For 19 years, we lived in a 940 square foot high rise on Milwaukee’s lower east side. Our quandary – move or renovate. After meeting with Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, we decided, “We’re renovating.”
Our challenges were aesthetics, functionality, and the utilization of limited space – they aren’t anymore. The plans were innovative, beautiful, and pragmatic. The outcome is, essentially, a new home we’ll never leave.
The process was pretty damn smooth and that isn’t easy in a high-rise condo. Whether it was choosing designs and appliances or working with the city, our management company or our neighbors, processes were handled in a timely and thoughtful manner. Dimension Design-Build-Remodel made a tough process much less stressful.
One final note, we asked to be back in our place by Christmas – they got it done, which was a great Christmas gift.
Lisa and Rob H., Milwaukee
I have known Dave for a few years, as we met through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Builders Association and I have worked with him on the business side. I referred one of my clients to him to evaluate a large project they were looking at. Throughout the process, Dave was professional and prompt with his follow-up. His advice and suggestions were great, and he provided my clients with a tour of Wisconsin's first “Healthy Home” built by his company. Dave's industry knowledge and professionalism are second to none. Plus, I have learned a lot about healthy building and living. I highly recommend Dave and Dimension Design-Build-Remodel for your next custom home build or remodeling project.
Matthew M., Sunset Bank, Waukesha
Dave truly cares about building healthy homes and this is reflected in the quality of the materials used throughout his properties. As a Building Biologist, I have tested thousands of new homes for pollutants and Dave's homes are far superior to anything I've tested from the standpoint of air quality and health-supporting environments.
Martine D., Indoor Environmental Air Testing Inc., Madison
If you are looking for a partner who will walk you through the complete build process while allowing customization, Dave is your builder. With an eye focused on details, he understands the client's concerns and goals and designs the home based on the vision the client has. Quality materials and excellent construction - this is your company!
John G., Waukesha
Dave and his team are phenomenal at what they do. True craftsmen and extremely professional with the customer and their overall health at the focal point. I would highly recommend Dimension to anyone in the Milwaukee area looking for a premium design/build remodeling contractor!
Brian T., Delafield
We had both bathrooms remodeled going from one and a half bathrooms to two full baths. Our kitchen countertops, flooring, and painting was all redone and our basement was remodeled giving me a beautiful new “Man Cave” - workout area, sitting area, library shelving, a new pantry, two new enclosed storage areas, and lots of other shelving.
Dave Kallie of Dimension Design-Build-Remodel Inc., the contractor and coordinator for these projects, hired superb subcontractors. Plumbing, electric, sheetrock, carpenter, flooring, plumbing fixtures, tile, HVAC, and painting were all outstanding and did wonderful work.
There have been some minor issues since the project’s sign off that have arisen and Dave has addressed these with an outstanding attitude and sense of urgency. He has made sure that we are completely satisfied and hasn't left us hanging in the wind.
He addressed our concerns as they arose during the approximate four to five months of remodeling. Dave always kept us up to date as these projects progressed and he has excellent attention to detail skills. He caught things during the process that we never thought about that ultimately saved us money in the long run.
My wife and I highly recommend Dimension Design-Build-Remodel Inc. for all of your remodeling needs.
Bob H., Wauwatosa
We love our kitchen! We worked with Dimension Design for over 1 year before we committed to sign with them. Dave was very patient and worked hard to put my ideas on paper until we were sure about the finished product to our satisfaction. Once the project started Dave and Jim were very accommodating and ready to work with our wishes during the construction period. I do have to say with great sincerity that Jim has been one of the best carpenters I have ever worked with. I would recommend this construction company with out hesitation. They did a beautiful job to create our dream kitchen within our budget.
Chris and Alicia
Words alone cannot describe the exceptional, meticulous, attention-to-detail work that Dave Kallie and Jim DeWalt provide! From the very start of our Basement finishing project we were thoroughly impressed with both Dave and Jim, and our expectations of what the finished project would look like were far exceeded. Working together they turned my basement into an exceptional, functional, and beautiful area of my home.
