-Find top-rated Service Providers
Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Tremont Remodeling Contractors

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Remodeling Contractors to Avoid

120

Top Rated Remodeling Contractors

7

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews
See Verified Local Reviews

Over 861 reviews for
Tremont Remodeling Contractors from people just like you.

N
"On January 2, 2015 we signed a contract with to build an in-law apartment, deck and put siding on our home. He told us it would take 2.5" - 3 months to complete. It is November 16, 2015 and the work is still not done. In fact, he abandoned the job on 10/26/15. The contractor we had to hire to finish the job said that butchered our house. Not only do we have to pay to finish the job and correct mistakes, but he also walked off with the 4800 we gave him as partial payment for the deck we decided to have him make larger than originally planned. I contacted the state after he stopped returning my calls and found out his license has been suspended so he won't be finishing our job no matter what. Apparently he did this to someone else and he was supposed to pay back the guaranty fund, but he stopped making payments so they suspended his license. I really thought I did my homework before hiring . He was recommended to us by an electrician we use that has worked with him. I called the references gave me. I checked the CT licensing website and made sure he was licensed and asked him for a photocopy of his insurance. The only thing I could not find was online reviews. It seemed odd to me in this day and age. I hope that this review will spare someone the heartache we have had. What makes me really sad is is very personable and seemed like a nice guy. I just can't believe this happened to us.

-Laura R.

A
"WOW & Company Inc has surpassed our expectations regarding integrity, service and customer experience. Five years ago " installed hardwood floors within my home, the price was the best and the flooring was exceptional. My wife and I were extremely happy with their service. Most recently, we noticed there were defects showing in the floor, and we asked to come out to the house to see if there was something we could do to fix the problem….With that said, advised us that there were a defect in the wood and this problem should have never occurred. went into action immediately, sending out his crew to further inspect. The outcome was that replaced all of the flooring at no cost. This happened over a period of 3 weeks. If you are looking for a great product with outstanding customer service that will over deliver in everything they do … flooring is the place to shop. Previously, we referred to my family and friends and today I am referring service to the entire state of Florida how about the entire WORLD! Thank you

-Donaldson W.

+Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Shop, Search and Save from anywhere!

  • Offers are exclusively provided by highly rated companies
  • Angie’s List members have access to exclusive discounts on local services
  • Shop, schedule, and stay on top of progress from any device
  • Our 30 Day Refund Guarantee means you can buy with confidence!
+Join 3 Million People on Angie's List
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Join 3 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Tremont

tipping a service provider

Should I Tip My Service Provider?

Dear Angie: What is the procedure for tipping a repair person? If you tip them, how much? – Valerie H., Detroit

Home and Garden Shows

If you own a home and have never been to a Home and Garden Show, this is a great opportunity to see what you’ve been missing. Angie’s List experts attend hundreds of shows around the U.S. to help homeowners like you connect with local professionals whose business is to make your home improvement dreams into realities. Check out our tour dates below and put us on your calendar. Make sure to stop by and see us at the show to take advantage of the lowest membership price Angie’s List has to offer, or just say hello and pick up some free literature and other fun goodies!

Angie's List
Remodeling - General

Find out if the contractor you plan to hire carries the proper license as required by your state, city or local government. Where available, the Angie's List License Check tool also provides links to license agencies' real-time license verification tools.

Angie's List Weekly
Remodeling - General

Our latest app is now available in the iTunes Newsstand and Google Play store.

basement kitchen remodel with stove and subway tile for family
Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom

Unless you’re in the process of building your dream home, most likely you have a project “to-do” list posted somewhere in your house.

A large crack appears along a brick wall. (Photo by Photo courtesy of iStock)

The effects of winter can be harsh on your home's exterior. One highly rated provider shares three home repairs to look for when winter gives way to spring.

Inspiration & Ideas

bathroom with brown cabinets and mosaic tile backsplash.
bathroom with double vanity and tile surround tub
electric fireplace built-in wall TV mount bookshelves
electric fireplace wall mount tile
electric fireplace wood mantle TV mount

Angie's Answers

?
Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!
?

No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 

 

Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450

 

We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 

 

Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

?
For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
?

Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.

 

Remodeling reviews in Tremont

A

Rating
I called about the job, he asked me to email his assistant as he was at a job site when I called. His assistant was quick to respond to my email and got me set up with an appointment. She emailed again a couple of days before to check that the time was still good for me.
came to look at the problem, ...More we discussed solutions and a price. He was back within the week to complete the job which he did efficiently.
I would use his services again, he was prompt, efficient and very knowledgable of the best products and solutions for the situation.
- megan S.
A

Rating
Luxe Renovation Services is top notch. We hired them in October to remodel our master bathroom and the results were far then I expected. The tile work flowed beautifully and our new walk in glass shower is a show piece when you walk in. Just beautiful work and detail. We have heated floors now! Yeah! Luxe is a great compny hands ...More down and we would recommend them highly.
- James L.
F

Rating
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Very unprofessional. Set multiple appointments to meet at my home and did not show up. I tried calling 30 minutes after the scheduled appointment I called to find out the reason for the no show. The phone was answered and the person on the other end hung up. When I tried to call back, I was sent to voicemail. Never received ...More a phone call or message with any form of apology or explanation.
- Anna H.
A

Rating
Huge project would have needed a few more visits and I was very confused what was wrong with whole house and what I wanted to do. This is one of the two companies didn't run from the project or when I was discovering more things that the house needed to be healthy. I think we are all very busy and one piece of my house puzzle had struck a cord ...More with another contractor who also saw my confusion and being taken advantage of by previous non professionals as I know was noticing as well. I think life goes many directions and I would totally talk to them when and if I do another remodel as I feel they are just as qualified as the company that started to unravel my project.
- Julie K.
A

Rating
My husband and I love . He was by far the nicest, most agreeable and respectful contractor I have ever met.
Our 2nd floor full bathroom was in dire need of a major renovation. Tiles were broken on the floor..shower was endlessly in need
of grout scrubbing..needed a new cast iron tub... old 1970's ...More /pink and blue color palette along with an awful custom made plywood vanity and hardware.
did a complete gut job down to the studs. He arrived when he said he would. He answered every call and returned every call or text of which there were many. We felt totally at ease leaving by himself and to come and go as he needed to. If something wasn't to our liking, would address the problem and fix it. Actually one time he returned something for us for refund and we told him to keep the change. He declined but after repeated "no, keep it" he put the cash card in his pocket.
Later that night we found the cash card in a drawer of our new vanity (really, who does that?)
We had our setbacks (waiting for inspectors, sub-contractors, etc) but in the end we have a beautiful new bathroom and could not be happier with it or with !
- Lisa M. M.
A

Rating
They were punctual and professional and any thing that needed fixing, cleaning or to make better they tried their best. I had a couple of minor issues after they were done and they came and took care of it. Also they cleaned up before leaving for the day.
On the negative they took longer than planned cause the department handling the planning ...More of the job didn't take into account the scope of the job and that a larger crew would have been needed for the time frame given and also they were not familiar with the city's requirements for the inspection so those 2 things delayed the job. Overall they did a good job, checked the work before the final a few times and corrected anything that needed it
- Alina T.
A

Rating
I had a old shed that was in disrepair. I wanted a pub shed, its more than a regular shed. It has a refrigerator, cabinets , its insulated with a fireplace and electricity and with a sofa and a wide screen television. Its like a high end man cave- but above ground.The job came out great, I highly recommend him. did a great job, ...More he was extremely concerned at every step that I was satisfied with his work. This is a late posting because I thought I had posted this but , it did not post. he is honest and really works with you.
- Kevin M.
D

