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LICO Contracting, Inc.
29-10 20th Ave., Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 932-8300

High-end residential general contracting

Clients are "thrilled" with this family-owned firm. Customers tell us that Lico Contracting is dependable and gets the job done on time with excellent results. With 45 years in the business, the firm has built a reputation as one of the top contractors in the city. We're told that principle Rich Bruno and his professionals aim for, and deliver, great customer service. Many clients report that Lico's workers take care with details and communicate well about all aspects of a project; staff managers are always on site. Others praised Lico's shop drawings as beautiful and extremely helpful.

Lico performs mainly large renovation projects in Manhattan, Long Island and Greenwich for a roster of blue-chip clients. In addition to general contracting services, it offers millwork, tiling and plumbing services in-house. Customers are astounded by the museum-quality work Lico produces.

"Mindful of everything the clients and their home comfort." "Bruno is the Daniel Boulud of contractors."

Dear Rich,

We can't tell you enough how exquisite our apartment is. We absolutely love it. Thank you for your dedication to the project, your availability and your presence of mind at every given moment. You are a rare breed of contractor - one that I wish existed here in L.A. for our next project.

Again, thank you.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

To everyone at LICO,

Thank you all so much for a great effort and beautiful work on the Wilson project! We couldn't have done it without you.

Victoria Hagan Interiors


Now that we have moved into our apartment, Mrs. Eisenberg and I want you to know that we could not have been more pleased with every aspect of the project that you controlled. Your people, Ron Bacchi in particular, were a pleasure to work with, were responsive, and extremely capable.

If you ever want to use us for a reference, please feel free to do so.

Warren Eisenberg

Mario Bruno, Joe Gudino and everyone at LICO,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and the good wishes on our newly renovated apartment. Ken and I truly appreciate the quality of workmanship and the professionalism of everyone at LICO. We are amazed that you were able to finish the job on time! Thanks again!

Ellen and Ken Forrest

Dear Phillip,

Kathy and I would like to thank you, Cara and your team at LICO for a wonderful experience in completing our renovation. You and your team were always very polite and responsive, the workmanship of the highest quality and the cost and timing in line with our expectations, something that almost never happens. What began as a relatively modest renovation, quickly turned into a major renovation including a total redo of the kitchen and several bathrooms. You and your team really did a first class job in completing the work on a tight schedule without compromising quality.

We have used a few other contractors before and none of them come close to equaling your professionalism and high level of service. We will surely use you again in the future and we will continue to refer you to our friends and family.

Thank you again for all your time and efforts relating to this project.

Andrew Thomas

Dear Rich,

I can't tell you how pleased we are with all of your men. From Joe G. on down it is a delight to work with them. They are both professional and gentlemen. You should be very proud of them.

Charles M. Rosenthal

Dear Richard,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to Phillip Stehling for an outstanding job in renovating our apartment. Phillip has consistently demonstrated a keen ability to get difficult jobs done and done well. The apartment looks beautiful and as always he finished the job on time and on budget. My wife and I are extremely pleased with the results and have received numerous compliments from the building's management on his and his crew's professionalism.

I am also impressed by Phillip's willingness to go above and beyond his immediate responsibilities as he was very helpful to my wife in making decisions and going the extra mile to help us achieve our vision. I travel a lot and it was reassuring to know that he was continuously looking out for our best interests in helping her to make decisions.

Our current apartment is not the first project that Phillip has completed for us and we know it will not be the last. We have now recommended LICO to several people who are currently using or have used the firm over the years because of Phillip. My wife and I cannot imagine working with anyone else. He should be commended for a job very well done.

Paul C. Schorr IV

Dear Richard, Ed and Colleagues,

I send you our sincere THANKS for the excellent work that you did, which made 1049 a real home for us.

The quality of the work you performed here makes everything a lovely, comfortable, very personalized home. We plan to live here forever!

Michael and I appreciate your efforts!

With Best Regards,
Linda Vance-Ridder

Dear Mr. Bruno:

We are so thrilled with our new home. It is a direct product of the outstanding team of people you have at LICO.

Phillip Stehling is a true professional. He made every part of our renovation a pleasure. We are extremely impressed with Phillip and his team. He contributed marvelous ideas for all the rooms to make use of every space. He listened patiently to us and made an old apartment look new again. He handled all situations very well. In particular, he handled a situation with a very difficult elderly neighbor extremely well. We could not be more impressed with Phillip.

Vinny Scaldaferri made the day-to-day renovation go smoothly. He was always on top of the situation and able to trouble-shoot things in advance. They also made sure the job site was very clean and that was appreciated by our neighbors and the building management.

Phillip Massaro was great with all items on the punch list and did a terrific job with everything. He is meticulous with his work.

As for Cara, she is a true gem. She was on top of every situation and anticipated the client's needs at every turn. She made the renovation process less stressful and was a pleasure.

We are pleased that Phillip was recommended to us. His insight and ideas made our new home a wonderful place.

Thank you very much for your people and a professional experience.

David and Melissa Condo