Testimonials

We’re proud of the feedback that we receive from our customers. It is a true measurement of our commitment to ensure every customer is fully satisfied with our services.

 

 
Advance Design Studio was professional, handling everything on our handyman project, they even found some additional issues and resolved them. The work was done under original estimate.

We would use Advance Design in the future for, possibly, a bathroom upgrade and we may still consider an addition in the spring. Everyone was professional from Todd, office staff and workman on site. Overall they were very professional from original quote and suggestions on home repair, to work performed. We will be using Advance Design for future projects.

George Longo

Handyman 2016

 

 

We choose Advance Design Studio, not because they were the least expensive but because we really liked the people with whom we came into contact. We worked with Nicole and Jason the most but everyone of the people we had contact with (from the owners to all the tradesmen) were very professional and really cared about the quality of their work. We always felt comfortable and safe with them working in our home. They did a beautiful job and got the project completed within the time frame they planned out with us before they started.

We had heard horror stories about people’s renovation projects, but I cannot think of one bad thing to say about our experience in working with Advance Design Studio. I actually just referred them to my sister for her kitchen and family room renovation.

Jane Frey

Arlington Heights Kitchen, Powder Room, and Laundry Room Renovation 2015

 

 

This was my first remodel project like this. My biggest fear was the time-frame because it was a big (kitchen) project, but they were spot on with their time-frame. Their ability to listen to my needs was great. They were extremely professional with the beginning process. Our designer and his ideas were phenomenal; the package layout with the dollars and everything was so professionally done. I knew everything that was going to go on, and they are just honest people.

When you want a project done by them they all arrive at your house (for a Project Management Walk-through) at one time, and they were done within 20 minutes with the meeting. I didn’t have to take a lot of days off and work around different schedules. They met at one time to get all the information they needed to start the project, to have a team come together and do a one-time meeting is super. The communication from the project manager was the piece that put so much together, it kept the whole project going. They did great work (Scott my designer, Justin my project manager, Matt my carpenter), and the craftsmanship was wonderful.

It was a wonderful project all around, everything was so well managed and professionally taken care of – what they say is what they do! I still smile every day when I walk into my kitchen. I will use Advance Design again in a heartbeat, and I would recommend them to anyone. I love my kitchen. Thank you for all your wonderful work!

Cyndy Drager

Glendale Heights Kitchen Renovation 2016

 

 

I went with Advance Design Studio, Ltd. because of their quality of work. My fears or concerns were about the cost and time-frame, but they were perfect on both. Josh, the project manager did a great job. The overall quality was great and better than I expected. It was an outstanding experience!

Larry & Laurie Gerlach

Palatine Baths Renovation 2016

 

 

Could not have been handled more professionally and the workmanship on the job was excellent. Tile, cabinets, and design could not be better. Great people and company to work with.

Our concerns about hiring a remodeling company were that we wondered about the cost, look, end product, timeframe, contractor, and designer. At Advance Design Studio, all were great! We are very happy with the design, process, value, product, and professional staff. They handled us professionally all the way through. We knew costs of each item and budget for the project. They were clear and up front with us, and worked with us on the design. Basically the whole process exceeded our expectations. Workmanship is probably the most important thing in a renovation project and we were so impressed with how professionally we were handled throughout the process. We really liked the people we worked with, especially DJ our project manager, and Claudia, our designer.

We would recommend Advance Design Studio, Ltd. to everyone. The people we worked with were great! We would certainly use them for any future remodeling. Thank you for our beautiful bathrooms.

Paul & Mindy Hoover

Schaumburg Baths & Powder Room Renovation 2016

 

 

Best contractor I’ve ever worked with!

Hired Advance Design multiple times for a variety of projects including a major room addition, a kitchen redesign/remodel, raising roof levels to make an attic usable, and a variety of smaller jobs that some firms might consider a nuisance.

Follow up and job supervision is exceptional and the work sites are cleaned up on a daily basis.

Greg Wilson

McHenry Handyman 2016
2nd Story Addition including new Master Bath 2011
Custom Home Addition including Kitchen, Bath
& Custom Lakeview Deck 2006

 

 

We chose this company because of an Initial recommendation from the Griffith’s. Then our meetings with Scott sold us on Advance Design Studio. Its hard to single anyone out since everything was great to excellent.

