Home Remodeling Testimonials in NJ

No one can believe that this renovation of a cape to a colonial with a walk-up attic was completed in 7 weeks! We cannot say enough to praise this company and the workmen they employ. Conscientious and professional throughout the project. Even neighbors stopped us repeatedly to comment on the efficiency and work ethic of the construction crew. Planning and oversight of the project was a top priority of the general contractor. Personal guidance and advice were also welcomed features which contributed to a timely completion. For future projects, Trade Mark is at the top of our list!!!

B & G Gilmartin | Home Addition | Midland Park, NJ


Trade Mark Interiors renovated our kitchen and bathrooms and we couldn’t be happier.
Not only did I need to find a reputable contractor to completely renovate our kitchen, but also someone who was able to identify and fix all of the deficiencies left by our previous contractor. After an agonizing 3-year ordeal with our previous Englewood Cliffs-based designer/contract, we were left with leaking showers, loose tiles, and a non-working radiant floor heating system. 
I met with at least 4 different contractors, checked references, portfolios, and assessed the design ability of each. Ultimately, I selected Trade Mark Interiors based in Hawthorne, NJ. Owners Paul and Dan and their team were first tasked with fixing our bathrooms. What started out as replacing loose tiles quickly turned into the discovery of mold from incorrectly installed showers. The scope of work transitioned into an entire gut-job with remediation. Although this took more time than we initially thought, had it not been for their thorough exploratory work, we would never have known that mold was infiltrating both bathrooms. The bathrooms turned out great with a noticeable difference in workmanship.
The larger, more exciting project was our Kitchen Remodel and Home Bar! Paul met with our designer and offered a variety of materials and styles from which to choose. We wanted something unique and modern, rather than traditional and boring, and Trade Mark exceeded our expectations. The sourcing of such unique materials as wood from a recently dismantled barn in the midwest, to a modern zinc encased resin countertop, really gave Trade Mark an edge over other run-of-the-mill kitchen contractors. 
Their workmanship and attention to detail was remarkable and it was refreshing to have the same workers in our home day after day (our previous contractor subbed everything out to countless different companies). Throughout the project, Paul and his team were in constant communication through their project management application. This ensured that all concerns and requests were met, right down to the last detail.
The photos of our kitchen and bar speak for themselves, but needless to say, we are extremely happy with the finished products. There are so many contractors in Northern Jersey who cut corners to make a quick buck. We found ourselves in that mess with our first contractor. Fortunately, Trade Mark has proven to be reasonable, honest, and very talented. Based on our experience, I strongly recommend consulting with Paul for your Kitchen renovation!

Brian Cole | Kitchen & Bath Remodel | Oakland, NJ 


We worked with Trade Mark to build a brand new Master Bathroom and absolutely loved the result. Paul made everything really easy for us from the beginning and came up with the optimal design of exactly where to place it within our bedroom and how to arrange it inside. Since this was a brand new room we were creating our we had a “dream bathroom” in mind and it turned out even better than we imagined. 
Their workers are fantastic, the same people throughout the entirety of the job so we always felt comfortable with them in our home. Their work is top quality and I really appreciated how impeccably clean they always left the worksite. 
Trade Mark really leads with service – anytime I wanted to change or modify something they were always accommodating and they truly expect perfection in their projects and settle for nothing less. After being so pleased with our bathroom we have already hired them again for another project in our home which to no surprise is coming along brilliantly. I highly recommend.

A Vernick | Master Bath Addition | New Milford, NJ


Kept to the timetable plus two great company employed skilled craftsmen who were at our home handling demo through completion. Paul’s attention to detail was essential and partner Dan’s workmanship in installing cabinets and all other elements in the space was also excellent. Turnkey operation was a key for us in their dealing with tradesmen plus attendance to select appliances to flooring, tiles, etc.

J Campbell | Kitchen & Bath Remodel | Hillsdale, NJ


I totally redid my kitchen with Trade Mark Design & Build and am thrilled with the results. Since I really needed a lot of guidance figuring out what I wanted, I appreciated that Trade Mark patiently worked with me to refine the designs over and over again until I was satisfied we got everything just right. They really thought about every last detail and guided me through not only the overall layout and cabinetry but also the selecting of everything from appliances to countertops, from tiles to lighting to wall paint color. I liked that they don’t hire random day workers – they have only regular long-term workers so I felt totally comfortable leaving them alone in my house at all times. They were great about cleaning up really well every day throughout the job. I would definitely use them again!

P.E. Lang | Kitchen Remodel | West Orange, NJ


Trade Mark was a wonderful company to work with as we embarked in one of the most important home remodeling jobs. Paul was great in meeting with us a number of times, both at his office and our home, to help us with remodeling our kitchen. Paul and his staff acted professionally at all times and listened to our concerns throughout the process. He gave us suggestions from the start which included types of cabinets that would match our existing home, to the very end with paint choice. The attention to detail in advance of the construction, the active dialog during the construction phase and their ability to complete the project on time all contributed to a very good experience. The end result ………..we could not be any happier with how our new kitchen looks!

Martha | Kitchen Cabinets | Waldwick, NJ


We worked with Trade Mark to design our new kitchen, a master closet, three bathroom vanities and a laundry room countertop and cabinet. Paul noted my “wants” list and created beautiful cabinets and vanities for us. We’ve enjoyed compliments from our friends and relatives. We chose Schrock products and have been happy with them thus far. Thank you to Dan as well for ensuring our questions were answered and our punch list was attended to. The installation was expertly done and the installer adjusted the height of our microwave when we felt it was fractionally too low. Thank you to Trade Mark, we’re proud of our beautiful renovation!

T Lesser | Kitchen Cabinets | Ridgewood, NJ


We selected Trade Mark Design & Build to do a complete bathroom renovation from floor to ceiling. They were very professional and knowledgeable. The quality of their work was outstanding. We agreed upon the price for the project and weren’t hit with any surprises at the end. They also finished the job within the timeframe originally given to us. I would highly recommend them and would consider them for any future projects we may do.

F Mondelli | Bathroom Remodel | Fair Lawn, NJ


Professional design team and work crews that helped us to make our kitchen renovation painless. They worked within our budget to create the most aesthetically appealing and functional area.

Mark Van Lenten | Kitchen Remodel | Midland Park, NJ


We chose Trade Mark to remodel our kitchen and couldn’t be happier. The entire team was exceptional from the quality of their work to their responsiveness; if they said they were going to be there, they were. 

Trade Mark has also carefully chosen with whom they partner – architect, Jordan Rosenberg and Kaprelian Carpet and Flooring where we bought our beautiful hand-scraped wood flooring, to name two. The plumbers and electricians they chose to work with were all very professional and polite. One other thing I truly appreciated is that everyone cleaned up after their work was completed! Now that’s service!

Rich J | Kitchen Remodel | Mahwah, NJ


Trade Mark was a pleasure to work with from the start. They are professional and responsive. It took me several months to find a contractor because most of them were unprofessional and did not respond when they said they would. Trade Mark helped ease the process with my busy schedule. 

From the onset, Paul was great. My husband and I are first time home owners and needed a total bathroom makeover. We wanted to demo a large bathroom and build 2 bathrooms and a walk-in closet. I had a vision and Paul helped make that happen. I showed him a few pictures, described my style, and he got me right away…he just knew what I wanted. He was honest from the start and helped us stay within budget. We only went outside our budget slightly because I insisted on some features. 

Dan took care of the every day work at the house. He was on-site and actively participated in everything that was going on. He was very good with keeping me up to date and following up to make sure everything was going according to what I wanted. My house was built in the 1920s and he had extensive knowledge about the type of style that would match the house for that time period. I wanted to incorporate some modern features, but definitely keep the older charm of the house. He always offered his honest opinion and never steered me in the wrong direction. 

Paul and Dan made this whole first time remodel process so easy. I even retained them to do other smaller projects throughout the house after they were done with the bathroom remodels. I will definitely be using them for future home projects.

Stephanie | Multiple Bath Remodels | Hillsdale, NJ


They did an excellent job on our kitchen pantry. The work was done quickly and looks great. I love the roll out baskets in different sizes. The staff was professional, prepared, efficient, and stayed within the agreed upon budget.

