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.

Structural Renovation

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

JLC Cover Article

"Repairing a Failed Structure" by Great Lakes Builders' Project Director Jake Lewandowski

Understanding Structural Issues

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

Celebrating over 60 Years in Business!

Great Lakes Builders, Inc. is a family owned and operated company founded in 1949 that specializes in structural repairs and alterations, essentially providing structural solutions from the “foundation to the rafters” for residential and commercial 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.

What People Are Saying

I have worked with many contractors over the years. I have never encountered a company like Great Lakes Builders. They are simply extraordinary on every level. Great Lakes Builders are consummate professionals from their business approach to keeping a safe and clean work site. Choosing a good contractor for a structural repair is daunting. In our project, Great Lakes Builders literally held up the building and lifted it in places to solve some tricky structural defects. They replaced failing wood beams and columns with new steel ones...


Elizabeth Chandler
Evanston, IL



What can I say? Great Lakes Builders saved our 100-year old Victorian house by shoring it up and replacing the termite-damaged beams, posts and other framing! The termite damage was so extensive that we were moments away from complete structural failure of the property. The workers were professional, courteous, punctual, and FAST! Great Lakes Builders finished the job two full weeks before the promised start time. We were very impressed...


Dennis Everson
Chicago, IL



We were referred to Great Lakes Builders for an important structural project with a very strict timetable. We had to have a contractor that we could rely on to complete the work correctly, in a professional manner, with a concern for safety, on time and within budget. We found this in Great Lakes Builders. After using them for structural repairs on two of the buildings we manage, we feel confident in recommending Great Lakes Builders.


Kelly D. Hales
Post Oak Property Management
Chicago, IL