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

Welcome to Great Lakes Builders

Celebrating over 60 Years in Business!

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.

Specializing in Structural Repairs and Alterations Since 1949
Residential ● Commercial ● Industrial
"From the Foundation to the Rafters"

Structural Repairs

  • 156 Beam ColumnFoundation repair and replacement
  • Sagging floor and bowed wall repair
  • Beam, column and footing repair and replacement
  • Shoring and jacking
  • Roof rafter repair and reinforcement
  • Lintel replacement
  • Repairs to structural concrete
  • Porch and balcony repair and replacement
  • Fire, storm, insect and impact damage repairs
  • Code violation remediation

Structural Alterations

  • Adaptive reuse, conversions, expansions and modifications to buildings
  • Interior and exterior wall removal/replacement
  • Structural reinforcing for green roof tops
  • Facade design/build
  • Basements/attics transformed into "SuperSpaces"

From replacing foundations to reinforcing roof trusses and rafters, Great Lakes Builders has the resources to implement your project from concept to completion with an in-house staff skilled in the following trades:

Masonry • Carpentry • Concrete • Steel

Great Lakes Builders offers property owners and managers the benefit of over 60 years of experience they can rely on and trust.  Read More About Us

We believe that our longevity is attributed to the combination of our:

  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Adherence to safety procedures with employees participating in accredited training programs
  • Commitment to quality in materials, workmanship and total customer satisfaction
  • Focus on our core competencies leading to excellence in our field of expertise
  • Solid established relationships with our suppliers, customers and community
  • Fully licensed and insured

Let Great Lakes Builders help protect the structural integrity of your property investment.

To set up a meeting to discuss your property and our services, call or e-mail us today.


Super Service Award

Great Lakes Builders - Awarded Prestigious Angie's List "Super Service Award" 10 years in a row!                                                                       2016ssa Color2200px

This exclusive recognition is awarded at the beginning of each year to companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List throughout the past year. Read More...

Better Business Bureau

Great Lakes Builders Rated A+
Great Lakes Builders, Inc., an Accredited BBB company has been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau under its new Letter-Grade (A+ Thru F) Rating System.

Recent Projects

  • Concrete Beams and Columns +

    This is where you put the description of the work and the pictures.   Details Steel reinforcement of CMU block Read More
  • Structural Repairs to Warehouse +

    Customer Port of Illinois Location Chicago, IL, Lake Front Problem Steel columns supporting the main beam supporting the roof were damaged. Read More
  • Steel Lintel Replacement +

    Location Chicago, IL   Problem Steel lintels over some of the windows were rusting and delaminating and as a result Read More
  • Installed Emergency Shoring and Repaired Structure +

    Customer Commercial Garage Location Palatine, IL Problem Vehicle struck overhead garage doors and area between doors. Structural Solution Provided temporary emergency Read More
  • Failed Precast Concrete Planking Remediation +

    Customer Strip Mall   Location Rolling Meadows, IL.   Problem Defective and Unsafe Concrete Precast Planking (used for structural floor Read More
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Structural Solutions

Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

What People Are Saying

"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..."

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