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The Top 6 Construction Trends To Watch For In 2018

Construction Industry Trends 2018

January 19th, 2018

The construction industry is ever-changing. Major advances in technology, a growing focus on going green and several natural disasters like the wildfires in California and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma all impacted the construction industry in 2017.     Here’s a look at The Top 6 Construction Trends that Ben’s General Contracting Corp. predicts the industry […]

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7 Simple Things You Can Do To Prepare Your House For Winter Weather

Preparing House For Winter Weather

December 15th, 2017

With the temperature quickly dropping and fall coming to an end, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for winter. Investing a little time and money in winterizing now will help keep your home safe and warm during the colder months, as well as saving you money on utility bills. Here are […]

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Boost Your Commercial Building’s Energy Efficiency With These Top 4 Tactics

Energy Saving Tips For Commercial Buildings

September 26th, 2017

With the price of energy continuing to rise and an increased focus on going green, many companies are starting to look at how to reduce their energy consumption. Each year, 30% of the energy consumed by the average commercial building is wasted energy, according to Think for a minute about how much money that […]

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Top 7 Ways To Manage Your Home Construction Project Challenges

Home Construction Project 7 Tips

August 4th, 2017

Does the thought of the stress that goes along with remodeling your home or building a new home make you cringe? If so you’ve probably lived through a stressful construction project or have heard horror stories from someone who has. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with these 7 tips on how to successfully manage […]

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Get Your Office Space Remodeled Or A New Commercial Office Built Successfully With These Three Tips

3 Tips Commercial Office Space Remodeling & Construction

July 10th, 2017

Remodeling your existing office space or building a new commercial office space soon? Here are 3 tips on how you can make sure your project is a success: Start Early On and Time Your Project Right The key to ensuring a successful commercial office space construction project is to start planning early on. Designing plans, […]

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Ben’s General Contracting CEO Ben Jackson Now A NARI Certified Remodeler

Ben Jackson - NARI Certified Remodeler

June 30th, 2017

June 26, 2017, The National Association of Remodeling Industry, NYC/Long Island Chapter announced that our very own CEO, Ben Jackson, has successfully achieved the prestigious Certified Remodeler status. To be a certified remodeler, it is important that you possess extensive knowledge and skills in a broad range of remodeling areas. The certification proves Ben Jackson’s […]

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Ben’s Wins Three Regional NARI 2017 CotY Awards Spanning Commercial And Residential Work

Ben's NARI 2017 CotY Awards - Regional Winner Commercial & Residential Interiors

May 30th, 2017

We are proud to announce that Ben’s General Contracting has been recognized for Three Regional Contractor of the Year awards in 2017 from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, including both Commercial and Residential projects. The awards are: Commercial Award (one project) 2017 CotY Award Regional Contractor of the Year Commercial Interior Region 1 […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Commercial Property

Buying A Commercial Property

May 9th, 2017

Finding the right property to build your commercial space on is crucial to the success of your business. In fact, it is just as important as the products or services you offer. There are many factors to take into consideration before beginning your search. Here are 4 of the most vital things to consider: Location, […]

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Why You Should Be Considering Modular Construction For Your Next Commercial Project

commercia modular construction benefits

April 27th, 2017

You have probably heard of modular construction or maybe even seen a modular home being built or transported on the highway. But did you know a modular building is not just for residential projects? More and more companies are turning to modular as a quicker and more cost-effective solution to their commercial construction needs. Customized […]

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Creating A Floor Plan That Is Right For Your Family: 3 Important Tips From Our Design Team

How To Design A Floor Plan

March 3rd, 2017

When designing a floor plan for your new home or even when renovating your home, it is important to take everything into consideration. Here are 3 tips from Ben’s General Contracting Corp.’s design team to help you create a dream home that is beautiful, functional, and will ensure high resale value: Maximize The View Does […]

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Local Officials Seek Extension On NY Rising Deadlines For Home Elevations

NY Rising Home Elevation Deadlines

February 27th, 2017

Nassau County Legislator Steven D. Rhoads held a press conference yesterday along with Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino urging Governor Cuomo to extend the March 1st and September 1st NY deadlines for home elevations that were announced by NY Rising in December 2016. Rhoads explained that “NY Rising is supposed to be helping people […]

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4 LI Small Business Owners’ Wish List For The New Administration

