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How We Build
IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Combining decades of experience and a commitment to excellence, we love integrating new concepts into each project we tackle for our clients. This blending of the new and old produces exceptional quality along with endless opportunities for our team to come up with a truly unique and detailed approach to develop your vision for your home.
Creativity has no bounds here. We excel at creating a design, with your vision for your home at the center, adding both design and functional features custom tailored to your needs and home. Marrying craftsman level work and timeless styles, we take the smallest details and concepts of a house and transform them into your forever home - a place to fill with those you love the most; a place of tranquility. You can further read about our streamlined process by clicking the button below.
After 30 years in the industry DMJ was founded by Monty Brock and Dave Barkley. Monty’s passion for business and customer service along with Dave’s expertise in both construction and construction management have allowed for the development of a solid team that is committed to our customers and their project. We are honored to see your project and dreams fulfilled.
We exist to serve our clients with the best possible experience renovating or building a home of their dreams while employing the best possible team of designers and craftsmen.
We believe that design is more than a function of creativity. Good design captures the heart of each family and brings their unique characteristics to life, creating home.
We are committed to seeing your dreams fulfilled.
Compliments from Our Customers
"I am enjoying the studio addition you all created. Thank you!"
"When scheduling we had to deal with several inclement weather days and DMJ was prompt and courteous in scheduling and rescheduling."
"Have a 125 year old home so there are always challenges- they conquered them. Had drywall removed and replaced with birch paneling in hallway. They found the paneling and cut the grooves to match very old paneling - awesome job. Had kitchen repainted as well as master bedroom. David was on the job site everyday checking and solving any little items before they became major issues. Have been thru renovations before, all are challenging, but I have to say this one was truly not and I accredit it to the team of craftsman they have assembled as the craftsmanship/skills were extremely good and the OUTSTANDING customer service. Was impressed with clean up at the end of the day and the extra precaution taken not to damage other parts of the house. Scheduling was good and easy. Highly recommend this company."
"What started with moving furniture and noticing a soft spot in the carpet along the edge of an outside wall and a water spot suddenly appearing in the ceiling above it with San Antonio's heavy rains of Sept 2018 started our journey with DMJ Restorations.
Sam Hoffman was extremely knowledgeable in guiding us through the insurance process and, because of his efforts, we actually received more money than we might have received otherwise. We learned a lot along the course.
We have been so pleased with their entire team for a multitude of tasks they did for us - roofing, demolition, construction, sheetrock, painting and carpet installation. They were here when they said they would be, did what they said they were going to do (and then some), and cleaned up extremely well after themselves. All while respecting our home and its contents. They paid attention to all of the little details, some we wouldn't have thought of on our own, and made sure we were satisfied from start to finish.
Would we recommend them to others? YOU BET and without hesitation!"
"The best people for the jobs I had. Great service and a job well done."
"Excellent work, great communication, attention to detail A+ No hesitation in recommending this company."
"The restoration was done expertly and promptly by well-experienced personnel. Took time and effort to match existing materials with new materials resulting in an excellent restoration. DMJ exhibited excellent project supervision and management skills throughout the remodel."
"Provided EXCELLENT customer service. They were knowledgeable, helpful, skillful, and reliable. I am EXTREMELY pleased with the work that DMJ Restorations did."
"All the finished work I have seen done by DMJ Restorations is beautiful! Plus, the team is clean, professional, and made me feel safe sharing space with them."
"The entire remodel was the best I would ever want. The crew was very informed and very well versed on the project. I was given every detail on the various means to complete the kitchen makeover. The project was completed on time and was supervised all the way thru. I was kept informed on the progress of the construction of the materials needed. The crew that was brought in was the best and got the job done."
"We are building our dream home with DMJ in Vintage Oaks. The process has been great. Everyone at DMJ wants to make your vision a reality. They are professionals who care about quality. We’ve mostly worked with Monty and Dave. Both are responsive and super easy to work with. We’re very excited to see the end result soon."
"We hired this company to put in a bathroom in our upstairs game room. I had no idea the amount of work that would be involved, but they handled every step wonderfully. I would highly recommend fr any home project."
"Exceptional performance knowledge and work ethics. Recommend for any home repairs."
"DMJ did a fantastic job with our second story addition. It looks like it was originally part of the house and we couldn’t be happier with our experience."
"I had used this company for our full kitchen renovation last year and was so pleased we used them for a master bath reno. The quality of work was fantastic. For example, our home is older and the floors are slightly slanted. We had brick, shiplap and of course tile in the shower, all with extremely straight lines. Even with our uneven lines of our house, the lines of the work are perfect!!! People come in our bathroom now feeling like they are in a fancy hotel. They are professional, responsive, patient and very fair. I would use them again!!"
"DMJ Restorations was fantastic to work with. My wife and I have built a home together and remodeled several houses together over the years and have used many contractors. DMJ, by far, was the best we've ever dealt with; they are honest, have integrity, follow through on their commitments, and "go the extra mile" to make sure the project is done right and to your satisfaction. I would highly recommend them!"
