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Next Stage Design + Build

Diamond Certified Company Report

Next Stage Design + Build

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i
Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 442 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Jennifer H.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

1 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I was very happy with their services, and I would use them again.

They stuck to the schedule and the budget. They worked with me throughout the whole process to get me what I wanted.

Shawna R.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

2 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

You get what you pay for. The price is high, but the service is extraordinary. They're organized, on time, professional, and you can trust them.

They were always on time for every appointment.

Susan M.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

3 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The design team is excellent, in terms of helping you get what you want. The contractor who is on site is very punctual and informative. His work is top-notch.

Working with the design team was my favorite thing.

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Jim Kabel, President

Next Stage Design + Build (formerly Case Design/Remodeling) is a full-service residential remodeling company that serves clients in Santa Clara County. Founded in 2004 in San Jose, the firm’s design/build remodeling services cover kitchens, bathrooms, complete home remodels, additions, decks, porches and garages. It also handles trim repairs, drywall, doors and windows, basic electrical and plumbing work, and other jobs that require little or no design work.

President Jim Kabel says he was inspired to start Next Stage Design + Build because of personal experiences. Frustrated with the lack of interest and capability local contractors showed him when contacted to work on his home projects, Mr. Kabel left the high-tech industry with a new goal in mind: to bring a high level of responsiveness, client care and guaranteed quality to the home improvement business.

Next Stage Design & Build features an in-house design staff, project management and lead carpenters that enable complete design, management, and construction of clients’ projects from start to finish. The company provides complimentary consultations with remodeling sales consultants, and it only hires security-cleared, experienced craftspeople. All of this had led to numerous awards for design and customer satisfaction both nationally and locally.

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COMPANY CONTACT
Service AREA

Santa Clara County

SERVICES PERFORMED

Residential Interior and Exterior Remodels
Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
Residential Additions
Home Remodeling Projects

BRANDS Supported
  • Andersen

  • Caesarstone

  • Cambria

  • COREtec

  • Hansgrohe

  • James Hardie

  • Kohler

  • Marvin

  • Milgard

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON Next Stage Design + Build

Next Stage Design + Build handled every phase of this kitchen remodeling project.

Company Profile

Next Stage Design + Build (formerly Case Design/Remodeling) is a full-service residential remodeling company that serves clients in Santa Clara County. Founded in 2004 in San Jose, the firm’s design/build remodeling services cover kitchens, bathrooms, complete home remodels, additions, decks, porches and garages. It also handles trim repairs, drywall, doors and windows, basic electrical and plumbing work, and other jobs that require little or no design work.

President Jim Kabel says he was inspired to start Next Stage Design + Build because of personal experiences. Frustrated with the lack of interest and capability local contractors showed him when contacted to work on his home projects, Mr. Kabel left the high-tech industry with a new goal in mind: to bring a high level of responsiveness, client care and guaranteed quality to the home improvement business.

Next Stage Design & Build features an in-house design staff, project management and lead carpenters that enable complete design, management, and construction of clients’ projects from start to finish. The company provides complimentary consultations with remodeling sales consultants, and it only hires security-cleared, experienced craftspeople. All of this had led to numerous awards for design and customer satisfaction both nationally and locally.

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Company Philosophy

“We’re committed to a high level of professionalism, communication, safety and reliability. And our work comes with a guarantee of quality of workmanship and materials that backs up that commitment.”

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Comparative Summary

Next Stage Design + Build is an independently owned and operated branch of a national franchise that operates in 120 regions of the United States. The company is staffed and equipped to handle jobs ranging from small home repairs to full kitchen remodeling projects. “We’re a full-service design/build company,” says owner Jim Kabel, “and we have the capabilities to offer a one-stop approach to remodeling. We can help clients from concept to completion.”

Mr. Kabel says Next Stage Design + Build takes a highly professional approach to everything it does, from the way its employees answer phones to how it schedules appointments and consultations. The company focuses on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, but its services extend to weather stripping, door installations and major additions.

Next Stage Design + Build applies Green design whenever possible or when clients show a particular interest based on need or budget. When applicable, the company uses sustainable materials and energy-efficient lighting.

Next Stage Design + Build has an interior designer on staff who’s certified by the American Society of Interior Designers and can help clients plan and lay out space and select materials. After project designs are completed, the company creates computer-rendered drawings and ensures its construction crews build toward their specifications.

Handyman services include replacing door locks, hanging ceiling fans, patching drywall, installing crown molding or trim, and replacing rotted siding or trim. Mr. Kabel says the company can typically handle anything except emergency plumbing and major electrical work. “We can do basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, sheet rock and a bit of painting. Our customers don’t have to call three different companies to finish a project.”

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Industry Info

When selecting a contractor for a remodeling project, preplanning can affect your choice.

