We initially met with 3 contractors to get bids on finishing our basement off in a new house we were purchasing. We selected RJZ because they provided the best price and allowed us the flexibility to use our painters and carpet company to do the work. Ryan was very helpful with providing ideas on finishing the basement area and how to best use the space (approximately 2k square feet). He even allowed some last minute changes to the plan by relocating the existing full bath without drastically affecting the final price. Very pleased with the quality of the work and finished product.
Ryan and his team were superb. Before selecting RJZ, we talked with a couple of other builders and Ryan stood out far above the others. He was personally engaged throughout the process and was able to successfully manage the entire project from initial conception through final completion.
We interviewed 5 contractors and choose RJZ based on previous ratings in Angie's List and an interview with the owner Ryan Zaluski. We were extremely impressed by Ryan, he is a straight forward and knowledgeable guy. He Helped us design the project and furnished a complete quote for the work to be done. While his price was not the lowest estimate it was within the range of estimates we received from the four other contractors. The work went exceptionally smoothly throughout the entire project. The only delay was caused by us in order to update and relocate the main house drain. The work was performed by Ryan's crew and his choice of sub-contractors. All the workers spoke English and were very compliant to our wishes. We were able to choose all the components, fixtures, faucets, carpet and trim for the project. While construction was on-going the work site was kept very clean and we were not really inconvenienced in any way. We have lived in our residence since 1987 and during that period we had four major reconstruction/remodeling projects done, the work done by RJZ being the fourth. I have to say of those projects this one was far and away the best experience of all. I highly recommend RJZ and will definitely use them again.
We purchased our home because we fell in love with the location. The house is a 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom colonial with plenty of room for our kids and grandkids to visit. When we came to see the house we had a vision of a beautiful open floor plan, with a dream kitchen surrounded by a dining area, a family room and a living room, all flowing together. A true entertaining space, with a completely private backyard, that feels like a park. There was only one problem, while the location and the yard were perfect, the inside of the house was far from it. The house smelled of cat feces and the layout was a long way from our vision. We turned to a local contractor to make our dream come true, but were discouraged when the contractor told us that we needed to double our budget to get what we wanted. A local shop owner recommended we give RJZ a call. He said Ryan is a really good guy who does great work. We called Ryan. From the moment we met Ryan we felt comfortable, he convinced us that we could get what we wanted in our budget and he would be able to turn our nightmare of a foreclosure into our dream home. That was 1 year ago, today we are so very thrilled to live in our dream home - Ryan and his crew delivered more than we expected! In 3 short months, we were able to move in. We removed walls, got all new plumbing, electric and HVAC, new floors, a beautiful new kitchen, 3 beautiful new bathrooms, all new paint and even a custom staircase. The quality of the work is amazing - the crew is so talented and hard working. Ryan is running a winning business. He is wonderful to work with. He is busy, but we always felt like his first priority - he was there when we needed him and he is on top of his projects. Now one year later we called Ryan back to build our garage. We can't wait for Spring when our vision is complete, thanks to RJZ! We couldn't speak more highly of Ryan's work ethic, his commitment to do things right and his great crew! Give RJZ a call, you will not be disappointed!
Redid a lot of work in bathroom including tiling and installation, new shower, painting of walls, building closet area for new washer and dryer. Ryan (company owner) first did estimate and sent tile guys to do demolition. Left with him to pick out new tile and granite countertops. Mike came and did all finishing. Everyone was terrific.
Ryan, the owner and Carrie, his admin assistant and Steve, his lead worker were all very helpful, informative & always fixed any problems in a timely way.
This was a bathroom remake. New floors, counters, shower and laundry closet. Ryan the owner oversaw the whole project and kept on top of what was going on and maintained good communication throughout. I would recommend them. They cleaned up after themselves every day. When I had issues with some of the paint job, they came back and fixed it, no questions asked. They were also very reasonable in price. In fact they wanted about the same amount to do the whole job that Ideal Tile estimated for the shower alone. I have been through many different contractors, having ultimately remodeled my entire house. These guys have been the best I have run into so far. Remodeling will always be an inconvenient process, but they made it as painless as possible.
The entire project went very well. Ryan was responsive to all of our questions and the subcontractors he used to do various work did a wonderful job. We are very pleased with the final project. Ryan kept us informed throughout the entire project and we always knew when contractors would be arriving and what they would be doing that day.
Very Professional and reliable. Completed quickly and well. Finished product was great.
We contracted with RLZ after we had seen our neighbors work. Ryan's estimate was complete on budget, began and finished as prompted. His craftsmen and sub- contractors were professional, and detailed in every phase of the renovation effect.
I initially hired Ryan and his team to remodel my kitchen. He managed all of it from helping me come up with a design that will help my resell value but not break the bank. He set up meetings for me with his vendors to pick my granite, tile, and cabinets and even worked it into his schedule to be at my place to pick up my appliances when they were delivered. II actually just needed some more work done to repair a ceiling in my place and Ryan was able to quote me a price and have someone come in and do the repair in less than a week.
I was new to remodeling and he patiently answered my million questions to ensure I was comfortable with what was being done. He also never pushed me to spend more than I should which was a nice change from other contractors I met with. In the end, his price was fair if not below other contractors that bid on the job. That said, Ryan was also the one I felt most comfortable with managing the job, especially with me not home to be there every day. Ryan's work is excellent and all of his workers and subcontractors where amazingly professional and clean - it was a long job and a lot of construction in my one bedroom condo but I came home each night and the construction was as contained as possible. When there was a delay in the cabinets, Ryan personally came over to hook up my appliances so that I could at least use them for dinner while we were waiting. Ryan pays attention to detail and met me at my place after the job was done to inspect the work himself. He caught things I did not, little things like some paint on the back of the refrigerator, and had his guys in the next day cleaning it up. I could not be happier with my new kitchen and tell everyone that will listen how great RJZ Home Improvement is. I cannot wait to use them again when I do my bathroom in the spring.
Ryan and his team did a fantastic job! We looked at seven contractors before selecting RJZ. He had the most detailed quote and had great ideas for how to add some great features to our basement. He was very competitively priced and I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job. We are thrilled with the work he and his team did. They were very prompt, thorough and detail oriented. Some of the great details are adding oak stairs to the basement and staining them perfectly to match our existing floors. This was an upgrade from what we had agreed to and Ryan didn't charge any extra. When we laid out the bathroom we ran into some space constraints that Ryan very cleverly worked around and upgraded our shower door to make sure that everything worked nicely, even though I know it cost him more. Ryan worked so well with us and really took extra care to make sure that our basement remodel was as good as it could be. He didn't nickel and dime us on things and when we added something extra was very fair in how he priced it. I highly recommend RJZ. They have made our basement the most used living space in our house.
Ryan, the owner, quickly came out to give an estimate which was very reasonable but still higher than my budget allowed so he worked with me to come up with solutions and possibilities to make what I needed happen! I really felt like he understood working within a budget and making the best use of every dollar spent. He was thoughtful and creative but still careful and meticulous. He did some of the work himself to keep the costs down and the guys he sent over to do other work were totally competent, polite, and overall a pleasure to work with. I've done several renovations over the years of living in my house and this was the smoothest.