We recently hired JDJ in the fall of 2017 to do a major renovation of our first floor Cape Style home. The renovation included a complete gutting of family room, kitchen, dining rm, office, powder room, and breakfast nook. We were hesitant to live in the basement during the entire process but JDJ stuck to the schedule they gave us and finished the entire project to the time table they promised. We have nothing but great things to say about the quality and craftsmanship they delivered. My wife and I decided this was our last home ever and we went all out on what we wanted. We love to cook so the kitchen is the center piece to the remodel. Our friends and family can now enjoy our open concept design and share in our entertaining lifestyle.
JDJ remodeled my kitchen 2 years ago and did a fantastic job. We love the way it turned out. The process was smooth and the quality of work was great. The owner, Dan Klappa, checked on the progress regularly and was very responsive. We are considering having jDj work on another project in our home.
Our family (of 6) has utilized the services of JDJ for two major home renovations including an addition on our home. We have since moved out of state, but had we stayed in Milwaukee, we would definitely continue to use them for any home renovations. They are professional, courteous, creative and they get the job done to your satisfaction no matter what. They work with excellent subcontractors as well. I would highly recommend JDJ to anyone who wants excellent service and results in any home project!
JDJ remodeled both our kitchen and living rm. Their expertise in design and communication exceeded our expectations. Nothing was ever too difficult to solve for this team of excellent workers . Dan (Project Manager) let the homeowner feel confident that all the work would be completed in a professional manner. He is a valuable "trouble-shooter" and communicator, always coming up with a solution. What more could anyone want! A big Thank You to All the workers on our project as all of them exemplified the JDJ Principle of Excellence. We would be willing to be called on by any future customer for a referral!!
J D J did an outstanding job with our remodel. Their professionalism, expertise and care in providing high quality craftsmen was well worth our time and money. There were no surprises or hidden costs, and the project was completed in a timely matter. We cannot say enough about J D J! We would not hesitate to hire them for future remodeling projects.
Our family has trusted JDJ for over 30 years with our renovations and remodels. That's 2 generations! Their eye for design and detail coupled with their ingenuity helped us tackle our dream kitchen+ (we kept adding scope!). They provided a great customer experience from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the result. What once was an outdated and poorly planned area became the heartbeat of our home. If you are considering a remodel/renovation, I implore you to call JDJ. Partner with them to create the masterpiece you've been dreaming of!
J D J was excellent to work with from start to finish on our kitchen remodel. We met with four remodeling businesses in selecting our major make over that included removing the dining room wall and expanding the kitchen. J D J, was very patient working with us to create our dream kitchen. The three other remodelers each wanted money down prior to even seeing a design. They showed us an architectural drawing at no cost and then worked with us until we were completely comfortable with the design, detail, and price. I met with each of the craftsman as they worked on our project and learned that most of them do the majority of their work on J D J projects. The working relationship between the craftsmen and J D J was very evident and it was important to us to know that J D J works exclusively with top notch contractors. The great working relationship the contractors have with J D J and each other clearly aided the process. The project was completed on time as promised, with no surprises or hidden costs. We could not be happier with our J D J remodeled kitchen. Each morning we walk into our wonderful kitchen we are reminded that we made the right choice in selecting J D J.
JDJ lifestyle & design did an outstanding job. The workmen were very professional and polite. Everyone was respectful of the job they were completing, therefore all of the work from rough carpentry to the finished product was done to perfection! The job, a total remodel of the kitchen, living, dining & family rooms , turned out exactly as I envisioned it would! I am very happy that I chose JDJ to do the work.
JDJ is a class operation! My project turned out beautifully! I am very happy. I had my kitchen redone, updates to my baths, all flooring replaced, all lighting and hardware replaced. I wanted to update and modernize the look of my home. JDJ is an ace to work with! From design selections to completion of the project, JDJ was there for me and very promptly! Thank you JDJ!
