City & Stone is a full-service general contracting company specializing in retail and residential spaces.
contracting as it should be.
At City & Stone we have one objective: to craft quality spaces. Alongside some of the best architects and interior designers New York City has to offer, our team transforms ideas, sketches and blueprints into spaces that spark conversation. From the ground up, we are built out of respect for the details that go unseen, and we are united in our commitment to creating lasting works.
At City & Stone, "business as usual" means clients who actually love their contractor.
With ten years of master carpentry under his belt and his first company at the age of 17, Joseph Merrill is the driving force in a new wave of contractors who pair a devotion to customer service with a keen understanding of quality craftsmanship. From star-studded, multi-million dollar renovations to budget-conscious cosmetic solutions, Joseph’s continually committed to delivering only what’s best for his clients.
Whitney McGowan joined City & Stone in 2016 and designs and oversees the company’s residential and retail projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Whitney diligently manages every project, from the initial walk-thru to punch list, including client interface, in situ design decisions, coordinating trades, and on-the-fly problem-solving. Previously, Whitney worked at Sawyer | Berson Architects, NYC, where she was a Junior Designer and 3D Visualizer of high-end residential home renovations in Manhattan, as well as ground-up construction projects in the Hamptons. In addition to an M.Arch from The New School, Whitney earned her Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from New York University, and holds a New York Real Estate Salesperson license.
Michael McVicker heads City & Stone’s estimating department. He has extensive Construction Management experience, having worked with the largest boutique construction company in NYC: Sciame Construction. During his four years as a Project Manager and Estimator with Sciame, he oversaw several major projects for prestigious institutions, including Princeton University's Andlinger Center For Energy and Environment, and most notably, the construction of Section III of The High Line. Michael also had internal corporate responsibilities, including management of proposals and billings, as well as handling audits of completed projects. Michael graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History of Art & Architecture. At Brown, he competed as a Division 1 swimmer and served as Captain of the team.