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Testimonials 2018-03-09T13:01:36+00:00

Frank and his crew did a great job on our kitchen.  It looks absolutely beautiful, and they worked fast but with very high quality and attention to detail.  We then had them re-build our deck which again was done fast and high quality – we love our new kitchen and deck!

Denville, NJ

Lisa Harris

Frank and his team did a fantastic job on our full kitchen and powder room reno. They demo’d the old kitchen and disposed of everything in one day, while not making a mess in the process. Tiled and leveled the floor (which was no easy task since the house is old and not entirely level). Installed new cabinets & countertops, and handled my custom requests when asked. Replaced some drywall & insulation, new window, installed new lighting, and patched everything seamlessly. When one of the cabinet latches broke 6 months later he came by and replaced them at no cost.

Verona, NJ 07044

Al Pascale

Frank was super responsive and was very organized. His team was excellent, very punctual and
took pride in their craftsmanship.

Nutley, NJ 07110

Erin Ryan

Excellent deck looks great. Did job on time for a great price.

Wharton, NJ 07885

Adriana Russell

Excellent, great job came on time did all the work on schedule. Everything looks great

Adriana Russell

Our project was split into three phases due to cash flow requirements. I am an Architect and the designer and wanted all assurances that the builder could carry out my vision. Frank (owner) was very hands on during our design phase offering suggestions and visiting showrooms with us to select materials. The house was constructed in the 1920s and gave us all the surprise one would expect in a hundred-year-old home. The Portico project was finished first and on schedule. We were very specific about custom finishes that we wanted to achieve and Frank and his crew made repeated efforts until we were satisfied. The project was highly successful. There was minor callback work related to manufacturer issues that Frank addressed promptly. The second project was a master bathroom complete reconfiguration and expansion that was in the design phase when we had a surprise and unrelated water line break. Frank made an emergency visit and performed selective demolition to triage the problem. He worked with us and the insurance company to process the claim quickly. The project had an aggressive schedule due to the fact that we were hosting an event. The project was ultimately successful, but suffered some delays due mostly to manufacturer delays delivering necessary products including a major labor strike from our plumbing fixture supplier. Although some of the delays may have been better avoided, Frank was very responsive and made efforts to keep the project moving, including doing some work out of sequence at his expense. The project is publication-worthy so we are happy. The final project was a partial fixture and finish upgrade of a guest bathroom that was completed to our satisfaction. CDC offers a 1-year warranty for their work and has been responsive to the little issues that creep up with installation in older homes. We remain satisfied and have recommended CDC to neighbors.

Maplewood, NJ 07040

James Rowe

We had to do this job before my son’s Outdoor/Pool Bday party that was a couple of weeks away. I want to make my story as short as possible, however I want to mention all the important things that happened. Firstly, the experience was good. Frank came to our house to check out the site, gave some suggestions and a couple of days later got a fair estimate with some conditions. The job costed a bit more at the end, but I think it makes up for the attention and courtesy Frank gave us every time. We went together to a couple of tile places (that’s almost 2 hours spent), Then, he explained the job and all the other details and implications of the job. Which I thought was great, having in mind we’re not all ” construction” savvy. He came by the site a few times to check on things. The agreed time frame passed, but I kind of expected that (as from any construction team. They are more or less weather dependent.) I was however stressed about my sons party, and we literally had a couple of days to paint the pool myself and refill 25.000 gallons of water and treat… Frank, I’m sure, did everything he could to make things happen, considering the busy season( June), weather and other projects they must have been working on.. As a bottom line, I would hire CDC again, I would give myself a little more wiggle room with fair unforeseen expenses and realistic time. I want to thank Frank and his team for all his good work and attention on every aspect. We’re extending our house soon, and Frank/CDC will be the first on the list to reach out to.

