Family Owned and Operated

Serving the Lehigh Valley's Renovations Needs Since 1989.

A family owned and operated business since 1989, S&D Renovations has always taken pride in making our clients’ visions reality. Our clients receive the finest personalized service throughout the entire renovation process from the initial stages of design through the completion of the construction process.

With S&D Renovations, our customers are not just numbers. From the beginning, we establish working lines of communication between our team members and the customer. This includes our personal cell phone numbers to use after hours so we can address any concerns immediately. It is our goal to make sure our customers are always comfortable and up to date with each stage of their project.

Why Choose a Remodeler over a Builder?

This is an important distinction when considering your home renovation project. S&D Renovations is not a home builder turned remodeler because of the present economy or business trends. We do not subcontract all phases of your project, nor do we bid out any phase of your project simply to the lowest bidder. Instead, we team up with specialists in various trades who, in most cases, we have used for years and who have earned our respect based on their reliability, professionalism and trustworthiness. Having been exclusively in the business of remodeling since 1989, S&D Renovations is used to the difficulties faced during a remodeling project and every member of our design / build team is experienced in making sure the end product blends well with the existing house. Building onto an existing structure presents numerous challenges that are relatively unfamiliar to builders used to starting a project from scratch. Not only is this important to the success of and timing of the job, but it is important when considering the home’s increase in value after a renovation project.

Exclusively in the business of remodeling since 1989.

Why Choose Us?

Our clients choose us for our experience, skill, knowledge, and dedication. With a staff you can trust, you’re always getting courteous, responsible, and flexible service. We not only give you a livable space to enjoy, but we create a show piece that features your style and aesthetic.

We understand your concerns for the appearance of your home during the building process. Our employees share these concerns and take pride in their work space. We do everything possible to minimize interference with your living area and your neighborhood during construction. We offer flexibility throughout every project, and staff you can trust. Our staff is always courteous and respectful of your home and family including your pets.

One Point of Contact from the Initial Design through the Building Process

We carefully blend the skill and knowledge of our experienced team of designers and carpenters along with the Lehigh Valley’s finest companies in their specialized trades in order to provide the highest quality result. This professional approach includes our understanding of the contractor / client partnership and the importance of respect, honesty, integrity, reliability, attention to detail, and clear communication throughout the project.

One Point of Contact from the Initial Design through the Building Process.

Specialized Expertise in Home Remodeling

We carefully blend the skill and knowledge of our experienced team of designers and carpenters along with the Lehigh Valley’s finest companies in their specialized trades in order to provide the highest quality result. This professional approach includes our understanding of the contractor / client partnership and the importance of respect, honesty, integrity, reliability, attention to detail, and clear communication throughout the project.

An Experienced Team of Craftsmen

Our own team of experienced project managers and carpenters consists of true craftsmen who take pride in their work and strive to provide a pleasant atmosphere during what can often be a very difficult disruption in homeowners’ lives. By using lead carpenters employed only by S&D Renovations instead of subcontractors, our customers see the same people on the job day in and day out and do not have to fear who might be entering their homes.
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Steve Dormann

President/owner
President Steve Dormann has himself over 30 years of experience in residential carpentry, and has built a foundation of excellence in workmanship, ethical business practice, and common-sense problem solving…
President Steve Dormann has himself over 30 years of experience in residential carpentry, and has built a foundation of excellence in workmanship, ethical business practice, and common-sense problem solving. An award winning, long time member of the Lehigh Valley Builder’s Association, Steve has served on the LVBA’s Remodeler’s Council and participated in nation wide remodeler round tables to exchange ideas with remodelers all over the country. Steve pride’s himself on a high level of ethics, transparency, and knowledge of his trade. In his free time Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
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Lori Dormann

Office Manager

Married to Steve in 1988, Lori has served as an integral part of S&D Renovations since its start up in 1989…

Married to Steve in 1988, Lori has served as an integral part of S&D Renovations since its start up in 1989. After graduating from Salisbury High School and attending Cedar Crest College, Lori worked in office management for three years prior to joining the team of S&D Renovations. Lori was able to enjoy time as a "stay at home" mom after the birth of their first child in 1991, but is now back in the office managing critical details of the business from mostly behind the scenes. Outside the office, Lori enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Chad Wieder

Production Manager
Chad grew up in Schnecksville and is a graduate of Northwestern High School. He started in construction as a young kid…
Chad grew up in Schnecksville and is a graduate of Northwestern High School. He started in construction as a young kid working for his father. He lived in DC for 10 years working for a high end builder as a superintendent specializing in finish work, and moved back to the area to be closer to his family. Chad is an avid outdoorsmen and enjoys camping, hunting and fishing.
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Paul Yoder