“People are often overly focused on price when looking for a contractor,” says Jim Kabel, owner of Next Stage Design + Build. “Price shouldn’t be your driving force, because if the work isn’t done right or backed by a warranty, you can do more harm than good to your home.”

Before talking to a candidate, ask yourself the following questions:

• Do you have a clear idea of the scope of your remodeling project?
• Are there changes to your living situation that may be affected by the project?
• How long do you expect to stay on the property?

When you talk to a company’s owner or representative, ask yourself the following questions:

• Do they listen to your needs?
• Do they have good suggestions and ideas? Do they seem proactive?
• Did they show up on time for the first consultation?
• Did they return your call quickly and promptly?
• Do they offer a guarantee or back up their services in any way?

Mr. Kabel also recommends having an expert review the exterior of your house once a year to make sure it’s sealed properly. Finding examples of rotted trim or siding, gaps in caulk or seams, holes in stucco, window gaps, and infestations of termites or other pests can be extremely important to the upkeep and value of a house. Basic maintenance can save on costly repairs in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does a typical bathroom or kitchen remodeling project take to complete? How much will it cost?
A: “It depends, because every project is unique. In our kitchen and bathroom seminars, we talk about three different levels of remodeling, each with its own price range and timing. The schedule often has to do with the client’s level of involvement, the scope of the work, and the selection and delivery of materials.”
 
Q: How do you charge for handyman work?
A: “Typically, we’re asked to do projects that take a day or less. We charge on an hourly basis with a two-hour minimum, plus any material costs. The hourly rate and time estimate is based on what a client tells us the project will entail. We’ll schedule an appointment for a handyman to look at the job and review the plan to make sure the estimate is realistic. With the client’s authorization, work can usually begin immediately.”
 
Q: Do you carry adequate workers’ compensation and liability insurance?
A: “Yes.”
 
Q: Can you help with tax incentives for new projects?
A: “Yes. We’ve documented the energy-efficiency tax credits that are available to California homeowners.”
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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 442 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Next Stage Design + Build : Average 8.9 out of 10 based on 442 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Jennifer H.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

1 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I was very happy with their services, and I would use them again.

They stuck to the schedule and the budget. They worked with me throughout the whole process to get me what I wanted.

Shawna R.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

2 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

You get what you pay for. The price is high, but the service is extraordinary. They're organized, on time, professional, and you can trust them.

They were always on time for every appointment.

Susan M.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

3 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The design team is excellent, in terms of helping you get what you want. The contractor who is on site is very punctual and informative. His work is top-notch.

Working with the design team was my favorite thing.

Patti J.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

4 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are awesome.

Honesty

Tad K.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

5 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

It was a relatively nice experience.

The crew they sent out was really good.

Debbie C.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

6 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Unfortunately, they do not do handyman work anymore.

The fact that they were able to do so many things

Belinda F.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

7 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would say to hire them.

I liked everything.

Greg F.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

8 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very good at turning what I said into an actual plan.

That they understood what I was wanting

Arthur G.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

9 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

If you can get them to work for you, then you should.

They plan ahead and they are high quality, reliable and do what they say.

Giulia P.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

10 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are on the expensive range but I was looking for total service and that's what they provide. They provided support throughout the entire project.

The final quality

Chuck S.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

11 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Professional, helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable

Extremely easy to work with

Marni W.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

12 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would never look for another general contractor ever again.

They are really reliable, really easy to communicate with, and they always call back. They did what they said they were going to do.

Eric M.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

13 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Their quality is very good.

The guy they assigned to us was great. I think his name is Earl Paul.

Diane C.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

14 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very organized. They are very complete, meaning everything is under one roof. They managed their subcontractors very well. From a timing perspective, everything rolls along well the whole time.

The communications were very good, which is helpful in doing a long job and when you don't have use of your kitchen for a long period of time and you want to know what is going on.

Kristine K.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

15 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We hired them for one project and it went so well we hired them for more projects. It's been great.

We have a toddler, and she's been comfortable with everybody that's worked on our projects.

Barrie S.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

16 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Easy to use, the person who came out to do the work was terrific.

They are prompt and really professional.

Franca M.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

17 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very good. I would use them again if I needed that type of work.

We were very satisfied with the work they did.

Bill C.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

18 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I'd say that this is a quality outfit. They are not the cheapest one out there but they deliver quality. They deliver on schedule, and I've been extremely pleased with what they've done.

We liked their scheduling and their interaction with us. They are just a professionally run outfit. The payment was based on completion and hitting the milestones. They were prompt in getting the work done. They did a superb job, and we are very happy with it. They offered everything from design through project management through execution. They were very effective at solving problems. They cleaned it all up when they were done. They were on time and just did a wonderful job.

Kathleen C.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

19 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We've used them for a few different things, and we've always been happy with them.

The personality of the people of who did the work

Mary C.

VERIFIED Next Stage Design + Build CUSTOMER

20 of 442

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very conscientious in their work and easy to work with.

The quality of work that they did

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