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Schellinger And Harden Take Over Ben Krupinski Builder

Ben Krupinski Builder, one of the most highly regarded general contractors in greater New York, has new owners. Longtime employees Stratton Schellinger and Ray Harden have taken over the business.

The company was founded in 1986 by Krupinski, who died with his wife, Bonnie, and two others in a June 2 plane crash.

“Our intent is to carry Ben’s legacy forward,” said Schellinger, who with co-owner and principal Ray Harden worked closely with Krupinski for 31 years and 16 years, respectively.

“We will honor Ben’s legacy through our mutual passion and mission to deliver consistent excellence to our clients in the Hamptons, Manhattan, Westchester and Connecticut,” he added.

Respected by discerning clients as well as visionary architects and designers, the firm’s hallmark is working to exacting standards with the highest integrity. “Our clients appreciate that we understand the importance of their privacy. We will continue to give them the security they value,” added Harden. “We will also continue our aggressive approach to each project with the same energy and commitment to deliver projects on time and to budget.”

Residential projects for estate homes and city dwellings range from modest renovations to elaborate construction of both traditional and ultramodern design.

Notable public projects in the Hamptons include constructing the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, renovating Guild Hall for Visual and Performing Arts in East Hampton, building the children’s wing of East Hampton Library, rebuilding Scoville Community Hall in Amagansett, and restoring the George Fowler House in Springs.