Little Falls, NJ 07424

Pap Arpad

From the beginning, Frank (the owner) was great.  He responded promptly to my call for an estimate, and showed me multiple options of all phases of the project.  The design of the renovations were done with beautiful artistic creativity that we would never have thought of on our own.  Frank’s sources of materials and products are total high quality and very reasonably priced.  The project started on the day I was told it would begin, and moved rapidly and with great quality.  I had no complaints and was totally satisfied with the hard work the CDC team put into the projects.  They are truly committed to providing quality work and making sure their customers are totally satisfied.  Also, my property and interior of my home was kept orderly and dust-free throughout the project, unlike other companies I have used.  We would highly recommend CDC to anyone looking for quality and professional workmanship on any projects in their home!  We are now in discussions for future renovations to 2 bathrooms in our home and other upgrades.

Denville, NJ

Renata Marek

Frank and his crew were very professional. They started the job when they said and were there
everyday until the job was completed on schedule. He communicated with us regularly on the progress
of the work. We were very pleased with the work and would recommend him.

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Merideth Wescott

My garage had suffered a bit of wood rot and water rot and was substantially leaning to the side.  It was leaning so much that I could not even open or close my garage door anymore.  It had been slowly getting worse and was becoming a safety concern for my family.
We called CDC and Frank was quick to respond to my initial call and immediately scheduled an appointment.  He was very punctual with his appointments and responses to all other future e-mails and voicemail.  Frank came on-site and quickly told us to save our money.  He told us that we didn’t need to build a new garage and that he could confidently fix the problem.  His price was competitive when compared to other quotes and we appreciated his honesty in not trying to upsell a new garage.  So, we hired CDC for making the structural repairs and replacing the garage door.
Frank was extremely friendly and very conscientious of getting the job done correctly unlike many other contractors who are overly driven by time and profit.  Workers were very polite and cleaned up nicely each day.  Work was very high quality and the garage is about as perfectly square as we could have hoped.  The work was done so well and so neatly that we asked Frank to have his workers repair some rotted stringers on my deck stairs.  They pulled the treads and risers off the stairs and replaced the rotten stringers.  My stairs and garage are now solid as a rock.
Frank subbed out the garage door replacement.  The price for the new garage door was cheaper than I was quoted from other vendors.  The guys who installed the garage door were just as friendly and professional as Frank’s guys.  And the quality of work is just as good.
I’m extremely satisfied with Creative Design Concepts and my wife and I are weighing out what our next project will be for them to tackle.

Verona, NJ 07044

Kevin O'Sullivan

Went great as always. Frank is very fair when it comes to pricing and working with his customers. I always get top quality work and fair prices. Furthermore, he schedules appointments that are convenient to the customer. This is my third time using Creative Design. I will definitely use their services again. He is my go to contractor.

Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

Rob Berry

The project went very well, I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I worked directly with Frank from initial conversation through completion, and he was always very quick to respond to all questions and concerns. The project was to demo an attached shed that was beyond repair, followed by insulating and replacing the external wall & shingles. As the shed was removed it was noticed that there was an issue with the existing foundation to my house that could ultimately cause damage to the exterior wall of the dining room. Frank took the time to explain the issue and provide a solid solution to quickly remediate without impacting final timeline and remain within budget.

Frank and his crew were very professional, responsive and always cognizant of keeping our yard clean throughout the job, which was very important as I have two younger kids who play outside. I have a kitchen project being considered and wouldn’t hesitate calling Frank when the time comes. I have given his contact information to our neighbor for projects she may be considering.

Clifton, NJ 07012

Jennifer Parmenter

He was excellent. I have no complaints. He was very helpful and show us different places. He is very responsive.

Description of work:

He gutted two bathrooms and redid them completely. He put in new countertops, did crown molding, pulled out baseboard heating, fixed beam in ceiling, put down new floor in kitchen.

Livingston, NJ 07039

Frank was responsive from the beginning with the estimate all the way to the end to make sure that the work was done to our satisfaction.  His crew worked in the house while we were out at work, and I always came home to find a clean house after each day.  The work took a little less than  a week.  Frank called mostly every morning to check in with me and update me on his progress.  At the end of the job, we had a question about something that was done with the molding.  It was taken care of and fixed immediately that day to meet our needs.  We will definitely be calling Frank again in the future for other improvements we would like to do around the house!

