Working with Kennedy Construction Services, run by Joe Kennedy, was a great experience from beginning to end. Early on in the process Joe told my wife and I that he would help us build our dream house and that is exactly what he did. It was a big project, a four-story brownstone in Bed-Stuy, which needed a lot of work. There was a lot of beautiful old detail but everything else had to be either replaced or updated. The work included structural work, all new plumbing, electrical and HVAC, new kitchens and bathrooms, new floors and facade, outdoor deck, and restoration to all the fireplaces and 19th century woodwork. At every juncture Joe’s crew was top notch, finishing everything on time and budget and the jobsite had a great atmosphere of camaraderie.

Personally Joe is an easygoing, levelheaded GC with great taste and ingenuity. He was always available and was totally committed to making the project be the best that it could possibly be. The budgeting and fund allocation was totally transparent and I always felt that my renovation was in good hands. I would recommend Kennedy Construction to anyone with a building project big or small.

Kon Trubkovich, Client


My office has worked with Kennedy Construction Services for more than ten years now and have completed several projects together.  Their work is always first rate with a high standard for quality workmanship and attention to detail.  The sub-contractors are chosen for their skills and have a good track record in performing their respective trade.  Joe Kennedy plays a direct role in each project ensuring that the jobs are well organized and well run.  I will always be happy to recommend Kennedy Construction to my clients.

Robert W. Anthony Architect, PLLC


I've known and worked with Joseph Kennedy and Kennedy Construction Services on at least three projects over the past sixteen years. These include an office renovation, a pre-war co-op renovation in Manhattan and, most recently, parts of a wood frame house renovation in Brooklyn. There have been projects with several other contractors along the way but none has been as organized, thoughtful and detail oriented. Communication has always been excellent, billing clear and the work top-notch. And that goes for the entire organization. KCS's crew members are personable, polite and positive. Working with the entire organization has always been a rewarding pleasure. I look forward to many more projects to come. Highly recommended. 

Braden King, Client


As Connecticut-based architects, we needed to find just the right contractor for a project on the Upper West Side. We chose Kennedy Construction Services over a number of other candidates and couldn't be more pleased with the process and the product. It's so easy to work with them! They have the experience, resources, organization and sophistication to execute highly-specific and detailed architectural designs. They share our passion for quality and commitment to client satisfaction.  We appreciate that they take the time to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project - take ownership, if you will - and that includes, importantly, the design intent. It's something we struggle to find in the market these days, and when we do, they're a keeper. And so, the simplest way to put it: for our next City project, we will look no further than Kennedy CS.

Chris Arelt, Nautilus Architects


Kennedy Construction Services did a gut renovation of our apartment, and we couldn't be happier with the results. He and his team took an apartment with out-of-date electric, warped, stained walls that needed re-plastering, an inefficient use of space, and floors that needed an overhaul, and they turned it into a modern, airy, and beautiful home. Joe was level-headed and always easy to talk things through with, he had fantastic ideas about design and construction, and he teamed up with people who were the same. The cabinet maker he worked with made beautiful custom cabinets that perfectly fit our kitchen, for example. He came in under budget, and if there were delays, Joe and his team worked overtime to make up for it. We like Joe so much that we'll be using him again when we combine our existing unit with the unit next to it.

Peter and Sarah M., Clients