WHO WE ARE


 

IA is a New York City based General Contractor and Construction Management firm specializing in complex, high quality and luxury construction projects. Founded in the master-builder tradition, we have been dedicated to building and renovating townhouses, apartments and landmark buildings for almost 40 years. 

We approach each project with comprehensive and balanced consideration, resulting in buildings that are both elegant and viable.  The project managers, site supervisors and estimators work together from project inception to completion, collaborating throughout in order to provide effective solutions to issues as they arise. Our field personnel are highly trained and well supervised, and we have long-standing relationships with every subcontractor and vendor we use, ensuring they meet the same high performance standards we hold ourselves to.

From cost management to scheduling to safety, IA has a proven track record of timely project delivery and construction excellence. 

 

 
 
  Pat Whetzle As Managing Partner of IA, Pat Whetzle is responsible for the strategic and financial direction of the firm. For more than 15 years, Pat has been recognized for his leadership skills and his high standards for quality and workmanship. Pat’s first exposure to building came through his time spent amongst the tools and machines of the Original American Kazoo Factory, which his grandfather owned and operated. Watching his grandfather repair and modify the old-fashioned die and stamping machines by hand instilled in him a deep appreciation for craft and restoration. Out of college, Pat made his way up to Alaska and spent 12 years as a commercial fisherman there. In between trips up north, he earned a law degree and subsequently passed the New York State Bar. Pat returned to New York and started a career in construction, eventually finding his way to IA as a carpenter. After successfully leading several of IA’s larger projects, Pat was made a partner in 1998. Pat lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children, and volunteers his time with the Row New York organization.

 

Pat Whetzle

As Managing Partner of IA, Pat Whetzle is responsible for the strategic and financial direction of the firm. For more than 15 years, Pat has been recognized for his leadership skills and his high standards for quality and workmanship.

Pat’s first exposure to building came through his time spent amongst the tools and machines of the Original American Kazoo Factory, which his grandfather owned and operated. Watching his grandfather repair and modify the old-fashioned die and stamping machines by hand instilled in him a deep appreciation for craft and restoration.

Out of college, Pat made his way up to Alaska and spent 12 years as a commercial fisherman there. In between trips up north, he earned a law degree and subsequently passed the New York State Bar.

Pat returned to New York and started a career in construction, eventually finding his way to IA as a carpenter. After successfully leading several of IA’s larger projects, Pat was made a partner in 1998.

Pat lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children, and volunteers his time with the Row New York organization.

  Pat Murtagh Pat Murtagh grew up on a farm outside Dublin, Ireland where he learned about building by repairing and maintaining the various machines and structures essential to the function of the farm. As a young man, he trained as a machinist and later worked as a carpenter’s apprentice in Dublin where he honed his craft renovating beautiful, historic homes. It was there that he developed a deep appreciation for the attention to detail and care required to preserve original architecture. After moving to the States several years later, Pat started work in the construction industry and soon made his way to IA where he was hired as a site supervisor. His extensive experience, attention to detail and quick rapport with everyone on his projects soon led to his promotion to partner in 1986. Today, Pat works with IA while also running Heights Historic, a window and door company he started in 2005. He brings his vast expertise to every aspect of his projects, ensuring the exceptionally high quality work for which IA is known. Pat lives in Westchester with his wife and four children. He is very involved in the local community, and enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams

 

Pat Murtagh

Pat Murtagh grew up on a farm outside Dublin, Ireland where he learned about building by repairing and maintaining the various machines and structures essential to the function of the farm. As a young man, he trained as a machinist and later worked as a carpenter’s apprentice in Dublin where he honed his craft renovating beautiful, historic homes. It was there that he developed a deep appreciation for the attention to detail and care required to preserve original architecture.

After moving to the States several years later, Pat started work in the construction industry and soon made his way to IA where he was hired as a site supervisor. His extensive experience, attention to detail and quick rapport with everyone on his projects soon led to his promotion to partner in 1986.

Today, Pat works with IA while also running Heights Historic, a window and door company he started in 2005. He brings his vast expertise to every aspect of his projects, ensuring the exceptionally high quality work for which IA is known.

Pat lives in Westchester with his wife and four children. He is very involved in the local community, and enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams