Testimonials

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Select GuildQuality Reviews

Up front we spent a fair amount of time finalizing design decisions, which secured expectations on both sides, so that once the project started, we never had disagreements, and J&S was able to stay on schedule even when I was absent. They excel at communications, which I think is rare in the industry, and every employee was professional and a pro in their area of expertise. I always had confidence we would finish on time and on budget, and we did. And I love the finished product and know they will continue to stand behind their workmanship.

Sharon C.
Napa, CA

JS Design + Build did an amazing job on our condo renovation! Highly recommended!

Victor L.
Yountville, CA

I got my dream kitchen and more!

Leanne M.
Napa, CA

I am very satisfied.

Leanne M.
Napa, CA

My kitchen cabinets went thru four renditions and I never felt rushed by Judy. In the end, it is exactly what I had hoped for and then some!

Patty P.
Napa, CA

It has been a process - not done yet - but all avenues were explored and Judy was totally patient along the way. So far, so great!

Peterson P.
Napa, CA

JS Design did a fantastic job of remodeling and adding to our breakfast nook. The design as well as the suggestions for the furniture were outstanding. We wouldn't have thought to pick a style as JS Design did, but we're 100% happy that we received their insight and took out out of comfort level, because we love our new breakfast nook and how it will tie into the rest of the kitchen and living room.

Tim G.
Napa, CA

We love Judy!

Lee P.
St. Helena, CA

Select houzz Reviews

Judy completed a bathroom and bedroom remodel that included several ADA compliant items to assist us. Her design was both beautiful and functional. Her team was very professional, responsive and easy to work with. We are delighted with the results and highly recommend Judy and her team for design and construction.

Andrea Miller
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

Judy did a fantastic job of design, construction and management for two wine country properties that my wife and I own. We hired her again for a seven figure remodel near Sonoma that is ongoing. Judy is the best!

Victor Linck
Project Price: more than $100,000

Judy got me the kitchen I wanted, and her designs captured my style, things I would never have found on my own.
Her crew was very accommodating and I am very satisfied.

Leanne Martinsen
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

Beautifully done.Judy sees everything! Great attention to detail. Created the perfect kitchen for me, the guy who cooks. See the photo. We love Judy!

Lee Philipson
Project Price: more than $100,000

We hired JSDB to design our downstairs space, and they did a beautiful job of communicating with us and designing our dream space. We are pleased with how the design turned out and utilize the space frequently!

lindarow
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

JS Design designed a new kitchen for me that included the removal of an existing wall. They also installed new hardwood floors throughout my downstairs, painted my entire downstairs, and retextured my ceiling. JS Design worked very hard with me to stay within my budget and yet provide me with everything I wanted in my new kitchen and my entire downstairs upgrade. In working with JS Design + Build, I am, so far, the only person I know who has worked with a contracting company that did everything they said they were going to do, on budget, and on time (somewhat ahead of time, even). JS Design + Build are the only contracting I've ever worked with or even heard about that wasn't a total disaster to work with. They made the experience of a kitchen and downstairs remodel so pleasurable that I'm actually looking forward to having them tear up my main bathroom for a complete remodel.

In working with JS Design + Build the process started with a design meeting where Judy Schindler (the owner of the company) came to my house to speak with me extensively about what I wanted. She took measurements and then her team created a 3D mock up of what my new kitchen would look like, based on what I described as well as Judy's design suggestions. The extra money we paid for this initial design process, which wasn't that much in the grand scheme of everything I got done, was absolutely worth every penny. I am only going to have my dream kitchen built once, so the little bit of extra money and time put in getting these 3D mock ups made all the difference in the world. We could then totally visualize what the finished product would look like. This helped us make critical decisions up front, which ended up saving a lot of money in the end. Once the design work is finished, Judy's crew starts the job. Her crew showed up at the same time every day and worked M-F, all day, on my job. They didn't come and go, giving no explanation for when they'd ever be back, which has been my experience working with other contractors. Judy's crew finished ahead of the six week schedule outlined in the contract.

The way I worked with Judy is that I used both Houzz and Pinterst to flag looks that I liked. I shared my "dream kitchen" boards with her so that she got notified of all the colors I was picking, the countertop styles, cabinet styles, appliance styles, types of hardwood floors, etc. She would then bring samples to me that resembled the material and styles I picked. For someone like myself who has never been involved in a remodel, the process of working with Judy saved me months of research and trying to figure out where to go to get the materials I wanted.

