Gary Hecht Woodworking

        Gary Hecht has lived and worked in Nyack for over thirty years. Whether running to and fro managing jobs, grabbing a cup of coffee at Didier Dumas, or hauling another finished project to a job site, Gary and his green truck are a common sight in town. Hecht has worked all over Rockland and as far away as upper Westchester. However in recent years, Gary has limited both the number of projects he takes on at once and their geographic spread so as to be able to give each one the attention it deserves.                            

    Gary Hecht Woodworking handles everything from kitchen renovations to historic restoration and repair jobs. It is telling that Gary has many clients that come back repeatedly whenever they renovate, expand, or restore buildings in and around Nyack.

Gary Hecht has personally been involved in the Nyack community for decades.  Custom turned balusters on the front of Nyack Center, historically accurate bed molding on the Hopper House porch, the library at Temple Beth Torah, and the restoration of the original circulation desk at Nyack library are just some of the projects that Gary has been part of in our little town. One of his earliest projects was raising money to build the playground at Upper Nyack Elementary School, a place where generations of children have safely wreaked havoc. Gary then coordinated over one hundred volunteers in building the playground in Memorial Park in 1993.

        Along with several others, he currently runs a soup kitchen that feeds twenty five to thirty people every Sunday.  Hecht also ran the framing crew for the start of the first three Habitat for Humanity houses in Rockland County. Giving back to the local community is very important for Hecht, as he feels blessed by the support and friendships he has established in Nyack.