Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676

What People Are Saying

"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..."

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Structural Solutions

Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

Better Business Bureau

Great Lakes Builders
Rated A+
Great Lakes Builders, Inc., an Accredited BBB company has been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau under its new Letter-Grade (A+ Thru F) Rating System.

Doubled Usable Space at a Chicago Night Club via Basement Dig-out and Pouring of a New Steel Reinforced Foundation Slab with Perimeter Retaining Walls.


New Lotties Pub


Chicago, IL, (Bucktown Neighborhood)


Doubled space and capacity of nightclub by digging out basement and pouring 10” steel reinforced concrete slab with steel reinforced integrated retaining walls to support the existing foundation. Installed steel columns and back entrance concrete stairway with steel reinforced CMU retaining walls. The photos below, as shown from left to right, show the project progression.


Start of Basement Dig-out

Laid Gravel

Laid Steel Rebar

Set Retaining Wall Forms

Forms Removed

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