Owner and founder Ira Alter began Elite Home Builders to provide Chicago area home owners with unrivaled interior remodeling and exterior home improvement services. We are dedicated to providing on-time performance, quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, and are known throughout the Chicago area for our 3-Year Labor Warranty, which beats the majority of our competitors' one or two year warranties. Our experienced design professionals are ready to assist you in completing any home improvement or remodeling project that is functional, beautiful, and within your means. Find out why more Chicago area homeowners choose us for all of their remodeling and home improvement needs!
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If you're looking for good contractors you don't have to look anymore once you've worked with Elite Home Builders. I'm an HGTV addict and have seen my share of horror stories when it comes to contractors ripping people off in home renovations and after meeting with a number of contractors who basically told me they could do anything I wanted I had to go with Ira and Elite Home Building because they were the first contractor to say that something couldn't be done. Who knew there was such a thing as honesty in this profession? That honesty plus their 3 year labor warranty got our business. Ira was so responsive and so hands on he basically became part of the family from our initial meeting until the job was completed. He bent over backwards to make sure we were satisfied and was very responsive if we felt something wasn't right or we wanted something changed. He worked with our budget and made sure we stayed within it and did it within the estimated time frame. Our project manager Adam was our go-to guy but we sometimes felt he was over-extended with other projects but luckily Ira, the owner, was able to be as hands on as we needed him to be. On top of the great customer service our kitchen came out beautifully. Better than we expected. Being first time renovators and choosing all the finishes without the help of a designer we were extremely pleased with how everything came out and we would like to take all the credit but the credit really goes to the guys that were there day in and day out, Adam, and most of all Ira, who if there was an award for best customer-oriented contractor he would win hands down. In addition to the kitchen they also remodeled the stairs and did a great job with that as well. The best thing about Elite Home Builders, besides Ira, is that they are partnered with really great companies so it's not a hassle to figure out where to purchase your materials and it's all included in the budget. Without a doubt I would use Elite Home Builders for future renovations and without a doubt I would refer them to anyone looking for honest, reliable contractors who deliver the results promised.
My girlfriend and I are in our mid 20's, and as first time home-buyers, we were very nervous when trying to decide on which company to use for our kitchen and bath remodeling project on our home in Beverly. After meeting with several other companies (including the big-name company that advertises all over TV and sport venues in the Chicago area), we were SO GLAD we decided on Elite Home Builders. Ira and his crew (Marcin and Arthur) do unbelievable work, at an extremely reasonable price, and are honestly some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Marcin and Arthur are fantastic workers, they work at an unbelievable pace and they clean up every day before they leave. The first day they arrived, they started working within 10 minutes of entering our home, truly amazing and most importantly, trustworthy. I had no problem providing them with a key to our home to let them work during the week while we were at work. We would've been lost without Ira's step by step guidance. He worked around both of our busy schedules and helped us with every decision. I would never consider calling another company for any type of project, I will be a life time customer of Elite Home Builders and that should say a lot. Choosing them for this project was one of the best decisions we have ever made. They made this an amazing and exciting experience. Thanks Ira
Elite recently completed a complete bathroom remodel project for me in my high rise condo in downtown Chicago. My bathroom was a complete mess, and was in desperate need of an upgrade. Ira and his team guided me throughout the entire process, making recommendations, helping form a design, and giving ideas to help the room look bigger. Throughout the project Ira kept in constant contact, updating me on progress and informing me of any issues or decisions that I needed to make. His understanding of the type of building and dealing with the home owners association proved invaluable too. Marcin and Arthur did an absolutely outstanding job, and my new bathroom looks fantastic! I couldn't be happier with the results. We even came within 60 bucks of the original estimate!!! Great job guys! It's the type of care and customer service provided by the guys at Elite that build brand loyalty. They truly care about making your project a success.
We welcome this opportunity to give a "glowing" testimonial for Elite Homebuilders. I heard about Elite from their ad on Chicago radio newstation WBBM -AM 78. Their ad was very straight forward and offered what we were looking for. When I made the initial call to Elite, I received a very prompt, professional and courteous call back from Ira Alter the owner. Upon our initial meeting with Ira our impression was the same. I did call other contractors and received quotes,after meeting Ira we selected Elite to begin the first project of the Bathroom. We are in the process of remodeling our 2 and 1/2 story 118 year old greystone, which has been in our family for 3 generations. The bathroom still had the original fixtures that were installed in 1907. Our intent was to keep the bathroom as vintage as possible with updating. Ira and his foreman Robert took the time to survey the entire room and suggested expanding the bathroom by taking out the closet next to it. This allowed for us to keep the 1907 cast iron bathtub with ball feet. They designed a totally separate custom shower that is wonderful. Both Ira and Robert, his foreman, were very inovative, practical and artistic in designing and reconstruction of this room. They have just completed the project and it is absolutely beautiful. We have had some good and bad experience with other contractors, We feel Elite is one of the best. In turn we are remaining with Elite for the other projects that need to be done. It is so wonderful to work with people who stay true to their word. Ira was outstanding in returning calls, keeping appointments, continous follow-up on the project and keeping us informed. I also cannot say enough about his foreman Robert who was very patient and accommodating. Robert is very knowledgeable and experienced and it shows in his work and ideas. The crew particularly Peter were the hardest workers I have ever seen. Elite definitely kept each promise made in all aspects of the project, right down to each piece of garbage collected and removed from our home. Hat's off to Elite! they are truly one of the few companies still with old fashioned values, quality and customer service, with the ability to bring 118 year old homes into the new century. I have no hesitation recommending Elite and hope this testimonial will encourage you to contact and select them as your contractor.
To do or not to do? That was our question whether it was noble in the mind to suffer and live with the status quo..or to take arms against the sea of negatives and by opposing them. Our plan to remodel the bathroom, replacing the tub with a shower, installation of shower doors, wall and floor tile and other details involved in the project. Initial contacts with other contractors proved disappointing. Space limitations seemed to present a major hurdle. Enter.. Elite Home Builders into the picture. They reviewed the area and almost immediately came up with a workable plan.The job seemed to present a challenge to their creativity. Their positive attitude and enthusiasm sent an immediate message to us that we had the right team. Once given the approval, they forged ahead working diligently and tirelessly to complete the job on schedule. Needless to say we are overjoyed with the final results and would like to extend a hand in appreciation to a wonderful team for a job well done. THANK YOU!
Ira and his group (I thought) were too good to be true - they did every thing I wanted them to do and then some. They not only worked hard they worked smart. And the outcome was awesome. Elite with Ira and crew It's what's best for me and you.
Remodeling a guest bathroom was my first home renovation project. When I asked my friends for a recommendation, I only got horror stories. I found Elite Home Builders on this site and we couldn't be happier with the end results! Ira and his team are total professionals. Ira returned every phone call within a few hours. His billing process is clear and concise and the project cost exactly what he said it would cost. From the outset, he addressed all my concerns as a first-time renovator. I was amazed at how quickly the project was completed and how painless the overall process was. My new bathroom looks fantastic! I would definitely recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone considering a remodeling project.
Elite did a great job communicating and overseeing the job through out the whole remodeling process. I was highly impressed, and would strongly recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone interested in remodeling. I will definitely contact Elite for future home projects. Awesome Job, Guys!
Elite Home Builders remodeled my bathroom in November, 2008. From the very start, Ira put me at ease. I was overwhelmed at the prospect of selecting tile, granite, the vanity and all the rest. Ira's approach of supporting the client was such godsend. Bringing tile, marble, and light fixtures to my home, saved time and reduced the anxiety. When we went to the showroom to pick out the bathtub, fixtures and the rest, Ira was very patient while the salesperson explained the pros and cons of items in my price range. The work started promptly 2.5 weeks after signing the contract. Adam was the project manager and he was wonderful. The suggestions he made along the way made a big difference on the final results. On the first day a pipe burst which resulted in some water in the unit below and into the basement. Elite took responsibility and painted my neighbor's bedroom and replaced two folding tables. I felt comfortable with their working in my home without me being home. The workmanship is excellent. The results are more than I could have imagined. I recommend Elite Home Builders highly. P.S. Plus Ira liked my dog Scout!
