Frank Cioffi has been our general contractor for more than a decade, and his extensive work on our 1926 Dutch Colonial – which, when we purchased it, was full of period charm but completely unrenovated – has been exceptional.  Frank’s craftsmanship and attention to detail have allowed for stunning renovations that are in keeping with both our busy, modern family life and the original character of the house.  Moreover, he and his construction crew are eminently trustworthy, diligent and honest.  Simply put, they are good people.  Working with Frank and his crew has been an amazing collaboration; we are so glad that we have entrusted our home to Frank Cioffi.

–Mary Rosewater, Scarsdale, N.Y.


I have known and worked with Frank Cioffi of 4 Rivers Contracting for over 15 years on 18 different projects for our architectural firm.  Frank is knowledgeable, well organized , fair, and personable. His workmanship is high quality for demanding architects and clients – Frank does not know any other way. Clients and architects find him professional and easy to work with in a cooperative and problem solving manner. His pricing is competitive with other contractors of a similar quality standard. I recommend Frank without hesitation and look forward to working with 4 Rivers Contracting on more projects together.

–Bud Motzkin, Motzkin Blum Architects


Prior to our implementing a major renovation to our home, we interviewed and evaluated several contractors.  We chose 4 Rivers Contractors, owned by Frank Cioffi, to undertake our renovation.  We were impressed by Frank’s professionalism, attention to detail and competency.  As a consequence of the skill level of Frank and his entire crew, the project was completed on time and within the estimated cost.  At the beginning of each work day, Frank and his crew arrived on time and worked with great care to our property.  At the end of each day’s work, his crew cleaned the work area and properly disposed of the refuse.  Any modifications we or he required were discussed at great length and in great detail.  We were never surprised by additional costs not included in the original estimate. Work requiring additional cost was never initiated without our approval.  Since the completion of our home renovation, we have engaged Frank Cioffi to undertake several other projects. They have all been completed with the professionalism we have come to expect from his company.

–Elliott Mandelman, New Rochelle, New York


We have worked with Frank Cioffi on several projects over the past 15 years.  

Frank is a talented and dedicated general contractor.  His talents include a mastery of carpentry, thorough understanding of all aspects of house construction, as well as extremely good management skills.  This is our favorite general contractor profile because we insist on quality work from the carpenters, as well as an integrated approach to all aspects of residential projects and a highly involved, well organized leader of the construction team.  Frank is a great example of this profile.

In addition, Frank is a friendly, humorous and compassionate man.  He understands why architects do what we do.  He also understands what homeowners are going through when a project turns their lives upside down.  He is a pleasure to work with.

In short, Frank exemplifies who you want working on your project – whether you are the architect or the home owner.  We highly recommend Frank and look forward to working with him again.

–Bart Hamlin, A.I.A.


Frank is expert in all aspects of contracting. He undertook the renovation of our house and later built an addition. He is competent, honest, and worked with us as partners throughout the process. Renovations can be incredibly disruptive but Frank minimized the inconveniences. Frank has not only taken on the big projects but was here after our pipes burst and our floors buckled.

–Nancy Aries, Larchmont, NY


If there were an “Andrea’s List” 4 Rivers Contractors would be at the top.

Frank and his team are expert craftsmen, and put care and attention to detail into every aspect of a project.  In 2001 we built a substantial addition including a family room/kitchen, one and one half baths and two bedrooms and completely renovated the original 1920’s Colonial Revival house in Hastings-on-Hudson.

We are a family of 5 and were able to continue to live in the house while under construction. It wasn’t easy, but both the construction team and my family made the best of it. Though it’s been over ten years, our house is just a beautiful and comfortable as it was when Frank and his team completed the project (on time and on budget).

If we had another project to do we’d certainly hire 4 Rivers Contractors.

–Andrea Olstein & Michael Winkleman