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The rough carpentry has been completed on the commercial facade »

April 17, 2018

Installing roof felt paper at the commercial facade in Des Plaines »

April 11, 2018

Working on the exterior of the facade at our commercial project »

April 7, 2018

We are wrapping the exterior of the facade with densglass fiberglass mat sheeting and will then put two layers of tyvek wrap to protect the exterior walls.

We have begun to frame the exterior wall for the new facade in Des Plaines »

April 5, 2018

We have started to frame the walls for the new enclosed 2nd floor walkway.

The exterior demolition has begun at our addition on Kilbourn in Skokie »

March 29, 2018

Demolition has started on the commercial facade on Elmhurst in Des Plaines »

March 28, 2018

The demolition has started and the framing materials are being delivered for the new facade at 969 Elmhurst.

The interior demolition has started on our addition in Skokie »

March 27, 2018

Grinding the concrete Floors before applying epoxy at C.A.R.E. »

March 27, 2018

We are going to be starting an addition on Kilbourn in Skokie! »

March 24, 2018

Interior Concrete work at C.A.R.E. in Skokie »

March 9, 2018

The concrete pad has been poured in the mechanical room for the water heaters and the concrete pad for the dog kennels are done.

Ready for priming at our Animal Rescue commercial build out in Skokie »

March 8, 2018

The taping and mudding has been done and we can prime the new walls.

We are backfilling the grade beam with gravel at our commercial job in Addison! »

March 6, 2018

We have started to drywall the Community Animal Rescue Effort new facility. »

March 5, 2018

There has been additional insulation added between some of the walls for sound proofing.

Planned Commercial Facade Renovations at 969 Elmhurst Rd in Des Plaines to start soon »

March 5, 2018

We will be starting a new project to change the facade of this building to enclose the 2nd floor walk way in the next couple of weeks.

New Spec Home at 511 N. Branch in Glenview coming Soon! »

February 25, 2018

We are in the process of purchasing this 2/3’s of an acre lot in Golf Acres.  We will share elevations and plans shortly.

The forms have been removed and the grade beam is starting to cure in Addison »

February 23, 2018

We are pouring the concrete for the grade beam at Shalimar Plaza in Addison »

February 22, 2018

The grade beam is ready for concrete at our commercial job in Addison! »

February 19, 2018

We have put up the concrete forms and have laid all of the rebar and are ready to have the concrete trucks line up tomorrow.

The grade beam footing has been poured in Addison »

February 14, 2018

The footings are being framed for the grade beam at our commercial job in Addison. »

February 13, 2018

The grade beam is a reinforced concrete beam that sits on the caissons to spread the load of the building.  This footing gives the grade beam something level to sit on.

The fire sprinkler system piping is being installed at C.A.R.E. »

February 13, 2018

We have finished framing the walls and doors at Community Animal Rescue Effort in Skokie »

February 8, 2018

The catio’s have also been framed.

We have started the heating and A/C duct work at C.A.R.E. in Skokie. »

January 31, 2018

The dog kennels have been built at our commercial animal shelter build out. »

January 25, 2018

We have built the walls for the dog kennels for the Adoption Center at C.A.R.E. in Skokie.

We are installing caisson piers for added support at Shalimar Plaza in Addison. »

January 23, 2018

We had to drill 12 feet down in the ground, install a lot of rebar and then pour concrete to give the front of the building the necessary support.

The concrete has been poured over the underground plumbing at C.A.R.E. in Skokie »

January 9, 2018

The concrete has been patched after the underground plumbing work had been done.

The underground plumbing work as begun at Community Animal Rescue Effort’s in Skokie »

January 5, 2018

The underground plumbing for the sinks and trench drains around the dog kennels has been started.

New Glass block windows have been installed at the Community Animal Rescue Effort in Skokie »

December 22, 2017

New Dog Exercise Area and garbage enclosure fencing at C.A.R.E. in Skokie »

December 8, 2017

We have installed the new flat roof on Shalimar Plaza in Addison. »

November 24, 2017

The existing roof was torn off and a new TPO flat roof was installed on the new strip mall.

 

 

The parking lot is done at our commercial job in Skokie »

November 15, 2017

The parking lot has been paved and the parking lot strips have been painted.  Now we w need to wait at least 7 days before driving on the new asphalt.

We are paving the parking lot at C.A.R.E. in Skokie »

November 15, 2017

Temporary Shoring is needed before we can go forward with excavation at Shalimar Plaza »

October 25, 2017

We have added temporary shoring at each end of the warehouse and are adding additional lateral support to the outside walls before we can excavate.

The concrete work has been completed at Community Animal Rescue Efforts, Inc. in Skokie! »

October 6, 2017

The curbs have been framed at our commercial job in Skokie »

October 5, 2017

We are removing the existing parking lot at C.A.R.E in Skokie! »

October 4, 2017

The water service is done and setup inside the C.A.R.E. building. »

October 3, 2017

The new water service is inside the building and we are back filling where we ran the new water lines from the street to the building with stone.

