PJM Home Improvement – Testimonials



PJM Home Improvements recently gutted and remodeled our master bathroom. The result: Our new dressing room and bath has the look and feel of a spacious spa, and has been called “stunning,” and “classic” by friends. Skylight, woodwork, tiling, walls and decorative painting and fixtures—all were built or installed with attention to quality workmanship.

The remodeling process was also a pleasant experience: PJM completed the job in a timely and reliable manner, responding to the inevitable setbacks that occur during remodeling projects with graciousness and creativity. PJM Home Improvements receives high marks in all regards; I recommend them without reservation.

Sue Dillon
Wheaton, Illinois


Freshly remodeled basement in residential homeRecently my wife and I decided to look at the possibility of finishing our basement in our town home in Geneva.  We had 4 excellent and highly recommended contractors submit bids on the job that included adding a family/play area, bathroom, bedroom, exercise room, and a number of storage areas.  After carefully considering the offers from all the contractors, we selected Paul Minakov (PJM Home Improvement, Inc.) to do the job for us.  Now 8 weeks later we could not be more pleased with the final product.

From the first day until our final walk through with Paul, we were delighted with every aspect of the job.  Paul coordinated the entire process from start to finish with the precision of an engineer.  Framers, dry wall installers, plumbers, HVAC installers, and the electrician (his son Tim), all arrived when scheduled and worked from early in the morning until evening.  Each person that worked with Paul was professional, polite, and a true craftsman.  Paul continually supervised the work in each of these areas and made sure that all the work was done as requested.   He continually consulted with us over suggestions that he had for making changes in our original ideas that may result in an improved final outcome.  He kept us informed on any “problems” that arose and how we could best deal with them.  He was more than willing to make changes in our original ideas as we added or changed features such as tile in the shower and the granite tile wet bar counter top.  He always let us know what to expect the next day and always made sure each days work was followed by a clean up.  Paul is a perfectionist and made sure that both his and his co-workers jobs were done to the highest quality standards possible.  He and his helpers worked 6 days a week with minimum breaks and complete respect for our home and family.  Paul provided a number of sources that we could contact to help in selecting cabinets, paint, bathroom items, etc. – but allowed us to incorporate products and vendors that we wanted to use.  The whole process from the signing of Paul’s offer to the final day of completion could not have been a better experience for us.

I certainly recommend PJM Home Improvement Inc. and Paul Minakov without any reservations.  Paul is fair, honest, creative, hard working, reasonably priced, and so easy to work with throughout the entire process.  His work in cutting and laying tile, trim work, painting, and other related jobs was that of a true craftsman.  If you are looking for having a quality job done by a quality person who you can trust and work with seamlessly, please consider Paul Minakov and PJM Home Improvement for the job!

Larry and Linda Fass
Geneva, Illinois


Basement with hardwood floors and new paint jobPaul Minakov with PJM Home Improvement was recommended to us by good friends who were very pleased with his work on their basement.  In addition to quality workmanship, we were interested in working with a contractor/carpenter we could easily reach with questions or concerns when not on site and one who would complete work in a timely manner meeting all agreed upon commitments.  Paul and his plumbing, electrical and painting workmen far exceeded our expectations.  We now have a beautiful basement that was completed as scheduled.  Of particular note, Paul was able to take a rough sketch that we provided, and create a beautiful bookcase wall that incorporated three antique chest of drawers. Based on our experiences and compared to other contractors we have dealt with for kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects, Paul far surpassed all others we have worked with before.  His work ethic, his sense of urgency, the quality of the finished product and his excellent customer service are at the top of the industry.  We highly recommend PJM Home Improvement for your construction projects.

David and Mary Ann Proudfoot
Wheaton, IL


Living area remodeled with new hardwood floorsI can’t thank you and the entire PJM crew enough for the wonderful job you did transforming or bare/cold/dark basement into the beautiful living space it is now. From brainstorming the initial ideas to dealing with my last minute changes to executing the finished product, you and your staff have been a pleasure to work with. Every worker you brought in to work on our basement did only the highest quality of work and would not settle for anything else than exactly what I wanted. Your willingness to go the extra mile and provide an outstanding result at a great value is what makes PJM stand out from everyone else I had estimate this renovation. I will not only be recommending you to everyone I know, but you will be the only one I call if I need additional renovation work. Thanks again!

Jeff, Alison & Tenley Mezera


Home theater area re built and remodeledMy neighbors hired Paul Minakov of PJM Home Improvement to do an extensive remodeling project at their home.  I was continually impressed by the quality of his work, the diligence he and his crew showed on a daily basis, and the creativity showcased in his impressive solutions to problems.

When I decided to undertake a complete remodel of my kitchen, I did not hesitate to call Paul.  From start to finish, he and his crew showed the same diligent work ethic, fine craftsmanship and expert problem solving skills that have transformed my tired, dreary former kitchen into the beautiful, bright and cheery kitchen it is today.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.  It is without reservation that I highly recommend Paul Minakov of PJM Home Improvement.

Sue Knoebl