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'Once I get my foot in the door, I can
show them what I can do.'
people come to know you and know you're a company they want to
work with," DiPalermo explains. "Our clients are our best marketers.
Prospective clients can get a real feel for what it's like to work with us
by speaking with our existing clients and architects."
Developing long-term relationships with subcontractors is just as
important as doing so with clients. DiPalermo says most of Source
Construction's subs have worked with him since the beginning and
for his father for 25 years before that. "I try to treat everyone and
work with everyone like they are extensions of me and my family,"
he explains. "You have to have something that distinguishes you
in the industry and we are all about serving the client and working
well together. We have just been together forever. It's organic; everyone knows everyone and jumps in to help each other. Because I have
a longstanding relationship with my subs, I'm able to negotiate the
best rates for my clients."
Source Construction is able to offer a high level of service because
of its relationships with subcontractors. Its core team is always there
when needed and works daily to minimize issues that can arise on
the job site. "We are able to offer that kind of service to our clients
who are very demanding," DiPalermo says. "We are dealing with the
top one percent and we live in the city in which everything is expected to happen in a New York minute. We have to be that responsive,
service the client, get the job done and keep our reputation strong."

Opportunities for residential work continue to present themselves. Source Construction will be completing a loft on 17th Street
and another in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. The company will
also be starting the interior construction of three apartment combinations on Fifth Avenue near New York University.
Although most of Source Construction's focus is on residential
interiors, the company is in the middle of a commercial project to
transform a four-story residential townhome into the offices of the
Richard Avedon Foundation.
"It was a residential space, and we turned it into the foundation's
flagship," DiPalermo says. "We put in new steel framing, fire stairs
and a new elevator. We also put in new finishes, floors, walls and
ceilings - basically everything."
Moving forward, Source Construction plans to continue its
focus on residential townhome interiors and building its niche.
"We are moving in that direction now," DiPalermo says. "I've been
in the business for a long time. Once I get my foot in the door, I
can show them what I can do and develop a long-term relationship with the client."

Residential Boom
Source Construction has seen an increase in residential interior
work. The company recently completed an $8 million townhouse
renovation in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Source Construction
added a steam room, rooftop pool and elevator to the home, but the
biggest improvement was dropping the basement slab three feet.
Dropping the slab allowed for a new configuration of the townhome's main entrance and for a wine cellar to be created in the
basement. "Now, you go up a flight of stairs to the main entrance
and underneath that is the entrance to the cellar level," DiPalermo explains. "We made the basement into a cellar and took
out the back of the building to put in floor-to-ceiling glass. We
restored the façade of the building back to the way it was when it
was originally built."
Twenty-five years ago, DiPalermo and his father restored a Brooklyn Heights townhouse back to its original façade, and received an
award from The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission for
their work. Today, Source Construction continues to perform maintenance on the home for the same client. DiPalermo says his father
tags along whenever the company gets the call to catch up with his
old client. "That's my father's client and I was in my early 20s when
we remodeled the townhouse," he remembers. "The client now calls
me to help service his townhouse."

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