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An award-winning home improvement & renovation team based in Malvern, PA

Meet the builder

J. Schwartz, LLC is managed by Joe Schwartz, an architectural and civil engineer who has worked in the construction industry since 1984. His experience ranges from the hands-on leading of framing and trim crews to supervising field construction and running small to multimillion-dollar residential projects.

Joe has worked in the commercial sector on healthcare and office building projects that ranged from $7M to $40M. After spending time building homes in both Greenwich, CT, and Aspen, CO, Joe founded J. Schwartz, LLC to be a leader in the Main Line area in 2001. He has since had the pleasure of leading the business to achieve tremendous growth.

Joe’s knowledge base allows him to be involved in all facets of residential construction and fine home building. He is able to make well-informed suggestions and comments on plans and designs in order to achieve the desired result as planned by the architect/designer and required by the client. He firmly believes in the motto: “Responsive, Accessible, and Detail Oriented,” as he respects that a person’s home is an extremely sensitive, emotional place to be doing construction.

Joe is always learning and keeping up with the latest materials and trends. He is a member of the National Institute of Building Science.

Joe Schwartz
About J. Schwartz, LLC Remodeling & Fine Home Building
Dedicated to bringing your vision to life through custom home building services

At J. Schwartz, LLC Remodeling & Fine Home Building, we set a new standard for fine home building in Pennsylvania. We love refreshing our customers' properties to make them look and feel new again. We are your partner in the planning and construction process. You can count on us to be mindful of budgets, timelines, and details, and to also be accessible to everyone involved in the project on a daily basis.

We integrate the latest “building science” with our projects. In every project that will benefit, we utilize a “test-in, test-out” procedure that quantifies the parameters regarding the safety, efficiency, and health of the home. It’s our simple, low-cost way of making a house more efficient as a whole during the construction process.

Each project we work on is assigned a “project team”. This team will be on-site throughout the project and will be familiar with every aspect. Our team of employees and subcontractors have been with the company for over 15 years, which allows every client to enjoy a smooth and tailored experience.

Along with the project team, Joe Schwartz (company owner) will be on-site as required and will run weekly meetings with the project team, consultants, subcontractors, owners, architects, and engineers. We provide general contracting services, including all necessary subcontractors and suppliers to ensure a complete, move-in ready addition, renovation, remodel, or custom home.

J. Schwartz, LLC uses the latest technology to keep our clients informed, our subcontractors on schedule, and suppliers in the loop. Each client receives their own login for our web-based management system that includes the project schedule (with automatic reminders), progress photos, document files, change orders, option selection centers, and correspondence. The system is available 24 hours a day, from any location with web access.

We understand the complexity and difficulty associated with remodeling, home improvements, and home building. We approach the scheduling and construction of all of our projects so that the disruptions are kept to a minimum. It is of paramount importance to us that the final product is the best it can be, and that we work collaboratively with our clients at every step.

Contact us for a consultation or to visit our showroom in Chester County, PA. Call (610) 644-6700 or send us a message online today.

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Frequently asked questions
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Still have questions? We've got answers. Email us or give us a call.

  • We want to build an addition, undergo a renovation, or build a new home; where do we start?

    There are a few ways to go about this – but in any case, you’ve come to the right place! J. Schwartz, LLC provides “Design-Build” services or can recommend an architect to you based on your specific needs. In either case, the first step is to call us to discuss your particular circumstances.

  • What is Design-Build?

    Design-Build is a construction project delivery system where the architecture and construction are all under one contract. This allows J. Schwartz, LLC to work collaboratively from the beginning with the architect and client in order to ensure the budget is held and the project goals are all met. This method of contracting also allows for the architecture to be rolled into a loan because it is all billed together.

  • What is the construction process?

    This is a great question that we have answered in the Services section of our website. However, please remember that the process will be tailored to your specific goals and project.

  • Will I get a schedule for my project?

    Yes, J. Schwartz, LLC will provide you with a detailed schedule before your project begins. The schedule includes “owner decision dates” (when we require the client to make selections and decisions in order to meet the schedule), lead times for long-lead items, and milestones, such as inspection dates and move-in dates.

  • Will we have to move out of the house during construction?

    The answer is usually no. J. Schwartz, LLC can make temporary kitchens and will do whatever we can in order to accommodate you. In the cases where it is required that the owner move out, we will schedule the work to alleviate this situation. All dates and timelines will be reviewed with you prior to the start of the work.

  • We have heard about the stereotypical construction project that starts but then seems to stop without progress. Does this happen on a J. Schwartz, LLC project?

    NO! Our projects are assigned to in-house supervisors and site laborers as necessary, with strong direct oversight by Joe Schwartz himself. We build “start to finish,” and this is one of the reasons that our clients refer us and call on us to do more work.

  • What is a change order?

    A change order is any change to the scope of your project. This may be an addition or a deduction to the overall project cost, depending on the circumstance. J. Schwartz, LLC provides a detailed list of scope with the budget, so that all items in the project can be reviewed prior to the contract initiation.

  • How does J. Schwartz, LLC handle changes to the work?

    J. Schwartz, LLC knows that during your construction project, you may wish to make changes, especially as your project begins to take shape. It is our desire to make the final product everything that you dream, and with that in mind, we hope that you will always approach us with possible changes.

    J. Schwartz, LLC will price every potential change for your approval prior to undertaking the change; we simply add an agreed percentage fee to the actual costs of the labor and material, so that you will know exactly what the cost represents.

    We feel that this allows for transparency in the process, and hope that it will make you feel comfortable approaching us with any request that you may have for your home.

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