Verona, NJ 07044

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Barry Chase

We had CDC (Creative Design Concepts) do minor
remodeling of a couple of rooms, in particular, the construction of built-in oak
bookcases.  CDC assigned an expert on
such jobs for our project; his name is ?JR?.
JR?s job performance was superb:
His design of the bookcases (which go from floor to ceiling, and are a
total width of 26 feet) is elegant, his knowledge of how various stains
interact with different woods to produce different color tones is accurate and
thorough, his craftsmanship is perfect, and above all JR is a very nice person.  The resulting products are works of art; we
are really happy.

South Orange, NJ 07079

Barbara Ichiishi

Description of work:

Originally I had contacted Frank at Creative Design to replace the stone shower pan in one of my bathrooms that had cracked. I ended up replacing the entire shower, the kitchen counter, a light switch in my bedroom and all the shelves in all my closets as well has having 2 walls and a 2nd bathroom painted. His pricing for all that was very good and within my budget. Frank was very responsive and kept in touch regarding scheduling and start date. We set up a day to go look at granite and tiles and he was there with me, making recommendations and coordinating delivery and installation of these items as well as a new dishwasher.The men who did the work were excellent, especially Paul. They arrived on time. They took great care in covering as much as possible so that the materials they were removing and adding did not track onto my carpet or furniture. They cleaned up daily before they left. And they were very pleasant. Paul takes pride in his work and it is very noticeable. I have already spoken to Frank about coming back to do a few more things. I would definitely recommend Creative Design Concepts to anyone looking for work to be done in their home.

Passaic Park, NJ 07055

Karen Levitz

This was my second go around with Frank and he will be the guy I call for all future work. Very
pleased

Wallington, NJ 07057

Michael Landmesser

He was professional, charged me what the estimate was, did the job in a short period of time, and
cleaned up after his work. Would recommend again.

West Orange, NJ 07052

Yoav Rosenblat

Owner takes time with clients! He came to our home and offered a thorough evaluation. His
estimate was thorough and offered great ideas. Unfortunately the scope of our renovation changed and
we couldn’t use his service. But a great business owner who understands the importance of service.

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Cheryl Pavliv

We were so pleased with the work done by Frank and his team. We needed a full remodel on our
kitchen, and needed it done quickly on a tight budget. Frank was easy to work with, responsive and his
team was always professional in our home. We are thrilled with the results!

Denville, NJ 07834

Summer Davies

Frank worked with me throughout the process to ensure the work was completed to my liking.  First the roof leak to the basement was identified and an interior and exterior wall posts were replaced.  Cedar tounge and groove panneling was installed on the underside of the portico roof.  We have a small 13×10 basement room connecting the garage to the house had wall to ceiling wallpaper and a damaged wall from the roof leak.  CDC replaced the damaged wall and covered the remainder of the room with 1/4 in sheetrock.  Stone veneer was applied to one wall.   Frank’s advice not to use grout for the stone work was good advice and the job results were fantastic.  Tile floors were installed over two days with excellent results.
Frank responds quickly to questions and always made himself available.  The crew was very respectful and cleaned up everyday before leaving.  Great work overall.

Montclair, NJ 07042

Greg Pergament

This was the second time I worked with creative design concepts and they did a good job as usual in my basement. They installed the doors in one day and did most the work outside (custom trimming the doors, painting, sanding) so there wasn’t a disturbance to me and my family while we were home. His crew came on the day they scheduled which I appreciate. He added a very nice touch to the doors to cover the natural gap between the doors and the door frame (with a thin beveled strip). Without that, light would shine into the other room I work with Frank at creative design concepts and he’s done good work for me in the past and I have referred him to a few family members as well. I will be using creative design concepts on my next job

Springfield, NJ 07081

Rachel Baker

Great. They were fast and responsive

Hewitt, NJ 07421

John Bofinger

Did a great job repairing rotted soffitts, rebuilding a post, repairing deck and basement window and squirrel proofing the house.
Will definitely contact CDC in the future for additional work.

