Here in New Jersey, we believe that your home should be your castle. It should be the one place in the world that you are completely happy, because it is where you can relax and be yourself. Your home is your sanctuary from the demands and pressures of the outside world. At the same time, it is a statement to the world about your individual style and taste. Lastly, it is a tangible celebration of your success and achievement in life, and as such, a great source of personal pride. We invite you to consider our services, which we’d like to think are among the best remodeling, renovation, and home improvement services in New Jersey.
Those of us here at Essex Home Improvements can fully appreciate those sentiments. By taking pride in and care of one’s home, a person can have a direct influence on their own happiness and contentment, as well as that of their family. Just as important, a well-maintained and up-to-date home always appreciates in value, whereas a shabby, outdated house that has fallen into a state of disrepair can become virtually worthless.
One of the challenges facing homeowners is how quickly their houses can become damaged by the everyday vagaries of life, or how a home that was trendy just a few short years ago can easily become an ancient dinosaur that is considered the eyesore of the neighborhood. Savvy homeowners subscribe to the old adage that their home is the largest single investment that they will ever make. To protect that investment, they stay on top of their home’s overall condition.
Over time, even the most well-kept and best-maintained home can start to show its age. There comes a time when routine homeowner-level care and maintenance is simply no longer good enough. The needed project can be functional in nature, primarily cosmetic, or related to damage. Whatever the motivation or problem may be in a particular instance, the solution is one that requires the service of an experienced professional.
Functional renovation projects become necessary when a particular aspect or feature of the home is no longer performing correctly. Examples might include leaky roofs, spongy floors, or doors or windows that are nailed, painted, or swollen shut. These types of projects are usually beyond the maintenance expertise of most homeowners.
Cosmetic renovation projects typically involve cleaning, painting, and restoring existing structures or fixtures. This is particularly necessary in older homes, even if they have been kept well by the owners. The level of detail in projects like these definitely requires a professional touch. For best results, all previous paint, stain, wallpaper, or carpeting is usually completely removed before anything new is added.
Damage-related renovation happens after destructive events such as fires, floods, or storms. Wood rot, toxic mold, mildew, or damage from animals or insects can also be causal factors. In cases like this, replacement of materials and debris removal is usually necessary. Careful professional examination is necessary to ensure that the damage is not more extensive than originally thought. Special care is taken so that the replacement work blends inconspicuously with the existing structure.
The key thing to remember about renovation is that every effort is made to restore or maintain the original functionality. Although colors or finishes may change when renovating, structures will not. This is especially important in some of the areas we serve.
In New Jersey, we enjoy some of the most beautiful and historic homes in the country, and we are justifiably proud of that fact. Those of us here at Essex Home Improvements know that exacting and expert skill and care is needed to maintain that beauty and history. We have that skill and that expertise because you demand it from us just like we demand it from ourselves.
This is something that sets us apart from giant soulless chain home improvement companies. We are your friends and neighbors, and we know what your home means to you. Because we are a local company, we are familiar with the original techniques and styles used during the construction of the homes in our area – even the older and historic homes – we know how to renovate your property while preserving the look, personality, and history of your home.
Sometimes, a family needs more room because of additions, such as by marriage or new births, and sometimes less room is needed when those children grow up and have families of their own. Maybe you need a home office, or maybe it’s time to build the kitchen that you have always wanted. Perhaps you are finally going to add your very own man cave. Whatever the reason and whatever the size of the project, you can be sure that Essex Home Improvements can help you realize the home of your dreams.
A remodel is different than a renovation because you are creating a new space or changing the purpose of the original space. Typically, it involves more construction, and therefore a general contractor with complete skills and expertise is required. Just one project could require carpenters, framers, sheet rockers, painters, roofers, carpet installers, plumbers, and electricians, and it takes a well-organized and experienced general contractor to oversee and manage the entire project.
This sort of project is almost always beyond the ability of chain home improvement stores, because they do not typically keep installation crews on hand, and instead routinely rely on local subcontractors. Consequently, that also means that they do not employ professionals capable of overseeing the entire job, and this in turn means that the homeowner has to deal with each group individually. This can be a logistical nightmare for what is supposed to be a dream project.
