Episode #5 – Interview With Jeff Streich – Brooklyn Made
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Episode #5 – Interview With Jeff Streich

by Nate Pfaff

Jeff Streich has owned Prime Renovations for 15 years and he specializes in high-end renovations across the city. His father was an engineer and they would build their own decks with no power tools. When he first got into the business, he learned the value of setting clear expectations and communicating clearly with clients about exactly what they want. Construction is a challenging and often messy job, so Jeff sees one of his most important responsibilities to be very detail oriented and make sure everything is approved by his clients.

 

[00:02:11] Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you specialize in?

[00:02:32] How did you get into the renovation business?

[00:03:13] Did you grow up around renovations and home developments?

[00:03:54] What are the biggest obstacles to overcome when doing renovations in the city?

[00:04:37] What’s your favorite kind of renovation to do?

[00:05:09] Why do contractors have a bad reputation?

[00:07:15] What are some steps a homeowner might do to ensure they have a successful renovation?

[00:09:18] Why do prices vary so much from one contractor to the next for the same work?

[00:10:37] What do you tell clients on a budget how to save money?

[00:11:42] If you're renovating a kitchen, which items do you feel are most important to spend money on?

[00:12:37] What are the biggest mistakes that you’ve made over the years that you’ve really learned from?

[00:15:21] What are some of the biggest ways your city has changed over the past 2 decades?

[00:15:41] What’s your favorite restaurant?

[00:16:05] What advice would you give to someone looking for a renovation specialist?

Episode #5 - Interview With Jeff Streich
PRIME RENOVATIONS
Jeff Streich Prime Renovations

Jeff Streich has owned Prime Renovations for 15 years and he specializes in high-end renovations across the city. His father was an engineer and they would build their own decks with no power tools. When he first got into the business, he learned the value of setting clear expectations and communicating clearly with clients about exactly what they want. Construction is a challenging and often messy job, so Jeff sees one of his most important responsibilities to be very detail oriented and make sure everything is approved by his clients.

Jeff’s favorite restaurant in the city is Babbo on Waverly Place, as well as Bond Street downtown and Landmarc in the AOL building. He found E Myth by Michael Gerber to be extremely useful in giving insight into how to not be an employee of your own company but to be the owner. It teaches you how to delegate, which is extremely important in the construction business.

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