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Global Housing Contractors
Global Housing Contractors

Global Housing Contractors

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Introduction: Global Housing Contractors has more than a decade of experience serving the Central New Jersey area. We are professional, offer competitive prices, and have excellent customer service. We take great pride in our attention to detail work, our customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. We understand that a happy customer is a customer for life.

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20 employees

16 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Master bathroom

    Basement Finishing or Remodeling

  • Bathrooms makeovers

    Basement Finishing or Remodeling


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Great 4.7

93 reviews


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Minji K.

Kitchen Remodel

If you’re looking for a straight talking, no-nonsense contractor, look no further. From my initial meeting with James, he was professional and took measurements to give me an accurate quote. I ended up having James and his crew do a full remodeling of my Master Bathroom (see before photos where the bathroom was stuck in the early 2000s!) and also a full remodeling of my powder bathroom. He also did some smaller remodeling projects to my other 2 bathrooms (new vinyl flooring, new toilets, etc) and also did my kitchen backsplash. The work was completed on time and he did not charge me a cent over the initial quote I had received. Communication: I couldn’t have asked for a more responsive contractor. James responded via text within the hour (if not sooner). Personally, I preferred to speak with James over the phone or in person as I think tone can be misunderstood over text. However, any issues we ran into were resolved to my satisfaction by James. As with ANY home remodeling project, there will be problems that arise or miscommunication. James was great at explaining what potential issues might arise and helping me decide how to proceed. For example, in my master bathroom, I wanted to keep the mirror but my new vanity would overlap with the mirror. James thought of a creative solution to cut the mirror and it worked. Now, no review would be honest if I didn’t disclose any “problems”. In my basement bathroom, the old vanity was removed and a new one put in. James was honest in flagging that one of his guys hadn’t patched the large holes in the wall before installing the new vanity. He assured me that the holes would be fixed and it was promptly corrected. Unfortunately some of the holes couldn’t be fully reached because the new vanity was in the way. I wish the holes had been patched before the new vanity was installed as that would’ve been the proper method. But, having been a manager before, I understand these things happen and at least it’s not too visible. Tips if you decide to hire James: - Treat him with respect and he will do the same. - Make sure your contract clearly describes everything that is verbally agreed. James is great but he’s working so many projects that he could forget small details. It was always easiest for me to reference the contract as that avoided any misunderstanding. - Visit the work site frequently to make sure you’re happy with the progress. It’s much harder to fix or change something before something is installed. James is more than willing to address any problems if you can find it. In summary: I LOVE my new master bathroom. I feel like I’m at a luxury hotel when I’m in there. I will 100% be using James as my contractor for all future projects. I’ve already referred a few friends to him too. My powder room also looks amazing and every guest that uses it compliments the design. Good luck James and we’ll be in touch!
Global Housing Contractors's reply
Thank you very much ma’am for taking the time to write this review….I couldn’t have asked for a more precise and honest review like this. Thank you, it was truly a pleasure to have met you. Looking forward in servicing you in all your future projects. Be well and be safe.
Jun 11, 2021
Dani W.

Home Remodeling

I had such an amazing experience working with Global Housing Contractors on my home renovation. It was a huge project and I couldn’t be happier with James professionalism, manners and attention to detail. I had him on speed dial throughout the project and he was always there to ease any concerns. All of his team members that worked on the project were friendly and professional.
Global Housing Contractors's reply
Thank you very much ma’am, it was truly a pleasure to work for you and your family.
May 22, 2021
Luisa S.

General Contracting

Although I didn't end up selecting him for the job. He was easy to talk to, professional and had great suggestions for your project.
Apr 11, 2021
Diana M.

General Contracting

I had contacted James from Global Housing about a kitchen remodel and a new addition to our house. From the start and through the whole process James was extremely professional and responsive. He was easy to work with and revised the contract more than once to include ALL of the important details of the project. He was very good at explaining how things work. In the end, we did not end up hiring Global Housing for this project because we felt the amount of the initial deposit made us uncomfortable at such an uncertain time (at the start of the shutdown for the pandemic). James was very upfront about how all the money would be allocated and a complete professional. We did, however, call him when our downstairs half bath was flooded by the bath above. Himself, and another member of his team came the same day cleaned it up and repaired it right away and even called a few days later to check in. Overall we got a good impression and may use Global Housing on a project in the future.
Global Housing Contractors's reply
Thank you ma’am. Hope to work with you soon.
May 12, 2020
Stuart G.

Basement Finishing or Remodeling

Global built a bathroom for me in the basement of my condo. Global did everything from design, plans permits construction and approvals. The work was of high quality and the project an excellent value. Global was very responsive to me. We look forward to working again with Global when we renovate our kitchen next year.
Global Housing Contractors's reply
Thank you very much, it was truly a pleasure working for you. Looking forward in serving you on the next projects. Thank you very much.
Apr 28, 2020

License Type: Home Improvement Contractor (NJ)

License verified on 2/17/2021

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James Tapia


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing is based on complexity of the project, man hours or labor and material if they are included. Most of the time, in order for clients to save money or have flexibility, we advise them, if they prefer, to buy their own materials. That way they can shop around, bargain and use a credit card if they choose to.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First and foremost I listen....I do not talk about me and how wonderful I am and how me me me me.... Is the client's point of view that it matters and is their show. I'm there to listen and help our clients make their ideas a reality and always stay on budget.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I personally have a degree in Mechanical Drawing/Architectural Drafting. Which it has help me in the home building process. I have also worked as a Financial Advisor for a Major Financial Company. The experience of doing complete rehabbing of homes have given me the expertise of design and color coordination.

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