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October 28th
YOUR HOUSE OR THE DOG HOUSE SEMINAR

September 20th
Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Radio Show with Gary Sannes and Host Mike McGivern

Spetember 19-21
Milwaukee/NARI 24th Annual Fall Home & Remodeling Show

September 6th & 7th
2014 MBA Parade of Remodeled Homes

September 6th
Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Radio Show Podcast

July 29th, 2014
This is the eighth consecutive year S.J. Janis has received GuildQuality’s honor, which recognizes building professionals who have lengthy track records of exceptional customer service.

July 17th, 2014
Remodel or Move...Which Is Right For You?

July 4th, 2014
M Magazine: Home design focuses on adaptability and ease of use.

July 1st, 2014
Home Remodeling Contractor S.J. Janis Company, Inc. Earns Three NARI Certifications

May 17-18, 2014
S.J. Janis Project Featured at the Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes

May 4th, 2014
Caledonia home remodeled with couple's five dogs in mind

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October 28th

YOUR HOUSE OR THE DOG HOUSE SEMINAR
Tuesday, October 28th @ 6:30 – 8:00
Lydell Community Center, Whitefish Bay, Room 15

Don't be left out in the cold! If your home has remodeling needs for your 2-Legged or even your 4-legged family members, join us for a night of innovative design ideas to fit your needs.

Nathan Wachtl, CR, UDCP of S.J. Janis Company will present custom design solutions for living and entertainment spaces with an open discussion of your personal needs.

Registration required by October 17th to reserve your space. There is a $5 fee and you can register online at www.wfbschools.com course code #291000 A1 or call 414-963-3947.


September 20th

Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Radio Show with Gary Sannes and Host Mike McGivern

Make sure to tune in to Sports Radio 1250 WSSP on Saturday, September 20th from 9-10am.


Spetember 19-21

Milwaukee/NARI 24th Annual Fall Home & Remodeling Show

You know you want to remodel…here’s the perfect place to start! Visit booths 132 & 233 to chat about your home and the latest trends in remodeling.

Hours:
Friday, September 19: 10am – 8pm
Saturday, September 20: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, September 21: 10am – 5pm

Admission:
Adults: $4 in advance, $7 at the door
Seniors 60 and older: $5
Children 12 and under: FREE
Parking: $5 per vehicle

For more information please call Nick Sannes at 414-259-0300


September 6th & 7th

Visit our featured Brookfield Kitchen remodel at the 2014 MBA Parade of Remodeled Homes September 6-7 from 12-4pm.


This contemporary Brookfield home was remodeled with an open concept design for entertaining family and friends. The updated space allows flow from the family room through the dinette and into the kitchen. Keeping with the modern style, Plato cherry cabinets compliment the stainless Subzero refrigerator and Wolf 6-burner appliances. Stone tile and crushed glass backsplash surround the kitchen walls while hardwood flooring adds warmth. Mention this ad and get in for free!



September 6th

Milwaukee NARI Home Improvement Radio Show Podcast

If you missed it, here is the podcast from last weekends Home Improvement Radio Show with Gary Sannes From S.J. Janis, remodeled homeowner Mike Koerner, and Chef Feker!

Learn about our clients Brookfield remodeling experience and how Chef Feker helped design a kitchen for cooking. An exclusive Chef Feker Approved Kitchen!


July 4th, 2014

M Magazine: Home design focuses on adaptability and ease of use.


July 1st, 2014

Home Remodeling Contractor S.J. Janis Company, Inc. Earns Three NARI Certifications

July 3rd -- Wauwatosa, WI Joe Klein, director of design, Nathan Wachtl, senior design consultant, and Cory White, project manager with S.J. Janis Company, Inc., a Wauwatosa home remodeler and full- service design firm, each earned new certifications from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
Click here to read more


July 29th, 2014

Guild Quality
WAUWATOSA WI  S.J. Janis Company, a full-service design/build firm in Wauwatosa, Wis., is the recipient of the 2014 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction award by GuildQuality, Inc., an independent customer satisfaction-surveying firm serving a nationwide community of homebuilders and Remodelers. This is the eighth consecutive year S.J. Janis has received GuildQuality’s honor, which recognizes building professionals who have lengthy track records of exceptional customer service.
Click here to read more


May 4th, 2014

Caledonia home remodeled with couple's five dogs in mind


June 17th, 2014

Remodel or Move...Which Is Right For You?

