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Services: What Can DreamMaker Do For You?

 

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Our website is our invitation to you to explore and discover who we are as individuals and as a company. It is our desire to introduce you to our business in a way that is comfortable for you in the privacy or your own home or office and to inspire you to take the next step, but not until you are ready. Remodeling is a big decision for most families and should be done with careful consideration. As a team we approach each project with our client’s individual needs in mind whether you want to do a complete demolition, a cosmetic makeover, or an accessible bath or kitchen.

Our design team feels that we are obligated to help you uncover what is the right solution for you and your family and because DreamMaker has many options available, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to creating environments that match individual lifestyles.

If you just need to start the process by exploring your possibilities with a conversation, or you are ready to get started on your remodeling journey please, please call or email us today for a free consultation and we will be happy to help you however we can.

Thank you for considering DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen to make your remodeling dreams come true!

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Code of Values

 

We Believe…

  • In superior service to our customers, our community and to each other as members of the DreamMaker team.
  • In counting our blessings every day in every way.
  • Success is the result of clear, cooperative, positive thinking.
  • That loyalty adds meaning to our lives.
  • Management should seek out and recognize what people are doing right, and treat every associate with respect.
  • Challenges should be used as learning experiences.
  • Our Creator put us on this earth to succeed. We will accept our daily successes humbly, knowing that a higher power is guiding us.
  • In the untapped potential of every human being. Every person we help achieve their potential fulfills our mission.
  • We must re-earn our positions every day in every way.
  • In building our country through the free enterprise system. We demonstrate this belief by continually attracting strong people to the DreamMaker team.

 

We live our Code off Values by…

RESPECT

  • Treating others as we would like to be treated.
  • Listening with the intent to understand what is being said and acknowledging that what is said is important to the speaker.
  • Responding in a timely fashion.
  • Speaking calmly and respectfully, without profanity or sarcasm.
  • Acknowledging everyone as right from their own perspective.

INTEGRITY

  • Making only agreements we are willing, able and intend to keep.
  • Communicating any potentially broken agreements at the first appropriate opportunity to all parties concerned.
  • Looking to the system for correction and proposing all possible solutions if something is not working.
  • Operating in a responsible manner; “above the line…”
  • Communicating honestly and with purpose.
  • Asking clarifying questions if we disagree or do not understand.
  • Never saying anything about anyone that we would not say to him or her.

CUSTOMER FOCUS

  • Continuously striving to maximize internal and external customer loyalty.
  • Making our best effort to understand and appreciate the customer’s needs in every situation.

HAVING FUN IN THE PROCESS

 

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Our Mission

  • To honor God in the marketplace while diligently striving to serve and enhance our client’s lives by utilizing our creativity, experience, and cohesive team work.

 

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The DreamMaker Bakersfield Team

Everett Gray

Owner

Everett, an accomplished carpenter and contractor, has been in the business of residential remodeling and construction since 1972 and has four years of architectural drawing to enhance his training. When the opportunity of establishing a kitchen and bath design/build company in Bakersfield came along, he was thrilled to take his company to the next level and focus on the two most challenging rooms of the home. His 40 years of experience in construction, understanding of architectural drawing, and creative eye for design has been the foundation of DreamMaker. His clients, fellow team members, and trade partners enjoy Everett’s wit and personal touch as he interacts with them throughout the process.

Everett, a native of Virginia, and Patty, a native of Kern County, have been married since 1975 and raised three sons. Everett’s greatest joy came from raising his sons, coaching all three in Little League, and taking them on many camping, fishing, and water skiing trips. He now enjoys making many more memories with his grandchildren.

“Being able to visualize a project from its inception and turn an ugly duckling project and into a beautiful swan is what I love the most. We have been very fortunate to work with some of Kern County’s very best homeowner’s who appreciate the talent and value that DreamMaker has to offer.”

When I am not working at DMBK, I like to:

When not working, Everett loves to travel, enjoys his children and grandchildren and like Patty loves the great outdoors. From playing a round of golf with his three sons and grandson to growing tomatoes in his back yard, to fishing on a beautiful mountain stream, he’s happy to be outdoors and away from the computer screen. His bucket list includes taking a 3 month RV trip to see this great country of ours and traveling to Israel.

 


 

Patty Gray

Owner

Patty’s heart was to be a mom since she was a small child. That dream came true in 1976 when their first son was born, and then again when two more sons followed behind him. She worked hard at managing her home and her 3 sons, eventually homeschooling the younger two, while managing the bookkeeping and payroll for Everett Gray & Sons Construction, Inc. She never dreamed that she would be the managing officer of a small business until 2003 when she was called upon to take off her domestic hat of 28 years and jump in with both feet to manage their DreamMaker franchise. It was evident early on that her administration skills that she had honed as a homemaker, her leadership skills that she had developed since childhood, and her love for people and hospitality would be just what she needed to lead a local and national award winning franchise company.