Likewise, most small home improvement companies cannot handle the sort of job, because they specialize in one or two areas, but lack the resources to tackle a complete project. For example, they might be able to put in your windows and doors, but you will still have to hire independent crews for the rest of the job. This is where Essex Home Improvements shines. In addition to having our own regular installation crews, we are general contractors, capable of using any specialty company in the state. Because we are an established company with an impeccable reputation, we have no problem finding qualified and reliable specialists to work with us. We have experts in every field, so you only receive the best quality work found in the state.
Regardless of the project, though, we oversee and handle every aspect, because it is our name going into your home. We won’t risk either by attempting to cut corners or take shortcuts.
Some examples of the type of major home remodeling projects that we can assist you with are room additions or expansions, bathroom and kitchen remodels, finishing basements and attics. As we like to tell people who ask, “If you can imagine it, we can help you build it.”
In fact, if you’re having trouble imagining exactly what it is that you want, we can help you figure out your options and possibilities, based upon your ideas and budget. We will examine your home as it is now and help you figure out the best way to get to where you want to go. We know the current popular trends that other customers just like you are using, and we will share that knowledge with you and help you plan your project.
Because it is your home and your peace of mind, we take the precautions and give you the assurances that other companies won’t. We take care of all the required paper work and permits. We do background checks on everyone on our crews, and all of our workers hold the necessary licenses, certifications, and carry both Worker’s Compensation and liability insurance. If you have an older home, we are in compliance and use the correct practices in accordance with the legally-mandated lead safe practices, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.
General Home Improvements
Sometimes, you just want something better than what you have. Since your home was originally constructed, technologies and materials have changed for the better, and by taking advantage of these improvements you can make your home more energy efficient, more beautiful, more maintenance-free, and more valuable.
Most popular home improvements fall somewhere in between is renovating and remodeling. The typical home improvement project focuses on one individual aspect or feature of your home. There are several advantages to you, as the homeowner, that you can realize by taking this approach.
First, you can realize a tremendous amount of savings versus a complete remodel.
Second, you have a tremendous amount of options and features from which to choose. For example, if you are unhappy with your existing linoleum floors, there is a plethora of materials and a generous palette of colors available. From hardwood planks to stone tiles, you’re sure to find something that you like. The same holds true for other projects – windows, doors, roofing, and siding. By making judicious combinations, it is very easy to create the interior design that you’ve always wanted.
Third, the time frame is much shorter than a complete remodel. For example, most window installations can be completed in a day or two, and most siding or roofing jobs can easily finish within a week. This means that your life is only minimally disrupted, and you will soon be able to enjoy your new home improvement.
Fourth, our installers are factory-trained to the exact standards of the individual manufacturers. This means a much higher level of skill and expertise, resulting in a much faster and smoother project. This also means that you will be able to completely take full advantage of any applicable manufacturer’s existing warranties.
Most of our competitors’ installation crews are not factory-trained by the manufacturers, while most manufacturers can void their warranty due to improper installation. This makes for a dangerous combination, and can leave you without any protection or recourse.
Because our installers have been so trained, we are confident enough in their abilities to be able to offer a 10-year labor warranty on all of our work. A labor warranty of such length is virtually unheard of among our competitors, but it is just standard operating procedure for the professionals at Essex Home Improvements.
Why Essex Home Improvements Should Be Your First and Only Choice
As you are probably starting to guess, Essex Home Improvements is not like other companies in our industry. We are a New Jersey-based, family-owned and family-operated business that was founded on two simple concepts—pride and professionalism.
We take PRIDE in being the local contractor of choice for everyone in our service area, and we are glad that our PROFESSIONALISM is what keeps our referrals and overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth testimonials coming in.
We are conveniently located in West Orange and Clinton Township, and we happily offer the entire range of our contracting, renovating, remodeling, and home improvement services to our friends and neighbors in the following counties, cities, and surrounding areas.
