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To Jack Duke Designs,

In September 2018, my wife and I purchased one of your designer homes in Holiday City West, Toms River, New Jersey. This home is located at 6-Exitir Street. As soon as we walked in the front door of the house, we were amazed!!

First, let us tell you that your design idea for this Shoreview Model, was perfect. During your renovation, you took great advantage of the layout of the home. The bedrooms are a nice size, you added an extra room going out
to the screened Sunroom and the washer/dryer room was very creative as a pantry/ extra storage area . The engineered hardwood floors are a perfect shade of dark brown. We both loved it. The two bathrooms are spectacular with smart upgrades and enough room to take care of one’s needs. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen. It is incredible!! The extra wide galley-like kitchen is a perfect workplace and the cabinets you installed were a dream come true with the additional sliding drawer and slo-close features. The breakfast bar is comfortable and roomy. The appliances are beautiful, the large sink is an excellent choice, and the pot filler over the stove is the icing on the cake. It will make pasta night preparation so easy.
The crown moldings are so artistic and perfectly installed. We are so pleased in the way you included them in every room and around every doorway.  Also, thank
you for the new roof and the new garage door and opener. It’s much appreciated.

When MaryEllen and I visited the house, it took our breath away. When we met you there, we were so impressed with your passion and pride in the work you and your team did to make this house into our new home.
We didn’t waste a minute to draw up a contract with our realtor.

We’ve had so many compliments from our friends and family on your work and design. We would gladly give a five star recommendation to your company. Your work and professionalism is exemplary. Once again, thank you for all of the work you have done to create a home we love to live in and one that we can be proud of.

Sincerely,

Steven and MaryEllen


Dear Chris, Jackie and workers,

 I live in Florida full time and I inherited a Lakeview Model in Holiday City South when my Mom passed away. My Mom had most of the house up to date except for the kitchen which had that old 80’s design that was dark, small and outdated. My husband and I looked at many homes that were being renovated in Holiday City, but were always impressed with the quality and design of JackDuke homes. We met with Chris and were immediately impressed with his knowledge of construction and his vision for a new kitchen. I found the kitchen I liked in one of his renovations and handed him the keys to the house with no reservations or fears as we went to Florida for the winter - I knew we were in good hands. The contract spelled out everything in detail along with drawings of the proposed kitchen so I could visualize it. Demo day till completion was 6 weeks! He moved all my furniture, protected the existing hardwood floors and cleaned everything from top to bottom for the big reveal. I knew what it was going to look like, but when I walked through my beautiful new front door for the first time and saw straight through to the gorgeous new kitchen with the beautiful archway, it brought tears to my eyes. I only wish my Mom could have seen this completed before she passed. We eliminated the den and made a huge kitchen with an 8 foot island and a large pantry replacing the double side windows.  It is so bright an airy, lots of nice touches like the pot filler, farm sink, timeless subway tile for the backsplash, pull out sliders in the cabinets, a built in wine rack above the refrigerator, a contained garbage and recycling bin, and new hardwood floors which he perfectly blended into the existing floors. Jackie was such a help when I had trouble picking out pendant lighting to go with my new dining room fixture, it is sensational. I could go on and on. My friends jaw dropped when they walked in and saw the transformation. It has just the right amount of “glam” that makes you say “wow”. It looks like a kitchen you would see on HGTV.  I wish I had that kitchen here in Florida, but for now, I will go to NJ for the summer and enjoy this beautiful transformation. Thank you again to Chris, Jackie and the crew of guys who were all so professional.

Sincerely,

Sue & Bob



Jackie and Chris (JackDuke Designs),

We just want to thank you and your crew for making this house our home. This was a total renovation. When we first walked through, all it had was new walls & cabinets so we were able to customize it. We gave you are wishlist & you work wonders. We pressured you for a six week closing that you met. The house turned our better then we could have imagined. Any small issues we had & have were & will be taken care of. We moved in six months ago and love all the compliments form everyone that visits. So many of our new neighbors could't wait to come in and see the reconstruction of the home. You & Jackie are not only our contractors but have become friends. You take pride and compassionate & care in your work and your buyers. We have and will continue to refer your friends & family to JackDuke Design.

Thanks you for creating our dream house.

The Twins


Chris,
Couldn't be happier in my new house! It's beautiful. Pretty much Live in the kitchen. Don't know what I would have done without you!

