About Essential

About Essential

A modern design firm — serving New York, New York.

We are an award-winning design-build boutique firm with over 15 years of passion in meeting and exceeding our customers’ remodeling needs and creative vision. Our staff includes talented designers, experienced project managers, foremen, mechanics and a seasoned procurement team ready to assist you to launch your project, quickly and on-time. Responsive communication, diligent customer service, best-in-class craftsmanship, and our “zero change order” model is what separates Essential from the field.
With our commitment to deliver clear and reliable communication with our clients, from start to finish. Since day one, this has been at the core of our success. To ensure effortless communication, you will have access to the Essential Online Portal (EOP) to monitor your project and to be in direct contact with every member of your project team. The Essential Portal allows you to view the schedule, critical action items and access all of your documents, such as your permits, renderings, material selections, and much more.

Peter Hartofilis

CEO and Founder

Giovanny Martinez

Head of Construction

Mary Erker Signorelli

Interior Designer

Katelynn Fortenbacker

Office Liaison and Interior Designer

Kerwyn Young

Project Manager

Sarah Lynn Roberts

Office Liaison and Interior Designer

Florence Zablah