of mortar in many places). I confronted Daniel and he said that he had decided (unilaterally and without any consultation with me) that the brick could be repaired by scraping it and using chemicals and that it just needed sealer and would now be fine.

An argument of course ensued where I told him the brick was very clearly damaged and needed replacement. After I produced before and after photos (NOTE OF CAUTION: take as many "before" pictures as you can), he relented and said he would replace the brick and make it right. Unfortunately, Daniel continued to play games. The next day (Thursday), he claimed he had already ordered the brick on Monday, but was just saying he hadn't done so until I signed off on the other items in the contract (What? You were using the repair of damage you caused for something unrelated? Highly unethical). But when I called the brick distributors to see if he had placed an order, he hadn't. He had been lying about that too.

Despite brick distributors I called saying they could deliver brick the following day, it took Daniel 10 days to say he was ready with the brick (3 weeks after he was supposed to have ordered brick). This was also on the heels of him suggesting that I could simply not make the final payment due to him under the contract and we could then call it even on the brick (the cost of repair of course exceeded that payment, so I knew something was fishy). His workers tried to install the brick and it was a DISASTER. Daniel DOES NOT USE SKILLED WORKERS. The BRICKS were literally falling off my wall and there was an instruction manual the workers left on how to install TILE.

If you have a very simple job and don't mind very much about details, go with someone less costly. If there's anything more complicated New York Moderin Interiors will damage your apartment and cause a lot of heartburn

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Gus, you are basing this review of a very small job, by our standards, on one crew member who you did not like and it seems to me you originally planned to take our insurance company for a ride. That is why you were looking for every chance to find a fault and a loophole in our service. I took on this tiny $4000 job that no one else, it seemed, wanted to deal with it and I simply wanted to help you. From the moment I sent the proposal, you were nickle and diming and crossing line items out in the contract. In addition, you had an unfinished job from another contractor (which should have been a warning sign for me), that I agreed to finish. - Again, to help you. Despite all the issues you were intentionally looking for to bash my reputation, I never quit on the job and never cut corners despite what you said here. It always seems that people like you who nickle and dime expect the most. Things go wrong on every job. Its all about how they are fixed. I addressed and fixed every single caprice you had despite you acting as if I with my crew was a team of your slaves. My company's workers are highly skilled pros and we have many happy clients with much bigger jobs. We have just finished a 3000 sq ft gut renovation of an entire floor of a building on Union Square while running 5 other jobs concurrently. All clients happy. Total job scope is 100 times bigger than yours. Your negative review based on one worker whom you did not like, is too small of a sample to judge our business and my work ethic. You have been blackmailing me with writing this review for weeks. I hope you are happy now. The final piece of the puzzle was a deadline to replace the backsplash by 2/22/12. Today is 2/15/12. You are not letting us finish with no legitimate reason and judging us before we are done??? It takes away from the legitimacy of your accusations. Other contractors, please be forewarned, Gus Garcia will take you and your insurance company for a ride.
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After remodeling the kitchen and bathroom in my new home, I honestly couldn't be happier with New York Modern Interiors. I'm so happy with the whole outcome, the tile work they did for my new backsplash and countertops in both bathroom and kitchen came out phenominal. Colors matched perfect, neat, and gave my home a whole lot more worth to it. Love them!

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After remodeling the kitchen and bathroom in my new home, I honestly couldn't be happier with New York Modern Interiors. I'm so happy with the whole outcome, the tile work they did for my new backsplash and countertops in both bathroom and kitchen came out phenominal. Colors matched perfect, neat, and gave my home a whole lot more worth to it. Love them!

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These guys are true professionals! We recently had a major renovation of our NY condo performed by New York Modern Interiors. The completed job was performed with quality workmanship and superior fit and finish.The project supervisor was extremely professional. their craft workers were very detail oriented and clean from beginning to finish. We are very happy with the work!

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These guys are true professionals! We recently had a major renovation of our NY condo performed by New York Modern Interiors. The completed job was performed with quality workmanship and superior fit and finish.The project supervisor was extremely professional. their craft workers were very detail oriented and clean from beginning to finish. We are very happy with the work!

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