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5 ⭐️ is not enough for the attention to detail and professional qualities that Jim, Linda and Martin exhibited in our kitchen redo! We r absolutely thrilled with the craftsmanship and their desire to get it “right” The kitchen is beautiful and a pure joy to be in every day! Thank you Jim!Read More

Jim completed a whole house interior remodel for me in 2017-2018. The house went from a dated 1970's ranch to a cool, calm and relaxing midcentury gem. Love living in my 'new' HouseWurks designed home.Read More

Jim Barber contacted me to learn more about one of the national programs for residential design which I helped develop. The CAPS program was a joint project with the AARP and the Remodelers Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the time I was the National Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was interested in the efficacy of the program and subsequently became certified by it. As we became acquainted, I was impressed by his concern for accuracy in estimating, soundness of plans and his command of excellent communication skills, (The Big Three). These are possibly the three most important aspects of a successful project and a satisfied client. I was a successful contractor in several fields of construction but favored residential design/build. The satisfaction of personal contact with a client in creating projects that met the needs, most of the wants and even a few of the wishes of my clients was what drove us as a successful company for over 32 years in Carmel. This seems to be the same driving force with and Jim Barber dba Housewurks. I have enjoyed working with him since as a mentor and can confidently recommend his company. Good work only comes at a fair price and a fair price is dependent upon project design and cost comes from good communications and sound planning - Jim Barber's company is an excellent source for these. M M "Mike" Weiss, CGR, CAPS, GMB/R BAGI/Indiana Builder-Remodeler of the Year National Remodeling Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award - Hanley-Wood FoundationRead More

Most remodeling experiences are frustrating and disappointing. Not so with HouseWurks. From design phase through the end-of-job tweaks, Jim listens, gives advice, and delivers a stellar product. The big difference in this project/contractor is communication. You won’t come home to any surprises. You won’t find decisions that have been made without your approval. The attention to detail is beyond any I’ve experienced in a contractor prior to now. I won’t hesitate to hire HouseWurks for my next project.Read More

Working as a real estate agent for the past 15 years I quite often refer clients to builders in my area. My most recent experience was a project with Housewurks. I found Jim and his staff to be very professional and very receptive to my clients wants and needs. They listened to his concerns, and were able to accommodate the many details, and design changes, he requested along the way. The quality of materials and workmanship was impressive. The process was smooth and deadlines were met. Jim was personally involved from beginning to end and communication was excellent! I would gladly recommend HouseWurks to my clients in the future!Read More

I hired Jim to help me with a kitchen facelift and a master bath total remodel. I am a Realtor and have also had him assist clients with updates and major remodel projects. The thing that sets Jim apart is his personal attention to each job, he is dedicated to taking sure things are done right and is not afraid to get dirty and do whatever it takes to either finish something or clean up after someone who didn't leave the job site as he wants, clean and tidy. I appreciated the frequent communication and attention to detail he insists on. My clients have consistently been pleased and thankful in the end that they spent a little more to get a true professional.Read More

Jim is a very accomplished home builder. He bought a lot I had listed and removed the existing structure, had a new house designed by a local architect and built the new house to impeccable building and architectural standards. This home was sold before it was complete which allowed the new owners to choose the finishes and make it their own. Jim addressed all the changes the new owners specified and completed them on time and to the new owners ultimate satisfaction. I can highly recommend Jim since he has done work for me personally and I have seen a complete renovation and new build he completed in my neighborhood.Read More

We recently remodeled many aspects of the front of our home and hired Housewurks to install a new front entry door. Jim came highly recommended from others in the area and did not disappoint! His attention to detail is fantastic and his work is clean and crisp. The work area was always cleaned after each visit and communication on the next steps was excellent (which is one of the most important parts of remodel projects). Jim is also very flexible - I threw him a curve ball with another small project and he knocked it out without skipping a beat. I look forward to using Housewurks again on future projects.Read More

Jim Barber and HouseWurks were invaluable with a residential remodel. We gutted and remodeled the kitchen and master suite. They helped with the design phase and were especially helpful with structural electrical, lighting and plumbing the new layout. We really liked the installation of dimmable LED lighting throughout the house. They were professional, timely, conscientious and delivered a great value for the money. We sold the house a year later after being listed for only one day. The new owners were very pleased.Read More

We have worked with Jim on several home improvement projects since 2004 and have always been very pleased with the results. His work ethic is great and the job gets done quickly, accurately, and within budget. He has experience in all areas of home construction and I would I highly recommend his services no matter what size project you might have.Read More

