Yes I would recommend because the process was made easy with Joyce
Communication - Emails & phone calls where answered asap. We never waited for Joyce to get in touch with us
Overall Experience - Joyce gave us a very pleasant & attentive customer service
Recognized Excellence - I only worked with Joyce. From the start she was a true professional. She was never late, scheduled appointments to suit us and returned emails/phone calls promptly. Her knowledge of kitchen design was impressive.
We love our bathroom, but we were unhappy with some aspects of the construction process.
Areas Of Satisfaction - They met my expectations with the quality of the workmanship. The workers were very easy to get along with.
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Howards G for his exceptional service.
Areas For Improvement - Overall, I had a great experience. There was an individual on the design team that I did not communicate with well. When I approached management about it, they told me to work with her anyway. It made the process harder. I would give 10 stars to everyone else. It was very puzzling and difficult to work with someone that I did not get along great with. I would still recommend them, I still loved some of the people. That is a flaw in their organization.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The person who does the kitchen and bath design person and the project foreman was great and communicated well. All of the workmen showed up on time and cleaned up. I like that you pick out everything so there is no delay in delivery and installation.
Recognized Excellence - Cynthia Collins is top notch.
Additional Comments - I like that all of the major decisions are made before walls are knocked down. They really know what they were doing and I was impressed. I would call again.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Design expertise and ease of communication. Designer’s empathy and deep commitment to making it all work.
Recognized Excellence - Cheri Ginsberg
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize Kirin Luna. I live down on the Peninsula, but the house we were remodeling was up in San Rafael. Kirin made this very easy. I was able to work with her in Mountain View and she coordinated the installation with my contractor. She gave great design advice and made the entire process go very smoothly.
Designer Knowledge - Cheri's ability to create an integrated design of cabinetry, backsplash, countertop and flooring was exceptional.
Trust - I would use Gilman's again for any kitchen or bath project.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The product is good high quality! The gentlemen that designed the cabinet did a exceptional and he also had to deal with a tricky plumbing issue and had to make last minute changes and now I love the second design better than the first. He is the reason I would go back and use the company again.
Recognized Excellence - The designer Howard was wonderful and gave me exactly what I wanted and steered me in the right direction for tiles in the bathroom and I appreciated all of his input. My neighbors that come over are in awe of the wonderful job.
This is the first time we have ever used a company who uses subcontractors and while it was a big risk we were not disappointed.
Recognized Excellence - I would give five stars to Howard Gallas, the designer I worked with, for his exceptional knowledge of the cabinet construction, material and finishes, and for his willingness to work with me (when I changed my mind so many times).
Areas Of Satisfaction - Janis is an excellent designer who was extremely knowledgeable about the products and was able to steer us to the right product and design for our space and budget. She was very accommodating of our schedules and the design help provided was extremely valuable to us.
Recognized Excellence - Janis Manacsa's design help was excellent and went beyond any expectations.
Selections 2 - More clarity on the final price breakdown would be appreciated.
Appreciated the expertise and knowledge. But even with a perfect plan, things can go wrong and if they do, you can count on Rich and Jessica to put it right every time. Professionalism and follow through every step of the way.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I had high expectations, and they were met. So, no, my experience was not "easier than i expected," it simply met my very high expectations.
Recognized Excellence - Rich for his responsiveness as well as design sensibility. Great ideas, suggestions and knowledge and avoidance of potential errors.Jessica for her expertise and knowledge of what all the pieces are and where they go- impressive!
Additional Comments - Not only is the remodel as stellar as expected, but it was a true pleasure working with Rich. Would choose Rich and Gilman's again in a heart beat.
Recognized Excellence - Kirin Luna and. Victor the carpenter
Areas Of Satisfaction - quality of the cabinets and countertop.
Recognized Excellence - Howard at the San Francisco office. accessible. Broderick also very helpful.
I found it very easy to work with Gilman and their workers. Arrived when they said they would and left things neat when they left. Love our new kitchen.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Love the design and workmanship.
They gave superior designs. Rich was knowledgeable, had good suggestions, great tastes, and perfect follow through. I am very very pleased with the service and qualtiy of the product.
I now have two beautifully designed Gilman kitchens. Joyce is the best!
Gilman's Kitchens $ Baths had a large display of available cabinets and countertops. Kathy took her time and showed me different price points and combinations of cabinets and quartz- and never lost patience when I changed my mind!
I was referred to Gilmans Kitchen & Baths through my work Concierge Service and I cannot say enough on how happy I have been with both John and Jane on the bathroom/kitchen remodel. Both were most helpful with the suggestions, planning all the way through the project.
