C. K. Custom Builders Inc.
224-374-1274
Palatine, Illinois

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Overview

We are a full service remodeling company. We do all phases of remodeling. No job to small or too big. We specialize in room additions, kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Where affiliated with the B.B.B. and with Angie's List. We offer design build service. You can work with are Architects or we can work with yours. I am the lead carpenter on all jobs. Were fully licensed and bonded.



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Services Offered
Room Additions
General Remodeling
Basement Remodeling
Kitchen Remodeling
Bathroom Remodeling

Finding a Palatine General Contractor

If you’re planning a new Palatine home construction or major remodeling project, you’re going to need a general contractor to help you get the job done. Hiring a Palatine general contractor is the first step in the physical building process once the plans and financing are in place. A general contractor is a specialized project manager who can take your plans and oversee all aspects of the project from preparation of a building site to the finishing touches on exterior landscaping. This can include obtaining the required building permits, the hiring of subcontractors, maintaining precise bookkeeping records and scheduling on time delivery of materials.

Many people don’t have a clue where to start when it comes time to find a qualified Palatine general contractor that they feel they can trust with their project. If they end up with a contractor they are unsure of, the entire project can make for a very stressful time and the homeowner worries constantly about the outcome. So whether you are building a new house or simply undertaking a kitchen or bath remodel you need to find a Palatine general contractor you feel you can trust to provide quality workmanship and dependable service.

A Palatine General Contractor: Putting Together Your List

Search for a Palatine general contractor the same way you would any other type of services provider, preferably through recommendations of family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Talk with your local building supply dealer or check online for listings of general contractors in your area. Look in the phone directory but don’t focus on the largest, flashiest listing you see. While it’s true that such listings may represent a large established business, you may find that you’ll get more preferential treatment by working with someone with fewer clients.

You should contact the Better Business Bureau before you make a final decision on any Palatine general contractor to determine if there are any complaints on file. Try to get specifics and ask how any complaints were handled by the contractor. Many complaints are simply a matter of miscommunication or a minor problem that was readily taken care of by the contractor. It’s important to remember that even a reputable Palatine general contractor can get an occasional complaint but what’s important is how they handle them. On the other hand, a continuing list of complaints against a general contractor can mean there’s a serious problem with the contractor or his company.

It’s important that any Palatine general contractor you consider hiring has the proper licenses and insurance. You can call or go online to check with the state licensing board to find out if a specific general contractor is listed. Any contractor will also need to have liability insurance and their employees should be covered by worker’s compensation

Getting a Bid from the Palatine General Contractor

Once you have a list of contractors in mind, it’s time to collect bids for your project. Keep your selection to just a few. It can be costly for a Palatine general contractor to prepare a well thought-out bid. He has to take time from current projects or work extra hours putting together a quote. By keeping the bidding process to just a select few, the general contractor knows he at least has a good chance of winning your contract. Too much competition and the best contractors may simply walk away because they have better things to do than spend time on a job they have a slim chance of getting.

A Palatine general contractor will need some information before they can write up an accurate bid. They’ll need to understand the size of your project as well as the time frame for its completion. You should also provide each general contractor with an itemized list of what you want included in each bid. You don’t want just a total figure. You want to see a breakdown of what each component of the project will cost such as plumbing installation electrical wiring and wall finishing and you want a schedule of dates that will bring the entire project in under your planned date for completion. If possible, you might want to ask about the subcontractors that will be working on your project.

Choosing the Best Palatine General Contractor for the Job

Once you’ve collected several bids, it’s time to start comparing them. When deciding on a Palatine general contractor you’ll not only have to determine which bid is to your advantage financially but also which one is the best suited for your particular project. You could opt to go with the general contractor that has the most experience and years in business or you might find it’s better to choose the newer contractor, looking to build a good reputation and gain clients who might later be a good reference for potential clients. A newer Palatine general contractor may be more conscientious and work harder because he wants to establish his reputation and develop a good client base. Just make sure he has enough previous experience to handle the job.

The bottom line is that you want a Palatine general contractor that provides the best quality for your budget as well as one you feel you can trust with your project. You don’t need to work with the first general contract you meet or go with the lowest quote. While money is certainly a determining factor, it’s also important to realize that a Palatine general contractor is someone you will need to establish a good relationship with, so there is a degree of chemistry involved. Remember that the Palatine general contractor you choose holds the future of your home in his hands.
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C. K. Custom Builders Inc.  -  459 South Williams Avenue  -  Palatine , IL 60074  -  224-374-1274