-Miles Stump

 These are the most competent and trustworthy guys I have ever worked with. Workmanship is outstanding and prices are fair..























-Brook Valenti

Highly recommend Executive Craftsman! Offering quality service, expertise, attention to detail no matter how big or small the project.





















-Christine Kelly

Needed a quick fix in my dining room so small, could not seat more than 10. Called Steve at EC, he performed his magic by knocking down wall between the living & dining rooms. Problem solved, and in a weeks time. I'm beyond happy!



















-Susan Vogel

There isn't another contracting firm I'd ever choose to work with on a project at my home. The team at Executive Craftsman is professional, courteous, responsible and responsive. Their knowledge and expertise is invaluable, regardless of the size of the project. They've done it all here at our home - significant addition, construction of a new, two-car garage, exterior and interior painting and carpentry work. Excellent every time!













-Heidi Udell

If I could, I would give Executive Craftsman far more than 5 stars. Steve and Johel were ultra-professional in every aspect: timely, expert and exacting, offering fine workmanship at a fair price. I explained before the project began that I had a tight deadline by which the majority of the work needed to be completed and Executive Craftsman delivered on time--even at the most hectic time of the year, right before the holidays. These gentlemen are good listeners who treat each client with care and attention. They are creative problem solvers who seek ways to avoid unnecessary and expensive changes--how refreshing! Their teams are talented tradesmen, skilled and customer-focused. They arrived on time and took pains to clean up when they left in the evening, respecting the fact that they are working in someone's home and not on a construction site.











-Nicholas Marraro

The team at Executive Craftsman stopped by my house recently to repaint my dining room and did an absolutely incredible job! Not only did it come out perfectly, but the staff was very friendly! I definitely plan on using them in the future for all of my home enhancement needs!











-Ann Barton

I have had the pleasure of working with Executive Craftsman for the past 10 years. I am in the real estate business and have referred them to many clients all who have been so impressed with their professionalism, the quality of their workmanship and most importantly the finished project....all in a timely fashion. I highly recommend them for jobs large and small.









-Nicole Cacciatore

I have been working with the Executive Craftsman team for almost 10 years now. I can honestly say that the work they provide is outstanding!!


Steve and Johel are extremely educated in their field, and are an absolute pleasure to work with. If I could give them ten stars I would :)







-Ray Ciafardini

They say the best referral is word of mouth. I had heard so much from friends and acquaintances about Executive Craftsman, that when I was getting ready to paint the outside of my house, I just had to call and see if all I had heard was true. From the moment Steve arrived, he was friendly and professional. As we inspected the house to put together an estimate, he pointed out several critical areas, that were not handled properly before. (I guess when I painted the house last). His estimate was extremely reasonable, and I gave him the go ahead on the job. Within a few days his crew arrived, did the prep work, painted the house, and cleaned up. You would have never even known they were there, as quick and professional as they were. All I knew, and what my neighbors quickly realized, how amazing the house looked. It added so much charm to the street. A couple of days later I was surprised to see Steve and his partner Johel stop ny to inspect the work and make sure I was satisfied. As you can tell from what I am writing now, a was extremely satisfied with the work they did, and tell you if you live in and around the Stamford area, and you need your house painted, or any other type of home remodeling, Executive Craftsman is the only call you need to make. Thanks again, Steve, Johel and crew!



-Jan Smith

Executive Craftsman was at the helm of our just completed “back to the studs” kitchen, family room, hall renovation in our vintage (1900) home. They came to us highly recommended, and exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Our general contractor Johel was on the job every day, providing support and guidance. Very responsive, always available to consult, and extremely creative as challenges arose. We asked for a number of changes during the course of the work, and E/C provided us with timely and reasonable costs estimates. We were also very impressed by the quality and craftsmanship of E/C’s subs. In summary, we would be happy to recommend Executive Craftsman for any major renovation job - if we could give more them than five stars, we would!

-Otto Withheld

After talking to number of contractors, I hired Executive Craftsman for changing the bathtub in to a shower stall. Steve is the best contractor you could ask for. His extensive knowledge does not stop him from being patient with clients, highly reliable and the quality of work is excellent. I love my remodeled bathroom. Steve and his crew completed the project on time and within the estimated budget. Thanks Steve...