Sue


To Chris AKA Jack Duke;
Thanks for your hard work and great workmanship that gave us our dream home.
Best regards, Tommy and Peg


To Chris & the crew of Jack Duke;

Thank you! You guys did a beautiful job! You were able to take our vision and made it into a reality. Your added suggestions made our kitchen/den/laundry room more beautiful then we could have imagined.

Your crew was not only skillful, trustworthy, and easy to work with, they cleaned up after themselves at the end of each day. The time our home was under construction was shorter than expected. Schedules were kept and stress levels were low. We are very happy with the end results!

Thanks again

Terry & Christine


"My wife and I recently purchased a home in the Holiday City South section. This was a recent renovation done by the Jack Duke group. The renovation was top to bottom and the workmanship and attention to detail was far above any of the work done in other homes we had visited. The house design was flawless and the final product was something you may see on one of the many fixer-up TV shows. However, the most impressive thing to date has been in dealing with the human side of this company. From the initial dealings with the real estate agent to the several follow up visits from the contracting crew (which were done at our request for additional upgrades) the people were gracious, accommodating, professional and personable".

George & Rita 


Just reaching out to echo the good news regarding the recent sale of 3 Alpina Tr:)  We kept hoping someday
the house would get sold and thus be improved and you are just the company to do it!  YEAH!!!!!!
Good luck.

We continue to love our home and get so many compliments....

Linda and Austin



I just wanted to let you know how much we love our home. The first open house that we went to was a Jack Duke house and I knew then that we would be part of this family. Everyone that has come to visit us, is impressed by the workmanship of the home. I don't know what I love more the spice rack or the pot filler or the baking pan rack or the crown moulding. It is everything we could have dreamed of. Thank you so much for our home.

Annamarie & Steve - Berkeley, NJ

Dear Chris,

I would like to thank you for keeping to your word and making good on the few oversights on the home I purchased at Saerno Court – a home that you totally renovated.

All to often you hear stories or know of someone who was taken advantage of by a dishonest builder who prayed upon them, mainly the trusting and the elderly. Those that practice this deceitful way of doing business makes it difficult for those like yourself that are honest and trustworthy.

With that being said, I felt I had to write you and let you know how refreshing it is to know that there are still people like you out there that are honest and committed to doing what is right as opposed to making a buck at any cost. I value people like you and wish you continued success.

Your reputation and a company is impeccable. Jack Duke is synonymous with quality work. Everyone I come in contact with has noting but favorable things to say about your company when I mention that my home was remodeled by the Jack Duke Company. I now have become a part of that growing list of satisfied customers.

The issues you resolver were not between you and me; but, between the seller and me. They were not major; but never the less, you did not have any obligation to me to fix or finish any work that you had done for the seller, you went the extra mile and extended that commitment to me. You made good on your work when you could have easily walked away… and I thank you for that.

This home is stunning. I am very pleased to have purchased a home that you renovated. Your workmanship is fabulous and your focus on detail brings about that stunning appearance that makes me proud to own this home.

I will not forget what you did and would recommend you to my friends and family.

Sincerely yours,
Joseph


I can't say enough good things about working with, or the work done by, Jack Duke Corp. and I would never hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs a home renovated. (I have, incidentally, already given a couple of friends his name).

Chris and Jackie were easy and helpful to work with. Questions were answered promptly and they provided much help in making design decisions. I'm almost sorry the project is finished.

I love my new home and thank Chris for the great job done by him and his crew.

Susan


Your generosity brought us all to tears. Thank you for thoughtfulness and very charitable deed during our grief-stricken time. To reach out a helping hand without hesitation to those of whom you never even met takes a person with a very compassionate heart. The two of you certainly fall into the category.

Once again, thank you for your kindness,

The Sharp Family,

Trudy Matt, Katie, Bob & Brenda


Just over a year ago my husband and I purchased an amazing home renovated by the Jack Duke Corp.
We recently experienced water damage to our flooring caused by a leaking plant. We were at a loss how to
make these repairs and immediately contacted the office of Jack Duke Corp. Jackie got right back to us and
within less than a week sent workers, with all the materials to complete the work at which time they made the repairs to our satisfaction at no cost! Based on our buying experience, we knew Jack Duke was a top notch company, and although we were hopeful they would assist us on some level, we never thought they would provide such a high level of service and at no cost! AMAZING!

Thank You Jack Duke Corp.

