Julianne and Russ Karsten

Dear Andy-

I just had to write to let you know on paper, how much we have been enjoying our new kitchen. It is all we had hoped for and more! It is bright, beautiful and amazingly functional. Your help and guidance in all aspects including the functional design, the appliances and the layout were crucial to the incredible outcome of this project. Your suggestions regarding lighting, materials, which appliances we should get, where they should be placed and how the cabinets should be laid out were so helpful in creating the look and feel we desired. I had been putting this project off for years, and am so thrilled that we did it with you and your company APJ Builders. I should also mention that not only did you achieve beautiful and functional results in our kitchen re-model; but also added a customized buffet (using the same stone and cabinetry as was used in the new kitchen), as well as a newly installed living room planked ceiling which we had wanted for many years. All of these projects were completed in the time frame you had projected and the results are truly magnificent. Our entire house has a new, open and coastal feel, which we were really hoping for. I also wanted to thank you again for the smaller details including under cabinet lighting, power strips, and even customizing our oven knobs to match the color of the oven interior! Thank You so much for all of your hard work, kindness and coordination throughout the whole project. I can't recommend you highly enough!

With Gratitude and Appreciation,

Elaine Stimmel, Easthampton

I wanted to share the wonderful experience I had recently with Andy Joinnides and his remarkable team at APJbuilder.

Andy immediately provided me with an estimate for the work I needed at my home. After agreeing to the fair and detailed evaluation of the project I was confident I found the right company.

Throughout the project it reinforced my good decision. Andy telephoned me each morning to alert me of the time the team was going to arrive. I never wasted a minute waiting for someone who "possibly" might show up.
The workers were polite, courteous , clean and respectful of my surroundings. Great work ethic.

The end result was the project came in under budget....when does anyone have that good fortune?

Kudos to you and your team.

All the best,


Thomas Hickey, AIA, Partner GRADE NY

I have had the privilege of working with Andy Joinnides over the past 10 years on a series of houses in a wide variety of styles. As an architect, it is critical to find a contractor who appreciates design and is able to craft our designs with the highest of standards. With Andy, we have someone who is perfectly capable as a builder who has an easy to get along with personality.

Working with Andy is an enjoyable experience from beginning to end. We like to have Andy involved with the project from the beginning so he can be well informed and contribute to the success of the design. Andy and his team continue to study our design before starting with construction so they can properly plan. This allows the project to be efficient and minimizes delays and additional costs. Andy’s experience with high end custom residences and ability to collaborate with the project team makes the overall experience enjoyable for us and more importantly, the client.

Andy’s professionalism mixed with his amicable personality are two qualities that make it a joy to work with him and I look forward to our next project together.


Clover Bergmann, NYC / Southampton

Andy was on time and on budget which was of critical importance to me. In fact, he completed an entire new roof in 3 days by adding people to get the job done as winter was approaching. He was extremely knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. He provided pictures as the project progressed as I was unable to visit the site and he was always available to discuss the project in detail. I would hire him again without any hesitation and recommend him to others!

J. Swartz, East Hampton

When searching for a builder 2 years ago, I was introduced to Andrew Joinnides by an associate. He turned out to be much more than just a builder. He was involved in every aspect of my project. I found him to be easy to work with, cost conscious, design savvy and very hands on. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Andrew Heiberger

“We have had the pleasure of working with Andy for many years on small projects and large. Irregardless of the scale or complexity , Andy is always attentive, professional and delivers a first class product. He also respects budgets and timeframe”