Instructors: Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors

Day Tuesday, June 17

Time 6:30 – 8:30pm

Focused on investigating the financial differences and opportunities between moving and remodeling, this one night presentation will help educate homeowners on whether to renovate their home to accommodate their changing needs, to buy a new home that is move-in ready or buy a home with greater potential and renovate to meet their specific needs.

Combined with over 25 years of custom residential design and real estate experience, Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, and Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors, will explore key requirements in desired North Shore properties, market trends, fair market values and remodeled home case studies with associated costs. Does your home hold potential to adapt to your lifestyle and long term needs or will a new home provide the greatest value for your dollar?

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Food, refreshments and giveaways to be provided. There is a $5 fee and you can register online at www.wfbschools.com course code #191002 A1 or call 414-963-3947 by June 9th to reserve your spot.


May 17-18, 2014

S.J. Janis Project Featured at the Milwaukee NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes

Southeastern Wisconsin residents will have an opportunity to “Explore Remodeling’s Finest” at the 15th annual Milwaukee/NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes, Sat., May 17 – Sun., May 18, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

The Tour of Remodeled Homes, produced by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., and sponsored by Kohler Co., in conjunction with First Supply, Ver Halen, The Pella Window Store, and Hallmark Building Supplies, will allow attendees to view more than 15 recently completed remodeling and home improvement projects from Milwaukee/NARI contractors at homes throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including projects in Brookfield, Greenfield, Mequon, Waukesha, and Whitefish Bay.

The Tour will feature renovations to bathrooms, kitchens, lower levels, complete additions, and whole house remodels. Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the door of the projects. Attendees that bring two, non-perishable food items to the door of the first project they visit will receive a $2 admission discount, with the food items to be donated to The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. Those that visit project locations can also qualify for an opportunity to win a prize package from Kohler Co. valued at more than $1,000. Call 414-771-4071 for tickets.


May 13th, 2014

Creating Space to Fulfill Your Needs

Instructors: Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, Richard Ziebell, Securant Bank & Trust

Day Tuesday, May 13

Time 6:30 – 8:30pm

You love your community, school system and nearby amenities, but do you love your home? Focused on investigating the opportunities families have to better accommodate their needs with an addition, this one night presentation will help educate homeowners on the potential to expand their homes to their changing needs, sought after real estate, and personalized loan options with increased home value.

Collective extensive experience in custom home remodeling and the complexities of financing options, Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, and Richard Ziebell, Securant Bank & Trust, will explore actual addition case studies with associated costs, return on investment appreciation, how the increased value in your home is determined, how much to borrow and financing options available. Can your home adapt to your family’s needs to keep your community roots?

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Food, refreshments and giveaways to be provided. There is a $5 fee and you can register online at www.wfbschools.com course code #191001 A1 or call 414-963-3947 by May 5th to reserve your spot.


April 30th, 2014

S.J. Janis is featured in the April issue of Residential Building Products and Technology Magazine. View our "Picks from a Pro" article:


April 24th, 2014

Remodel or Move...Which Is Right For You?

Instructors: Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors

Day Thursday, April 24

Time 6:30 – 9:15

Focused on investigating the financial differences and opportunities between moving and remodeling, this one day presentation will help educate homeowners on whether to renovate their home to accommodate their changing needs, to buy a new home that is move-in ready or buy a home with greater potential and renovate to meet their specific needs.

Combined with over 25 years of custom residential design and real estate experience, Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, and Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors, will explore key requirements in desired Wauwatosa properties, market trends, fair market values and remodeled home case studies with associated costs. Does your home hold potential to adapt to your lifestyle and long term needs or will a new home provide the greatest value for your dollar?

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the presentation. There is a $10 fee for two courses. Select course number 05 and click here to register .


March 1st, 2014

S.J. Janis Company Appoints Nick Sannes Director of Business Development

S.J. Janis Company, Inc., a full-service design/build company in Wauwatosa, Wis. serving southeastern Wisconsin since 1951, announced that Nick Sannes has joined the firm as Director of Business Development to further develop the company’s business opportunities, such as the “Client for Life” and HOME programs.

Sannes’ role will be to continue S.J. Janis’s growth providing a high level of residential remodeling and design services to homeowners in the metro Milwaukee area. “I am excited to start a new challenge with the S.J. Janis Company and look forward to working with the team to further increase our market share,” Sannes said. “I am fortunate to be joining such a highly regarded company that prides itself on developing strong relationships and providing an easy and enjoyable remodeling experience.”