Laura DeSantis | Custom Closets | Wyckoff, NJ


TradeMark built a substantial addition for us–three floors. An excavation for the foundation expanded our basement and created a music-practice room; the first-floor addition formed a large den for my husband, a new powder room, and a utility room; and the second-floor addition added a sitting room and master bath to an existing bedroom. They also completely redid the existing second-floor bath.
The project was challenging because we lived in our house the whole time the work was being done. They very cleverly managed the bathroom renovation and new construction so we always had a functioning bathroom on the second floor.
We were very pleased with the work and would definitely use TradeMark again. Paul and Dan are very pleasant and professional to deal with, and the various carpenters and subcontractors were also pleasant and professional, as well as being considerate of our schedules and space. The company is really focused on perfection and made sure that every last detail met their standards as well as ours.
They did a great job making the new construction, moldings etc., match the style of our 1908 house.
Please note concerning the project date below–this was a substantial project and took over a year. The date I indicated is approximately when it started.

P Ehrhart | Home Addition & Kitchen Remodel | Leonia, NJ


I have had the pleasure of working with Trade mark Design and Build for many years on numerous beautiful projects throughout northern New Jersey. In my experience, their work has been meticulous, well thought out and original. I enjoy referring my clients to Trade mark because i know they will be in great hands, and that they will provide the same level of professionalism, care and attention that i give to all my clients. It is with great pride and confidence that i wholeheartedly recommend Trade Mark as Bergen County’s premier kitchen suppliers/designers and home-addition contractors. As an architect specializing in designing high-end additions and new houses for 20 years, i have worked with my fair share of contractors and kitchen supplier/designers, However, Trade Mark has been the most well rounded company and attentive company that ive worked with. This spring i will be renovating my own kitchen, and i intend on using them.

Jordan Rosenberg Architect | Home Addition & Kitchen Remodel | Ridgewood NJ


I have been working with Paul at Trade Mark for the past several months on the design and build of my new kitchen and bath. The process has been truly wonderful.

We all know construction can be stressful and difficult, but the team at Trade Mark have made it so easy. They are incredibly knowledgable and every detail has been covered. They walk me through every step of the process and have partnered with me to help design the kitchen of my dreams. The quality of their materials, workmanship and professionalism is second to none. And they truly go the extra mile – Paul has taken me shopping for all the tile, granite, and even appliances – lending me his expertise to make difficult decisions.

I highly recommend Trade Mark Design and would be thrilled to work with them on any other home project I take on in the future.

Dsharken | Kitchen Cabinets | Glen Rock NJ


If every firm was as professional as Trade Mark, people would be remodeling their home all the time (except for the money of course). From great design sense and craftsmanship, to planning and follow-thru, the team at Trade Mark really delivered on this floor-to-ceiling apartment renovation.

R.N. | Kitchen & Bath Remodel | Verona NJ


We used Trade Mark for a major renovation of our house that involved bumping out our kitchen, adding a family room, adding a master bath, and while we were at it, expanding the basement. We chose Trade Mark on the advice of a friend who was very happy with their work. We also wanted a company that provided everything all in one place, from architectural drawings, help with permits, and framers to electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. They were meticulous about every detail and extremely patient with every question or suggested change we had. We also hugely appreciated having a dependable, experienced construction manager on site and/or in constant contact by phone, email, and text.

Feebo | Kitchen Addition & Master Bath Remodel | Ridgewood NJ


Trade Mark was hired to update a custom house built in 2000. The remodel included a new kitchen from floor to ceiling, a new master bedroom bath with door-less shower, new marble floor in the foyer, new hardwood floors, and four additional updated baths, including two with door-less showers.
Trade Mark delivered great designs and always listened to the client’s wishes and decisions throughout the project. Paul selected excellent vendors and accompanied the client to assist in selection of materials and appliances.
We are very happy with the finished product. The foyer is bright and welcoming, the dream kitchen has beautiful floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, perfectly coordinated countertops, oak floors, professional appliances, and gorgeous lighting. The master bath is spacious and luxurious.

