“Jim has the right personality for this. It’s easy to talk to him. “Big Jim” as we called him, is good at laying out options and is someone who knows what to do to keep things moving along. All his contractors are very responsive, very professional, and respectful too. We found him to be a good-natured guy. He had his opinions and heard our opinions as well.
Jim is a good communicator and things were done on time. He is on top of everything and things flowed one contractor to the next. Working with Jim, everything was delivered as promised and all was cleaned up at the end of the day – even the backyard. Of course, living in our home while the work was done, it was a disruption, however, Jim kept things to a workable level because of the way he managed the job. ”
Bernadette & Bryan – Willow Glen, CA
“Jim was recommended by our architect. I have worked with contractors and I have done a kitchen remodel before. The experience with Jim was one of professionalism that exceeded any other experience. He is meticulous about quality and very focused on details. It is everything I had hoped for! You don’t always get what you dream of or what you hope for, however this, THIS is awesome.
Those who saw our old space, before we did the work, say to me that they didn’t think it was possible for something like THIS to happen. They are surprised that we could do SO much with the space we had. They find the space to be at once functional, and warm and inviting. These days I’m in the kitchen all the time and makes me want to cook! This feels like an entirely new home and we only added -400 ft.² in the build-out of the utility room. I got my dream!”
Senny – Campbell, CA
“We decided on Jim for our Kitchen after he did such a great job on the upstairs remodel, laundry room, downstairs bathroom, external windows etc (half the house basically). We actually stayed in the house with two kids and it was not bad. Jim separated the house for us, and ensured at the end of each day his subcontractors cleaned up.
About Jim: Driven, perfectionist, manages sub contractors efficiently, great eye for spacial concepts, nice guy, manages time well… And most of all he really cares about the quality of his work. Jim would stand firm on what he believed but would always end with it was our money and our choice.
About the House: Wow, better than we expected, Jim made our house feel bigger without making it bigger. Kitchen is absolutely amazing, his recommendations were spot on, of course they cost us more in some cases but not all and 50% of the time that was us with our choices.
Now here is the amazing thing, Jim is a general contractor that not only once but twice was nearly spot on on his estimation of how long each project would take. Also he employs excellent sub contractors, to pick two, Jimmy the hardest working guy in the world and Jeff the electrician. thank you Jim.”
Bill E. – Mountain View, CA
Jim takes so much personal pride in delivering top quality results. He is very intelligent, caring, and “gets” the high-end expectation of his clients. He probably doesn’t realize his excellent taste and advice on interior design issues – an added benefit and bonus that comes with working with Jim. After working with the previous builder (who never tracked daily activity, neglected to set up site sign-in logs and failed to recognize sub-par work) Jim was a refreshing change. Jim keeps meticulous records and documentation and has an immaculate attention to detail.
Homeowner – Los Altos Hills, CA
“We’ve used J. Nord Wolfe General Contracting on two separate occasions: The 1st time was for a complete guest bath remodel 5 years ago and the 2nd time was just recently for our master bath “refresh”. On both occasions the level of service and professionalism we received was top-notch and we’re pleased with the results. I truly appreciated the attention to detail that the owner (Jim Wolfe), placed not only on getting the job done, but also on getting the job done RIGHT! Staying on schedule was important to us and I’m happy to say that our timeline was met. Mr. Wolfe’s a great person to work with: knowledgeable about the contracting business, articulate and has a great sense of humor. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again!”
Carter W. – Los Gatos, CA
“If you want a great contractor to work with Jim is your man! Jim is great to work with. We had been using another contractor for a major remodel that left us with an incomplete home and with numerous problems because of poor workmanship. Jim came in and fixed all the problems at a reasonable price. He helped us to bring action against our former contractor. We won the law suit against the former contractor. During all that time, Jim was sensitive to our needs and wants even though we were extra difficult because of our prior bad experience. Since then Jim has done a couple of other projects with us. Do yourself a favor and don’t settle for anyone else!”
Grant G. – San Jose, CA
“There is so much I could say about the work Jim did on my kitchen. It is so well done – floor is great, counters are great – everything. My kitchen designer recommended J. Nord Wolfe to me. Unlike another contractor who was late and did not show up every day, Jim showed up every single day, was responsive to my phone calls and he finished ON TIME.
Jim’s attention to detail is superb. I am not sure anyone else would notice, however, this is a really great example and I really love it. On the back-splash, Jim’s tile-setter chose the thinnest tiles and put them over an outward bump to mask it. As a result, the back-splash appears much flatter than it would otherwise. Before starting the kitchen remodel, I hated the cabinets. Now, I love everything and love cooking in my new space. Friends who see it are equally impressed and think it looks great!”
L. Burns – Mountain View, CA
“He has great ideas – many of them I used. Communication lines were always open and there was never a surprise. I would show this kitchen off to anyone! Having worked with several contractors in the past, I know the importance of staying in contact. Most contractors fall short and as a result, things don’t work out. In contrast, Jim was in constant communication. He manages his contractors really well and he stands solidly by the work he does. I was so pleasantly surprised when everything was done on time and within budget. Sure, there were things that took the project outside the original plan and new choices were made to along the way, however, there were never any surprises. And that’s huge! Everything Jim did made this house mine.”
P. O’Malley – San Jose, CA
“Jim Wolfe handled several projects at our home from a new hot water system, to a new roof, to updating the exterior of our home (troweled stucco) to a complete remodel of our back yard. Our favorite is the backyard which Jim transformed from nothing – to an outdoor oasis – complete with stamped concrete floor, outdoor kitchen, remote gas fire-pit, hot tub… it’s literally our outdoor family room where we spend a great deal of time, day and night, entertaining or just relaxing.
Jim genuinely cares about his client’s happiness and satisfaction, and that translates into quality workmanship…. he was super patient & knowledgeable. Jim has solid relationships with his vendors and subs. They admire and respect him and therefore work hard for him. Jim pays attention to detail so cutting corners or jerry-rigging is not an option. Jim has a great presence & a positive attitude – I loved seeing his huge smile arrive at my home every day – we look forward to our next project with J Nord Wolfe.”
Kim W. – Monte Sereno, CA
“We did not want to add to the house – we wanted to transform what was there into something better. I like how the layout of the family room, the floors, the new master bath – the combination makes it feel like a new house. The sum of all these changes are significant, even dramatic! Jim had good advice on construction considerations and a good eye for design. Jim pays attention to detail. He gets it right and does not take shortcuts. The things that Jim does himself were great and his subcontractors are very good.”
ZK – Cupertino, CA