Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:22 PM
To: Jean Baker
Subject: My kitchen!
I just wanted to say that I am in love with my new kitchen. It is soooo beautiful! I have gotten many compliments and I always tell them about S&W Kitchens! Many thanks to you for your expert knowledge and professionalism. :)
From Marlene and Steve Preston:
July 2014: We hired Elise to renovate our kitchen and are so very happy with the renovation so far. Elise helped me and led me to design a beautiful kitchen which also has extended into our living room and guest bath. Each crew has come into our home with respect to us; they know their job and professionally get it done. Today the wood floors were installed, and the workers stayed until after 9 p.m. to get the job done. Tomorrow the cabinets are going to be unveiled, and I am so excited! I would recommend Elise and S&W designs to anyone with a lot of confidence.
July 29, 2014: The work in our kitchen and dining room is about half way done. It's beautiful!! Most of the cabinets are in and the countertop was measured today. I would like to make special mention about Dale, the gentleman who put in our kitchen cupboards. He came, worked alone, and it was nice watching him because he knew just what to do and in the right order. Truly an artist. Also our supervisor Tim is right on the spot. If we have any questions and call him he returns the call in an orderly time. Elise is truly the designer. She comes in and walks around checking things out and is able to see just what has to be done, any adjustments to be made. So far this has been a truly good experience.
August 13, 2014: Look! It's almost finished! Isn't it beautiful? I can't tell you how happy I am. The whole project crew has been wonderful. Very personable, and they know their job. I said to my husband this morning "they come in, do their job, clean up and leave.” It’s nice not having to worry about the job not being done right. I will truly have the most beautiful kitchen when Elise and her professional crew are finished.
August 15, 2014: It was an exciting day at our house. There were electricians, appliance men and a plumber, all doing their thing. The electricity was connected and all my lighting was hung; all my appliances were connected. It’s so wonderful to be able to cook in the kitchen, and my refrigerator is so happy to be back in the house. Also it’s wonderful not to have to do dishes in the bathroom. Now it’s just little things to finish up and hopes are we'll be finished by the 25th and I can move my things back in and make it mine. This has been a good experience, even with the inconveniences. I have nothing to compare with, but I find Elise and her crew to be outstanding
September 21, 2014: Our kitchen is finished and has been for a couple of weeks but I didn't want to write about it until I had my things in it and organized and had used it for a while. WOW!!! It more than met my expectations. It is a very user friendly kitchen as well as being BEAUTIFUL. My husband, Steve, and I find ourselves just sitting or standing and looking at it and can't believe we actually did it for ourselves. Thanks to Elise, for all the beautiful decorating ideas and to Tim Hobson and his team. The expected finish time was 12 weeks and it was finished and I was moved in at 9 weeks. Again, I can't say enough about the workers, courteous, clean, respected our home, knew their job and got it done. A BIG THANK YOU to all the workers. Tim should be very proud of them, I know I am. We recommended S& W kitchens to our neighbors and they are having two bathrooms done. I am a very happy person and therefore I have a very happy husband!
April 4, 2013
S & W Kitchens
Dear Brian, Tim, Jim, and All Who Helped,
This letter has been a long time coming, not because I didn’t deem it important, but because I DID feel it was important. I want to acknowledge the incredible work you all did for us in the kitchen remodel in the fall.
There are no words to describe how perfectly it went. How beautiful AND functional it is. How much we sit and stare and realize that it feels like the way our house should have been, a seamless change to something greater.
Brian, your plans are terrific, the cabinets a dream in performance, fit, design, and function. You steered us to people with skills that made it seem easy (to us). You were dealing with me (who has no vision, just a ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ reaction, sometimes delayed). You patiently walked me through HUGE changes, like an undermount sink, cabinets with some flair, etc.
Tim, you had the most time with us. You became like a family member, but of the most considerate nature. You told us from the beginning just how things would happen, and you followed through. We have never felt like we were in such good hands during a project until now. You keep a level of professionalism, pride in your work that is palpable, and you deliver. We have never had a worksite so clean, so well-organized, so skillfully executed. When you told us something would happen, it did—or you told us what to expect if there was any (slight)delay.
To have the residents living in the home while you are working must be challenging. But you were so easy. The hours were 8-5, phone calls were made to alert us to comings and goings. There was such an air of respect among your workers and subs. It was a mutual thing between you and them, and we have never seen such a high level of professionalism and friendliness, ever. You treated our family like longtime friends.
