Testimonials

Our clients are a passionate bunch. See what they’ve had to say about their experience with Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning PC.

Paul has been very patient and helpful during the redesign of our house. His suggestions on layout and design helped us move from the idea stage to the building stage.

—Keli & Phil Thompson

My experience with Paul Cataldo was impeccable. He was there by my side from start to finish and thereafter.  Whenever I needed to ask a question about Town protocols, I never hesitated to ask Paul and he always returned my call and put my mind at ease.  In this, for what it seemed like, a never ending process of adding an accessory apartment to my house for my parents, Paul was my go to guy for anything that applied to The Town of Brookhaven. He not only helped me fill out paperwork, but he also showed up at the Accessory Apartment Board Hearing with me because he knew how nervous I was. If I ever have to do another project on my house, Paul is definitely the one I will be calling for plans.  He not only designed the most beautiful Accessory Apartment for my parents and an amazing new roof layout, we also made a new friend during this experience.  Thank you Paul, you are the best.

—Kim and Jimmy Dvorznak

My husband and I purchased a home that required a lot of updating. Our project included several structural redesigns for both aesthetic and safety reasons. We hired Paul Cataldo as our 203K HUD consultant and got so much more. He assisted us every step of the way: from selecting a contractor, to filing for permits, and most importantly – making structural and design suggestions. He has a seemingly unending supply of patience and works well with many types of personalities.

Several months after we were able to move into our home, I had to relocate my retail business into a new store. Paul visited the store and noticed that the lighting situation was very poor. I explained that finances were extremely limited and that I would not be able to take on that project for quite a while. He mentioned that there was a rebate program available at LIPA that would allow me to refit my store with new lighting. Several days later he called to provide me with the names and contact information of individuals who could help me. He saved me thousands of dollars and enabled me to get the project done much sooner than I thought would be possible. My husband and I are very grateful for all that Paul has done for us.

—Marcelo & Lainie Litovsky

We could not be happier with our design. Our new addition accommodates our growing family in ways we could not imagine. The way you situated all the rooms and changed the prior interior work makes our home more functional then we could have imagined. Having two children that was very important to us, especially squeezing in that laundry room.

We would also like to thank you for being there every step of the way, through the board of health, all the inspections, and helping us through all of the paper work. Jess and I can’t thank you enough.

—The Monti Family

If you’re looking for an architect, Paul Cataldo is an excellent choice. Paul worked with my husband and I from the idea stage of our project to the sit-back-and-relax stage. Paul provided a plethora of knowledge about planning, building and supplies. Through it all, Paul was creative, honest and guided us through building our extension with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

—Stacy

We’re starting the big project on Friday, in a large part because of you. We thank you for it. You have made this part of the process very enjoyable. That counts for a lot. Not to mention that, you also do great work. John Hayes, who is contracting the job for us, is impressed with the plans – excited to execute the design. Please know that we appreciate your enthusiasm, humor, patience, knowledge, imagination, and talent. Your friends,

—Kerry & Joan

I’ve known Paul for at least twenty-years. We have worked on many projects together. As a HUD consultant for our 203K program he contacts the customers and gives them the advice they need to do all the proper repairs. He ok’s the repairs and makes sure the customer is getting a fair shake from their contractor. His paperwork is always on time and fully completed. Paul has designed and drawn plans for custom houses for me over the years and was always quick to comply with any changes that I needed. Thank you,

—Joseph Latini Sr.

Paul’s attention to both technical and ascetic details made our project go very smoothly. Paul was always willing to listen to and incorporate our ideas into the project whenever possible. Although our project was only a small front porch it was treated with as much attention and care as if it were a major construction job. Paul made himself available to interface if and when needed with any contractors and/or town inspectors as needed during our project. Thank you, Paul.

—Rhonda and Paul Frisone

We were so happy with your work. You were open to our ideas and put them together in a way we never could. You made us aware of issues that could arise throughout the permit process. We appreciate you seeing the work through to the end, and our renovation was a total success. The home sold in one day! We will definitely use you for our next home.

—Donna and Peter Rowlinson

Paul redesigned our home in 2011. He was absolutely wonderful to work with.  Aside from his own creativity, he was very conscientious of what our needs and desires were.  We could not have been more pleased with the outcome of his design.  Paul was so easy to work with and an absolute pleasure to be around.  We would not use anyone else in the future.

—Jill & Eric Harridon

After working with a number of “conventional’ residential architects, Paul immediately understood our vision and brought additional insight and understanding to our homes design.  Paul’s conscientious and thorough approach mixed well with his out of the box thinking, that produced a superior solution to architectural design challenges.  We couldn’t have found a better fit for out project.  Forever grateful Paul.

—Jim and Joanna Wood

Paul Cataldo approached our renovation project by first gathering information about our design expectations.  Paul carefully listened and made appropriate suggestions. He provided laymens terms when needed. Paul is aware of all town code requirements. He recommended an item to exceed code due to potential wind gusts at our location.  Paul was available for every phase of construction.  Paul’s detailed architect plans are explicit for builders to follow.  Paul Cataldo’s professional response and cordial nature provides the attention any individual seeks from their architect.

—Brian and Barbara McCarrick

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