Bringing the new water line from the main in the street to the building at 4927 Main St. Skokie »

October 2, 2017

The concrete vault has been installed to protect the valve at the water main in the street, we have brought the water line to the building and are digging inside the building to install the new water line.

 

Water and Storm work continues at our commercial project in Skokie »

September 30, 2017

We have tapped into the main water line across the street and are bringing the new water line to the building.

 

We have started framing the walls at C.A.R.E. »

September 29, 2017

Demolition has been completed and we have started to frame new walls.

Civil work has begun at Community Animal Rescue Efforts, Inc. in Skokie »

September 27, 2017

We have started the storm work to replace two existing sinking storm basins in the parking lot.

We have tuck pointed our Commercial project in Skokie »

September 25, 2017

 

Tuck pointing and power washing of the original building makes the building look brand new again.


We have started interior demolition for C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue in Skokie. »

September 21, 2017

We have started to demolish the walls to create the wellness area, real life room and the cat feeding and laudry area.

Demolition of the warehouse is done in Addison »

August 26, 2017

Starting Demolition on the warehouse on the commercial building in Addison »

August 18, 2017

The roof has been cut so that the demolition can begin to remove 1/2 of the existing warehouse to create 8 store fronts.

 

 

Adding Additional Steel Support to brace the roof in Addison »

August 17, 2017

We are adding additional steel supports to brace the wall and roof since we had to remove a column that was hidden in a wall that was demolished.

The Metal Window Well Grates have been installed at Mango in Morton Grove »

July 30, 2017

The Bathroom Tile Work has been Completed at our Custom Home in Morton Grove »

July 28, 2017

The exterior stonework has been completed at Mango in Morton Grove! »

July 14, 2017

We are tiling the bathrooms at our new construction in Morton Grove! »

July 11, 2017

Fireplace stone work complete at new construction in Morton Grove »

July 10, 2017

The front door installed at Mango in Morton Grove »

July 7, 2017

Starting the bathroom work on the Custom Home in Morton Grove. »

July 6, 2017

We have applied a waterproofing membrane in the showers and have installed the electric floor heat.

 

 

We are installing the hardwood flooring at Mango in Morton Grove. »

June 30, 2017

We are installing Brazilian cherry hardwood throughout the house.

 

The Stone Work on the Bays are done at Mango. »

June 24, 2017

We have installed the Valder’s stone and limestone on the bay areas on our Custom Home in Morton Grove.

 

We have started the Stone Work on the Front of our Custom Home in Morton Grove. »

June 17, 2017

We will be starting a commercial build out of an animal rescue facility in Skokie soon! »

July 25, 2017

We will be building out an animal rescue and adoption facility for Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) at their soon to be new location at 4927 Main St. in Skokie.

Interior demolition has started at the 8 storefront build outs in Addison! »

July 24, 2017

We have started to remove all the existing ceiling tiles, electrical conduits and HVAC duct work.

The Fire Sprinkler Service has been moved in Addison. »

July 18, 2017

We have moved the RPZ values and have made the new fire sprinkler water connections to the existing Shalimar banquet hall.

Move RPZ values from old sprinkler room to new sprinkler room at Shalimar Plaza »

July 14, 2017

We need to move the existing RPZ’s from the sprinkler room that will be demolished to the new sprinkler room location.

Front Arched Window Installed at our New Construction in Morton Grove. »

June 2, 2017

Moved Waterline for Existing Shalimar Banquet Hall »

June 19, 2017

We had to move the water line from the portion of the building that is being demolished to the new water/sprinkler room so that we can begin demolition.

 

Testing the Fire Sprinkler Water Service at Shalimar Plaza in Addison. »

June 16, 2017

Before we could turn on the new fire sprinkler service, we need to perform a water flush test and a chlorination test for the fire department.  The new fire sprinkler service is up and running.

Moving the fire sprinkler water service for the 8 store fronts in Addison. »

June 15, 2017

The existing fire sprinkler water service is in the portion of the building that we are demolishing.  We had to excavate and run a new water line to the new sprinkler room.

 

Announcing Shalimar Plaza – 8 Strip mall store fronts in Addison »

June 11, 2017

Construction to start soon!

 

The stone work on the garage is done on our custom home in Morton grove »

May 18, 2017

The Front Arch Window prior to installation »

June 2, 2017

The arched window has been put together and is now ready to install in the front.

The patio walls are being built at Mango in Morton Grove »

May 17, 2017

We will be transforming the warehouse along North Ave into 8 store fronts in Addison. »

May 31, 2017

We will be cutting about 1/3 of the warehouse to make room for parking along North Ave.  We will have to move the Fire Protection water service from the section of the building that is going to be demolished.

Starting a new commercial project at Shalimar Banquets in Addision »

May 31, 2017

The garage slab and patio slab have been poured at Mango. »

May 13, 2017

We had to use a bobcat with a concrete carrier to bring the concrete to the back yard patio and garage.