We needed major structural work to repair a room and renovate an old kitchen. Our review of Gilmans is mixed. On the one hand, their professional courtesy, and that of every subcontractor, was impeccable. The one time we interviewed a rude and difficult sub, Gilmans immediately removed them and replaced them with a great one. Also, their design studio was helpful and thorough, walked through each decision with us, and was knowledgeable about conflicts between design elements (that doesn't fit next to this). Although they suggested high-end finishes and brands, they never insisted on them and often suggested moderate ones as well. Finally, every single detail of the work is done to excellent workmanship standards. They made every single error right, big or small. We are very happy with the physical results. That said, their communication was terrible; we usually had to ping them for any details of what would happen next, and they consistently responded (or showed up for appointments) later than they had promised. Also, they overran their final schedule by 2.5 months (last schedule revision in Jan, due to complete mid-Feb, dropped off the final papers early May). Most of the schedule was followed well during the major trade portions, but the closer to done we got, the less we could reach them.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Quality of work.
We have been extremely satisfied with our experience. Having had a nightmare experience with a prior kitchen design, this project was a breeze. Our designer, Rich DiCola was by our side every step of the way--selection of products, design, and throughout the installation. He has continued to monitor our satisfaction with this project andhas responded promptly to any questions we have. Our contact with everyone at Gilmans was positive and we are delighted with the end result.
Our designer and her crew made the transformation of our Master Bath effortless and we could not be more pleased with the out come! The space was transformed from an ugly, outdated space that had no flow or storage to a beautiful gem. the bath is now sleek, clean and beautiful with great storage and a space for all the clutter...thanks you Jane and all the Gilman's staff!!
You have a great architect Nadia. She is very accurate in her measurements and sizing of thecabinets. Perfect fit.
I wouldn't recommend them with the designer I had.
I have recommended Gilmans Kitchens and Bath on several occasions and I know several who have gone on to recommend Gilmans themselves. If there is something wrong or unclear, Gilmans works with you to fix it and make sure everything is right. I never expect that everything can be perfect all the time, but a company who recognizes when something is wrong and works hard to fix it earns my respect and recommendation!
I would highly recommend them. They are exceptional. I love my kitchen. They designed a great product.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was most satisfied with the design and all of the beautiful things that they offer.
Customer Suggestion - Keep up the good work! This is the second time that I have used them for my remodeling projects and they have only gotten better!!
Recognized Excellence - I would like to recognize CJ and the whole staff in the office for their exceptional service. The receptionist was very nice and helpful.
Selections 2 - I don't think they could improve it!! It was excellent and they should keep it that way.
Additional Comments - Thank you very much for making my dream kitchen come true!!
David at Gilman's Kitchen and Bath is an absolute pleasure to work with! He is courteous, extremely knowledgeable and designed an amazing kitchen for me. He went above and beyond to make sure that all my questions were answered and worked closely with my contractor to ensure that the installation and finishing of the kitchen was as good as it could be. I would highly recommend working with David!
Areas Of Satisfaction - David was absolutely amazing. I couldn't have possibly navigated through all the design decisions without his guidance.
Customer Suggestion - No, it was a very positive experience
Recognized Excellence - Yes, David!!
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was satisfied with the service by Rich Dicola was superb. His one-on-one attention was exceptional.
Recognized Excellence - Rich Dicola was great.
Additional Comments - The other salespeople were supportive in backing Rich. There was not competitiveness among them which was much appreciated.
Any Changes? - I would want an eat in kitchen.
The designer listened to my wants and requirements and followed through accordingly. John offered advice and guidance but always made sure I understood it was my kitchen, and I needed to be happy with every choice. He joined when to choose other facets of the kitchen which I didn't purchase from Gilman. This I found to be up above and beyond my expectations! Deliveries and scheduled work was always done as promised. I just wish they accepted credit cards!
Review - The designer listened to my wants and requirements and followed through accordingly. John offered advice and guidance but always made sure I understood it was my kitchen, and I needed to be happy with every choice. He joined when to choose other facets of the kitchen which I didn't purchase from Gilman. This I found to be up above and beyond my expectations! Deliveries and scheduled work was always done as promised. I just wish they accepted credit cards!
Areas For Improvement - They did not fall short. They provided everything necessary for the project we were working on.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The help with the designing. The textures and tones could clash. The recommendations of the design staff was great.
Recognized Excellence - I would recognize Janis. She was about to leave to go on her honeymoon and she made sure everything was in order before leaving.
Additional Comments - The support staff was very helpful and professional.