LI Business Owners Wish List - Ben's General Contracting

February 22nd, 2017

With the goal of growing their businesses and supporting job creation, many Long Island, NY small business owners are hopeful about the new Trump administration’s plans to cut taxes and reduce federal regulations. Below are some of the changes that business owners would like to see implemented: Trump has promised to “repeal and replace” the […]

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NY Rising Deadlines And How They Affect Your Project

NY Rising: Notice of Deadlines For Your Funding and Completion of Your Construction Project

February 17th, 2017

In December 2016, many homeowners in the NY Rising program received a document entitled “NOTICE OF DEADLINES FOR YOUR FUNDING AND COMPLETION OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT”. According to NY Rising’s website, this notice was sent to “active applicants with incomplete projects”. To better assist our existing and potential customers in understanding what these deadlines mean […]

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Ben’s Successful House Elevation Project In Baldwin NY

Home Elevation Baldwin New York

January 9th, 2017

Wayne and Mala first came to our office about lifting their Baldwin, NY home in May of 2014. Ben met with them and felt they clicked right away. Ben remembers when their home was built and knew their original architect well so he completely understood the structural design of this 10 year old home. He […]

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Ben’s Closes 2016 With Three Prestigious 2016 NARI “Contractor of the Year” Awards In Both Commercial and Residential Categories

Ben's NARI 2016 COTY Award Winner

December 22nd, 2016

After vote, Ben’s has been selected as the 2016 Contractor Of The Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI NYC/LI Chapter), securing both Gold and Silver level honors. Freeport, NY—Ben’s General Contracting has been recognized for three major accomplishments this year by NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry NYC/Long Island […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Wins 2016 COTY Award in Commercial Interior Category For Brooklyn, NY Cash Checking Franchise’s Flagship Store

PLS Brooklyn Before Renovation

December 22nd, 2016

Building on a growing portfolio of commercial projects, Ben’s has been selected as the 2016 “Silver Winner” for Commercial Interiors by NARI for the CotY Awards. Here is a project overview and description. Quick Overview: PLS Cash Checking CotY Award 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year Silver Winner Commercial Interior TOTAL PROJECT COST: $359,296.00 Project […]

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Following Successful Amityville, NY Home Elevation, Ben’s Is Gold Winner of 2016 Regional NARI CotY Award in “Residential Exterior” Category

Before House Elevation

December 22nd, 2016

Overcoming numerous unique challenges during a Long Island home elevation, Ben’s gains recognition from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry as the 2016 Contractor Of The Year in the Category of Residential Exteriors over $200,000. Quick Overview: Private Home Elevation & Renovation NARI CotY Award 2016 Regional Contractor of the Year Gold Winner in […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Wins 2016 COTY Award in Residential Exteriors Raising and Renovating Amityville ‘Classic’ Style Home

Amityville NY Home Elevation Ben's

December 22nd, 2016

Winning two CotY awards in Residential Exteriors, and one CotY award in Commercial Interiors, Ben’s racks up three total wins in this year’s NARI awards. Below is an overview of how Ben’s elevated this unique home and did so in a short timeframe successfully to get this family home. Quick Overview Private Home Elevation Early […]

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How Ben’s House Lifting Solution Helped A Family In Oceanside, NY

House Lift in Oceanside NY

November 16th, 2016

Sheila and Eric live in Oceanside, NY, in a 950sq. ft. cape, along with their parent’s and son. After hurricane Sandy, their house, located in the flood zone, incurred substantial damage and required lifting. Devastated by the damaging effects of the hurricane, and daunted by the long hard road ahead of them to raise their […]

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Why This Family Called Ben’s For Their House Lifting Project In Amityville?