Verona, NJ 07044

Suzanne Broullon

Frank and his crew completely revamped our living room.  There was a fireplace near the front door
which was an awkward location  – we had the gas line/fireplace repositioned across the room to make the fireplace the
focal point.  A stone veneer was applied and the plain ceiling was transformed to a ?mid-century modern? looking tongue
and groove ceiling with beams.  The old fireplace was chipped away and they were able to put a full size closet in its
place.  The hardwood floor was patched where the old hearth was and it looks amazing.  A med sized book case/room divider was custom made and all of the trim replaced/stained.
Our hallway had textured walls? had these covered with sheetrock and new trim.  Bedroom was also
transformed to have a “midcentury modern” look.  Luan panels were applied to two walls and stained a beautiful color and missing drawers to a built in dresser were fabricated.    Two new casement windows were installed and, in another room, an additional closet was created as a result of moving the fireplace.  All floors in house were sanded and re-stained.
A few issues came up with the work but Frank was extremely quick to have it corrected.  Any workmanship issues we didn’t approve of were also quickly addressed.  Other minor workmanship issues we “let go” because it’s an older home and has its quirks and we did some of the “finishing” work ourselves.
Frank responds quickly to questions and even met me at a hardware store to be sure we were on the same page about the new doors installed.  Always pleasant to meet with and what I liked most about the process was that he took our ideas,
images/sketches and made it happen.  An example are the beams…. he made mockups of our requested dimensions and positioned them on the ceiling to get our feedback.  Also sent photos of the stain colors on different woods qualities we were working with.  Nice collaboration.

Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Anne Hammes

Frank came right away to speck the job.  He was professional, polite and knowledgeable.  While it took a little longer to schedule the job than originally hoped – I think because of his popularity owing in part to Frank’s high rating on Angie’s List in particular – I am overall very satisfied with the job and about to engage CDC for another project.  The work crews were friendly and professional as well.

Verona, NJ 07044

Kathleen O’Toole

Frank and his crew did a great job on our kitchen remodel. New sheetrock, tile floors, cabinets, window, and a sliding glass door were installed. Frank was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had during the process. Frank and his team were very professional and completed our remodel in a timely fashion. We are very happy with his work and plan to use him for any future projects. Highly recommended.

Verona, NJ 07044

Kristin Dilello

We received an estimate and signed the contract after meeting with Frank, the owner. We were immediately impressed by his general knowledge and attention to detail. The same week, he met us at the granite store so we could pick out the countertop and sink. We also visited Wayne Tile to select the tiles we wanted. I purchased separately the faucet which Frank had installed with the sink. The first day, they took a lot of time to cover the entire kitchen floor with a protective cover, which was a good thing. Then they did the demolition and started on the electric. The granite company came to measure and had the counter done in 3 days.
The attention to detail in every area of the work Frank’s men did is very impressive. I can’t remember ever using any company that did job as close to perfect as this one. When the job was finished, everything was put back and cleaned as if they were never there.
Everyone who has seen the new look of our kitchen comments on what a great job they did.
We couldn’t be happier and plan on using Frank for other jobs. We have already given 2 friends his number and they also plan on using him.
I highly recommend Creative Design Concepts for any renovation job for quality work at a very reasonable price.