Tom & Julie Hart

West Dundee Master Bath 2016

 

 

We chose Advance Design Studio because of their professionalism, timeliness of response, and follow-through on their part. My fear was not sticking to the budget, but the project went according to plan. Our project was very fulfilling – exceeding all sorts of expectations. The craftsmanship, the professionalism of the workers and contractors exceeded expectations. The team under Josh did an exceptional job! Amir, Josh, Brent, Jeff – all fantastic! They were all a pleasure to be around and made it a non-stressful undertaking. They put a lot of heart into our project and it shows.

Jenna & Rob Otwell

Glenview 2nd Story Addition 2015

 

 

The entire team at Advance Design Studio was wonderful to work with. They made the entire process of our remodeling project as straightforward and seamless as possible. The finished results were as good or better than what they showed us in the conceptual drawings, which in turn were as good or better than what we described to them at the outset of the project. The scope and cost of any change orders was always clearly articulated and there were no unpleasant surprises.

Claudia designed my wife’s dream kitchen! It looks beautiful. Matt was great, 8:00 sharp every day and very respectful to my family and my house, he worked hard nonstop and cleaned up so that you wouldn’t know he was there. I was very happy with how clean Matt and the subs left the house at the end of each day. With 3 kids I was very worried about someone stepping on a stray nail or getting hurt. When some issues occurred with the cabinet vendor, Justin was able to keep the project moving with a minimal delay instead of a 3 week delay.

We bought our foreclosure with a vision of what it could be, ADS made that vision a reality! We have a beautiful kitchen and the transformation is incredible!

Chris & Sarah Haney

Hampshire Kitchen Renovation 2016

 

 

Advance Design Studio, Ltd did a great job from the start through the end of our project. We only had a general idea of what we wanted and a very loose idea of a budget. Our concerns were about staying on budget, respectful staff, and understanding our responsibility in the project. Advance Design personally met with us many times and addressed every concern or question we had. Their calm and informative nature made the decision easier for us. The staff at Advance helped us turn our ideas into actual design and didn’t break the bank in order to do it. They didn’t push higher cost items. Instead they gave us a fair idea of what everything would cost and discussed the benefits of higher priced items and allowed us to make the choices. It was actually quite enjoyable to work with our designer, Claudia, and see our vision turn into actual renderings. She was excellent and creative.

Once the job started the on-site staff worked hard daily and I felt they always made sure things were done correctly. Our project manager, DJ, was professional and hands on. He updated us daily on progress and what to expect the next day. I felt as if we had a very good grasp on what was happening and when it was happening. Mike, our lead carpenter, was very honest and hard working. Me and my wife also work during the day so the on-site staff was here alone and we trusted them to be respectful of our home and monitor what was happening with any sub-contractors. As with any project problems did arise, we worked with Advance Design’s staff to come up with solutions and execute them.

The finished product looks amazing, almost exactly like the renderings. Advance Design continues to service the punch list we made at final inspection and you can tell that they take pride in their work and hope that the effort results in future business. In a few years we might consider a kitchen remodel and Advance Design will certainly be one of our first calls.

Todd & Abby Rubin

Deerfield Master Suite Renovation 2016

 

 

I decided to partner with Advance Design Studio because of Claudia, the interior designer, and because they had a clear itemized budget. One of our biggest concerns was having someone pull the whole project together and Advance Design Studio was the only company that offered an interior designer as part of their services. I’d like to recognize Claudia, our designer, and Matt who did our cabinets for our kitchen. He installed them and did all the trim, and he was really good and really nice. The other person was the cabinet medic; he was really good at his job and does something that not many people know how to do.

Advance Design Studio exceeded my expectations with Claudia’s responsiveness to our design questions, the timeframe they adhered to, the quality of the cabinets, and the level of cleanliness of the worksite. We have a grand piano right next to the room that didn’t have a speck of dust on it.

Katherine & Jorge Brito

St. Charles Kitchen Renovation 2016

 

 

We decided to partner with Advance Design originally because of a recommendation by our community. Our first project, custom cabinets/counter tops for the laundry room, was done as a collaboration of ideas with Nicole and was executed so well by Justin. Our second project, drawers/shelving/rods for our master walk-in closet, went along as smoothly. Nicole helped with a design making the greatest use of space, and our install person (Jeff) was excellent. Both were so courteous, helpful, and did an excellent job.

