We, like many of our neighbors, had our lives changed for ever after Harvey and the release of the dams. However, we were blessed to have friends and strangers who helped in the first few weeks, giving us hope that there was a brighter future. Our luck continued when we hired Craftsmanship by John (CBJ) to rebuild our house and make it a home again.
They listened and heard what we said we were looking for. They were mindful of the cost, but also made sure that we did not “cut corners” on items that would be compromised if we took that path. John Gillette, the owner, was deeply invested in ensuring that we would have the home we wanted. We had weekly meetings at the house, with our wonderful project manager, Jackson, to review progress and talk about the next steps and any changes that we wanted, or they suggested. Teressa, the designer, gently and efficiently led us through the process of choosing everything from tiles and carpets to door handles. CBJ stayed remarkably on schedule, partly from experience and partly because of the relationships that they have developed with many of the best subcontractors over the years. CBJ kept us in the loop at all times and let us know if there were any changes. They completed the work on schedule, in fact a month earlier than we had assumed it would be done! It was also on budget, with very few Change Orders.
The quality of the work is exceptional. They come by the Craftsmanship in their name honestly! They made all the custom cabinets (of which there were many) in house. They even managed to save the glass from our old front door and mounted it in the new one.
Everyone in the crews were professional, but also invested in restoring the wreck that they were faced with and making it a home again. They noted that I am not very tall and lowered the shelves in the pantry enough that they worked for both normal and short people!
We have been back in our home for 3 weeks. It is everything and more than we had hoped for.
I thoroughly and unreservedly endorse Craftsmanship by John for all your building and remodeling needs.
-RE, Memorial Houston