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

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"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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Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

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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.

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Great Lakes Builders, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Chicago, IL, February 2017 - Great Lakes Builders, Inc. has earned the home services industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 10th year in a row, reflecting an exemplary 10 year period of consistent customer service to members of the local services market and consumer review site.

“Great Lakes Builders is pleased to be the recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Awards every year for the last 10 years, spanning from 2007 to 2016, for our Structural Repair Services. It’s gratifying to see that our commitment to providing superior service to our customers is appreciated and acknowledged by a company such as Angie’s List and their members”, said Martin Lewandowski, Great Lakes Builders’ President and Director of Field Operations.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of companies on Angie’s List in the Chicago Metro area were able to do it.”

Angie’s List 2016 Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

Great Lakes Builders, Inc. is a general contractor specializing in structural repairs and renovations to residential and commercial properties and has been operating in the Chicago metro area since 1949. For additional information about Great Lakes Builders, Inc., contact: Michael Lewandowski, Director of Business Operations, Great Lakes Builders, Inc. Phone: 773.631.7676; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

images Martin Lewandowski, President of Great Lakes Builders, Inc. presents “Understanding Structural Issues” to residential and commercial inspectors, an educational program developed by Great Lakes Builders, Inc. and Structural Engineering firm David L. Jacobson & Assoc.

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

• Removed defective slab
• Repaired masonry walls beneath slab
• Installed steel beams and decking for new slab
• Poured/finished steel reinforced concrete slab
• Removed defective bead-board and framing
• Installed new ceiling framing and bead-board.

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images Don't wait for this to happen before you call Great Lakes Builders!

I can't tell you how many times people tell us that a contractor looked at a structural issue at their house and would say, "Well your house has been standing for 80 years and hasn't fallen down yet; this issue shouldn't be a problem". That's just not sound logic. In our line of structural remediation, we know that if there are structural issues, they need to be addressed before a catastophic event. It's akin to brakes going bad on your car. You maintain or replace your brakes before you have an accident. It's not just a property damage issue, it's also a safety issue!