What Our Clients Say​ About Us


I hired Tom O’Donoghue and Associates to upgrade a house I purchased in Sagaponack. It was an ‘okay’ house that I thought needed a garage and some added ‘street appeal’ to make it more attractive and comfortable for me and my family. It didn’t appear to be my ‘dream house’, but was the first home I’d owned in the Hamptons, and I was just happy to have it.

Once we began the renovation, I realized that I was in expert hands. Tom miraculously transformed my home into a ‘jewel’ that far exceeds my wildest expectations! This is all thanks to his insights, experience, and dedication to maintaining the highest standards and work ethic.Tom is a delight to work with as are his crew and skilled craftsmen. He has become a member of my extended family, and I would not hesitate to recommend his firm to friends who value these qualities.
- Laura Gurwin Flug

After purchasing our home in 2007, we had big dreams of bringing charm and character – and a gourmet kitchen – to this “spec” house, via an extensive first floor renovation.

Time and time again, we’d drive around, admiring homes in our area, only to see Tom’s sign in front, so obviously we called him once we were ready to begin our project.

His experience, talent and warmth immediately put us at ease. Through each step of the process, Tom took time to walk us through choices and was always transparent about costs. We handled all of the interior design and decorating ourselves, and Tom was a great partner and advocate for our ideas, bringing in amazing subcontractors and crew members to bring our ideas to life.

We are truly in awe of our “new” home, filled with personal touches and loads of character. And we now consider Tom and gang part of our Sag Harbor family!

- Daniel & Audrey Dispigna
Sag Harbor

Good partnerships have a magic. They accomplish far better results than individuals working on their own. Our experience working with Tom was just such a partnership and the house he built us has a magic far beyond what we originally expected.

Tom’s “yes-we-can” attitude, attention to detail, problem solving ability and eye for quality were essential elements in the successful renovation of our century-old home. During the year-long process, we met every weekend to review the progress and plan the week ahead. Without fail, we were delighted to see the work. Often, he surprised us with smart solutions to the unexpected challenges that inevitably come up when working on a historic house.

There’s not one inch of the house that we don’t love and we credit that to Tom’s creativity, vision and discipline. Even after we moved in, he was on the spot whenever we needed him to fix a problem or had an idea for an improvement. As a result, he went from being our contractor to a real friend. There’s no better evidence of a successful partnership than that.

- David Kratz and Greg Unis

If you’re building in the Hamptons, there’s no choice other than Tom O’Donoghue. Tom over-delivers on every level, and he’s a guy who does what he says. His crew and subcontractors are above par. Our project was delivered ahead of schedule and exceeded all of our expectations. During the entire course of construction, the job site was maintained to a meticulous standard of cleanliness and order. Tom and his crew are kind and accommodating. In short, Tom is the man. His craftsmanship and attention to detail are exemplary. Look no further…

- Natasha Esch
Sag Harbor

Tom O’Donoghue’s talent and “Of course we can” attitude kept our project moving forward in a timely and highly energetic fashion. He was on site daily and helped us make smart design choices. Tom recognized our desire for a vacation home that was comfortable, beachy, and modern. He demanded quality workmanship from his crew to get this end result and our cottages became more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!

We will be renovating another house in the near future and look forward to working with Tom again. His experience, open lines of communication, and commitment to get the job done right made our project a huge success.

- Sue and Dan O’Connell
Sag Harbor

Working with O’Donoghue Associates was WONDERFUL. Our architect, Steven Hatfield of James Merrell Associates, chose Tom O’Donoghue for many reasons: his good reputation; his excellent resources of subcontractors who would always be there, on time and on schedule; and his understanding of our project — a 100-year-old house where the goal was to maintain its architectural integrity while bringing it up to “modern times.” Even with many challenges along the way, we had a time constraint of of nine months so we could move in.YES, all that was accomplished! But perhaps the most terrific experience was working with O’Donoghue Associates along the way. They were there all the time, never missing a day of the schedule. Whatever issue was encountered along the way their attitude of WE CAN DO IT AND DO IT WELL prevailed. And when we would arrive on a Friday to see the week’s work, the property was always cleaned up.