February 13th – 16th 2014
Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.

Featuring, more than 700 exhibit spaces with the latest remodeling innovations and educational seminars by home improvement experts and national and local media celebrities.

Stop by our booth # 730/732/829/831, meet our staff, see examples of our work and discuss your remodeling needs. We look forward to seeing you!


January 29th, 2014
Consumer Seminar – “How to Develop a Realistic Budget Based on What is Desired”

Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., Owner and President of the S.J. Janis Company is to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to be held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa. The seminar will be held on January 29th, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Registration: FREE, call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to register.


January 29th, 2014
Remodel or Move…Which is Right for you? - One Night Presentation

Back by popular demand, Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, and Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors, will provide an interactive presentation exploring market trends, values, remodeled home case studies and associated costs for desired North Shore properties.

Bring pictures of your home to discuss ideas at the end of the presentation and investigate if you should remodel or move! The presentation will be held Wednesday January 29th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Whitefish Bay Lydell Community Center, room 15.   Food, refreshments and giveaways will be provided. There is a $5 fee and you can register online at www.wfbschools.com course code 391922A1 or call 414-963-3947 by January 20th to reserve your spot.


January 17th, 2014
S.J. Janis Company Recognized at Annual Remodeler Award Presentation

S.J. Janis Company received three remodeling awards at the Milwaukee/NARI sponsored Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRA) presented January 17, 2014.

The company was recognized in the following categories:

This is the 25th consecutive year S.J. Janis Company has won an award in the WRA competition, the only company to be so recognized in each year of the award competition, which is conducted annually by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council.


January 16th, 2014
S.J. Janis Company Employees Earn NARI Certification

Joe Klein and Nathan Wachtl Achieve Universal Design Certified Professional Designation

Joe Klein, director of design, and Nathan Wachtl, senior design consultant, with S.J. Janis Company, Inc., a full-service design/build remodeling firm in Wauwatosa, each earned their Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

The UDCP program provides extensive knowledge in the following areas of universal design and universal remodeling:

  • Universal Design Fundamentals
  • Client Needs Assessments
  • Design
  • Construction Techniques
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Exterior Universal Design Considerations

Individuals that qualify to pursue the UDCP designation have at least five years of consecutive full time experience in the remodeling industry and are employed in a residential company employing universal design principals. Klein and Wachtl completed NARI's UDCP Program in late 2013, which included attendance at multiple training sessions and passing a comprehensive exam.


January 10th - 12th, 2014
Metropolitan Builders Association’s Home and Remodeling Expo at the Delta Airlines Center downtown.

Stop by our booth # 235/237 to say hi, meet our team and discuss your remodeling ideas.

Special attractions at the event will include Building Lifestyles, two Market Place Pavilions, an expanded Landscape Park and main stage with local and national speakers.

S.J. Janis Wins 3rd Place Best Booth Award


October 29th, 2013
Remodel or Move…Which is Right for you? - One Night Presentation

Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company, and Essam Elsafy, Shorewest Realtors, will provide an interactive presentation exploring market trends, values, remodeled home case studies and associated costs for desired North Shore properties.

Bring pictures of your home to discuss ideas at the end of the presentation and investigate if you should remodel or move! The presentation will be held Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Whitefish Bay Lydell Community Center, room 15. There is a $5 fee and you can register online at www.wfbschools.com course code 291000 A1 or call 414-963-3947 by October 15th to reserve your spot.


October 8th, 2013
Free Kitchen and Bath Seminar: Case Studies, Design Trends and Lighting.
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J. Janis Company will present a seminar on Award Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies, Patty Donnelly of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery will investigate Lighting Possibilities and Techniques, and Diane Nelson of Diane Nelson Interiors will discuss Design Styles, Trends and More on Tuesday, October 8th, at the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery. The seminars begin at 5:15PM, discussions end at 8:00PM and are open to the public- bring your ideas and photos! You can register by contacting nathan@sjjanis.com or call (414) 259-0300 by September 30th to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Food and refreshments will be provided as well as fantastic giveaways at the end of the seminar. Tour the beautiful showroom of plumbing and lighting fixtures, attend a seminar and speak with the experts concerning your needs and ideas.


September 20th – 22nd, 2013
NARI Fall and Home Remodeling Show at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Design Consultant will be presenting a seminar at the Design Gallery at 2:45PM on Saturday September 21st. The topic will be “Using Space More Efficiently." Stop by our booth # 132/231 just west of the NARI Information Center to discuss your remodeling project.


