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We connected with Joe (CWP Cabinet Concepts) via Houzz purely by chance and were thrilled to have found him! Having had some horrible and costly experiences with previous contractors over the years, we were extremely skeptical about hiring yet another, however from our first meeting with Joe we were impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and responsiveness to our individual ideas for our kitchen redesign. Joe took the time to really listen and understand our overall (and somewhat unclear!) vision for the space which included the dining room, office and entry way in addition to the kitchen. His ultimate design was beyond our imagination and we were excited to get started. Joe’s contract proposal included a detailed cost breakdown of all project elements including costs for overall construction, plumbing, electrical, and flooring as well as estimates for appliances, countertops, lighting and backsplash. Once we settled on a start date, Joe’s exceptional project management skills kicked in and he presented us with a calendar showing us every milestone from the initial teardown through every selection and install of appliances, floor, cabinets, counter tops and backsplash.. and that the entire project would take less than 60 days! We were once again skeptical that it really could be completed in such a short time but Joe kept to his schedule and expertly managed his team to ensure all construction, plumbing, electrical and flooring were done on time and within our budget. He was always onsite to ensure things were done to his specifications and he left the workspace immaculate after each day. He was also available after hours to answer our numerous questions and provide additional guidance on appliances, hardware and lighting selections. We now have an incredibly beautiful and unique space and continue to get compliments from all our family and friends. We would absolutely recommend Joe without hesitation!! One last thing we need to mention that truly exemplifies Joe’s unique customer dedication and support. During the entire project, my husband was suffering from a serious illness and was in and out of the hospital. Joe and his team were very considerate of our special situation and continuously worked around our schedule. We were so appreciative of his flexibility and compassion!
I am writing this review a couple of months after Joe and his team finished our project. Just wanted to put this out there in the hopes that it might help inform other potential customers who may be considering a kitchen remodel. In our case we completely gutted our kitchen, down to the studs and replaced with cabinets, countertops and flooring all through Joe. We also replaced the flooring in our foyer/entryway. In terms of overall project management Joe personally quarterbacked the entire effort. Whenever work was being done in our house Joe was either onsite overseeing and checking the quality or down in the weeds with his sleeves rolled up. From the onset he produced detailed 3D drawings with full measurements, plan, elevation views and these went through a few revisions as we made minor changes along the way. In terms of the project I am personally fairly hands-on in terms of DIY and had a hard time giving up control. In hindsight this project was far beyond my reach. Joe worked with us every step of the way to manage expectations and ensure all work was done to building code and also to our satisfaction. At times he even arranged the schedule so I could do various parts of the job, e.g. installing the sink, demolition of the existing room etc. In terms of the materials - the cabinets, countertops and flooring we’re really pleased. The quality is far above anything I have seen and we really notice the difference in daily usage. Definitely worth the money spent. Joe’s design was a tremendous help and has really worked out well in terms of the layout and functionality of the room. The team: Joe has a hand-picked trusted crew that are all completely professional and it shows. They pretty much became part of the family and each team member showed a high attention to detail. Our house was treated like it was theirs. Surfaces were protected and after each job the work area was cleaned and left neat and tidy. We always felt like we could trust the team working in our house and that really helped with such a big project. Bumps in the road: When you tackle a project like this there are always going to be things that are discovered along the way. In our case we removed an extra soffit, had to re-arrange some pipes, we had to re-do a bit of the backsplash and a few other minor hiccups. These are not a reflection of the crew but rather just business-as-usual with a house like ours. Joe and the team handled all of these within budget and even tackled stuff we were on the fence about, just because it mattered to them. E.g. one of the floor transitions was redone a few times until THEY were happy with it. Overall: This was a big project, with a lot of risk and not something you’d tackle every day. Im saying that we’re really happy we went with Joe and his team would definitely recommend to anyone considering a project like this. Even now the project is long-since completed, we still feel like we can call on Joe and he’ll respond and stand by his work and that means a lot. I would have no hesitation working with Joe on a future project. Everyone admires our new kitchen and for what we had done I think we got tremendous value for money.
