Acclaim Renovations & Design

Many years ago Bob Gallese, the Founder & President, was working for a large, nationwide remodeling company. There were times in his tenure with this large company that a job was too small so Bob would tell the homeowner that they would be better served if they looked for a small, local company. This is when Bob would hear the same complaints over & over – “We can’t find anyone to do the smaller remodeling projects. When we do find someone willing to handle the “small stuff” it’s usually a person looking to make extra money aside from their full-time employment and typically they are not insured OR they don’t show up OR they start and don’t finish”. You get the picture! Show more

Many years ago Bob Gallese, the Founder & President, was working for a large, nationwide remodeling company. There were times in his tenure with this large company that a job was too small so Bob would tell the homeowner that they would be better served if they looked for a small, local company. This is when Bob would hear the same complaints over & over – “We can’t find anyone to do the smaller remodeling projects. When we do find someone willing to handle the “small stuff” it’s usually a person looking to make extra money aside from their full-time employment and typically they are not insured OR they don’t show up OR they start and don’t finish”. You get the picture!

In 1999 Bob decided he could solve the problem and One Man and A Hammer, Inc. was born. Beginning as one-man operation providing handyman & remodeling services, the focus was quality, integrity, and service. Homeowners called back over and over once they realized that Bob offered everything they needed and then some. Today the company is called Acclaim Renovations & Design because the name, One Man & A Hammer, no longer exemplified the type of major remodeling projects or the size of the company.

Today Acclaim Renovations & Design boasts an in-house a showroom full of cabinetry, counter top material, and flooring along with a room designer, an office staff, and five employed tradesmen. “Why not use sub-contractors”, many people would ask. The answer is simple – in order to control quality, production, and communication there must be systems and procedures put into place and followed. When a client is promised a specific type of finish with specific materials and finished on time Bob knew many “subs” were not organized to the point where they would show up on time and finish in a timely manner. Not to mention doing the job without cutting corners, Bob is adamant about many things but this is at the top of the list – DO IT RIGHT!

Bob’s traits were learned early on in life. As a teenager he worked with his grandfather, a Master Carpenter, during his summer vacations from school. He always loved working with tools and building things from cabinets to home additions. From the age of 11 until he graduated high school, Bob’s summers were spent learning a trade.

These two “lessons” stick with Bob today as the motto of Acclaim Renovations & Design:

“DO IT RIGHT OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL” and “TREAT ALL JOBS AS IF IT WERE YOUR HOME”

Our many awards our testament to the fact that Acclaim Renovations & Design follows what many companies today have forgotten – treat the client right and service them until they are delighted!
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Types of work

Carpentry 291
Handyman services 284
Window & door replacement 283
Additions 283
Home remodeling 283
Kitchen remodeling 9
Flooring 8
Cabinets - custom 7
Bathroom remodeling 6
Tile installation 6
Historic restoration 3
Storm damage restoration 3
Water damage & mold remediation 3
Interior painting 3
Countertops & stone - custom 3
Fire damage restoration 3
Tree damage restoration 3
Basement remodeling 2
Renovations 2
Drywall 2
New home 1
Doors 1
Laundry rooms 1
Exterior upgrades 1
Home for sale 1
Water heater 1
Demolition 1
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GuildMember since 2014
Guildmember since 2014
GuildQuality Master Award Winner
Guildmaster Award Winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Feedback Milestone
10 Consecutive Great Reviews 2019
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10 Consecutive Great Reviews 2018
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10 Consecutive Great Reviews 2017
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20 Consecutive Great Reviews 2016
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10 Consecutive Great Reviews 2015
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10 Consecutive Great Reviews 2014
Likely To Recommend
I am likely to recommend Acclaim Renovations & Design to a friend.
97%
Communication
Acclaim Renovations & Design communicated with me effectively.
96%
Quality Of Materials
I am satisfied with the quality of materials used.
99%
Quality Of Workmanship
I am satisfied with the quality of the workmanship.
99%
Problem Resolution
Acclaim Renovations & Design effectively addressed and resolved problems.
96%
Schedule
Acclaim Renovations & Design adhered to our agreed upon schedule.
96%
Value
I received a fair value for my money.
96%
Work Done Right
The work was done right the first time.
94%
Professional & Organized
Acclaim Renovations & Design remained professional throughout my project.
97%
Clean & Safe
The job site is kept clean and safe.
99%
Sales Knowledge
The Acclaim Renovations & Design salesperson was knowledgeable and helpful regarding my project.
98%
Installation Crew
The Acclaim Renovations & Design installation crew was organized and professional.
99%
The above feedback was collected by GuildQuality with impartial third party surveys. Satisfaction refers to the percentage of customers that responded positively to the survey question.
All project locations are approximate
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Art, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. You & Cheryl were wonderful to work with and I hope we do it again some day. Your kitchen is AWESOME! Please be sure to mention Acclaim to your friends & family.
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Gino & Cherie, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments as it helps me to understand what we are doing right and what corrections are needed. It was a pleasure working with you to update your kitchen. Thank you for placing your trust in my team & I.
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Debbie, Thank you for taking time to post your comments. I know that you and John dealt with another company early on in the planning stage which did not go well and you were leery. I recall our first meeting when you stopped in my showroom because you wanted you get a feel for Acclaim Renovations. The rest is history! I can’t express how happy I am that you chose my company and what a delight it has been getting to know you and John! Both of you always engaged our ideas and comments as we did yours. In the end, the decisions made were spot on concerning all aspects of design, material selections, finishes, etc. The end result is a home with a kitchen, dining room, and family room that flow from one to the other seamlessly. We are very proud of what was accomplished in your home as I know you and John are, also! Both of you are super people which is difficult to find in this day and age. Thank you for placing your trust in my team and I. We LOVED every minute working with you both.
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Tom & Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Your kitchen looks amazing due to the excellent choices made! It was a pleasure working with you. I’m surprised to see the 3-star rating for Likely To Recommend. What do you feel we could have done better? Lower price? Fit and finish? I always want to learn what we can improve upon in order to make us a better company. Thank you, again, for choosing us for your project.
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Ron & Julie, Thank you so much for your kind words! All of us enjoyed working with both of you while transforming your bathroom into a spectacular looking room. Julie, great job on turning the old dresser into a vanity, looks phenomenal. Ron, thank you for helping us learn the ins & outs of the home before we began the work. It made our job a little easier.
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Thank you for your kind words, Pam. As always, it’s a pleasure to work with you and John!
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Jim & Amy, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to post your great comments. As a team, we all enjoy working with both of you on your unique projects! I look forward to tasting one of your homemades!!
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Acclaim Renovations & Design   Andrew and Jane, It was a pleasure converting your basement into a functional, good looking laundry room & bathroom. It was so great that we were allowed much latitude in design and material selections! Of course, the final word was yours and you also made great decisions. The entire team here at Acclaim loves working with you! Stay well.
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