About SHAPEUP Contracting
See How Owner Dennis Brooks Is On A Mission To “Shapeup” Your Home And The Contracting Industry As A Whole
We service the South Shore of Nassau county including Long Beach, The Five Towns, and Rockville Centre.
Meet Dennis Brooks
Hi, my name is Dennis Brooks. I have had a lifelong passion for carpentry and construction. Originally from Sunnyside, Queens I joined the NYC Carpenters Union (Local 157) when I was 18 years old. I knew it was what I always wanted to do. I even asked my Dad for a Router for my 8th birthday. While my friends went off to college all the older guys in my neighborhood and on the job (in addition to my own father) taught me what it means to be a carpenter, a union worker, and a man.
After so much was lost on 9/11, they encouraged me to buy my own place and I did at 24 years old out in Long Beach, LI in 2002. I renovated it myself and then started to work with friends on other residential construction projects. After Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, I returned to my house with my twin brother to assess the damage. My home, along with the rest of the neighborhood was completely destroyed. I looked at him and told him it’s okay, I’m going to rebuild.
We then got a group of friends together to help our neighbors dig out of the destruction. Despite being a single guy, I knocked down my home and built a two-story 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house. I figured I would sell it but I found a girl and got married instead and we now live in that house I built with our two children.
When the pandemic started, I knew the world was changing again and it was once again time to adapt and grow. I decided to make good on my dream of starting a construction company and opened SHAPEUP Contracting in 2020. SHAPEUP is an old union term that means to ‘get workers’ which is what contracting is all about. It also means to ‘be better’ and that’s what I’m all about.
The core mission of SHAPEUP Contracting is to elevate the contracting experience for every homeowner, subcontractor, and worker we come in contact with. We strongly believe in integrity, honesty, and prioritizing your needs.
When you work with us, you can always expect us to be calm, understanding, and helpful from start to finish. More than that, we believe communication is of the utmost importance. That’s why we make sure to update you at every step as your project unfolds. From small changes in the design, to timeline fluctuations, payment schedules, and project updates, you will always be on top of everything that is happening inside and outside your home.
With us, you’ll get a combination of creativity, expert craftsmanship, and the realization of your home’s vision by a team that dreams of ways to make your home better.
What Happy Homeowners Say
Take a look at what other homeowners like you say about their experience with us and see if we are the right contractors for you. We make sure to treat you right and treat your home as if it was our own.
SHAPEUP recently completed a project for us and it was everything we hoped it would be! After setting up and receiving many estimates from other contractors, working with SHAPEUP was an easy decision.
Clear lines of communication the whole way through, transparency on pricing, patience and above all impeccable craftsmanship and design. I’d highly recommend for any project.