Cindy Benson

Elgin Laundry Room Custom Cabinets/Counter tops
& Partial Master Closet 2016

 

 

The entire team at Advance Design Studio was wonderful to work with. They made the entire process of our remodeling project as straightforward and seamless as possible. The finished results were as good or better than what they showed us in the conceptual drawings, which in turn were as good or better than what we described to them at the outset of the project. The scope and cost of any change orders was always clearly articulated and there were no unpleasant surprises.

Mike & Stephanie Prask

Highland Park Kitchen Renovation 2016

 

 

We wanted a designer who listened to what we wanted and what we had envisioned. Scott was the only one we interviewed who provided this to us. That is the reason we chose Advance Design. Scott listened and designed what we wanted. He guided us through the decision process to make our ideas work. The budget was within our expectations. Scott met with us when we needed help selecting cabinets, knobs, windows, and granite.

Josh, the coordinator was excellent. He would text me daily of the schedules. Brent, the lead carpenter, coordinated everything on the site during the day, and he was exceptional. He was a perfectionist which we appreciated and he took pride in his work and left nothing undone. He cleaned every day before he left. As we saw minor problems, he fixed them immediately. This made the final punch list non-existent. Scott was fantastic leading us through the process. Jeff was patient and answered all questions – and was not even taken aback when the one ceiling fixture had to be taken down and then put up again because of a flaw in the fixture. The sub-contractors were top-of-the-line! Each did their job in a highly professional manner and cleaned up after as if they hadn’t even been there! The floor people were perfectionists. They made the new wood floor blend into the rest of the house’s wood floors to the point that they look as if they were all put in at the same time.

I already have recommended Advance Design to a friend! One neighbor knocked on my door because she saw the sign out front. We enjoyed coffee and discussion of the project in the new kitchen! All who have visited have raved about the new kitchen and how much it enhanced the house and floorplan. The kitchen actually looks like the design plans Scott created, even down to the placement of the flowers and coffeepot on the counters!

Richard & Nancy Fritz

Mount Prospect Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

Our project was quite extensive in that it included the tearing down of our original home in order to make way for a brand new home that was more suited to our growing family! We worked with the design team at Advance Design Studio to create not only the new exterior and home layout, but the designer kitchen, all the baths, the mudroom/laundry, and the finished basement. Advance’s team was instrumental in designing, building and managing the entire project from start to finish.

The factors that went into our decision to hire Advance Design Studio were the proposed cost, the professionalism, and the kindness and understanding of our needs by their staff. In hiring a company to work with, we were initially worried about the cost, the cooperation of the design team and the general contractor, the timeliness and efficiency. Advance surpassed our expectations in regards to efficiency, responsiveness, and their desire to support us especially when we were confronted with village inspector problems.

Todd and Christine were great to work with. Josh, our Project Manager was also good. The whole team has continued to exceed and surpass all of our expectations. We have continued to rely on them for some smaller projects since the completion of our home, as well as we continue to refer them to friends. If we build again in the future we will absolutely use them again.

Ben & Laurie Feinzimer

Deerfield Bonus Room 2016
Handyman 2015
Tear Down / Custom New Home including Master Suite,
Kitchen, Mud/Laundry Room, Baths & Basement 2012

 

 

I called Advance Design because of the positive reviews on Houzz. From that first phone call I placed to meeting with Scott, we had confidence that Advance was a good fit for us. As he took us through the design process we were further convinced that our project would be in good hands. We were concerned about project cost but Advance gave us a range after the design consultation. Also, we were concerned about whether we would be happy with what design ideas we were given but we were very pleased with what Scott suggested.

What exceeded our expectations, were the design concepts that we hadn’t considered, the respect and professionalism of everyone involved in the project, the quality of their work, and how quickly they handled the few glitches that came up. I would like to recognize Scott, Justin, Matt, Roy and sons, Dave, Bob, Jason, the painters and drywallers for their excellent service!

All in all, the entire process was smooth and the results outstanding. We could not be happier. We would definitely use Advance for a future project.

Lynn M.

Long Grove Baths Renovation 2015

 

 

We decided to choose Advance Design Studio for our projects (bath renovation), (deck & window replacement), (home addition including custom kitchen), because of their design process. We feel ADS listened to & understood our expectations. Scott was instrumental in developing plans that took into account our unique desires. Working with Scott from the beginning gave us confidence that our project would not be rushed into production until properly designed despite revisions during the planning phase. At first, we were afraid that the contractor would listen to our concept and then try to influence us in a direction which more closely represented his/her concept rather than listening to what we wanted. ADS actually listened to what we envisioned and then worked to meet and actually enhance our original concept.

