Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Profile: Faddegon's Building and Remodeling

For decades the Faddegon family has been known throughout Albany and its surrounding area for the business that Cornelius Faddegon began in 1920: Faddegon's Nursery - now a 40-acre garden center and landscape facility located along Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham, NY. After graduating college with a degree in landscape design Jim Faddegon began his career in the family business. Focusing on the nursery's corporate design clients, Jim designed and coordinated the production of plantscapes for nearly 200 corporate accounts (typically office facilities) throughout the capital region. For over 30 years he worked with his family operating the nursery until ten years ago when life took him down a different path. In 1999 Jim decided to start a business of his own and "Faddegon's Building and Remodeling" was born. As with many new businesses the first years were challenging, but Jim was fortunate to have the assistance of a skilled carpenter who helped him to develop the key skills and techniques that served as the fundamental building blocks for his business.

Over the past decade Jim has grown Faddegon's Building and Remodeling through word of mouth referrals and repeat customers who know the quality workmanship and dedication that Jim and his crew put into each and every project. Faddegon's Building and Remodeling now employs a crew of 5 full time craftsmen who specialize in detailed trim work and custom creations. The company's main focus is on upscale residential remodeling, additions, and new construction. Jim has also partnered with Barden Homes to offer his customers an economical alternative to stick built home construction. The Barden panelized systems allow homes to be completed quickly and efficiently with the same quality craftsmanship as traditional stick built structures. Just last month Faddegon's completed a new Barden home in about 2 months.

In addition to his main focus on interior work, with his background in landscape design Jim is also able to offer his clients a unique perspective for exterior projects. When plantings and landscape work are involved, Jim will often coordinate these projects with Faddegon's nursery.

Always striving to deliver the best possible service to his clients, Jim is currently in the process of creating a web based system in which clients may log on to a secure site to check the status of their projects and receive progress reports.

To learn more about Faddegon's Building and Remodeling and see examples of their fine work, please visit: Jim Faddegon may be contacted at 518-783-2044, or

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