-Susan Vogel

Another create project at our home completed by Executive Craftsman! After an extensive addition and renovation two years ago, which was beautifully and professional completed by this amazing team, we decided to add a two-car garage. Its complete, and we couldn't be happier with the result -- its exceeded our expectations. Steve and Johel are responsive, responsible and always on-top of the projects they've done for us. The work is top-notch and their team is professional, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

-Lauren Vallario Designs, Inc

I have worked with Steve and Johel on several projects over the years. Tehy are extremely professional and reliable. Every time I work with Executive Craftsman I know my clients will be handled by two people that not only do an excellent job, but also care about their clients which is really important to me. As a designer, making sure the vision of my projects comes to fruition is exciting but not always easy. Steve and Johel support me and my clients through every step of the way and make everything look so easy. They are amazing to work with! 

-Jon Whitcomb, Diserio Martin O'Conner & Castiglion LLP


Steve and Executive Craftsman are excellent on all fronts, whether it's carpentry, plumbing, or painting. They specialize in larger jobs, they will also take on small, handyman-like jobs for their customers.  The pricing on all jobs is always fair. Moreover, on the big jobs, they ensure the punch list items are done with care and precision. Their workers, including Steve himself, are both professional and affable, and are welcome in my home anytime.​

-Meredith and Banks Edwards

We have used Steve and his team at Executive Craftsman for the past eight years, for jobs ranging from exterior window replacement, re-siding and painting, to interior cabinetry, coffered ceilings and wainscot paneling to complete bathroom remodels, and more.  Steve and his crew are extremely professional, knowledgable, trustworthy and meticulous in their work.  They show up when they say they will and complete the job on time and within budget!  Throughout the years we have enthusiastically referred Steve to several friends who also think that he is terrific.  Any issue with the house.we call Steve.  Steve will do what it takes to make sure that the job is done right, and we are always comfortable with his subcontractors, (Arturo, Jonathan, Mark and many others) in our home. 

-Christie Stone, Darien

I’ve worked with many contractors, but none are more professional, reliable and knowledgeable as Steve and his crew at Executive Craftsman.​

-Christine Kelly -Christine Kelly Interiors Darien, Ct


I have used Steve at Executive Craftsmen for the past 25 years and have had an extremely positive experience. As an interior designer I am confident to know that Steve will always do the best quality work at the best possible price for personal jobs as well as projects for my clients. I highly recommend Steve and all the staff at Executive Craftsmen and will continue to use them for all my future home improvements. 

-A. Frank and Pamela J. Farley 


Steve and his entire crew at Executive Craftsman are highly skilled professionals who have performed flawlessly in many varied capacities in our home over the course of many years.  The quality of the work they perform is exceptional.  Steve has numerous relationships throughout the building trade and his experience is invaluable; he can garner resources across the board seamlessly and without delay.  Steve’s credo seems to be that nothing is too difficult or too much trouble; he is delightful to deal with and always available. Over the course of the last 34 years of home ownership, we can say without hesitation that Steve Lanefski is the best person we have ever hired to do any type of work at our home, inside and out.  He is the top!

- Richard Canzonetti 


I have hired Executive Craftsman for 2 large jobs and a number of smaller jobs in my home.  Each time I have been very satisfied with the work performed.  Dealing with Steve is always easy, and he gets the job done.  His estimates come in very close.  He has a well trained crew that is especially polite and neat within the home.  In my experience, Steve drives the job and makes sure that it reaches completion in a timely manner.  I strongly recommend Executive Craftman for any and all home construction jobs.  



We have been a customer of Executive Crafstman for many years. We have used them for many things in our home including, kitchen renovation, millwork, family room design and construction, painting, masonry work and small jobs. They are professional, timely, flexible and budget conscious. I have never had a project that I was not pleased with.

-Client in Darien, CT


Our family has used Steve and Executive Craftsman for all of our renovations and home improvements since moving to Darien over 8 years ago. They always do a thorough job and are friendly and reliable. I recommend Executive Craftsman to all of my friends!

-Client in Greenwich, CT


Steve and his staff are excellent to work with. They are efficient and do top notch work. Steve is professional and organized with his estimates of cost and delivery of services. I highly recommend this company.





-Paul B., Darien, CT


Executive Craftsman has been my go-to for nearly 15 years - and they continue to be very responsive to my needs - You will not be disappointed.





-Frank,  Darien, CT


Excellent work, as always!