Scott of course, provided excellent service. Justin’s finish carpentry skills are outstanding; we were very impressed with his work. Jon’s attitude, dedication, & professionalism while working on our deck during the winter cold was impressive and the finished product was not negatively impacted despite the conditions. Matt & Josh have also been a pleasure to work with. Josh was very good about answering and responding to our calls or getting back to us promptly when he couldn’t immediately take a call. We have actually enjoyed interacting with ADS crews & subs throughout our projects.

Although it is difficult to visualize the finished product during the concept, design, & construction phases, the results for our 3 projects came out better than we had anticipated. The vertical tile orientation in the kitchen continues to be admired by our guests as do the stone faced planters on our deck & the granite remnants used in our bath.

George & Nedda Zahn

Trout Valley Handyman 2016
Bath Renovation 2015
Deck Renovation & Window Replacement 2014
Home Addition including Custom Kitchen 2011

 

 

We chose Advance Design Studio again because we had previous experience with them, and they gave us great workmanship on our kitchen! They had constant presence during timeline, and were most always on job site every morning at set times.

Our main concern was being able to have a soaker tub with shower enclosure. It was not an easy task with the space and logistics of our old set up. Advance Design Studio addressed the issue and found a suitable solution.

Matt, our lead carpenter, has always exceeded our expectation in many aspects of our projects. He has great attention to detail and is very easy to discuss any issues.

Anitra Willis

Union Master Bath Renovation 2015
Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

We decided to partner with Advance Design Studio because of Scott Christensen, the designer. We first had fears and concerns of having a mess, an over run on time and costs. But the cost, timing, and materials exceeded every expectation we had. We can’t think of anything they could improve on, they are an exceptional company! The people who gave us excellent service were Scott, Jason, Matthew, Justin, Roy, and Demo guy from Belize (excellent electrician). All were so helpful!!!

Debra & Dale Sands

Deer Park Kitchen Renovation 2016

 

 

We chose Advance Design Studio because of their sales process, design studio, and referrals. We had met with some previous remodelers who just provided an off-the-cuff estimate and didn’t take the time to draw out the proposed basement layout, provide an itemized list of features, and didn’t have the design center accommodations that Advance Design Studio had which allowed us to feel more relaxed during the whole process.

DJ, our project manager, communicated with us clearly and always responded quickly. Jon was doing a lot of the carpentry work and was very helpful and communicated with us whenever we were at the house. Jon’s work was very well done and he was respectful of everyone in the house while he was doing his work.

The communication from the Advance Design staff exceeded our expectations. Everything from sales, to project management, to even billing was clear and responses were always quick.

Kyle & Danielle Ballard

Elgin Basement Renovation 2016

 

 

Advance Design Studio is a top notch remodeling company. We chose them because of their customer service and the ability to work with a designer and project manager. We contracted them to do an addition and complete remodel of our kitchen. Scott our designer never pushed us in a more expensive direction. He listened to our ideas and helped create the perfect kitchen for our budget; we couldn’t be happier. As the project continued on and things were running smoothly we had them basically update every room in our house. They have a great staff that makes every part of the experience go smoothly. The one thing that made this project go smoothly was that we knew Advance was going to always do what they said and follow through. We never had a doubt about them not doing something.

We have enjoyed working with every member of Advance. Josh was very present during the whole experience. He was always available to talk with, made the experience go smoothly, was great with the sub contractors, always made sure we were happy, has a great eye for detail and cares about the work that is being done. Brent and Jeff were in and out of our house for about 9 weeks. They were always respectful. They both do exceptional work and take pride in their work. They also made this experience pleasant. They were easy to talk to and always explained what they were doing and why it was being done. Brent also has a great level of detail and also the ability to manage things when Josh was not around with us and sub contractors. They are both easy to talk to and work with.

Advance Design was timely and provided a great schedule during the whole process. We were very happy that even with the change orders, the project was done on time. The quality of work is beautiful and filled with great pride.