These gentlemen are professionals in every single respect, they do not cut corners whatsoever, think through and ahead during the construction process, and recommend changes to the project to make it a much, much better finished project (and at no additional cost too).
If you are considering using this firm and hiring these Gentlemen you're more than welcome to contact me directly for a personal reference (Cell: 608-770-4568). These Gentlemen are head and shoulders, belt and buckle above their competition. When my wife and I build our next home in a few short years, these Gentlemen will be our craftsman and our builders.
Pete and Cari
We own a home that was built in 1955. We still had the originals windows. It was time for us to invest in new windows and Dave and Jim did a fabulous job on our windows and one new door. We will definitely call them for future projects.
I cannot even begin to tell you how impressed I was with Dave and Jim from Dimension!
We needed to remodel our existing cedar deck into something more durable and low maintenance. Met with six different contractors and Dimension really stood out due to their easy-going personalities as well as their attention to detail.
Ended up going with a composite material and once the weather cooperated, Jim was here everyday rebuilding our deck! The end result is better than I ever expected!!
This is one of the first experiences with contractors where I actually looked forward to them coming over, they were fun to talk with, listened to what I wanted and did a superior job. I'm already plotting my next project for them. I will use them again and strongly recommend them to anyone looking for any type of remodeling work.
THANK YOU DAVE AND JIM!!
Scott and Karen
Menomonee Falls, WI
After hearing all the horror stories about contractors that are floating around out there, we were hesitant to start our much needed bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. When we finally decided to move ahead, and began gathering bathroom estimates, we saw it all. Some contractors insisted in telling us how they were going to do the job; others were too agreeable, and presented lightweight estimates that we knew were too good to be true. When we found Dimension, Inc., and met Dave Kallie, everything changed. He really listened to our ideas, and worked with us on developing a remodeling plan that included significant improvements, while also staying within our modest budget. The transformation in our bathroom is remarkable. The quality of the work is very good, it fits with the style of our home, and we are more than pleased with the results. Dave and Jim were a pleasure to work with. Any minor issues that came up during the remodeling were resolved immediately to our satisfaction. We were so happy with the process, that we asked Dimension, Inc. to handle our similarly modest kitchen remodel. The results once again are just great! It has been a pleasure to work with them, and I would highly recommend Dimension, Inc. to anyone with an upcoming remodeling project.
Dimension Inc was very professional and easy to work with. The quality and craftsmanship of the job went beyond our expectations. Looking to have them replace all the outdated woodwork in the house.
First, great workmanship. I’ve known Dave for probably 15 years and didn’t feel the need to shop around because I think very highly of him. The work in both the bathroom and the kitchen certainly supported my trust. Everything looks great and is sure to add significant value to my house. Second, Dimension is sensitive to cost. Dave suggested several ways I could save money (for example, I did the demo work, picked up a lot of the supplies, etc.) and suggested appropriate expenditures for the kind of house I have—i.e.,high quality but nothing over the top. Third, Dave’s architecture background was very helpful in the design. His suggestions certainly saved me from some bad decisions and resulted in work that exceeded my expectations.
I fully intend to use Dimension for future work as the need arises and will unreservedly recommend Dimension to anyone I know who is looking to remodel.
This was partial bathroom remodel that was a little tricky because we wanted to repair and replace a failing tile floor while not damaging or disrupting the whole bathroom. The contractor was up front in the beginning with possible worst case scenarios so we wouldn't have any surprises. The demolition went well and was done carefully so as not to damage the parts of the bathroom we were keeping. The backer board and tile install was not the easiest because of some tight spaces but they took there time to make sure the cuts were right and it came out looking great. Overall, the job was kept very clean, communication between the contractor and us was good and the finished product looks great.
They gave me an estimate for remodeling a kitchen, first floor, bathroom, master bath remodel project. They are very professional. I had nothing but good things to think about them during the process. It just came down to a cost issue. Their bid process was cleaner than any other one I had. In one swoop, they brought every sub-contractor in at one time. They were good.