The statements and remarks we're leaving here in our testimony will not be enough to illustrate our gratitude, appreciation, and admiration that we feel for Ira, Peter, Marion, Big John, and Greg from Elite Home Builders. If you are searching for a contracting company, you can certainly STOP looking now. Two months ago we were hunting for a contracting company to remodel our entire basement, and after reviewing the testimonies on this site, we decided to give Elite Home Builders a call. We were immediately impressed with the friendly and accommodating nature of Ira, the owner of Elite Home Builders. He came out to our house and was willing to work with us on designs and styles that fit our family's budget. He was not pushy or forceful and even advised us to get other estimates. After taking his advice and getting other estimates, there was no doubt that we wanted to go with Elite. Our major concern when we were selecting a contractor was setting an exact START time and an ENDING date. In previous experiences, we had been aggravated and upset when contractors would start projects but take forever to complete them. Ira was more than happy to work with us on a starting and ending date..and he proved that he was a man of his word. He not only started our basement project earlier than expected (we wanted it to start as soon as possible), but the project ended on the exact date that he had given us at the very beginning. This company managed to transform our dismal, drab, dungeon-like basement into an elegant, stylish dwelling in a mere 6 weeks! All of the employees at Elite make the company exceptional. First of all, Ira does not simply "abandon" his clients after contracts have been signed. He stops in and calls on a weekly basis to make sure the project is on track and that his clients are happy and pleased with the work. Second of all, if you are planning to go ahead with Elite, we strongly advise you to request PETER as your foreman for the job. He is incredibly gifted in the contracting field and is able to perform miracles. He is extremely friendly and will help and assist you in any concerns or special requests you have for your project. He is a master in this business, and you can't go wrong with him as your foreman. There are too many contractors out there that never show up to their jobs on time or are often rude and impolite. You will NOT find this type of behavior at Elite. Along with Peter, Marion and Big John also worked on our basement. They were at our house PROMPTLY on time and never left a minute sooner than their ending time. They worked extremely hard and yet always maintained warm, courteous, and pleasant demeanors. We felt especially comfortable with them in our home and never had to worry about safety or security. We simply cannot say enough for this company or its employees. Though they were only a part of our house for a mere six weeks, we have become so close to all of them. We know that if we have any problems, they will be here in a heartbeat to rectify them. Like we said, words are simply not enough to praise and commend this company. If you have ANY doubts, questions, or concerns about selecting Elite, please let Ira know and we will be more than happy to contact and inform you firsthand of our experiences. We love our basement and we get countless positive comments from other people about it. We owe all of it to the folks at Elite for making the project simple, laid-back, and even enjoyable. Thanks so much!!!!
Elite Home Builders just finished our new master bathroom shower and we couldn't be more pleased. Ira was wonderful in explaining all of our options and helping us create a much bigger shower that turned out better than we ever expected. Robert and Peter did excellent work. They completed the project in less time than expected and were very professional and clean. We would highly recommend Elite and definitely use them again. They truly exceeded our expectations and at a very reasonable cost.
We highly recommend Elite Home Builders for price, timeliness and quality of workmanship. They completed an major basement remodeling project involving extensive plumbing, electrical, carpentry and tile work in under 4 months. (It would have taken less time, if we didn't order all the materials ourselves). We had a number of out-of-the-ordinary requirements, such as installing a Japanese toilet and radiant heating under the floor tiles, which Ira and his team handled with ease. Ira and his project manager, Robert, were extremely service-oriented and responsive to our needs. They were so much easier to work with than other contractors we used in the past. When we ran into disagreements with our window installer, Elite was able to step in and install the windows for us. They also corrected the plumbing problems that our previous plumber was reluctant to acknowledge. We trust Ira and look forward to our next project with Elite Home Builders.
We love our new bathroom! Ira and the team were very professional and easy to work with right from the beginning. Everything was explained to us in detail and choosing the tile and furnishings was a simple and enjoyable process (and within our budget!). The workers arrived on time each day and were quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had. We have an oddly shaped bathroom and remodeling with Elite really enabled us to make the most of the space, from pushing back existing walls to replacing our ugly shower curtain with a beautiful glass half door. Thanks guys for a job well done!
Elite did an excellent job of not only making renovations to my home office, but they also corrected some poor craftsmanship done to another area by some previous less than conscientious contractors! I would highly recommend them and I do plan to call them for additional work I plan to have done in the future.
Elite Home Builders just completed converting our enclosed back porch into a room. The work involved reconfiguring the windows and door extending the walls to the ground, leveling the floor, running duct work and electricity, insulating the room, hanging drywall, siding the exterior, and building a stairwell. The work was completed as promised. The quality of the work, professionalism of the team and their attention to detail exceeded our expectations. We recommend Elite Home Builders without hesitation or reservation. Indeed, we will call them when we consider remodeling our kitchen, bathroom, or basement.
We appreciate Ira and his Elite Home team! Our family had more than one awful experience with contractors, so were skeptical in contacting anyone to remodel our two baths and kitchen. But, with a referral from a friend, I can only write in appreciation for the team's great work in paying attention to detail, and in working with the most efficient use of time, considering they were faced with the holidays. We have experienced the best in performance and outcome with Ira, Robert, Pete and others of Elite. And, know we can look to them with confidence for work well done.
My experience with Elite Home Builders was exceptional. I had 2 complete bathrooms and a kitchen, crown molding and recessed lighting done. Their work was outstanding and marked by precision. I was especially impressed by the coordinated meetings between the homeowner, contractor and foreman that really saved time and confusion since all parties involved were there. It was easy to make changes as the projects progressed and some of the larger changes were backed by amendments to the contract. Periodic discussions of the cost took place contributing to no surprises at the conclusion of the job. There was good attention paid to the details in their work-- especially shown in the excellent tile and trim work done. Other, perhaps, more secondary, aspects of the work were held to high standards such as: reliable daily start and stopping times, workers did not juggle other jobs while working on my project, clean-up was thoroughly done and all workers were easy to contact when needed. (These last few things, I think, tend to bring on the biggest headaches in home remodeling.) Their pricing was competitive and worth it. I will be using Elite again and strongly suggest anyone reading this to check them out.
This was our second experience with Elite and, just as the first time around, they were great. We are thrilled with another beautiful bathroom! Robert and his team were thorough and conscientious throughout the job. Having alot of pets in the house created some stress for us, but everyone was respectful of keeping doors closed and therefore keeping our pets "IN". One of the best testimonials we can give is regarding Ira's follow-up and always informing us if there was a better or less expensive option. Having someone as concerned about our budget as we are is really important. In the end, once again, there were areas where we were able to reduce costs and for that we are thrilled! This will not be the last time we hire Elite. Job well done!
I needed three bedrooms and a bath in my basement. After reading the previous testimonials, and seeing that Elite Home Builders has five star ratings, I had to call and meet Ira myself. He came on time and was wonderful to my kids and us. Not like the other contractors who showed up late, ignored my kids and just wanted to make a deal. Ira didn't push us to hire him, and his personality was wonderful. My husband and I liked him from the very start, we got along great, and we knew we could trust him. I explained my terrible experience with a contractor who did some work to my home, and Ira listened and understood why I have a hard time trusting contractors. But his personality and assurance led me to feel I could trust him. Ira is the best! He listened to our concerns and what we wanted and gave us a deal that no other contractor was able nor wanted to beat! I met his foreman, Peter. Another awesome guy. I liked his layout and he helped me make decisions; he listened and gave me great advice on products. He is very honest, funny, and great to get along with. He and his crew came everyday, on time, and did a fantastic job. I love their work and Elite Home Builders is definitely the company to call for all of your remodeling needs. Please ask for Peter, the foreman, to do your job. You'll love his plans, layouts, designs and quality workmanship. He and his crew worked fast and cleaned up great too. Thank you Peter for all of your hard work, and for my beautiful bathroom and three bedrooms! Believe me, you'll be happy and satisfied with Ira and Peter.