Project Coordinator
Paul is a Southeastern PA native who graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School. He also has degrees from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Salisbury University…
Paul is a Southeastern PA native who graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School. He also has degrees from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Salisbury University. Paul has been involved in the construction industry since high school utilizing his strong art and design background. Prior to joining the S&D team Paul spent 23 years in the flooring industry. In his spare time Paul enjoys traveling, photography and riding his motorcycle.
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Paul Tallarico

Carpenter
Paul is lifelong resident of the city of Bethlehem. He’s a graduate of Liberty High School and Temple University…
Paul is lifelong resident of the city of Bethlehem. He’s a graduate of Liberty High School and Temple University. Paul has over 25 years of experience as a residential carpenter. In his free time he enjoys hiking and backpacking, especially in the American Southwest. Paul also enjoys European travel and has visited 6 countries so far.
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Dennis Deitrich

Carpenter

Dennis is a graduate of Northwestern High School and Lehigh County Technical School Carpentry Program…

Dennis is a graduate of Northwestern High School and LCCC Carpentry Program. He has been in the construction and carpentry field for over 37 years and joined the S&D team in 2014. In his free time Dennis enjoys hunting and fishing and has traveled across the country to do so.
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Ron Diehl

Carpenter

Ron is a Lehigh Valley native who graduated from Pennridge High School and Upper Bucks Votech Carpentry Program…

Ron is a Lehigh Valley native who graduated from Pennridge High School and Upper Bucks Votech Carpentry Program. He has been in construction and carpentry for over 23 years and a member of the S&D team since 2014. Ron enjoys hunting and fishing and will soon be a first time Dad to twins.
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Gene Berg

AIA, NCARB

Gene Berg of Gouck Architects strengthens the DESIGN element of S&D Renovations with his architectural expertise…

Gene Berg of Gouck Architects strengthens the DESIGN element of S&D Renovations with his architectural expertise. A registered architect in Pennsylvania for over ten years, Gene received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. While pursuing his degree, his courses included general physics, environment and building systems, structures, strength in materials, and design systems. Growing up in the Lehigh Valley, Gene attended Freedom High School and The Baum School of Art. In his leisure time, he enjoys the outdoors while hiking, camping and skiing. Gene has received numerous awards and honorable recognitions for his architectural work and studies and has designed over fifty projects with S&D Renovations. With Gene Berg’s strength in architectural design and structure, S&D Renovations is able to offer a complete Design / Build approach to our clients.

Awards

2019 Award Winner

2019 Award Winner

Interior Remodel Over $150,000

2018 Award Winner

2018 Award Winner

Whole House Renovation to $400,000

2017 Award Winner

2017 Award Winner

Additions to $150,000

Bath to $50,000

Kitchen over $125,000

Basement over $75,000

Historic Renovation

2016 Award Winner

2016 Award Winner

S&D Renovations has won 3 awards at the 26th Annual Awards Dinner at the Lehigh Valley Builders Association on December 5th, 2016.

The awards were for “Sunroom”, “Kitchen to $50,000” and “Commercial Remodeling”

Sunroom

Kitchen to $50,000

Commercial Remodeling

2015 Award Winner

2015 Award Winner

S&D Renovations has won 2 awards at the 25th Annual Awards Dinner at the Lehigh Valley Builders Association on December 6th, 2015.

The awards were for “Addition to $300,000” and “Specialty Project to $10,000”

2014 Award Winner

2014 Award Winner

S&D Renovations has won 2 awards at the 24th Annual Awards Dinner at the Lehigh Valley Builders Association on December 8th 2014.
 
The awards were for “Addition up to $200,000” and “Addition over $200,000”.

2013 Award Winner

2013 Award Winner

S&D Renovations has won 2 awards at the 23rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Lehigh Valley Builders Association on December 9th, 2013.

The awards were for “Whole House Renovation Over $200,000.00” and “Basement Over $50,000.00”

2011 Award Winner

2011 Award Winner

S&D Renovations won the award for the best Basement Over $50,000.00 at the December 5th, 2011 Lehigh Valley Builders Associations 21st Annual Award Dinner.

20th Annual LVBA Awards

20th Annual LVBA Awards

S&D Renovations was presented with two awards this year at the 20th Annual Lehigh Valley Builders Association Awards Banquet on December 6th 2010.

The awards were given for two categories; Additions up to $100,000.00 and Historic Renovation over $100,000.00

Historic Renovation over $100,000.00

Addition up to $100,000.00

19th Annual Lehigh Valley Builders Association Awards

19th Annual Lehigh Valley Builders Association Awards

Steve Dormann, President of S&D Renovations received the prestigious “Remodeler of the Year Award” at the19th Annual Lehigh Valley Builders Association Awards Banquet on Monday December 7th, 2009.

