Working with Joe and his crew was one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences I’ve had in 30 years of home ownership and contractor relations. From the very beginning Joe exhibited a keen creative eye, a warm personality and I quickly learned to trust him as a contractor. His pricing was fair and every step of the project was explained carefully and Joe didn’t require the usual “pay upfront and pray you don’t get screwed” practice of many home re-modelers. One of Joe’s more interesting practices and an example of his sincerity was he never put your phone number into his cell’s contact listing. He had nothing to hide and never feared any calls…he took every single call I placed to him (as long as he wasn’t consulting with another client – which I appreciated). He couldn’t and wouldn’t dodge any call. Joe also has the deep respect and appreciation from local suppliers. When I walked into the plumbing supply company to select fixtures, or the tile company to select tile and said “Joe sent me” – I got treated like an insider because they all loved working with him. He got us the best possible deal with all of his suppliers and never tacked on any fees or profit – he’s not greedy and it comes through in every interaction. Now onto the workmanship: he is more critical and more discerning than I could ever be. If something was not perfectly aligned or not in the exact location – he would instruct his crew to do it over. One time I made an error in directing the placement of a shelf. After it was installed I wasn’t happy with it. Joe had his crew chip it out and redo it so I was completely satisfied. Near the end of the project he encouraged us to create a punch list and he was creating his own. His was much longer than mine and he made sure my satisfaction was the measure of all workmanship. The project was to take a 40 year old master bathroom and modernize it. That may sound easy, but my bathroom was 8′ x 6′. It was an amazing transformation. He made economical and visionary recommendations that delighted us. He and his crew were a pleasure to have in my home. They cleaned up every day and had the utmost respect for my time, my property and my family. On a scale of 1 – 10 Creative Remodeling gets a 15!
Cherry Hill NJ
It is a pleasure to write this review for Joe and his team (Jorge, Armando, Hector). Like other reviews posted here, we too feel fortunate to have found Joe based on suggestion of several local kitchen/bath suppliers. On our first call, we were somewhat concerned about communication due to Joe’s accent. Please keep moving forward as you won’t be sorry. Joe took the time to understand our needs and suggest things we didn’t even know we needed (wanted). So happy we did. Overall, we generally allowed Joe the creative flexibility to design our new master bathroom. As others have stated, Creative showed up consistently everyday, were very neat and organized, respectful, and friendly. In many ways they went above and beyond. Through Joe’s vision, dedication, local relationships, and craftsmanship our bathroom was completely transformed and everyone who sees (and hears it) says WOW. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Joe and the Creative remodeling team…….we actually miss them coming to the house everyday!
BILL & JENNIFER MCLAREN
I had the good fortune to find Creative Remodeling and Design through the business where I purchased stone to remodel my master bathroom. From the first time Joe Sananes (owner) visited he was full of terrific ideas to enhance my plans. After receiving the estimate and proposal, which was promptly and professionally completed, Joe’s team began the process of installing the 3000 pounds of travertine. During the process Joe oversaw the work that was done by his crews, which were professional and excellent workers. Anything that was not up to his standard of perfection was immediately corrected often before I could even notice. They were a pleasure to work with and were very accommodating. Much of the remodeling work I was doing and needed a flexible schedule. They worked great with other contractors and Joe introduced me to several of his recommended contractors that turned out to be excellent in both workmanship and price. Joe is truly the best possible combination of artist and skilled craftsman and is always willing to work through the details. My experience with them was very pleasant and the job turned out terrific, I would highly recommend Creative Remodeling and Design and I will certainly use them again in the future.
MOUNT LAUREL NJ
I recently needed to remodel a bathroom to make it handicapped accessible. I wanted it to be functional, but not institutional or sterile. With the help of Joe Sannanes of CREATIVE REMODELING, the project not only turned out wonderfully functional, but beautiful – our little Spa/oasis with accents of sea glass tiles on a blue/green background – about as far from sterile as you could get. There are specific requirements/measurements to allow someone in a wheelchair to maneuver in a shower, so there could be no lips or bumps. Joe enlarged the existing shower by stealing space from a linen closet & sloped the floor and used a linear drain. He installed a rain shower system with jets and a hand-held wand along with a linear drain to be certain the water would drain correctly. He did all this and was able to keep the soaking tub that I was hoping wouldn’t have to go. There are many more obstacles to overcome in designing a handicapped bath. The outcome is simply gorgeous….for anyone!
There are some contractors who are good; others who are better; and a few who are craftsmen. Joe is one of those few craftsmen who possesses artistic attention to detail & personal needs. The work was done in a timely fashion; he was there when he said and had a daily checklist that was completed. He returned after the job was finished to tweak a few minor details.
If you have a project and want it done “right”, I highly recommend this company. Do not hesitate to call CREATIVE REMODELING – you will not be disappointed
JEAN M HAYNES