September 18th, 2013
Consumer Seminar – “Cost vs. Value for Different Rooms Within a Home”
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., Owner and President of the S.J. Janis Company is to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to be held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa. The seminar will be held on September 18th, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Registration: FREE, call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to register.


September 7th, 2013
Wagfest
Joe Klein, Director of Design for the S.J.Janis Company is the co-chair of this event. The S.J.Janis Company is a sponsor and participant of The Elmbrook Humane Society’s Wagfest being held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at Mitchell Park in Brookfield from 11am-5pm. FREE admission. Three full lure courses, micro chipping, nail trims, vendors, live music, food and more with 100% of all proceeds benefiting Elmbrook Humane Society which is Waukesha County’s only no-kill shelter. Bring your dog(s). Join us in this celebration in promoting the strong human-animal bond! www.ebhs.org/wagfest.htm


July 16th, 2013
WISN-AM Remodeling Show 8-9 AM
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R. President and Greg Adamec of Milwaukee Millwork were guests on the Remodeling Show representing Milwaukee /NARI discussing ‘How to spot and avoid remodeling scams’ and ‘Why now is a good time to remodel’.


May 28th, 2013
M Magazine's June issue "Living Luxe-Master Baths designed for Relaxation."
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of S.J. Janis Company, and clients Jeff and Lisa Pereles of Whitefish Bay, were interviewed for an article in M Magazine. The article discusses the challenges of, trends and products used in luxurious master bathrooms. Click here to read the article.


May 24th, 2013
S.J. Janis Company named 2013 Guild Quality Guildmaster with Highest Distinction
S.J. Janis Company, a full-service design/build firm in Wauwatosa, Wis., is the recipient of the 2013 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction award by Guild Quality, Inc., an independent customer satisfaction-surveying firm serving a nationwide community of over 1,000 home builders and Remodelers. This is the seventh consecutive year S.J. Janis has received Guild Quality's honor, which recognizes building professionals who have lengthy track records of exceptional customer service and is the only company in the state to achieve the Guildmaster with Highest Distinction designation."
In the most recent survey, S.J. Janis achieved a 96% referral rate, with 92% of the company's projects having been completed on time or ahead of schedule, and a 85% of the Janis clients said it was "easier than expected" to complete the remodeling project.


March 25th, 2013
S.J. Janis Company Recognized at Annual Remodeler Award Presentation
Joe Klein, Katrina Cravy of Fox 6, Nathan Wachtl, Cory White and Gary SannesS.J. Janis Company received three remodeling awards at the Milwaukee/NARI sponsored Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRA) presented January 18, 2013.
The company was recognized in the following categories:

This the 24th consecutive year S.J. Janis Company has won an award in the WRA competition, the only company to be so recognized in each year of the award competition, which is conducted annually by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council.


March 21st, 2013
Free Remodeling Seminar: The Value of Remodeling
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company will present a seminar the value of remodeling. Is now the right time to invest? Investing in your home may be one of the greatest returns on your dollar while providing you the livability solutions you require. Correcting issues of outdated aesthetics, poor function and inadequate storage can yield large returns to your investment while creating the perfect home for you and your family needs. Bring pictures of your home to discuss ideas at the end of the seminar and let’s investigate the potential that is hidden in your home! The seminar will be held on Thursday March 21st from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Whitefish Bay Lydell Community Center, room 15. There is a $5 fee and you can register on line at www.wfbschools.com course code 391022 at least one week prior or call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

March 17th, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday "Accessibility meets aesthetics."
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of S.J. Janis Company, and clients Tony and Maritza Caceres of Milwaukee, were interviewed for an article in the Journal Sentinel’s House & Home section. The article discusses the challenges of, and the trends in aging gracefully in your home.

February 28th, 2013
Free Remodeling Seminar: Award Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company will present a seminar Award Winning Kitchen and Bath Studies. Participants at the seminar will gain knowledge in regard to remodeling design, costs and thorough in-depth investigations of real project case studies. Discussions will include the topics such so the importance of cohesive and timeless design, product trends and low maintenance alternatives. Bring pictures of your home to discuss ideas at the end of the seminar and let’s investigate the possibilities! The seminar will be held on Thursday February 28th from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the Whitefish Bay Lydell Community Center, room 15. There is a $5 fee and you can register on line at www.wfbschools.com course code 391021 at least one week prior or call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

February 7th – 10th 2013
Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park. Stop by our booth # 730/732 and discuss your remodeling needs.
Special attractions at the event will include seminars by home improvement experts and media celebrities will be held, including presentations by Bonnie Schneider, CNN/HLN Meteorologist discussing “Extreme Weather,” Melinda Myers, The Plant Doctor, Gus Gnorski, Lis Friemoth, “The Garden Hoe”, and Tom Feiza, Mr. Fix-It and area chefs and national cooking celebrities.