We used Dimension to construct a lower level bathroom in our townhouse in June 2010. It was a build from scratch, including the need to relocate and add some plumbing lines (and access others though the lower level concrete floor), add walls and electricity, provide finished cabinetry and tile work. While we did not want to over-improve the space, we wanted a simple classic look that would blend into the finishes in the rest of our home and not look like an add-on or after-thought.
We were pleased with Dimension’s work. Dave Kallie paid attention to the details in the planning process, and prepared a thoughtful design. He presented us a detailed timeline and budget, and Dimension adhered to it throughout. The work was of very good quality. And when the occasional issue arose -- as they always seem to in projects like this -- Dave and Jim DeWalt were both very responsive in resolving any problem and finding ways of dealing with the unexpected. We would gladly use Dimension again for another project in our home, and recommend Dimension to others looking for quality remodeling and building services.
Ken and Anne
My wife and I met Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc owner David Kallie in 2012 while visiting some kitchen remodeling open houses in our local community of Brookfield Wisconsin. We were very impressed with Mr. Kallie's workmanship and his professionalism. In August 2012 we decided we wanted to remodel our condo kitchen and immediately remembered having met Mr Kallie. We contacted him shortly thereafter and begin working with him on our kitchen remodeling project. The project was a complete remodel of our kitchen including replacement of a peninsula with an island, most cabinets, appliances, and lighting fixtures, all counter tops, and relocating the sink and electric range and ovens. David was very creative and responsive in developing a plan, which we wanted executed while we were in Arizona for the winter. He would be working with our decorator friend as facilitator in our absence throughout the project. The project was completed on schedule just as we returned from Arizona in April 2013, and at our budgeted estimated of approximately $50,000. Working with David and his crew was an extremely enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone looking for a major remodeling project.
Jerry and Caroline
I was so happy with these guys. Work was good, nice people to work with and most of all...if you had a problem with anything, they were ready to deal with it and resolve it. My friend hired a different designing firm and was so UNHAPPY! I WAS NOT with Dimension Inc.
Sharon and Mike
My house in Brookfield was the third house I had some remodeling done in by a professional company. I have done two kitchen remodels and hired Dave with Dimension to remodel a master bathroom. Dave was a great contractor to work with in all facets (planning, pricing, demolition, remodeling, finishing work). He has an design background so he was thoughtful in making suggestions to the architect's/professional designer's plans. He communicated often and was always available to answer questions (even on a Saturday morning). One of Dave's sub's installed the steam piping in the shower incorrectly. Upon being notified that the steam was near the bench instead of near the door, Dave had the problem corrected expeditiously with no additional cost to the me the homeowner. Dave did this without complaining even though I could have noticed the plumber's error when it was roughed in instead of noticing it after the tile had been installed. This project came in on time and within budget. Dave was the first contractor I have worked with that did not "change order" me to death. While we had changes to the project, and pursuant to the contract he could have issued/charged for a change order, Dave did not charge me because the changes did not increase the cost of the project. Dave has my contact information and if anyone would like to discuss this review, please get in touch with me either through Dave or at email@example.com.
Barak and Elizabeth
Thank you so much for building our wonderful upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Not only do we love it, it is the nicest bedroom area we have ever lived in. You are a dream to work with and went above and beyond to help us in every way. We look forward to working with you on our future projects.
Kipp and Anne
Believe it or not, my wife HATES SHOPPING. Many men might consider that a blessing. However, my wife does have exquisite taste and a knack for decorating which can be very costly at times. We both agreed my bathroom needed renovation to provide increased handicap accessibility. We discussed the subject for well over a year, lacking the motivation to start SHOPPING for renovation products. Then we found the website for DIMENSION DESIGN, BUILD, REMODEL INC.
Dave (the project manager/owner) at DIMENSION INC was a perfect match for us. He listened carefully to our ideas for the project without interjecting personal opinions, and then provided a contract proposal complete with every detail of the project including scope of work, clean up and payment schedules. His close attention to detail and projections provided a very realistic timeline, which was important in our planning since the alternate bathroom in the home is not handicap ready.
Dave provided a list of preferred suppliers which took the mystery out of the shopping portion of our responsibility. He directed us to tile and fixture stores that are known for their professionalism. Within 10 minutes at the tile store my wife had completed HER selections for MY bathroom. Fixture shopping was also as quick.