I cannot say how wonderful Joe and his crew are. They are professional, courteous, extremely competent and knowledgeable. We had our kitchen completely gutted for renovation and some other resheetrocking issues throughout our home. Joe was on site almost daily. He was certainly there when a new crew was coming in order to do introductions. If I didn’t speak direct with Joe, he sent me emails detailing what would happen the upcoming week. Workers showed up on time and worked all day!! They are very clean, leaving each day with no debris or piles of stuff, tools stacked neatly. I have a unique floor and Joe went the extra mile to find someone who could/would do the job and he managed that part for me too. Joe seemed to have an instant vision for my kitchen. He listened to mine, described his and I was sold(though Joe does not come off as a salesman). He also gave me a 3D design drawing that I found to be a helpful tool. My kitchen came out beautiful, so much better than the picture in my head. I worked with Joe’s contractors and vendors, and experienced the same level of professionalism across the board. All around a good experience with quality material and quality work.
My husband and I engaged Joe Cerami of CWP Cabinet Concepts based on a referral from a friend in April of this year. Joe immediately responded to our initial inquiry and met with us right away to start looking at our space and providing options. Since we were not completely sure we were ready for a kitchen renovation, we wanted someone who could give us some great ideas, and not pressure us one way or the other - Joe fit the bill! He came back to our home on 4 different occasions to provide different design options, tweak options and help us arrive at a final decision. Once we gave Joe the ok, he ordered the material, and promised that from that point forward to completion of the kitchen, it would likely be about 6 weeks. He met the timeline! Joe and his friendly and reliable workmen gutted our kitchen right down to the studs, and from the time of demolition to putting in all new cabinets, quartz countertops, and all new lighting, plumbing, electrical and appliances - it was 2 weeks I was back cooking in my beautiful new kitchen the next day. A couple of specific accolades for CWP Cabinet Concepts and Joe Cerami as the lead individual who managed this renovation — Joe was friendly, reliable and honest. There were many times that I left my home for hours at a time and his crew was trustworthy - each day when I arrived home, I could clearly see the work that had been accomplished and the workspace was left clean. I communicated with Joe by email or text on some days, on an hourly basis, during the renovation - he always responded right away and had great ideas and insight along the way. Great communicator! The quality of the work is beautiful — the cabinets are beautiful and sturdy with all the upgraded options, Joe also added all kinds of fun and creative touches to the layout we decided on - and the final result is stunning. The initial estimate provided was lower than the final cost of the project, but Joe got pretty close, and we had to do some add-on’s like a sliding door which added to the cost. The best part of working with Joe and his CWP Cabinets team is that he does all the legwork throughout the renovation. He brought in all the external vendors, electrical, plumbing, backsplash, painter, and floor refinisher - they were all reasonable, friendly and reliable individuals and I didn’t have to pick up the phone once to bring anyone in, or set up a schedule as to when they would come - Joe handled the entire project. I hope it is obvious that without question, we had a terrific experience with CWP Cabinet Concepts. We are thrilled with our new kitchen, and the timing, cost and quality of the work was great, not to mention the experience was very positive for us - we would highly recommend them and already have to many of our friends and family. Use Joe Cerami and his team for your renovation - you won’t be disappointed!
My husband and I recently purchased a new home and knew right away we wanted to renovate the kitchen. Joe had refaced and modified the kitchen in our previous home so we knew just who to go to. The existing kitchen ha d an older floor plan including a butlers pantry and a walk-in food pantry. Joe’s idea to take those out and expand the kitchen really created the expansive entertaining kitchen I always wanted. The design process was quick and easy. Joe took my wish list and created a great design with an amazing island and a beautiful custom built-in butcher block. The cabinets arrived quickly and the install was a smooth process. We have been very happy with Joe and his crew; he went above and beyond to make the job perfect. We absolutely love our new kitchen!