January 23rd, 2013
Consumer Seminar – “How to Prepare to Hire a Remodeling Contractor”
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., Owner and President of the S.J. Janis Company is to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to be held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa. The seminar will be held on January 23rd, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Registration: FREE, call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to register.

January 22, 2013
Free Kitchen and Bath Seminar: Case studies, design trends and products.
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company will present a seminar on Award Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies, Steve Schmidt of the Kohler Company will present a seminar on what’s new in plumbing products, and Trish Johnson of Trish Johnson Interiors will discuss Design Trends and Styles on Tuesday January 22, 2013 the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.  The seminars begin at 5:00pm, end at 7PM and are open to the public-bring your ideas and photos! You can register by contacting Nathan@sjjanis.com or call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.  Space is limited.  Food and refreshments will be provided as well as giveaways at the end of each seminar.  Tour the beautiful showroom of plumbing and lighting fixtures, attend a seminar and speak with the experts such as Connor Williams of Stone Dimension regarding natural stone countertops.

January 11th – 13th, 2013
Metropolitan Builders Association’s Home and Remodeling Expo at the Delta Airlines Center downtown. Stop by our booth # 345/347 to say hi and discuss your remodeling project.
Special attractions at the event will include Building Lifestyles, a new product showcase, a Landscape Park and local and national speakers.

December 2nd, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday "Making a splash in the kitchen."
Joe Klein, Director of Design of S.J. Janis Company, and clients Mark and Gary and Janis Koester of Wauwatosa, were interviewed for an article in the Journal Sentinel’s House & Home section. The article discusses the two different lifestyles and unique selections for the perfect backsplash. Click here to read the article.

October 30, 2012
Free Remodeling Seminar: Kitchen Trends
Joe Klein, Director of Design of the S.J.Janis Company is one of the featured presenters discussing design, functionality and technology.  Attendees are invited to share their perspectives and product questions. Presented on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:30AM at the Metropolitan Builders Association Headquarters located at N16 W23321 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha.  Call 262-436-1122 to RSVP.

October 28th, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday "A powerful palette for the powder room."
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of S.J. Janis Company, and clients Mark and Mary Williams of Brookfield, were interviewed for an article in the Journal Sentinel’s House & Home section. The article discusses the challenges of, and the trends in, remodeling powder rooms. Click here to read the article. 

October 6th, 2012  
WISN-AM Remodeling Show 7-8 AM
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R. President was a guest on the Remodeling Show representing Milwaukee /NARI discussing How to prepare and winterize your Home on the interior and exterior and the benefit of working with Certified Professionals through NARI.

September 27th, 2012
Free Remodeling Seminar: How Do You Obtain The Best Value in Remodeling Today?
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company and Connor Williams, Vice President of Stone Dimensions will present a seminar on which remodeling projects add the most value to your home, designing for the “timeless” and in-depth discussion on the right countertop selections for you needs. on Thursday September 27th, 2012 at the Whitefish Bay Lydell Community Center.  The seminar begins at 6:30pm and is open to the public-bring your ideas and photos!  There is a $5 fee and you can register on line at www.wfbschools.com or call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

September 21st – 23rd, 2012
NARI Fall and Home Remodeling Show at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park. 
Stop by our booth # 132/231 just west of the NARI Information Center to discuss your remodeling project. Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R. President will be presenting the topic of “How to Evaluate a Project Proposal” at 12:50 pm and 5:20 pm on Friday, September 21 at the main seminar stage.  

September 8th, 2012
Wagfest
Joe Klein, Director of Design for the S.J.Janis Company is the co-chair of this event.  The S.J.Janis Company is a sponsor and participant of The Elmbrook Humane Society’s Wagfest being held on Saturday September 8, 2012 at Mitchell Park in Brookfield from 11am-5pm. FREE admission.  Two full lure courses, micro chipping, nail trims, vendors, live music, food and more with 100% of all proceeds benefiting Elmbrook Humane Society which is Waukesha County’s only no-kill shelter.  Bring your dog(s).  Join us in this celebration in promoting the strong human-animal bond!    www.ebhs.org/wagfest.htm

August 25th, 2012
SJ Janis to Present a Home Improvement Open House in Grafton
S.J. Janis is presenting two of our latest condo makeovers which include kitchen, bath and fireplace remodeling. Featuring products such as Brazilian Teak flooring, Solarius and Juperana Granite counters, Frigidaire stainless steel Professional appliances, mosaic glass tiling and so much more! The event will take place on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. The open houses are open from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  Houses are located at 2208 and 2159 Seminole Street in Grafton.  See you there!