HLMinigh | Kitchen & Bath Remodel | Kinnelon NJ 


I began working with Trademark over 10 years ago. I had an incredibly difficult project in mind, and they were able to create an innovative and extremely functional solution for me. As the many projects and renovations to my home continued, Trademark has always provided me with beautiful and useful results. They have transformed some unusual spaces in my home to comfortable and practical living areas. Even when I have a very obscure vision for a space, Trademark has always been able to work with me to get the rooms I wished for. I will continue to use Trademark for all future projects.

PSM |Kitchen Addition | Mahwah NJ


What can one say about the team at TRADEMARK. For starters, a big THANK YOU!

If there was ever a kitchen, bathroom, family room, and front foyer that needed such a drastic saving, my wife and I had that house!

It was fall 2008, and we moved into our home, and like most new home purchasers with kids in tow, you pray that the house holds up over the next few years as you formulate a plan for a remodel. Our home was built in the late 1960’s / early 1970’s and it had the original kitchen and bath! As the years went on, appliances failed, plumbing leaks were more prevalent, and electrical issues began to surface.

In the spring of 2014 we began our search for interior design / home remodel professionals. We interviewed a few, they were clowns and we were not impressed! One afternoon searching on HOUZZ.com website we came across TRADEMARK. We reviewed “before” and “after” pictures on some of their most recent work. My wife and I came together with one consensus thought, which rarely happens by the way, we liked what we saw, and we could envision our home like those pictures.

In walks Paul “The Designer”. Well, this professional knows his craft. And it starts with getting to know the “people” first before knowing the home. Anyone walking into our home can easily see that a remodel was needed. But what Paul brought to the table was much more. My wife and I were on slightly different pages as to what each of us wanted, some might say we needed Paul to be a referee!

Compromise does not describe what transpired next, the term BLENDED best does. Paul presented us with 3 different variations of what our home could be, one design favored elements that my wife was looking for, one favored what I was looking for, and the third BLENDED both designs. With exasperated smiles on our faces we went with the BLENDED design, why, because Paul capture what others could not, which was our personality. He listened to me and my wife, he knew that our home needed to reflect who we are.

Get to know the DYNAMIC DUO of Dan “The Project Manager” and Steve “The On-site Manager”. The game plan was laid out, each stage of the project, time frames, deliveries, etc. These two gentlemen were on top each and every day of the operation. My wife and I were very impressed with the systematic dismantling of our existing kitchen and bath, not like what you see on HGTV by the way. As the project moved along, we were in awe of the skilled craftsmanship and artistry of Steve. You can see that he has the passion and enjoys coming to job site each and every day.

One thing we would like to mention about TRADEMARK is community spirit and support. The vendors and suppliers that were used during our project were all locally sourced here in Bergen & Passaic counties which have a long relationship with TRADEMARK and truly exemplify customer service!

It has been several month since the project has been completed and we are enjoying our home for its newly acquired aesthetics and functionality. Once again a big THANK YOU to Paul, Dan, and Steve and the rest of the TRADEMARK family.

Tim & Phyllis  | Kitchen Remodel | Paramus NJ 


Recently finished a kitchen remodel with Paul and Dan of Trade Mark. Paul listened to all my wishes and incorporated them into the design within my budget. His expertise in design is evident in the beauty and function of our new kitchen. Paul promises and Dan delivers! Dan managed to give us everything we wanted within a very tight timeline. He hit the ground running, as soon as the permits were approved. I was impressed with all the “moving parts” from electric, plumbing, dry wall, carpentry, floor installation and stain, carpentry-he juggled them all. They, and their employees and subs, were always professional, respectful, and polite. Trade Mark gave us the kitchen of my dreams within my budget and timeline.

Lynda L | Kitchen Remodel | Ramsey NJ


I write this letter in recommendation of Trademark Design and Build as a general contractor. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. DeFeis and his team on the renovation of our home in 2011. This included:

Kitchen renovation, Screened in porch renovated to a full season room with full insulation, bookshelves and heating/cooling, Front porch addition, Fireplace renovation, Full basement renovation which included radiant floors, a full bathroom and new laundry room, New roof, Crown molding throughout, Installation of an audio system throughout the first floor.