Elite Home Builders came and put a bathroom in our basement. I tell you that it looks "wonderful". To look at that space now, you would have never known that a bathroom never existed. Another thing about Elite, they started the job when they said they would start and it took them about 10 days to do it. On the final night, the workers stayed until about 8pm to complete the work. During the work course, they made sure that the mess was cleaned up and they left nothing behind. Elite workers were prompt and courteous. I so satisfied with the finished product. I would also like to thank my co-worker Karen M. for referring them to me after Elite remodeled her kitchen and bathroom. Keep Up the Good Work!!!
I had my bathroom partially remodeled by Elite. My initial estimate was significantly increase which was disappointing, but I had good feelings about the company so I hired them. I am so glad I did! I had most contact with the crew. They are the best! On time everyday, pleasant and courteous. They answered all my questions and explained things honestly even though it might mean more work on their part. I love my bathroom and I would not hestitate to call Elite again should I have another major project around the house. Thank you Mike, Vic, and Greg!
We are more than pleased with our newly remodeled basement created by Elite. Ira, Robert, and Peter were hard working, professional and friendly. We are eager to show off our basement to family and friends. We also had a banister/railing installed on our stairs. While there was an issue with the estimate, Ira was always in our corner and came through on cost, quality, and timeliness. We would highly recommend Elite to anyone with remodeling needs. Without a doubt we will use Elite Home Builders again for any remodeling project we need. Thank you very much Ira, Robert, and Peter!
We are very happy with the modern basement installed by Elite Home Builders. Ira Alter, his foreman Peter, and his crew promised and delivered a very professional renovation of our basement. They gutted our basement and enlarged the space by removing parts of some walls to make two rooms flow into each other. They removed old vinyl tile from our cement floor and installed ceramic tile throughout, including the stairs. They replaced our glued- on ceiling tiles and florescent light fixtures with drywall and recessed lighting with dimmers. We are especially pleased with the spotlights highlighting our fireplace and other areas designated for art work. We are also enjoying the conversion of our natural fireplace to gas logs. They built a wall to separate our laundry area and made very useful suggestions to create more efficient storage space by installing a new sink, moving our dryer to a new location to make room for filing cabinets, and installing bookshelves behind the wall. Overall, we are quite satisfied with the quality of the work that was done, and we would not hesitate to recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone seeking home remodeling. Ira has a wonderful, outgoing personality, and he sets high standards for his company. He took care of business by making regular visits to see the work as it progressed. Peter is friendly, professional, and accommodating. He answered all our questions, made helpful suggestions, and made sure our wishes were carried out. His crew was on time every day and worked consistently until the job was done. We would be glad to have them work for us again.
My husband and I would like to thank Ira and Greg of Elite Home Builders, for a great job they did remodeling our kitchen. The workers was on time every day and finish the in a timely matter. I am very happy with the results, it was a great experience and I will tell and show my family and friends what an wonderful job they did. They will be the only company I will call to do any remodeling to my home in the near future. Thanks again!
Elite Home Builders did an excellent job on my bathroom remodel. This is in fact the second remodel I've had them undertake. They arrived on time and completed the job when they said they would at budget. The workers were very neat in appearance and kept my household disruption to a minimum. They cleaned up after themselves each day and arrived on time when the promised. Ira met with us to discuss what we wanted in a bath, he scheduled out shopping together for our convenience and helped us choose among the many bathroom fixtures, lights, vents and even racks. Peter was excellent, he handled the job in a very professional way, and Robert was there with the answers when we had any type of question. This is our second major remodel and I trust Elite Home Builders to give me exactly what I wanted. They are highly recommended by me.
Elite Home Builders remodeled my kitchen. I had two estimates from other contractors and was very apprehensive until I talked to Ira! He made everything very clear and concise and created a budget so that I new in advance exactly what the project would cost. Peter, the foreman was extremely creative and very caring. It was evident that he took great pride in his work. He and John did an amazing job. They were completely reliable and sensitive to all my needs. Both Ira and Peter took me shopping for all the components in the kitchen. What more can anyone ask for! I can only recommend them highly!
WOW! My fun and funky retro kitchen is fabulous thanks to Elite Home Builders. I was so impressed at my first meeting with Ira, the owner, who tape-recorded our conversation so there would be no misunderstanding on this unique project. Elite's team was a pleasure to work with as they followed all condo rules, were extremely dependable and cleaned up every day. The project was painless and seamless! Peter and John are the best. Peter has a gift with his ideas of design, detail and was one step ahead of my thinking. John was meticulous in his work. I cannot say enough good things about the Elite team. To see Elite's work stop over and I may offer a Cherry Fizz or glass of Cold Duck! Elite's work is truly exceptional....thank you Elite!
We had our kitchen, bathroom, and entryway remodeled. We also had the living room and bedroom painted. The kitchen was a complete redo from the flooring to the light fixture and everything in between. We had the floors tiled, the cabinets were replaced, not refaced, granite counter tops were installed as well as a small granite pass through. A new sink was installed along with a stone back-splash, under mount lighting for the cabinets, a new dishwasher, range, over-range microwave, and refrigerator. The bathroom was gutted with the exception for the walls. There was old tiling that was scraped from the wall; all the fixers were removed including a cast iron tube. They re-tiled the floor and around the shower, installed a glass shower door, a new cast iron tube, a vanity, sink, facet for both shower and sink, toilet, wall cabinet, mirror, wall light, ceiling light and outlet by the sink. They also repainted. We are in a high-rise that is fairly aged, a lot of the walls had massive cracking, they took care of the cracks as well as any other abnormality they came across. They repaired holes in the ceiling from a television mount, and a hole in our wall that the previous owner made to pass stereo wiring through. They also repainted every square inch of the unit. They hired cleaning services to clean the bathroom and kitchen, as well as the carpets in the bedroom and living room. It has been quite an experience from start to finish all positive, and we feel lucky for having come across Ira, Marcin and Arthur. Ira the owner of the company has been accessible throughout the entire project, and would call a few days in advance filling me in on things to come. He also kept the management of the building in the loop which can be a headache in itself. One afternoon when Home Depot was delivering all our bathroom fixtures Ira just happen to be checking in on the garage to insure he had access to the loading dock and saw me standing there as the deliver guy was unloading heavy items that I had to manage myself. He placed a call and when he had no resources available he helped me move everything into the unit, including a 300 lbs cast iron tube that he paid the delivery guy an extra $10 to handle, though the deliver guy was pretty adamant with me about not being able to enter units. On top of that Ira supplied the tiles for the job and on several occasion he brought by samples, and if there wasn't something that we liked he brought by more samples. He came with me to pick out the slab of granite as well as the sink, and he threw in sink racks for both bowls of the sink as gifts from Elite Home Builders. He also managed to get the granite place to throw in a granite cutting board. Marcin and Arthur are dedicated workers, who are extremely talented and efficient at their craft. They do not impose and are very polite, if it weren't for the noise construction normally makes one wouldn't even know they were there. They also did not hesitate to correct something if it was not to specification. An example was the toilet paper roll being a few inches too high; they lowered it without a problem. Accidents happen, and there were few, actually only one that really stands out, when they were installing the 300 lbs tube they put it through the bathroom wall because it was slightly bigger than the space it needed to fit in. They repaired the hole in the wall for no extra cost. Ira has also been pretty accommodating both my wife and I work full time and are usually available late afternoon. Ira would have no problem meeting us after hours, or on the weekends, he also took care of meeting with the fabricator for the granite while we were at work. It's bee
Over a 4-week period, our 12 x 14 foot kitchen was rehabed from floor to ceiling with all new flooring, baseboards, stock maple cabinetry, WilsonArt countertops, new Whirlpool appliances, new recessed lighting, new window, new ceiling fan, and new paint. Ira Alter and his crew, lead by Peter, turned our "kitchen from hell" into a beautiful, functional space that we enjoy cooking and eating in. The newly designed breakfast bar has turned this rather small space into a place we can eat together in the kitchen. The cabinet and wine rack over the breakfast allows us to use this space for parties, as well. Thank you very much Ira and Peter. You were a pleasure to work with throughout the project. Nancy, Devon and son David Lawson (Beverly neighborhood, Chicago)
Elite Home Builders provided us with a great experience. Their professionalism, kindness, and just genuine concern for their customers was outstanding. My husband and I are extremely satisfied with the remodeling of our kitchen. Elite gave us a new look that we are definitely pleased with. I highly recommend Elite Home Builders for any work that you would like done around your house. They get an A+++++.
