DMJ Services

Renton, WA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Some run crews who are in it for the square footage... lick and stick type. I am in it for the finished product... for referrals and repeat customers. I am very particular when it comes to level, flat, and straight. If I don't like it, I replace it. I take the time to do a dry layout to make sure there are no "sliver" tiles. My name is on the job and I take a lot of pride in my work. Something else about me, if I can help it, I don't like to have transition pieces in thresholds. I like to make a smooth transition from one surface to the next. Sometimes the tile is too thick or the other surface is too shallow to permit that, but it is always my number one preference.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like the challenge of a new project and a new customer to impress. I like getting to use the skills that I've built to transform rooms into something beautiful, functional, and enduring. If it were up to me, I would tile the planet... well... leave the trees and flowers. It is always really flattering and fulfilling to have past customers call for a new job in a new area of their home. It's fun getting to see them again and beautify a new area for them.
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Location

Renton, WA 98057

Years in business

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Kelsey A. Oct 18, 2012
    Devin and Janessa did a great job. Their price was affordable, they always responded to my calls/emails in a timely manner, and they did a fantastic job on my bathroom floor. I'm hiring them again to complete my kitchen backsplash. I would definitely recommend DMJ tile.
  • Virginia H. Jul 3, 2011
    We are so pleased with our lovely new shower! The tile work was superb and an old shower which presented a variety of difficult problems was transformed into a sturdy, beautiful, modern shower.
  • MargoDan M. Jun 21, 2011
    Devin is an outstanding craftsman. We are installing marble tile in our bathroom; but don't have the proper tools or experience to bull-nose the edges ourselves. We hired Devin of DMJ Services. He did an outstanding job and completed the work in 1 day (54 lineal feet). I highly recommend him for bull-nosing tile, and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him for the complete tile job. His craftsmanship is evidence that he has been doing this kind of work for many years. He does exceptional work!
  • Jared P. Jun 2, 2011
    Devin and Janessa are friendly, hard working, talented, and efficient. They did a fantastic job in my bathroom with the tile. I was most impressed with their attention to detail and willingness to work with me until I was happy with the result. The tile work is beautiful and an excellent centerpiece to the remodel. I recommend them very highly.
  • Sarah G. May 27, 2011
    DMJ Services did an excellent job in our kitchen and dining room. They involved us in the process of choosing the layout and gave me a great focal point in the walkway. They left no mess and all work was done to perfection!
  • Kelli G. May 27, 2011
    Devin and Jen did a wonderful job tiling our bathroom floor, shower and surrounds. They had such incredible attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship. I was very impressed and would recommend their quality work to anyone. There pricing was fair and reasonable as well.
  • Anne L. May 26, 2011
    DMJ services did a fantastic job on the tile in my bathroom. Devin and Janessa are friendly, hard working, talented and efficient. The first thing that attracted me to DMJ was their excellent price. It was a fixed price over $1000.00 less than other bids I received. Seriously. The job that Devin and Janessa did was fabulous. They worked with my crooked, sloping,104 year old house, and installed the tile beautifully! I just got a complement on it again today! When remodeling my home I found it very difficult to find subcontractors that were: 1. Affordable 2. Efficient 3.Competent. I would often only get two of the three qualities. With DMJ, we got all three. They receive my highest recommendation.
  • Joanni J. May 26, 2011
    I was looking in all the wrong places trying to find the right materials for my kitchen remodel. I wasn't even sure I could afford tile until I talked with Devin at DMJ Services about our project. He directed me to companies that had beautiful high-end tile at discounted prices within my budget. Although he and his wife Jen are the professionals, they both worked with me to understand the process, create the layout of the tiles how I wanted the design to be, accommodate my schedule so my household was disrupted as little as possible, and worked efficiently finishing the project through all it's phases with minimum stress or concerns on my part. The end result was a beautiful, stunning tile job at a reasonable price. They are not just tile installers. They are craftsmen whose workmanship and ethics outshine their competition. I hope they post some pictures so you can see for yourself how beautiful their work is. I highly recommend DMJ Services to anyone contemplating tile work.
  • Kirk B. May 26, 2011
    DMJ Services installed our flooring after flooding in our basement last December. Their pricing was competitive and the quality is exceptional. We are very pleased with our floors, and we receive compliments on them every time we have guests.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It's not complicated. Everything is itemized like an excel spreadsheet so you can add or subtract services to the agreed upon pricing. The most confusing I suppose would be the "trip charge". That is not for coming out to your house to install your tile. That is simply for having to pick up the material you have already agreed to supply- i.e. the tile and the grout. If you have agreed to supply it and then decide that you'd rather have us pick it up, that is what the "trip charge" fee is.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm always on-line and often in stores looking for new and better ways of doing tile. The latest class I've been to was last summer I got Wedi certified. I am absolutely sold on that product for wet areas. It is permanent water-proofing when installed correctly. It is lightweight and super strong... an amazing combination in this field. I love the stuff and can easily rest my guarantee on all my Wedi work. It is more expensive material, but it is also labor-saving... especially for shower pans. I would use Wedi in my own home hands down. You know they make commercial steamrooms out of the stuff?
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I actually kind of fell into it. I've always been a go-getter on the lookout for a business to run on my own. A guy approached me needing help on his tile job. Things snow-balled from there, and I've been in tile ever since. I'm a strong guy, so the lifting of the tile day in and out never bothered me. My brain is geared towards spacial and mechanical workings, so layout and tool performance came pretty natural to me. I also love research and have compiled an odd assortment of tools that are super handy for a tile-guy though not necessarily conventional. Long story short, the trade just suits me and I love it.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Let's see... shower and tub surrounds are frequent. Floors are maybe just as frequent. Countertops, backsplashes, and wainscoting come next on the frequency scale. Next comes decks, fireplaces, and ceilings. Finally is the waterjet design... which we would absolutely love to do more of. Check out the picture of the seagull. A sweet older lady wanted a beach themed bathroom, and that's something I was able to make up for her. In that same bathroom I got to install actual river rock for her shower floor. She loves the way it feels on her feet... kind of like a massage.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure your contractor is licensed bonded and insured. Ask questions about waterproofing. Ask for referrals. Ask if they have pictures of previous jobs... it'll show they take pride in their work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Tile is an art, and, as such, can take a bit of time. I've had customers with a bit of square footage expecting me to tile it in a day... that's just not the way it usually works. Go ahead and ask me about the timeframe I expect for your project. It varies with each project, but on most "mid-size" projects, expect at least a week. I do it right and I do it above ANSI standards. The fastest has been two days (an entryway)... one for demo, prep, and tile, and the second for grout... but general projects aren't usually that fast.