Verona, NJ 07044

Jeff Shilling

Frank was very responsive and provided a very competitive estimate for our project.  He kept us posted on the timing for our job and was always available by phone and e-mail.  We really appreciated that he made sure to schedule our project at a time when he and his crews could commit to working straight through until its completion.
He handled all permits and materials for our project and ensured orders were placed so materials were available when the job began.  His crew quickly worked through all phases of our project, but never cut corners and pointed out changes that needed to be made to ensure the work was done correctly and would last for a long time. Construction of our new facade (including demolition, framing, and finish work) took about 4 days to complete and ended on a Thursday.  Frank ensured the roofing crew was scheduled to show up on Monday morning to begin replacement of our roof and their team showed up on time and performed the work as promised (completed that Thursday).
The painting crew showed up the following Monday and was there first thing in the morning every day until the exterior painting was complete (4 days).
All aspects of our project were handled with the utmost professionalism and care.  Frank and all of his crews were courteous, responsive to requests, and followed up to ensure we were fully satisfied with the work being completed.  The project cost came in very close to the original estimate, on schedule, and without any issues.
Creative Design Concepts is a pleasure to work with, they take great pride in their work and did everything possible to ensure we were fully satisfied with the end result.  Additionally, they warranty their work for several years which provides additional peace of mind.  We couldn’t be happier with how all aspects of our project turned out  and love how our house looks now.  We would highly recommend Frank to any of our friends, neighbors, or family who were looking to do renovation work on their homes.

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Todd Adrian

Frank was great.  He

responded quickly to my voicemail and had an estimate for the work shortly
afterwards.  His guys removed part of a
wall and rebuilt to counter height.  They
then put up the dry wall and taped.  It was
very humid outside so taping took a little longer than they expected but I was happy
to see that rather than just saying it was done they took time to spend another
day doing it right.  Overall the project
looked very nice when they were finished.

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Dave Della Fave

Frank and his crew were careful, organized, and finished the job well within the expected time period.  We were very happy with how he organized the job, and attended to the final details that needed adjustment.

Description of work:

Updated bathroom, reworked shower in second bath, stripped and drywalled basement stairwell, installed sump-pump backup system, reworked electrical on basement systems, bringing them up to code.

North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Darcy W Cox

As far as I am concerned there is no other contractor you should ever use but Creative Design Concepts LLC. Everyone from the owner to all the employees were wonderful Their work is fantastic. They show up early and stay all day and clean up nicely at the end of the day. I plan on using them again for any future projects. Creative Design Concepts LLC, is in my forever contact list and will recommend them to everyone I know.

Description of work:

Finished a raw room. Installed attic fans, insulated and sheet rocked. Also installed wood floors.

Martinsville, NJ 08836

Helayne Waldron

Frank is one of the few people I would trust doing work on our house. He was referred to us by our electrician and was great to deal with. He was on time to all appointments and answers emails in a very timely (same day) manner.
He worked around my schedule and performed the work on a Saturday. He brought two of his guys to help complete the job and even brought donuts for us (my wife and I) and his guys. He showed up promptly at 7:30am and finished by 4pm, which is exactly what he told us.
There were no surprises half way through the job, which led to extra expenses. The guys cleaned up after themselves and everyone was professional and personable.
While Frank was here he also checked two other issues (Front door not staying open and a insulation issue in the down stairs bathroom). He didn’t charge us for looking at either issue and suggested a fix for both issues.
Frank runs and honest company unlike some contractors out there.

Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

Rob Berry

Overall, the construction went very smooth.  Frank estimated it would take 5 days to complete the work and it did take exactly 5 days.  Frank and his team completed the work as specified and his craftmanship with mimicing our old moulding in the house was exceptional.  He also closed in a backdoor for us and resided the house with cedar shingles and matched the paint color exactly.

Description of work:

Our back sun porch had a wall that needed to be removed, an old bead board ceiling that needed to be torn out, insulated and sheet rocked, wall paper removed and walls made ready for new wall paper, required new custom moldings and crown mouldings for the ceiling, windows and baseboard and we needed to close in a backdoor.  Frank and his team were professional, punctual and completed all the work in 5 days.  Further, Frank is very responsive via email or the phone which is very reassuring when you are going through a renovation.  They were also able to provide ideas that we had not thought of during the construction.

