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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2004 State Remodeler of the Year

2003 Midwest Remodeler of the Year

2003 State Remodeler of the Year

2002 Best Commercial Remodel

2002 Best Whole House Remodel Over $500K

2001 Best Bath Remodel Over $50,000

2001 Best Room Addition Over $100,000

2001 Special Award Whole House Remodel $200K-$500K

2000 Best Bath Remodel Over $50,000

2000 Best Whole
Remodel $200K-500K

Design Construction Concepts, Ltd
Remodelers of Northbrook, IL

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Industry Associations: NAHB, NKBA, AIA
Professional Designation:

Michael Menn, Andrew L. Poticha
425 Huehl Rd, Unit 15B
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-498-1676
Fax: 847-498-2463

2002 Best Whole House Remodel Over $500K

The scope of the work included the total gut of the first floor, the total gut of the master bedroom and bath, and the transformation of the attic space into two bedrooms and a bathroom. In addition, the scope included converting a crawl space into a finished basement. But the single greatest challenge was that they were not the original contractor on the job. The original contractor had spent almost a year onsite and his work only served to complicate the remodeling process. To give the impression of progress, the former contractor had done such things as:

Installing drywall before rough-in work of mechanicals.
Installing plumbing waste lines that ran uphill.
Performed structural work that did not conform to code.
Installed wiring that was unsafe...with the power for the smoke detectors connected to a light switch
…and the list goes on.

Needless to say, the client harbored a great deal of animosity toward contractors in general. So to start the job they had to establish a rapport with the client and inspect every aspect of the previous contractor’s work. In six months, they completed more work than the previous remodeler had accomplished in a year…and demonstrated to the client how a remodeling project is supposed to run. Evidence of their success was confirmed when the client commented: "You know every time I call with a comment or question, you guys always make me feel like my project is the only one that you are working.