The Best Home & Garden Businesses in the Hudson Valley


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Addition to the Neighborhood

40 Cannon

When Jim and Gina Sullivan bought the fire-gutted iconic King’s Court Hotel in 2013, we knew it was in good hands. The couple — whose company, James J. Sullivan Corporation, has been transforming buildings in the city since 2010 — went beyond our wildest dreams with the project. This mixed-used space, which opened in May 2018, is home to 49 apartments (with features like exposed brick and original wood beams); King’s Court Brewing Company; 1915 Wine Cellar; Café 40 and Co. (a coffeehouse/gift shop); and the Gallery 40 exhibit space. To top it off, you can walk to the train station in just 20 minutes.

Poughkeepsie, www.40cannon.com

 

Community-Minded Company

Central Hudson

Central Hudson began heating and cooling Hudson Valley homes in 1900, when three men purchased two companies that provided 5,000 Newburgh residents with electricity and gas. Today, their coverage area extends throughout the Hudson Valley and their mission goes beyond HVAC needs — sponsoring programs around the area like the Special Olympics, United Way, and Habitat for Humanity.

Throughout the Hudson Valley, www.cenhud.com

 

Custom Pool Specialists

NeJame Pool Specialists

Acclaimed for its customer service, this company — owned by second- and third-generation family members Chris NeJame, wife Shelly, daughter Britney, and son-in-law Steve O’Brien — has been making a splash in the pool-building business since 1994. First, designs are custom-made for each client, whether the pool site is small, large, flat, sloping, or rocky. Then, Steve O’Brien is on-site with the crew through the whole process, all the way till you jump in the water for your first swim.

Verbank, www.nejamepools.com 

 

Home Décor

Down to Earth Living

This home and garden center has helped Hudson Valley and Bergen County residents beautify their homes inside and out since 1970. And while it started as a landscape design center, it’s now known as much for its home décor, which includes unique vases and other pottery, wall clocks, dishware, statuary, vitrines and cloches, as well as one-of-a-kind finds. Their Christmas Shop, which opens on November 9, is also not to be missed.

Pomona, www.dteliving.com

 


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Handmade Hardwoods

Kieran Kinsella

Calling Kinsella a sculptor and furniture maker would be accurate, but says nothing about the quality of his workmanship: His work is all lithe curves and refined edges, and he specializes in tables and stools made out of locally sourced and salvaged hardwoods. Kinsella works out of Rosendale and his work can be seen at showrooms in New York City and Milan (and on his website).

Rosendale, www.kierankinsella.com

 

Kitchen Supplies

Warren Kitchen & Cutlery

This Hudson Valley favorite stocks more than 1,500 different styles and sizes of high-end knives, making it the place to be for devoted chefs. They also offer sharpening and engraving services, as well as a curated selection of professional cookware, kitchen tools, serving pieces, and kitchen appliances. Browse their selection for items you didn’t think you’d need but can’t live without.

Rhinebeck, www.warrenkitchentools.com

 

New Homes When You’re Downsizing

The Gardens at Rhinebeck

Whether you’re an empty-nester seeking less property to maintain, or you’re just ready to simplify life, downsizing doesn’t have to sacrifice good living. At The Gardens at Rhinebeck — which recently opened 28 new units in its third and final phase — the condos are comfy, stylish, and energy-efficient. You’ll find amenities including a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and tennis courts. And it’s located less than a mile from the charming village of Rhinebeck, with great restaurants and shopping.

Rhinebeck, www.gardensatrhinebeck.com

 

Place to Get Plumbing Supplies

N&S Supply

Kitchen and bathroom showrooms, full-range product lines, and hundreds of brands to choose from — N&S Supply is the one-stop shop for all your remodeling needs. And with five locations around the Hudson Valley, customers and contractors alike can enjoy their service and supply suitable for any budget.

Brewster, Kingston, Catskill, Hudson, Danbury, Fishkill, www.nssupply.com

 


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Place to Outfit Your Home

Valley Variety

Graphic designer Chuck Rosenthal relocated from San Francisco to open Valley Variety, a store dedicated to many aspects of domestic life. Stylish tables, hip lighting fixtures, benches, and sofas can be found alongside a selection of beautifully-designed lifestyle products and a kitchen for a prep-to-eat dinner party with a local chef.

Hudson, www.valleyvariety.com

 

Service-Oriented & Family-Run Solar Business

SunPower by New York State Solar Farm

Launched in 2007 as a small solar-system installer owned by Anthony Sicari Jr., they’ve grown to install more than 1,200 residential and commercial solar setups in the region. The company — one of only 33 SunPower Master Dealers in the nation — prides itself on personal service; and they work with customers of all income levels to help make solar power and battery backup systems affordable. They’re also ranked as a Quality Solar Installer by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Modena, www.nyssf.com

 


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Sustainable Architect 

Barry Price Architecture

Not every artist uses a paintbrush. Barry Price’s thoughtful home designs take inspiration from the beauty of the Hudson Valley’s landscape, reflecting the area’s luminescence in his use of light, space, and line. While often in rural locations, his structures incorporate modernism and prioritize sustainable design and construction.

Bearsville, www.barryprice.com

 

Tile Shop

Terra Tile & Marble

Custom fabrication, expert stone cutters, and a catalog chock-full of beautiful, durable tiles to choose from — these are just a few features that distinguish Terra Tile & Marble from the competitors. The company — which began in 1975 when founder Manuel Gasch brought back ceramic tile from Spain — has two retail showrooms and wholesale distribution all over the East Coast.

Fishkill, Briarcliff Manor, www.terratileandmarble.com

 


Readers' Picks

 

Appliance Store

(TIE)

Earl B. Feiden Appliance

Kingston

www.earlbfeiden.com

 

Sohns Appliance Center

Walden

www.sohnsappliancecenter.com

 

Contractor

RL Baxter Building Corporation

Poughkeepsie

www.baxterbuilt.com

 

Electrician

Dave Long Electric

 

Rhinebeck Furniture Store

Davis Furniture

Poughkeepsie

www.davisfurnitureonline.com

 

Hardware Store

Williams Lumber & Home Center

High Falls, Hopewell Junction, Hudson, Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Pleasant Valley, Tannersville

www.williamslumber.com

 

Home Inspector

Halo Home Inspections LLC

Beacon

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Housewares Store

(Tie)

Hammertown Barn

Rhinebeck

www.hammertown.com

 

Hendley & Co

Newburgh

www.hendleyandco.com

 

HVAC Company

RP Pro Elite Plumbing & Heating LLC

Stormville

Find them on Facebook

 

Interior Design

Hendley & Co

Newburgh

www.hendleyandco.com

 

Landscape Design

Neave Group Outdoor Solutions

Briarcliff Manor, Wappingers Falls

www.neavegroup.com

 

 

Plant Nursery/Garden Store

Adams Fairacre Farms

Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls

www.adamsfarms.com

 

Pool Specialist

Neave Group Outdoor Solutions

Briarcliff Manor, Wappingers Falls

www.neavegroup.com

 

Real Estate Firm

Stevens Realty Group

New Paltz

www.stevensrealtygrp.com

 

Realtor

Linda Lindsay

Rhinebeck

www.paularedmond.com/agents

 

Solar Provider

SunPower by New York State Solar Farm

Modena

www.nyssf.com


 

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