“Absolutely perfect. I honestly can’t find the words to describe Hennie and his team. They are dedicated to the finest craftsmanship as are they to customer satisfaction……………friendly, professional, reliable and trustworthy……….. Spent several months in my house and treated it as if they were in their own homes.” Wendy P.
Schoeman Enterprises is a family owned and operated business with more than 40 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industry.
Though specializing in bathroom and kitchen design and remodeling, their services also include a much broader scope of work.
Their ‘hands on’ relationship and communication approach is what separates them from most other contractors, with one of their primary goals being:
‘To keep our client’s comfort level HIGH and their stress levels LOW”.
There are rarely ‘unreasonable’ clients of contractors, more often (and far too often unfortunately) they are just unaware or uninformed during the process, and that’s why a ‘back to the basics’ approach in communication plays such a vital role in the success of working with Schoeman Construction.
Hennie and Abel take great care of each client starting with a detailed initial consultation, consistent communication through each phase of the project and all the way through to the end, when nothing but a smiling and satisfied customer is always their end goal. Hennie’s experience in the construction industry covers sales and upper management in a large construction hardware and materials/supplies firm which includes the technical and installation knowledge of various trade products that enhance any remodel project in its appearance, practicality and efficiency.
Edma, Hennie’s dear wife since 1973, is the company’s secretary. She will, more often than not, be the friendly voice who answers your call to assist you.
Abel, the eldest son, is the company’s State Certified General Contractor. He has always enjoyed the challenge and creativity that working with his hands brings and his experience includes having developed his skill through school in woodworking and metalworking. His experience in the remodeling arena since 1994 has refined his expertise in craftsmanship and attention to detail which he ensures is applied to each and every project. His philosophy, which extends to every member of his team, for each project has always been, “Build it as if you were doing it for your own home.” His role includes project management, scheduling, customer relations and hands on skills where necessary to produce and maintain the type of workmanship and quality that Schoeman Construction’s standards have come to be known for.
Hennie, the second son (or ‘Hennie Jr’ to avoid confusion), graduated from Florida Southern College in Lakeland and he completed his masters degree in 2005. Hennie also excelled in working with his hands through his school years and has always been very meticulous when it comes to detail. He has had hands on experience with the family business since its inception in 1994. He adds to the team great people and customer relation skills, fine workmanship and detail and a unique energy to the family business. ”Edma and I are grateful for our wonderful family and opportunities God has blessed us with. I couldn’t be more proud to be in business with my sons. We are indeed living the ‘American Dream’ and count it a privilege to play a small part in this great country.” – Hennie Schoeman.
Schoeman Construction has in place a fully capable, dedicated, competent, reliable and professional team that reflect the same commitment to quality and customer satisfaction across the board. Each member has been hand-picked and trained, many of whom have been an extended part of the family for many years. Many times, as each job requires, they work in pairs as much as possible so as to keep the project on a consistent timeline and maintain maximum efficiency. Every tech having proved themselves over time for their quality work, reputation, dedication and commitment to providing only the best for our customers and many of whom are considered part of the family. The efforts and work ethic of each individual creates a team synergy that adds to the success of each project and the overall feeling of satisfaction our customers enjoy!
Our goal is to make sure you are 100% comfortable at all times during the process and ‘in the know’ on every necessary decision on a day to day basis. Regular, clear and responsive communication is what separates an uncomfortable and potentially disastrous project from a ‘stress free’ and rewarding experience.
“Hennie and his son, Abel, along with the rest of their team are great!………….If you want the work done fast and cheap, they are not for you. If you want it done right, call them!” Doug T.
“Your name is your most valuable possession. Take good care of it. You can sell it for a penny but you cannot buy it back for a million dollars”
Our reputation is very important to us. We have been fortunate enough to be able to create a solid reputation in the Tampa Bay area as a premier choice for your remodeling needs. For this reason our work is done by hand-selected, top quality and trustworthy technicians both in our team, and when necessary outside of our team.
