Additional Comments - just really good !!! and I would NOT hesitate a minute to hire again !!!!
Business during this period of supply shortages was difficult. SJ Janis did everything in their power to minimize the disruption. They were easy to work with throughout the process and their craftsmanship was exemplary.
Yes we would recommend SJ Janis to others!
Additional Comments - SJ Janis gave us our dream kitchen. Covid did affect the remodel timeline. Again, Guy who was the construction lead did a fantastic job!
S.J. Janis Company is very easy to communicate with, quickly responsive, kept us updated on progress and changes, and honest and forthright about everything.
Expertise - The design team and architects were very pleasant to work with and knowledgeable. They listened to what we wanted.
Additional Comments - We are extremely happy with our decision and this addition will allow this home to be our forever home.
We are delighted with the end product. Guy, our site manager, is a real asset to the company and we are so fortunate that he was assigned to our project. His attention to detail and craftsmanship make the kitchen special. The project finished exactly as quoted, and when we had some unforeseen findings they were resolved smoothly. We would recommend using SJ Janis to others.
In February of 2021, we contracted with S.J. Janis to do a basement remodel at our 1938 home in Milwaukee. The project included a rec room, bathroom and laundry room. From the start, our experience was completely positive. Starting with our initial meeting with Casey, we were set at ease as he ascertained what we wanted and gave us a general cost expectation and a realistic time frame to complete the project. As with most projects, ideas and desires may change but we always felt as though we were listened to as regards to what we wanted. (As opposed to one potential contractor who we had consulted about our project who only seemed interested in doing the project one way regardless of what we may have suggested). We went through several modifications of the plan eventually arriving at one we were completely happy with. Sarah was excellent in listening to our questions and thoughts and offered great suggestions for implementing changes to the plan.
It was necessary to do some added work to insure water would not be an issue in the remodeled basement. S. J. Janis led us to competent professionals that remedied the potential problems
The construction phase of the project began in November of 2021 and the project manager was Greg. Once again we were put at ease with him from the get go and he was willing to promptly deal with any issues that came up during this phase. His carpentry work was superb. One of our close friends is a carpenter and when saw the finished work, he especially noted an area of fine work that was done on our accent walls. We just knew it looked good. But now we more than ever appreciate the attention to detail in Greg’s work.
We also appreciated that Greg handled all of the organizing of work detail with the other workers on the project. Unlike an addition project of 30 years ago, where we ourselves, had to deal with our workmen, we were left worry-free as Greg handled all of the coordination.
In short, we would readily recommend S. J. Janis. There were professional, respectful and if any issues arose they successfully dealt with them. For example, after the project was completed, one of the floor tiles came up in the rec room. We alerted Greg who got the ball rolling and one of the flooring specialists came back and fixed it. While there, he noticed that the tiles near the floor drain in the laundry room should have had a grout/filler around them and offered to complete that job, too. So grout/filler was ordered and he came back and did that work too. It is this attention to detail and desire to complete a job to perfection that we really appreciated.
We had a wonderful experience all around. We would recommend without hesitation to anyone interested in a project!
I would recommend that a friend contact SJ Janis as a potential contractor, but would suggest that they review other potential contractors as well.
SJ Janis completed our basement renovation project in our Wauwatosa home (recreation room, storage, bench, closets, and full bathroom, mechanical upgrades). Project was completed timely, cleanly, and professionally. Overall very happy with the completed project!
Yes. From start to finish, we felt we were listened to and could trust that we were getting the best quality and workmanship possible.
After interviewing several companies, we selected S.J. Janis because of the careful listening, the initial process of consult and conceptual design, and the people we interacted with, led by Casey. Throughout each phase of design, project prep, demo, and build, we appreciated the unified approach of everyone involved with the project offsite and onsite. Every subcontractor, including referrals for appliances, fixtures and fireplace was excellent to work with. We truly valued and enjoyed working with each Janis staff member, with a clear understanding of their roles, and by the leadership of our project manager. Responsiveness and product selection of designer Sarah was so very important to us, given our busy schedule and need for ideas that matched our style and vision. Articulating our vision all began with Joe Klein. The carpenter crew stood out for the quality and passion of their workmanship. Given the total distruption of our kitchen and main living space, we felt our home was safe and clean at all times. Looking back at what was accomplished during the impact of Covid-19, our project tracked the original schedule so much better than should be expected. There were many acts of above and beyond care and diligence throughout the project. We continue to enjoy our bright, new, modern, functional and beautiful space. Grateful for the expertise of the S.J. Janis team, The Baumann's.
