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

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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..."

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Structural Solutions

Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

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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.


Wolf Shopping Center


Wolf Road, Des Plaines, IL


Canopy structure originally built with insufficient load bearing capacity.


Canopy pulling away from building superstructure and tilting downward.


Shored and jacked up canopy to level position. Installed steel beams and columns along entire 125 ft length of strip mall canopy. Mounted columns in steel reinforced concrete footings. Wrapped columns in brick and installed EIFS along entire length of beam line. Removed roof over canopy and replaced the ineffective framing with structurally sound framing secured to building superstructure. Installed new modified bitumen roofing.


Shored and jacked canopy into level position
Installed new beams
Beam line
Installed steel columns with steel reinforced concrete footings
Wrapped columns in brick

Wrapped beam line in stucco
Existing roof over canopy

Demolition of roof and framing over canopy
Prepared canopy for new framing

Installed new framing for canopy
New canopy center piece

Installed new modified bitumen roof
Completed project