House Lifting in Amityville

October 7th, 2016

James and Marilyn own a nicely renovated 1700 sq. ft. house in Amityville that needed to be lifted. They called Ben’s because Jim is in the industry and is aware of Ben’s General Contracting’s dedication to its customers. They knew that Ben’s would be the company to get them in their house in a timely […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Is Part Of A Local Effort Helping Louisiana Flood Victims

Ben’s General Contracting Is Part Of A Local Effort Helping Louisiana Flood Victims

September 26th, 2016

Louisiana flood victims have a long road until recovery, but local Long Islanders are doing their part to help storm and flood victims. Last week, organizations and individuals from around the Long Island area came together to help. Among them were Ben Jackson and Jennifer Jerome of Ben’s. The supplies, covering everything families need for […]

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How Ben’s Resolved The Challenges In Lifting The House Of A Freeport Family

Before Freeport House Lifting

August 29th, 2016

Margaret and Roberto are long time Freeport residents who came to Ben’s for their house lifting project because they felt confident and comfortable with us. We were the first call they made in August of 2014. We referred them to one our Architects and he created their plans and began the NY Rising Process. By […]

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How Ben’s Helped A Family In East Rockaway Lift Their House

Before House Raising in East Rockaway

August 29th, 2016

Tim and Lisa are residents of East Rockaway with 2 grown boys and 2 dogs. Their biggest concern was that the house lift would keep them out of their house too long. They were also nervous about what the sprinklers would do to the interior finishes of their home. We set their mind at ease […]

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Why This Family Called Ben’s For Their House Raising Project In Freeport?

August 29th, 2016

Neville and Missy are residents of Freeport when they were hit by hurricane Sandy. They had a foot of water in their home during the storm. The damage was devastating and so they considered lifting their house. They reached out to a neighbor who is a local architect and very familiar with the NY Rising […]

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4 Major Advantages Of Modular Home Construction

Modular Home Construction

August 11th, 2016

If you have ever done a home improvement project you know how stressful, time consuming and costly it can be. Often times you are running from store to store to pick out tiles, bringing home and agonizing over countless cabinet and countertop samples, and usually wind up over budget and behind schedule. Fortunately, there is […]

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New Plan To Save Town Of Hempstead Homeowners $1000 When Raising Their Homes

August 1st, 2016

Will house raising costs be eased soon for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy? For many, the hurdles to complete paperwork, comply with requirements and pay the bills have continued to be very challenging, years later. According to an article on News 12, The Town of Hempstead’s supervisor has now proposed a new plan today to […]

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Spacing Of Compression/Tension Helical Piles Based On 3 Definitions

Helical Piles Spacing

July 7th, 2016

The spacing of helical piles has many definitions across manufacturers, acceptance criteria and codes. The only similarity is all are based on the Diameter of Largest Helix Plate, (DLH as defined in this report). Based on this similarity, we can conclude that helical piles as an end bearing system would naturally cause spacing criteria to […]

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Factors To Consider Before Starting A Commercial Business

July 6th, 2016

What Does It Take To Start A Commercial Job? Business owners are constantly in a rush! Right after you sign the lease, you would like to start making your money back as soon as possible. We get that. In order to do so, there are measures you have to take in order to avoid any […]

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What On Earth Is A Modular Home, Anyway?

Modular Home Construction

June 23rd, 2016

When I tell people that I work in the modular home sales department for Ben’s General Contracting Corp., they often look at me with a puzzled look on their faces. Many have never heard of a modular home before. Those who have are usually unclear on exactly what a modular home is. One of the […]

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Preparing for a House Lift

House Lift Completed Long Island NY

June 8th, 2016

Homeowners often worry that preparing their home and family for a house lift is a daunting task.  I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be.  The key is to focus on what is important and to be organized. Preparation for Limited Interior Work If the interior work is limited, your preparation will be […]

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Plaza 48 Shopping Center Façade Case Study, Long Island City

February 29th, 2016

The Challenge Plaza 48, a very busy shopping mall in Long Island City, NY was in dire need of an update. The space which contains several retail shops and restaurants presented a real challenge. The owners made it clear to us that during this shopping center façade renovation, we were to allow access to the […]

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NY Rising Grant Program And Your Elevation: BGC News Update

NY Rising Logo

January 29th, 2016

IMPORTANT NY RISING UPDATE—OFFICIAL BGC NEWS Attention Long Island and New York homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy: As many of you know, New York Rising is funded by HUD through GOSR (Government Office of Storm Recovery). NYR was set up to assist people with damage from 3 storms, the main one being Hurricane Sandy. Now, […]

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Ben’s Adds 2015 Platinum COTY Award In Commercial Interiors For Lynbrook Burger Bandit To Its Growing Awards Portfolio

