Jim Xhema founded Xhema in 1970 as a modest renovation business in Rye, NY and went on to establish himself as a visionary in our industry. From those humble beginnings the company has become one of the country’s most prominent custom builders, earning acclaim for an unwavering commitment to quality, service, and professionalism.

By the early 1980s, Xhema had grown into a vertically integrated, multi-disciplined construction firm, demonstrating the extraordinary capabilities that established a reputation as the builder of choice for premier estates in the Tri-State area. More than a business, Xhema is a unique culture, comprised of the finest artisans and craftspeople in the world and overseen by a top management team, all striving in unison to deliver the perfect end-result.

Xhema has been consistently recognized as one of the country’s premier builders by the world’s foremost architects and designers as well as by our history of distinguished clients. Town & Country Magazine selected Xhema among the “chosen few” of the country’s top builders, and we continue to stand proudly at the forefront of luxury estate construction, boasting a remarkable portfolio of awe-inspiring projects. This unwavering commitment to excellence is displayed on our sprawling country estates and beautiful coastal homes in prestigious locales such as Greenwich, Westchester, The Hamptons, and Northern New Jersey.

In 1999, Jim Xhema and Pier Giorgetti launched Xhema of New York. Specializing in townhouses and interior renovations across Manhattan’s most esteemed addresses, Xhema of New York has set the gold standard for ultra high-end luxury residential construction in the tri-state area.

At Xhema, we are true builders. We take immense pride in crafting each project to perfection, prioritizing the distinct needs and desires of our clientele over the need to meet annual production quotas. Our dedication to custom craftsmanship establishes our projects as industry benchmarks, by crafting legacies that endure for generations to come, continually setting the standard for luxury living.

Jim Xhema

I have always pursued perfection. I sought it as a player and coach on the football fields of Europe and have always demanded it of myself as a builder. Like-minded people have always been attracted to what I regard as the “Xhema Culture”. We are a group of outstanding individuals who truly love their work and excel at the highest level, always united as a cohesive team. This unmistakable distinction has always been evident in our finished products, but when clients visit our job sites, they immediately understand how and why our work is so extraordinary.

We are often referred to as the “Xhema Family of Companies”, because unlike other builders, we own and operate our own millwork shop, finishing shop and painting business. This is another characteristic that distinguishes our unique level of quality and ability to control the finished product. Most of our artisans and craftspeople have been with us for more than twenty years, as have many of our project managers.

While I am certainly proud of the company we have created, I take equal satisfaction from all the magnificent homes we have built and the happiness we have brought our clients. Our legacy of excellence extends far and wide, encompassing the construction of some of the nation’s most prestigious residences.

Whether as a young professional athlete and coach, or in my endeavors as a builder, I’ve held myself to the highest standards and I will always maintain this relentless pursuit of perfection. This drive has brought together an unparalleled workforce and attracted wonderful clients and trade partners from around the globe.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to build your next project.

Pier Giorgetti

Pier Giorgetti is the President of Xhema of New York, and a native New Yorker who was introduced to construction at an early age, mixing concrete and running materials with his father in the family masonry business.

Upon finishing college, Pier entered the high-end luxury residential sector of the city’s construction industry, and today is one of New York’s most tenured builders, with an unrivaled resume featuring some of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses.

In 1999, Jim Xhema and Pier launched Xhema of New York, and for the last 25 years Pier has overseen an impressive portfolio of 180+ projects spanning from 1,200 square foot apartments to 25,000 square foot townhouses.

Under Pier’s extraordinary leadership, Xhema of New York has become synonymous with unparalleled luxury and exquisite craftsmanship. Each project undertaken by the firm is meticulously tailored to the specific vision and discerning tastes of its clientele.

This philosophy reflects Pier’s unwavering commitment to elevating every aspect of our creations to the highest standards of excellence, ensuring that each project bears the indelible mark of his passion and expertise.