Austin & Linda


Chris,

In preparing for our eventual move to Holiday City we spent many weekends going to open houses. Every time we loved a home we would ask who did the renovation and the same name kept coming up, Jack Duke. When we finally made the move we found the model and location we wanted. A Dawn Meadow in Holiday City South. The home was 30 yrs. old and in its original state. We weren't sure if Jack Duke did remodels or just flipped homes. I called Chris and told him our situation. He said he was in the process of renovating the same model near by. He came right over and met us at the house he was remodeling. The moment we walked in the home we were sold. The attention to detail was most impressive. We knew we wanted Chris to remodel our home. Chris & Jackie were also great in helping take our ideas and designing the home we wanted. They were easy to work with and even helped us decide on tile and wall colors when we were struggling to make decisions. Chris would always make sure we were happy with the work. We have now been in our home for 6 months and couldn't be happier. We entertain and show off our new home as often as possible. It's also nice to know a contractor doesn't forget about you after the job is done.Chris stands by his work, he is always available to help and answer any questions we have. We are proud to show off our Home and let everyone know about Jack Duke.

Dennis & Ginny

The beautiful transformation from our "diamond on the rough" house to an upgraded gorgeous home. The combination of ideas that you, Chris and Carol, came up with resulted in a house the we are excited to show off to our friends, relatives, neighbors, etc.

Barry & Carol - Berkley, NJ



After previewing many renovated homes in Holiday City, we made another appointment to see several additional homes. We pulled up and immediately liked the charm of the exterior, but then walked in and fell in love. The quality and high end finishings, windows, flooring, trim, bathroom tile, lighting/ceiling fans, cabinetry throughout bathrooms and kitchen, granite counters, doors, etc., were simply amazing! The location of this home was also spot on and within the hour we were writing a full price offer! After visiting us our niece is now considering purchasing a Jack Duke Corp. home for herself. That speaks volumes, as my niece is quite particular. Thanks to Jack Duke Corp., the bar is being raised in Holiday City.

Thank you Jack Duke Corp. for our lovely home...Keep up the good work!

Linda & Austin



Dear Chris,

You were right! Love the same color in all the rooms – except our bathroom which looks great too! in the kitchen, the white cabinets and the brick wall adds to all. Please thank your men too! they were professional. You are a fair and honest guy! Thanks again for a timely completion!

Thank you for our bathroom renovation. We appreciate all you put into it. When we came home we had a wonderful surprise! We thank you for your fairness and generosity.

Tommy & Louise


We looked at many houses before finding our retirement home. We loved the layout of the Lakeview models in Holiday City South, but they were a little too small. Then we by chance stopped by a home that was being remodeled from a Capri to a Lakeview layout by JackDuke Corp, and loved what he was doing at first sight. The outside of the house was simply beautiful, the window trim, the red door, and the siding work made the house look new and remarkable. The house was in a renovation stage when we first saw it, only the kitchen cabinets were installed, but the layout, the woodwork, and the overall quality craftsmanship and design of the house had an immediate positive impact on us. The kitchen cabinets and kitchen configuration were beautiful and tasteful, and the quality of the work was evident.

Because we found the house in mid-renovation, we were able to pick out many features we wanted, such as the hardwood floors, the kitchen counters, and the carpets for the bedrooms. Chris (the owner of JackDuke) was very helpful during this process, his experience and taste in design was a great help (as a matter of fact, most of what we picked out was exactly what Chris was planning on installing). We were undecided about the wood floors and he sent us to another home he had renovated to see a finished floor with the same kitchen cabinets our house had installed. That house was also renovated by JackDuke and it was magazine quality gorgeous.

We were nervous when we were going to see our new house when it was complete. When we walked in we were in awe. The house was striking and elegant. There are so many great features such as beautiful crown molding, baseboard molding, decorative arches, French doors to the den, decorative molding above all the windows & sliding doors in the kitchen, a striking decorative column, and a kitchen island with a built-in wine rack. The window moldings are so beautiful that we didn’t even want to hang curtains. The bathrooms were magnificent with gorgeous, quality tile work. Each shower had inserts to hold bath items that are simply functional art work. All the lighting fixtures are lovely.

