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"Ethan has been our only contractor since we did our first kitchen renovation back over 15 years ago. We first added an octagonal kitchen to our mid-30's center hall colonial which came off without a hitch. Then later when Tropical Storm Floyd came through and ruined our basement, Ethan did the renovation work and crafted extensive built-in’s for us as we redid the space. We lived in that basement for the next 10 years non-stop.
Several years later we again wanted work done and Ethan took on a smaller job as we crafted a master bathroom suite complete with a skylight and custom tiled shower. Ethan was just as professional during the small job as the big one to come. In 2009-10 we undertook a major project to build on two more bedrooms and create the stone fireplace family room we had always wanted. It wasn't easy with an older house, but Ethan completed the whole addition within his estimate. I've recommended Ethan to many people over the years with no reservation. If you want a craftsman who is passionate about his work, you want Ethan. Recently a friend of mine had a local contractor do extensive work and now at the end of the job, they are arguing over the punch list and who pays for what’ s left to do. Another contractor will probably have to be hired to finish the job. This is not how Ethan works. The items would have been completed, period, if Schoss Construction was the builder."

The Williams Family
Westfield, NJ

"It is our great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for you and your construction crew. When we first began our kitchen renovation and family room addition, your contract was the only one presented of the five bids we solicited that detailed the work that would be done and the supplies to be
used. Once we awarded the contract to you, your dairy work was exemplary. An of the work was completed on or before the dates you outlined in your contract. The work site was always clean and save. Your workers were a pleasure to get to know.

It seems very true to say that "good enough" was not good enough for you. We were very impressed to see the care you put into your work; especially the very difficult lines drawn in our plans. Our project is now the focal point of our home. we not only enjoy it, we are so proud of it. My husband and I would be pleased to have you include our names on your customer recommendation let. Please feel free to have prospective clients call on us. We look forward on working with Schoss Construction on our next renovation project."

The Wisler Family


"Using Schoss Construction for our home renovation was a very positive experience. One of the main reasons was that Ethan Schoss was present on the job on a daily basis. Problems or potential problems were rectified as soon as possible. Friends whom have used construction companies that work on multiple jobs did not have a similar experience. Their schedule was thrown off and delayed because they needed to wait for the person in charge to eventually show up to rectify the issues. In addition, I felt very comfortable with all the sub-contractors. Everyone was very neat, courteous, and did a great job. People were working at my house everyday until the job was completed. All my phone calls were always answered as soon as possible. I would recommend and have recommended Schoss Construction to anyone who asks. My renovation went so smoothly that I can't wait to have more work done!"

The Schor Family
Westfield, NJ

"Our first renovation took place in 2000.  At that time, we added a new kitchen and forth bedroom to our house.  Ethan and his crew were professional, timely and their work was of the highest quality.  The superior job Ethan did on our first job led us to hire him again this year for a much larger project.  Currently, we are finishing a very extensive renovation on the same house.  We changed our cape-style house into a large center hall stone front colonial.  The work entailed digging a full basement under the house, removing the left side and the second floor of the house and then basically building a new home around the addition that Ethan had done back in 2000. Considering the scale of the project, it went along very smoothly.  Ethan is on the job every day making sure that things go as planned.  His subcontractors were professional, courteous and respectful.  This time we added many additional features such as columns and raised panels. The work is outstanding.  Ethan is extremely good at following up on every request - no matter how large or small.  He always returned my phone calls within minutes.  Ethan never cuts corners - everything is done to perfection.  I have recommended him to several of my friends and truly believe that you can't do better than Schoss Construction for your job.  Ethan is exceptionally good at what he does!"

The Mc Dermott Family
Chatham, NJ

"Schoss Construction did a complete renovation of what was our 3 bedroom ranch.  The house is now a 2 story 5/6 bedroom cottage style.  The project was extensive and Schoss Construction kept a tight schedule and completed the project within the stated timeframe. Ethan was excellent to work with.  He was organized from the start and gave us plenty of notice for when we needed to have fixtures, appliance, etc selected.  He was on the job every day and kept good communication with us.  He ensured the job site was clean and tidy at the end of each day.  His employees were friendly, courteous and clean.
 Our phone calls and messages were answered immediately.  Whenever an issue arose, Ethan took care of it right away.
The plumbing, electrical, & HVAC subcontractors were great and Ethan ensured they did their job well and timely.  The subs showed up when they were supposed to. We are very happy with our new home and the quality of the construction.   We would highly recommend Schoss Construction."

