Our long relationship with Duncan & Cahill is based on trust. We trust them to treat us fairly. We trust them to perform the highest caliber of work. We trust them to create legacy projects that endure the test of time.
About fifteen years ago they gutted and fit up a landmark building in downtown Troy for us. My offices have been in the building for 30 years and as a practicing architect you could say I’m particular. They took a risk: the client worked on site; the client is an architect; the young client wanted to make the landmark ready for his kid’s kids – it was a field of landmines. We became friends.
A year or so later they gutted and fit up the building next door. They did it for the price we agreed upon. It was designed as a VA Clinic – but hidden beneath the clinic is a restaurant or a hip urban shop. The restaurant/shop did not appear on the plans. It was conceived as the clinic was coming together. Should the VA Clinic move the transformation will be quick and easy. After more than a decade the clinic has no intention of moving. In fact, we understand the clinic has the highest satisfaction rating of any clinic operated by the vendor.
Over the past few years they converted the upper floors of the building across from my office and the clinic for a software developer. They transformed it into a showplace. About 20,000 square feet of an 1840’s Hall, including its ballrooms and second floor offices had been last occupied in the 1970’s. It had endured fires, the Civil War and neglect. They stabilized it and transformed it into our primary marketing tool. Whenever we take prospective tenants through our properties we take them through the ballrooms. It gives them confidence in our ability to give them the wow factor.
There are a lot of other projects we could list but perhaps most telling of our confidence in Duncan & Cahill is the work they have done on my parent’s home, my home and my summer home. They don’t focus on residential work but I didn’t want anyone else to do it. My family and I consider them our builders.
David Bryce AIA
“We were impressed to see the work they had done before we decided to hire them for our project, but we are more impressed now that they have completed a difficult job on time and within budget. They were great to work with!”
Sigma Chi Fraternity
“We hired Duncan & Cahill last year to be the construction manager for a large remodeling project. We own a commercial building at 640 Loudon Road in Latham, NY. It had been neglected for quite some time and needed a facelift. Duncan & Cahill was contracted to do the job and Scott was a pleasure to work with. The job was neat and clean and also completed on time. The job was a complete new façade and new roof. We could not be happier with the results.”
Bill Luke, Jr.
640 Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
“When I need a job done there is only one call that I make. My husband did his first project with Duncan & Cahill on an office building rehab in 1988. Over the years as building project chairperson, I worked closely with them on the completion of numerous and meticulous projects on an historic synagogue built in 1870, and the total renovation and transformation of a 20,000 square foot fraternity house into a sorority. They and their loyal and competent staff are always responsive, whether on a large or small job, and their respect for buildings and owners during the twenty five years we have worked with them is unprecedented.”
Chairperson Temple Berith Sholom/Pi Beta Phi Sorority