Rating
The contractor came to my home to give me an estimate on a roof replacement in Los , CA. Because of Title 24, the so-called "cool roof" ordinance, homes in LA now must comply by using cool roof shingles for complete roof replacements (http://ladbs.org/LADBSWeb/LADBS_Forms/PlanCheck/2014/GRN_CoolRoofOrd_183149.pdf). ...More Additionally, my roof does not currently have adequate ventilation. There are no soffit vents, only a couple gable vents, not enough to comply with LA code, requiring 1 sq ft of venting for every 150 sq ft of attic space. I've done my research.
I simply asked the contractor to give me an estimate on a roof replacement. In his assessment, he mentioned nothing about Title 24 or using a cool roof shingle. He wanted to use shingles that would not pass the Title 24 requirement. He made no mention about needing soffits or additional ventilation, saying that I only need 1 sq ft for ever 500 sq ft of attic space. This is not the proper code for LA.
He became visible irritated and flustered when I tried to tell him that Title 24 requires cool roof shingles and that I need more ventilation. Very unprofessional. He was aggressive in general and unable to communicate effectively.
Additionally, he quoted $12,500 for a complete roof replacement using a cool roof shingle. He did not give me a written document with the estimate, just a verbal quote, which is unprofessional. Also, this estimate is very high for the size of my house, which is 1395 sq feet.
Due to his lack of adequate knowledge of LA codes and general demeanor, I couldn't wait to get him off of my property. I'm not sure where is hiring their employees, but this was unfortunate. Customers want to ensure the quality of work is high, and that the person giving the estimate is prepared, punctual, knowledgeable, and professional.
Sadly, it is very difficult to find a good roofer during the busy season. Wish me luck!
- Stuart S.

Remodeling Contractors in Tremont, IL

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

1treehouse

2519 10th Street

309 Property Services

419 E Birchwood Street
Morton

A & N REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

730 Alexander Ave
Peoria

A & N Remodeling & Construction

730 Alexander Ave
Peoria

A & N Remodeling & Construction

730 Alexander Ave
Peoria

A.M. Construction

1103 w Nowland

ABC Construction & Restoration

406 Charlotte St
Washington

Abel Builders

Farmington

Acme Handyman Services

5527 E. Crews Avenue
Chillicothe

Affordable Builders

1411 Bellaire
London Mills

All Around The House & More

3100 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria

All In One Property Management

205 E. Frye Ave.
Peoria

All Things New

1408 South 11th Street
Pekin

Alliss Construction

117 Detweiler
Congerville

Aluma-Side Siding & Window Company

203 Eastgate Drive
Washington

Apex Roofing Inc.

521 S. Main St.
Creve Coeur

Associated Interior Construction

22205 Illinois Route 9
Tremont

Assurance Property Inspections

412 Lexington Dr
Washington

B & K Home Improvements

2325 E. Grandview Ave.

Basso Builders & Basso Painting

601 E Tripp Ave
Peoria

Bathroom Remodeling Specialist

1215 Market St
Pekin

Bathrooms Plus Inc

7024 N University
Peoria

Bayview Exteriors

327 Derby
Pekin

BILL DEXTER HOME REPAIR

101 E TAZEWELL ST
Tremont

Blumenshine Construction

1012 St Julian
Pekin

Bob Gottschalk General Contractor

259 E Parkway Dr
East Peoria

Bohm's Better Homes

200 N. Main
Wyoming

C&B Brothers Construction LLC

2518 West Alabaster Ave
Dunlap

Cbohmdesigns

102 Craig Rd
Marquette Heights

celtic stone & tile

103 Mabee Ave
East Peoria

Central Contractors Inc

223 Meadows Ave
East Peoria

Chad Mason Construction

cherry ln
Washington

CHRIS RODGERS CONSTRUCTION

345 ROOSEVELT
Creve Coeur

Clear Water Construction

3917 N. Columbus Ave.
Peoria

Color Your Carpet

9733 Elaine Rd.

Cook Handyman LLC

15501 Furrow Road
Pekin

Cool Roofs

104 S Seventh St
Roanoke

Cornerstone Builders & Developers Inc

6129 W Southport Rd
Peoria

DANIEL J HEINZ REMODELING INC

1729 W LAMONT AVE
Peoria

Daniel J. Heinz Remodeling, Inc.