The whole process was a learning experience for us. SJ Janis and all employees/trades were very helpful in their ability to let us know what was happening, when and how long it might take. They were clear up front that it was going to be a roller coaster of emotions. It was! We are so happy with the end result. We feel our family has expanded by a few dozen new people now! Well worth the time and money.
Construction Quality - We could have never foreseen such a beautiful end to our project. The quality is just amazing. The trades did a great job as well.
Trust - Like I've said before, our family has expanded!
Selections Process - Sarah made it very easy for us. She showed us a few samples and we worked from there. It could easily have gotten overwhelming. Thanks Sarah!
Additional Comments - Thank you to everyone who worked on this project for us. We couldn't be happier. It looks amazing and it still feels like home to me. Thank you for taking such good care of us and our house.
Additional Comments - Jean and I (Rich) thought Josh was a phenomenal project manager. Always professional and very communicative. Andy was a great carpenter and always had a smile walking in each morning.
We were very pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail that S.J. Janis showed throughout the time of our project.
Client For Life - We contracted S. J. Janis for our kitchen project 20 years ago, so, yes, Client for Life
Additional Comments - Second remodel of our kitchen by the architect (1994 and 2019). Great work both times.
Communication - The regular meetings with Josh were very helpful and enjoyable.
S. J. Janis Company Team - Josh is a very decent and talented person. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Recognized Excellence - my project manager Josh was wonderful!
Areas Of Satisfaction - wonderful people very respectful very attentive
The quality is fantastic and the cleanliness and timeliness are fantastic. It is just the cost seemed high.
This was my second remodel project with S.J. Janis. I am a repeat customer because of their design ideas, professionalism, craftsmanship, and excellent communication throughout the project. My project was completed on time and within budget with no more than the absolutely necessary impact on my daily life. Extremely satisfied with the outcome!
Additional Comments - We used them twice already and we will use them again.
Easier Than Expected - I expected it to go well, and it did.
Problem Resolution - We were on vacation during some of the construction and it rained a lot so basement flooded. They went above and beyond to take care of it. Had nothing to do with project - just helped us out.
Client For Life - We have used them since 1995 on about 11 different projects in our house. Highly recommend them.
Areas For Improvement - None
Additional Comments - Great company
They were a wonderful company to work with and we are working with them again. I would highly recommend them.
A top quality company. Design-build done the way it should be. SJ Janus guides you through every step providing expert advice and solutions. No project will ever be perfect but SJ Janus comes very close, and more importantly. SJ Janus will always make things right in the end. Quality and customer satisfaction is their number 1 priority and you can be confident the job will get done right and on time.
We had several unexpected changes and improvements and all were completed within the original timeframe. There were no negative surprises from S.J. Janis Company. We had heard many horror stories in the past and we were fortunate and grateful that we didn't experience any of those.
They were referred to us and I was extremely happy. We will refer them to anyone!
Additional Comments - Extremely happy with how everything has gone! The addition looks like it is part of the house!
Additional Comments - We had a great experience and love the remodel! Everyone was very professional and provided creative solutions. We look forward to completing phase II in the future.
We have used S.J. Janis for numerous projects and repairs. Our house is almost 70 years old and they match the quality of the original craftsmanship while updating with new materials and design. We always know they will be creative, honest and provide quality service.
Expertise - We have worked with them before and felt confident prior to our initial call that they were the company for us.
We've heard nightmares about kitchen remodeling projects lasting months beyond the initial published completion date. Our experience with Janis was completely the opposite! They explained what to expect during the construction phase, walked through the schedule and left the site clean every night. There were no surprises and they completed the project on time! We look forward to our next project with them!
Clean & Safe - We were always impressed at how clean Janis left the job site. Even the subcontractors mentioned what sticklers they are about leaving a clean job site!
We are very happy with sj Janis company. We have used them to remodel our house at various times for over 25 years. Highly recommend them!
Definitely! We've worked with other contractors in the past and this was far and away the best experience we've had with a contractor and their teams.
Communication - There were weekly check ins with the project manager so we always had line of sight into what had been done and what they'd be working on the following week. Also, it was really easy to call or text the project Manager if we had questions or noticed something out of the ordinary. Overall they were all very responsive and timely in their communications.
S. J. Janis Company - Nathan was the first person we contacted in this process, and it really was his knowledge of the engineering needed to take down a load bearing wall and his extreme attention to detail that sold us on sj Janis. We felt very cofident that he and his team had the expertise needed for our complex and large kitchen remodel.
Likely To Recommend - Definitely! We've worked with other contractors in the past and this was far and away the best experience we've had with a contractor and their teams.
