231 elmer street
westfield, new jersey 07090

(908) 233-2225

Experience & Professionalism

Testimonials are a true measure of trust

A home is the biggest investment that most people make, and maintaining the value of their investment is a prime concern. At Anthony James Construction, we understand that your home is your most valuable possession and your largest investment and we will treat it that way! Our industry leading referral rate is built out of trust, respect, and loyalty. It's a personal relationship that stands the test of time. Read what some of our customers are saying:

Client Testimonials:



“Anthony James Construction is an extraordinary organization. We retained the company to do an addition to our home including a bedroom, bath, sitting room, two car garage and a porch. From planning to implementation to followup, the work was completed in a professional manner. The quality of the work met the highest of standards. Particularly noteworthy is the quality of the staff...very capable and caring. Anyone who's done a major construction job knows how challenging it can be. Anthony, his staff and his subcontractors make the experience as painless as possible. My wife and I highly recommend Anthony James.”

— Steve and Anita Prato, Scotch Plains


When I hired Anthony James to do the construction on my new home that it was probably one of the best decisions I ever made. Upon meeting him, I immediately knew I had the right man for the job. I told him what I wanted to accomplish. He quickly assessed the situation and took it from there. As a testament to his expertise is the astuteness in having the best support team he could possibly have to work with him on my project. Tommy, the foreman, took charge and really kept things moving at the right pace, along with Lou, the builder, and Carlos, the carpenter who truly know their craft. Jimmy and John, the electricians from V.M. Electric, were also top notch and irreplaceable as was Zosimo, from Empire Painting. And of course I must mention Marie, Anthony's office assistant who is as kind as they come, and who tolerated all my calls very professionally. This wonderful team created a spectacular addition to my daughter's house, as well as an incomparable creation of a kitchen/living room, bedroom and screened-in-porch for me. This is usually an overwhelming ordeal which is burdensome from beginning to end, but not with this team. Highly recommended.

— - Sally Z., Scotch Plains


Kelly House Testimonial

“My husband and I loved Anthony and his entire team from the beginning of our project to the end. We have built several homes and have never been as satisfied as we were with  Anthony James. The experience and organizational skills of this company is incomparable. The positive attitude of everyone made it a pleasure to work with them during our year  long project. Anthony and Tommy (the foreman), along with all of the sub-contractors that work for Anthony, were always respectful and courteous, with a desire to please. They  had great ideas and made many design suggestions, and easily came up with wonderful solutions when unexpected problems arose. We love our home, and are grateful and  blessed to have worked with Anthony James Construction.”

 — The Kelly Family

“When looking for a builder to bring our 1950's split level into 'the new millennium,' our architect suggested we get a quote from Anthony James Construction. Despite this firm's stellar reputation, we honestly never thought we could afford this level of expertise. To our surprise, after reviewing our plans, Anthony agreed to take on the job at a cost we were all comfortable with. (I think the state of our home garnered his sympathy!) We were so excited to move forward. In all my years of living in this area, I had never heard one negative comment about a job taken on by this company. To the contrary....all reviews (through the community 'grapevine') were strictly about how wonderful the jobs turned out and how happy the clients were. We are now one of those clients. We took our 1950's outdated home and over the course of nine months...gutted and expanded our kitchen and incorporated an addition which became our new butler's pantry, dining room and sunroom. Included was the complete gutting of two out of three bathrooms and expanding out over our garage to create a his/her master bedroom closet. This project included all new appliances, plumbing fixtures, custom cabinetry, stone/marble counter tops, additional wood flooring, an amazingly large deck, new windows, new front, back and garage doors, as well as, the electrical and plumbing work that accompanies a job of this size. Anthony James is a firm with patience as my husband and I insisted on remaining in our home during the construction time period. We have completed several smaller renovation projects over the years but this company was the most respectful. There are simply not enough words to describe how much we grew to love the entire team. (How many clients can say that post construction?) Tommy is the premiere foreman who was basically on site each and every day holding our hands and guiding us along. This included the weekend of a hurricane when we were assured the exterior framing would definitely hold and the tarps covering my open roof would remain in place...and they did. 'Thinking outside the box' became the daily mantra. Taking the building 'code' into consideration, the Anthony James team did whatever it took to give us the details we wanted despite the constraints of support walls and the like. The process exemplified teamwork on all fronts. The sub contractors not only showed up when scheduled (a rarity in our past experience with renovation!) but were all aware that we were living in the house at the time and made sure to clean up the usual and expected construction mess at the end of each day. We were provided with professionals who were able to spot a discrepancy/inconsistency in our building plans allowing our architect to rectify the situation before things got too out of hand. Anthony's creative eye and experience assisted us in making the right decisions when it came to door, window and molding choices. A not so small detail is the fact that Anthony James Construction does not disappear when the final payment is handed over. Anthony has remained in touch and has visited our home to consult with us on any issues that have come up. (ie cracks in ceiling/wall due to settling.) As part of the Anthony James commitment to their clients, we are expected to be re-taped and re-spackled rather shortly. This renovation was a big learning experience for us and Anthony James Construction made it as painless as possible. We were given cell phone numbers/contact info for the team and call backs were pretty immediate if messages were left. Marie, the office manager, was always available with answers to any questions we may have had along the way re: scheduling, payments, etc. The project was brought in on time and would have probably been completed sooner than anticipated if not for delays in us making some decisions re: plumbing fixtures, marble slab choices, etc. We only have positive commentary where Anthony James Construction is concerned and look forward to having the opportunity to work with them on another project in the future.”