We always strive to do whatever is necessary to ensure full confidence that our work is done right the first time and that our customers receive above average service and above average results.
“The Schoeman team is very courteous and professional. They are very deliberate in their planning and ensure everything is covered to our satisfaction. They are very precise in the execution and are mindful to avoid rushing through the project to ensure the highest quality. They were very respectful to our house and are trustworthy. On numerous occasions, we had to leave them in our house alone. They cleaned at the end of everyday and made sure they left the everything in a clean condition. The payment schedule was very appropriate. I paid an equal amount every week throughout the project and the balance was paid at completion. Whenever decisions were needed at any time during the work, they did not proceed until they knew what we wanted. Our bathroom has never been this good looking and it is worth every dollar we spent. I highly recommend this company.”
Kitchens and Bathrooms are among the more technical rooms in any home of which there are many different applications that can apply to each project. Therefore our services necessarily include a broader scope of services that might be of interest as well. Through our years of service, we have developed long standing and dependable relationships with trusted trades with which we work hand in hand to provide you with the same high quality customer service throughout your given project.
Our Services Include:
(Tile – Porcelain, Travertine, Stone,
Includes Laminate, Hardwood, installation and/or refinishing.
Painting (interior and exterior),
Wallpaper and Texturing
Door and Window Installations
Hauling and Dumping
“……….as you can imagine, I would eagerly recommend this company to anyone both for their highly professional workmanship and incredible ethic of customer service!” Joe B.
Our Process, Consultations and Estimates
Once you have expressed an interest in our services via our website, email, text or a phonecall, we schedule a time for a full consultation where we will discuss your wish list, get a better understanding of your expectations, offer suggestions and recommendations, and thoroughly brainstorm the details of your remodel goals and desires. We take detailed notes, measurements, and pictures as we deem necessary to prepare for our written proposals.
Please note, that we do not offer free estimates. If we did, we would simply be unable to offer the kind of personal service and attention to detail that we believe each of our clients deserve and have come to expect from us. ‘Free Estimates’ are a dime a dozen and if that is what you are looking for then we respectfully understand.
We take pride, time and a thoughtful approach in preparing a professional bid for each project. Our proposals are not scribbled down numbers on paper. They offer a comprehensive understanding of the scope and budget of your project (labor, rough material and realistic budget allowances for any/all additional material, which leaves very little to the imagination) from start to finish.
Our goal is to present you a common-sense ‘real world’ estimate that offers realistic expectations and plenty of room for further fine-tuning and discussion as it conforms to what you need. The better the quality of your proposal, the less surprises there will be during your project. Also, it decreases the possibilities of any up-charges (nominal or substantial) along the way due to proposal oversights or omissions, which are very common with ‘free estimates’
We strive to have this written quote in your hands as quickly as possible after our first consultation. We will present you with our proposal which will include an itemized worksheet/job list and material list including quantities, pricing and misc. details via EMAIL or conventional mail (as preferred by customer).
Scheduling will also be discussed and determined based upon availability and/or the level of urgency for your project as much as is possible. For the most part, we work on a ‘first confirm, first serve’ basis, which primarily determines our scheduling.
“Excellent! They started work on the day planned and finished on time. Project took over 6 weeks which was perfectly justifiable………………a pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended!” Elizabeth B.
Our Pricing and Payments
We will always be upfront in sharing that if you are looking for the cheapest company and/or the lowest price, then we might not be a good match for you. A word of caution if you are looking for a cheap contractor and find one that can start your project tomorrow. Chances are pretty high that you will be disappointed. Anybody qualified to do quality work, will generally not be without work. We commit to giving you the best quality and value for your money.
We firmly believe the old adage that you will get what you pay for as it relates to your remodeling wishes. The experiences of many of our clients (whom we have had to come to the aid of who had been disappointed by bad contractors experiences) has confirmed this to be true. Whom also ended up paying even more to have everything fixed after the attempt to save money upfront didn’t quite work out.
