Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676
e-mail: solutions@greatlakesbuildersinc.com

Welcome to Great Lakes Builders

Great Lakes Builders is a contractor that specializes in protecting the value of existing properties through its “Structural Repair and Remediation” services and in adding value to existing properties through its “Structural Alterations” services. Collectively, these services are under Great Lakes Builders’ line of services called STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Understanding Structural Issues

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

Structural Renovation of a Chicago Historic Building's Porch. To learn more about this renovation process please click below.
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Don't wait for this to happen before you call Great Lakes Builders!
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Celebrating over 60 Years in Business!

Great Lakes Builders is a contractor that specializes in protecting the value of existing properties through its “Structural Repair and Remediation” services and in adding value to existing properties through its “Structural Alterations” services.

Collectively, these services are under Great Lakes Builders’ line of services called STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Specializing in Structural Repairs and Alterations Since 1949
Residential ● Commercial ● Industrial
"From the Foundation to the Rafters"

Structural Repairs

  • 156 Beam ColumnFoundation repair and replacement
  • Sagging floor and bowed wall repair
  • Beam, column and footing repair and replacement
  • Shoring and jacking
  • Roof rafter repair and reinforcement
  • Lintel replacement
  • Repairs to structural concrete
  • Porch and balcony repair and replacement
  • Fire, storm, insect and impact damage repairs
  • Code violation remediation

Structural Alterations

  • Adaptive reuse, conversions, expansions and modifications to buildings
  • Interior and exterior wall removal/replacement
  • Structural reinforcing for green roof tops
  • Facade design/build
  • Basements/attics transformed into "SuperSpaces"

From replacing foundations to reinforcing roof trusses and rafters, Great Lakes Builders has the resources to implement your project from concept to completion with an in-house staff skilled in the following trades:

Masonry • Carpentry • Concrete • Steel

Great Lakes Builders offers property owners and managers the benefit of over 60 years of experience they can rely on and trust.  Read More About Us

We believe that our longevity is attributed to the combination of our:

  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Adherence to safety procedures with employees participating in accredited training programs
  • Commitment to quality in materials, workmanship and total customer satisfaction
  • Focus on our core competencies leading to excellence in our field of expertise
  • Solid established relationships with our suppliers, customers and community
  • Fully licensed and insured

Let Great Lakes Builders help protect the structural integrity of your property investment.

To set up a meeting to discuss your property and our services, call or e-mail us today.

What People Say

We needed two repairs on our house. First, after years of water damage and carpenter ants, we needed to have the sill plate replaced underneath our front door. When inspecting the area, Mike and Martin also suggested that they replace the masonry underneath our front door to strengthen the area as well as seal it from water and insects. This was a deal I couldn''t refuse as they have been the only company willing to do this (I had 7 different masonry and waterproofing companies take a look)...

 

Andy Dykstra
Naperville, IL

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The City of Des Plaines cited my strip mall as being uninhabitable due to dangerous structural conditions. The silver lining to my mall’s structural problem was finding and using Great Lakes Builders to implement the structural repairs. Martin’s actions convinced me that Great Lakes Builders is a company with integrity that will go the extra mile to get the job done right, on time and within budget...

 

Mike Galante, Mall Owner,
Des Plaines, IL

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Great Lakes Builders replaced structurally unsound brick foundation walls in our early 1900's home. They completed the work on schedule and on budget. After the structural work was complete, Great Lakes Builders finished our basement. They were wonderful about helping us design the space...

 

Jennifer and Douglas Seelicke,
Winnetka, IL

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