April 24th, 2012
Remodeling Seminar: Bathrooms - From Updates to Overhauls and Kitchen Designs that Function and Look Good
Joe Klein, Director of Design for the S.J. Janis Company will team with Connor Williams, VP/Designer at Stone Dimensions Stone Products in the Learning Never Ends one evening of mini-courses for adults.  The first seminar will focus on “Bathrooms - From Updates to Overhauls” and the second “Kitchen Designs that Function and Look Good”. A discussion of creative uses and possibilities using the stone products should be enlightening. This will be held at Wauwatosa West High School located at 11400 West Center Street in Wauwatosa and is offered thru the Wauwatosa Recreation Department. This seminar begins at 6:45pm and is repeated at 8:15pm.  Call (414) 773-2900 or download the registration forms at www.tosarec.com. There is a $10 fee.

Monday April 2nd, 2012 
Biz/Times: Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin Business News on Customer Service.
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., owner and President of S.J. Janis Company, was interviewed for an article in the Biz/Times ‘The Last Word’ section discussing outstanding customer service and creating clients for life. Click here to read the article.

April 8th, 2012
Journal Sentinel article in the House & Home section featuring Joe Klein, Director of Design for the S.J. Janis Company, as he puts a pet friendly spin on a Milwaukee condominium. Click here to read the article.

March 20th, 2012
Remodeling Seminar: Bath Design Trends
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company and Chris Holum of the Kohler Co. will present a seminar on "Make a Splash in Your Bath: Sensible to Chic Bath Remodeling for Your Home," on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 28 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay. There is a $5 admission and registration is required one week in advance through the Lydell Community Center, 414-963-3947.

The session will offer ideas to renovate your bath with today’s hot trends, functional and luxurious design, and popular products, and it will cover how to maximize your bath’s impact and other important factors. There will be some Kohler product giveaways.

February 9th, 2012
Consumer Seminar - "The Remodeling Process-From Beginning to End"
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., Owner and President of the S.J. Janis Company served as a moderator for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar held at the State Fair Park as part of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show. The seminar was held on February 9th, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

February 5th, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday "A better way of living"
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of S.J. Janis Company, was interviewed for an article in the Journal Sentinel in the Entree section discussing recent trends in mudrooms as valuable multi-functional space as well as one of S.J.Janis's clients, Larry and Jan Albrecht of Hartland.

January 23th, 2012
S.J. Janis Company Recognized at Annual Remodeler Award Presentation
S.J. Janis Company received five remodeling awards at the Milwaukee/NARI sponsored Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRA) presented January 20, 2012.

The company was recognized in the following categories:

This the 23rd consecutive year S.J. Janis Company has won an award in the WRA competition, the only company to be so recognized in each year of the award competition, which is conducted annually by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday November 6, 2011
Multigenerational Spaces
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., owner and President of S.J. Janis Company, was interviewed for an article in the Journal Sentinel in the “Ask a Contractor” column of the House and Home Section discussing recent trends and increased interest in multigenerational space planning in households today.

November 9th, 2011
Consumer Seminar – Window and Door Replacement
Mark Meyers, C.R. and Project Manager of the S.J. Janis Company to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to be held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn  Avenue, in Wauwatosa. The seminar on “Has Your Honey Do List Become a Honey Hasn’t List?” will be held November 9th, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Attendees will receive free tickets for upcoming Milwaukee/NARI events and educational materials to help with remodeling projects. Registration is FREE – call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to sign up.