Working with JDJ for our bathroom remodel went very smoothly. JDJ was great helping to design and picking out cabinets, quartz, tile, fixtures and even the paint color. All the subcontractors were friendly, efficient and always cleaned up before they left for the day.
We are very pleased with our finished bathroom and have had many compliments.
We hired JDJ to add a master bath and walk in closet. They actually were built within a very large master bedroom that had enough space. In addition they remodeled an existing main bath and replaced all doors on the second floor where the rooms were located. The entire project is beautiful!! Their designer had excellent ideas that really fit in with our vision and style. JDJ was on top of every stage of the schedule. My texts to them were replied to within minutes. The workmen were easy to work with and I never had an issues with their work- true craftsmen. I would highly recommend jDj and will use them again in the future.
We have done three major remodels with JDJ. First, a complete second floor addition on a ranch style home. Second, a master bedroom and bathroom remodel and finally, a first floor main bathroom remodel, all of which turned out amazing. We are now discussing a kitchen remodel and there is no question we would engage JDJ for that as well. JDJ is an outstanding partner. The attention to detail and the attentiveness they give their customers is first class. The team at JDJ and Dan Klappa gave us peace of mind that everything would be taken care of and communication would be constant. We trust them completely and would recommend them to anyone. They have not been the first design & remodel company we have worked with but they will likely be the last. They are certainly the only one we would recommend.
JDJ remodeled both our kitchen and living rm. After meeting with their designer before signing of contract we found him to be efficient and very accommodating to our needs. His expertise in design and communication exceeded our expectations. Nothing was ever too difficult to solve for this team of excellent workers . The project manager let the homeowner feel confident that all the work would be completed in a professional manner. He is a valuable "trouble-shooter" and communicator, always coming up with a solution. What more could anyone want! A big Thank You to All the workers on our project as all of them exemplified the JDJ Principle of Excellence. We would be willing to be called on by any future customer for a referral!!
JDJ finished our basement. It was a great experience from start to finish. JDJ was great in the planning process and came up with a design that met all of our needs. Dan and all of the staff and crew were great to work with on the job. Everyone was able to work within our budgeted make any necessary adjustments and gave helpful suggestions along the way. Even after the project was finished jDj has been available to answer any lingering questions and provide additional referrals.
I worked with JDJ to remodel and add onto an 1850s stone farmhouse in Cedarburg, WI and our family couldn't be happier. JDJ came up with a great design that gave us everything we wanted with our project. JDJ's Design/Sales team, Project Management Team, and contractors were awesome to work with which helped get the project done in less than 5 months. I would highly recommend JDJ to anyone for any remodel/addition.
We contracted with JDJ lifestyle design remodel to prepare a plan for and remodel our master bathroom. The project included removal of an old Jacuzzi and the construction of a walk in shower. JDJ did a fine job and we are quite pleased with the results.
JDJ did an outstanding job with our basement remodeling project. Dan and his team helped us understand design options, timing, and costs. The only surprise we encountered was that the end result was even better than we thought. We love our new living space and the remodeling experience with jDj went very well. We highly recommend jDj for anyone considering a remodeling job.
Soon after purchasing a 25 year old condominium in Pewaukee, Wisconsin we decided that a major upgrade and remodel was necessary. Since we lived in the Rockford, Illinois area and I would be working for another 8 months, we decided to retain the services of a professional remodeler to complete the transformation of our new home. We were not familiar with local talent so, we were only able to search the internet to find qualified designers and remodeling contractors. After reviewing several websites and reading the reviews, we decided to interview JDJ Lifestyle Design Remodel and a few other firms. Several days later, the Senior Designer/Sales Associate met up with us at the condo. We explained our vision for some of the changes to the kitchen, laundry room, powder room, pantry and master bathroom. We provided access to JDJ's team so they could measure and develop plans for the project. A couple of weeks later, we met again with JDJ and their team to discuss a very preliminary sketch plan that had been forwarded earlier. They let us go on about what we though, what we wanted changed and then the dropped the bomb. A whole new plan. Something only an experienced designer would have been able to achieve. After tweeking the plans and firming up the numbers, we signed a contract. We were living and working in Illinois and did not plan to move into the condo until July or August. We met with the entire team, JDJ Staff and Sub-contractors in January to detail the plans and expectations. Demolition and construction started in February 2015 and was completed in June 2015. The entire team of professional carpenters, electricians, plumbers, drywall hangers, painters, flooring installers were very accommodating. They allowed us to work on our own projects in between their projects. With exception of the early demo days, the project site was always broom clean and clear of debris. JDJ, as the prime contractor kept us informed of all issues, at all times, even through a couple of difficult personnel changes. JDJ kept close enough to the project that he was able to step right in during the transition. The project schedule was kept and the work was completed on time. In early 2016, we retained JDJ to redo our 2nd floor bathroom. If we had anything left to remodel, we would hire JDJ Lifestyle Design Remodel. They are not the cheapest, because in our opinion, they are the best!