During the course of the renovation, Mr. DeFeis was a consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project. Although we added a number of items to our initial renovation project, he managed our additions and requests with ease. He was on-site daily to make sure specific tasks were completed. He chose and managed the sub-contractors well.

In addition to the above, Mr. DeFeis and his team went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied. We spent a week in Florida while our floors were being re-done, and when we returned we found our entire house had been cleaned, kids beds were made, fresh flowers were arranged, and 2 hot pizzas were waiting for us, including a gluten-free pizza for my daughter with food allergies. Up until that time we were unaware of any place that offered gluten-free pizza, so the fact that she was able to enjoy pizza for the first time was truly special!

The Trademark team surpassed our expectations in every capacity. Our job was done with care and precision and I recommend Trademark highly and without reservation.

Amy D | Kitchen & Bath Remodel | Ridgewood NJ


Paul and Dan from Trade Mark Design & Build are amazing! From our first meeting to the finish of our remodeled kitchen, we were impressed with their professionalism and creativity. Paul designed a kitchen that is not only intelligent in its functionality but breathtakingly beautiful as well. He guided us every step of the way and nothing (whether it be the placement of the oven to the final hue of the wall paint) was too menial for his attention. He is an artist with a genius for design and color. He also has the patience of a saint!!!

Dan guided us every step of the way during the demolition and construction keeping us abreast of any necessary changes. He is a true craftsman – so obvious in the extraordinary detail he gives to implementing Paul’s design. His artistry is especially evident in the unbelievable beauty of the crown moulding and columns he builds. Our kitchen blossomed under his gifted hands!

We absolutely love our new kitchen! My favorite part of every day is coming into the kitchen for the first time in the morning. I am still awestruck by its beauty and the stunning talent of Trademark Design.

Annette T | Kitchen Remodel | Oakland NJ


I can’t praise Paul and his crew highly enough. He is a total professional, patient, knowledge, on time and a man of his word. I would recommend him to anyone for any job! He added an addition for me, plus a front entrance way, new siding, etc., etc., and everything was great!

Thanks again.

Barbara Wintner |Home Addition | Washington TWP NJ


Dear Paul, Dan, Melania and Staff,

I would like to thank Trade Mark for the beautiful 2nd floor addition and renovation work of our 1st floor. Your craftsmanship and attention to detail were greatly appreciated. You guys do great work and the job was completed ahead of schedule. We would highly recommend you.

L & A.Figueroa | Home Addition |Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Trade Mark Design & Build did a complete kitchen remodel for us in 2011. They not only planned a great open-concept design (and actually swapped out our diningroom and old kitchen to make it work). While we had visions of grandeur, Paul and Dan helped us to select products within our budget and we were thrilled with the outcome. Our outdated tiny 1970’s kitchen is now a beatiful, spacious combination of contemporary stainless and granite but also rich, warm real wood cabinets and new hardwood floors. From demo to trim/installation, the workers were polite, competent and punctual and the complete job was done by the projected deadline. Even a year later, when we had questions about our granite, Paul and Dan BOTH came out THAT DAY to help. Probably the best part of working with Trade Mark was our trust in them. They were down to earth, nice guys, who did what they said they would do to complete our job the way we wanted. We were very pleased that we selected Trade Mark Design & Build.

Sandy P | Kitchen Remodel | Midland Park NJ


“Yesterday Paul took me to a past clients house that was a master bathroom renovation in Mahwah. In complete confidence I can truly say it was the most remarkable master bathroom I’d ever seen, with the nicest finishes I have ever seen, and I am told all selected or recommended by Paul . Not to mention the most extraordinary craftsmanship I have ever seen. I feel like I’ve been enlightened and I finally understand the depths of his genius.”

-J.R. Architect | Home Addition | Ridgewood NJ 07451


“I can honestly say that so far Trade Mark has been more than I could have hoped for. In every aspect you are professional and knowledgeable, and from only 4 days on the job, I can see you and your contractors know what they are doing.”

