Our Principles

Our clients trust us, as evidenced by the case studies elsewhere on our Website. They trust us because they understand we will execute based upon our four guiding principles. They know we don’t just talk these principles; we live them.


It’s about you; not us. It’s your project, and we will not begin it until we are thoroughly comfortable that we understand your needs and goals, as well as your budget. During the project, we communicate frequently to address any concerns and make sure we are exceeding your expectations.


We constantly strive to maintain a high level of professionalism in all we do. Our team participates in continuing education to keep up with the most recent trends, technologies and regulations, including local building codes.

We partner with some of the most skilled and dedicated tradespeople in the Chicago area. We have worked with most of them for more than 10 years.

We are also very involved in our industry. The following are just a few of our affiliations:

National Association of the Remodeling Industy

Certified Remodeler Program

Certified Lead Carpenter Program

Remodeling Magazine’s BIG 50

EPA RRP Lead Safe Remodeling


One of the reasons we have been successful since 1985 is we have been honest and open with our clients. We demonstrate care, courtesy and respect to our customers and community.

We believe so strongly in that that we actively participate in local and national legislative committees that are working to ensure fair business transactions in the remodeling industry, to protect customers, and to improve the relationship between consumers and contractors.


We arrive when we say we will arrive. We work diligently until the project is completed. Our clients compliment us for cleaning up after ourselves and minimizing disruption to their homes, belongings, and neighbors.

 We look forward to working with you. For a free consultation, call 847/562.1188, or email us at info@fordedesignbuild.com