How to Choose a Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Projects

February 27, 2014

Irish Eyes remodelAs a homeowner, there are often projects that need to be done around the house that are outside of your area of expertise, such as replacing aging floors, finishing your basement or redoing an outdated bathroom. Simply choosing a contractor to do these jobs can be a daunting task. How do you know which contractor will do the best job, offer competitive rates and be trustworthy? Shamus Lee, the owner of Irish Eyes Home Improvements, offers his suggestions for how to choose a contractor for your Chicago home remodel.

When you are searching for a contractor or remodeler, Lee suggests making sure that you choose someone that you can communicate well with. You want to understand everything that the contractor is promising, and you want to know that they understand the vision you have for the finished product. It is also important to ask questions, such as whether or not the contractor will be on site and actually doing the work throughout the duration of the job, or if he hires the work out to a team.

Another factor to consider, especially with the ever-increasing desire to “go green,” is whether or not your contractor is local. Choosing a local remodeler also means that they are close by in case anything goes wrong and they can get to you quickly to fix the problem.

Irish Eyes Home Improvements, based out of Crystal Lake, is primarily focused on custom carpentry and complete interior remodeling, as well as minor handyman jobs. Shamus Lee and his team deliver the highest level of quality craftsmanship to each and every project that is undertaken, and they are committed to providing families with affordable, quality remodeling.

Lee believes his company is a great choice when it comes to meeting your remodeling needs. Unlike many owners, he is on site daily. Self-performing the work alongside his team allows Lee to maintain quality-control, deal with issues as they arise and look out for his client’s best interests while ensuring that a project will stay on budgetand on schedule. His goal is to ensure that every single customer is truly delighted with the finished product.

“As a contractor, you walk into people’s lives and take over their homes,” says Lee. “Whether it is for a few days or several weeks, we strive to come in peacefully and leave the home better than we found it. That’s why we’re there – to improve upon what you already have.”

Shamus Lee has more than a decade of experience and is a fifth generation woodworker who also holds his certification in green building, aging-in-place and accessibility. He consistently takes continuing education courses and aims to keep up with the latest innovations and trends in home design, which allows him to show his customers unique, cutting-edge ideas for their projects.

Lee also prides himself on the fact that he has used the same team for years and he trusts and works well with each of them, including his electrician and drywall contractors. Irish Eyes also has its own in-house designer, Diane Hynes.

If you are ready to begin a remodeling project in your home and you are searching for a trustworthy, reliable contractor, be sure to give Shamus Lee and Irish Eyes Home Improvements a call at 815-861-2536. You can also learn more about Irish Eyes or view photos of completed projects by visiting www.IrishEyesHomes.com.


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