Montclair, NJ 07043

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Christopher Fish

They are great and I am definitely going to use them again in the future.  He is a good person to work with, he does great work and is very personable. The price is fair and he is very likable guy.  He even took me with him to look at granite countertops for me to select from.

Description of work:

They made and installed a new countertop for our kitchen in 2011.  March 2012, they replaced our oak parkay floor and put in a laminate floor.  They also removed an old plastered wall that was coming apart and replaced with a new wall.

Caldwell, NJ 07006

Peter Heath

Frank and his team did a fantastic job tiling my finished basement. In a matter of three days, they ripped up the old carpet, buffed the floors (so that the new concrete would bond with the floor), trimmed the doors, poured self-leveling concrete, laid the tiles, grout, then disposed of all the waste.
He was very professional from start to finish and offered great suggestions when necessary. They were also extremely neat – the work occurred during a rainstorm yet managed to not track in any mud!
I would definitely use Creative Design Concepts again.

Verona, NJ 07044

Robert Krystyniak

My house is quite old and nothing is level or plumb. Frank often did more work than expected to
make things just right.

Denville, NJ 07834

Colleen Bauer

Frank was on time and reasonable price.

North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Lea Whitney

Frank was responsive, professional, and understood our financial means and made appropriate recommendations to meet our needs. From the beginning when he came by to look at the job to completion Frank was great. He provided written quotes and made me aware of any issues that cropped up. He was punctual and made sure to put up curtains and tarps to minimize dust and mess.

Description of work:

I needed several things done in my home; 1) I combined two closets that were back-to-back with each other from two different rooms into one small walk-in closet, 2) added vent fans to the upstairs bathrooms, and 3) needed some repair work and carpentry done in my kitchen to accommodate a new counter top.

Verona, NJ 07044

Mark Buneo

We completely gutted our living room ourselves prior to work being done. We had met with several contractors that did not return calls and gave us ridiculously over priced quotes and did not seem to understand what we were trying to do and even tried to change what we wanted to something simpler. Frank sat down with us took some measurements and within a very short time gave us a quote and time frame to complete the work that was well below everyone else. He understood what we were looking for and made excellent suggestions to get the look we wanted. The job was to add sheet rock to the walls and pre-finished knotty pine (that we supplied) to the ceiling and gables, add new pine to exposed beams, and a stone veneer above fire place. Frank and his crew arrived every morning on time between 7-730am. The first day they set up quickly to cover our hard wood floors and added plastic sheets to open doorways for dust control. They had all the tools necessary to complete the work and only took 1/2 hr breaks for lunch. The sheet rock and went up quickly and the spackling job was top quality. They used special dust reducing equipment for the spackle sanding which kept dust a minimum. The knotty pine proved especially challenging due to walls and ceiling not being straight or flush. Still they were able to complete it in a day and a half and then added trim and around windows, doors, ceiling, and the walls where the sheet rook met the knotty pine. They also coved exposed cross beams in living room with nice new pine and added a beautiful stone veneer above the fire place. The masonry work excellent! Originally I was going to special order a mantle for the fireplace but found most were too expensive. Frank was able to build me a new one that looked just as good for much less.
I can’t say enough about how happy we are with the overall work and look forward to having them back for other work in the future.

Description of work:

Living room renovation. We have a large 20×14 living room with cathedral ceilings and exposed cross beams and a fire place with an outdated mantle and no veneer. We also needed to update ceiling in 18×4 hallway.

Wharton, NJ 07885

Ryan Russell

They were able to perform the requested work in a timely fashion. The quality of work was excellent
and reasonable.

Caldwell, NJ 07006

Vito Mazzoccoli

He did a wonderful job. We ran into a few glitches with this 70 year old home but he was able to handle the issues and still got the work done on time. His prices were fair and worth the work that was done. He was very professional and did a great job. He kept me informed of everything he was doing which is important as it was a big job. I would definitely use him again.

Description of work:

They replaced a termite damaged main support girder beam in the basement.

Verona, NJ 07044

Ginnie Chalmers