Once we have been selected to do your remodel for you, we will submit a payment schedule that will break down the basic project timeline as well as scheduled payments that will need to occur for the duration of the project. Typically these will be weekly payments that will keep up proportionally with the percentage of work that is being completed on a weekly basis. A balance will be left over to be paid upon full completion and satisfaction of the project. The payment schedule ensures that we are able to meet our weekly financial commitments to our team members and all project related expenses, without which the project cannot continue.
We never expect any upfront funds for labor that has not yet been performed, however we do require that payments keep track with work as it is being performed each week. This allows us to keep short and manageable accounts, ensuring the project is well funded and able to move forward as efficiently as possible.
Timelines and Deadlines
As it relates to timelines and deadlines, there are a couple of things that we feel are important to point out. Our favorite metaphor in this regard is that you cannot bake a perfect apple pie in 15 minutes, and if someone tells you they can, be careful, for when it is all over and you take your first bite, you’re more than likely going to be very disappointed.
Many techniques, applications, dry times etc. have procedural constraints that require time and patience, and putting the cart in front of the horse on any of these action steps is never a good idea. Generally, we can offer a realistic timeline for your project based on those of similar previous projects combined with our many years of experience allowing us to anticipate what might pop up.
In remodeling there are often times, not always, things that will show up (eg. physical obstructions behind walls that were not expected, clients having a change of mind on any aspect of the work done during the project etc.) that will require a little more time, thought and creativity to accommodate correctly. In turn this affects different parts of scheduling and procedures which should then be expected.
The main thing that we want all our clients to understand about us, and subsequently about all our techs and installers, is that we are not a ‘deadline’ company. We will, under certain circumstances, do what is reasonably possible to accommodate you if you have guests arriving, if you have an out of town visit scheduled or a special event that we need to work around or through, etc. However, when the work environment is a pressure cooker to ‘get in’ and ‘get out’, it will never be conducive to the type of quality our clients have come to expect from us, and puts unnecessary stress and pressure on you, on us and on our technicians.
Our projects are not typically 1 day jobs where we are in and out, but rather 2-4-6 weeks or longer, (depending on the size of your remodel). This necessitates a relationship of respect and teamwork from everyone involved in order for the project to be a success, both in quality and in relationship.
Our most rewarding projects for both us and our clients, and it has been the case for the vast majority of our work over the many years (for which we are truly grateful), is not only for you, the client, to be proud and fully satisfied with the high level of quality and excellence of your project at its completion, but almost more importanlty for the new friendships and contacts you and we will have made for any future needs, follow ups or simply just checking in to see how things are going. We are all, after all is said and done, in the relationship business.
We can tell you with full confidence that you will never be disappointed with a project that ran over the timeline by a little bit when the quality of work was to your satisfaction. We can also tell you with even greater confidence, (and sadly this happens far too much in our trade) that you couldn’t ever care less that your project finished on or before the given deadline if the contractor had to race to get there, and as a result the quality was compromised.
Speed (deadlines) and efficiency (timelines) are therefore two very different things as far as we are concerned and we will always stand by the latter.
We and each of our techs are thoughtful, mindful and considerate of your home as if it were our own, and work as effeciently as possible in all we do. We are very clear across the board that we prefer to have a project go a few days extra and done correctly, than for there to be a mad rush to a finish line.
Also, we are a ‘family first’ establishment that allows room for the sick child, or spouse, or unexpected event that might require us to allow one of our team mates to take a day off during the project. We will always shuffle the deck to make sure the project continues at an efficient rate, but we are a team of family men and women to whom life happens the same way as it does all of us. We prefer not to have any of our team working when they are sick for obvious reasons which include not getting you sick, or prolonging their illness anymore. We typically do not work on weekends either, unless in rare circumstances.
We trust this gives you a clear picture of what you can expect, and as always, we welcome any questions and dialogue on the matter at any time.
“Schoeman Construction remains on my A+ list of contractors and hopefully we will work together on a future project. Highly recommended!” James H.
