Kitchen and Bath Client Testimonials
"My wife and I contracted Jim to design and build our Kitchen, Master Bath, Laundry Room and Powder Room in 2014/2015. Jim and the entire TrueLeaf team did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend them to anybody looking to renovate there home. "
– Christopher O.
"We just wanted to say thank you for all you did to make our house so beautiful and functional for our family. We love coming home to it each day! Please also thank your contractors again for us. They were the best - always so timely, professional and very knowledgeable."
– Maria R.
"Once we had decided to renovate our kitchen, laundry room and mudroom, we began to research kitchen contractors in the area. We asked many friends who they had used and were shocked that so many people recounted having had a very negative experience with their kitchen renovations. Fortunately, a realtor told us that she had seen True Leaf Kitchen's work and suggested that we give them a try.
One Saturday morning, we stopped into the True Leaf showroom in Basking Ridge. Immediately, we were warmly greeted and were very impressed with the time that was taken by Miss Alison Burke to explain the True Leaf process. We scheduled an appointment with the owner, Jim Barna, and were immediately impressed with his creativity, honesty, knowledge and friendly approach to the project at hand.
Jim's vision for our renovation was very detailed and we were thrilled that he had listened carefully to our needs and customized a plan to accommodate our lifestyle. The True Leaf method also proved invaluable along the way; as decisions needed to made on products or materials, True Leaf was always available to answer questions or provide guidance along the way. Miss Alison Burke went out of her way to meet us at various suppliers and took the time to understand our vision and our decision-making process. Jim Barna, personally met us at the stone quarry to help us pick out our granite counter tops and was always readily available to provide advice.
Once the renovations were underway, we were always kept well informed on the developments in the project. Any necessary adjustments in the project's design or timeline were always communicated to us in a detailed and accurate manner. Any questions that we posed along the way were also answered promptly.
We could not have been more pleased with the carpentry and tile work, provided by Jim's subcontractor, Eck Construction. In fact, we started referring to Eddie and Chris as "The A team" because we were so impressed with their talent, professionalism and work ethic. It was refreshing to see how much care and pride Eddie and Chris took in their work and we always felt like they treated our home like they would treat their own homes.
As for lighting, we were very specific with our desire to have LED lighting throughout our spaces. We could not have been more pleased with the work by Jim's subcontractor, R and L Electrical Contractors. The lighting work in our spaces is exquisite and we truly appreciated the care that was taken by all of the electricians on the project.
Rarely in life do end results actually exceed your expectations, but this was definitely the case with True Leaf Kitchens. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Jim Barna and his team of professionals at True Leaf Kitchens and are completely blown away by the beautiful spaces that True Leaf Kitchens created. This company provides a great product and a great experience and I would highly recommend True Leaf Kitchens to anyone considering a home renovation!"Read Full Testimonial
– Mary J.
"We wanted to thank you for the great job you all did on our kitchen renovation. We recently hosted a gathering to rave reviews of your design and execution. As with all projects, we expected the normal ups and downs, but can't say enough about the final outcome."
– Steve and Mary H.
"All is well at our house. I do LOVE my kitchen and we did have a great experience with True Leaf and I would recommend them highly. They did our kitchen and master bath, added a butler's pantry, relocated our laundry room and put a mud room in its place. They have expanded a bit since I used them, but many of the same people are still in place. Jim Barna is the owner and would be your first point of contact.
We were planning another project recently and we didn't even consider any other companies - we just called Jim again. Another family in our neighborhood did some work with True Leaf a few years ago and they are back doing another project right now. The fact that they are getting repeat business is probably the best review of all."
– Julie O.
"There are a lot of "kitchen designers" out there who merely sell and install cabinets. TrueLeaf actually does a superb job of designing a kitchen and installing it. there is a BIG difference. They really make it work in place. Everything they installed was seamless with the existing house. They knew more about what we needed and wanted than we did ourselves!"
– Paul S.
"We're really pleased with the final result with the kitchen and are enjoying it greatly."
- Julie and Manning
"We still love our kitchen, thanks for helping us make our house our home.
I wanted you to know that I have never forgotten what a pleasure it was to work with you, and I have recommended here too many people."
– Fauzia Burke
"Love my new kitchen – and all the additional space. Moreover, everyone loved it over the holidays! I do want to comment about your great work partners – Csaba, Chris, Pete, Kyle, Dave – all so very nice and also extremely neat."
- Susan G.
"We are very happy with the new kitchen. Your team makes dreams come true."
- Lisa F.
"LOVING our TrueLeaf Kitchen"
- Karen F.
"Everybody at TrueLeaf has been amazing! All of the contractors were great to work with and so responsive to my questions! Thanks for a great job. I love my new kitchen"
- Nicole O.
"Thank you for our beautiful new kitchen. We absolutely love it. All those months of planning and designing paid off because we now have a space that makes our day-to-day life so much more enjoyable. Your entire team was a pleasure to work with. They are quality people who produced a quality product. So please accept our sincere gratitude. We have the most beautiful kitchen in town - and maybe even the entire state of New Jersey! We could not be more happy"
- Patrick & Michele F.
"Thank you for being with us every step of the way. We appreciate and admire how our new kitchen came together. It was a pleasure to work with you and your skillful and knowledgeable staff. We are happy with our TrueLeaf kitchen!"
- Laura & Steve M.
"We are enjoying our new kitchen and will do so over the Christmas Holidays as well. Thank you so much for a great job, done in a timely fashion with all minor problems solved quickly and to our satisfaction! Next the bathroom! We will be in touch."
- David & Deidre K.
"TrueLeaf managed a major reconstruction project for us from design to finish. It included two bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry room as well as updating some doors, windows and electrical.
The results are beautiful and we love our new home. The design team is excellent, very experienced and willing to work within any budget. Jim Barna is a pleasure to work with and he follows up on any issues that may arise, which is inevitable in a project of this magnitude. It's a great team of pleasant, professional people. Again, we love the outcome and love coming home."
- Paula & Henry R. Patrick
"We love our TrueLeaf Kitchen! It is not only beautiful and comfortable to be in, but it is functional too! No detail was overlooked!"
- Joy O.
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for creating the perfect kitchen from what was a very difficult open space. I can not say enough good things about how creative your design was and how it will be the focus of many hours of cooking and great entertaining. The quality of the cabinets is first class and your help in color and stain selection was invaluable. The bathroom vanities compliment the quality and beauty of the kitchen."
– Duke P.
"Working with TrueLeaf was the most enjoyable construction project we have ever had. From beginning to end, TrueLeaf was reliable, responsive and professional. TrueLeaf combines a professional, high quality job with a warm, personal approach."
– Keri K.
"Working with Jim and TrueLeaf was a great experience. Jim helped us layout our space. This involved a complete upgrade to our kitchen and living area environment. Our home is so much more enjoyable and we love our new kitchen. In addition, Jim’s knowledge of contractors and the ability to work through with us together with contractors to get the job complete and to our satisfaction was terrific."
– Brock N.