Jeffrey Collé is the preeminent design-builder of Long Island's South Fork. His love affair with the Hamptons spans more than four decades and is going strong. A Long Island native, Jeffrey learned carpentry and building working alongside his father and grandfather in their construction business. He established his own company, JC Construction Management, in 1978.
Distinguished by an unwavering adherence to Old World craftsmanship and use of superior, customized materials, he has designed and built myriad high-end residential and commercial projects from Quogue to East Hampton. Working with a crew of highly skilled master carpenters, millworkers and cabinetmakers who fabricate on-site to his exacting specifications, Jeffrey meticulously crafts Shingle-Style homes designed for generation after generation. Jeffrey often forges lifelong relationships with his clients, who include business leaders and luminaries such as Alec Baldwin, Donna Karan and Billy Joel.
Jeffrey also has done his part to safeguard the Hamptons from overbuilding, opting for expansive lawns, gardens and orchards instead of crowding multiple houses on large parcels of land. Many of his homes feature generous reserves, protecting the beauty and agricultural origins of the Hamptons. For example, on a 62-acre piece of ocean front property on Daniel's Lane in Sagaponack, Jeffrey designed the subdivision to have just five houses and almost 45 acres of reserve. Thirty-four acres on Sagg Pond, purchased from the Lauder family, will have only two lots and over 25 acres of reserve. And on Jeffrey's current project, a 40-acre farm parcel in Wainscott, the subdivision will have six homes and 70% of the property will be reserve.
Among his most notable projects are his work on the renovation of a 12,000-square-foot triplex penthouse at The Pierre Hotel in New York; the total restoration of a 28-room, 16,000-square-foot historic mansion in East Hampton originally owned by the Gardner Family; the record-breaking moving and relocation of a 20,000-square-foot mansion in Water Mill; and a recording studio for Billy Joel. Several of his past projects have been featured internationally in the pages of Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Forbes, House Beautiful and New York magazine.