“At first it was difficult to change roles, but once I understood my purpose as a businesswoman, I found “home” once again. DreamMaker has been an open door to new relationships and opportunities beyond what I could have hoped for. I love interacting with our customers, hearing what their dream is and seeing that dream become reality. I am grateful that God has positioned me as a businesswoman in Kern County to enhance lives and improve homes.”

When I am not working at DMBK, I like to:

Patty’s “free” time is mainly taken up with family and grandchildren but at the same time she still finds time for friends. With grandchildren she loves to RV travel to the mountains and at the beach. Her most memorable trip with her 2 oldest grandchildren was to Jackson Hole Wyoming and Yellowstone where they camped, hiked, canoed, rafted down the Snake River and went horseback riding and fishing. With friends she also enjoys RV travel, wine tasting trips, and entertaining in their own home. Patty also enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Youth for Christ and participating in women’s Bible studies. “God has been so very good to us. I am blessed to have a loving family, good friends, and wonderful clients to work with every day. To me, life is all about building strong relationships.” One day she hopes to visit Alaska, take a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley, take piano lessons again, and spend more time volunteering in the community.

 


 

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Darren Farmilo

Sales/Design

Darren brings a new perspective and talent to the DreamMaker team all the way from Australia. The relationship between the Grays and Darren is literally a match made in heaven! Since 1991, he has been actively involved in the kitchen/bath design business including owning his own cabinet shop and remodeling business in Kingaroy, Queensland. Darren’s training started in his teens working alongside of his father who owned a cabinet shop/remodeling company. He taught his son to set the standards high. Outside of Darren’s vocation, the Farmilo family loves racing. Darren was accepted to be a weekend chaplain for Racer’s For Christ here in the states. He is also a devoted husband and father to his 4 children and enjoys off-roading and four wheel drive touring with his family.

 


 

Jieun Bae

Sales/Design

Jieun Bae adds another dimension to the DreamMaker team and would be considered a rising star in the kitchen/bath design build industry. Her story starts out in her birthplace of Anseong, Korea. As a daughter of a painter and then later farmers, she learned hard work from a very young age by working alongside of her parents. Her parents also made sure that Jieun was well educated by sending her to private school to ensure that she was ready for a university education. At Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea she majored in Japanese education and earned her 4-year degree. She then left her country to become an exchange student in Japan to further study Japanese literature at Toyo University in Tokyo. It was there that she learned English and decided to work towards being a translator and interpreter of three languages, Korean, Japanese, and English. This brought her to the USA to improve her English but immediately she found herself working in the home improvement industry where she instantly fell in love as she was submerged into residential construction and design specializing in kitchen and bath. She found that her God-given personality and creativity fit like a glove with the remodeling industry and she was hooked!

When Jieun moved to Bakersfield, she was drawn to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen after going through their website and reading The Code of Values. The minute she stepped into the design center and met the team for the first time, she knew she belonged at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. Everett and Patty would agree! “Jieun is passionate about her work, extremely sharp and quick to learn, creative, organized, and enjoys meeting new people. She makes our client’s feel at home and is very interested in them as individuals. It is our absolute pleasure to include her as part of our team!” says Patty.

When Jieun is not working, she loves spending time with her animals, a German Shephard dog and a cat that you can sometimes find being walked on a leash! She is also attends a gym nightly, lifting as much weight as she possibly can with her lean frame. Jieun is a huge baseball fan and loves attending games during the season and as far as American football, she knows more about NFL players than even the DMBK owners! She also loves any outdoor activities that she can participate in.

“I love God, I love it here at DreamMaker, and I love our team. I love working with my customers and making sure that what is done is done right for them.”.

 


Michelle Sweaney

Office Manager

Michelle enjoys working for a growing and dynamic company such as DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. She has worked with Everett and Patty for many years in an administrative position while utilizing her Associates Degree in Office Procedures. Her responsibilities include accounts receivable and accounts payable, payroll, human resources, and purchasing.

Michelle is referred to as a “cup bearer” by the owner, Patty and is appreciated by her entire team for being approachable and extremely helpful to each one of them. She enjoys being a team player and always makes herself available to whatever need they may have. Michelle Sweaney loves “having fun in the process” and believes in “counting her blessings every day and in every way”.