Burger Bandit Endorsement Ben's General Contracting

January 26th, 2016

Freeport, NY—Ben’s General Contracting has excelled yet again by winning the 2015 platinum COTY award for building Burger Bandit in Lynbrook. “This project was very challenging, however we delivered an excellent result,” mentioned Ben Jackson in a recent interview. “The teamwork of our supervisors, the designer, the architect and the owner was a recipe for […]

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Ben Jackson Receives National Award for Reinstating Nassau County Home Improvement Industry Board

NARI National Award 2015 Ben's General Contracting

April 22nd, 2015

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has named Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting the National award winner for his work chairing the Government Affairs Committee, which resulted in the Nassau Home Industry Board being reinstated. Ben’s was previously named Northeast Regional CotY winner in the Commercial Interiors category, and it has also […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Voted Best of Houzz 2015 for Customer Service

February 19th, 2015

Houzz (, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2015. Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 25 Million Monthly Users Reveals Ben’s Is Among The Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Designers. Ben’s General Contracting was voted into the prestigious Customer Service category as […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Corp. Named NARI 2015 Northeast Regional Contractor Of The Year (CotY) Winner for Commercial Interiors

2015 NARI COTY Regional Contractor Commerical Interiors Award

February 13th, 2015

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Ben’s General Contracting of Long Island, NY receives prestigious status as NARI Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) for Commercial Interiors. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Names 160 Regional CotY Winners. Each year NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; Opens New Headquarters in Freeport, NY


February 3rd, 2015

January 23, 2015 New Headquarters Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Joined by staff, local officials and business partners, Ben’s General Contracting formally opened the doors to its new headquarters in Freeport, NY on January 23, 2015. Ben’s just recently received the coveted Contractor Of The Year Award by NARI for its commercial interiors […]

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Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting Featured In New Hammer Magazine Article

Hammer Magazine

January 15th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Freeport, NY–Ben’s is featured in one of the “region’s most circulated news magazine for Builders, Remodelers, Architects, Designers & Real Estate Professionals.” NARI NYC/LI Partners with Nassau County Consumer Affairs to Reinstate Home Improvement Industry Board NARI’S Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting Corp. and other chapter members have […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Is Voted The 2014 Contractor Of The Year For Remodeling Work In Commercial Interiors

Ben's General Contracting -2014 Contractor Of The Year

November 24th, 2014

—After vote, Ben’s receives prestigious “Contractor Of The Year” award in the category of Commercial Interiors— Freeport, NY–Ben’s has been voted the 2014 Contractor Of The Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI NYC/LI Chapter). Following an in depth review process, Ben’s was selected as the Silver Winner for excellence in Commercial […]

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NYC/LI Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) partners with Nassau County Consumer Affairs to Reinstate Home Improvement Industry Board

Ben's General Contracting Corp Logo

October 29th, 2014

NYC/LI NARI Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ben Jackson, of Ben’s General Contracting Corp, and other chapter members have worked closely with Nassau County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Madalyn Farley to reinstate the Home Improvement Industry Board, and their efforts have proven successful. One of NARI’s core missions is to encourage ethical conduct, good business practices and […]

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Three Financial Institution Construction Tips For East Coast Companies

Financial Institution Construction

June 16th, 2014

Are you planning to build a financial institution or renovate an existing structure? Whether you’re building a commercial bank, credit union or any other type of financial company, financial institutions are considered the backbone of a community. Here are a few financial institution construction tips to keep in mind: Location Consider having a ‘corner store’ […]

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How To Build a Safe & Efficient Shop or Factory | Industrial Contractor

Industrial Contracting

June 9th, 2014

If you are planning to build a factory, a shop or even a new addition to an existing facility, hiring the best industrial contractor should be a top priority in your to-do-list. Here are a few tips on how to build a safe and efficient shop or factory: Design Your Workspace for Productivity Albert Einstein […]

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What You Need to Know When Building an Office Space

Commercial Office Space

June 5th, 2014

The design of a space impacts how people interact, collaborate, meet and do business. It also impacts perceptions of your company formed by visitors and customers. As a result, the quality of an office space can influence everything from productivity to work flow, morale, expense levels, shrink, safety, customer experiences, and accessibility, to name a […]

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How To Build a Successful Veterinarian Clinic or Animal Hospital

Veterinary Construction Contractors

May 6th, 2014

Whether it’s a large or small veterinary clinic, every pet owner desires to bring his/her pets to a facility that provides extraordinary service. If you are planning to build a veterinarian clinic, you’ll need a building that will complement your business and accommodate pet owners and patients. Veterinary construction contractors suggest the following tips when […]

