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NY/NJ Focus | CHARLEW BUILDERS
'They've always instilled the importance
of partnerships and the need to co-exist.'
that it takes creativity, patience and persistence to make such projects possible,"
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The Schenectady, New York-based company
offers a portfolio of more than 20 standard
home styles, which feature three to five
bedrooms and can be either semi-customized or fully customized to a client's needs.
"It's truly my passion - building and
developing communities - as it was my
family's," Lewandowski says. "What sets us
apart in today's marketplace is the personalization of every home, which we customize
to our clients' lifestyle.
Lewandowski attributes much of the
company's success to its relationships with
clients. "I interact with each and everyone
of our clients." Lewandowski says. "We
build their homes as if they are our own, so
what's important to them, is certainly most
important to us."
Charlew Builders builds homes, which
range in cost from $300,000 to more than
$1 million. The company could not build
these homes without the continued
support of its subcontractors and suppliers,
some of who have worked with Charlew
Builders offers more than
20 standard home styles that can be
semi-customized or fully customized.
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Builders for more than 40 years, according
"Another thing that sets us apart from our
competition is that our business relationships with our subcontractors are generational," Lewandowski says. "Today, we're
working with second-generation family
businesses, which is a huge advantage. We
know how to work together seamlessly and
get the job done.
"I attribute the success of our relation-
ships to the thoughts and beliefs of Charles
and Lawrence Lewandowski," he added.
"They've always instilled the importance of
partnerships and the need to co-exist. We
want our partnerships to prosper and carry
on. And our long-standing relationships are
certainly an example of that."
The Charlew Builders team works closely
with its clients to personalize homes, brainstorm innovative ideas and create customizable concepts.
"Once we have those concepts identified we send them to an engineer for final
review," Lewandowski explains. "Our team
works with each client, so we'll hold several
meetings to understand their lifestyle,
which includes the functional needs and
leisure desires of the family. From there,
with their valuable input, together, we craft
a high-quality home."
The Lewandowski family has developed
many homes through the years, and there
is not one that is more special than the
other. "They're all special to me," Lewandowski says. "We work six days a week and
every single day I get up with a bounce in
my step because I'm excited about every