Schedule - We had one extended delay due to an unforeseen structural issue, but they resolved it with high marks!
SJ Janis is detailed oriented from start to finish. The company provides extensive upfront construction plans to ensure customer design expectations will be met. Every cost item is laid out all the way down to individual pieces of cabinet hardware. Continual day to day communication during the construction process ensures customer satisfaction. Road bumps are resolved immediately. Employees are professional and enjoyable to work with. At the beginning, the company walks into your house as an unknown. At the end, the company leaves as a large number of professional friends.
Additional Comments - I'm sure the people of S.J.Janis had their patience tested with me. I began an indecisive client, trusting their suggestions and ideas which were good, but then wanting to change what I wasn't agreeing with. I grew in confidence because of this project but I am tired. I'm grateful to the people who worked on my project from S.J .Janis and all of their hard work.
Because I had a smaller renovation, I don't feel we got the attention we deserved.
They provided first class organization from start to finish and I would highly recommend them.
We were extremely happy and satisfied with our SJ Janis remodeling project, from the first meeting, through the design phase, demolition, construction, and completion. We would not hesitate to recommend SJ Janis. Their attention to detail, transparency, accurate budgeting, and excellent communication set them apart from other contracting firms. We are thrilled with our finished product and have received compliments from everyone who sees the new space.
Additional Comments - Over-all, we are extremely happy with our remodeling process and would not hesitate to recommend SJ Janis. The process was easy and smooth and the results were incredible.
While no construction project is without challenges and miscommunication, SJ Janis really does set a high bar for quality, service, and professionalism. If you're ready to pay for top quality work, look no further.
Additional Comments - We are very happy with the process and outcome of our project. We would definitely recommend them to others!
S.J. Janis installed a new living room ceiling, recessed lighting, second story plumbing, stone veneer and mantel for the fireplace, and crown molding. Our overall experience with S.J. Janis was extremely positive. Every aspect of our project was discussed thoroughly before work began, so there were no uncertainties or unpleasant surprises. Once the work commenced, the project manager provided us with daily updates. The communication was outstanding. We had a lot of faith in the project manager (Dan Holdmann) and felt we could really trust his opinion. All of the work on our project was completed on time, and we were thrilled with the results. We would definitely use S.J. Janis again in the future!
Areas For Improvement - S.J. Janis did not fall short of expectations at all.
My husband and I love our new kitchen and were very happy with how helpful and patient Nathan and Joe were during the entire design process. They were very instrumental in helping us see all that our home could become! We had quite a few add-ons along the way and Nathan readily facilitated them to accomplish our desires.
Additional Comments - Contractor was very good to work with and made many extra efforts to address concerns, solicit input at critical phases, offer change orders, and generally keep us informed, satisfied, and safe.
I've used S.J. Janis for two other remodeling projects that turned out beyond our expectations. There was no question as to who I was going to use this time. Because of the workmanship, communication and the trust I have in them I did the majority of the remodeling while I was out of town, it was very difficult for me to do this as I really enjoy being involved in the whole process. They set me up with skype, we had a meeting every Monday morning where I was kept informed on the progress, if there were any problems we were able to discuss them and get them solved. It was also great to be shown the progress as it progressed. I did go home for Christmas and was amazed at how fabulous everything looked, and it wasn't even finished. I have recommended S.J. Janis to a friend and will continue to refer.
Additional Comments - S.J Janis's crew is wonderful to work with. They are very helpful discussing ideas and placement, and if something you suggest isn't going to work, they don't just say, it won't work, they explain why, and try to work out a solution that works for you.
A very professional company that produced the highest quality results on my complete kitchen remodel. I couldn't be more pleased!
Construction Quality - All the craftsmen demonstrated great pride in their work and produced results of the highest quality.
Clean & Safe - Every effort was made to isolate the worksite (kitchen and central hallway) from the rest of the house and the work area was clean and organized at the end of every day.
From beginning, to end S.J. Janis was very professional, helpful, and thorough. I would highly recommend them.
Additional Comments - Great communication.
We are more than thrilled with our kitchen. From a dream to reality SJJanis walked us thru every step with insight and knowledge. The workmanship and quality show in every aspect of the new heart of our home. So glad we chose to work with them- we've already had inquiries about SJ Janis work and are delighted to give rhem our highest recommendation.
Additional Comments - Thinking about our next project....we know exactly who to call.
I am pleased with the work product of S. J. Janis. However, we found the process quite disruptive. A change in the normal order of contractors made our experience less than outstanding.
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