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"We met with
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and went through the basement for his initial assessment. Our next meeting was with
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, the framer, and the electrician to review how we wanted everything laid out and configured. Our next meeting was with
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and the plumber to discuss the bathroom layout and review the roughed in plumber. We met
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one more time to finalize what work would be done by us during the remodeling since we had free labor available (ie. son without a job at the time). Our next meeting with
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we discussed more options about the finished basement including flooring, ceilings, bath, and additional work to be performed elsewhere in the house. We met with the electrician one more time to review the upstairs work with the light fixtures and ceiling fan replacement. With this initial agreement
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developed an estimate and price breakout with a payment plan. We took about a week to review everything and then we signed the contract to allow the work to proceed.

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handled the building permit with
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County. Since the house is a geodesic dome, it took additional time with the county to explain the plans and get final approval.

We had to clear the basement of all items and
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provided several suggestions for storage locations. We completed the removal of the items from the basement.
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arranged for the framing material to be delivered and work began around Jul 11. The framing was completed in less than a week. The family decided to change the wall to the laundry room and the closet on the end of the hall, which was handled nicely by
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and the framer.

Once the framing was complete, the electrician and plumber came in to do their initial portions of the work. We asked for 3 additional electrical outlets be added in the laundry room, which was planned in without issue.

During this period we started to work with
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on the flooring and fireplace location. We changed our minds several times before settling on a split arrangement of carpet and tile.
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coordinated a meeting with the flooring company and we started the decision process of which tile, what type of carpet and finally colors. We settled on a fireplace location and met with the fireplace company to determine how it would be installed.
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and that team had several ideas and we settled on a configuration that made the most sense for the venting and desired look. Since we had previously purchased a basement door replacement, we had asked
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to install the new door since the existing steel door had rotted out.
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arranged the installation which took a portion of a day as additional cement wall tear down was required to get the frame to fit correctly. They installed the door and installed new locks which we provided. The electrician was brought in next and completed his work within 1 day working around limitations from the ceiling and optimal light placement.

Once the framing,electrical,and plumbing was complete,
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County completed their inspection. The insulation team came in and completed the full basement insulation in about 1 day. They insulated areas in the laundry room as well to make sure there was good insulation everywhere in the basement. The bathroom shower and tile work were completed during this time as well. We had to work out the final tile color and arrangement prior to work starting and
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was accommodating to our last minute adjustments.

With this complete, the drywall work began. The team worked very efficiently and were done in less than a week. The tapers and mud team were also efficient and timely and it took just over another week to complete this work. We started the painting and completed 2 primer coats as well as 2 color coats in about 2 weeks with delays for summer trips and work interruptions.

With the painting complete, the next items were bathroom fixtures, which
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and our family worked through with suggestions, fit checks, and finally a decision with some of the purchases being handled by us and the remainder by
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and team. We worked with
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on the ceiling tile selection, final tile and carpet selections.
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arranged the installations around our schedules. We also scheduled the replacement of the kitchen sliding glass doors which took less than a day with a very good team. They also replaced some of the aluminum siding (finish pieces) with the excess material from the kitchen door to clear up a few dings, nicks, and scratches. We handled the cleanup of the material from the window installation taking the scrap material to
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Recycling.

Next came the installation of the carpet and tile. While cleaning up the floor in preparation for the upcoming installation, we had a heavy rain which resulted in a leak through the basement wall. Having already completed the painting, we had to try to seal the wall from the outside. We made the first attempt by digging out the area on the outside and finding the crack. We used a product from the local home repair. We thought we had it, but the rain the following day showed a slight leak yet.
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called a local basement crack sealant expert and he came out the next day. The sealant expert used a injection method that filled the crack from within the exterior seal we had installed. It turns out our seal would have worked had we gone another 3 inches underground. With the newly injection sealed crack completed, we proceeded to do the tile and carpet installation. The tile installation had to be done in 2 shifts since the tile order was not completed on the first delivery.
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coordinated the shipment and delivery to allow the floor tile installation to complete in less than 3 days. Again an expert job getting the tile cut to the corners and walls. The tile work was matched to the walls almost exactly. The carpet went quickly in the family area and they moved to stairway to the upstairs area of the house. The carpet was installed expertly around the corners and tile pattern that had been altered slightly to work around the fireplace tile work that was required by code (
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talked to
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County to get the exact requirements).

The trim work as delivered next and we started the painting and prep work for installation. This took about another week, while the actual installation took only about 2 days. We did the final touch up after installation as we miscalculated the amount of colored versus white lengths.