— Susan S., Scotch Plains

The Tom and Arlene Engel Testimonial

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you did on our recent renovation/addition. You turned our  tired little cottage into a beautiful home that we will enjoy for many years to come. We began this process with some anxiety, having heard from others that renovations on this scale are extremely stressful experiences. Our experience with you and your team was quite the opposite. We actually enjoyed the whole process! We attribute this to the professionalism, dedication, and passion you bring to the job.

We would like to thank you personally, Anthony, for your amazing attention to detail in every phase of the project. Your suggestions added so much to the elegance of our home. You saw things that we didn t see, even noticing that we had placed our medicine cabinets too high!

We would like to thank Tom Kraus, our project manager, for being so knowledgeable about all aspects of the project and for keeping it on schedule. We knew Tommy was always there to answer our questions, make recommendations, and generally keep us informed about the progress of the project. We truly enjoyed working with him.

We would like to thank Marie, your office manager, for always being only a phone call away. We relied on her when we had questions, knowing that she would get us answers quickly. Her cheerful manner helped to make this a stress-free experience for us.

We would like to thank Carlos for the many jobs he did on our renovation. He can do anything! He is truly a valuable member of your team.

We would like to thank Florentino for keeping the job site clean and neat. At the end of the project we were able to move into a spotlessly clean house due to his efforts.

Anthony James Construction did an outstanding job for us. We do not believe we would have had the same experience with another builder. We will always be happy to give you our highest recommendation.”

— Tom and Arlene Engel

The Barbella Family Testimonial

“Thank you very much for the Harry and David Fruit-of-the-month baskets. What a thoughtful gift! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your wonderful team.

The addition has provided us with the much needed space we were looking for, but kept the integrity of our older home. Enjoy your summer and I'm sure we'll see you around town.”

— The Barbella Family


Cindy and John P. TestimonialTo all at Anthony James,

Thank you so much for the Chili’s gift certificate. We appreciate your thoughtfulness while we are without a kitchen. We will especially appreciate the margaritas. We waited a long time for you guys… Your dedication and professionalism has been everything we expected and more!

Anthony – Thanks for taking our job we couldn’t have done this with anyone else.

— Thanks Cindy & John P. Westfield

Kevin and Leslie Testimonial

Dear Anthony,

Kevin and I can’t say enough about how pleased we were with you all and the work you did. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone (and we have already). Thanks again for everything and we look forward to working with you all again in the future! (as soon as we do that porch!)

— Kevin & Leslie S. Westfield

Michael and Margaret S. Testimonial

Dear Anthony

Our house is such a beautiful piece of art!! I can’t thank you enough for all your help (and extra help!!!) these past few months you (and your guys) have a wonderful gift, and I’m grateful that I have been able to experience it.

— Michael & Margaret S. Westfield

Eric and Elaine M. Testimonial

To Anthony James & Company

“A special thanks to Anthony, Chris and Marie – we could not have maintained our sanity without your help and support. This could have been a nightmare, but it wasn’t – the project turned out better than expected. Thanks to you”

— Eric & Elaine M. Westfield

Bill and Debbie Testimonial

Dear Anthony,

We want to thank you and your team for building our family a beautiful home. Working with the AJC team has been a pleasure. Over the course of the project we were impressed by the professionalism, dedication and talent of your team.

We enjoy working with Tom and Tim and found them to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient. They always kept us well informed about the status of the project. We really appreciated the fact that someone was always available to take our calls and answer our questions.

Although to some it may seem like a minor detail, I would be remiss not to mention what an amazingly clean and organized job site the team kept. Every time I walked into the house, I couldn’t help but comment on just how clean and orderly the house was despite the fact that there was massive construction taking place.

No doubt, Anthony James Construction built us a high quality home. Even more impressive, however, is that fact that the project was completed within the original time frame and schedule that was laid out at the onset.