Jim has skillfully completed numerous projects for our home. This includes electrical upgrades, crown moulding installation, interior wall construction and deck reinforcement and repair. I appreciate that Jim attends numerous home remodeling conventions and seminars to stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations in building and remodeling. Jim has an eye for the aesthetic and superior attention to detail.Read More

HouseWurks completed a large remodeling job for me that included a new bathroom in my master suite, creation of a new room in my basement and reinsulating my attic. I was very pleased with the care and attention to deal shown during the entire project and was thrilled with the end result!Read More

I have been working with Jim Barber with Housewurks for over 20 years. His knowledge of the building and renovation process are far greater than most. He has an eye for design and overall function of any space. As a contractor myself my crews and I enjoy working with Jim.Read More

As the scheduling coordinator for Northside Glass, I greatly appreciate the level of professionalism in regards to communication afforded to us by Jim Barber. Good communication in this industry is paramount.Read More

Jim Barber is a great builder to work with who is organized, hands on, and focused on the meeting the needs of the homeowner.Read More

I have worked with Jim since 1999. He had purchased a old farm house and totally renovated it. I remember back then that Jim was very detailed and wanted things done to perfection and has not waivered from this at all. Jim demands quality and perfection from all of the trades. Just another great thing why I like working with him along with the attention to detail is he pays his trades "On Time", which is somewhat a rarity now days. Alan Winters Control tech heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.Read More

Jim is a very cutting edge customer of mine. I enjoy working on his projects because there is always something new and challenging. I have been in the lumber industry for 28 years as an outside sales representative, and it is refreshing to have someone like Jim who is always looking how to improve his product and exceed his customer's expectations. We just finished a project with Jim in downtown Zionsville, IN, and it turned out beautifully.Read More

Jim and his crew did an excellent job hanging a sliding antique door and building shelves in our study. He created a space for the door that fits perfectly and always kept a very neat work space. Even though my project was small, he kept it as a priority. Jim has excellent carpentry skills and can creatively implement them into his projects. I would definitly hire him againRead More

Jim Barber and Linda, the trim carpenter, installed a new front door and replaced the interior door trim for us. They were consummate professionals and a pleasure to work with! Because the original door and frame were so old, they had to get creative with installing the new door. It looks AMAZING. Countless friends and neighbors have complimented their work. I would recommend them to anyone!Read More

Highly recommend! My renovation project required expert skills. Jim and his team were professional, responsible and highly skilled. His experience with home building enabled him to be creative with remodel challenges. His subcontractors also complimented his scheduling and work ethics. You can't go wrong with hiring Housewurks.Read More

Housewurks basically rebhilt our sunroom with new windows, sliding doors, replaced warped overloaded ceiling joists and put on new roof and replaced 2nd floor siding. Jim kept me well informed each day (morning snd evening) of the project. He pays special attention to detail and ensures the job is done right which gave me peace of mind when i was not able to be there.Read More

We purchased this completely remodeled home from Jim at HouseWurks. We worked with Jim in designing and completing this project and he was excellent to work with. He brings a wealth of experience and truly worked in our best interest at all times. This was a major home renovation from the foundation up. It encompassed all aspects of building and designing from both the exterior to interior finishes. The end result was above our expectations. I highly recommend Jim and HouseWurks!Read More

Jim did an absolutely amazing job with our kitchen re-model along with numerous additional home improvements and enhancements. His communication and engagement was outstanding, his contract employees were professional and diligent, and the work was exceptional. The feedback from friends and acquaintances around the before and after finished product has been nothing short of phenomenal. We would highly recommend Jim to anyone who is looking for a concierge level of service and to those who truly appreciate getting what they pay for in both service and results.Read More

The Housewurks team performed extensive updates to my 1880s cottage home in the village of Zionsville. They took what was once an outdated, dark and closed off footprint and created a bright and open concept! They repaired the foundation, took down walls, and updated nearly every surface in the house. The quality of their workmanship and advise was amazing. I couldn’t be more pleased! KCRead More

After purchasing our mantel that was to be the centerpiece of our family room, we realized it is not an easy task hanging a 200 pound piece of wood. I was referred to Jim by a friend, and it was clear that he was a qualified professional and was very easy to work with. He was quick to respond, and due to his prior experience, he had a clear plan on how to complete the installation. The finished product looks amazing and we will be using him in the near future for our kitchen remodel.Read More