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Advice On Building a Dental Office and Medical Office

Dental Office

May 6th, 2014

Are you planning to build a new dental office in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Merrick, Massapequa or Garden City, New York? Or, a new medical practice office where you can see patients? Building a medical office is one of the biggest professional steps you will ever take. Here are a few helpful tips to help make […]

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How to Build a Successful Retail Store in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Long Island

Retail Contractor

May 1st, 2014

Are you planning to open a new restaurant, jewelry store, book store, furniture store, clothing store or any type of retail store in New York? Thinking about renovating an existing store location? A general contractor with experience building retail space can help you create a warm and inviting shopping experience for your customers. Here are […]

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Victims of the Scaffold Law: An Interview With Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting

April 1st, 2014

Victims of the Scaffold Law Ben Jackson, owner of Ben’s General Contracting Corp., shares his perspective about the New York State Scaffold Law and the impact it has had on the local community in this new video. View The Interview By Clicking Below: New York’s “Scaffold Law” holds property owners fully liable in lawsuits for […]

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Ben Jackson Spotlite Radio Interview 3/22/14, Ben’s General Contracting Long Island

spotlite radio

March 26th, 2014

Spotlite Radio Interview 3/22 A March 22, 2014 Spotlite Radio interview with our own Ben Jackson discusses NY Rising and the after effects of Hurricane Sandy. 18 months after the storm, Long Island general contractor Ben Jackson shares his perspectives on the progress being made, the challenges homeowners are still facing, the effects of the […]

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Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting Gets Honored by the Freeport Chamber of Commerce


March 24th, 2014

At Ben’s General Contracting, we are proud to announce that on Friday, April 4th, 2014, our very own Ben Jackson will be honored, at the Coral House, for his participation in rebuilding the Freeport community after Storm Sandy. Freeport Chamber of Commerce president, Charles Hirschberg, recently commended Ben for working non-stop to help residents rebuild […]

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NY Rising – A Contractor’s View Revisited – Special LongIslandNY.TV Report

February 27th, 2014

IMPORTANT NY RISING UPDATE FOR LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS (Nassau County, North and South Shores) 6 weeks after our first interview, Ben Jackson speaks with LongIslandNY.TV again about updates to the NY Rising program. The full NY Rising video with NY Rising Contractor Ben Jackson can be found here NY Rising has changed their program. They […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Shares Exit 10 55 TV Interview Discussing Local Progress In NY Rising & Sandy Recovery Efforts


February 3rd, 2014

2/2/14 Exit 10 55 TV Interview with Richard Rose: Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting and Robert Kennedy, Mayor of Freeport, discuss NY Rising, news for homeowners, and Sandy Storm recovery. [Watch the full video below] Fourteen months after Storm Sandy, progress is being made for several Sandy victims. Yesterday, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy and […]

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Fire Sprinkler Update: NY Rising Update from Ben’s General Contracting

newsday article - fire sprinklers

January 28th, 2014

Today’s Newsday (article by Maura McDermott) talks about Sandy damaged elevated homes and issues surrounding new Fire Sprinkler codes.  According to the article, Long Island homeowners can now receive federal funds (via NY Rising) to help pay for fire sprinkler systems. This follows a New York issued a bulletin that explained that some elevated homes […]

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NY Rising Requirements Impact Number Of Local Contractors Who Can Do The Work

Hurricane Sandy Impact

January 9th, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BLOG POST IS FROM JANUARY 9, 2014 AND IS CURRENTLY OUT OF DATE. PLEASE CONTACT US AT 516-623-2945 FOR ALL OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON NY RISING. THANK YOU. Hurricane Sandy, Irene and Lee have had a devastating effect on our community. This came at time that we weren’t all flourishing. […]

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Raising Your Home & Residential Fire Sprinklers Costs: Will Insurance Companies and NY Rising Cover Costs In Their Assessments?

NY Rising Contractors

January 8th, 2014

After the flooding of Hurricane Sandy and the fear of insurance rates to come, many people are raising their homes. This has developed into a whole new engineering for elevation and flood water relief and sanitary conditions in reference to building. Many different styles of foundations, grade beams, flood vents, pilings, concrete piers, etc., have […]

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