Long Island City based Skyline Restoration has made it to Crain’s 50 fastest growing companies of New York City. Owned by entrepreneur John Kalafatis, who is expanding his group of companies to include film studios, Skyline has experienced a tremendous 166.7% growth rate in the last three years.
Skyline restores commercial and residential building exteriors, including roofing, vertical surfaces, historical decorative elements and perimeter work, such as courtyards and plazas.
When asked about his key to success in business, the Greek-American businessman who was born on the Greek island of Lefkada abides by three rules.
“Simply follow your heart and enact your beliefs in your daily business life.”
“Understand the subject well and offer your services at the highest professional level.”
“Never underestimate people, always treat them with respect and honesty. ”
Since its inception in 1989, Skyline Restoration has built its sterling reputation on the hard work and dedication of John Kalafatis and his staff. His company is among the top building restoration firms in the New York metropolitan area, having completed construction work on over two thousand buildings. Some of the company’s largest projects include:
- The Graybar Building
- The New Yorker Hotel
- 1515 Broadway at Times Square
- Manhattan Center
- New York University
- Columbia University
- Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital
- United Charities
- The New Yorker Hotel – 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001