When Michelle is not working she loves spending time with her family and friends. Shopping with her girlfriends, going out to dinner or to a movie,and participating in women’s Bible studies are a great encouragement to her but her real joy comes from spending time at Pismo Beach with her four grandchildren.

 


 

Tommy Moody

Project Supervisor

Tommy Moody has been a loyal employee with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen since 2004 utilizing his strengths in production management, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry – both finish and rough. Prior to his position with DreamMaker, he was an Operations Director for a local school district managing all maintenance.

Every day for Tommy is a good day no matter what circumstances come his way. His teammates describe Tommy as humble and both his teammates and his clients respect him for his consistent calm demeanor.

“The project manager, Tommy was conscientious, hard-working, thoughtful, and had a great personality for the duties required for this particular type of job. He has great public relationship skills and was able to get things done in a professional and timely fashion.” Juliet Turner

“Thank you Tommy you are a first-class craftsman/gentleman for taking me on the new bathroom journey.” Elaine McClenney

When I am not working at DMBK, I like to:

Tommy, being a national award winning Production Manager is not all about work. In his spare time he loves to hunt, fish, and go camping with his family. Riding his Ranger and setting up camp in the desert is another recreational passion. When home, perfecting his barbecued ribs with family and friends or playing a competitive game of golf with his son fills his weekends. Tommy is the happiest when he is simply spending time with his family and friends.

 


 

Harold Workman

Lead Carpenter

Harold Workman, “Mr. Magic”, has been utilizing his talents in the remodeling industry for 40+ years. His experience includes building new homes as a licensed general contractor, a cabinet builder, painter, plumber, electrician, framer, and a fine finish carpenter, none better that Kern County has to offer. He is admired by his team mates and by his clientele for his years of experience, cool demeanor, patience, work ethic, and meticulous craftsmanship.

“Hal and his construction crew were very professional. They went to great length to protect our rugs, walls and staircase from construction mess or damage.” Bill and Pam Huffstutter
“Hal seemed to be able to pull magic out of his hat…..” Jack and Lana Scott

 


Dustin Puckettn

Carpenter

Dustin Puckett joined the DreamMaker team as a licensed general contractor with close to 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a self-starter and an eager learner of the trades. Dustin was drawn by the DreamMaker Code of Values that matched his life principles and his strong work ethic. “I believe that being honest even when it may cost me something is the best policy. Being honest builds respect and trust between the customer and myself. I look forward to every opportunity to apply my knowledge and hard work to improve each client’s home.” Dustin is a committed husband and a father of 5 children. When not working he is very active in his local church and enjoys physical fitness type activities.

 


 

Sharlene Souers

Interior Designer

Sharlene Souers, Interior Designer, refers to her role at DreamMaker as her “Dream” job. She has been given the privilege to help each client coordinate their design selections from cabinets, countertops and backsplashes to flooring and paint.

In college, she began pursuing her aspiration to be an Interior Designer but after marriage and three children, she chose to be a full time mom. Her love for interior and exterior design never dimmed as she continually found a way to use her creativity in every aspect of her life – whether it be in her own home and garden or sharing her talent with those would come to her for creative design help.

Now working with DreamMaker, Sharlene is able to fulfill her undying passion to utilize the creativity that burns in her in a professional setting. Working with her client’s individual tastes, her desire is to help each family see the kitchen or bath of their dreams come to life. “When the project is done and my clients are happy with the end result, I feel rewarded. Our tagline, “Enhacing Lives. Improving Homes.” energizes me because I believe it is true when I hear the comments of what a difference the remodel made for their family and friendship gatherings. Our client’s are enjoying their homes again.”

In her free time you will find Sharlene enjoying her husband, Kenny, and family, (which now includes 9 grandchildren), serving in her local church, gardening, and baking. She is extremely thankful for all of the blessings she has been given including her position at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen.

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Giving

We have been in business since 1983 in Kern County. We have seen our community grow and feel that as members of the community it is important to give back in any way possible. Here is a list of of local charities that have touched our hearts. They continue to make our community a great place to live and do selfless work.

  • The Garden Community Church
  • Youth For Christ
  • FFA
  • Kern County Wounded Heroes
  • Toys For Tots
  • Relay For Life: KAXL Radio
  • New Arising Destiny Center
  • M.A.R.E.
  • The Mission
  • Operation Soul Winner
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County
  • Special Olympics
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How To Begin

Getting Started

We love what we do, creating spaces that are individually tailored to meet our customer’s needs!

