Hello and welcome to the first of many monthly installments of “Contractors Corner.” My name is Jerome Rossi Ferullo, and it is my pleasure to share with you my 30+ years of home renovation skills from historic to brand new construction. I currently live in Farmingdale, NJ, along with my wife Sandra and 7-year-old daughter Presley.

This monthly column will address the following issues: 1) The relationship between the homeowner and the contractor; 2) Answering your questions from projects around the home to “How do I choose the right contractor for me?”; 3) My monthly tip; 4) And yes, even the daily struggles of local contractors – getting their perspective of working with you.

I will be more than happy to answer your questions publicly in the following issues or privately. You decide. My philosophy and credentials: I have been in the renovation  industry for the past 30+ years, and I am the owner/operator of my business “Professional Building Systems” for the past 27 years. My credentials include the following: acting as a neutral party to examine, document, and settle cases between contractor and homeowner disputes; large and small commercial work; historical renovation; emergency repair  work; completion of 100+ hours of Leadership Training programs; 13-year member of the International Le-Tip networking association; and literally thousands of satisfied customers.

When people ask me what my specialty is, my reply is always the same “YOUR HOME”– from the inside to the outside, top to bottom, we can meet your needs. From managing and inspiring your sub-contractors to blending your new work into the existing, and of course, we are always about details, details, and details. Renovation work is a career and commitment and what it means to me is “Never give up – always give my best!”

I look forward to your questions and helping you in your home improvement needs and projects. You can visit our website at www.pbs-renovations.com or

contact me at: (732) 751-9129.

J.R. Ferullo