Vendor Resources

Please note: This list is provided as a courtesy only and, while those included may be taken as "endorsed", circumstances and relationships may change without notice. Those choosing to engage the following sources are encouraged to do their own due diligence as their circumstances may warrant. - Philip Elmes

Architect: Barry NewDelman, Licensed in Illinois/Chicago (now out of state). Telephone consults. Architectural/Permit drawings. (773) 425 0200   scarab638@aol.com

Architect: John Lewis, Licensed in Illinois/Chicago. Architectural services, including permit drawings, project management and more. (773) 307 6455  joldesigner@yahoo.com

Attorney: Real estate tax mitigation: Adam Bossov, 910 W. Van Buren, Suite 216, Chicago, Illinois 60607-3523. (312) 421 7232; fax (413) 604 2804. aebossov@aol.com

Property Insurance, incl. Builders Risk: Shields Insurance (Donna Shields) (708) 481 8221. donna_shields@sbcglobal.net

Surveyer: Studnicka & Assoc., New Lenox, IL (Required for some permits, and to sell FHA/VA) (815) 485 0445 & (773) 476 5803.  studnicka2000@yahoo.com

General Contractor: J.Jireh Construction, Inc., Norbert Isbell (773) 457 1707. j.jirehinc@att.net

Project Management: Karen Swinger, M.B.A. (773) 965 2057

Roofer/Environmental Contractor: Eugene Joneson (also: chimney work, gutters & downspouts) (773) 474 4963. eugenejon@aol.com

Electrical Contractors: (No recommendations at this time.)

Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC): (No recommendations at this time.)

Plumbing Contractors: (No recommendations at this time.)

Architectural Moldings, incl. hardwood: All The Trimmings, Inc. 4508 S. Ashland, Chicago (773) 927 6616. http://allthetrimmingsinc.com

Millwork: Lee Lumber Made-to order wood window sashes, etc. (773) 927 8282. Multiple locations; see website. (Mill located on Pershing Rd.). http://www.leelumber.com/

Cabinetry: Remodelers Supply Center, div. Studio 41 Also excellent source for plumbing, cabinet closeouts, etc. 2500 North Pulaski, Chicago, IL (773) 489 9400. My contact: Sergey Borodkin, ext. 154 (Summer 2012).  http://www.remodelerssupply.com/

Ceramic Tile, Natural Stone, etc.: MS International (Wholesale only; may need to open account to buy) 1441 Jarvis Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL (847) 725 6500. http://www.msistone.com My contact: Mitchell Gomez (Summer 2012)

Granite Counter Tops, etc.: Granite & Marble Depot, Inc 850 Ridgeway Ave., Ste. B, Aurora, IL. (630) 966 8610. Sales concession at Remodeler's Supply (see Remodelers, above, for contact info.). http://www.mygranite.com

Plumbing Supplies, fixtures, Tub Liners (plastic), etc.: Columbia Pipe & Supply, 1120 West Pershing Road, Chicago, IL. (773) 927 6600 http://www.columbiapipe.com/Default.aspx

Faucet & Toilet Replacement Parts (new and used): The Chicago Faucet Shop. 3863 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 267 1755. http://www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com

Builder's Hardware, Tools: Clark & Barlow (now div. Studio 41) 353 West Grand Avenue Chicago (312) 726-3010. http://www.shopstudio41.com/about_us.html

Locksmith (South Side): Curtis Key & Lock Svce. 1351-53 East 79th Street (at Dorchester, "across from former Sears", Chicago, IL. (773) 721 7979.

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Miscellaneous:

Tools, refurbished: CPO Reconditioned Tools (Internet vendor) Excellent source of Factory Reconditioned tools. (800) 557 7989 https://www.reconditionedtools.com/

Digital Cameras & Accessories.  (Factory Refurbished) A favorite source... (Canon)

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ subCategory_10051_10051_-1_12163