Jim & Clarissa Pawlikowski

Hoffman Estates Addition, Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2016

 

 

I was referred to Advance Design Studio by a friend who had recently used them for a home project. From the first meeting with Todd, we felt very comfortable with him. Ultimately, our decision was based on trust, quality and value.

We wanted the project to reflect our vision. One construction company that we met with seemed resistant to our ideas for the porch and tried to influence us in a completely different direction. That was certainly not the case with Advance Design Studio – they were interested in what we wanted and took the time to make sure we were happy with the design. Time and again, they took the initiative to understand what we wanted and offered helpful ideas and options that complimented our vision for the project. In addition, the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail was outstanding! The craftsman who worked on our porch did so as if it was his very own. We always felt like we were in good hands and that he always had our best interest in mind.

Mike provided exceptional service! His amazing attention to detail for the porch railings, floor, and ceiling was fantastic! We felt like he really took pride in his work and wanted us to be happy with the result! We were blessed that he was onsite almost on a daily basis once the carpentry work began. Also, Todd, DJ, Jon, Amir, and John the architect — to name a few — were a pleasure to work with! Advance Design Studio has really put together a high-quality team!

We are extraordinarily pleased with how Advance Design Studio captured our vision for our dream porch and turned it into a reality. Every step of the process was handled professionally, and we always felt well-informed. The entire staff was very friendly and professional. Their highly-skilled craftsmen took great care to understand our expectations and consistently exceeded them. The entire team at Advance Design Studio was a joy to work with, and we highly recommend them for your next project!

Jon & Jennifer Gomoll

Campton Hills Porch Renovation 2015

 

 

We chose Advance Design Studio because the suggestions and color computer designs were very helpful in finalizing our decision to work with them. The efficiency of the project manager, DJ, definitely exceeded my expectations. He communicated with me regularly to check the status, gave me updates, and answered any of my questions.

Scott was the first person we met and made our final decision firm to work with Advance Design Studio – he knew how to customize our thoughts into concrete examples of what makes sense and beauty. DJ was also excellent – as mentioned above – as well as Jon – who was very helpful and efficient. We will certainly consider Advance Design Studio for any further work that we would like to do.

Dan & Gilia Kruss

Deerfield Master Bath Renovation 2016

 

 

The factors that went into our decision of working with Advance Design Studio was the reputation of their work from reviews and friends that had used them was priority. Another factor that helped in our decision was the dedication and passion that Todd and Christine have for their company and interests they take in the client’s individual projects.

Advance Design Studio, Ltd. really delivered a great kitchen “on steroids” for us. What started as just a kitchen project for us quickly grew to be our entire first floor (by our own ideas of course). The ADS Field Project Team worked with us daily to make sure everything we wanted done was worked into the project. The performance of the Field Project Team was exceptional. These were a group of individuals we had never met before that we’re going to be coming into our home. From day 1 they were very courteous, friendly and professional in what they did. This made the stress of living through the process “doable” and pain-free. Justin and his team were stellar throughout the process. They were courteous, professional and truly became “part of the family” while they were here. He (Justin) provided many corrective actions to issues that came up during construction, really minimizing any stress to us. Flexible and adaptable to all of our ideas, they were really a pleasure to have in our home and work with us every day. The end result was great and we would certainly recommend Advance Design Studio as well as use them again for our next project (which is already brewing in our heads).

Jim & Julie Bjerregaard-Dionne

Barrington Kitchen & 1st Floor Renovation 2016

 

 

Advance Design Studio was the best fit for our project – closet addition. ADS worked within our parameters, as we were doing some of the work ourselves. Very knowledgeable of what was needed to make design happen. Todd’s design turned out awesome.

I just wanted to thank you folks for the great work, and the two gentlemen that completed the work were outstanding, very cordial, worked very well, cooperative to work with us as a customer, and very respectful of our home. I have to most recognize Jon, as he did majority of the work, and for a young individual, he has very good work ethics, and completed the job in a timely manner, with completion very much within our satisfaction. And DJ, the project manager was also very good to work with. It seems that this younger generation does not typically have the knowledge and ambition to do good within the business world, so I like to recognize those that are showing the ability and desire to perform.

We would definitely consider Advance Design Studio again if needed. They are reliable, professional, and knowledgeable.

Richard & Pat Ruckh

Wheaton Garage & Closet Addition 2015

 

 

We chose Advance Design Studio because they helped in choosing materials we needed and we had a personal recommendation from friends. Brent was excellent – not only did he do great carpentry, he was really helpful at managing the project and subs. Josh worked hard and stayed late when necessary. The cleanliness on the jobsite and the professionalism of both Advance employees and subs exceeded our expectations.