Areas For Improvement - Overall I was happy. One small nitpick is on letting clients know about how cabinet dimensions change how a cabinet is laid out on the interior. I have a cabinet that I thought was a continuos unit split down the middle with a support panel because of the length/ width issue. While a small issue, it is annoying.
Areas Of Satisfaction - All of the staff were professional and friendly. I liked the upfront discussion of budget. It made me feel comfortable with the experience.
Recognized Excellence - Michele O'connor. She was extremely helpful and consistent in understanding what I was looking for.
Areas For Improvement - Although not reflective of Gilman's, the quality of a few of the Brookhaven cabinets (materials and construction- back panels were not plywood, rather fiber board) was far less than expected and advertised.
Areas Of Satisfaction - David Kiljanowicz is a great Design Consultant
Recognized Excellence - David Kiljanowicz is a great Design Consultant
We are very happy with our cabinets...our designer John Keplar is fabulous...so helpful and professional
Areas Of Satisfaction - Most satisfied with designer John Keplar and the materials quality
Very glad that I found John Keplar and the Gilmans team through a recommendation from my contractor. John made the cabinet and countertop selection process so much easier and less stressful than I had imagined it would be.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Customer service. It was friendly, efficient, and responsive.
Recognized Excellence - John Keplar - He is a good, thorough designer and provides friendly, responsive customer service.
Review - Very glad that I found John Keplar and the Gilmans team through a recommendation from my contractor. John made the cabinet and countertop selection process so much easier and less stressful than I had imagined it would be.
Professional, responsive and knowledgable.
Areas Of Satisfaction - Responsiveness and professionalism.
Recognized Excellence - Jane Regan
Areas Of Satisfaction - The designer Michelle listened to our ideas and integrated them with her ideas for the final design. Her experience in construction created a trust with us. Our designer worked well with our contractor throughout the delivery and installation. The owner was aware of our remodel and supported the project.
Recognized Excellence - Michelle went to great lengths to communicate with us and our contractor. She put some pieces in her car and delivered them personally.
Areas Of Satisfaction - all area. A bit more expensive than i would have liked but the quality of work and end product was worth the expense.
Recognized Excellence - CJ, Sean and the supervisor of the construction.
David at the San Rafael Gilmans Kitchens & Bath was warm, professional and offered excellent advice and alternatives. I came with questions, a handful of drawings and pictures of what I thought our new kitchen would look like. With David's knowledgeable suggestions and support we achieved the look and result we wanted and gained even more space and storage to our kitchen. We are exceptionally pleased with the end result and overall experience.
Areas Of Satisfaction - the excellent and personable customer experience at the beginning and followup at the end.
Recognized Excellence - David Kiljanowicz at the San Rafael, CA store
Any Changes? - I would add a half bath.
Review - David at the San Rafael Gilmans Kitchens & Bath was warm, professional and offered excellent advice and alternatives. I came with questions, a handful of drawings and pictures of what I thought our new kitchen would look like. With David's knowledgeable suggestions and support we achieved the look and result we wanted and gained even more space and storage to our kitchen. We are exceptionally pleased with the end result and overall experience.
Areas Of Satisfaction - All personnel were courteous, pleasant, and professional. A pleasure to work with.
The timeline was the weak point of both projects we did.
Areas Of Satisfaction - I was most satisfied with the design. We probably could have done it cheaper but wouldn't have had the value of the design expertise. When it came to choices of colors and how things would look and work together, that was really wonderful. I give them high marks on the design and preparation side.
Additional Comments - I think all in all, Gilmans does very well and I am very happy with them. If for some reason we need to, we'll go back to Gilmans.
I appreciated the guidance and decor suggestions from my team. They took my needs and suggested things I'd never thought of. Each step enhanced my home. They took the time to get to know me and consider my life style and transformed my home into a place of which I'm proud to share. The workers are true craftsmen, the designers are incredible visionaries. I learned a lot from them and now have a better idea of good use of space and how to "think out side of the box". Thank you all for being part of this adventure.
Clean & Safe - I was very impressed with the way the site was cleaned after every step of the remodel. Other workers I've had often left the house quite messy.
Areas Of Satisfaction - The people. Everyone I worked with was friendly and willing to explain the work being done. They were respectful of my time and my home. I was confident in their work and the way I was kept inform of what was happening at each phase of the job.
Additional Comments - Selecting a design and build company was very important. My brother has a similar company in the mid-west and I know the importance of having one set of people doing all the work. It's so much easier and the results are far better than having too many contractors. I didn't have to rum all over and try and make decisions which might have caused more delays or errors. I had faith in my team and they made it so easy for me to get exactly what I wanted.I can't say enough about my team and will miss them.
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