Alan Bowes, owner of Alan Michael Carpentry, is that rare commodity of a contractor who shows up on time, cleans up after himself, and doesn’t leave a job until the client is fully satisfied with his work.
I can report first hand after he renovated my bathroom, that his manner is courteous and his work excellent.
I would hire Alan Bowes again!
Thank you so much for your amazing work on my closet. The last coat really nailed it. I really appreciate your flexibility and attention to detail!
I just wanted to say Thank You for the Great job. The planning and installation of my kitchen was perfect. The cabinets that we chose look beautiful and are exactly what we needed. The custom linen closet doors that you made for the bathroom match the vanity style and color 100%. With the addition of the antiqued glass panels in the doors 9as per your advise) they turned out beyond my expectations. I look forward to our next project and I will highly recommend you to anyone who appreciates quality workmanship and reliability.
Alan Michael Carpentry recently finished a full renovation of the bathroom in my Manhattan apartment. It was a great pleasure to work with Alan Bowes from the start of the process through the completion of the project and I am very pleased with my new bathroom. Alan was very thorough and helpful during the planning stages of the renovation which was undertaken without the services of a professional designer. His careful attention to detail in planning and commitment to my timeline from the start kept the project completely on schedule and within the anticipated budget. Alan is committed to fine quality work and I would definitely work with Alan Michael Carpentry again in the future.
Alan is a gem to work with. I’ve worked with many contractors and woodworkers in the past, and each project has ended in frustration. Alan, on the other hand, is communicative, responsible, shows up on time (as do his team members), and does beautiful work. We have a new bathroom in our Brooklyn apartment that was finished ON TIME (just four short weeks start to finish, done on short notice) and some gorgeous book- and display shelves in our living room. Not only is Alan’s work excellent, but he’s happy to help clients save a bit of money by allowing/helping them to source their own products if they so please. This makes the relationship feel a lot less like a “gotcha” deal than a true collaboration. I’ve already recommended Alan to two friends, and will continue to pass along his name!
I’ve recommended Alan and his crew to many. AMC has done beautiful work for me. Whether it was converting a bathroom into a workspace, creating two half baths out of a full bath, putting up walls, or demolition, their work is clean and professional and they don’t disappoint. The best part about working with Alan and his team is that they will work with you to solve unforeseen problems that might crop up and they treat each job as if they were creating for themselves.
We hired Alan Bowes and Alan Michael Carpentry as the general contractor for our 3-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. The renovation included a gut of the kitchen and three bathrooms, plus extensive millwork and other details. The end result was gorgeous. Throughout the renovation Alan was always available for questions and always exceedingly honest and open about costs and changes. He thought of smart solutions to unforeseen problems that arose. As first-time renovators we were relieved to find an honest, smart and fairly priced contractor. We’ve already recommended him to some of our friends.
I worked with Alan and his team on a complete gut renovation of a 1 bedroom apartment with an outdoor patio space in a Co-Op on the UES. From start through finish, Alan and his crew were nothing but amazing. Working with my Co-Op Management company, the board and myself, Alan was able to help gain approval for full renovations through the tedious process. No details were missed, and demolition/construction began as soon as possible. The work that his team did throughout the renovation was of the utmost quality, they were great problem solvers if any surprises were to arise, as well as available for questions, a walk through, or just to give a status update. The final product to this day (about 10 months since completion) is still being complimented for both the beautiful craftsmanship as well as how new everything still looks. I would highly recommend Alan and his team, as well as re-hire him if I ever need work to be done again.
After living in our new space for some time, we are so so happy. Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into this project. I know it wasn’t easy at times – what with mercury in retograde – but you handled it well. And the end result is awesome! Thanks again!
Thanks again Alan
On my part I felt that you are a person who keeps his word (so rare these days) and that you managed the project efficiently and professionally and that you and your team have pride in your work. You are welcome to give me as your reference in the future.
We were first-time renovators and Alan had the patience to help us find materials and map out what we needed, especially in determining how far we could push storage options and get the most out of a small space.
Alan completely renovated my Manhattan kitchen in October. He was professional, responsible and reliable throughout the entire renovation. He and his team were always on time and never missed a day. Alan cooperated with the building managing agent and superintendent to complete all of the plumbing and structural restoration required prior to installing my new kitchen. Alan took charge of all the details, including working closely with the cabinet maker. Besides being very competent, I found Alan to be honest, trustworthy and fair minded. I look forward to working with him on another project in the near future.
We hired Alan to renovate our two bland and dated bathrooms. We were initially impressed with his professionalism and expertise, coupled with his calm demeanor. Being new homeowners and first-time renovators (without a professional designer’s help), we definitely needed some guidance with the project.
From suggesting materials, fixtures and finishes to creating custom built-in niches, ledges and shelves, Alan and his team were incredibly helpful, thoughtful, patient and flexible. The level of detail and quality of craft in their work will benefit our daily lives for years to come.
We look forward to future collaborations.
Alan has been amazing – he has a daughter who is the same age as ours, and he just got it. The quality of the work is phenomenal, and he was very patient and helpful with our decisions.