I hired Elite to remodel my bathroom, and was very pleased with the process and the results. Ira was responsive and dependable. The quote process was thorough, easy to understand and accurate. The final result was a beautiful bathroom with excellent craftsmanship. I would definitely use Elite again in the future.
These guys are great! I could not ask for a better experience! Ira and his crew remodeled nearly the entire flat--gutted kitchen, bedrooms, living room, dining room and touched up bath. Everyone was so polite, considerate, punctual--did beautiful work, cleaned up and carried out debris. The subcontractors operated just as well. Ira's descriptions of work always were exact, clear and accurate. I would use Ira again in a heartbeat; have already recommended him to several people that I work with.
Ira, you are a man of your word. Everything that you said that you would do, you did and then some. We are very pleased with all the work that was completed at our home.
We thank you and your workers Ziggy and Ziggy very much. If there is anyone we know who is in need of home improvement, we will surely recommend you. Also, if there is any other home improvement that we need in our home in the future, we will contact you.
VERY statisfied! Our new bathroom looks fantastic. Ira and his team were great to work with. Ira and Robert were very friendly, professional, and personable. They both went out of their way to ensure our satisfaction. Ira was always available via cell phone. He even agreed to do some painting in our condo after the bathroom was completed. We did not break the bank either and Ira paid close attention to keeping within budget. The service was impeccable. I would highly recommend!
My husband and I were shopping different home builders and had scheduled some to come out to the house to see our basement and give us estimates. Well, when Ira and Greg came out, we were very impressed with his presentation. Of all the builders we met, Ira, Greg and team were all about customer service and business. He provided all the necessary information and gave us time to think about our decision, unlike the other builders, who called a million times! We finally hired Ira and team and was very pleased to see that the workers were there everyday on time and completed the job in about 3 weeks. Everyone was very nice and very receptive to what my husband and I would ask or suggest. Ira and Greg came out to see how things were going and were constantly checking in via phone. Once our basement was completed, my husband and I were 200% pleased with the product! Our naked and skeletal like basement became our new basement/family room!! We are super pleased with the outcome and would recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone needing home improvements. Excellent job and keep up the great customer service!
1st the estimator showed up on time and on the date scheduled. 2nd worked with me to determine costs and material for my kitchen remodel. 3rd The workmen showed up when scheduled and were willing to work around my schedule. 4th and most importantly, they cleaned up every day and removed debris. 5th they came back to adjust drawers and cabinet doors and other concerns of mine. 6th I was never felt like I was treated like a fool or ignorant because I didn't know certain construction information. Workmen were always happy to explain when I had a question. I would hire them again for any additional work I may need. 2004-04-01
I recently had a bathroom added to my home by Elite Home Builders. This was the first time that I used their services. I was truly impressed with Ira. He was professional, friendly and very helpful. He always kept his appointments with me and was on time. Robert and Peter and the rest of Ira's team did a beautiful job on the bathroom. They came to work every day and were on time. I was extremely pleased with their workmanship and the fact that they finished the job in a reasonable time frame. I would hire them again for future projects and would highly recommend them to my friends. Thank you so much Ira and your team for everything.
Some homeowners have a tremendous consternation when it comes to a rehab project. I, too shared in this fear. My mother told me to get five estimates to assure the best rate equated with the service. From the first conversation over the phone to end of the project, Ira was very professional, friendly, and personable. His team did a beautiful job on our bathroom and was finished three days prior to expectancy. I have since employed his service to do my windows, as I am confident that they can repeat the prior exemplary service. It has not just increased the value in my home, but has restored value in my spirits as well!
June 29, 2009 Dear Ira, I'm sitting in our newly-remodeled kitchen, writing to tell you how much we are enjoying this beautiful space. As you know, this is our third remodeling project with Elite Home Builders over the past six years, with each one being more extensive. We continue to appreciate the vast amount of experience, up-to-date industry knowledge, and commitment to quality that you bring. You are a true mastermind. From our initial meeting, through various stages of the project, and then through final construction, you and your crew were attentive, thoughtful, and extreme professionals which made the whole project an absolutely pleasant experience. I appreciated your patience, guidance, and valued your judgment every step of the way. I had no idea of all the work that goes into making a kitchen remodeling project such as this go so smoothly. All of your recommendations and opinions regarding the cabinets, countertops, and even the backsplash were so on point!!! I only know that the end result has exceeded all my expectations. Professional, efficient, prompt, considerate, and attentive to details... that's how I would describe my experience with Elite Home Builders. The workmanship, craftsmanship, and congeniality of your employees Robert (foreman) Ziggy, Peter and the whole crew were exceptional. Would you please thank each one of them again. Thank you again for your hard work and expertise. I will be happy to give your future clients outstanding referrals.
We had Ira and his crew remodel our bathroom. They did a great job. We liked them so much we later had them come out and put in replacement windows and gutters. I really enjoy working with Ira, he's a great guy. He does exactly what you ask and doesn't try to talk you into something you don't need. We have recommended Ira to many of our friends and family.
"Better than their word and true professionals." That is how I describe Ira Alter and Greg Waters. My wife and I hired Elite Home Builders to remodel our basement. and Elite did a fantastic job from start to finish. Although it took several months for my wife and I to finalize our project, Greg was extraordinarily patient in working with us to make sure the project we planned was the project that would be delivered. In fact, in addition to almost daily phone calls to ensure everything was progressing to our satisfaction, either Greg or Ira, and sometimes both, stopped by to check the progress of the project 3 to 4 times a week. This demonstrated to my wife and me that Greg and Ira were truly committed to ensuring a top quality job. Elite's foreman, Robert, and workers, Peter and Peter, were just as professional. They showed up on time, everyday, and cleaned up the work site, everyday. They also made every effort to ensure the project would interfere as little as possible with our living in the house while the project was underway. Just as important, either Robert or Greg, would contact me to let me know what was going to happen next so we could talk through any fine details. In the event I felt the need to go over something in person, Robert, the foreman, came by early so I could speak to him before I went to work. But I don't want to forget the final product. The basement is absolutely magnificent and is a tribute to the craftmenship of Robert, Peter and Peter. They used first-rate materials and were very conscientious. My wife and I now have a basement that we are proud to show to our friends and family. The bottom line on Elite is that they deliver outstanding work at very reasonable prices and they go out of their way to make sure the customer understands the process and is more than satisfied with the end result. Greg promised us we would be 110% percent satisfied. We are closer to 150% satisfied. Ira, Greg, Robert, Peter and Peter--thank you very much.
Once again, my husband and I would like to thank Ira and his team for another job well done. They completed a second round of home improvements for us. We used Elite Home Builders in 2004. At that time, we indicated that if we wanted to do anymore home improvements, we would definitely contact Ira. We are just as pleased the second time around as we were the first. As we mentioned, in our first testimony, if there is anyone we know that is in need of home improvements, we would definitely have them to contact Ira.