The ceiling tile was delivered next along with the framing material. This portion also went very quickly despite having to work all the odd
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and trying to maximize the floor to ceiling spacing. The fitting work turned out very nicely as well as having the desired effect of a noise reducer. The effort took about 3 days overall.

The electricians came in and completed the electrical work including the phone line, antenna cable, and light fixtures. The electrician took care of all the light fixtures upstairs as well including installing a new light fixture on the exterior of the house for the basement entry.

We then completed the bathroom installation with fixtures and vanity. We had to call the plumber back into to move the water lines since the vanity we choose did not allow a straight connection of the water valves. This was accomplished in just over a day and the bathroom. The bathroom shower, sink and toilet installations went as expected. We sealed the shower tile ourselves.

We had a short period of limited activity trying to decide what to do with the closet shelves. We ultimately purchased and installed to closets worth of shelves.
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and his team installed the remaining bathroom closet shelves that had to be custom fit.
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worked with us to complete the fireplace installation including floor and wall tile surrounding the fireplace all within a couple of days of our decision on the layout. While this was happening,
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coordinated with the
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County Builder Inspector to hold his final inspection allowing full occupancy which went off without any issues.

Overall
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and his team were very accommodating in the planning, execution, final close-out phases of the project.
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made sure we got what we wanted. He made sure we met with all the contractors to discuss our desires and concerns. He made sure the work flowed smoothly while also working on other projects.
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's and his teams suggestions on products to be utilized during the project were very useful and saved us extended periods of research. The entire team was professional in the work and the final product quality is very good. I have likely left out some details of the project, but overall a job very well done. Even my granddaughter made a new friend in
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's dog who was a welcome guest anytime he visited.
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"The kitchen cabinets- we moved into an older home that had only a few cabinets so he helped tear out the old ones and then put in all the new ones. He also helped us order new countertops and installed that for us.

The plumbing- he put in a new sink for us. We also had our sewage back up and he helped rotor it and cleaned it all up for us. And even gave me a few helpful tips on how to help prevent it from happening and on how to keep the smell out.

