According to an article entitled “Homeowners breaking out the sledgehammers” that was posted in the online version of the SeattlePI.com on February 27th, “[in] the Seattle area, 58 percent agree that it’s a good time to remodel and 46 percent of homeowners plan to do so in the next two years.” Clearly, customers agree that it’s a great time to begin Seattle remodeling projects.
The article draws from a survey conducted by home renovation website Houzz.com that was released on March 27th.
The article on SeattlePI.com contains excerpts from the survey report. We took at look at the full report ourselves, and were impressed by some of the findings and statements included in the survey results.
For example:[twocol_one]Hanging out in the bathroom? Spending time in a room does not necessarily correlate with dollars spent. Family/TV rooms are by far the most popular place to hang out among U.S. homeowners surveyed, but are not the #1 place where homeowners are spending money. Percentage of money spent on kitchens and bathrooms, on the other hand, far exceeds percentage of time in these spaces. Nobody was willing to admit to spending significant time in their bathroom – but apparently the time we do spend there is worth significant investment.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]“Bathrooms have the highest cost/time spent ratio – we may not spend the most time there, but the time we do spend is worth significant investment”[/twocol_one_last][hr]We also noted the high importance of reputation among the factors that survey respondents ranked when homeowners choose a professional remodeling company:
Hiring Criteria % Rating % Rating “Very Important”
Good reviews & recommendations 81%
Expert in their field 70%
Personality I can work with 67%
Completed projects like mine 59%
Lowest cost option 8%
Q: When choosing a professional to work on remodeling or decorating in your home, on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is very important, how important are each of the following?[hr]
Many of these factors are familiar to us, and align with feedback that we receive from our customers. Our customer reviews confirm the high degree of satisfaction that our customers have with projects that J & M Remodel and Repair have done for them.
Please contact us to schedule your free in-home estimate for your next project. We’re committed to delivering satisfactory results, every time.
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
J & M Remodel and Repair has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.
“We are proud to receive this recognition because it represents an acknowledgement by our customers of our efforts to provide the best work possible,” said Mandy Schuder, co-founder and co-owner of J & M Remodel and Repair. “We have worked hard since our founding to make customer satisfaction our top priority, and this award is an affirmation of the dedication that everyone at J & M Remodel and Repair has to making sure that our customers are happy throughout their project, especially with the results,” said Justin Schuder, co-founder and co-owner of J & M Remodel and Repair.
“It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that J & M Remodel and Repair earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to J & M Remodel and Repairs in search results on AngiesList.com.
Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 1.5 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.
J & M Remodel and Repair Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service
J & M Remodel and Repair has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.
“We are so pleased to have won the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 3rd year in a row! We have always strived to make customer service and satisfaction our number one priority and it is very rewarding to read our glowing reviews and to know that we are achieving our goal of complete customer satisfaction.” –Justin Schuder (Owner)
“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The fact that J & M Remodel and Repair can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their clients and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2011 Super Service Award logo next to business names in search results on AngiesList.com.
Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 2 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Members get unlimited access to local ratings via Internet or phone, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine and help from the Angie’s List complaint resolution service. Take a quick tour of Angie’s List and view the latest Angie’s List news.
The owners of this home requested a complete deck overhaul done in Tiger Wood. Although we had not previously used Tiger Wood as a decking material at the time, we were very excited to take this project on, and the end result was gorgeous. The new deck not only dramatically improved their outdoor living space but gave the entire home a new look as well.
Check out the pictures below; the home underwent quite a transformation.
We transformed an older, run of the mill, bathroom into a serene retreat with custom tile, rustic fixtures and a new window.
This mirrored tile shelf is a great accent to the room, and adding mirrors always creates the illusion of more space:
We installed a new window above the shower to bring some natural light into an otherwise artificially illuminated room:
Using large tiles like these on the counter was an inexpensive alternative to a granite slab and still looks great:
This is what the bathroom looked like before the transformation. What a difference!
This 700 square foot deck addition expanded a 1,400 square foot home with a tremendous amount of living space off the kitchen for entertaining. A catwalk was also built that connected to a new slider door off the master bedroom.
The Finished Deck After J & M Remodel and Repair Completed The Deck Design and Installation:
The Home During Construction of the New Deck by J & M Remodel and Repair:
J&M Remodel is committed to customer satisfaction. That starts by carefully listening to and understanding each client’s vision for their project before estimating and scheduling take place.
Justin Schuder, Owner/Operator of J & M Remodel, will be your primary contact from the start of your project through completion. Although each of our craftsmen are extremely skilled and capable project managers themselves, from the time you request an estimate, through completion, Justin will be readily available. We carefully schedule our resources so that we can give each project the personal attention that it deserves. We understand that a home remodel can be disruptive and we go to great lengths in order to make sure the process is as pleasant as possible for our clients.
Each of our craftsmen are with us for the long haul, we do not use day-workers or subs. You may rest assured that we carefully screen each of our employees, and as valuable members of our team and family, we hold them to very high standards of professionalism and work quality.
J & M Remodel created a spa-like bathroom and a pet friendly pool deck for a couple whose project was featured on the Animal Cribs show on cable TV’s Animal Planet channel during the 2017 season. The couple's Chocolate Lab Turf goes to work with his owner Sergio at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton. Read more about the project and view the TV episode.