About Us:

About Us:

Founded in 1981, D & J Kitchens & Baths Inc. specializes in interior remodels with kitchens and baths taking center stage. New owners, John Otto and Jeff Zimmerman, continue to focus on quality craftsmanship and creating outstanding and lasting projects. Our company employs in-house designers and a highly skilled field staff capable of any remodeling project. D & J has completed over 700 remodeling projects in classic Sacramento neighborhoods and has several Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards. D & J is also proud to say that we are the first remodeling company in the nation to receive the prestigious designation as a NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Accredited Remodeling Company.

John Otto, Owner

Born and raised in Sacramento, John is passionate about working with clients in the very same community he lives, works, and plays in. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), John brings over 15 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry. He has a strong background of business development and marketing and is passionate about giving back to the Sacramento community. John previously served on the Board of Trustees at the Sacramento Zoo, worked for Stanford Youth Solutions, and chaired the development committee for Metro Edge – the young professionals program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.

Jeff Zimmerman, Owner

Also native to Sacramento, Jeff has a rich and extensive background in the construction industry as well as experience managing multi-use development projects. He fosters an environment of teamwork and his strong communication and client service skills enhance D & J’s philosophy of honesty and integrity. Jeff is a former instructor of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs), in which he helped participants of the program become life-long, card-carrying members of the Local 16 Union. He is extremely excited about the continued economic growth in the Sacramento region and proud to play an integral part of improving our neighborhoods.

Amanda Barnhart, CKBR, Lead Designer:

Amanda has spent the last 15 years specializing in kitchen and bath design. In 2004 she became D&J's first employee. Amanda is passionate about organization and creating beautiful, functional spaces for her clients.

Tony Lunsford, CKBR, Production Manager:

Tony has been in the construction and remodeling industry since 1987. His experience ranges from new home building through remodeling of existing homes. Since 2001 he has been in production and project management. It is his priority to complete D&J projects in the highest quality and on time.

What does NARI Certification mean to you?

Deciding to remodel your home is a big decision. Outside of buying your home, it may be the single biggest investment you make. You need to know that the remodeling contractor you choose is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI’s certification program offers this assurance through its extensive screening and testing process. Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for certification by NARI. You can be assured that any time you hire a NARI certified remodeling contractor, you are hiring an individual who has made a strong commitment to the professionalism of the remodeling industry and to his or her business. And because remodelers are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling industry for at least five years, you know that the NARI certified remodeling professional you hire has had a number of years to develop the experience and skills that can only be gained through extensive hands-on practice.

Certifications:

NARI CR’s – Certified Remodeler

For a more in-depth explanation of what it takes to become a Certified Remodeler, please go to this link, http://www.nari.org/certify/who/index.asp

NARI MCR – Master Certified Remodeler:

For a more in-depth explanation of what it takes to become a Master Certified Remodeler, please go to this link, http://www.nari.org/certify/who/index.asp

NARI CKBR - Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler

For a more in-depth explanation of what it takes to become a Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler, please go to this link, http://www.nari.org/certify/who/index.asp

NARI CRPM - Certified Remodeling Project Manager

For a more in-depth explanation of what it takes to become a Certified Remodeling Project Manager, please go to this link, http://www.nari.org/certify/who/index.asp

NARI UDCP – Universal Design Certified Professional

For a more in-depth explanation of what it takes to become a Universal Design Certified Professional, please go to this link, http://www.nari.org/certify/who/index.asp

CID – Certified Interior Designer

The California Council for Interior Design Certification administers the Certified Interior Designers Law under Chapter 3.9, Sect.5800 of the
California Business and Professions Code. Certification by CCIDC is the highest standard of professionalism for interior designers in the State of California.