Our Team

“Throughout the entire process, Sorin, Joe and their team were extremely attentive and dedicated. They answered our endless number of questions and requests and were always available to put in the extra effort until we were absolutely satisfied with the finished product.”

– Fred and Le, West 16th Street, Manhattan


Sorin Carciu - President
Expertise: General Construction, Carpentry, Kitchens & Bathrooms

With more than 25 years of experience in the residential remodeling industry, Sorin was at one time the top salesperson for a leading major home improvement company and the head of production for a large kitchen and bathroom company. His main focus is to ensure that each and every ARC client remains completely informed about every step of their project. He is personally involved in ensuring that every project is completed to complete satisfaction. Sorin has a formal education in construction with a Masters Degree in Structures and started out in the industry as a finish carpenter.


“I have had the pleasure of working with you and Sorin, I feel comfortable and share in your confidence that everything will be done according to plan and completed at the time promised.”

– Tonimarie, Flushing, NY Queens Public Television (QPTV)


Joe Nicolich - Vice President
Expertise: General Construction, Carpentry, Masonry

With over 20 years of home improvement experience, Joe brings a tremendous scope of knowledge and skill to the table. He honed his skills in brick-laying, concrete, and tile work as an apprentice to a master tile installer, and developed his skills in carpentry when he was a member of the carpenter’s union. He established J&R Superior, specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling. He has also worked as a field supervisor for a major home improvement company, coordinating large renovation projects in the New York City Metro area. Joe’s best quality is that he deeply cares about the outcome of the project and he works hard to keep things moving forward to completion. At the end of the project “everybody loves Joe.”


“Joe is extremely professional and courteous, and responds promptly to every request. He and his men are capable, clean, and thorough in their work. Whenever a question has arisen about any aspect of a job, he has addressed it immediately.”

– Charles, Park Ave, New York


Cathleen Kampton - Office Manager, Project Manager
Expertise: Project Scheduling, Co-Op Board Approvals

With excellent communication skills and diligent followup, Cathleen, as office manager and project coordinator, deals directly with Above Remodeling customers. She coordinates measures, and schedules appointments with subcontractors and vendors. Cathleen is instrumental in obtaining co-op board approvals and scheduling ARC project workflow. She has an excellent reputation for diligence in day-to-day operations and followup with customers. Her goal is always complete customer satisfaction.


George Povall - Construction Supervisor
Expertise: Finish Carpentry, Interior Renovation

As construction supervisor, George is literally “the eyes in the field” as he coordinates projects between our installation teams. He is in touch with clients on a daily basis and supervises the jobs in progress for accuracy, quality and completion. George was primarily a finish carpenter prior to joining the ARC team.


David Mayer - Construction Supervisor
Expertise: Design, Project Coordination

David is a self-starter, well organized and extremely detail oriented when it comes to general construction. He has been involved in all aspects of interior renovations and has an eye for clean, functional design and finish details. David is an extremely diligent project coordinator who keeps a sharp eye on all facets of the job.


“...Finding the right team...is the key to a successful project. David Mayer was the team leader for our renovation and he was terrific. He was able to spot a problem before it became an issue, offered quick and efficient solutions, and resolved everything through the life the project. He incorporated his keen sense of design with his solutions... often making the solution better than the original design. David was consistently on site managing the subcontractors, and was very respectful of our schedules, property and needs as we were living in the small apartment during the work. We are very happy with our updated kitchen...”

– Barbara Van Benschoten


Mary Cawley - Salesperson, Designer
Expertise: Bathroom & Kitchen Design

Conscientious and diligent, Mary has extensive knowledge of high-end bathroom products and an eye for kitchen design. She builds strong relationships with clients based on her honesty and sincerity, is easy to work with and is a great resource at ARC.


Ed Borish - Salesperson, Designer
Expertise: Kitchens & Bathrooms

Having been involved in countless interior remodeling projects, Ed is well versed in small, medium and large scale renovations including high-end projects. He is extremely knowledgeable about and working with the latest design trends.


Scott Becker - Salesperson, Designer
Expertise: Construction

Scott has been involved in every aspect of sales and construction from kitchens and bathroom to complete apartment renovations. He has a knack for listening to clients and as a result, builds a great rapport since they are comfortable and confident in working with him.