Kitchen Remodeling Testimonials

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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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. 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."

- A.F. 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 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
p.s. You will hear from us again


"Your professionalism, workmanship and care were way above our expectations."

-The Brandmans 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. 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. Glen Rock NJ 07452M


"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 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, 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, Hawthorne NJ 07506


"Dear Paul, Melania and Dan

Thank You for making my room possible. Yea!!!"
- M Hughes 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 River Edge NJ 07661


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

- Joan F Glen Rock, NJ 07452