I have employed the services from Elite Home Builders not once, not twice, but four times. They have completed both my bathrooms, extracted my carpet and finished my wood floors/stairs, and replaced all of my windows. I truly enjoy the work ethic and performance from this company and will forever call upon them for my future updating/rehabbing needs.
I selected Elite Home Builders to re-model my kitchen and would recommend them to anyone! I first became aware of Elite Home Builders from the Contractors.com website. I was contacted by several contractors based on the info I submitted. Elite was the first to respond to my request for an estimate and did the best job of selling me on their services and follow up. During the duration of my kitchen remodeling, the outstanding customer service continued. Ira kept me up to date on where the project was headed and they held true to the projected timeline. I am extremely pleased with the end result and the quality of work done.
It was a pleasure to have had Elite Home Builders do the work on our home. They installed windows throughout our home. They were courteous and professional and delivered exactly what they promised. We will certainly have them perform any other work that needs to be done in the future!
I had my kitchen remodeled, complete gut (new electric, walls, plumbing, sub floor, etc) by Elite Home Builders this summer of 2008. When looking for a contractor, I asked 6 people I knew that had their kitchen remodeled. They all told me horror stories and did not recommend their contractor. So you can see, I was leery of doing this. I started out with setting up meetings with 10 contractors. I choose Elite because the effort, honesty, and down to earth personality of the owner Ira. Even before I decided what contractor I was going to sign with, Ira accommodated me and my wife every time I asked for another meeting with him to discuss the details or price of the kitchen. Ira even set up a meeting so I could meet his foreman and electrician so that they could tell me exactly how they would do the work I wanted. Ira told me exactly what the price would be, and kept to it, within my budget. I like to mention the crew that was doing the work. Robert the foreman, Peter, Ziggy, & Januz. All were great, polite, clean and did excellent work. Even when I had them change things over & over because I didn't like the look, they always accommodated me with no hassle what so ever. I also would like to mention that during the project, Ira gave me his cell number & his foreman's Robert cell number, so I could call them with questions and concerns. They always returned my calls, even at 10pm at night and on Sundays. I never had a contractor do that, ever. The kitchen turned out FANTASTIC. Me & my wife are very happy and the experience with Ira & his workers was great. I would highly recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone and will definitely hire them again.
When Laura and I started looking for a contractor to do our two bathrooms we interviewed about 3 contractors, and none of them compared to Ira and Elite Home Builders. Ira was very upbeat, enthusiastic, and motivated about our project, which we greatly valued. The other contenders were just going through the motions with their appraisals and estimates. My wife and I felt very comfortable with Ira's approach and how detailed he was with process and the estimate. We were able to arrive at an estimate that worked within our budget and the results were SPECTACULAR!!! We couldn't be happier! We have already had several dinner parties and our circle of friends have been gasping and raving about how great the remodeling looks. I highly recommend Elite! They are extremely professional and detailed. Ira and his crew ensures that you understand what's going on every step of the way. The crew was a pleasure to work with and their craftsmanship is of the utmost quality! Guaranteed, we will be going back to Elite for any of our remodeling needs!!!! A big THANK YOU to Ira, Robert, Peter and ELITE HOME BUILDERS!!!!
Ira and his crew always did what they said they were going to do, did it professionally, were immaculate, and were very nice to work with. They also were able to give me design suggestions that were great. Ira is a pleasure to work with. He stays in touch, always keeps his word and always returns phone calls promptly. I LOVE my new bathroom and plan on having Ira remodel my other 2 bathrooms.
Elite Home Builders recently completed remodeling a bedroom of my house. I was very pleased with their workmanship and the professional manner in which they completed the project. They discovered a leak in a wall adjoining a bathroom they had remodeled and in line with their warranty, they repaired the leak with no additional charge. I would easily recommend a homeowner using Elite Home Builders for a first class remodeling job.
Work performed: completely renovated kitchen, installed stackable laundry in bedroom closet, other small projects. We were very happy with Ira, the owner, and Peter, who was in charge of the day-to-day work. They were kind, honest, responsive, and cared about the quality of their work and our satisfaction. The inevitable problems were resolved quickly and fairly. (The two biggest issues involved subcontractors for flooring and granite countertops.) After hearing many "contractor horror stories," it was very nice to have a good relationship with Elite Home Builders.
10/14/08: I am ecstatic with my newly renovated bathroom. I was quite pleased with the materials and equipment that Ira presented to me and from which I made choices. This was much better than aimlessly wandering around a variety of stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. Elite completely gutted the bathroom and rebuilt it in the time predicted. The workmanship was of the highest order. Every evening, the workers cleaned and cleared the area adjoining the bathroom. Family and friends agree that my new bathroom is simply beautiful. I am particularly enjoying the whirlpool bath and the heated floors. I would recommend Elite in a heartbeat.
This is my second project with Elite Home Builders. First was the awesome retro kitchen and now a beautiful bathroom. Ira, the owner, is right-on with his suggestions, shopped with me and stayed within budget. I wasn't happy with the way the shower floor turned out and to Ira it was "no big deal". He wanted me to be happy! His crew tore up the floor and put down a different tile which I love! This took an extra day for his crew at no additonal cost. Now am planning on gutting another bathroom and of course will contract with Elite Home Builders!
Very nice company!!!!I contracted Elite for siding. The job was done in a timely manner. Ira is simply the best!! From my initial contact with Ira I knew I was going to do business with Elite. Ira's sales pitch was open and honest and not pushy. Ira was very easy to deal with on every aspect of my project.Ira stands behind what he says and does it. The finished siding job is very well done as well as quality work and materials. The workers who actually did the work were always on time, polite and very professional. For the job I had done this company is a class act!!! I'm in the market for a new house since the siding, I would without a doubt call Elite for any needed project in my new home.
The first time we spoke with Ira we were impressed. He was easy to talk to and explained everything thoroughly. This was our first of many remodel projects on our 80 year old Chicago 2-flat. We had a bathroom installed in the basement. It was a HUGE job and required lots of plumbing work including replacing the original main water line from the outside water source as well as relocating gas and electrical lines. Robert, Peter and the entire crew were incredible. They have a strong work ethic and were timely and thorough in everything they did. Ira's follow-up and contact with us ensured a timely completion and kept us under budget on the project. We are extremely pleased with our new bathroom and would not hesitate to recommend Elite to anyone. We'll be seeing them again soon for our next project.
Ira and his team did an excellent job with our bathroom re-modeling. Ira was extremely responsive to all of our questions and concerns. He made huge efforts to meet us at any time of the day or night to do business regarding the bathroom. He gave us a lot of attention and we felt like we were a top priority. He had a lot of great suggestions for the design and materials for our bathroom. All of his suggestions were very down to earth and reasonable. We really respect his opinion. We love our bathroom. It is a major improvement. The quality of the materials and installation is very good and it all fit within our budget as well. Ira also provided expense statements so that we knew where all of the costs were coming from. He even walked me through all of the receipts. He was very patient with us. Thank you, Ira, for superior service and a very nice bathroom.
Yes [would hire again]. The contractor we dealt with (Ira) was communicative, informative, friendly, and straightforward. He kept in contact with us by phone, and visited our site several times a week. His foreman and workers worked hard, they worked continuously until the job was finished. They came when they said they would come. They stayed on the budget, and did not force us to do what we had not intended to do. Our basement and new bathroom look beautiful, and when our upstairs bath was leaking through the walls, we did not hesitate to have Ira and his crew re-do our upstairs shower and did not go looking for other estimates. We would recommend this crew to our friends and neighbors, especially those like ourselves who knew next to nothing about what the job would require. They engendered trust, and our trust was not betrayed.