Bergenfield (07621), Bogota (07603), Carlstadt (07072), Cresskill (07626), Dumont (07628), East Rutherford (07073), Elmwood Park (07407), Emerson (07630), Englewood (07631),
Englewood Cliffs (07632), Fairview (07022), Garfield (07026), Hackensack (07601), Hasbrouck Heights (07604), Haworth (07641), Hillsdale (07642), Leonia (07605), Lodi (07644), Lyndhurst (07071), Maywood (07607), Montvale (07645), Moonachie (07074), New Milford (07646), North Arlington (07031), Oradell (07649), Palisades Park (07662), Paramus (07652), Ridgefield (07657), Ridgefield Park (07660), Ridgewood (07450), River Edge (07661), Rochelle Park (07662), Rutherford (07070), Saddle Brook (07663), Saddle Rivee (07458), Teaneck (07666), Tenafly (07670), Wallington (07057), Washington Twp. (07676), Westwood (07675), Wood Ridge (07075), Wycoff (07481)
Belleville (07109), Bloomfield (07003), Caldwell (07006), North Caldwell (07006), West Caldwell (07006), Cedar Grove (07009), Essex Fells (07021), Fairfield (07004), Glen Ridge (07028), Livingston (07039), Maplewood (07040), Millburn (07041), Montclair (07042), Upper Montclair (07043), Nutley (07110), Roseland (07068), Short Hills (07078), South Orange (07079), Verona (07044), West Orange (07052)
Boonton (07005), Cedar Knolls (07927), Chatham (07928), Chester (07930), Denville (07834), Dover (07801), East Hanover (07936), Florham Park (07932), Gillette (07933), Green Village (07935), Harding Twp. (07976), Lake Hiawatha (07034), Lincoln Park (07035), Long Hill (07933), Madison (07940), Mendham (07945), Mine Hill (07803), Montville (07045), Morris Plains (07950), Morristown (07960), Mount Tabor (07878), Mountain Lakes (07046), New Vernon (07976), Parsippany (07054), Pine Brook (07058), Randolph (07869), Rockaway (07866), Stirling (07980), Towaco (07082), Washington (07882), Whippany (07981 and 07999)
Annandale (08801), Asbury (08802), Baptistown (08803), Bloomsbury (08804), Califon (07830), Clinton (08809), Clinton Twp. (08833), East Amwell (08551), East Amwell Twp. (08551), Flemington (08822), Frenchtown (08825), Glen Gardner (08826), Hampton (08827), High Bridge (08829), Lambertville (08530), Lebanon (08833), Lebanon Borough (08833), Little York (08834), Milford (08848), Oldwick (08858), Pittstown (08867), Pottersville (07979), Quakertown (08868), Readington (08870), Ringoes (08551), Rosemont (08556), Sergeantsville (08557), Stanton (08885), Stockton (08859), Tewksbury Twp. (07830), Three Bridges (08887), West Amwell (08530), WhiteHouse (08888), WhiteHouse Station (08889)
Allamuchy (07820), Allamuchy Township (07840), Alpha (08865), Belvidere (07823), Blairstown (07825), Broadway (08808), Buttzville (07829), Changewater (07831), Columbia (07832), Delaware (07833), Delaware Park (08865), Great Meadows (07838), Hackettstown (07840), Hardwick (07825), Harmony Township (08865), Hope (07844), Johnsonburg (07846), Lopatcong (08865), Oxford (07863), Phillipsburg (08865), Port Murray (07865), Stewartsville (08886), Vienna (07880), Washington (07882)
Bedminster (07921), Bernardsville (07924), Branchburg (08853), Bridgewater (08807), Far Hills (07931), Gladstone (07934), Green Brook (08812), Hillsborough (08844), Martinsville (08836), Montgomery (08502), North Plainfield (07060, 07062, 07063), Peapack (07977), Raritan (08869), Somerville (08876), Warren (07059), Watchung (07069)
Berkeley Heights (07922), Cranford (07016), Garwood (07027), Kenilworth (07033), Mountain Side (07092), New Providence (07974), Springfield (07081), Summit (07901), Union (07083), Westfield (07090)
If you live in or around any of those communities, we can provide local references of homes that we have worked on in your area, and possibly, even your neighborhood. We strongly encourage you to drive by and see the quality of our work for yourself. If you like what you see, give us a call. If you need any type of work done but you live outside those counties, give us a call anyway! We are always looking to expand our territory, so perhaps we can work something out.
At Essex Home Improvements, we want you to know that we value your time and your interest. When you request a free no-obligation estimate, you will not have to meet with a salesperson. You will meet directly with one of our family members who will come out, thoroughly inspect and evaluate your home, and then patiently discuss all of your best options with you. You will be able to make an informed decision at your own pace.
Remember our motto, “You deserve the best, so don’t settle for less.”