-M.G. | Home Addition | Ridgewood NJ 07451


Dear Paul, Dan, Carol & crew:

“We would like to thank you so much for the beautiful kitchen remodel! From design through completion you all showed the highest level of customer service and craftsmanship. Our faith that there are good contractors has been restored again. We not only got a beautiful kitchen, it was done right giving us peace of mind for many years to come. Your attention to detail was above and beyond the normal contractors; you are truly in a league of your own.

“I cannot express to you both, and all of the Trademark Interior team, how elated both my wife and I are with the kitchen and bath remodel you completed.”
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– A.F. | Kitchen Remodel | Montvale, NJ 07645


“We have been using our kitchen for a few weeks now and it is a dream to work in. Everything was designed just right; there is not one thing we wish we would have changed. After waiting for years to do this remodel, you have brought our dreams to live! Please feel free to use us as a referral and now that we are recommending you to everyone we talk to.

“Words are not enough to thank you all!

“Best wishes for a long and prosperous future together,”

-The Heller Family | Kitchen Remodel | Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
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“Your professionalism, workmanship and care were way above our expectations.”

The Brandmans | Kitchen Remodel | Wayne NJ 07470


“At Trade Mark’s professional yet relaxed atmosphere we were able to accomplish our dream kitchen. Paul & Dan are detail oriented and were in tune to our style of decorating. The kitchen is beautiful and functional. We love it.”

L. S. | Kitchen Remodel | Mahwah, NJ 07495


“I would like to thank Trade Mark for completing the downstairs bathroom cosmetic repairs in record time to accommodate the beginning of school. To celebrate, Monday September 10th TradeMark is providing a treat to each child upon dismissal. This project was a collaborative effort between the PTG and YWDS. Thank you all for a job well done.”

– Kimberly Watkins (Director of The Young World Day School) Mahwah, NJ 07495


“Dear Paul, We just wanted you to know how much we love our built in cabinets. The time you took to design the cabinetry, from hiding the air conditioner to coordinating the color to picking the perfect hardware, is very much appreciated. The cabinets look fabulous and your care and attention to detail shows through. It was a pleasure working with a master craftsman! Hopefully we will have an opportunity to work together again. All thanks!”

– Bob and Marie H. | Custom Cabinets | Glen Rock NJ 07452


“Paul and Dan, The new law in New Jersey should state: Every home in New Jersey should proudly display at least one piece by Trade Mark. The emphasis-on proudly! Thank you for your gracious patience!”

– Aliona Rudzinskiene | Bathroom Remodel | Fair Lawn NJ 07410


“Hi Paul, Thank you for the level of service you continue to give us. The fact that you acknowledged that our understanding was unclear, and are willing to make allowances for that, is a sign of excellent customer service – something we hold in high regard. Your commitment to your customer’s satisfaction is one of the reasons we have recommended you to everyone we can. We wish you and Dan continued success in your business. Thank you, again.”

– Erin and Anthony Marzella | Kitchen Remodel | Wayne NJ 07470


“It is such a pleasure to write a note about my wonderful experience with TrademarkDesign & Build. They met with me on numerous occasions addressing all of my concerns. They reviewed my folder of magazine clippings and were able to incorporate them into a functional design. I would like to also thank them for refining the design several times in order to meet my needs. Their professional perspective encompasses beauty as well as function.”

– Nina H | Kitchen Cabinets | Hawthorne NJ 07506


“Dear Paul, Melania and Dan

Thank You for making my room possible. Yea!!!”
M Hughes | Kitchen Remodel | Glen Rock NJ 07452


“Paul was extremely prompt in calling me back. He came over when he said he would and followed up when he said he would. He went above and beyond to help me with a minor cabinet repair. While our kitchen is old and I know it needs to be remodeled, Paul will be one of the first people I call. Re-doing a kitchen can be stressful and I would think that if his service for a minor repair was this thorough, he would be an excellent contractor to work with for a larger project.”

Colleen M | Kitchen Remodel | River Edge NJ 07661


“Thank You. You were wonderful people with whom to work. I love my new bathroom.”

Joan F | Bathroom Remodel | Glen Rock, NJ 07452

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