D.A. HOME IMPROVEMENT
It all began for D.A. Home Improvement in 1978 when Dave Adamczyk, Sr., was a carpenter and built houses. Eventually he started a small window company. He was ahead of his time, installing bay and bow windows, and he took great pride in his work. Gradually, the company went in the home improvement direction, “a new dimension”, as Dave Sr. puts it.
Over the years, the company expanded and is now run by his son, Dave Jr., and his daughter-in-law Michelle. The company not only handles residential but also commercial properties. Some of their notable projects include renovation of the interior of the old Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. In addition, they completely revamped the interiors of the Trenton Village Condominium complex. They also have a twenty-year relationship with Baker College. Additional projects include the Martenson Funeral Home and Bretton Village Condos in Trenton and Utica.
With a fleet of trucks, they’re big enough to handle large jobs but also help with smaller projects. In fact, their personal involvement is a priority and a trademark of their service.
No matter if it’s a small galley kitchen or bathroom, or a large commercial project, D.A. Home Improvement can handle it. Dave Adamczyk, Jr., and his wife, Michelle, have remodeled several homes themselves. “We understand that it’s not an easy process,” says Michelle.
Dave Sr. describes his son and daughter-in-law as a true team. Michelle handles design while Dave Jr. oversees installations. Michelle proudly says, “We are personally involved from start to finish.” She is enthusiastic, and stresses that their employees are vitaly important. “We wouldn’t be where we are without them,” she says. “A business is only as good as its employees.” She notes that many in their company, like designers Elizabeth Zack and Mike Zielinski, are long-time employees – Mike with more than twenty years at the company. They also work alongside three interns.
D.A. Home Improvement readily makes use of 21st century technology, but always temperes it with a strong emphasis on both employees and customers.
Many times people visit D.A. requesting a new kitchen, bathroom, or finished basement, but they may not be able to envision the finished product. So D.A. staff developes with a plan, including state-of-the-art CAD drawings, and a very detailed design rendering. The customer is updated with the step by step cost breakdown and the details like pulling permits, ordering materials, and executing the finished project. As Dave Sr. says, “The results are often astonishing. We can do the impossible, even moving rooms from one side of the home to the other.” He says they ‘think outside the box.’ Typically, a bath project will take two to three weeks and a kitchen three to four weeks. A lot of their work is done in their large millwork shop.
Advertising can help attract business they said, but the best message is a great review from satisfied customers.
D.A. Home Improvement’s new design studio is located at 3221 Biddle Ave., in downtown Wyandotte. They held their grand opening in late June of this year. The studio allows for one-stop shopping. “It’s a showroom full of ideas,” they say. It includes samples of cabinets, countertops, hardware, etc., as well as the largest KraftMaid display in Michigan.
This family-run business makes use of high-tech tools and modern techniques, but their personal involvement, and great pride in their work are clearly the priority.