Remodeler: Dominic J. Maltese Jr.
Company: D.J. Maltese Consulting, Plymouth, Mich.
Product: KitchenAid Pro Line appliances, www.kitchenaid.com
Remodeler Dominic Maltese frequently works with clients who want "bells and whistles" kitchens while staying within a budget. When KitchenAid introduced its Pro Line a few years ago, Maltese started recommending the line to these clients for a high-end, professional appearance at competitive prices. The Pro Line is a complete suite of appliances that blend commercial-grade appearance and performance with softer edges and easy operation. Maltese says specing the professional-look appliances ups the perceived value of the project. It also "adds real value because of the ease of functional use of these appliances," he says.