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Is Custom Cabinetry Right For You?

Sometimes you have a remodeling idea that can’t be bought ready-made. Right now there are dominant remodeling trends in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry choices for homeowners. While simple, clean, streamlined cabinetry is currently popular, homeowners may also desire unique customized cabinet styles with features that make a bold statement. Depending on the size of your Read More

2017 Houston’s Best Prism Award Winning Project

Craftsmanship By John is honored to have received a 2017 Houston’s Best PRISM Award in the category of Whole House Renovation over $750,000. This award honors the Greater Houston Builders Association’s finest in the building industry.    http://www.craftsmanshipbyjohn.com/hunters-creek-village-remodel/ Read More

Home Addition 2017 Star Award Winner

This home addition project was part of a whole house renovation by Craftsmanship By John. It is a Texas Association of Home Builders 2017 Star Award Winner in the category of Remodeler- Best Addition over $500,000.  The Texas Association of Builders Star Awards is a statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry.   This home addition Houston project Read More

2017 Star Awards Finalist

The Texas Association of Builders Star Awards is the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry.  We are proud to have three of our projects named 2017 Star Awards Finalists in this prestigious award program in the categories of: Remodeler – Best Addition – Over $500K   Remodeler – Best Whole House Renovation-Over Read More

Outdoor Entertaining Spaces Add Warm-Weather Flair

Our Outdoor Entertaining Spaces article contains an interview with John Gillette and was published in Houston Chronicle March 25, 2017- House to Home Section. When spring rapidly transforms into summer, it’s time to think about how to get your home ready for ample time spent entertaining outdoors. If your home has a porch, pool or Read More

Remodeler of the Month NAHB Feb 2017

Remodeler of the Month NAHB. This is an article of an interview with John Gillette published in Qualified Remodeler Magazine Feb 2017  Technology Improves Service John Gillette recognizes that gaining trust is a key ingredient in producing a better project. QR: When and how did you choose this career? JG: When I was 14 years Read More

John Gillette featured in Texas Builder Magazine

We are proud to have been featured in the Nov/Dec Issue of Texas Builder Magazine.    The photos pictured on the cover and on the index page feature award winning projects by CBJ. The article is titled “Craftsmanship by John Delivers on the Promise of Its Name.”   We invite you to read more on page Read More

Modern Kitchen Houston Chronicle Article

Excerpt of an article “Whats cooking in today’s modern kitchen?” that appeared in the Houston Chronicle on October 6, 2016 featuring modern kitchen Houston project photos from Craftsmanship By John.  Interior design trends change over time and when remodeling your home, planning for function is important. Even if you think you may not stay in Read More

2016 Remodeling 550 Recognition

Craftsmanship By John, Inc. placed #47 on Remodeling magazine’s annual list of  top full service remodelers from all over the country. These are companies that are leaders in the home improvement industry Read More

2016 Star Award Winner

Craftsmanship By John is honored to be a 2016 Star Award Winner in the following category: Best Kitchen Renovation $100K – $250K The Texas Association of Builders Star Awards is a statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry Read More

3D Design Remodeling

“The 3 C’s of 3D design revealed” was written by Aaron Lytal, Craftsmanship by John and published in the Houston Chronicle on July 1, 2016. With the advances of modern technology, building has become a more technical field, increasing the knowledge gap between clients and contractors. This is where 3D designs come into play. 3D Read More

2016 Star Awards Finalist in three categories

Craftsmanship By John  is honored to be a  2016 Star Awards Finalist in three categories.. The Texas Association of Builders Star Awards is a statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry. The categories are as follows: Best Whole House Renovation $500K-$1M Best Kitchen Renovation $100K-$250K Best Whole House Renovation over $1M Read More

Aaron Lytal Selected as 2016 30 Under 30 Award Recipient

Aaron Lytal of Craftsmanship By John has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 recipients by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2016 (KBIS®), to be held January 19-21 in Las Vegas. The goal of the NKBA 30 Under 30 Program is to acknowledge outstanding Read More

