Carrying on a Family Legacy of Builders
In 1989, Ben’s son Martin took over the responsibilities of President of the company. This transition from father to son did not happen over night. Martin worked under the direction of Ben from an early age learning the various building trades leading to positions in Project and Construction Management. After working for Great Lakes Builders for 22 years, Martin became President of Great Lakes Builders. Martin is still taking the lead in Construction Management for the company and passes on his skills and experience in building by acting as mentor and trainer to Great Lakes Builders' valued employees.
The tradition and life-blood of Great Lakes Builders will live on through the appreciation and respect that the Lewandowski family has for older architecturally significant buildings. Great Lakes Builders' ability to integrate old world craftsmanship with modern building materials and techniques enables Great Lakes Builders to provide their clients with the best of both worlds.
Today, Great Lakes Builders utilizes its years of experience to offer a unique blend of building services that focuses specifically on structural repair, remediation and alteration of residential, commercial and industrial properties called "STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS".
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Structural Renovation of a Chicago Historic Building's Porch. To learn more about this renovation process please click below.
• Removed defective slab
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What People Say
"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..."
Better Business Bureau
Super Service Award
Great Lakes Builders - Awarded Prestigious Angie's List "Super Service Award" 10 years in a row!
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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