About this pro
16 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
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.Oct 18, 2012
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.Jul 4, 2011
- 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.