The Kelly family 
Westfield, NJ

"Having worked with other contractors before Schoss, we can tell you how reliable, trustworthy, clean and efficient Schoss is. But we all know it's about the product. Ethan and his team are great at what they do.""We have used Schoss Construction on 2 projects over the last 4 years. Having worked with other contractors before Schoss, we can tell you how reliable, trustworthy, clean and efficient Schoss is. But we all know it's about the product. Ethan and his team are great at what they do. Schoss completed a major remodel for us, which went off without a hitch. Any issues were handled quickly and decisively by Ethan. He's on the site every day to make sure that all goes according to plan. The subs that Ethan employs were courteous and helpful. We could not be happier with the process and the product. We will certainly use Schoss Construction again. "

The Kornfield Family
Westfield, NJ


"We hired Schoss Construction to rebuild our house (from the bottom up) during late 2009/early 2010. We enjoyed working with Ethan and really appreciated his hands on leadership in the entire process. Ethan was very organized and well thought out during the entire project, which allowed for a smooth building process from start to end. Ethan effectively managed all of the variables in building our house, such as coordinating his work and that of his sub-contractors, as well as coaching us well in advance to order any long lead items in a timely fashion. By keeping everything on track, including when items like our tile selections, bathroom fixtures, lighting fixtures and kitchen cabinets arrived, our house was able to finish construction in line with the original schedule. Similarly, Ethan helped us as we worked through potential add-ons and changes. As an example, after a plumbing constraint in our basement was identified, Ethan’s flexibility and advice allowed us to work through several options, which allowed us to upgrade from an original planned ½ bath to a full bath, while also adding a wet-bar into the space. Overall, we appreciated Ethan’s approach and quality execution throughout the project. The quality is even more evident today 3 years after we moved back in. We were very happy with the end result and would definitely use Ethan again."

The Boufarah Family


"Ethan Schoss is a rarity in Construction--someone who does what he says he'll do, on time and on budget. We have used Ethan twice now and each time have been delighted with the results. The first contract was an extensive renovation of our relatively newly constructed home to expand Kitchen, Dining area, create a Reading/Sun Room, add two bedrooms, a bathroom and create a Wine Cellar and Tasting Room. The second was to completely renovate the Master Bath enclosing the commode, creating a walk in shower with bulit in bench, redoing all aspects of vanities, tile, marble etc and opening and finishing a space above the Garage to create a utility room and home office. Ethan is meticulous in detail and virtually a perfectionist. He is adaptable to the inevitable changes of mind and clearly explains cost and time implications. He is well versed in local regulatory requirements, deals professionally with architects and uses reliable and high quality sub-contractors.  He exercises hands on control over his crew and sub-contractors and is present at the work site every day and often for much of the day. He is obsessive about leaving the site clean each day. He is also quite personable and easy to deal with clearly explaining upfront what the homeowner needs to do and by when to stay on schedule. What I have found most impressive is that he never "goes away". Whatever little issues arise afterwards (even two or three years afterwards) command his personal attention. This is why I describe him as a rarity in his field. I have no hesitation in recommending him. You will not be sorry."

The Gaynor Family
Scotch Plains, NJ


Find out why our clients have come to know and trust our outstanding service.   Read the great feedback we’ve gotten from our past customers.

"Ethan does all the things a good contractor does---keeps the project on budget and on time, communicates with the owner and responds promptly."
"Finally, with Ethan, I found a good contractor. Ethan does all the things a good contractor does---keeps the project on budget and on time, communicates with the owner and responds promptly, doesn't hit the owner with unnecessary change orders, keeps track of all the little details, uses good subcontractors, keeps the job site clean, and, most importantly, has high construction standards. Ethan wants to do a good job for his clients and he did a good job for me."

The Gardolph Family 
Westfield, NJ