October 27th, 2011
Free Remodeling Seminar: Finding New Space Within Your Existing Footprint
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company will present a free seminar on unlocking your home’s hidden potential on Thursday October 27th, 2011 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.  Learn how to use creative solutions to maximize underutilized rooms and spaces in your home. The seminar begins at 6:30pm and is open to the public-bring your ideas and photos! 
Call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

October 18th, 2011
Remodeling Seminar: Baby Boomers: Trends in Building Products
Joe Klein, Director of Design for the S.J.Janis Company will participate in the Learning Never Ends- one evening of mini-courses for adults.   The seminar will focus on how to transition and adapt your home for aging in place. This will be held at Wauwatosa West High School located at 11400 West Center Street in Wauwatosa and is offered thru the Wauwatosa Recreation Department.   This seminar begins at 6:45pm and is repeated at 8:15pm.  Call (414) 773-2900 or download the registration forms at www.tosarec.com. There is a $10 fee.

September 28th, 2011
Free Remodeling Seminar: Kitchen Remodeling Today, Timeless to Eclectic Design
Nathan Wachtl, Senior Consultant of the S.J.Janis Company will present a free seminar on design considerations and trends for kitchen remodeling on Wednesday September 28th, 2011 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.  The seminar begins at 6:30pm and is open to the public-bring your ideas and photos! 
Call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

September 16th – 18th, 2011
NARI fall and Home Remodeling Show at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.  Stop by our booth # 132/231 just west of the NARI Information Center to discuss your remodeling project.
Special attractions at the event will include the Milwaukee/NARI Information Center featuring a display commemorating Milwaukee/NARI’S 50th anniversary and the “Future Trends” display.

September 14th, 2011
Consumer Seminar-Window and Door Replacement
Mark Meyers, C.R. and Project Manager of the S.J.Janis Company to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa.  The seminar will be held September 14th, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Attendees will receive free tickets for upcoming Milwaukee/NARI events and educational materials to help you with your next remodeling project.  Registration is FREE-call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to register.

September 10th, 2011
Wagfest
The S.J.Janis Company is a sponser and participant of The Elmbrook Humane Society’s Wagfest being held on Saturday September 10, 2011 at Mitchell Park in Brookfield from 11am-5pm. FREE admission.  Two lure courses, a kid’s fun zone, live music, food and more with 100% of all proceeds to help the animals.  Bring your dog.  Join us in this celebration in promoting the strong human-animal bond!

Abode August 2011
When Your Empty Nest Is Full Again
Gary Sannes C.R., C.G.R., owner and President of S.J. Janis Company, was interviewed for an article in the Abode Milwaukee Magazine, August 2011 issue, discussing planning for children and aging parents returning to the nest.

May 11th, 2011
S.J. Janis Company named 2011 Guild Quality Guildmaster with Distinction
S.J. Janis is the recipient of the 2011 Guildmaster with Distinction award by Guild Quality, Inc., an independent customer satisfaction-surveying firm serving a nationwide community of homebuilders and Remodelers. This is the fifth consecutive year S.J. Janis has received  Guild Quality’s honor, which recognizes building professionals who have lengthy track records of exceptional customer service.

May 3rd, 2011
Clients Join In To Celebrate 60 Years in  Business
As part of S.J. Janis’s 60th Anniversary celebration, invitations were sent to clients asking them to participate in the celebration by placing signs on their property during the month of May. The signs read ‘This Home is Part of 60 Years of Remodeling Excellence’. Thanks to a quick and overwhelming response, the first 60 respondents throughout the Metro area now proudly display these signs. Donations to the Fischer House and the Elmbrook Humane Society are being made on behalf of our clients.

May 1st, 2011
Bang For The Buck – Strategic Remodeling Can Yield Better Return on Investment
Gary Sannes, owner and President of S.J. Janis Company, was interviewed for an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s House & Home section. Click here to read article at jsonline.com

April 25th, 2011
Consumer Seminar – How to Select a Contractor
Gary Sannes, Owner and President of the S.J. Janis Company to participate as a panel member for a Milwaukee/NARI Consumer Seminar to be held at the Ron Ziglinski CR Education Center inside the Milwaukee/NARI office at 11815 W. Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa. The seminar will be held on May 18th, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Attendees will receive free tickets for upcoming Milwaukee/NARI events and education materials to help you with your next remodeling project. Registration: FREE, call the Milwaukee/NARI office at (414) 771-4071 to register.

April 8th, 2011
SJ Janis to Participate in Milwaukee/NARI Annual Spring Showcase
S.J. Janis will participate in the 12th Annual Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Showcase – A Tour of Remodeled Homes. The event will take place on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th, 2011. The show runs from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. Tickets for the showcase will be available for purchase at the S.J. Janis Company’s office.