Next we met Jim who participated in and oversaw the daily work including specialty subcontractors. The 1970’s bathroom disappeared and was replaced by polite, punctual and skilled craftsmen. Jim listened intently and acted quickly on last minute changes to the plan. My wife is somewhat of a perfectionist, and she has nothing but praise for the entire crew and the end product. We have developed a great deal of respect and trust for everyone involved with this project, and some participants have been asked back to the home to complete projects unrelated to the bathroom.
The best news is we stayed within an acceptable budget and had enough funds to include a beautiful tile mural of a mermaid placed above the toilet. My bathroom has become a regular feature of the tour offered to our guests. Dave has pictures and you are welcome to request a tour with Dave. And by the way, we will want to know if you noticed the ship in the background of the mermaid mural!
Thank you DIMENSION DESIGN, BUILD, REMODEL INC.
Frank and Cindy
Since Dimension, Inc. completed the remodeling of our kitchen, we have been singing their praises to our family, friends, and co-workers. From start to finish, they were a joy to work with. At our first appointment with Dave, he took the time to get to know us and understand our needs and concerns about our kitchen. In just a few short days Dave designed a fresh, new, ingenious layout for our kitchen that addressed all of our needs and worked within our budget. During the proposal, Dave explained the project in great detail. He went over every part of the contract and included a detailed schedule to prepare us for what to expect.
Work began as scheduled, and from the first day, Jim went above and beyond what was required of the job, displaying expert craftsmanship, paying attention to our needs and coordinating the job down to the finest detail. Jim showed respect for the job and our home, making sure that work areas were always left clean and minimizing the inconvenience inherent with a kitchen remodeling project. We could not have asked for a better person to be in our home, making the design into reality.
We also were impressed and greatly benefited from the suppliers, tradesmen (plumbers and electricians) and interior design experts that Dimension works with. We received the quality we wanted as well as invaluable advise and service. We especially enjoyed and appreciated working with the interior designer Dave recommended.
We would recommend Dimension with no reservations in a heartbeat, and be available to discuss our project. For any projects we have in the future, they will be our first stop.
Chuck and Shelley
We are extremely satisfied with our master bathroom remodel work by Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. Dave and Jim give true meaning to the word professional. Dave was very easy to work with in the design phase of our bathroom and was also essential in guiding us throughout the process. Jim is an amazing craftsman and was also key in communicating with us daily throughout the various construction phases. We would comment daily on how clean the area around the bathroom was.
We would highly encourage and refer anyone looking for remodeling work to call Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. Dave and Jim are an incredible team and will make sure they capture your remodel visions and make them reality.
Patrick and Annie
Safe installed in shelving with doors made to match the woodwork in the room. The safe installation was a pleasant experience and there was alot of respect for the pets that also reside in my home. The carpentry and all work was done with extreme professionalism as well as respect for my schedule - would recommend and also use again Thanks for a job well done
We can't be happier with their work, from beginning to end. The most impressive part about Dimension Design is their professionalism and their attention to details.
We originally thought to dry-wall the whole basement, but Dimension suggested to divide the basement into two parts and leave the utility room as is, which would be a cheaper project but turned out to be perfect for our purposes.
Dave at Dimension is one of the best contractors a homeowner can wish for. He is knowledgeable and resourceful but not condescending at all. He puts out a design very personalized and yet always has an eye on functionality. Jim at Dimension did most of the carpenter work and other things. His work is absolutely beautiful, and we greatly appreciate the fact that he worked extra hours so that we can get our basement ready for a party.
We enjoyed our basement tremendously. We will definitely use them again and recommend them to friends.
Michael and Ying
We all just wanted to tell you how very pleased we are with the renovations and say what a great job everyone did. You are consummate professionals and your work reflects that. Everyone who has seen the basement room thought the transformation amazing and asked who had done the work. We of course gave them your name and hopefully set some prospects your way. Thank you again for a great job. Be assured that we will think of you often as we enjoy our new playroom.
Sally and Claudia