A trusted name in construction for nearly twenty years, Cayley Barrett Associates continually delivers the finest work, while always acting as an advocate for its clients and their architectural and design teams. The company specializes in interior renovation and restoration of upscale residences in New York City. Typical projects include architectural restorations, bathroom redesigns, kitchen renovations, and unique design/build projects. From quality architectural restoration in brownstones to exquisite kitchen renovations in classic pre-war apartments, the company seeks to blend modern conveniences seamlessly with the architectural style of the residence. Cayley Barrett does not limit their work to comprehensive renovations and restoration, but will tackle a simple project as well, always providing the client with the utmost service, despite the cost of the project. The founder, Joy Licht oversees all of the work herself and leaves nothing to chance. The attention to detail is evident in every project and a testament to Cayley Barrett's constant striving for perfection. The company attributes its success to its unparalleled dedication to its clients, its seasoned team of professionals, extensive knowledge of New York City construction requirements and building codes, and network of the finest subcontractors in their field.

Cayley Barrett provides construction management and general contracting services for interior construction projects. Services include wood refinishing, plaster molding repair and replication, historic decorative finish recreation, floor repair and refinishing, and other restoration services. In addition, we offer a talented team with a comprehensive skill set to meet any client's or architect's construction needs or requests.

We have historically specialized in renovating residences in New York City including apartments, townhomes, and brownstones but have recently expanded our focus to include projects in communities in the suburbs of New York City.

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Cayley Barrett Associates, one of New York City's top Design-Build firms, was founded in 1991 by Joy Licht, and continues to offer the finest work in the field of luxury design and build renovations and restorations. The company specializes in high-end New York City residences with a focus on providing the excellent quality, incomparable service and attention, and the convenience of dealing with a single firm that manages every aspect of a project from inception to completion.

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Joy has spent 30-plus years in the design and construction field, and began her career as an interior decorator. She believes it is her duty to be available to clients at all times, and considers trustworthiness, pride in good work and generosity the core values of her business. During the next year, Joy plans to expand Cayley Barrett Associates to New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, Westchester and Fairfield County with a focus on Design-Build projects.

An active philanthropist, Joy quarterly donates her firm's unused building materials to Habitat for Humanity, and has been involved in the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House, benefiting the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, for 19 years. In addition she mentors an aspiring entrepreneur as part of the Ben Applebaum Foundation.

Contact the professionals at Cayley Barrett to discuss your upcoming interior renovation project.