Every project has its own personality so our process is worth the extra time that it takes to make sure that we are not designing a one-size-fits-all project but rather to insure that when your remodel is done, it is just what you were wanting and envisioning.

In order to accomplish this we have a three step process that begins in our showroom for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. In the first meeting we want to hear from you. We will discuss your vision, needs, desires, and budget level. Based on that information, we will present a range of options and materials to choose from.

Our Designer will then set an appointment in your home where they will discuss the project further while considering your unique lifestyle and the on-site conditions. They will also

“We believe that success is the result of clear, cooperative, positive thinking.”

 

Let’s talk about what DreamMaker can do for you today!

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The Difference

We are a locally owned and operated franchise company specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling only. This means that we understand and invest the time necessary to stay on the cutting edge of a very specialized industry.

As a design/build company we offer extremely personalized service from a Design Team that will listen to your wants and needs to develop a design concept and environment that best suites your family’s unique lifestyle.

We will help you make the right decisions all the way through the process and provide an interior decorator if needed to bring it all together to ensure an esthetically pleasing as well as a functional kitchen or bath.

We offer a full line of remodeling options, from cosmetic makeovers to completely renovated kitchen or baths.

We offer a large product selection of cabinetry, countertops, flooring, fixtures, and lighting with the highest quality of construction, plumbing, and electrical work.

We supply all the necessary labor to get the project completed in order to save you time, energy, and stress.

We provide quality workmanship and where needed we partner with professional and experienced subcontractors that we have entrusted to ensure quality installation for your project.

We provide a clear line of communication throughout the project. The entire DreamMaker team – design, sales, and productions staff – is involved and well versed in every detail of your project.

We ensure that your property will be well respected, well maintained, and safe throughout the entire process. Our entire team has gone through background checks as well as customer service training.

We offer a second showroom location for browsing purposes at Urner’s Appliance Center. We were chosen to remodel four demonstration kitchens for the Viking, Thermador, GE Monogram, and Dacor appliances. Please visit at your convenience to see our design ideas and quality workmanship.

We are a California State Licensed General Contractor since 1983.

We are fully insured by carrying workmen’s compensation, general liability, auto liability, and bonded.

We are members of the Better Business Bureau, Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and National Association of Remodeler’s Institute (NARI)

As part of a large franchise system, we are continually networking with other remodelers and strive to stay on the cutting edge by attending national industry shows.

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Products We Highlight

 

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Awards

2016 April

Best of Kern 2016 – Best Home Improvement Building
Contractor in Kern County

2015 April

Best of Kern 2015 – Best Home Improvement Building
Contractor in Kern County

2014 May

Remodeling Magazine BIG50 – Most Prestigious National Award Given for
Exemplary Business Practices – Remodeling Magazine.

2014 April

Best of Kern 2014 – Best Home Improvement Building Contractor in Kern County

2013 April

Best of Kern 2013 – Best Home Improvement Building Contractor in Kern County

2011 August

TOP 500 REMODLER LIST – Qualified Remodeler Magazine
Kitchen Project Featured in Country Collectibles Magazine Small Kitchen Edition #66
DMBK Regional Sales Person of the Year – Everett Gray
DMBK Regional Office Professional of the Year – Michelle Sweaney

2010 August

REMODELING 550 – Remodeling Magazine
DMBK National Production Leader of the Year 2010 – Tommy Moody

2010 March

Distinctive Kitchen Solutions Magazine – Issue #57

2010 January

Distinctive Kitchen Solutions Magazine – Issue #54

2009 September

TOP 500 REMODLER LIST – Qualified Remodeler Magazine
REMODELING 550 – Remodeling Magazine

2009 January

NARI (National Association of the Remodelers Industry) awards a National COTy Award to DMBK of Bakersfield as The Regional Contractor of the Year – $30,000.00 – $60,000.00 Bathroom

2008 August

DMBK National Sales Person of the Year 2008 – Everett Gray
TOP 500 REMODELER LIST – Quality Remodeler Magazine

2007 August

TOP 500 REMODLER LIST – Qualified Remodeler Magazine

2007 July

REMODELER MAGAZINE – Featured Article – Pg 57

2005 April

NARI (National Association of the Remodelers Industry) awards a National COTy Award to DMBK of Bakersfield as The Regional Contractor of the Year – $30,000.00 – $60,000.00 Bathroom

2005 November

KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN NEWS Featured Article Pg 44/45

2005 July

DMBK of Bakersfield Woman of the Year – Patty Gray

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Contact DreamMaker Bakersfield

5880 District Blvd, Suite 19
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone: 661.837.1117

Fax: 661.834.4890

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