Don & Virgina
I am loving my new kitchen by DMJ. The timeline was a little longer than I’d hoped and it caused some frustration with operating a business out of my home at the same time. At the end of the day, my kitchen is beautiful and much more functional than it was before! So much brighter too! Thank you to everyone that worked on my dream kitchen!
"DMJ was hired after I had water damage from a plumbing problem. They completed my job in three weeks, and that included a week to use blowers to dry my walls and floors out. They replaced all of my laminate floors downstairs and completely remodeled my bathroom, because of water damage. They were very punctual, hard working, and helpful. The supervisor, David, was extremely knowledgeable and gave me excellent suggestions regarding materials and fixtures etc. They were good at communication and I was always informed of what was being done. They have been diligent in checking back with me regarding the work and any details they might need to update. I found them to be completely trustworthy. I had never had to do a project like this myself and I was so glad that I made such an excellent decision on hiring this contractor. I would hire DMJ for any work I needed done, within their expertise. Thank you DMJ."
"Our project manager, Travis, oversaw the construction of our outdoor patio/kitchen project. He is very knowledgable about the building process and knows which subcontractors will provide the best outcome. He was responsive to questions. He was patient with us as we made changes to the original plans and gave excellent feedback. He is super friendly and fun to work with. He remembered to come back when the weather got cold to build our heater! We would want Travis as our project mgr on any future projects we do with DMJ."
"When we bought our current home the bathroom was a complete gut-job. Dave and his team came in and designed exactly what we wanted. It really surpassed what we expected in the quality of the glass and tile work. It is just unbelievable. We love our bathroom and have recommended DMJ over and over again. The project started and ended on time. The people working in your home get there when they are supposed to be there. It was a good experience and we will use them again."
"A good or bad review in my opinion should always start with a review of the people behind the service. So I’ll start there. The customer service that I received from this company was impeccable. I was at some point in contact with different levels of the company from the owners, to the project manager, the contractors, and the admin staff. Let me just tell you EVERY encounter was the same, it was Absolutely Amazing. So when the rebuild of my school which had flood damage was completed, I was beyond Satisfied! Thank you DMJ Builders for making a very stressful situation as easy as possible!❤ " Carmelita Carr All Drive Training Academy
"A great company to work with. Very honest and professional."
Bryan and Kacee C
"We redid our guest bath, it was a full gut job in a small space. The cabinet maker came over several times to make sure the measurements were correct. We also had a custom glass/metal shower door and it is amazing! The bath now feels so roomy, clean and crisp! We no longer cringe when a guest is over and ask to use the bathroom. DMJ got the vision of what we wanted and delivered. If you live in the San Antonio area you should give them a call and see what they can do for you."
"Great work, on time on budget!"
"We recently completed a kitchen renovation project and a room addition project with DMJ. In the initial phases, we had our project(s) quoted by six different contractors. DMJ was not the highest, but they were not the lowest. I’d say they were the most consistent and honest with their pricing. Some would tell you, “Sure, we can do it for that.” and then issue a hundred change orders. Scott was very deliberate and concise with the budget. We knew exactly what we were walking in to.
Our project took a little over five months to substantial completion, with another month or so of odds and ends (punch list items). We were without a functioning kitchen for about four months with demo starting in mid-January and our refrigerator delivered in April. We were thrilled with the result and couldn't be more pleased with how they handled and managed the process. Given the circumstances of completing a home renovation project during COVID, the guys were incredible. We certainly shared our ups and downs (sub-contractor delays, permitting delays, shipping delays) but the crew handled with absolute grace. They value quality above all else, so it is reflected in the cost of the project. But they were always willing to work with us on options if ever a change order was required.
I can only the imagine the amount of coordination it takes to source a sub and then get them to show up on time but that would honestly be my only major con the project. We lived in our home while the reno was taking place, so it was a pain when we prepared to have the crew in the house only to have them never show. These situations were always handled accordingly but we always hated being "those homeowners" who were nagging on this point. Dave and Jason were always very reassuring and never, ever seemed flustered. Well maybe only once, when dealing with Alamo Heights permitting but we all were! And we were very appreciative that we had Dave going to bat for us.
The initial use of BuilderTrend was a little clunky but we all got the hang of it as the project went on. It would have been exceptionally helpful to have Dave’s check point on a more regular cadence. There were a few weeks where he’d send a Monday email through BuilderTrend with the breakdown of expectation for the week. That was huge for us and helped alleviate concerns over timing and potential delays. It also helped us prepare. Toward the middle of the project, when we hit our plateau, we felt we needed to reach out to the crew to see what was going on when there hadn’t been people at the house working. We understand now to expect the lull, but we would have felt more informed if we knew what to expect. Maybe just a quick message from Dave saying, “nothing on the docket for this week, still waiting on xyz, but no delays on critical path.” Or something of the sort.
All in all, we are ecstatic with the result and are so happy we found DMJ. They are all knowledgeable and caring guys, and you will truly be in the best of hands. The kind of folks that we’ll continue to send our Christmas card!
I think it's clear we were happy because we just got them to quote us on our next project!"