April 1st, 2011
Free Remodeling Seminar: Kitchen & Bath, Eye-Forward Design
Nathan Wachtl of the S.J. Janis Compay will present a free seminar on kitchen and bath remodeling on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. The seminar starts at 6:30pm and is open to the public, please call (414) 259-0300 to reserve your spot.

Link to article in WauwatosaNOW

March 8th, 2011
Complimentary Remodeling Seminar at the Wauwatosa Public Library
Link to article in WauwatosaNOW  

March 8th, 2011
Women’s Charities, Inc. – 4th Annual High Stakes Charity Night
S.J. Janis has made a donation for the second year in a row to support Women’s Charities, an organization dedicated to promote and advocate the health and well being of all women by raising awareness of women’s health issues, supporting women in athletics, and fostering education on women’s health and wellness issues. A 4-hour handyman services package was donated for the 4th Annual High Stakes Charity Night.

March 1st, 2011
Government Proclamation in Honor of 60th Anniversary
The S.J. Janis Company had the honor of receiving a proclamation signed by Governor Scott Walker in honor of its 60th Anniversary. The document cited the S.J. Janis Company  for its 60 years in business, the large number of awards it has won throughout the years, the professional certifications of its staff, memberships in various remodeling industry groups, and its Guildmaster status with Guild Quality. The Governor designated March, 2011 as ‘S.J. Janis Company, Inc. Month’.   Additionally, S.J. Janis received similar proclamations from the Milwaukee County Executive, and the Mayor of Wauwatosa.

January 24th, 2011
S.J. Janis Company Recognized at Annual Remodeler Award Presentation

S.J. Janis Company received three remodeling awards at the Milwaukee/NARI sponsored Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRA) presented January 21, 2011.

The company was recognized in the following categories:

This the 22nd consecutive year S.J. Janis Company has won an award in the WRA competition, the only company to be so recognized in each year of the award competition, which is conducted annually by the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council.

January 18th, 2011
MBA Home Builders Expo 2011 – Booth Award Winner

At this year’s MBA Home Builders Expo the S.J. Janis Company the S.J. Janis Company was recognized in the 10 X 20 booth award competition, as a second place winner.

January 1st, 2011
S.J. Janis Company celebrates 60th Anniversary

Founded in March of 1951, the S.J. Janis Company has been a leading remodeling contractor throughout southeastern Wisconsin, completing renovations and additions to all areas of the home.

Since 2007, S.J. Janis has received the Guildmaster with Distinction award every year from GuildQuality, Inc., an independent customer satisfaction surveying firm serving a nationwide community of homebuilders and remodelers. The award recognizes building professionals who have lengthy track records of exceptional customer service. S.J. Janis is one of only 55 companies nationwide recognized with this honor.

The company has several employees that have achieved certifications within the industry, plus it has won dozens of remodeling and design awards throughout its history.

S.J. Janis Company is a member of several home improvement associations, including Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA), the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. (NARI).

December 15th, 2010
MBA Home Builders Expo 2011

The 2011 MBA Home Builders Expo will be held at the Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 and will run from Thursday, January 6th, 2011 to Sunday, January 9th, 2011 from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.

August 25th, 2010
Fisher House Benefit Golf Outing

S.J. Janis has again donated a handyman services package to the Fisher House Annual Benefit Golf Outing, which benefits the Fisher House Foundation. We are proud to support this worthwhile cause.

March 29th, 2010
S.J. Janis Receives Lead-Safe Certification

The S.J. Janis Company has received certification from and is registered as of March 23rd, 2010 with the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as a “Lead-Safe Certified Firm.” This certification ensures that the company informs their clients, employees and trade associates about the necessary steps when working in homes with lead paint. This certification allows us to conduct lead-based renovation, repair and painting activities.

All of the field staff team of the S.J. Janis Company participated in an 8-hour course in lead-safe renovation practices and hands-on training followed by am exam. The law requires the company’s Certified Renovator to supervise and be present on site for things like site preparation, work area containment, and cleanup. Our philosophy is that we want all of our field staff to be certified and up to date to better serve our clients’ needs.

The lead-safe certification is necessary for firms that renovate homes built prior to 1978. Many homes that we remodel originate from this time period. With this certification, we will not only be able to design and build to the specifications of the client, but we will also be able to perform tasks safely and correctly.

June 21st, 2010
Wauwatosa Historical Society – Plein Air Affair

In support of the annual fundraiser, Plein Air Affair, S.J. Janis has made a donation to the Wauwatosa Historical Society. This fundraising event provides funding for educational programs and community preservation initiatives.