Working from home most days gives you a different perspective of your home. What works, what doesn’t and what really needs to be updated. Jen and Tom hired The Cleary Company to modify their primary en suite, refresh their kitchen and create better functionality for their basement bar. What was their experience like working with our Remodel-Design-Build Team? Read on to find out!

Q & A with Jen & Tom Upper Arlington, OH

What was the goal for your remodel?

Our goal for the remodel was to refresh our primary en suite, kitchen and basement bar. The bathroom required a full remodel because the layout needed better functionality. We painted the cabinets in the kitchen and replaced a backsplash—a simple change with a big impact. The 1960s bar was replaced to create an industrial pub feel.

What is your favorite aspect of your remodeled space?

Our favorite is the bar design. While new and unique, the bar blends in with the existing rec room. The copper main bar top and the live-edge walnut back counter along with the waterfall effect on the knee wall is an eye-catcher.

What advice would you offer to someone who is thinking of remodeling their home?

Of course, during a remodel, you have to be prepared for the disruption in your home for the duration of the project. The Cleary teams were great about tidying up every day, but construction is a dusty process. If you are remodeling a home that’s 50+ years old, you need to be prepared for surprises. Be ready to make adjustments in plans and timelines because changes will happen.

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Why did you choose The Cleary Company to complete your remodeling project?

We chose The Cleary Company because they just seemed to understand our goal and budget. Their designers listened to our needs and made suggestions that were in line, instead of pushing to make the projects bigger than they needed to be.

What was your favorite part of working with The Cleary Company and why?

My favorite part was the people. Every person on our project team was so kind and fun to be around. We both work from home so we were around a lot. We got to know our project team pretty well. Fantastic people!

Who from our Team stood out and how did they exceed your expectations?

Of my goodness, can I name everyone? Jen Sommers designed our kitchen and bar. It turned out amazing! The design of our bathroom project was so simple. We made some choices to determine our style, then BOOM! selections done.

Don Holmes and his apprentice Tristan were so fun to work with. Don does great work, and he’s a patient teacher! This isn’t his first rodeo. Eric Coleman is a master craftsman. No question that Eric’s projects were going to look perfect! And last but not least, Matt Ames is a gold-star project manager. There were so many balls in the air at any one time, with the subs and internal teams. He kept it all straight and us informed the whole time.

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If you were asked to explain in one word why you choose to do business with The Cleary Company, what would it be? 

We didn’t know when we chose The Cleary Company, but after our projects were complete we would definitely say ‘Quality’. Quality process. Quality work. Quality people. Which results in a quality experience.

Would you recommend The Cleary Company?


Want to learn more?

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Are you contemplating a home remodeling project (or projects)? Contact our Client Relations Coordinator today! Call 614-459-4000 or Schedule a phone call on our website.

Our Remodel-Design-Build Team will help you navigate the remodeling development process and collaborate with you to make your vision a reality.