Testimonials from clients and industry partners

Retail Stores

I’ve worked with Tony and the E.B.S. team for over 12 years and we’ve constructed stores together at such New Jersey-based locations as Jackson Premium Outlets and the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne as well as at sites nationwide.  We always want to deliver the best-looking store possible for our clients, so it’s great to have a partner like E.B.S. who sees that vision and is part of the execution of the project.  Tony is heavily involved in every single project and he and his team are unique in the level of service they provide.  Among so many other contractors out there, E.B.S. is the most trusted general contractor I’ve ever worked with and we never worry about them not getting to the finish line.”

 -- Jugal Patel, Head of Construction, Ann Taylor stores (and previously with Waterford Crystal and Coach)

ASA Retail Studio

"ASA has been working with E.B.S. Builders for 7+ years on national retail work.

Partnering with contractors can present unusual circumstances and situations; however, our experience with E.B.S. Builders has never been anything but positive and a successful partnership. We can always depend on excellent communication from the field and the home office. All deliverables are on time and under budget.

E.B.S. really brings all the partners together on a project to drive towards a successful product that everyone can be proud of!"

-- Amy Sjursen, Retail Division Manager, ASA Retail Studio

"Personally, I have worked with E.B.S. for about 5 years, but our company has worked with E.B.S. for almost 10 years and we have had nothing, but the best come from their team.

From keeping us informed during construction, responding to our requests and job site supervisor knowledgeability, the performance and workmanship from their team has exceeded both ours and the client's expectations."

-- Roxanna Scotto, Project Manager
ASA Retail Studio

Vineyard Vines Retail Stores

“Tony and E.B.S. did complete build-outs for eight of our east coast stores and we’ve contracted with them to do repairs/maintenance and smaller build-outs on others.  He and his subcontractors are always top-notch and very professional to work with and always deliver everything on-time and on-budget; they’re also very resourceful and come up with a lot of creative solutions in the field.  They have a great reputation and strong relationships and are on preferred vendor lists at many major malls and lifestyle centers nationwide based on the outstanding work they do.  There’s a lot of integrity in E.B.S.’s work and they stand behind it and do whatever it takes to get the job done.  They’re very flexible and truly a terrific partner to work with.” 

 -- Lou Arcese, Director of Operations, Vineyard Vines Retail Stores

Zadig & Voltaire

"E.B.S. Builders is a pleasure to work with. The team is reliable, professional, hardworking and extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly they go out of their way to make their clients happy."

--Katherine Schwenk, VP of Store Development, Zadig & Voltaire


“I have worked with E.B.S. on multiple retail build-outs now, and they have done a great job. They go above and beyond to make sure deadlines are met with quality work. I would highly recommend them to any potential client and look forward to working with them in the future!”

— Kevin Krupchak - Michuda Construction/ UNTUCKit

Le Pain Quotidien job site

Urban Space

“If there’s such a thing as an honest contractor to work with, Tony and his team at E.B.S. Builders are that.  When it comes to customer service and supporting me and my company when they say they will and for the price they promise, they always get the job done.” 

-- Mike McGrath, COO, Urban Space

On The Border

"I’ve been using E.B.S. Builders for 20 plus years over my career, and each time they have partnered with my companies Bennigan’s, Steak & Ale, Brinker Brand, Bob Evans and On The Border. We use them from small projects to remodels and new builds from the ground up.

If you’re looking for a partner to get the job done on time and at competitive pricing they’re your best bet."

-- Jim DiPietro, Sr Facilities Manager - East Regions - On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina


Smith & Architects

"E.B.S. is a rarity in the world of construction: a professional, low drama, and highly skilled contracting team.  I can't wait to work with them again!"

-- Chad Smith, AIA, Architect and LEED AP BD+C


"Working with the entire team at E.B.S. has been nothing short of amazing! The level of detail and communication they bring to each project not only makes it run so smoothly but also makes my job so much easier - this is priceless. We are so lucky to have found E.B.S., thank you!"

-- Jamie Johnson, Sr. Manager, Retail Development & Store Ops, Sugarfina | A Luxury Candy Boutique

Le Pain Quotidien

"I’ve been working with E.B.S. for more than six years on several projects in several markets on the east coast.  Together we’ve built fifteen new restaurants and done countless renovations.  They are dependable and responsive. E.B.S. works creatively to bring projects in on time and at a fair price. They are nimble and can move quickly on short notice.  

“Working with E.B.S. is like working with family: There are going to be some laughs, tough times and moments of great accomplishment.  And like family, through all the trials and tribulations, you can trust them. They have your back.

Also, in this family metaphor, Tony Bonaduce is like the uncle that tells bad jokes."

-- Pat Boyle,Vice President Design Development & Construction, Le Pain Quotidien

Barry's Boot Camp

"I was lucky enough to be introduced to E.B.S. Builders in 2001, while I was a project manager for Chili’s.  I could count on them for all the middle-of-the-night work that no one else wanted to do in an open and operating restaurant.  Since then, Tony has grown the business into a fantastic organization who can build restaurants from the ground up, execute complicated retail fit-outs in high-end malls and complete full structural rehabs in pre-war building in New York City. They even still do those crazy overnight projects for me. Truly full service.  I have maintained a relationship with E.B.S. through seventeen years and five different companies.  I count on them for a multitude of things from new studios to remodels and re-branding.  There are so many general contractors out there and you just never know what you’re going to get.  The integrity with which Tony leads his business and his teams is so important to me and is second to none.  The quality of the work is fantastic. The consistency of the team over the years speaks volumes. Most of all, I feel like it’s a partnership and the whole team has a genuine concern for the relationship with clients.  These are rare qualities in this business and I am happy I get to work with such a great group."

-- Tracy McIntosh, Chief development officer, Barry’s Boot Camp

Ideas Architects

“I’ve had a long-standing relationship with Tony and E.B.S. Builders for the past 12+ years and have worked with them on several commercial projects.  Tony is an honest, straightforward professional who collaborates well with others and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of construction, whether retail, commercial, or residential.  He’s had a lot of experience working with architects, engineers, and other industry professionals and is also a very charitable individual who takes pride in supporting and giving back to the community.”  

-- Matt Cronin, Owner, Ideas Architects, Red Bank, NJ



“E.B.S. Builders has handled the construction of several of our New York City-based studios.  There’s integrity behind their work and they always put the client’s satisfaction first.  We’re growing rapidly and our model presents complicated construction projects – we’re a cycling studio and mini gym with locker rooms, restrooms, and other facilities – but they’ve successfully managed everything for us from soup to nuts.  E.B.S. has built many strong relationships and Tony and his team have a personable and informal work style that fits well with mine.”

-- Akira Bryson, Director of Construction, Meetball Shops (former Director of Construction, Flywheel)


"I've had the pleasure to work with E.B.S. on a hand full of Drybar projects in New Jersey and Manhattan over the past 2 years.  They've completed projects on time and on budget.  They take pride in their attention to detail and quality of workmanship.  They're also proactive in creating solutions as difficulties and unforeseen conditions are encountered. 

E.B.S. is a high performance general contractor that consistently meets tight deadlines and delivers turnkey shops."

-- Guy Byington, Vice President, Store Development at Drybar