What We Stand For
On a more personal note, while we respect and work with people of all faiths and beliefs, we are Christians and are not ashamed to live it out in every aspect of our lives – personal, family and work. We strive to conduct our business in ways that reflect these values to all we come in contact with. Life is indeed too short not to live out what you believe and we are humbled to have been given the opportunity to do so as we serve our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
As it relates to our work, our sincere objectives include taking the pain and uncertainty out of your project by showing up when we say we will, by doing what we say we will do and most importantly, by keeping the lines of communication open at all times to accommodate the inevitable twists and turns that every remodeling project inevitably brings.
Our Integrity and Trustworthiness
Certainly one of the most important issues when having anyone work in your home, especially for an extended period of time, is the issue of trust. In this area you can rest assured you are in the best hands. Our projects are done with full confidence placed in us for entry and exit, locking up after each day’s work (with key or code access to front/back/garage door). This allows for uninterrupted progress on the job as it relates to supply pick ups, meeting with various team members determined by the phase of the project regarding what needs to happen next and generally enhances productivity immensely all the way around.
Most of our clients are working through the week and are therefore hard pressed to be available to allow access each day for us (and each day is not necessarily the same as the previous day – arrival, material runs etc.) and is therefore offers a great relief to know that everything is under control without them having to be there every minute of the day or certain times of the day, which are sometimes very hard to coordinate. Of course, there are many clients that are home all the time too which offers a great opportunity to see the ins and outs of the project and assists us as well as it relates to on-site decisions that need to be made from time to time.
In fact, many of our clients have scheduled vacations around their project or are out of town when we do their project. In such cases we offer regular picture updates of the job and its progress via email or text. You will know the name and have the phone number of each of our techs that are a part of your project, and can text or call anytime (even after hours) for questions and/or updates.
We do ask our clients that do happen to be home for the duration of the project to allow us, and our techs, to stay focused on the task at hand. We are a lovable and personable team and will chat and visit all day if you let us 🙂 We definitely enjoy that part of our work, however, in order to stay on target with your project, there is nothing better for a productive day than one that is for the most part, uninterrupted and unhindered by too many distractions, discussions and/or questions. We are after all, dedicated professionals that are there to give you our best, focused time and energy to produce exactly what you are looking for.
As far as our daily objectives and sequence of work activities go, our team of techs only take their instructions from us. They report to us for their objectives, as we report to you (the client) for ours. In an effort to remain as productive as possible, this is by far the most effective means to complete your project efficiently. For practical reasons our techs cannot take instructions from clients when it affects our daily work objectives. They will refer you to us on any such matter so we can take care of it promptly and directly.
Our understanding from experience, as it relates to what works best, both from a timeline and a technique perspective, will ultimately be what maneuvers us through the ‘ins and outs and how-tos’ of your project, and bring it to a satisfactory conclusion.
As always, should there ever be any questions, concerns or clarifications at all through the process, we are always just a phonecall away (or text or email). Contact details below. Our desire as stated throughout, is for you to experience and enjoy a stress free, rewarding remodeling journey, day after day, until your project is complete.
“I had a very bad experience with a previous contractor for my guest bath last spring. However, with Hennie and Abel I was not disappointed. Professional, polite and prompt. The entire experience was stress free!” Jeanne T.
We have many satisfied customers who will gladly share their experience in doing business with us and how we met their remodelling needs. If you would like to contact previous customers personally, we can supply a list of many more satisfied customers for your reference. For their contact info simply email us with your request for ‘SCHOEMAN CONSTRUCTION REFERRAL LIST’
Our After Sales Service
In short, we will be there for you, even after your project is complete. You can rest assured that if and when your project requires attention after completion, you WILL NOT find a disconnected number when attempting to have any loose ends or growing pains taken care of. Our firm commitment is that we will always strive to do whatever it takes to meet your satisfaction requirements.
Thank you for taking your time to learn more about us and we look forward to serving you with your next project.
Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions.
Our Contact Details
Hennie Schoeman Henniemac@me.com (813)263-7526
Abel Schoeman Abelschoeman@me.com (813)263-7527