I have known Sean O’Donnell for 25 years. He built my home in Fishkill, subsequently added an extension of over 2,000 square feet and an outdoor kitchen/living area. Sean is a terrific general contractor/builder. He has great vision, understands the homeowners’ needs, stays within the agreed upon budget and stands by his work. He is one of the rare contractors who years after his work is completed will come back to your home to ensure everything is still working great.  

A perfect example of his vision was during the renovation of my home, the architect recommended a crawl space for storage under my kitchen, Sean suggested we did go down eight feet and put a wine cellar in. He was so right. I now have a beautiful cellar stocked with wine. I have countless examples, large and small, of Sean’s vision on jobs.

Talk about dedication and commitment, that’s Sean. When hurricane Sandy hit Long Island my immediate family and friends had the entire insides of their homes destroyed. Sean and his crew suspended the work they were doing in Dutchess County and drove two hours each way every day to completely renovate my families’ homes. The seven homes they renovated not only look more beautiful than before Sandy hit but he did the work in record time. This showed me Sean’s true character.  

I could go on and on about the quality of his work and ease to work with him. I highly recommend him for any of your building needs. 

— Peter Ruocco


Sean O’Donnell built our home in 2001 in Taconic Oaks in Hopewell Junction, NY. In the past, building and buying a home had been a very stressful event for us, but given Sean’s qualifications, knowledge and his personable manner, we were put at ease and had a much more enjoyable experience. From the placement of the house on the property, to all the exterior and interior details, we counted on and trusted his professional and creative expertise and we were not disappointed. Within a period of 5 months after signing contracts, we were in our beautiful and amazing new home. 

Any issues we had after moving in — typical occurrences as a result of the building and buying a new home process — were dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

To this day, we feel comfortable giving Sean a call to get recommendations for contractors or ask for his design thoughts and ideas. We always share our positive experience with others and they tell us how lucky we were and are. We would highly recommend working with Sean O’Donnell.

— Andrew Edelman