Experience & Awards
Double D Contractors, Inc. has been in the custom construction industry for over 25 years. We complete over 30 projects per year. Through on-the-job experiences, certification programs, trade shows and seminars, we have learned to perfect our craft.
- Certified Remodeler
- Staff Certified Lead Carpenters
- Certified Pella Contractor
- GAF Authorized Roofing Company
- Tyvek Building Innovations Weatherization
- Craftbilt Aluminum & Vinyl Installation Certifications
- Installation Masters Marvin Certified Window & Door Installations
Cover of House Beautiful Magazine
Big 50 Award Winner (2005)
Contractor of the Year Awards (COTY):
- 2016 – Local Gold COTY Residential Interior $75,000 – $150,000
- 2016 – Regional COTY Commercial Interior
- 2015 – Regional Platinum COTY Commercial Interior
- 2013 – Local Platinum COTY Residential Exterior under $100,000
- 2013 – Regional Platinum COTY Residential Exterior under $100,000
- 2012 – Local Silver COTY Residential Kitchen Under $40,000
- 2012 – Regional Silver COTY Residential Kitchen under $40,000
- 2011 – National COTY Kitchen Remodel under $120,000
- 2008 – National COTY Kitchen Remodel under $60,000
- 2006 – Local Platinum COTY Whole House Remodel – $500,000 – $1,000,000
- 2004 – Platinum & Region I Residential Exterior – under $100,000
- 2003 – Local Gold & Region I Kitchen – under $30,000
- 2003 – Local Gold & Region I Addition – under $250,000
- 2002 – Local Silver & Chrysalis for Exterior – under $75,000
- 2001 – 2002 – Local COTY & Region I Addition – under $250,000
- 2001 – Innovation & Construction Award Whole House – over $250,000
- 2001 – Local COTY & Chrysalis Award Commercial Renovation – over $500,000
- 2000 – Local COTY & Innovation in Construction Award for Historical Addition – under $100,000
- 1999 – NARI Local & Region I Winner – Residential Exterior Under $75,000
- Certainteed Siding Excellence Award
- 1998 – Exterior under $75,000 – Region I COTY
- 2008 – Project Award for Interior under $100,000
- 2004 – Outstanding Project Award
- 2003 – Outstanding Project Award
- 2003 – Remodel over $100,000
- Special award for assisting with the World Trade Center recovery
- 2002 – New York Re-modeler of the year
- 2002 – Northeast Region – Re-modeler of the year
- 2002 – National Remodeler of the Year
- 2001 – New York Re-modeler of the year
- 2001 – Northeast Region – Re-modeler of the Year
Special NARI Awards:
- Harold Hammerman, “Spirit of education award” for excellence in training and education in the remodeling industry.
- 2002 – Eagle Wings Award – Presidents 2001-2002 Eagle Wings Award for outstanding service presented to Douglas Dervin CR, CLC and John Quaregna CR for the work and leadership on the WTC recovery assistance.
|Double D and Local NARI Members donate time and resources to help surrounding communities.||Double D accepts the 2011 Chrysalis Award for Northeast Remodeler of the Year.||Double D accepts the Spirit of Education Award.|
2004 -Platinum, Region I & Chrysalis Residential Exterior under $100,000
The homeowners goal in this project was to attain a more traditional look as opposed to the current modern look of the curved wall and vertical siding they had on the existing home.
The homeowner also wanted a rich wooden look and the convenience of low maintenance. The project included the addition of a porch and updating of the siding. The porch was the main focus and we designed it with an inserted stairway to maximize room on the porch and maintain the required code setbacks. A surveyor performed a stake out prior to start.
We suggested adding grills to the existing Pella casement windows. The addition of the grills, along with changing the window unit above the garage from a casement unit to an Anderson oval with art glass helped us achieve our goal.
The homeowner did not want lattice under the porch so we designed a screen using Azec boards and vinyl coated garden screening. The detail of the bottom Weather Best rail is also visible as is the Evergrain decking.
Evergrain 5/4 x 6 decking by Epoc was chosen because of the wood grain look and the ease of care. The railing system is by Weather Best, again chosen for its beauty and ease of care. The railing comes pre-finished in white and is made from polymer wood composite material that stands up to the weather like vinyl but with a true wood look.
The porch posts were designed to look like a traditional country porch. They were constructed by covering the framing with Dura-rock, wire mesh and a mud coat of mortar. We then added Eldorado Stone. Slabs of bluestone were used as a base for the Permacast posts. We used six foot posts and cut them to size to carry the weight of the porch roof. We were also able to match the existing Tamko 40 year Architectural roof shingles.
The siding by Certainteed is Cedar Impressions Perfection shingle in a brand new triple five reveal. The windows were trimmed with Certainteed three and a half inch lineals in white with pacific blue rosettes. The peak over the roof received Certainteed scallop Cedar Impressions in granite gray to accent the peak of the reverse gable roof.
2003 – Kitchen under $30,000, Local Gold and Region I Chrysalis Outstanding Project Award
Before: This project was a kitchen remodel and our client was in desperate need of more storage. She also wanted to maintain an eat-in kitchen. They wanted all the modern comforts and updating while keeping an old-work look. Easy maintenance was another concern and the old kitchen was always cold.
After: We approached our projects with a set of questions and then walk our clients through the design process. The initial design was handled this way with major input from the client. Once the initial design is complete a budget can be established and product selection can begin. Storage is always important and with the peninsula, cabinets, pantry and ceiling height cabinets all added the extra storage we needed. The peninsula also will be used for the eating area with the use of stools. Installing a high out put toe kick heater under the sink cabinet solved the heat problem. This hidden heat source, also called a hide a vector, delivers a warm blanket of heated air across the floor for warmth not felt before in this kitchen.
After: The combination of the distressed cabinets, stone counter tops, and ceramic tile floors give this project a beautiful old world finish. Antique silver handles added a finishing accent to the cabinets. The Delta faucet in antique silver and older style also aided in dating our kitchen and further enhanced the new appliances. The dishwasher, stove and microwave are from the Frigidare Professional series in stainless and a Kitchenaid Superba built in refrigerator. The experts at Cancos Tile helped our client with the floor tile selection, which we laid on an angle to make the room appear larger. For lighting we chose down lights over the main counter top and with under the cabinet task lighting our work areas have plenty of light. Drop down fixtures over the peninsula accent the eating area and can be dimmed as needed for the right mood. The archways added to the doorways were installed to date the house back to when it was built and to add character.
Before: The before photo to the right was taken from the dining room looking into the kitchen. The dining room had been added before our client purchased the home. The exterior room had been added before our client purchased the home. The exterior of the home is covered with river rock veneer.
After: This posed a little problem with the finishing of the sheetrock but as you can see in the after photograph we were able to pull it off. The archways and new doors on the closet and basement stairs cleaned up the hallway and carrying the ceramic tile from the dining room to the kitchen helps give an even flow.
World Trade Center Awards
Certificates of Special Recognition
List of the certificates that all our volunteers received for our work at the Fresh Kill Landfill aiding the recovery process after September 11, 2001.
- U.S. Senator – New York – Hillary Rodham Clinton
- U.S. Senator – New Jersey – Robert Toricelli
- U.S. Congress – Congressman Steven R. Rothman
- State of New Jersey – Governor James E. McGreevey
- New York City Police Department
- Suffolk Count Executive – Robert Gaffney
- Town of Babylon – Supervisor Steven Bellone
- Town of Huntington – Supervisor Frank P. Petrone
- Town of Oyster Bay – Supervisor John Venditto
- Town of Oyster Bay – Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- Town of Hempstead – Supervisor Richard V. Guardino Jr.