CBJ Award Winner 2015 Houston’s Best PRISM

Craftsmanship By John is honored to have received a 2015 Houston’s Best PRISM Award in the category of Whole House Remodel over $750,000. This award honors the Greater Houston Builders Association’s finest in the building industry Read More

CBJ won a 2015 Star Award for Outdoor Living Project

Craftsmanship By John has been named a winner of a 2015 Texas Association of Builders’ Star Award for Best Outdoor Living Space between $40,000-$60,000!  The Texas Association of Builders annual Star Awards competition showcases the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and sales, marketing, and construction professionals in Texas. See Project Photos Read More

CBJ named Finalist in the Star Awards

Craftsmanship By John has been for named finalists for the 2015 Texas Association of Builders’ Star Awards! The Texas Association of Builders annual Star Awards competition showcases the outstanding work of builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and sales, marketing, and construction professionals in Texas. We are finalists in the following categories: Remodeler of the Year Remodeler – Best Website Best Bathroom Read More

Home office should be planned carefully

A home office is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity with more people telecommuting or running their own businesses from their homes. The number of Americans who work from home is in the millions, and with the rising cost of gas and increased traffic causing longer commutes, that number is likely Read More

Universal design and aging in place

Universal design, aging-in-place remodeling article written by John Gillette and published in the Houston Chronicle on Jan 27, 2013 entitled  Universal design and aging-in-place feature differences. Homeowners wanting to customize their homes for their needs and comfort have a variety of products and design elements among which to choose. Two of these concepts, aging-in-place and Read More

GHBA 2014 Remodeler Grand

John Gillette won the Grand Remodeler 2014 Prism Award at the Greater Houston Builders Association on October 5th. This award honors the Greater Houston Builders Association’s finest in the remodeling industry. John Gillette, CGR, GMB, GMR, CAPS, owner of Craftsmanship by John was a recipient of a Remodeler Grand Award Read More

Houston’s Best Prism Award 2014

Craftsmanship by John won a Best Prism award from the Greater Houston Builders Association for Remodeled Bathroom under $50,000. Craftsmanship by John was also named finalists for Best Specialty Room, Remodeled Bathroom over $50,000 and Remodeled Kitchen over $100,000 Read More

Craftsmanship by John named 2013 Top 500 Remodelers

Craftsmanship By John has received the honor of making the 2013 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List.  Our acceptance into this elite group of the Top 500 Remodelers in the county is based on top firms sharing several common attributes. These attributes are excellent business acumen, commitment to customer service, insightful sales techniques, and strong customer Read More

John Gillette 2012 President of Remodelers Council

A long time GHBA member, John Gillette, GMB, CGR, CAPS is owner of Craftsmanship by John   Inc., a construction company specializing in remodeling.  In addition to the GHBA board John will lead the 2012 Remodelers Council as President.     Read More

Remodeler of the Year 2012

GHBA NAMES INDUSTRY’S ‘OF THE YEAR’ AWARD WINNERS FOR 2012 January 24, 2013 – The Greater Houston Builders Association recently announced their “Of the Year” award winners for 2012 Volume Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler and the coveted Bud Inscho Associate ‘Of the Year’ award.  John Gillette, CGR, GMB, CAPS, owner of Craftsmanship by John Read More

Qualified Remodeler 2012 Top 500 Remodelers

Each year, Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 listing, the longest ongoing recognition program in the remodeling industry, recognizes remodelers for significant and sustained success based on: installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards and community service Read More

The 2006 Remodeler’s Big 50 for Fine Design

Every year we focus on owners of successful, growing remodeling companies of various sizes that are among the best in America. These companies distinguish themselves through smart marketing, unique design, exemplary business practices, excellent team-building, and an extraordinary impact on either their community or the industry at large Read More