Many thanks, as the project could not have run more smoothly.

— Bill & Debbie K. , Cranford

Rose and Chris Testimonial


When you began the process of an addition to your home, the unknown is quite frightening. After meeting you that first evening for our initial construction, we knew you were the one for us.

We live in a Historic District and have to adhere to certain guidelines set forth by the Historic Preservation Commission. You were knowledgeable about the commission and what would work for us and our home.

We want to let you know our overall experience with you and the people you have working for you has been extremely professional and has exceed our expectation. In the end, every time we look at our finished project, we know we made the right choice.

We have recommended you highly to friends looking to redo their kitchen or other projects and have explained to them, there is no question about it. Look no further!

Our thanks to you and all of very talented workers for making our house a home.

— Rose & Chris C., Westfield

Peter V. Testimonial

Dear Mr. Cerami:

On behalf of my family, I want to extend a sincere “Thank You” for completing our recent home renovation! After a long process, we couldn’t be happier and our house is far better than we could ever have imagined.

It was a tremendous pleasure to work with you and your entire staff. You have all exuded the utmost in professionalism and craftsmanship. Every project of our magnitude has it unforeseen issues. You and your team were able to mitigate every one of them by making the appropriate changes – big and small – while staying within our budget constraints and adhering to the vision we had for our home. We also appreciated the valuable insight you provided in recommending changes to our plans that have really made a difference. You were more than a contractor throughout this endeavor: you were a partner.

Thank you once again for providing my family with the home we’ve always desired. We recommend you highly in helping other families achieving theirs.

— Peter V., Westfield



Letters from Our Suppliers:

Harmony Design Group

Harmony Design Group
“Harmony Design Group has worked with Anthony James Construction on a number of projects. Anthony James possesses a level of creativity and professionalism not seen in all builders. They have a talented team of craftsman and their projects run in a stream lined and organized manner.”

— Harmony Design Group





Builder's General Supply Company

Huston Lumber and Supply Company
“Anthony James Construction, Inc. has been a customer of Builder's General Supply since May 1991. We consider Anthony James Construction and excellent account and in good standing.

The average high credit has historically been $30,000, and we have extended a credit line of $75,000. Payments are always made according to terms without dispute.

Anthony James Construction is truly a value part of Huston Lumber”

— Susan Blake
Huston Lumber 

Builder's General Supply Company

Builders' General Supply Company
“Anthony James Construction, Inc. has been a customer of Builder's General Supply since December 1987.

We consider Anthony James an excellent account and in good standing since then. The aerate high credit may be $50,000.00 or more. Payments are always according to terms without dispute. Anthony James Construction, Inc. is truly a valued part of our family.”

— Joseph B. Truex
Builder's General Supply Company
Regional Sales Manager

Builder's General Supply Company

NJ Gutter
“Anthony James Construction has always prided themselves with unsurpassed quality and customer relations. Working with the team at AJC is always a pleasure. They have taken a large roll in shaping the community for more than two decades. Thanks for having us as a sub-contractor. 1-888-NJ-GUTTER”




Pella Windows and Doors

Pella Windows & Doors
“As a Pella Windows sales representative for the last 10 years I have had the privilege of working with Anthony James Construction. Anthony and his staff are truly professional in every sense of the word. They are also courteous, friendly, and detail oriented. I meet personally with Anthony to review every window order for every job. We review sizes, colors, grills, hardware, egress requirements, interior finish options, glazing, type of screens, assembly, and jamb depth. I have piece of mind knowing that when I place his orders they are correct. His thoroughness results in orders that are placed on time (thus delivered on time), no changes, and no errors. He installs our products correctly resulting in virtually no service calls. Honesty and integrity are words that can easily apply to Anthony and his staff. It is truly a pleasure for me to work with Anthony James Construction.”

— Bob Chandler
Branch Manager
Pella Windows

Westfield Tile and MArble

Westfield Tile & Marble
“It has been a pleasure working for Anthony James Construction as a tile subcontractor.  He has very high expectations of his subcontractors.  There is always a lot of organization on the jobsites.  It's a collaborative team effort.  Anthony James Construction aligns himself with top-notch subcontractors that can meet and supercede his expectations.  With every job there is a vision from the customer and Anthony James Construction ensures that we can bring that vision to reality.  There is no such thing as cutting corners.  Providing the best customer service as well as delivering dream homes to their customers is what we all aim to do. The reputation that Anthony James Construction has built is no easy task. Always providing quality construction. A completed job is only as good as every sub-contractor that you have. It's always very rewarding to see the jobs completed and to see the elated look on the customers faces.  Now their vision will become their Home! ”