We are more than pleased with our newly remodeled basement created by Elite. Ira and Robert and their entire crew were hard working, professional and friendly. We are eager to show off our basement to family and friends. We would highly recommend Elite to anyone with remodeling needs. Elite was in our corner 100% and beyond to make sure we were satisfied. Without a doubt we will use Elite Home Builders again for any remodeling project we need. Thank you very much Ira, Robert, Peter, Albert and the other crew members who helped make our dream basement come true. You were excellent!
Our home is very old and in need of much repair. When Ira first came to give us an estimate he promised us that we would be thrilled with our new kitchen. He wasn't kidding. We had a very limited budget and Ira worked miracles within our limitations. Ira and Robert outlined a plan, for which Robert provided the drawings. When I had gone to Home Depot a couple of years ago, the designer there couldn't put together a plan that looked nice, but Ira and Robert created a great looking kitchen even though I wouldn't let them wall up a window. Robert also saved me from making a serious design mistake. He looked at my choice for countertops and said, "I don't think that you will be happy with this choice." After he approved my revised choices, he selected our new sink and faucets. He has excellent taste. Peter was the person who came to our job every day. He was quietly efficient and his work was meticulous. Every day before he left he cleaned the area. And his cleaning was such that we had no problems tracking stuff through the house, and we never had to perform any additional clean up, he was as thorough as I suspect he would have been in his own home. Not everything goes perfectly in a house over 100 years old. Robert and Peter discovered a potentially dangerous wiring issue when they took out the walls. For a very reasonable cost, they repaired the wiring all the way down to the box in the basement and up to the second floor. When they were finished I had the pleasant surprise of finding an unanticipated new outlet upstairs that I hadn't requested, but was installed as they could plainly see that we didn't have enough existing outlets. And this really amazed me: we have a clock that was taken down and my husband forgot to remind Peter to put it back up when he finalized the project. I mentioned this when Ira called to see how things were going and he scheduled Peter to swing by one afternoon to install it - a 2 minute job. I had spent some time in the field of Quality Assurance and Elite "exceeded expectations" at every phase of the project. I've read all the horror stories in the home sections of the newspapers and magazines. Elite furnished a current certificate of insurance, a copy of their BBB ratings, and plenty of testimonials the first time Ira came to our house. I do not feel that I can adequately describe how happy we have been with our new kitchen and what a stress-free experience it was. Ira, Robert and Peter are very pleasant individuals and it was great having them. Our new kitchen is so great it feels like we moved into a new home! You can NOT go wrong with Ira and Elite Home Builders. I am saving up so I can have them re-do large portions of the rest of the house.
Working with Elite Home Builders was a welcome surprise from other contractors that quoted our projects. Unlike many others contractors Ira did not pressure us into something we did not need and provided a quote for the projects right away. It is nice to have a contractor that knows their costs. The crews were very professional, from showing up on time to cleaning up when they were complete. I would recommend Ira and Elite Home builders to anyone looking for a professional, excellent quality, good cost contractor.<br><i>Completed on Time: A; Staying On Budget: A; Workmanship: A; Overall: A. </i>
Ira and his team were great in redoing my small bathroom. Ira helped me every step of the way, and they were great when there was an issue with the shower pressure after the job was completed.
After interviewing several contractors, I picked Elite Home Builders to remodel my basement and bathroom (complete gut). Ira impressed me with his presentment of his company. I was further impressed by his willingness to divulge information without being asked. As they worked on my home, I was impressed by their responsiveness, reliability and attentiveness to both projects. Ziggy and Nick worked on my home; they worked everyday with the exception of Sunday. Ira wasn't pushy or aggressive. He listened to my needs and met them; thus, I felt extremely comfortable working with him. Additionally, we talked daily with regards to the status of the projects and fixture selections. I couldn't be at home to oversee the jobs; however, I felt extremely comfortable entrusting my home to Elite Home Builders. I'm very picky and am totally satisfied with both jobs. I've already spoken to Ira about future projects. If you want the best, call Ira @ Elite Home Builders.
We couldn't have asked for a better contractor. Ira treated our bathroom as though it was his own. He made our remodeling experience truly worryfree. We couldn't have asked for two better foreman, Mike and Vic, to remodel our bathroom. They were puntual, polite, and did quality work. Ira, Michael and Victor transformed are bathroom from brutal to breath taking.
These guys are the real deal, and we feel so lucky to have found them for our first remodeling project. Reading other people's testomonials of Elite when we were researching contractors, it almost seemed too good to be true, but Ira's obvious enthusiasm and professionalism won us over. We redid the original, only bathroom in a historic Tudor. Already a small, cramped space, they extended into an adjacent closet and a linen closet to create a beautiful, luxurious space. In redoing the plumbing, they placed all the lines for a future attic bath which will save us time and money in the long run. That's just how Ira, the owner is. He thinks of the big picture and is extremely considerate, courteous and very eager to please. It's refreshing and appreciated in an industry with far too many horror stories. We highly recommend Robert, our project foreman and the two Peters. As a team, they worked seamlessly and we were very surprised at the level of care taken to clean up every single day, and minimize the intrusion of remodeling the only bath in the house. They did some very difficult work in the space, including moving an old cast iron toilet stack, or at our request, refitting IKEA kitchen cabinetry to bathroom specs to save us money. As for the design, Robert was a very creative, problem solver and worked hard to realize our vision for the bathroom, which was an unsual layout designed to make the most of the small space. Robert and Ira's help and their flexible approach to remodeling was invaluable to planning the space, and allowed us to forgo the cost of an interior designer. Being a perfectionist and quite picky, they were very accomodating to our whims, even redoing a slate tile here and there because we thought it wasn't randam enough. It was all around a very enjoyable experience and we will be using them for a great many more projects.
It, indeed, is a rarity nowadays to get any home improvement co. with all the slick salesmanship to be taken seroiusly. The only exception that we have encountered is Elite Home Builders under the leadership of Mr Ira Alter. He is a rare breed among the phony contractors that prey on people. We couldn't be happier with their team of expert workers. There was no haggling or headaches when dealing with his team. We would strongly recommend elite home builders for any kind of small or big jobs. We are extremely happy with the team and would recommend without hesitation to anybody looking for sincere, honest and reliable service.They are one of the best!!!
Elite Home Builders,Inc. is definitely an elite, professional contractor. We had our bathrooms remoldeled, one was completely gutted. They are beautiful!! We also had our roof resurfaced and chimneys repaired. We had before and after pictures of our roof. We highly recommend Elite Home Builders, Inc. Ira Alter is a great person and wonderful to work with. His crew members are timely, clean, and courteous professionals. Peter and Robert are fine craftsmen. If you are in need of a contractor, look no further!
I would have to say for a young couple buying a home is probably one of the most stressful events in their lives. I know I remember. About five or six years ago, I happened to have called Elite Home Builders at random to work on the exterior of my home.. siding,windows, a complete roof and back porch with stairs. Elite was there everyday. They cleaned up and they did quality work so when it came time to work on the interior.. I searched the internet and found Elite again. I badly needed a kitchen and bathroom and again Elite was there everyday, they cleaned up and did quality work. I am happy and I am enjoying my new kitchen and bathroom. Thanks again for the beautiful work,your service and attention to detail.
We are very satisfied with the work Elite started and completed on time for us. Peter and the guys took great care on our project. We like the people at Elite Home Builders so much that we are having them do more work for us. Ira is a honest business man. He does what you want and offers suggestions when you need it. He says what he means. That is a hard trait to come by in the year 2006. Excellent job on our new bathroom and oak staircase. Marie and John
We are extremely pleased with the work performed at our home by Elite Home Builders. They turned a dark, dingy basement into another level of our home where we are excited to entertain and have our children play. The crew arrived promptly on a daily basis and we were constantly provided with updates as to the progress. Best of all, the work was finished ahead of schedule and turned out better than we even anticipated. Over the years, we've hired many contractors and have always had problems -- using Elite Home Builders provided piece of mind and an excellent outcome. We plan on doing some more remodeling to our home in the upcoming years and will DEFINITELY use Elite Home Builders for any future work!
