What Our Customers Say…


John the owner of Realty Resurrections was great to work with on our remodel of 1970’s era bathroom. He provided designers to consult with for remodel but were not required to use their services. John gave us a detailed, itemized checklist of work to be done and he was able to deal with unexpected issues that arose during the process. Communication was great and work done in a timely manner. Only John, his assistant Matthew or his contracted plumber and electrician came to the worksite, which gave us the security that the work being done to his high standards and not a lot of people tramping through our house during COVID time. We will use him again!

Consumer from Highland, MD

I highly recommend Realty Resurrections, which just completed a bathroom renovation for me. In addition, due to water damage, they replaced portions of my ceilings and walls in other parts of the house. It was a job well done. Realty Resurrections consists of John, the owner (a Navy veteran with three decades experience in remodeling), and Matthew (who has worked for John for five years and whose father did so for the prior fifteen years) — so it’s like a family company. Great guys. I felt entirely comfortable with them in my house, whether I was home or not. When needed, John calls in an electrician and a plumber with whom he has worked for many years. The job started on time, remained on budget, and was even completed ahead of schedule. John and Matthew arrived as planned each morning and cleaned up before they left each day. John provided me guidance when I needed it – for example, on what tub, toilet, and faucets to select in order to ensure quality – so I didn’t feel overwhelmed with research. Communication was excellent; when I needed to reach him, he was extremely responsive. He kept me apprised of how the job was progressing. He clearly has a passion for, and takes great pride in, his work. He even helped address an unrelated plumbing issue in my basement. His word is good. My renovation was spurred by a bathroom flood, which did a lot of damage. Now everything looks like new – and the work is seamless. You can’t tell where portions of the walls and ceilings were replaced. The bathroom went from a damaged and depressing mess to a beautiful oasis. I would happily use Realty Resurrections again. 
CR, Silver Spring

John, Matthew and their team tackled the bathroom in our 1973 home. The job presented many challenges including a cast iron tub and walls that weren’t true. They did a great job of explaining their approach to the job and how they would work with each challenge. They arrived early each morning, cleaned up after they finished each day and were pleasant to have in the house. We were actually sorry to say, “goodbye” when they finished the job. But what a job they did! We are extremely pleased with our beautiful new bathroom and highly recommend Realty Resurrections. 
MS, Olney

John and his colleagues did beautiful work turning an old cramped master bedroom shower bathroom into a lovely, open, inviting room. Working in our old house, he encountered on the way numerous problems behind the walls, and under the floor, and dealt with them all well. It was a pleasure to have them do the job. Highly recommended.

Silver Spring, Md

“John is the “bathroom whisperer” – an exacting craftsman who pays attention to detail and provides clear explanations.”

— Janice M., Chevy Chase


John did an excellent job in rebuilding my shower stall that was leaking into the drywall. He gave us a good explanation of the underlying problems and a precise estimate broken down by materials and labor. He stuck to the estimate despite a few unforeseen problems, which he easily handled. The work was done on time, neatly, and — most importantly — with high quality and attention to detail. John is an expert craftsman and was great about keeping me informed every step of the way. He also was happy to follow up (at no cost) and swap the showerhead when the initial one was not to my liking. John definitely lived up to his many Checkbook recommendations. If we have future kitchen or bathroom remodeling projects, John will be our first call.


We hired John Babyak and his crew (Steve and Matthew) to remodel our master bathroom this winter. We had a leak in the drywall of our shower stall, as well as carpenter ants (which John discovered and eliminated!!) His craftsmanship is excellent–taking pride in his work and his attention to detail, as well as keeping us apprised of everything as the project proceeded. We asked for ideas about decorative tile in the shower and he came up with a beautiful design which we love. He also gave us great recommendations on where to shop for tile, vanity and medicine cabinet. He has a great work ethic–was always here when he said he would be, carefully prepared the “work area,” covering our carpet and taking great care to leave everything clean, neat and tidy each day before leaving. He gave us a project schedule, which he adhered to. When we made a change in the plan by deciding mid-way through the project to order a new vanity/sink and medicine cabinet, which would take 4 to 6 weeks to be delivered, he graciously accommodated us by re-installing the old vanity/sink, so that we had a fully functioning bathroom, and then picked up the new items, as soon as they were delivered to the store, and came out to install them. We appreciated his responding very promptly to calls, texts, emails…whenever we had a question…even on weekends! Overall–a great experience! John and his crew are courteous, friendly and talented craftsmen. We love our new bathroom and will certainly call Realty Resurrections again for our next project!


I realize most people only write when they have a complaint. Don’t worry — I’m writing with no complaints whatsoever, rather I’m writing to let you know how much we like our bathroom. Everything works, everything is beautiful, and you were both on schedule and on budget.

— Michael K.

“Realty Resurrections  did a complete remodeling of two bathrooms and one powder room for me. The job was well planned, the schedule and budget were maintained, and the workmanship was very professional in all respects.  John Babyak, the owner, sets high standards for himself and those who work for him. It was most gratifying to do business with John who is a sincere, honest, and talented person.”

— B. Smith, Gaithersburg, MD

“John Babyak of Realty Resurrections is fantastic to work with. I called him on the strength of all the comments made about him in other ratings and I was not sorry. The total renovation was all done in two weeks. I love looking at my new bathroom every time I go in there. I can’t recommend John enough.”

— J. Mangin, Silver Spring, MD

“I selected Realty Resurrections for remodeling 2 bathrooms after looking at many other companies and I was 100% satisfied with the results. John Babyak the owner is a perfectionist and expects nothing but the best from the people who work for him. The result was an outstanding job with no mess left to clean and all of this done in the time frame predicted. John worked with one person, Steve, who also did an excellent job; they both were very polite, pleasant, and always on time. Special attention was given to every little detail; you should see the tile work, great. When it was time for the plumbing or electricity, John had his own plumber and electrician do the job so I was certain that all the work was done by experienced workers. Realty Resurrection is definitely a top notch company and I will definitely recommend them to all my friends. I plan to remodel my kitchen in the near future and John will be the contractor I will call for sure.”

— M. Normand, Silver Spring, MD

“Excellent remodel of our old bathroom. Incredibly pleasant two-man team. Careful tile work, excellent installation of fixtures. We had the bathtub replaced as well. The guys were punctual, cleaned up daily, and done on time. We could trust them with ensuring that our dog didn’t run away — a big concern for us when dealing with contractors and propped-open doors. Overall, an excellent company and experts on all type of bathroom remodels.”

— N. Byrnes, Bethesda, MD