Meet a Neighborhood Building Superintendent: Albert Laracuente (Part 1)

Good Morning, Super!
Good Morning, Super!
Meet a Neighborhood Building Superintendent: Albert Laracuente (Part 1)

In this episode, you’ll meet Albert Laracuente, who operates a part-time Super company in Brooklyn. We’ll get his take on things, such as how he handles sanitation tickets, finds new customers and takes on a new building and its responsibilities. We’ll also talk about his past mistakes in this industry and how he’s overcome these challenges.

The reason for this episode is that talking to other supers helps me to solve the problems that I face everyday in the super industry. The potential to learn from each other is huge.

The reality is that, in addition to Albert, there are countless supers out there. Across NYC, inside every property, large and small, is someone serving as its building superintendent with his feet on the ground and mind set to solving everyday tasks. And they are hard-working, diligent, always on-call, silent, low-key, and often under-appreciated heroes of the building trades.  

So, sit back and enjoy a discussion on:

  • The life-changing decision why Albert suddenly decided to become a part-time building super
  • How Albert quickly sizes up a building for service
  • Common, hidden mistakes when pricing buildings

We’ll also look at an actual Superintendent task list for a new building in Astoria and go over the details with a fine-toothed comb.