Top Drawer Construction:
Over Thirty Years of Building Beautiful Homes
In 1979, Jon Rickard and Ted Thirlby, two Manhattan-based artist friends, joined to partner in Top Drawer Construction. Their business was launched by producing high quality, furniture-grade architectural millwork, which quickly evolved into a successful general contracting company focused on high-end custom residential construction. Integrity, a passionate, client-oriented approach and a strong sense of pride in their craft have earned Jon and Ted a stellar reputation with a long list of architects, designers and devoted clients. In fact, 39 of their long list of clients have become repeat clients, engaging Top Drawer again & again on a total of 161 projects, ranging from custom cabinetwork to total brownstone renovations.
In 1994, Jon's wife, Debi Rickard, joined the team as its business manager. An engineer by training, Debi applies her rigorous analytical point of view to cost analysis and budgeting. Along with Jon, Ted and Debi, the Top Drawer team is made up of highly skilled, loyal, full-time employees, all of whom are fully compensated for their work, receiving excellent benefits, including health care. This dedicated core group is augmented by Top Drawer's longstanding working relationships with the finest, most reliable subcontractors from all trades, a combination that makes it possible to consistently deliver outstanding workmanship and professional service.
Top Drawer's extraordinary team thrives on the hard work of seeing a project go from concept to drawings and on to completion. They embody the traditional values of longevity and craftsmanship.