-John R., Westport, CT​​

We engaged Executive Craftsman after a competitive bidding process for renovating our hall bathroom which EC won hands down. We were very impressed by the references that Steve gave us and found it hard to believe he could live up to the hype. But he did. Steve is a total hands-on general manager who fully coordinates the activity of all his trades and keeps the customer in the loop at all times. We had a few minor glitches in the project which Steve immediately made right. Most importantly he finished the project on exactly the date he promised he would. And the work quality is simply outstanding. We liked EC so much that we are now using Steve and his people again a year later to redo our master bath. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody thinking about doing a bathroom.

-Susan T.

We hired Executive Craftsman for a renovation and expansion of our home and are thrilled with both our experience and the result. The Executive Craftsman team is professional, accommodating and anticipated our needs every step of the way. The workmanship is top-notch! Both Steve and Johel were accessible and responsive, and identified opportunities to improve upon our project plans, which only added to our overall satisfaction with the finished project. They bring with them a talented team of craftsmen whose impressive talents transformed our space into a beautiful new family room, dining area, two bedrooms, jack and jill bath and outstanding mudroom. We couldn't be happier. If you are thinking of building or renovating, hire Executive Craftsman. You won't be disappointed! 

-Mary T.

Over the years I have used Executive Craftsmen on several occasions. It began with a clear estimate and work began and ended on schedule. The various workmen have been neat, polite and did a great job. The paint/ wallpapering job done over 15 years ago still looks good. I presume this latest paint job will hold up as well.



-Michelle T.

I had a kitchen and bath remodel done with Executive Craftsman. I was so pleased with the results. Having had a remodel done in the past I was dreading the process but Steve and Johel were so professional and courteous from the very beginning and their knowledge and creativity made the project easy for me and stress free throughout the process. At the end of every day the job site was cleaned up and ready for the next day. I could not have asked for a smoother process and a beautiful project. I am so impressed with the results. They have exceeded my expectations. Thank you Executive Craftsman!

-John R.

Executive Craftsman has now done two full bathroom gut renovations for us. Both of them turned out exceptionally well. Steve and his guys always showed up on time or advised when they would be arriving. The quality of their work is impeccable. The craftsmen are all extremely polite and respectful. And Steve is always coming by to check on the job, making sure it is done right and resolving any issues that might crop up. I highly recommend Steve and Executive Craftsman for their skills and their value. I will be using them again for a whole list of projects still on my to-do list. 

-Michelle S B.

I would highly recommend Executive Craftsman! Steve and his crew are very professional. From the first phone call to the estimate to the finished job, they were polite, respectful of my time, neat and organized. This was my first experience with them, renovating a bathroom, and I will definitely be calling them again for my next project. Thank you Steve and Johel.

-Brooke B.

Long and hard winter in Darien this past year! Steve came over and clearly understood what was happening and repaired my ice dam roof issues. He's been my general contractor for over 15+ years and offers the best service and support in lower Fairfield County. Don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call him or his partner Johel for home support. He's helped with building stone walls, exterior lighting around my pool, major renovations to our kitchen and painting. Executive Craftsman do it all and do it well. Don't hesitate to pick up the phone. They offer phenomenal general contracting support. 

-Jo-El, Darien, CT​

Executive Craftsman were top notch providers. They were on time, on budge and left the new wine room spotless. They converted a cellar area into a wine room that racks over 700 bottles. They hand picked the tile, installed all the shelving and cooling system. I would highly recommend them for all types of jobs and look forward to working with them on future projects.

-Janet, Greenwich, CT​

We had our bathroom remodeled by Executive Craftsman and could not be happier. This was our first experience with them, and Steve and his crew from start to finish were exceptional.  They guided us through the whole process, helping make decisions on products and colors, and stayed within budget!  I would definitely recommend them and look forward to working with them on future projects in my home.​


Over the past 20 years Executive Craftsman has done several painting, wallpapering and several other small jobs in my home.. They were always on time, got the job done quickly and neatly. I never had to wait for a no show worker. I can highly recommend them.


Excellent craftsmanship, reliable, offers unique modeling solutions with good pricing in mind. You won't be disappointed with Executive Craftsman's services.

-Betty, Rowayton, CT

Rebuilt second floor deck. Repaired outside and inside from rain leak-first floor and second floor. Repaired first floor deck and built additional step to access deck from lawn. All work done expertly and timely. 