Peter and his crew were timely, courteous, and did a beautiful job on our bathroom remodel. After hearing many horror stories about having remodeling work done, we were pleasantly suprised with how smoothly and professionally the project was handled.
I recently utilzed the services of Elite Home Builders for installation of tile and ceramic flooring. The expertise of everyone involved was superb. The workmanship was emaculate. All of my questions and concerns were answered without any problems. My floors are beautiful and I am complimented by all who have entred my home since my flooring has been replaced. The price was reasonable by comparison. I would recommend anyone to hired Elite Builders for the home improvement needs.
We hired this company to rebuild our shower. Its employees were timely, efficient, and very able. And we would strongly recommend this company to all.
We had three different contractors come in to give us ideas and an estimate on our kitchen remodel. From the time we first met Ira and were told that Elite Home Builders could do great things with our kitchen and back room we were excited. Then he proved what Elite could do by giving us our dream kitchen. Robert, Peter and the rest of the team did a beautiful job and their work exceeded our expectation. They were very professional, arriving on time, neat in appearance, efficient and conscientious about cleaning up each day. As the project moved forward we saw several chances to put even more of a personal stamp on our kitchen design, each change was welcomed. Ira discussed with us what each change would involve and Robert and his team delivered. As Ira said, it's our kitchen and it should work for us. We shopped with Ira and sometimes Robert at times we would tell them what we wanted and they would bring in samples. This once small, very old kitchen and back room is now a large, sunny, modern kitchen that would rival any. I want to thank Ira, Robert, Peter and the rest of the Elite Home Builders team for giving us our dream kitchen. Our next dream is a master suite and a bathroom remodel by my FRIENDS at Elite Home Builders.
Ira is a great guy and we have been using him for at least 8 yrs. He treats you like family and no matter what the project he is there to make sure you are satisfied. Peter came up with great ideas and we were very happy with the outcome. I invited all my neighbors in to see the final job. They were all very impressed. My family and I will use Elite for every home improvement project. For us there is no other.
Chuck, Chicago, Roscoe Village, IL: Ira and his team did an excellent job on my partial master bathroom rehab. The shower was completely gutted and redone along with the installation of a pocket door. The project did take slightly longer than originally planned but the end result was worth it. Peter paid attention to ever detail. I would definitely Elite Builders for another project in the future.
I had a Elite do a bathroom remodel in a difficult space, small bathroom in a vintage courtyard. Ira, Richard, and Peter were great. They kept in constant contact throughout the project and were very honest about what could be done. They cleaned up after themselves every day and made the remodel experience as easy for me as possible. The final result was spectacular, much better than I anticipated and finished well ahead of schedule. All of the guys were a pleasure to work with, professional and pleasant at all times.
I can see why Ira and his team have gotten such great reviews. They did an excellent job with my bathroom re-modeling. They were committed to timeliness and to meeting their completion deadline. Ira, in particular, was in continuous communication with me throughout the project. I love the new look of my bathroom. Many thanks Ira!
Working with Ira and Peter was a complete pleasure. They showed up when they said they would, and they are always available by phone for any questions. The work was professionally done, their crew was clean and pleasant. There weren't any hidden costs, everything was completed as promised. After having some very bad experiences with other contractors, Elite Home Builders is a jewel!! We highly recommend them.
Elite Home Builders just completed a full bathroom/closet remodel in my home. Ira and Robert were great - they helped me with the new layout and were very hands on and helpful through the entire process.
Ira, Robert, Peter, and the rest of the crew were fantastic! We LOVE our new kitchen and two bathrooms! When initially meeting with Ira to discuss our remodeling, he was very helpful and suggested some ideas that we had not considered, such as making our master bathroom shower a little bigger than it was and how we could match the marble in the bathroom with a natural stone for the shower. Wow! He even suggested we lengthen the center kitchen counter so we could have an additional seating. Again, wow! Obviously, we are very pleased with our new place! Working with Ira and his crew was easy. Ira kept us informed of every detail of the remodeling and followed up with us after each step. Ira and his crew demonstrated a consistently high level of professionalism and expertise throughout our remodeling process. We would definitely work with them again and recommend them to anyone! Nancy
Ira, the owner, Greg, Peter and his crew were very, very, professional from the beginning to through the completion of the following projects in my basement - such as an additional bedroom, office, drywall ceiling, recessed lighting throughout, air ducts, etc. The list goes on and on. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a reputable company to have do work in their home. I will surely use their services for future home improvement projects. Keep up the good work.
The work was done well, at the price quoted and in the time estimated. I am very pleased with the results and quality.
As this was our first remodeling project, we were nervous about picking a good contractor. However, from the first meeting, we could tell that Ira and his team were trustworthy professionals. Throughout the job, they were always keeping us updated on the project time frame and budget. We never had a problem contacting them, day or night! They walked us through each step, and added some great finishing touches that we hadn't even thought about. It was a stress-free project, and we'd recommend them to anyone!
Elite Home Builders recently completed a total rehab of our new loft in Lincoln Park. After having interviewed several contractors, my wife and I selected Elite after meeting with Ira. He gave us the confidence to select Elite to work with us on this project. We could not have been happier with our choice. The rehab project involved the entire first floor of our unit and a portion of the second floor. Ira and his team, including our Project Manager Robert, were great. They were always on time, kept us informed of the project, were respectful of the building since we are in a condo, and more importantly, provided us with incredible final results. Elite was able to work with our designs and ideas as well as give us some great ideas of their own, and turn them into our dream loft. The project was on budget and on time. We highly recommend Elite to anyone looking for a contractor, they will exceed all of your expectations!
My wife and I have lived in our home 20 years. We reached a point where I had the option to finally buy myself a new car or remodel our old outdated basement; after carefully considering the financial aspects of these options, it only made sense to invest the money into our home by increasing the value of the house. So we started what felt a little overwhenlming process of calling contractors. We had three estimates from three seperate cfontractors. My wife and I had a vision of what we wanted so the estimates were relatively similar in price range. One of the company reps that came to our home was Greg Waters from Elite Construction. He was knowledgable, friendly, and a good listener. We felt comforable with him right away. One of his promises that we liked was that he would be checking up on the progress of their crew and consulting with us in a regular basis. Elite wasn't the least expensive quote we received, but they earned our trust, so we went with Elite. The crew was very nice, led by their foreman Peter, who my wife and I really liked because he would add little ideas almost everyday that we didn't consider that made the project look better and better. The job came out beautiful, better than we envisioned it would. The crew did professional, neat work. Greg, our salesman, was in constant contact with us to see if we were happy with the way things were going. Also even the owner of the company came by frequently during the day to look at things, and he also was in contact with us to check on our level of satisfaction. We have been through a lot of remodeling on our home and copnstruction is never an easy thing to live through. And we have had other contractors do other work on our home, but in all honesty the Elite crew, for as big a job as this was, made the entire process as easy on us as possible. The entire job was finished in time for us to host many holiday parties, and we received so many compliments on how great our new basement looks, we would refer Elite to anyone that needs remodeling. And oh yeah, the valuse of our homoe increased substantially which translates to money in the bank! Thanks Elite; Ira, Greg, Peter and the enite crew.
Elite Home Builders was spectacular. Ira was great to work with because he was extremely professional. He is very dependable, follows up every step of the way, stayed under budget, and even took us to showrooms to help us pick out products. Ira made us feel like our project was his first priority. We now have a beautiful bathroom with great craftsmanship. We will use Elite Home Builders again in the future and have already referred him to our friends.
