James Foley and Monarch were a pleasure to work with! We used Jim and his team to do a couple of kitchen projects in our new (to us) home. First Jim designed, spec'd an built us a custom hutch in our kitchen finished with a tedious but fabulous looking brick wall. This piece completely changes the look of our kitchen (not to mention house) and we absolutely love it. Jim has a very good design eye and great taste and was able to steer us in design directions that we would not have come up with ourselves (including a gorgeous custom walnut top). We could not be more pleased with the custom hutch that Jim and his team had added to our home.
Our second project was more involved in that we wanted to "retrofit" in some brand new Thermador appliances into our existing kitchen layout. Our kitchen was not designed for these appliances to just "slip in". We really appreciated the way Jim used his many talents to thoughtfully design and execute an installation that created the minimum amount of disruption and waste in installing these appliances. As with our prior experience with our hutch, we couldn't be more pleased with the work done by Monarch. Through Jim's efforts, we now have the kitchen we have always wanted!
We're pleased to take a moment to thank Monarch Kitchen and Bath, Inc. for the wonderful job they did renovating our kitchen and bathroom. We are thrilled with the results.
With this being our second remodel project we have undertaken but the first in our new home in Chicago we were very cautious, wanting to avoid the home improvement fiasco. Of primary importance to us was to work with an ethical, reputable, and local company in addition to obtaining expert advice. We found all of this and more with James Foley and Monarch Kitchen and Bath. We felt we had the proper assistance and guidance when selecting the products and colors. Our experience working with him and his crew was very favorable. They all were courteous and respectful of our home and of our time.
We appreciate their expert advice during the entire process. Jim has a special ability to listen to the customer needs and wants to achieve a quality result. Our new kitchen and bathroom exceeded our expectations, and is more beautiful than we imagined when we began the process.
On an extensive remodel project that included gutting our kitchen and a bathroom , Jim was able to collate all the resources needed to complete the job. All the planning and conversations paid off with a consistent flow of work through the entire project. We appreciated all the high quality craftsmanship and creative ideas presented to make the whole project a success. We love our new space and able to refer Monarch kitchen and bath to our friends and family with confidence.
Jim has worked on many projects in my home. His knowledge and design experience makes him my "go to" guy for anything my wife and I are looking to do in our house.
He recently finished my basement complete with a custom bar, bedroom with walk in closet, full custom bath, and many other custom touches that are unique to my basement only.
Have an idea sketched on a napkin, Jim can make it come to life. Not sure what colors or what design you want, Jim will work with you on options, samples, and photos to help you along the design process.
Jim will be doing my kitchen/dining room remodel next year. I don't even bother with other bids.
I have used Monarch Kitchen and Bath to remodel / build specific portions of my house on numerous occasions and could not be happier with the workmanship and professionalism. I needed an entertainment center built in my basement along with some additional cosmetic work and to be honest didn't know where to start. I met with Jim Foley who could not have been more helpful in laying out a few different options for me to choose from. I decided to go with one option in particular and not only did he install a beautiful entertainment center, he tweaked the plan (with my approval) to make sure that every last inch was functional. I also used Monarch to install a locker system in my mud room which much like the entertainment center turned out to be gorgeous as well!
I have and continue to recommend Monarch to family, friends and neighbors as their work exceeded my expectations every time I used them!
Monarch Kitchen and Bath helped convert my office into a beautiful custom craft room. Jim Foley assisted with the plans and his attention to details was excellent. He made a custom desk, shelf and bench all to exact specifications of the room. I now have double the work space and a spot for all my supplies at my fingertips. The bench was made with beautiful details, and is my favorite spot in the room. The team also fixed the lighting in the office and I now have a bright room. In addition to the custom furniture, Jim coordinated the work on new hardwood floors and a new closet. I love my new room and I have already recommended him to friends and family!
I wanted to thank Jim for the work and expertise he has brought to my home. I have received lots of compliments for the work that was completed, especially the two story fireplace.
He took the time to listen to what I like and present options that I didn't know were available to me. The bath remodel moved along without delays and we had our master bathroom back in short time.
We couldn't be any happier with the work done by Monarch Kitchen & Bath and we will definitely use their services for all our future remodeling projects.
Patty and I are delighted with your work again! I know that our family will enjoy our new kitchen/dinette area for many years to come. We always host Thanksgiving and this year it will be even more special.
As you know, we did speak with a couple other contractors and we feel very lucky to have chosen you again. You have exceeded our expectations as you have with everything you have done for us over the last 20 years.
As always, you listened well, and had great ideas of your own. The quality of all your work and materials (especially the Bertch cabinets) is outstanding. We also were impressed with Mark and your entire crew. They were efficient and clean and the whole job was completed on time and with minimal disruption to our daily life.
Jim and his team are fantastic. Everything from the custom carpentry projects, electrical, plumbing, door installations, trim work and painting of our entire interior was great. They were professional, punctual, and clean up after their work. The attention to detail and finish work was amazing. I would recommend this company to anyone. I look forward to a future master bathroom job with them.
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