We are hanging the drywall at our Custom Home in Morton Grove »

May 11, 2017

We are prepping the patio and garage slab at our new construction in Morton Grove! »

May 10, 2017

The gravel has been compacted and the wire mesh has been laid down and we can now pour the concrete.

Exterior Fireplaces at Mango in Morton Grove »

April 26, 2017

We have completed the stone work, poured the concrete chimney caps and installed the chimney pots on our Custom Home project in Morton Grove.

We have insulated at Mango in Morton Grove! »

April 24, 2017

We have sprayed the closed cell insulation at our new construction in Morton Grove.

The stone work continues on our new construction in Morton Grove! »

April 13, 2017

We are installing the limestone around the windows, the chimneys and the stone on the back side of the house.  We are using buff colored Valders Stone from Eden Stone in Wisconsin.

Our new construction in Morton Grove is ready for the rough inspections. »

March 4, 2017

The HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical work has been completed at Mango. »

March 3, 2017

We have started to install the stone on the garage in Morton Grove. »

February 28, 2017

Installing the freeze board, soffits and fascia on the garage in Morton Grove. »

February 28, 2017

The Valder Stone delivery from Eden Stone is being unloaded at Mango. »

February 24, 2017

Drying in the roof of our new construction in Morton Grove »

December 23, 2016

Drying in the roof means making it so that water falling on the roof does not penetrate and enter the house.  Since we are going to install Davinci synthetic slate on the roof, a special self adhering membrane underlayment is installed on the roof.

Installing the Pella Windows with the blinds in the glass at Mango »

December 16, 2016

Building the Oval Ceiling in the foyer to showcase the chandelier »

December 6, 2016

Building the roof at Mango in Morton Grove »

December 4, 2016

After the framing of the 2nd floor ceiling joists the roof rafters and plywood are installed.

Pouring the basement slab in Morton Grove »

November 29, 2016

We have installed the radiant tubing over the wire mesh in the basement and are now pouring the concrete for the slab.

Raising the second floor walls at Mango »

November 22, 2016

Building second floor walls at the new construction in Morton Grove. »

November 21, 2016

The second floor deck has been built in Morton Grove. »

November 18, 2016

The second floor deck is has been built at Mango in Morton Grove.

The basement slab is ready for radiant heat tubing to be installed at Mango »

November 15, 2016

The underground plumbing has been completed and inspected.  Then crushed gravel was spread evenly over the whole basement floor and the insulation/vapor barrier has been laid over the gravel and taped.  Then we installed a concrete reinforcement mesh on the top.  Now we are ready for the radiant heat tubing to be installed.

Building the first floor interior walls at new construction in Morton Grove »

November 14, 2016

We are raising the interior first floor walls at Mango.  The walls are built on the ground and then lifted into place and nailed.

Building the first floor walls in Morton Grove »

November 10, 2016

We are framing the first floor walls at the new construction at Mango.

 

Framing the first floor decking at Mango »

November 7, 2016

The framing has started and the framers are working on the first floor decking.  Once the first floor decking has been completed they can start to build the walls.

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Installing Steel Beams and Columns in Morton Grove »

November 5, 2016

We are installing the steel beams and columns at Mango so that we can start framing the new construction.

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Waterpoofing the foundation at Mango in Morton Grove »

November 4, 2016

We are applying the Rub-R wall product to waterproof the foundation walls.  When the Rub-R wall product is used, the company warrants all the areas covered by the Rub-R wall product not to leak for the life of the foundation.   For more information about this product, you can go to http://www.westsiderubrwall.com/

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Pouring the foundation walls at Mango in Morton Grove. »

November 3, 2016

We have installed horizontal and vertical rebar inside the form walls before we pour the concrete to make the walls stronger and are pouring 4000 PSI concrete.

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Building the foundation walls before pouring the concrete at Mango in Morton Grove »

November 1, 2016

The forms were lowered into the basement and now they are being installed so that the concrete foundation walls can be poured.

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Installing the Drain Tile at Mango in Morton Grove »

October 29, 2016

Drain tile is a corrugated pipe with small slits covered with a fabric sleeve.  The drain tile is then covered with gravel.  The slits let water enter the pipe and the fabric sleeve prevents larger soil objects to enter the pipe.  The purpose of the drain tile is to collect the water around the basement foundation and divert it to the sump pump pit and then it is pumped out of the house and away from the foundation.

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We have framed and poured the footings at Mango in Morton Grove »

October 28, 2016

We had the inspection from the Village of Glenview on the footings prior to pouring the concrete and got the green light so we poured the concrete.  The next step will be to frame the foundation walls and schedule a pre-pour inspection.

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Excavation on Mango in Morton Grove »

October 12, 2016

Demolition has been completed and excavation has started on our new construction in Morton Grove.  During excavation, the banks need to be protected so they don’t collapse so plywood and steel is used to shore the banks.  The shoring is covered with heavy plastic to protect the banks from any erosion by heavy rains.
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