Chris & Sofia Salituro

Arlington Heights Basement Renovation 2015

 

 

We chose to partner with Advance Design Studio because they were a design build company. Hiring a “design-build” company was very important to us as this reduced the need for us to oversee the various faculties (architecture, design, product selection, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc) trades on the job. They responded to our questions very promptly and demonstrated excellent quality of workmanship. Everyone we had contact with was excellent to work with, However, would like to recognize Matt Ferrara for his exceptional skills, problem solving, patience in listening to us on a daily basis, and service on the job – not to forget his really cool selection of music! Due to the magnitude of the project, we were concerned about finishing it on time, staying on budget, and the design. Advance Design Studio stayed on target and did a great job with it all! in closing, we would also like to note that following project completion, they offered us a 2-year warranty on all their work, products installed and even the third-party appliances that they had installed as part of the project. We very highly recommend them for a project.

Sarosh & Kamal Saher

Elgin Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

Advance Design is thoroughly upfront in researching and identifying any “hidden issues”. Our comprehensive proposal was detailed and accurate. The 3D, color renderings of the design were helpful to ensure our vision was understood. The designer funneled down the overwhelming options for us and really listened to what we wanted. Scott Christensen is observant and talented and knowledgeable! Just efficiently got us through so many decisions, and could answer questions and offer multiple solutions. The project management was excellent; Josh Fay is a very solid project manager. I never doubted he knew exactly what was going on, or that he was addressing ever-shifting components in a timely, and smart manner. He was always professional and constructive with his team.

Brent is a magician! He can accurately build anything and give off a zen vibe doing it. Mad skills on all the crew. Amir is SO conscientious and hard working. He was helpful and reassuring when I was pretty ill prepared for the demolition. Jeff too was a part of the early explosion of mess and chaos, and came at the end for all sorts of follow ups in wrapping up the project. Always timely and considerate and knowledge-able with a smile. Bob the plumber and his excellent team. The electrician was great. The tile guys were amazing.

The entire team from Scott, Todd, Josh and all the tradesmen, always seemed knowledgeable and willing to explain everything – often siting comparative examples from other jobs, or citing the consequences of going another direction. It’s great to be told “best practice” on something, and offered multiple suggestions, and then given some patience to make the decision. Again, you have found the best of the best. The plumbing team had a disaster to work with and did so with thorough explanation and courteous patience (closets needed emptying due to plumbing running behind them etc.). I enjoyed the crews interactions as friendly and team-oriented. We had minor glitches come up but all were addressed efficiently, without questioning us, and handled professionally. The crew was courteous, patient, knowledgeable, skilled and professional. (We kinda miss having them around.) Our new kitchen, powder room and family room layout offers smarter use of our space, and we didn’t move exterior walls.

Overall the project was well-maintained for how much demolition occurred. If I ever did request something, it was addresses immediately. Everyone went above and beyond to accommodate our house of too much stuff and newness to a project like this. The remodel is beautiful and couldn’t have gone better. We plan to use Advance Design in the future.

Mike & Susan Weber

Arlington Heights Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

We were interested in remodeling our kitchen since the old one lacked space and needed an update. We felt that incorporating white, ceiling high cabinetry would help give the area a more open feeling. Our designer also had the idea of expanding the room by relocating the exterior wall 4′ back onto our deck. Four feet may not seem like much, but it made a significant difference in the flow of the space. Our new kitchen works great for entertaining and we love the way it turned out! The Advance Design team did an amazing job……any unforeseen problems were handled quite professionally. We’ve already recommended them to some of our friends.

Donna & Joe Tassi

Deer Park Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

I had been unhappy with my kitchen for several years. We moved into our house approx 10 yrs ago. The more I cooked and baked the more I realized it just did not work. It was a U shape with another part along the open part of the U. There were several major problems. 1) I only had small areas of counter top to work on. 2) when the appliances (oven, dishwasher, refrigerator) doors were opened it completely closed off the work area from the rest of the kitchen.

