Over 40 Years of High End Construction & Building Experience

MagnaPro Construction was founded in New York City in 2014 by Nicky Shulman and Albert Grodzki. With decades of luxury construction experience, MagnaPro has quickly become one of the top high end general contractors in NYC.

We are reliable, professional and provide the highest quality general contracting services, delivered on time and on budget for each project. Areas of expertise include general construction with a focus on renovations and remodels for both residential and commercial projects.

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MagnaPro Construction founder, Nicky Shulman, is a high end general contractor with over 20 years of luxury building experience.

Nicky Shulman

Co-Founder & Owner of MagnaPro Construction

Albert Grodzi is a co-founder of MagnaPro Construction and brings over 20 years of experience in New York City.

Albert grodzki

Co-Founder & Owner of MagnaPro Construction

 

 

Choosing MagnaPro as your New York City GC

We are knowledgeable about current industry practices, such as green building, solar and LED technology and we attend home and garden shows to stay on top of construction design trends. Here is what you can expect with MagnaPro GC:

  • Over 40 years of combined high end construction experience and over 20 years of NYC specific construction expertise

  • An outstanding in-house crew for custom installation, painting, plastering, millwork and finish carpentry, tiling and fine finishes

  • Exceptional team of subcontractors to bring your vision to life

  • A 2000 sq. ft. dedicated shop in Queens

  • A highly organized back office to order, track and handle logistics seamlessly for every project

  • A fair and honest general contractor with sound policies for health and safety across all jobs sites

  • A streamlined approach to delivering projects on time and on budget with unparalleled, meticulous quality

  • A GC that has experience selecting and installing some of the highest quality home products and appliances such as: Miele, Vola, Samuel Heath, Nora, Walker Zanger, Anne Sachs, Waterworks, USAE, PITT, ABC Stone


We Work with NYC’s Best Architects & Designers

We are a general contractor who enables architects and designers to stand out for their clients and we are thrilled to work with the best New York City has to offer. We believe that top-of-the-line materials coupled with care and know how can build beautiful, long lasting homes and spaces.

Have questions or want to learn more? Email us at info@magnaprocnst.com.


Are You ‘Searching for a General Contractor Near Me’?

 

We are a full service general contractor serving all of New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and surrounding boroughs. Based in Queens, less than 10 miles from Manhattan, it is a perfect spot for a high end construction shop.

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Your Questions, General Contractor Answers

We thought it would be helpful to post a few commonly asked questions in case you had that question too! If you have any additional questions, please email us at info@magnaprocnst.com.

 

what does your Paperwork look like?

We hear it almost every day that our paperwork is, well, great. MagnaPro has spent a lot of time ensuring that our documents are easy to read and understand. We have a welcome kit ready to send out to new clients, which includes a:

  • Proposal with MasterFormat divisions and CSI codes

  • Requisition Form

  • Company Profile introducing you to MagnaPro, New York’s high end general contractor

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what ARE MASTERFORMAT® and csi codes…And do you use them in your proposals?

MasterFormat is a way of organizing construction numbers and titles. Let’s face it, someone had to standardize construction information. To newbies, MasterFormat might seem daunting (all those codes and divisions, oh my!); however, after a while you will grow to love these numbers.

Here at MagnaPro we love MasterFormat so much, we developed our own 2018 custom excel template to more efficiently produce our proposals. MasterFormat CSI codes add structure to high end construction proposals. Imagine if every contractor grouped tasks and activities differently. Not only would it be hard to read, it would also be really hard to compare quotes from other GC’s. Utilizing MasterFormat ensures a consistent way to develop construction estimates, so clients can more easily understand the proposal and so GC’s can manage projects more effectively.

The MasterFormat website sums up MasterFormat pretty nicely :-)

The use of MasterFormat will lead to timelier project completion due to fewer errors and better communication among the various project teams.
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And some further light reading on Wikipedia

Sometimes referred to as the "Dewey Decimal System" of building construction, MasterFormat is a product of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). ... MasterFormat is used throughout the construction industry to format specifications for construction contract documents.
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As a high end general contractor in New York City, MagnaPro GC believes in honesty and integrity in our bidding process. We accurately bid each project for what we actually think it will take, and always recommend getting at least three bids per project.

 

what are GENERAL CONDITIONS anyway?

We get that the construction industry is confusing to most people, and given that, there have traditionally been unethical business practices in construction. MagnaPro stands for honesty and integrity and we believe in transparency throughout our projects, including the bidding process. We take great pride in being a reliable and professional high end general contractor in New York City.

So what are general conditions? And what are those other costs included in a in a high end GC proposal? They are typically: Insurance, Overhead and Profit, and General Conditions.

  • Insurance, we hope this one is pretty straightforward. Every reputable, licensed general contractor will have insurance to cover the entirety of the job amount and then some. MagnaPro will always check insurance requirements, and what a building may require, and we include a description of our insurance coverage in every proposal. Please make sure and check that the GC you pick has adequate insurance coverage. The insurance line item on the proposal is usually a percentage of the subtotal and will typically be 3-5% in New York.

  • Overhead and profit cover a GC’s time and expenses and is a percentage of the total project cost. Basically overhead costs are fixed expenses that arise from being in business but are not specific to any one job, such as office rent, office supplies, salaries/payroll, marketing, etc. And the profit part is of course how the business makes money!

    Here’s an excerpt from an article called ‘What’s Up with Overhead and Profit’:

Overhead costs are operating expenses for necessary equipment and facilities. Profit is what allows the GC to earn their living.
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  • General conditions or job specific overhead costs are those costs associated with a specific project but are not related to the physical construction. These are items like pre development time, material delivery costs, onsite utilities, specialty tools, parking fees, dumpsters, temporary lighting, site signage, and even drinking water for employees, etc. The list goes on and on. We think The Balance Small Business website sums up general conditions nicely:

The items included under the general conditions are all of those tools, resources, and equipment needed to build a project, but not directly related to the physical construction activities... 
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Clear as mud? MagnaPro is happy to answer any questions you may have, just email us at info@magnaprocnst.com.