About

Q. What is her professional background?
A.
I am a design professional and a licensed contractor. I worked as an in house designer for a large construction firm in New York City for 6 years.  Since then, my focus has shifted more to the building end of construction and I became a licensed contractor and am currently a member of:

- American Society of Interior Designers

- Building Officials and Code Administrators International

- Professional Woman in Construction

- Remodeling Contractors Associations


Q. What is Diane's work philosophy?
A. My philosophy has always been that no matter the size of a project I am there for my clients 100% and I am always reachable, day or night.


Q. What do her clients say?
A.
My clients have praised my sincere work ethics. As one of the few women in my field, I offer a truly approachable, client friendly environment where the building process is demystified and made simple. I am chosen by architects and designers alike because of my skill at communicating clients’ wishes to my construction team.  


Q. Tell me some specifics.

"They installed hardwood flooring, a new window, a railing, and lighting in our attic. All of the work was completed at times that were convenient to us and within our budget. Diane was always available to answer questions via phone and email, which was a huge plus for us!"
Fairfield, CT
Remodel a Bathroom

"We were extremely pleased with the services of The Construction Queen. Diane (owner) and all of the trades were very knowledgeable, responsible, and competent. I will be using their services again. I highly recommend this company."
New Canaan, CT
Install a Brick or Stone Fireplace (Gas)

"What a wonderful building experience!! Diane was extremely attentive to our needs and concerns, which made the whole process enjoyable. We love the deck and have already received a large number of compliments on it. Thank you so much!!"
Monroe, CT
Build or Replace a Deck or Non-Masonry Porch

"Diane, you are the best there is."
Mrs. Meltzer, New York City
$27 million penthouse

"Diane always knows what to do to tackle any problem."
Mr. Wayne, Weston, CT
Constructing a small front porch

"A superb professional."
Mrs. Murray, Southport, CT
Creating a back portico and stone patio

"Our cottage looks magnificent and was a major selling point."
Dr. Goldstone, Weston, CT
Rehabilitated an antique cottage

"A very detailed and thorough contractor. No details were overlooked."
Dr. Spector, Westport, CT
Building a new home


Q. Do you have a portfolio of your work?
A. Yes, you can view my before and after photos. You can also see me in:

- American Painters/Contractors Magazine

- The Connecticut Post

- Connecticut Magazine

- The Weston Forum

- House and Garden Magazine

- DIY Networks' "Ten Things You Must Know" as the expert contractor.  Seasons 1, 2 & 3.

- Consultant for Martha Stewart Living Productions for a new show on the Discovery Channel.

- New York Times Sunday Magazine "Keys"
- March 2007-2011
- Business Section - Sept. 3rd.2009

- Syndicated columnist for the Acorn Press monthly Home Magazine.

Q. Is there anything else I should know about Diane?
A. My background like so many modern women is eclectic. I have been a Bio-Medical research scientist at The George Washington University Medical School in Washington D.C. and Helen Hayes Hospital in New York State. My hobbies are Flamenco and Salsa dancing, Skeet and Trap shooting. I've been a horse woman all of my life, played polo for my college team and currently train the Bridgeport Mounted Police. I am Nationally Certified as an Emergeny Medical Technician. I am certified AKC judge for all pointing breeds of dogs. I also had experience as a model in the fashion industry.