We have turned to Joe on multiple occasions for our home improvement needs, both simple and complex.  The quality of Joe’s work is consistently excellent, and always completed in a timely fashion.

Most importantly, Joe is a straightforward and honest businessman who clearly takes great pride in his work.  We would recommend him to a close friend or family without the slightest hesitation.”                 Drs. Jason and Khatuna Stepkovitch – MD, Marcellus, NY

“Empire State Painting & Contracting have been helpful in assisting with our house needs at each location we have lived in.  He is reliable, clean up job sites daily and is always within budget.  Joe is our go-to-guy for all our house needs!                    Amy & Theresa – Syracuse, NY

“Joe’s work was impeccable, and professional and ON BUDGET! We will always recommend him to our friends and family.”                                      The Leonard Family – Minoa, NY

To: Empire State Painting & Contracting

Dear Joe, I want to thank you and your crew for excellent service on the several projects undertaken by your company at Holy Transfiguration Church and Rectory.

We are not only satisfied but delighted with the new windows and appliances.  Well done. We would recommend Empire State Contracting highly.       Again – Thank you.

Rev. John Philip McCaffery, Pastor

“We would highly recommend Joe Bush/Empire State – it was a very positive experience! His work is impeccable, very precise.  He has a creative sense that helped us turn our old solarium into a beautiful 3-season room.

He is fair, and he and his team were friendly and professional.  For me, one of the best things when I would come home from work is how neat he was – everything was cleaned up like he had never been there that day!”        J. & C. Moran – Syracuse, NY

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others, so feel free to use my name as a reference.  Thanks again.”                             J. Parry – Syracuse, NY

Empire State Painting & Contracting!  Professional, precise, efficient and friendly service!                           L. Kosiba – Bridgeport, NY

“Our family has relied on Empire State Painting & Contracting for all our home construction needs for the last 15 years.  We would never trust anyone else to work on our home.

Extremely skilled, clean, honest, and kind.  We love recommending him to our family and friends!                           The Desantis Family – Syracuse, NY


“Joe is a great listener and can take your ideas and bring them to life.  He has vast experience, is extremely efficient, professional, and very courteous.  We recommend him to all our family and friends.”                   R. & J. Russell – Syracuse, NY

“Empire Contracting–Your Whole House Contractor”    This is the most accurate and truthful business name I have come across lately.  When our roof leaked several years ago, a friend recommended Joe Bush for the job.  Not only did Joe repair the inside hallway that was damaged, a year later, when our sliding glass door to the deck shattered, Joe was there again.  He gave us a fair price and completed the job in a most professional and timely way. When we decided to renovate the kitchen, of course we went to Joe for advice.  He did an amazing job, a clean job, a beautiful job for us from the ceiling to the flooring and everything in between.  He also made sure that we were inconvenienced as little as possible during that major upgrade.  Last but not least, in August when the cellar flooded, Joe came  and repaired the damaged sheetrock, primed and painted the new walls, and installed new moldings and lighting fixtures in the finished family room in the cellar.

Throughout all these projects, he was reliable, efficient, detail-oriented, professional, and fair in all our dealings.  He made recommendations and answered questions patiently and honestly.  Finally, this will sound silly–but it was very important to us–Joe also made sure that our two indoor cats were safe and secure.  Whenever our next home project…or disaster….comes up, Joe Bush and Empire Contracting will, undoubtedly, be our first phone call!!                   Tess McKenney – Manlius, NY


“Joe Bush has worked on many projects in our home and we would absolutely, without hesitation, recommend him to anyone who needs a contractor.  Joe is reliable, responsible, trustworthy and very capable.  He and his crew have worked in our home several times…….he painted the exterior of our house and completely renovated our sunroom.  He has also worked for friends of mine who are equally pleased.  He is fair, cleans up at the end of the day, and is basically “one stop shopping” for us…….we always call Joe first.  I know he’ll do a great job for us and if he sees anything else that needs fixing while he’s here he’ll take of that too!”     S. & M. Charney – Manlius, NY