When we decided to remodel our kitchen, powder room and laundry room, our first concern was how do we go about finding a reputable remodeling company to do the job. We had been in our house for 21 years and hadn't done any extensive remodeling since we built it. We had gone to a remodeling show, but found it overwhelming. So many companies out there. Then it came to us. Why not give JDJ a call? We used JDJ in our previous house and were completely pleased with their quality workmanship. We talked to the Senior Design/Sales Associate, and set up an appointment to meet and discuss our plans for the remodel. Immediately we found JDJ very easy to talk to. They went to great lengths to ask questions about our vision/ideas, our budget and offered suggestions too. We were impressed with his professionalism and knowledge.
We ultimately signed a contract to proceed and eventually met the project manager. He was always there to meet with the contractors and keep the project on schedule. He addressed any concerns or questions we had promptly. We believe he is a true professional and highly knowledgeable. He made our project go flawlessly.
In the end, the remodeling process for us was a very positive experience and believe it is because of JDJ and all their tradesmen. They all were kind, conscientious of their work, professional, experienced and even had us laughing at times. Truly great people. Our new rooms are beautiful and all was accomplished on budget and on time. For anyone considering a remodeling project of their own, we highly recommend JDJ Lifestyle.
We had a great experience with JDJ Lifestyle Design when we recently finished the lower level in our home. The entire process went smoothly and professionally: JDJ really listened to our wish list and came up with a design that not only met our criteria, but added some design details that made the space beautiful as well as functional. In addition, JDJ accompanied us on our trips to select materials and was very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting us. All products were ordered and on site prior to work being started, and all subcontractors were scheduled. Our project manager supervised the work daily and the subcontractors were of high quality. The most amazing part of this experience is that JDJ completed our job right on schedule. We have used remodeling companies in the past and did not have great experiences. We have recommended JDJ to others and will definitely use them if we do remodeling in the future. Their pricing is fair, their people have high integrity and skill, and they are a cut above other remodeling companies.
JDJ did an awesome job with our kitchen remodel. The senior designer, is fantabulous! JDJ assisted in the selection of the cabinets, countertop, tile, etc. and abided by our budget constraints. The best part of jdj is their ability to meet deadlines and keep to their tight schedule. The project manager, is super friendly, very knowledgable and detail orientated. We would highly recommend JDD to our family, neighbors and friends.
We just completed the remodel of the main area's of our home which we recently purchased. This was a gut remodel which involved moving the kitchen from the center of the home to the front and going from a separate room concept to a completely open design. JDJ's vision for the space far exceeded what we could imagine and moving our laundry area to the main level was brilliant and done in such a way that it added to the beauty of the space. I remember our first meeting when JDJ presented drawings which contained ideas for our dream home. He started the meeting by saying " what you will see is a first draft of my ideas based on your input and budget. This can be a starting point from where we tweak the design or, we can start over if this does not represent what you were hoping for as I am not married to these ideas. This told us that it was all about us and not him. Needless to say, his idea's where spot on and we proceeded to move forward. Another important aspect of the process is that JDJ is with you as you make every selection. This was huge as we had never built a home and much of this project was like starting from scratch. From start to finish it took a total of 9 weeks and I am certain it would have taken months longer for any other firm. The project was over budget simply because of things we requested, NOT because of JDJ. The subcontractors were always on time, courteous and some of the best craftsmen I have ever worked with. They even cleaned up after themselves! If I had it to do over again I would not change one thing. JDJ is the best.
