Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676

Welcome to Great Lakes Builders

Great Lakes Builders is a contractor that specializes in protecting the value of existing properties through its “Structural Repair and Remediation” services and in adding value to existing properties through its “Structural Alterations” services. Collectively, these services are under Great Lakes Builders’ line of services called STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Understanding Structural Issues

Martin Lewandowski, President of Great Lakes Builders, Inc. presents “Understanding Structural Issues” to residential and commercial inspectors

Structural Renovation

Structural Renovation of a Chicago Historic Building's Porch. To learn more about this renovation process please click below.

Call Us First

Don't wait for this to happen before you call Great Lakes Builders!
Customer Commercial Garage
Location Palatine, IL
Problem Vehicle struck overhead garage doors and area between doors.
Structural Solution Provided temporary emergency shoring followed by the installation of a steel column between overhead garage doors. For future protection, installed protective bollard in front of the column and the other two sides of overhead doors. Set column and protective posts in steel reinforced concrete and finished center column in stucco.


Garage Door Struck by Vehicle - Before   Garage Door Struck by Vehicle - After
Before   After

What People Say

We needed two repairs on our house. First, after years of water damage and carpenter ants, we needed to have the sill plate replaced underneath our front door. When inspecting the area, Mike and Martin also suggested that they replace the masonry underneath our front door to strengthen the area as well as seal it from water and insects. This was a deal I couldn''t refuse as they have been the only company willing to do this (I had 7 different masonry and waterproofing companies take a look)...


Andy Dykstra
Naperville, IL


The City of Des Plaines cited my strip mall as being uninhabitable due to dangerous structural conditions. The silver lining to my mall’s structural problem was finding and using Great Lakes Builders to implement the structural repairs. Martin’s actions convinced me that Great Lakes Builders is a company with integrity that will go the extra mile to get the job done right, on time and within budget...


Mike Galante, Mall Owner,
Des Plaines, IL


Great Lakes Builders replaced structurally unsound brick foundation walls in our early 1900's home. They completed the work on schedule and on budget. After the structural work was complete, Great Lakes Builders finished our basement. They were wonderful about helping us design the space...


Jennifer and Douglas Seelicke,
Winnetka, IL