About Us Our Philosophy: We believe that reliable service and high-quality work are key to your satisfaction and our future business. Since our founding, we have pledged to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Other contractors may try to sell you on low prices or shortcuts. But our goal is to offer you the best solutions and accurate estimates, so you won’t be hit with uncomfortable surprises at any time, and you will be thrilled with the end product. When we coordinate with our subcontractors, such as for excavation, electrical or tile work, you can rest assured their work will also be well-done. Should any unforeseen circumstances arise, we will be there to assist you through the completion of your project. Our Most Recent Work: Over the last 20 years, J. F. Bahrenburg, Inc. has increasingly focused on the construction of single- family homes and additions, and the remodeling of existing homes. Active in the Hudson Valley, we have worked on homes in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, as well as in Millbrook, Staatsburg, Hyde Park, Highland, Wappingers Falls and more. We are happy to help you with your “green” building projects. In particular, Kevin Cook, vice president of J. F. Bahrenburg, Inc., can discuss how we implement energy-efficient and green-building methods. For example: When we build, we recommend closed-cell foam insulation to get a high “R” value (a measure of energy efficiency), as it outperforms typical fiberglass insulation by 2:1. We use “house wrap” (such as Tyvek or Typar) and tape the seams to stop cold air from going in (in winter) and going out (in summer). (For more information, see: www2.dupont.com/Tyvek/en_US/ or http://www.typar.com/.) When we install new windows, we seal them up with silicon to stop air infiltration. To heat your home, we use products with high efficiency to minimize energy use and lower your energy costs. We recommend bamboo flooring, not only because it’s attractive and affordable, but also because it’s a quickly renewable resource. We aim to use appliances with an ENERGY STAR rating, and work with you so you can qualify for tax rebates through the ENERGY STAR program. (See http://www.energystar.gov/.) As official representatives of Ritz-Craft, we can help you keep costs down by using modular home construction, if you so desire. (See http://www.ritz-craft.com/ for more.) We also continue to maintain our repair services department. Our History: Our company was established in 1963 in Poughkeepsie, New York, by John F. Bahrenburg, whose family has been in the plumbing and contracting business since 1883 in Germany.Between 1965 and 1973, we built Circle View Properties in the Town of Poughkeepsie, which involves commercial property and one-bedroom apartments in three buildings along Manchester Circle, where we still maintain our offices. Originally focusing on plumbing and heating, J. F. Bahrenburg, Inc. became a full-fledged general and mechanical contractor in 1979. As such, our first big project was the reasonably priced, one-bedroom housing at Bridge Park Apartments in the City of Poughkeepsie. Subsequently, we built the prestigious condominium community Crystal Glen in the Town of Poughkeepsie, completing it in 1990. We continue to manage and maintain a good portion of this property. As mechanical subcontractors, we have also provided and installed plumbing and heating in some of the most popular projects in the area, including Dutchess Apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY (100 units); Kingston Apartments in Kingston, NY(150 units); Anthony Drive Apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY (120 units); and Roman Gardens in Newburgh, NY (235 units). In the late 1980s, John’s daughter Diane Cook and her husband Kevin Cook came on board to continue the family tradition. Diane is still the office manager and secretary of the corporation, while Kevin has been vice-president of J. F. Bahrenburg, Inc. since 1987. Their sons, now in college, have joined the family to work on construction projects during various summers.     Contact JFB Inc.   JF Bahrenburg, Inc. 35 Manchester Circle Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Phone: (845) 452-0290 Fax: (845) 452-0535   About Us | Construction | Remodeling | Plumbing | Heating | Gallery | Contact Us