Testimonials and Professional References
March 29, 2006
To Whom It May Concern,
My husband and I hired MyHome to design and renovate two bathrooms in an apartment that we recently purchased in Manhattan. We also had them paint the entire apartment, refinish the hardwood floors and install several lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. We interviewed several contractors, and we were most impressed with MyHome due to their responsiveness, skill and experience. We could not be more pleased with the work that MyHome did under the direction of Inna Smertenko and Jesse Rabinowitz. Jesse, Inna and their team worked professionally and diligently to complete the project within our extremely stringent deadline. Most importantly, the end result of the work is a stunning, transformed apartment.
Our initial contacts with MyHome were primarily handled by Inna, our MyHome project designer. Inna was always quick to return our calls and emails, and handled our many questions like a seasoned professional. Inna also took the initial measurements, helped us evaluate the bathrooms, and assisted us with designing spaces that would be within our budget and reflect our tastes. We met with Inna several times to choose materials, and she was always very helpful in guiding us to items that fit our parameters. She also went above and beyond the call of duty, searching for substitute materials when something we wanted was not available and pushing vendors to deliver goods within our very tight time schedule. Inna is a highly talented designer and a wonderful advocate for her customers.
Once the design and material selection were complete, Jesse stepped in to oversee the work at the apartment. Under his watchful eye, the workers and subcontractors kept to a strict schedule. Despite a few unexpected bumps in the road, Jesse kept a level head at all times, and kept the job on schedule while refusing to sacrifice the quality of the work. He kept us in the loop at all times, holding regular meetings with us and frequently updating us via email and telephone on the progress of the demolition and construction. He was also sensitive to our many concerns about the process (being both first-time homeowners and first-time renovators!). When Jesse anticipated or noticed any type of problem, he dealt with it swiftly and ably. Further, he quickly responded to our concern about moving in just after the construction by sending a cleaning service to scrub the entire apartment up and down just prior to our move, free of charge. Although a few details had to be finished up after our move, thanks to Jesse we got settled in our new home with functional bathrooms, which had been completed in less than one month!
The end product of MyHome’s work speaks for itself. Our apartment is utterly transformed from what it was before their work. The paint job, the refinished floors and the bathrooms have made our new apartment into a warm and welcoming home. We are so appreciative of Inna and Jesse’s hard work. Our investment will surely pay off in the future as well.I would highly recommend MyHome, and particularly Inna and Jesse, to anyone and everyone. Indeed, my husband and I plan to call them again in a year, when we will be renovating our kitchen!
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Meredith L. Strauss