Tim treated our house as if it were his own. His crew did the same. He kept his sense of humor, his quality, his hands-on, eyes-on way with the job from start to finish. Tim’s crew deserves a lot of credit too, and we really felt like they were trustworthy and highly competent.
I also want to acknowledge Jim for his engineering of the project, and the fun meetings, with all the details so perfectly there in front of us. He knows his stuff! A very nice man and an asset to your company too.
Many thanks from us, and we love our beautiful kitchen.
With Appreciation, Rick and Cindy Susi
"I am writing to compliment you on hiring Brooke Edwards, who is a competent and creative cabinet designer. Brooke worked with me for days to come up with a spectacular kitchen. Not only was her design wonderful, but so was the price. She was able to make my designer kitchen competitive in price with such chain stores as Lowe’s and Home Depot. I have told all my neighbors and friends what a wonderful job Brooke has done and I rave about your company. This is the second time I have used S & W for a kitchen remodel and your company does not disappoint in the area of kitchen remodel."
"Your professionalism continued to show through with Andre, our cabinet installer, who was always on time, friendly and did an amazing job on the installation. His work is truly beautiful."
Thank you again to Brooke for such a wonderful kitchen.
For over 20 years, S & W has practiced "Custom-Keeper" service and they always do exactly what they say. Our customers love their showroom with so many options available, where S & W can provide just about anything they want."
--Dave Brewer, Dave Brewer Homes
|"S & W totally renovated our kitchen from top to bottom. Everything was orchestrated, on time and within budget - no issues! They made it easy and I am 250% satisfied. I love my kitchen!"|
|"I wanted to thank you and your installation team for a wonderful job at my home. My husband and I were very pleased with the quality of the cabinets and countertops. The two installers were terrific! They were prompt, professional, and did a perfect installation in our kitchen. Every measurement was exact and the finish detail looks very nice. We will be thrilled to show off our new and improved kitchen and will gladly refer our family and friends to your company. Please extend our thanks to the installers who worked so diligently. They are a credit to your business."|
My husband and I recently had our kitchen redone by S & W. Elise Conner was our designer. She did an amazing job combining the elements I wanted with ideas of her own to transform our very dated kitchen into an absolutely gorgeous one.
Elise came up with ideas I never would have thought of, such as paneling the exterior of the bar to match our cabinets, which gives the bar such beauty and elegance. Her choices of countertop material and color, cabinet hardware, and backsplash design were perfect!! In fact, the backsplash is the focal point of the kitchen. It is truly a work of art.
Even though it’s been a few months since the project was completed, I still find myself standing in the kitchen, examining all the new elements and feeling really happy about the result. At night with the new under-cabinet lights and hanging globes dimmed, the room is so lovely and feels so comforting. I’m so pleased that I happened to meet Elise the day I walked into S & W to interview for the project. She has great vision and talent.
As for the project itself, Joe and Geoff did a great job managing it. All work was done in a professional manner and on time. Communication was great and the crews were very nice, helpful, and of course, skilled. I have already recommended your company to others, and we will be using Elise’s services next year (probably) when we re-do our master bathroom. GOOD JOB S & W!!!!
Sincerely, Maurie Bosse
Thank you for the cookies, they were very delicious, and we had a nice vacation. Of course you could use us as a referral. We love our new kitchen and all of the help you provided us. You were able to help us piece together the different items and colors so that they would come together in the style that we like.
When people come over and visit, they remark what a wonderful look the kitchen is and that they really like the open and warm feeling it presents. I think the quality of the craftsmanship really stands out and we like the tile work and counter tops the most, which is probably because it is the main items that stand out.
The subcontractors who performed the work were very courteous, professional and experienced. We never felt uncomfortable or that they were not concerned with any issues we brought up and the items needing to be addressed were dealt with in a timely manner, generally within 1-2 days. Seth was easy to work with and he provided ideas to consider when decisions needed to be made.
We were recommended by friends to use S & W Kitchens because they had a good experience and were happy with the work done at their place. Now you have another customer who will pass the compliments along as well. For the investment and options that are involved with remodeling and creating a new itchen, your experience and creativity helped us create our vision into a reality. You worked with us to stay within our budget which can be challenging when there are many options. Thank you again for all of your creativity, attention to detail and support, it was a pleasure working with you.
Sincerely, Mike and Judy Griffin