-Eileen, Darien, CT​

Steve and his team at Executive are professionals and reliable. They have completed a full range of projects for me over the span of 18 years, from new bathrooms to new roof, windows, siding, painting, finished basement.. you name it. I also have recommended them to clients as well.

-Allison, Darien, CT​

We redid our 3rd floor - opened walls to make study/play area plus renovated - moved footprint for the bathroom in our late 1800s home. Both Steve and Johel provided valuable insights and suggestions. We tried to do it on a tight budget and all the options were amazing. The space is perfect. All of our friends are envious.

-New Customer, Darien, CT​

Mason and insulation work was completed as promised on time and on budget in a professional manner. Would use for a future project.

-Shilpa, Darien, CT​

I recently used Executive Craftsman to transform an unfinished attic into an office space, and to create an outdoor patio. I could not be happier with their work. They are true professionals- great to work with! They came in on time and on budget. They also have a great eye for design and were able to make suggestions that I believe elevated the end result. They were also very mindful of my budget which I truly appreciated. Thank you Steve and Johel! I recommend you without hesitation.

-Shelby, Darien, CT​

Steve and Johel were fantastic. Trustworthy with honest pricing. Great work product with friendly and qualified workers. Would highly recommend.

-Andrea, New Canaan, CT​​

Over the past 15 years, Executive Craftsmen has transformed our house into a beautiful home. The workmanship is superior, the communication honest and accurate, and the costs reasonable. We found a diamond in the rough! 

-John June Custom Cabinetry,  Bridgeport, CT​

Steve and Johel at Executive Craftsman have high professional standards and do superior quality workmanship in all areas of construction. From start to finish, they spent a lot of time and effort putting in attention to the details. Their attention to details and knowledge of the project made my job easier to do. The customer was very happy with their work. 

-Christine Kelly Interiors, Darien , CT​

Truly Professional. Got the work done in a timely manner with great value. Would definitely use Executive Craftsmen again. Job well done. 

-Naya, Darien, CT

We were lucky we hired Executive Craftsman under Steve Lanefski’s leadership to manage our complete house remodel. This included completely new kitchen and bathrooms, new floors, all new windows and finishing a full basement. We could not be happier with the quality of the work done or his project management. He listened and understood our needs and preferences, offered advice when needed and genuinely cared that we were happy. And even though we added more work as the project progressed, we finished on time. Steve and his team worked hard, were professional and pleasant throughout and created a beautiful house for us! Will definitely recommend and hire again for any future work.

-Laura, New Canaan, CT​

We could not be happier with Executive Craftsman. We worked with Steve and his crew to add custom molding to our living room and kitchen . I was amazed by the craftsmanship and the time they put into every single detail. They are true artisans and give you incredible respect for their trade. Steve and his team were wonderful to work with; knowledgeable, and collaborative. The crew at Executive Crafstman are real professionals and were a pleasure to have in our home during our renovation. I could not be happier and will be using them for additional work/renovations in our home. 

-Jen, Norwalk, CT​

Steve Lanefski and Johel Solano are the best contracting team you could ask for. Everyone who's been through a build out knows the pain and suffering that can come with it. Both these men made sure to make this job as painless as possible. They were as informative and as up front as anyone who cares could be. The job was done quickly and efficiently. They went above and beyond our expectations. It gorgeous. And to quote my client who is an interior designer " It is an architectural beauty". Everyone is raving about our brand new facility and we love that. Thank you over and over again for giving us more than what we wanted. You want top notch quality and care then these are the guys you call immediately. Executive Craftsman is professional and solid from beginning to end.


Steve does absolutely everything for us, when my pipe burst he was at my house in 15 minutes and had a plumber there in a few hours. When we moved, he has slowly put molding and paneling and painted every room. He honest and fair priced, has impeccable taste and does incredible work. Lifetime choice!! 


It is a pleasure to recommend Johel and Executive Craftsman for the excellence of their work and the genuine caring that they have brought to each of our home projects over the last ten years. They attend to small repairs as well as large remodeling, with the same thoughtfulness, timeliness, and professionalism. 

-Christine, Darien, CT​​

Executive Craftsman has always been a pleasure to work with. Their work is high quality and they are always on time and on schedule. We have had Executive Craftsman perform an extensive amount of work in our home and we couldn't imagine working with anyone else!