Photographer reproduces beloved artwork

Photographer reproduces beloved artwork

Theresa Bertocci Photography | Chicago |

Diane Schule admired Theresa Bertocci's talent in photographing and copying her grandmother's watercolor artwork.

"Theresa was able to repair the image so mold and fading were eliminated on the copies," Schule says. "She ensured that I had exactly the image I wanted. The copies look like actual watercolor artwork."

Bensenville pavers praised for rapid response

TMW Enterprises Paving & Maintenance | Bensenville, Ill. |

Gabrielle Ince praises TMW's work and responsiveness repouring her garage floor and sidewalk.

"The sidewalk was much prettier than I would have been able to do myself, since I wanted a curvy sidewalk instead of a straight one," Ince says. "Their work was beautiful. And several months later, when I had a question about a hairline crack, I got a call back the same day!"

Out-of-code porch is now up-to-date

R&W Alternative Remodeling Inc. | Chicago |

Julie Bragg calls R&W's alternate to her condo building's out-of-code porch a big improvement.

"Their rebuild is so much more solid than our original porch," Bragg says. "They built it exactly to the dimensions and specifications they committed to. It was fast, priced well and looks great."

Tub refinishers keep the smell, mess at bay

Arlington Porcelain Refinishing | Algonquin, Ill. |

Lillian Gerlach worried about the smell and mess of a tub refinishing job, but Arlington allayed her concerns.

"They covered up the bathroom and blew the fumes out a window with fans and venting," she says. "I hired them because it was rusting around the drain. I thought the rest of the tub was in pretty good shape until they actually refinished the whole thing. What a difference!"

Pruning around power lines goes without a zap

AAA Arborist Tree Experts | Palatine, Ill.

Joan DiLeonardi gives top marks to AAA for the crew's careful work removing tree limbs overhanging power lines.

"They cut the limbs down section by section without damaging any of the lines beneath them," DiLeonardi says. "At my request, they stacked logs for my fireplace and left mulch from the chipper for my planting beds. They were very neat, clean, courteous and friendly."


KD Remodeling | Lombard, Ill.

Rocco Maggio speaks highly of KD's "absolutely perfect" job remodeling the kitchen.

"They were extremely flexible working around my granite installers and did an excellent job," Maggio says. "The job went without a hitch. We've used them before, and we'll be using them again."


Carpet Central & Hardwood Flooring | Highland Park, Ill. |

Mary Beth Long appreciated Carpet Central's practical advice and work reflooring a home she'd recently purchased. "They were personable and very patient," she says. "These guys do good work and really listen. They don't push a solution, but work with you."


Master Finishes | Rolling Meadows, Ill. |

Susan Hanna calls owner Keith Soos a perfectionist after his work repainting her home's interior. "He and his crew did an outstanding job," Hanna says. "His prep work was outstanding. When my interior designer couldn't find a paint color to coordinate with the fabric, Keith saved the day by developing custom colors that look absolutely beautiful."

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