Lipsky Construction Company of Bayport has been awarded the Association of General Contractors Jeffery J. Zogg Build New York Award for the restoration of the historic Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton. 

The Rogers House, which stood at the center of Bridgehampton hamlet for more than 200 years fell into disrepair by the early 2000s, and the structure was in danger of being lost to development. 

But the Bridgehampton Museum, the Town of Southampton and the local community worked together to acquire and restore the property to its former glory. 

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Lipsky Construction began the reconstruction of the Rogers home in 2015. After passing through several periods of design, funding and construction, the multi-phased project became the Bridgehampton Museum in April 2021. 

The Rogers home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a Town of Southampton landmark. 

The Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Award is given by the Association of General Contractors of New York State to the construction team, including the contractor, owner, architect, engineer, subcontractors, suppliers, and craftspeople who contribute to the success of a project. 

Lipsky Construction co-owner Barry Lipsky said “the successful restoration of a 200-year-old historic building requires the participation of expert craftsmen who can contribute their years of experience to the project. Most items found at the Nathaniel Rogers House were crafted by hand and extremely detailed. At Lipsky Construction we understood the importance of blending old with new and therefore went through a rigorous research process of examining old photos, drawings, sketches, and artifacts from the neighboring museums. Trade contractors participated in this research and method development process, which resulted in forming a clear plan of action for restoring, replicating, and fabricating all required items for this project.” 

The project’s construction manager, Matt Jedlicka, from L.K. McLean Associates P.C, said: “I have worked with many contractors on municipal projects over the past 20 years and Joel Lipsky’s attention to every detail was refreshing. Also, each person from Lipsky understood the importance of their roles on the project team.” 

Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said the team from Lipsky Construction was committed to providing excellent service throughout the entire project. 

“They are worthy of recognition by the Associated General Contractors of America,” he said. 

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