About Us

Neil Becker and Peter Dubin founded Grassroots Fabrications with the singular mission of creating enduring, quality custom woodwork. We are proud to say that even now, ten years later, our commitment to quality is stronger than ever and remains the basic tenet in our drive to be competitive. 

We are deeply involved in all aspects of our work, from designing and drafting, to finishing and installation, which enables us to confidently take on a vast array of unique fabrication projects. At the same time, we remain deeply committed to ensuring the quality of our work and to maintaining strong customer service and relations. We know that our clients demand the absolute best from us and we are determined to exceed these expectations.

Quality begins with material choices. We work exclusively with lumber harvested from American and Canadian mills. Not only do these mills provide a more durable and aesthetically superior product, they also utilize no added formaldehyde adhesives and hold an FSC chain of custody certificate guaranteeing responsible harvesting. We believe that this commitment to work with greener materials dovetails well with our commitment to producing a better quality product.

It is important to communicate the value of these products. Our clients and theirs rely on our knowledge to make informed decisions when investing in new millwork and so we make it our business to be well versed in the sourcing and manufacturing of the materials we use. We believe that well-informed clients will gravitate towards greener products and practices. After all, sustainability is in everyone’s best interest.

Of course, quality materials are only part of the equation. Time proven joinery techniques are the hallmark of high-end millwork. We have heavily invested in modern milling and joinery equipment and believe these machines make processing lumber faster, more accurate, and safer. End clients are consistently weighing the up front value of our work against its intended longevity and durability. We believe modern practices are key to fulfilling both and are committed to growth and further research.

Finally, we understand that any sizable renovation occurs only with cooperative intersection of various trades. A primary goal in our company is to collaborate with and support our partner architects, designers, general contractors, plumbers, electricians, masons, flooring specialists, metal fabricators, HVAC installers, appliance specialists, and building superintendents and maintenance staff. We are proud to have worked with some of the best teams in the greater metropolitan area and value the continuing relationships with these professionals.

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Neil Becker, Co-Founder

Neil Becker graduated from Cornell University with a double major in Philosophy and Theater. As a scenic designer, he has designed for numerous theaters throughout Manhattan and upstate New York. While designing, Neil spent several years working for various off-Broadway scenic shops building production scenery, trade show and event furniture, commercial fixtures, and eventually residential cabinetry. A hobbyist luthier, full-time hand-tool enthusiast, and not-so-much dog-whisperer; Neil can be found behind the stove trying to roll out an even pizza crust when not behind a computer drafting a layout for one of our custom kitchens.

Peter Dubin, Co-Founder

Peter Dubin comes to us with a background in fine arts. After studying sculpture and painting, our hero went on to work for a small exhibit design and fabrication firm, where he worked on projects for commercial vendors, art galleries, and museums, including the Smithsonian institute. In 2002 Peter moved to NYC and quickly found himself in the often less than savory TV and film production business, building scenery and props. Since 2006 Peter has worked as a freelance scenic carpenter, fabricating scenery and props for theaters on and off-Broadway, with brief forays into antique restoration and replication, custom tradeshow booth fabrication, interior renovations and painting, outdoor deck construction and even the carving of a large foam poodle.

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Neil Becker, Co-Founder

Neil Becker graduated from Cornell University with a double major in Philosophy and Theater. As a scenic designer, he has designed for numerous theaters throughout Manhattan and upstate New York. While designing, Neil spent several years working for various off-Broadway scenic shops building production scenery, trade show and event furniture, commercial fixtures, and eventually residential cabinetry. A hobbyist luthier, full-time hand-tool enthusiast, and not-so-much dog-whisperer; Neil can be found behind the stove trying to roll out an even pizza crust when not behind a computer drafting a layout for one of our custom kitchens.

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Peter Dubin, Co-Founder

Peter Dubin comes to us with a background in fine arts. After studying sculpture and painting, our hero went on to work for a small exhibit design and fabrication firm, where he worked on projects for commercial vendors, art galleries, and museums, including the Smithsonian institute. In 2002 Peter moved to NYC and quickly found himself in the often less than savory TV and film production business, building scenery and props. Since 2006 Peter has worked as a freelance scenic carpenter, fabricating scenery and props for theaters on and off-Broadway, with brief forays into antique restoration and replication, custom tradeshow booth fabrication, interior renovations and painting, outdoor deck construction and even the carving of a large foam poodle.

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