I started the process by interviewing 5 companies. After explaining the above and that I wanted a long work area – 7-9ft. I also wanted to put the double oven in the corner. Also initially I did not want an island. There were only 2 companies whose representative said “ok”. The other companies either gave me drawings with the same floor plan I had and hated, or told me that it would make his job a lot easier if I would agree to an island! I did decide that I wanted and island but instead of the wall of cabinets behind it being 24″ deep we went with 12″ deep.

When it came down to deciding between Nicole with Advance Design Studio and the other company I thought it would be a very hard decision to make. Turned out it was very easy. The other company came in at just over 50% over my maximum budget! Nicole was at the top end but I had added upgrades I had not planned on putting in. We also were going to be gone for 3 weeks starting 4 days after the start of the demolition. I felt very comfortable with everyone who worked on our kitchen and had no qualms about leaving during the construction.

Everyone I had contact with was professional and friendly. They also responded to all of my questions. I quit sending emails on weekends because they would be responded to within and hour or so and I am a strong believer in people not doing work when they are not at work. Every so often my husband would ask “what about…?). It had already been addressed. I admit there was one major glitch. We had decided to put our very large French door refrigerator in the corner (instead of the oven). When they brought in the counter tops the upper doors of the refrigerator could not be opened without it being pulled out several extra inches. When Justin realized this, his first response was “We have to make this right by you”. And they did! Two business days later they had something to raise the refrigerator and inch or so. I think it is important to know this because everyone I know that has remodeled said that something went wrong and the way the company reacts makes all of the difference.

Long story short – they completed the project on time, on budget and I LOVE my new kitchen! As I have been using it over the past 4 mos, I have been impressed and surprised at the way it came together and how well it works. Not only does it work well but everyone who has seen it comments that it looks like a show kitchen!

Dave & Marj Hanson

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

It’s a pleasure to work with Advance Design Studio! They always provide great detail to their projects. Their team of designers are fantastic to work with and they are always current with the newest trends available, such as radiant heated floors. You can be sure that your project is as handled from beginning to end with incredible professionalism and craftsmanship.

WarmlyYours Radiant Heating, Colleague

Blog: 6 Benefits of Radiant Heat / warmlyyours.com

 

 

Of all the people we had come and give us quotes for our project, ADS/Scott, was the only one who came in with an idea right off the bat for what we could do. His knowledge of design and code was evident from the start. His presentation of what we could expect if we worked with ADS was clear and concise and gave me a great deal of confidence in how the project would be handled. His quote was well thought out, organized and offered options based on our budget.

I was worried about the project budget changing as we went through the process, but they did a good job managing the situation and minimized change orders as much as possible.

Scott, Justin, Matt and Jason were great! Very friendly, personable, responsible and trustworthy. Advance Design definitely met and exceeded our expectations. Remodeling is a very challenging process to endure, but ADS minimized discomfort and inconvenience as much as possible and kept on schedule. The end result was well worth the investment in time and money.

Tom & Michelle Stien

Algonquin Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

After meeting with the various people who we would be working with, Owners, Designer, Project Manager and various sub-contractors, we felt comfortable trusting our project to Advance Design Studio, Ltd. There are a number of people who we would like to express our appreciation to for their excellent service. Nicole, Justin, Jason, Brent, Matt and Jon, thank you for all you did to create and build our beautiful kitchen and first floor renovation. We also want to thank the men who installed and stained our hardwood floors, the men who installed our tile floors and the beautiful back splash in our kitchen and all the guys who painted our walls and staircase. Every one of you did a beautiful job and we greatly appreciate it.

We were very pleased with all aspects of our remodeling project and would highly recommend Advance Design Studio to anyone looking for a very professional and trustworthy company to do work in their home. Very skilled craftsmen who took great pride in their work.

Mike & Jane Frey

Arlington Heights Kitchen, Powder Room & Laundry Room Renovation 2015

 

 

Todd and his team more than met all of our remodeling needs and visions. With minimal disruption to our daily lives they succeeded in transforming spaces inside our home and out. Our inspector commented that it was some of the best work he’s ever seen, throughout our project. And, they were able to take some of my own creative ideas and make them a reality.

Karen & Jim Kruger

Sleepy Hollow Garage Addition 2015
Fireplace Renovation 2015

 

 

Todd Jurs and his team at Advance Design Studio did an outstanding job meeting my needs. They built us a beautiful 3-season room. Everyone involved was great. Todd Jurs, my salesperson, was excellent; he was extremely helpful. Our main builder, DJ, did the majority of work; he is quite the craftsman. He did everything possible to rectify any problems we had during the project. Josh Fay, our project manager, was excellent. The final look of the project was outstanding. We could not be happier with the overall look and finished result. I have already recommended Advance Design Studio to my friends.

