West Village GC’s culture is the foundation of our business and is based on our 5 Core Values. Our Core Values don’t stop at the end of the work day or week. They surround our lives and guide how we conduct ourselves both inside and outside of the business environment.
- Do It Once
Plan ahead, do it once and get it right. Accuracy is everything.
- Be Accountable
Own the outcome of your actions, choices and thinking.
Speak up. Be candid even when it’s difficult. Communicate in more detail and more frequently than anyone expects.
- Always be learning
Be open-minded, encourage new ideas from your team and pursue both personal and professional development. Read!
Care about yourself, your team and our clients. Care about every detail.
Leszek Grabowski is the Head of Field Operations at West Village GC and a veteran of more than 400 beautiful residential renovations. Leszek has been with us for more than a decade and embodies both our core values and the Luxury Build Method. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Rick has always known what he wanted to do in his life. He started building bird houses at 6, built his first tree house at 10, and built his first “real” house at 19. Building/creating spaces is not just a passion for Rick, it’s something innate, that‘s always been there. Knowing that the homes he’s built and the spaces he‘s renovated will withstand the test of time means a lot to Rick, but his greatest reward is knowing that years from now his own children walk will by one of the homes he’s constructed and say with pride, “my dad built that house”.
Lidiann is central to our success. From ensuring our books and records are accurate to managing all aspects of invoicing, payroll, and cash flow, she wears many hats in the West Village General Contracting offices. When she’s not helping us run our business, Lidiann devotes herself to her faith and her family including her husband and their two young daughters.
When it comes understanding the ins and outs of our projects and seeing them through, we go to Kevina. Kevina oversees our project estimates, plans, and specifications as well as the scheduling of subcontractors and material deliveries. In her spare time - when she’s not traveling or visiting her family in the UK and India, Kevina is developing a food blog chronicling her adventures in the kitchen.
With a Masters in Civil Engineering, Devang is an Assistant Project Manager and is in charge of day to day project activities which includes coordinating with Project Managers, Clients, Design Teams, Sub Contractors and Vendors for seamless execution of projects. Devang, a new arrival to the US, previously lived in Kenya, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. The son of a general Contractor in Kenya, his past experiences in the Construction and Real Estate industries have nurtured in him a passion for delivering high-quality projects with enhanced efficiency. Devang also has an interest in sustainable housing that he gained volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam.
The son of general Contracor in Brazil, Guil Villar is an Assistant Project Manager and his main responsibilities include placing orders for site materials, coordinating timely deliveries, and keeping our documentation and information organized so that all our team members can stay up to date. A surfer since he was 8 years old, Guil has traveled to over 30 countries and along the way picked up a love not only of new cultures, but of local dishes.