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Home Renovation Without Aggravation

Houston's award-winning custom home building and renovation company, Craftsmanship by John shares their secret to longevity and good client relationships.

Article by Memorial Lifestyle Staff

Photography by Photos Courtesy of CBJ, Inc.

Originally published in Memorial Lifestyle

Collectively, over the past two years, we have spent more time in our homes than ever before. Updates, renovations, or a complete overhaul of our homes have become the norm, especially with inspiration from channels like HGTV. Unlike the magic of television, where everything is beautifully transformed in 30 minutes or less, renovating a home can be a stressful and costly undertaking. 

In the non-reality TV world, instead of a well-coiffed personality, the real hero of any home renovation is a general contractor like Craftsmanship by John, Inc (CBJ). In business for 30 years, CBJ is a multiple award-winning design-build company that provides home remodeling services in Houston. Their services include house remodeling, home additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and outdoor living projects.

“We specialize in remodeling; it is about 95% of what we do,” says second-generation owner, Jackson Gillette. “What sets us apart from other companies is that we have several full-time employees and sub-contracting crews that we have worked with for years. We are a family-owned business, and we manage our projects from start to finish. My dad built this business on doing the right thing for the customer, and we continue to keep that mindset as our priority today.”

In addition to custom building and renovation, CBJ offers clients an on-site cabinetry shop to design, build, and finish cabinetry for their clients. The cabinetry shop gives them the ability to create the exact look and feel of what their clients want, and they can precisely match existing trim work for seamless extensions of the current spaces.

Although making a home look beautiful is part of the fun, Gillette stresses that home maintenance is just as essential as aesthetics. When meeting with homeowners about any project, CBJ makes them aware of necessary projects like exterior paint, rotting wood around doors and windows, and the quality of the existing plumbing system - “it isn’t the fun stuff, but it is necessary for every home.” craftsmanshipbyjohn.com

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