three traits that aren’t often found in contractors – he was an active problem solver who worked closely with me, my spouse, and our architect to achieve our goal at a reasonable cost. Our goal: gut-renovation of a 7,500 square foot brownstone without destroying its charm. I’m not sure if it was Antoin’s old-world sensibilities or his appreciation of craft or merely his ability to grasp other people’s visions, but Antoin gave us exactly what we wanted. And we enjoyed the process. I highly recommend him.