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Subject property is a 40-year-old 3Br/2Ba raised ranch with 2.5 car attached garage. Owner wishes to expand garage footprint and build out a second story, thereby creating a split-level home w/3.5 car attached garage, in a two-part project. Phase I is construction of a new 2nd story addition, to include a home office, workroom, full bathroom, bedroom and climate-controlled storage on the second floor, and renovation/expansion of a 2-bay, 3.5 car garage/workshop/storage area on the ground level.

Phase II to include repairs to original structure, interior demolition and construction of a new kitchen, dining area, great room, master bedroom suite including private bath and new metal roof.

And yes, I want to be baking Christmas cookies in my new kitchen.

Who do you recommend?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 08:53 PM
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there is a guy i know, i think its called?

VAL construction?

out of orland park, we use to golf together and i highly recommend him.



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there is a guy i know, i think its called?

VAL construction?

out of orland park, we use to golf together and i highly recommend him.
What? no love for family?

Kimmy, I'm a General Contractor and remodeling is my main thing.....where exactly is your place?
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freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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Dependign on the conditon fo the foundation and existing structure, it might make sense to lease a trailer for temporary living, and consider demolishing the existing structure and starting over. A single story most likely will need significant re-enforcement of the frameing to support a second floor. But that's jsut my opinion....I'm not a lisensed professional engineer or architect. Don
t foget that utilities such as HWH, furnace/boiler might all nned upgrades or replacement to handle the extra interior space. You might want to start with a good designer and then choose a builder.

Maybe it's time for a CLSB "barn raising"
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Kim theres a few nice places for sale near BHF.D

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Taz, check your PMs.

Cherry, good points, which we have already taken into consideration - they will be addressed by the A&E team as part of determining the final project that will be put out for bid.

Right now, I'm looking for feedback on any builders that folks may have had particularly good experiences with, to be included on my bid list when the plans and specs have been finalized.

I've pulled the contact info for roughly 25 residential architects in our area (www.aia.org) and am putting together a mini-RFP for design/project management services. Recommendations are welcome here, too!

I just wish we'd made the decision to do this six months ago... I feel like we've lost TONS of valuable TIME!

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Kim theres a few nice places for sale near BHF.D
She actaully has a nice property for improveing. Fairly large (2 acres? and secluded.... 2 addresses and access to 2 different roads.
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Dependign on the conditon fo the foundation and existing structure, it might make sense to lease a trailer for temporary living, and consider demolishing the existing structure and starting over. A single story most likely will need significant re-enforcement of the frameing to support a second floor. But that's jsut my opinion....I'm not a lisensed professional engineer or architect. Don
t foget that utilities such as HWH, furnace/boiler might all nned upgrades or replacement to handle the extra interior space. You might want to start with a good designer and then choose a builder.

Maybe it's time for a CLSB "barn raising"

Do a complete tear down, watch your taxes go thru the roof Never, ever if possible do a complete tear down, then it's new construction a totally different tax rate, some communityies give you a tax break for improvements.


Herron Construction out of Cyrstal Lake is who I would use.

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Thanks, Rick!

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Bud Ihrke Co
Address: 508 S Hubbard St, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: (847) 658-7833

Does great work on home additions. After he is done you won't even be able to tell the house had an addition.

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