Throughout the house a very fine craftsmanship showed in everything detail of the renovation. The bathroom fixtures, kitchen faucet and lighting fixtures are all in a rubbed bronze finish so everything is coordinated.
We are thrilled with our home and the value and service provided by Jack Duke Corp. The quality and workmanship are excellent. From the professionalism and guidance during the renovation process to the day we moved in, their knowledge and experience made our decision to choose this house the right one.
We were so fortunate to have had such honest, sincere and dedicated professionals renovating our home. It is refreshing to see a company with such good people and ethics. Thank you for treating us right. We are forever grateful.

We highly recommend Jack Duke Corp to anyone wishing to build or renovate their dream home.

George & Linda Giaquinto


May I take this opportunity to tell you “What a beautiful job you have done!”
After looking at 5 to 6 houses and near tears for fear of not finding anything, we pulled up in front of “106”. My first statement was “I like it”. Same was said when I saw the cabinets in the garage; then when I entered the living room and I knew I found my “new home”.

Many Thanks,

Barbara - Toms River NJ


Thanks Chris for everything; we all love the bathroom which has rave reviews stemming from your expertise. We couldn't have asked for a better job.
Thanks again,

Nancy - Beach Haven Gardens, LBI



I am writing on behalf of the Spray Beach Yacht Club junior member. We sincerely thank you for the generous gift of the refrigerator for our clubhouse. It will be put to good use by the juniors for many of our activities. Thank you again and have a wonderful summer.

Brian


"We love the house and the neighborhood.
We have spread your name to everyone we've met.
Chris, you do quality work and it shows in every room."

Toni and Al - Toms River, NJ
"JackDuke did an excellent job renovating our basement.  He came up with several creative and unique suggestions to transform our basement into a beautiful space that we love!.

We highly recommend JackDuke for their craftsmanship and professionalism."

Janet & John - Freehold NJ
“I am a good manager but have a terrible eye for color and dimension. Using Jackie Dunn for design and supplier advice was one of the best investments we made when moving to our new location. We saved time, and a great deal of money, and had an adviser who was available nearly 24/7 for every decision from paint, carpeting and furniture to signage. We would recommend her in a heart-beat to any size company!”

Maureen T. - President  UCEDC Cranford, NJ
"Christopher,

A quick and sincere thank you to let you and your crew know how thrilled we are with our new home (we are still pinching ourselves that it is ours).

We had been searching several months and looked at, at least, ten plus homes that were in the process of complete renovation in Holiday City. Without a doubt, we found both your new contemporary design features and the quality of workmanship exceeded anything else that we saw on the market. The way in which the front hallway was reconfigured and the open concept to the back of the house designed, with arched pass ways throughout, along with the architectural changes to the outside facade set this house apart from others. We love our open kitchen design with its beautiful tiered cabinets and curved granite countertops. We also love the decorative tile work in both bathrooms and those built-in shower niches provide that extra touch. We found it rare in the same price range to have both bathrooms tiled.

Additionally, we love all the finishing touches to the home, i.e., beautiful crown and baseboard moldings, the decorative window and door moldings along with the modern and tasteful lighting and plumbing fixtures, all combine to give the interior a custom, designer look. Your attention to detail, sense of design and workmanship are more than evident!

And, of course, we cannot forget to mention that working with you has been a pleasure. Your genuine interest in insuring that we were satisfied and our expectations met, was much appreciated. Your immediate response to our inquiries and genuine interest did not go unnoticed. Stopping by the day after the closing to make sure everything was A Okay is a real sign of commitment on your part."

Thanks again!
Brian & Carol

P.S. Get ready! We'll be sending any friends or relatives ready for retirement your way!
"We have used Jack Duke Corp on numerous construction projects as our preferred General Contractor and Building Consultant with outstanding results. The workmanship and business ethics they delivery is second to none. They possess a unique combination of design skill and quality construction techniques that result in new and innovative ideas in home construction and remodeling. Their excellent project management has allowed on time delivery and exceeded our expectations this has intern led to high levels of customer satisfaction for our clients. We highly recommend Jack Duke Corp and their outstanding team of professionals"

Nick G. - World LLC, East Brunswick, NJ
"Dear Chris - Lorry and I wanted to take a moment to write to you to express our gratitude and happiness with the newly renovated home we recently purchased from you. Your creativity and dedication to giving us exactly what we wanted and to providing a superior and elegant environment is truly appreciated. You and your team have taken a 40 year old home and given it new life at a cost that was well within our budget and delivered on time. We will be forever grateful for your honesty and hard work and would be happy to highly recommend your services.

"Thanks again for everything
Dan & Lorry - Freehold, NJ
 
 
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