Jack Pontes, the founder of J. Pontes Inc. was born in the city of Leiria, Portugal; where at the age of seventeen opened his own restoration business. In 1986, in search of new challenges, Jack Pontes immigrated to the United States. Just a few years after arriving, he began his restoration business in New York City to help preserve what he felt was most characteristic of the city, it’s beautiful historic buildings.He dedicated himself to an excellent quality of craftsmanship and began to grow his business. By 1998, Jack Pontes became an American citizen, and had already established a reputation for his business of the highest quality in restoration.
J. Pontes Inc. has restored multiple buildings in New York City. Many of the buildings are considered of architectural significance and of historic value, and are protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 1998, J. Pontes Inc. was recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. On that occasion, it was a project performed by the experienced team of J. Pontes Inc. that earned the company this prestigious award.
In 1999, J. Pontes Inc. was recognized for their work on the 16th annual encounter of “Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts,” a commission for preserving historic buildings. This commission presented Jack Pontes with an award for his contribution in the preservation and the restoration of historic building in New York City. These awards recognize the experience and passion of Jack Pontes in his field. Jack’s has been proportional to the growth of his company. Today, J. Pontes Inc. is proud to be the most sought after company in restoration work, with a proven quality of craftsmanship as well as refinement, precision, and professionalism.