Not many people would choose to start a three month remodel at the beginning of November. However, it couldn't have gone better with JDJ Lifestyle Design. Our remodel involved a master bedroom/bathroom, office and mudroom. From the start JDJ was willing to collaborate our ideas and their expertise to come up with a design for each area. We felt JDJ always listened to us and was really great to work with throughout the entire project. They communicated with us every step of the way, which was important. We can't say enough good things about the project manager. So knowledgeable in every area of the remodel. He is the type of project manager everyone should learn from. Whether there was a big or small concern, he just jumped in to make the project run smoothly. Such wonderful tradesmen who were always very polite and a pleasure to work with. We especially felt they all took pride in their craftsmanship and it showed. We are so pleased with the final result. We highly recommend JDJ Lifestyle for any project your considering.
Three words come to mind when I think of JDJ Remodel: Professional, Reliable and Value.
We partnered with JDJ to finish a large portion of our basement. We had rough plans from our builder and a specific vision for what we wanted the space to look like. Dan and his team were open to our ideas, were willing to share new creative ideas based on his knowledge and experience and drafted clear plans so we could align around the design. Not once did we feel pressured in any way. Dan took the time to explain the options, and the price every step of the way. He was also willing to counsel us if there were alternatives that were a better value. Lastly his team was prompt, reliable and they have the expertise to complete the work without totally disrupting our lives during the process.
We received a finished basement we were extremely happy with. This was accomplished by Dan paying attention to every detail, he ensured all the trades stayed on schedule, was always focused on staying within budget and ensured our satisfaction throughout the project. JDJ Remodel delivered on all our expectations. We love the look, the feeling you get when you walk into the basement, and the craftmanship is amazing. We get great compliments from our friends every time we invite them downstairs to enjoy the space.
JDJ is worth it. The value we received was right in line with our expectations. Not only did we get a beautifully finished basement, the experience was exceptional. JDJ is local, experienced, professional and worth every penny. We will certainly work with Dan of JDJ Remodel again for our next home remodel project!
A VERY Satisfied Basement Remodel Customer
We recently had JDJ remodel two of our bathrooms at the same time; both rooms were completely gutted and redone. From the start, their staff was patient in helping with designing the two new rooms, they provided easy to follow plans, and provided an accurate cost. Throughout the remodel, ALL the contractors were courteous, did high quality work, and were meticulous. All in all, the remodel was beyond our expectation, came in at cost (without hidden fees), and on time.
Whether you have done a home remodeling project with JDJ Remodel in the past, we’ve had the privilege of meeting you in the past, or you have been recently referred to us; I would like to introduce myself on behalf of the Klappas and the JDJ family. My name is Jody Brandemuehl, and I have been working closely with Dan Klappa as a member of the JDJ family for the last several years.
I am reaching out to let you know that JDJ Remodel has made the difficult decision to close our doors due to unforeseen health issues. During this transitional time, we built a relationship with Joe Rocha of Rocha Construction LLC in Elkhorn, WI. We have partnered with them on recent projects and found that they value their clients as much as we have valued you, our clients. JDJ has been so important to the Klappa family and everyone on the team since opening our doors in 1975. We wholeheartedly believe Rocha Construction LLC will honor our legacy, valuing our past clients as much as their own.
Continuing the legacy of JDJ Remodel, I will be transitioning into my new role of project and operations manager of the JDJ WI LLC division of Rocha Construction LLC, and I would like to invite you to the family once again. If you are contemplating any new projects, we would love to work with you! I have included my contact information below and we look forward to hearing from you when you are ready for your next remodel!
Project and Operations Manager of JDJ WI LLC
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