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About Us

       At Sand Dollar Development we’ve been building and renovating premium properties on the East End of Long Island for over 25 years. A family owned and operated  business located  in East Hampton for over 30 years proud to say, we’ve built a solid reputation which  continues to grow because the quality of our work  never disappoints.  Whether you are looking to do  a simple renovation or an addition, or want us to custom design the house of your dreams big or small,  you can trust our work rarely disappoints. Over the years we’ve been able to acquire many premium properties in the Hamptons. We work with  world-class architects, renowned interior designers and a team of craftsmen who specialize in  architectural  details, custom moldings and state-of-the-art kitchens to create truly spectacular homes. At Sand Dollar, we have an award-winning commitment to excellence that is evident in all of our work. Whether you have your own plans or would like to use one of our many designs which can be customized to your liking,   The team at Sand Dollar Development is here to  deliver value.  We pay attention to details, we listen carefully to your requests, we see your vision and then we make it real. 

2005 Long Island Builders Institute Gold Award for Custom Ultra Luxury Home


Richard J Gherardi is the principal owner and president of several Long Island building companies. Mr. Gherardi has been involved in residential and commercial building projects, concrete construction and land development.  He has worked in the following areas: Speculative Building · Single and multi-family housing· New construction and renovation· Commercial/retail construction· Public sector projects· Public sidewalks and curb work. Gherardi is involved in numerous high-end custom-designed homes, small size custom projects and commercial projectst. An authority on all facets of the building industry, Mr. Gherardi’s comments and related building projects have appeared in “The New York Times,” “Newsday,” and Builder’s Magazine.  He was awarded Builder of the Year (2000) by Long Island Builders Institute, and several of his projects have been cited for excellence.  Mr. Gherardi has been listed in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals since 2003 and was featured in the “Five People to Watch” in the National Association of Home Builders 2001 quarterly publication.  Mr. Gherardi earned a bachelors degree in business and marketing from St. John’s University in Queens, NY.  An avid fisherman and golfer, he resides in East Hampton with his wife Debra.


Builder of the 2007 Idea House.

Builder of the 2006 Idea House


Builder of the 2008 Hamptons Designer Showhouse.

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2006 Long Island Builders Institute Gold Award for Custom Ultra Luxury Home

2000 Long Island Builders Institute Gold Award for entry home on narrow lot.

Sand Dollar Development Co. / T 631.324.7883 / F 631.329.0467 /

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