Our Story

We ‘Cracked The Code’ And Built The Most Successful Independent
Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Company…

In The Entire Country.

Here’s How I Used My Experience To Create An Efficient, Debt-Free
Company With Thousands And Thousands of Thrilled Customers..

John Bartrom Dave Cummings

A lot of people said it couldn’t be done. They claimed that you couldn’t grow a kitchen and bath remodeling company into something large and successful, all the while still maintaining the absolute highest standards for craftsmanship and professional service.

I can confidently say: the people that said that were wrong, and my company has flat-out proven it.

Hi, this is John Bartrom , owner of Jericho Home Improvements, the largest independent kitchen and bath remodeler in the nation. Figuring out how to put together and grow this special company has taken decades of experience.

Having spent my entire adult life in the remodeling industry, I knew it from an insider’s perspective. And much of what I saw during those decades was disappointing. Many companies failed to get even the most basic things right:

They didn’t focus on taking care of their customers. They emphasized playing pricing games over quality work. They cut corners to lower costs and didn’t worry about how inferior quality hurt their customers in the long-run. These companies forgot – or never learned – that you are only as good as the people you hire and how well you treat them.

I was determined to be different. When I launched Jericho, I made the decision to live the values I believed in and to do things that had never been done before in the remodeling industry.

Jericho’s Core Values

At Jericho Home Improvements, we have honed a core set of values that guide ALL of our Team Members EVERY day. We know that at some companies, mission statements and core value exercises are quickly created and just as quickly forgotten. Not so here.

The following core values are the bedrock foundation that supports the special culture at Jericho Home Improvements. It is these core values that distinguish us from the typical mediocrity in the remodeling industry and drive our success.

1. Create “Raving Fans” of our Clients

We reject the idea that “good enough” is good enough. We must give our clients a GREAT experience in every area. We don’t just want satisfaction; we want them to rave about Jericho.

2. Taking Care of Our Jericho Family

The key to our success is treating people well. Team members are encouraged to speak up and take risks. We recognize and reward excellence and promote development and growth.

3. Giving Back

The fundamental foundation of Jericho is to give back through our time, financial support, and resources to our communities and organizations that align with our core values.

4. Doing the Right Thing

We exercise good judgment by “doing the right thing” instead of just “doing things right.” We strive to understand the impact of our decisions, and we accept responsibility for our actions.

5. Do More with Less

We are focused and serious about the operations of our business. We believe in hard work and investing extra effort to get things done. We believe in operational excellence, and realize there is always room for improvement in everything we do.

6. Be Passionate and Strive for Excellence

Passion is the fuel that drives us and the company forward. We value passion, excellence, determination, perseverance, and a sense of urgency.

7. Being a Student of What We Do

We never stop learning. We never stop making ourselves better. Positive growth is important both personally and professionally. And growth comes from constantly challenging and stretching ourselves individually and as a company.

8. Be Humble

While we reward and celebrate our individual and team successes, we are not arrogant. We always treat others how we would want to be treated. We carry ourselves with a quiet confidence, because we believe in the long run our character will speak for itself.

We believed in these principles when we launched, and we believe in them now. We’re delighted to report that being true to these values has led to tremendous success. Jericho Home Improvements is now the largest independent kitchen and bath remodeling company in the country.

I’m grateful to my team and our clients for allowing us to go on this incredible journey.

John Bartrom, Owner