1729 West Lamont Avenue
Peoria

Design A Maid Inc

219 1/2 Monroe St.
Washington

Doc. Kildairs Home Repair

1628 glenview dr
East Peoria

DON HOERR & SONS INC

2241 W ALTORFER DR
Peoria

Duffy Electric

1201 s capitol

E & E Clean up & Hauling Service

5322 N Koerner Rd
Peoria

Expert Exteriors

724 Taylor ST
Morton

Extreme Home Improvement

12525 W Farmington Rd
Hanna City

FIRST BUILD ASSOC INC

410 JUBILEE LN
Metamora

Gary Roe Home Improvement

809 W McClure
Peoria

GNT Maintenance

7217 N University St
Peoria

Go Green Construction Inc.

5617 Dorita Ln
Dunlap

Goodwood & Stone Inc

304 New Salem Dr
Canton

Goodwood & Stone, Inc

304 New Salem Dr
Canton

Grethey Construction

415 S Mesa Hills Dr Apt 1124

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE
Libertyville

Handyman Services

146 W. Main St.
El Paso

HENSLEY HARDWOOD FLOORS

5035 E RICHLAND AVE
Chillicothe

Homepro

2415 W Antoinette St
Peoria

Homestead quality

26083 Liberty Ln
Washington

Hornecker Construction, Inc

2332 Lake Shore Dr
Pekin

Interior Finishing Systems

161 Hollywood Circle
Creve Coeur

JB & Sons Construction

124 Greenlawn Ct.
East Peoria

JC Construction

1615 E Wilson Ave.
Peoria

Kitchen & Bath Specialties

7041 N. Teakwood Ct.
Peoria

Konie Repair & Construction LLC

1705 S. Livingston St
Peoria

Lakeside Custom Builders

PO Box 109
Mossville

Larry May Carpenter Contractor Inc

1012 E Wilson Ave
Peoria

M&M CONTRACTING

514 TRACY ST
Peoria

Make the Changes

725 Bloomington Rd
East Peoria

Make Your Mark Construction

26824 Hobin Hood Lane
Tremont

Marion Restoration

3504 N Kostner Ave
Chicago

McDaniel Plumbing Co

17901 Unsicker
Groveland

Messing Construction Co

3416 NE Adams St
Peoria

Michael Schmidt

3603 Woodbine Ter
Peoria

nevitt construction

14314 grandview dr

No Stone Unturned

145 Chicago St.
East Peoria

OPTCO Residential Inc

5136 S Desert View Dr

P & W Builders Inc

6222 W Plank Rd
Peoria

Peoria Siding & Window Co

203 Eastgate Dr
Washington

Precise Repair & Remodel

1026 Meadow Ave
East Peoria

Raymer Plastering Repair

652 N 8th Ave
Canton

Reading & Son Plumbing Inc

7712 N Crestline Dr
Peoria

Red Head Rehabs

1541 N Laurel Avenue

Revive Painting

10305 N. Autumnview Ct
Peoria

Rich Murray Granite & Marble Works

4603 Enterprise Drive
Bartonville

S&S Automotive

665 S 6th Ave
Canton

Sky Real Estate Services

511 W High St
Peoria

Specialty Home Builders

7812 S Glasford Rd
Glasford

Stay Dry Basement Waterproofing and Remodeling

1354 County Road 1700 N.
Metamora

Stoops plumbing

4014 sw Adams
Peoria

Straight Shooters Hauling Services

1019 e cox ave
Peoria Heights

Superior Installations Corporation of Illinois

750 Lee Street
Elk Grove Village

Supreme Construction

95 state st
Peoria

The Bath Connection

4218 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria

Ultimate Room Designs

1626 W Willcox Ave

Vance Remodeling and Restoration

210 Laurel Ln
East Peoria

Vent and Cover

306-7337 137 st

Voorhees Siding & Window INC

1299 N Henderson st.
Galesburg

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

William Cox Construction

403 N Magnolia St
Elmwood

Williams Doug Construction

1835 S Crest Dr
Peoria

WINDO THERM

PO Box 405

Wolf Construction

2612 North Bigelow
Peoria

Woods Painting & Remodeling

108 S Market St
Washington

World Painting Company

1613 Commerce Pkwy
Bloomington

wright construction

4833 w middle rd

Xtrahands

Tremont

Shop Local Remodeling Services in Tremont, IL

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Tremont.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Remodeling Contractor
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money