My housemate and I hired Ira and his crew to remodel the kitchen and bathroom in our home. They tore it down and put it back together with outstanding results. Ira, the owner, was true to his word in every aspect and followed up on completion of the work done as he promised. The workmanship was superb, the crew was very friendly and always tidied up at each days' end. We would recommend Elite Home Builders to our friends any time, and in fact, I recommended the company to a co-worker of mine for a bathroom installation and she has given testimonial as to the excellent work she has received. We have also contacted Ira for another remodeling job, and are excited about the prospects. We know the results will be outstanding. Thanks to Ira,the 2 Peters and Robert, for a job well done.
After interviewing several contractors, we chose Elite Home builders for our job. We found Elite here at contractors.com From day one, Ira and Greg were responsive, informative and thorough. Ira was touching base with us constantly by phone or in person. Elite stayed on plan and budget. They even made suggestions and presented alternatives that allowed us to stretch our budget! We initially hired Elite to do a complete gut-rehab of the kitchen and two bathrooms. We were so happy with the way that the business is run and the quality of the work (under the guidance of Peter) that we also had Elite replace fixtures in a third bathroom, gut-rehab the family room, install crown mouldings in the dining room, living room and halls, as well as replacing outdated ceiling lighting throughout the basement. Peter's crew was extremely dependable, friendly, clean and cared for our home and their work as though it were their own homes. If you appreciate a well-run business and quality work from quality people, hire Elite. When we are ready for our next project, we'll go straight to Elite Home Builders.
We are very pleased with the professional manner in which the site supervisor Robert and the skilled worker Peter handled the job of "building" a bathroom from the ground up in our basement. The finished product was enhanced by the design efforts of Roberta Brown's company "Design Expressions - (312)659-8018. This is the third time that Elite Home builders has done work for us. By this repeat business, you can see that we have not only established a professional relationship with the company, but look to them for all of our construction needs. Mr. Alter, "Ira", definetly knows what he is doing and continues to employ the very best staff in this very competitive market. If you are looking for a job well done, there can be no other choice. Elite is timely, highly skilled and economically reasonable. We are already dreaming about our next project!!!
Elite Home Builders recently completed a total remodel of my master bathroom. The experience of working with Ira and his employees, Robert and Peter, exceeded my expectations in every respect. Ira's follow up is excellent. He returned phone calls quickly. Robert and Peter were always punctual, reliable, and accommodating. The finished result is a first-rate, luxury, spa-quality master bathroom. I highly recommend Ira and his crew.
Elite Home Builders is finishing up our basement remodel. Since they'd already worked on our home almost three years earlier to finish an enclosed back porch, I was confident that they'd do just as good a job in our basement. From our very first planning meeting last summer, Ira has been calm, generous, and gracious. He gave us an estimate we could manage and has kept in close contact with us for the duration of the project. Robert is the foreman of our job. We are very grateful for the design suggestions he made, the quality of materials he chooses, the craftsmanship of his work, and his very pleasant and positive demeanor. Even though I was confident from the start in our choice of contractors and design, a big remodeling project is stressful. Ira and Robert are easy to work with. They conducted regular project updates with us and always answered their phone. That was particularly gratifying when we had an unrelated plumbing leak. Robert rearranged schedules to have that pipe replaced. My faith in Ira and his company was affirmed when a misunderstanding occurred and the wrong tile was installed on our fireplace. Mistakes happen - but a measure of a company is what happens as a result. We ended up with exactly what we wanted. I cannot overstate how pleased we are with Elite Home Builders. What was a 1300 square foot basement with a concrete floor, cement and brick walls, leaky windows, and exposed water heater and sump pump has become an area with a mechanical room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and huge family room. Elite Home Builders exceeded our expectations, again. We strongly recommend and endorse Elite Home Builders.
I hired Elite back for some work in my kitchen and once again, they were great. On time, reliable, and did great work. I highly recommend them.
This was our first experience working with a contractor so we did not know what to expect. From the first meeting Ira and his crew made us feel very comfortable. They stayed within our budget and kept my husband and I informed every step of the way. We loved the crew. They were always on time, respectful and professional. We are very happy with the results and will definitely use Elite Home Builders for our next project.
I'm sure you have heard of user-friendly software. Well Ira and his crew from Elite Home Builders are user-friendly contractors. They tuck pointed the front of my house, installed vinyl siding on the rear, laid a new concrete walkway, replaced the gutter on the south side of the house, custom built a new privacy fence around the backyard and rebuilt my rear stairs. My home is beautiful now thanks to the fantastic and professional work done by Elite Home Builders. The attention given to the customers needs and wants by the owner, Ira, was outstanding. There were no hidden cost, no questions were unanswered and every phase of the job was explained by Ira in detail. I wish i had before and after pictures to share. Elite Home Builders gets a four star rating from me. Great job guys!!!
This company was on time every day, stayed at the pricepoint agreed upon with no surprises, kept the work area and my condo clean, the principle as on site on a regular basis and followed up after the job was completed and the kitchen looks great !!!!!!
Elite HOme Builders was the definition of professional, highquality service that we were looking for in a contractor. Not only did they provide fast, easy to acquire financing without the added trouble of shopping through bank rates, they also made a point of walking us through each step of our master suite renovation. I had a directly line to the compnay owner and the cell phone number of my project manager who was out our house nearly every day to check on the status of the project. I would absolutley recommend Elite Home Builders to anyone looking for a great contractor!
Working with Ira & his crew, I could not have asked for a better contractor - did what they said & did it in a timely manner. I would refer them to several customers that need home improvement.
We hired Elite Home Builders previously to remodel our kitchen, so we didn't think twice about hiring them a second time to completely remodel our newly purchased condo in a mid-rise building. They are always friendly and easy to communicate with. The project was large, redo 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, reposition walls, and all new flooring. Due to the size of the project, the timing took longer than planned, as there was alot to coordinate. However, we were able to stay on budget, with Ira providing constant updates on the financial status of the job. The quality of the work was outstanding and we were able to incorporate every detail that we wanted. Robert, the foreman, went over and above to make sure the quality was top-notch. Months after the project was completed, they were willing to come back and re-touch areas that had "settled" at no additional fee. The Elite team helped give us our dream home and we would hire them again!
Just wanted to express my thanks to Ira (General Contractor) and Eugene (Sub Contractor) for the excellent work that was done in my bathroom. The porcelain tiles were perfectly laid (unlike the crapy Home Depot job in the kitchen, the tub and shower installation are beautiful, and best of all they were on time and cleaned up after themselves! One of the nice touches when working with Elite Home Builders was Ira came and personally checked on the progress of the job. Thanks Ira! Looking forward to doing more business with you and Eugene.
My interior designer and I went through many contractors before starting work on a very small kitchen in a 10 story condo building. Ira made me feel at ease by informing me of the up-to-date licenses his company had. As a new tenant/home owner in this building, the last thing I wanted was to cause any damage to the homes below me. I felt comfortable that should anything occur, I was covered. That was the start. The next thing that made me feel at ease, was that Ira worked with my designer and I, as far as timing. I had to wait for certain things to be done before his crew could complete their work. It took some time from start to finish, and I appreciated Ira's patience. I love my kitchen and everything about it. Ira and his men provided suggestions and comments while still keeping to our original design. Although the crew did have to come back for some minor "rework" after the project was complete, the work was still spectacular and nothing will be held against them in my review. I am working with Elite Home Builders for my bathroom project and some other minor home detailing.
Ira and his team did an excellent job on my parents bathroom. The room was completely gutted and redone within the time line that was quoted to me. I was away on business most of the time, but my parents were there and saw the transformation from an outdated bathroom to a very beautiful bathroom.
These guys are truly professionals! They provided excellent work, on time, on budget, and to spec. I can't say too many good things about Elite. Ira manages his business like he really cares about the customer first; he is professional, communicates regularly to keep you up to date on the project, and makes sure you know what's going on all the time. Peter was our foreman, and he and his crew did a fantastic job with our 2 bathrooms that were gutted and rehabbed. I usually hate dealing with contractors, but Elite made it painless and even enjoyable. We will be asking them to remodel our kitchen next!