I live in a condo complex, and the kitchen JS Design + Build did for me ended up becoming the talk of the complex. Neighbors I didn't even know I had would run in to me and ask me if at some point they come by and take a look at my new kitchen. I was so happy to show off my new kitchen to anyone who wanted to see it. Judy's crew finished the job about 6 months ago, but I'm still happy to show off my kitchen. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with this company.

lovebub
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

Judy from JS Design+Build is an extremely polite, respectful and professional designer. She provides accurate plans, creative ideas, and options for her clients. She is also eco friendly. She communicates with her clients to understand their budget as well as focus and needs for the project.

Judy worked on completely updating our living room, dining room, and hall ways. She offered paint selections, ceiling lighting, furniture, window coverings, and decorative accessories. She also reframed and matted family paintings for the walls. She is one stop shopping. She can do it all. Judy is generous with her time and comes to your home so you as the client can visualize her suggestions. She considers your entire house and individual rooms when making suggestions.

She has also designed two of our bathrooms, master bedroom, family room and two kitchens in our current home.

What makes Judy so special is that her profession is not just a job but her passion. Her years of experience, trustworthiness, positive attitude, and ability to work as a team are outstanding. She loves her work and is very personable. I highly recommend Judy in all aspects of design and building. She can be counted on to provide her clients with the best service possible.

scimrie

This is a very professional design build firm. My wife and I have recommended them to multiple home owners. We are working on a large update and remodel for 2016 and they have preformed work off and on over the last decade for us.

napanancy
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999

Select Yelp Reviews

I highly recommend Judy and her team. She did a tremendous job remodeling the bathrooms in our Napa County home.

She took us from a one full, one half bath to two fulls and one half bath - remodeling two bathrooms and adding a half. Throughout the process Judy was an incredible communicator.

We first met at the house where we talked through our goals, style and potential design ideas. She provided quotes and - once agreed on a scope - managed much of the process digitally, making the process very seamless for us. Judy took in our Pinterest design ideas and used them to help in her designs.

When we first had concerns with code compliance, Judy took the time to visit the County, getting written assurance that the plans would pass code.

I trusted Judy so much that over the three month process we relied solely on her pictures and email updates to keep apprised throughout the process.

While there were some hiccups along the way - everything from a former builder using OJ boxes for ducting to surprise rot - Judy kept up the proactive communication and helped us along the way.

The end result is incredible, and Judy's attention to detail shines through. Everything from perfectly aligned subway tile to little things like motion sensitive lights help to make our bathrooms a space to admire.

I will definitely use Judy and team for our next remodel.

Mark F.
San Francisco, CA

Judy has remodeled two properties for us in Yountville and is presently working on a seven figure remodel for us near Sonoma. She is highly professional, meticulous, and organized while still being creative. In all, this has been my best experience with a designer.

Victor L.
Sugar Land, TX

I can't recommend Judy and her team enough. Our project was a second home, with a restricted budget. She has been fun to work with, with a positive, problem-solving attitude, lots of great ideas, and comfort with our choices when they differed from her suggestions. She listened carefully, and really used our tastes in the design. Of her many great qualities, I'd say that her design eye, problem-shoving ability, and the superb craftsmen she employs are high points-as well as being great fun to work with.

She and her team were organized, on-time and on-budget. The construction and finish work are exquisite. Her and her team's finest moment occurred at the outset, though, when a water main was discovered in a location completely different than was indicated in the blueprints. I despaired, it looked like the linchpin of the remodel was impossible, but she just said "don't worry, we'll figure this out", and called me back within an hour with the solution. She appreciates her team, too-very important.

Every time I walk into our gorgeous home, I thank Judy. You should see what she did for us!

Mary H.
Napa, CA

Judy and her team of people are very professional and organized. I would recommend them to anyone that is considering design services and remodeling.

Amy H.
Napa, CA

Judy and her team remodeled the bonus room in our home and did a fabulous job. They are a pleasure to work with, and are detail-oriented. We are extremely pleased with the results, and it has changed the way we live in our home. We would like to hire her company again to redesign a different part of our home!

Linda R.
Linda R. Napa, CA

Judy and her team are amazing! They remodeled the master bathroom of our home in Napa last May (2012), and did an excellent job. They did both the design plus the construction, and we are very pleased with the results. They worked within our budget as best they could, and were responsive to our requests throughout the process. They are fair and professional in every aspect of their business. Highly recommended!

Kristen H.
Napa, CA

Judy is one of the most brilliant persons I have ever worked. I had her work on my house in Napa and then on my apartment in San Francisco. She did a great job with my kitchen and did the job at a price I was very comfortable with... Very attentive and makes sure the job is done right!

Jeff D.
Napa, CA