In addition, S&D Renovations also received awards for “Best Sunroom” and “Whole House Remodel over $200,000.00”

Historic Renovation over $100,000.00

Addition up to $100,000.00

2008 Big 50 National Award

S&D Renovations Honored with Remodeling's Big 50 National Award

S&D Renovations, Inc. has been selected by REMODELING magazine as a winner of the 2008 Big50 Award. The Big50 awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2008. Winning companies are featured in the May issue of REMODELING magazine. Each year, REMODELING magazine inducts 50 companies from across the nation who have set the standard for professionalism and integrity through smart marketing, exemplary business practices, unique design, and extraordinary impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation process – which includes interviewing people at the nominated companies, and often interviewing their competitors, suppliers, and subcontractors – REMODELING’S editors select the 50 remodelers who exemplify the very best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices. We are honored to have been chosen to receive this award and are thankful to all who have contributed to our success.
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Steve Dormann accepts Remodeling's BIG50 award at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in D.C. on May 5, 2008

LVBA Awards 2008 for Professional Excellence

LVBA Chooses S&D Renovations for Three 2008 Awards for Professional Excellence

We are proud to announce that, for the 11th year in a row, S&D RENOVATIONS has received the distinguished “Award for Professional Excellence”. These awards come from one of the top recognition programs for the building trade profession in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our recognized accomplishments over the years include:

2009 Home Additions over $200,000
2008 Additions from $50,000 to $150,000
2008 Sunrooms
2008 Interior Remodeling over $25,000
2007 Whole House Renovation over $150,000
2006 Residential Addition over $100,000
2004 – 2005 Remodeler of the Year
2005 Residential Additions over $100,000.00
2005 Residential Additions up to $50,000
2005 Sunrooms
2004 Residential Additions under $50,000

2003 Specialty projects over $50,000
2003 Sunrooms
2003 Residential additions under $50,000
2002-2003 Remodeler of the year
2002 Residential Additions $50,000.00 to $100,000.00
2002 Residential Additions up to $50,000.00
2002 Baths
2001 Sunrooms
2000 + 2001 Remodeler of the Year
1999 Exterrior Residential Remodeling over $15,000.00

LVBA Remodeler of the Year

LVBA Remodeler of the Years

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News & Noteworthy

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U. S. EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

Beginning in April 2010, federal law will require that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified in the new EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

S&D Renovations is pleased to announce that we have received certification from the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency as an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Firm.

The new rule governing Lead-safe practices takes effect on April 22, 2010.

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Design-Build Perfection

Steve Dormann is featured in an article in the Fall 2009 issue of American Builders Quarterly.

“We’ve always been system driven to produce a quality product,” says president Steve Dormann. “We sell a service, not just a product. That’s how we’ve gotten here. All my guys are seasoned carpenters and we have a great design-build system.”

Read more of the article here:
http://www.americanbuildersquarterly.com/abqfall25/pages/58.php

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Kitchens That Inspire

Two kitchen renovations done by S&D were recently featured in the September Issue of Lehigh Valley Style Magazine

S&D Renovations Featured on HGTV's "Save My Bath" "Leaving the 70's Behind" Episode Highlights the Colaiezzi Family Bath Renovation

This fascinating renovation project began with the encouragement of a friend of the Colaiezzi family – an avid HGTV fan. Wishing to renovate many aspects of their new home, Sharon & Stephen Colaiezzi of Emmaus found humor in their “hideously outdated” bathroom, no doubt a “hot” leftover from the 1970’s with its Pepto Bismol colored vanity, wall of mirrors, pale pink sunken Jacuzzi and “modern” pink toilet. Stephen Colaiezzi was able to capture the “beauty” of their humorously outdated bathroom in his HGTV application to win a spot on an episode of “Save My Bath.”

The Colaiezzis were encouraged to select their own remodeler in the area – and, having had a positive previous experience with S&D Renovations, they gave Steve Dormann a call. S&D Renovations was enthusiastic about tackling the job. After winning the HGTV contest on “Ugliest Bath in the Tri-State Area,” the Colaiezzis went through a long process of interviews and meetings until the project was finally approved and film crews arrived. The show producers emphasized that the focus of the project was to “have fun”! And, according to Sharon, it lived up to its hype! The design of the new bath was almost entirely decided by HGTV who aimed to showcase new pieces throughout the room. While Sharon acknowledges the project required an unbelievable amount of work and patience by all who participated, now that the dust has cleared, she has no regrets. She is grateful to all who dedicated so much of their time to complete the project on schedule.

S&D Renovations would like to thank the Colaiezzi family for sharing this exciting project with us. We’d also like to express our continued appreciation to our S&D employees who worked very long hours to get the job completed on time as well as our subcontractors who donated their time to help out with the show. Specifically, thanks go to Steve Nixon of Abbey Plumbing, Mark Appleby of Appleby Electric, Scott Snyder of Cool Breeze HVAC, and Rocco Perugini of Perugini Tile.