Drywall repair- our house is old, so some of the plaster has chipped. He helped by patching and painting it for us. He does it all!
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"My husband and I have a historical 1940 cape cod and it was important to retain the aesthetic quality. I thought it would take a while to find someone who would see my vision as clearly as I did and be able to execute it properly. From beginning to end,
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was an attentive listener as well as a creative contributor to my vision. He was able to give us an accurate quote and foresee all of the major components, as well as the details that usually derail projects (and budgets). The group of workers he has put together are top notch. The masonry around the door is flawless. The old formed concrete window sill was removed in tact and reinstalled at the bottom of the door so it matches the windows along the back of the house. The door trim molding was cleverly taken from the inside of a closet so all of the molding in the room would still match (other molding was reinstalled in the closet). The deck is amazing. It is a large hourglass extending across the back of the entire house. To say
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and his crew installed a deck and a door would be amiss. High quality, aesthetically pleasing, beautiful, PERFECT are the words that come to my mind. I would like to note I gave a B on price because it was more expensive than I had anticipated for the job, but it was worth every penny and then some. Thank you
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! (PS I will post pictures this spring after the snow melts).
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"They measured and brought their sample book. We went over the options, ordered the product, and personally did the installation. Very nice people to work with, very personable, and I thought their pricing was reasonable."
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"I think it went great. Fast from start to finish 30-40 minutes. With little interruption since I work from home. He came in and even took off his shoes since it was raining. Very considerate. He answered all my questions and addressed all the concerns I raised. Without breaking stride in what he was doing at the time. When a break in the rain came he took advantage of the situation and crawled on the roof to inspect all the stacks we have and found nesting. I wasn't aware off-even showed me, but only after he ensured I wasn't afraid to get up on the roof. After that the cast iron pit door was installed fairly quickly with a little silicone and chiseling. When cleaning up he saw that I had also already bought fireplace mortar to do a little home repair on the box. Gave me some tips on how to keep the box looking nice by applying it with. Overall I had a good impression."
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"Faith was very responsive and able to schedule work to be done later the same week that I called.
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called the night before to verify/discuss work to be done the next day. He showed up on time the next morning, and was very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. He did excellent quality work - everything was framed in just beautifully! - and he accomplished quite a lot in one day. He stayed 2 extra hours in order to finish the job. We also asked his opinion about some other work we need done, and he had excellent ideas. We definitely intend on having
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back to work on our other projects. Overall we were extremely pleased with the whole experience!
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"Order was placed 10/28/04 with
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using catalogs. 12/30 the wrong screen door was installed, we called office during install,
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said someone would call next day. No call. We called office 1/3/05 to report: storm door not self-storing we had told
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this was required, storm & security doors cannot be closed tightly at the same time, installation screws scratched through security door finish to the steel,
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said a call would come next day. No call, so we sent a letter.
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called on 1/6 and said;
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no longer works for them, we had paid too little, he did not want to honor the sale, our story made no sense, we got the items marked on order form. Installer re-visit was scheduled, rescheduled & 2 weeks later he replaced storm door lock set, now both doors close securely. 2/13 sent report card & letter to
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explaining situation, he called, apologized & promised to replace with self-storing storm door, within a month the correct door was installed.
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"Our order was placed 10/28/04 with
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using catalogs with pictures. 12/30 the wrong screen door was installed. We called the office during install, and
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said someone would call next day. No call. We called office 1/3/05 to report installation problems; storm door not self-storing we had told
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this was required, storm & security doors cannot be closed tightly at the same time, installation screws scratched through security door finish to the steel, left trim piece not flush with the frame.
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said a call would come next day. No call came, so we sent a letter.
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called on 1/6 and said;
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no longer works for them, we had paid too little, he did not want to honor the sale, our story made no sense and we got the items marked on the order form. Installer re-visit was scheduled, rescheduled and 2 weeks later he did replace lock set on storm door. We can now close both doors securely and remove the broom handle prop. We also received a small bottle of touch up paint
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"The salesman was very polite and informative. The doors were installed in the time frame given. The workmen were polite and efficient. The damaged screen took way too long to be installed. 3 months after installation we have had several minor issues that we fixed ourselves. The catch for one of the doors came loose from the frame and we tightened it and added additional screws to secure it. The toe kick lock on one door was not aligned correctly and we redrilled a hole to get it to line up. The doors do look great, but we were somewhat disappointed in the quality of the work. When we were trying to track down some one who could tell us when the replacement screen would be installed, it took several calls and the last person we spoke to was very short with us. We expressed our displeasure with the woman's attitude. The owner did call back to find out what was up and after we explained the series of events, he apologized and that was the last we have heard from them."
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, the owner, was very professional, friendly and patient with my wife and myself as it took three separate visits to define the work to be performed. We kept adding to the job a door at a time.
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made sure that we understood the lead times involved in ordering the custom windows and doors. He estimated that the work would take a day and a half to complete once all the windows and doors were received.
Jims installation team arrived on time on the scheduled installation day and went right to work. These two guys were a wonder to watch as they worked together and orchestrated the work in a manner that left little, if any, wasted time. They removed the existing doors and windows and installed the new doors and windows in a single day. That was great but the best part was that when they left, you could not tell that they had ever been there. And I mean it! We had had the inside of the house painted within the last few months and I had brought up stored paint to do touchups that I was sure would be necessary due to the removal of the old doors and windows. The paint cans were never opened and are back down in the basement.
I completely recommend Thermal Craft, Inc. and plan to use them again in the future to replace our remaining windows.
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A Astro Home Improvement

8926 N Greenwood
Niles, IL

A BUSEGHIN PAINTING & DECORATING INC

85 E Burlington St
Riverside, IL

A Cut Above Construction Services LLC

5S446 Radcliff Rd
Naperville, IL

a fireplace store and more

1202b 75th street
Downers Grove, IL

A FLOORING & CONSTRUCTION CO LLC

6849 N KILBOURN AVE
Lincolnwood, IL

A Hammer Home Improvement

335 Bramble Ct
Schaumburg, IL

A J'S DECORATIVE GLASS & DOOR

310 E 168TH ST
South Holland, IL

A New Look Remodeling

2123 N 73rd Ave
Elmwood Park, IL

A Plus Decorating Inc.

4049 Bonhill Dr
Arlington Heights, IL

A to Z Tiles & Remodeling

417 Geneva Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL

A to Z Windows & Doors, Inc.

4035 JOLIET AVE
Lyons, IL

A#1 Quality Handyman

35W372 Ridge Road
Dundee, IL

A&D handymen

6437 n trumbull
Lincolnwood, IL

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago, IL

A&S Garage Doors Inc.

1207 Concord Dr.
Elgin, IL

A+ Garage Door Repair in La Grange

5718 ridgewood dr
Western Springs, il

A+ Garage Door Repair in Lombard il

200 w 22nd st
Lombard, IL

A+ Garage Door Repair in Naperville il

1931 ridgefield ln
Naperville, IL

A+ Garage Door Repair Lake Zurich

1196 straford ln
Palatine, il