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A r c h i t e c t :   McCann-Craft, Inc.  (914) 576-2142   www.McCann-Craftinc.com  
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McCann-Craft, Inc. is a residential design/build firm with over 27 years of experience in all types of residential remodeling and architectural design. The fundamental goal of this firm is and remains to offer clients sound construction planning and architectural design in developing solutions to the many unique problems presented by updating and expanding older and traditional residences and to execute those solutions with the utmost integrity and responsibility.

The firm is headed by Michael McCann, AIA, a registered architect since 1980 with licenses in both Connecticut and New York. McCann-Craft, Inc. is licensed as a home improvement contractor in New York and Connecticut. Mike is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a B. Architecture degree, where he was valedictorian of the graduating architectural class. At graduation, Mike received the award for most promising designer by the New York Institute of Technology faculty.

Clients have found it especially attractive and convenient to deal with one person throughout the duration of their project. Mike personally designs and supervises each project with daily site visits. McCann-Craft, Inc. employs several carpenters, but has also amassed a superior and talented group of subcontractors to cover all the trades, most of whom have dealt with the firm for over twenty years. This close working relationship with these subcontractors has made them especially responsive.

Projects range from master bedroom suites, bathrooms and kitchens to total redesign and construction of entire residences.

A hallmark of McCann-Craft, Inc. is the large number of clients with whom Mike has long relationships, several which stretch over twenty years. McCann-Craft, Inc. has executed multiple projects with many of its clients and has even retained residences through several owners.

Michael McCann and McCann-Craft, Inc. also offer legalization services to secure required and missing certificates of occupancy (C.O.’s) and to correct and remove building code violations on existing residential properties.

When placing their residence on the market, owners frequently discover that their property has legalization problems that must be resolved before the house can be sold. Sometimes these improvements, such as an enclosed porch, deck or added bathroom, were constructed without obtaining a building permit and were even present when the current owner purchased the house years before. In the past, legalization problems may not have been noticed or were overlooked by title companies and banks. But in today’s lending environment, banks will refuse to grant the purchaser a mortgage until legalization problems have been resolved by the current owner. Additionally, title companies will not grant title insurance with legalization issues.

Usually, when these problems come to light, the owner is then faced with finding a licensed architect to draw up stamped plans to submit to the town’s building department. Once the plans have been drawn up and approved by the building department, the owner frequently must then find a licensed trades’ person, such as a carpenter, plumber or electrician, to make the necessary corrections before the architect will certify that the C.O. problem conforms to the building code.

Michael McCann, as both a licensed architect and builder can help a real estate agent and owner resolve these problems quickly, while the owner has the convenience of dealing with only one person overseeing the whole process. As a licensed architect, Mike has familiarity with the Connecticut and New YorkState Building Code and can draw up any required plans. With 29 years experience as an architect and builder in Connecticut and New York, he has dealt successfully with many building departments, inspectors and planning boards in obtaining building permits and C.O.’s.

 

McCann-Craft, Inc.

Michael McCann, AIA,
Licensed Architect and Builder
Fairfield County, CT | Westchester County, NY

Telephone: 914 576-2142
Fax: 914 813-2574

www.McCann-Craftinc.com

E-Mail: MMcCannArchitect@aol.com

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