What a pleasure to work with O’Donoghue Associates.

- Ann and Howard Chwatsky
North Haven

We hired Tom to undertake a major renovation of our house in Southampton. We knew his work well, as he had built our guest house. Tom was a true partner on the project. The work was completed on time and came in on budget. Tom is a craftsman. He has the highest standards, eye for quality and attention to detail, far surpassing our expectations. Tom has integrity in his work and understands the real meaning of customer service.

- Brian and Lesley Sondey
Southampton, NY

I knew Tom for a few years while he worked on maintaining my second home in Sag Harbor. But one winter my pipes burst and my home needed to be completely gutted and rebuilt. I put all my trust in Tom and his company to complete the task.

The results speak for themselves. I had total faith in Tom’s workmanship and while I was commuting back and forth from the city to check on the progress, I knew my home was in good hands. He always made sure I understood what needed to be done, and introduced me to his subcontractors, who were all extremely helpful, informative and courteous. I felt Tom understood the extent to which I needed and wanted to be involved, and took charge of things that were beyond what I could manage from the city. All in all, it made dealing with the devastation of my home something I could cope with knowing I could depend on Tom. What I got in return is a perfected version of my old home, in better condition, more solidly built than the original.

- Cindy Sherman
Sag Harbor, New York

Tom O’Donoghue is the best and most reliable builder that I have ever encountered. He gets the job done with skill and efficiency, no matter how big or small. Tom lines up all of his subcontractors so that the building process always remains on schedule. He completes things down to the tiniest items on a client’s punch list, and doesn’t leave the job until you are completely satisfied. You can always reach him, and he always makes the time to listen and talk through ideas.

Our home is our sanctuary and we owe it all to Tom. The craftsmanship is beautiful. The experience of building was wonderful. I can’t think of another person of my acquaintance who raves about their builder the way I rave about Tom. I have recommended him to friends, and everyone has always been completely satisfied.

- Laura Avedon
Sag Harbor, NY

We hired Tom O’Donoghue last year to put an extension on our house in Water Mill. He came highly recommended by friends of ours in Sag Harbor — he’d also put an extension on their house, and every room was built to perfection. Tom has good judgment, good taste, and the quality of his work is unbeatable.

Tom is exceptional in that he oversees all that’s being done and is there for you when need him. Unlike any other contractor who has ever worked with us, he’s cheerful, helpful, reasonable, reliable, gets the job done on time, and you can depend on him to complete the job to your satisfaction.

His staff — from plumbers to painters and everyone else in between — were friendly and always ready to help. I can’t say enough good things about Tom; he cares about your house as if it’s his own. I can’t think of anything more you could want from a contractor. He’s the best!

- Andrew & Camilla Wylie
Water Mill, NY

Tom O’Donoghue and Associates turned a crumbling, run down gas station into a spectacular showroom in record time. The building reflects the attention to detail and beauty of design for which O’Donoghue Associates are well known. We could not be more pleased with the final product. We receive compliments on the showroom constantly.

Once we met with Tom to discuss our project, he met our vision with his strong sense of perfection. Our experience was one of direct quality service and craftsmanship. Tom and his crew provided the same attention to all phases of construction. He was always available, on-site, and has continued our relationship beyond completion of the project.

We highly recommend O’Donoghue Associates for any custom commercial and residential building.

- Allison & Michael Scanlon
Sag Harbor Fireplace Showroom

When my wife and I were in the market to buy a home,we stopped in to see a house built by Tom O’Donoghue. At first glance, we weren’t sure if we liked the exterior post-modern look.Upon entering the house,we were amazed at the magnificent wood work and fine craftsmanship that had gone into the construction of this dwelling. We were sold and have since come to love post-modern.

- Ellen & Joel Levine
Sag Harbor