Bill & Jackie Fox

Gilberts 3-Season’s Room Renovation 2015

 

 

We liked our designer Nicole, and felt she would work well with us. Both Nicole and Justin were great to work with. Nicole was patient with us at the onset of the project when we couldn’t decide on cabinets and really made great suggestions. Matt was super and showed great attention to detail with all the cabinetry work. I also thought the tile guy did a great job. It was important to us that Advance broke all costs down so we could see exactly where our budget dollars were being spent. We were comfortable that there weren’t going to be any unexpected or surprise costs down the road.

We were extremely happy with the attention to detail that my project was given. The work was great quality. All of our questions were answered promptly and everyone was very professional.

George & Mary Maldonado

Cary Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

We chose Advance Design because of Scott’s professionalism, his design ideas, and the fact that ADS is a one stop shop. We were impressed with the original drawings and ideas, but then when we were able to pick out the materials with Scott’s guidance, the end result was simply magical. Scott was very sensitive to our budget. He guided us toward materials that were within our budget yet very stylish. Each one of the sub-contractors were courteous, professional and social. The workmanship exceeded our expectations. We are extremely happy with the product as well as the process!

Mike & Laura Scarry

Deerfield Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

We chose Advance Design because they did a ton of upfront work before we even committed to a project. Adhering to the project schedule so that we could get back to using our kitchen was key. We have heard and seen horror stories of half-done kitchens. There were lingering small items but the fact that we were able to enjoy the kitchen after 10-12 weeks was great considering the whole kitchen and first floor of our house was gutted.

Ed & Christina Kaszubowski

Mount Prospect Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

Advance Design is an incredible business to work with. Their attention to our needs and the details of the kitchen remodel were outstanding. The designer and the installation crew were professional and incredibly skilled. The outcome was a kitchen we love that was done on time and is a show piece in our home. I would give them my highest endorsement and would recommend them to any of my friends.

David Hatcher

West Dundee Kitchen Renovation 2014

 

 

This project was five years in the making. It took five years for us to gather what we wanted and make a decision on what company we wanted to go with. When we initially met with Scott we were impressed with his expertise and knowledge. I, of course, did research, checked out their references and I weighed in the information from the other companies that I had talked with previously and there was no other choice but to go with Advance Design Studio.

Advance Design exceeded every expectation that we had. My kitchen is very beautiful and we are very happy. From the moment we met our Advance Design Studio designer Scott Christensen, until the final completion of our dream kitchen and laundry room that our project manager Justin Davis over saw, with finite attention to detail our experience with Advance Design Studio far exceeded our expectations. They brought our ideas into realization through skilled craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer service that should become a benchmark for all companies. Christine and Todd Jurs have built Advance Design Studio on a foundation of integrity, honesty, and superior attention to customer satisfaction. We could not be more pleased and we highly recommend Advance Design Studio as a company that can fulfill your dreams.

Ruth & Bud Kane

Elgin Kitchen & Laundry Room Renovation 2015

 

 

Seldom have I experienced a project, large or small, completed without any glitches or misunderstandings between client and contractor. With Advance Design Studio everything went smoothly and the coordination of various trades was exceptional. The quality of work performed was faultless.

Juris & Aina Pulins

Union Bath Renovation 2015

 

 

We were very pleased with all aspects of our kitchen from start to finish. The projected timeline was followed as closely as possible and we did end up finishing when originally anticipated. We had a good idea of what we wanted in a kitchen and how much we could spend. Advance Design met our needs/wants by creating a beautiful kitchen that we wanted and now love, all within our budget. Initially it takes time to pick out everything and create the vision of what you want. However, Scott made it easy and he was very helpful and understanding when creating the look we wanted. The young man who did the detail work on our cabinets (Matt) was so friendly, and did a beautiful job with the finishing work. The plumber was also very kind and came back to fix a problem in a timely manner, a really nice man.

They were very reliable and communicated any days that a change might occur. Advance Design completed our project in the anticipated time frame. It was pretty painless! They always responded to our questions and concerns in a timely manner. Thanks so much for our beautiful kitchen! We will be recommending your company to friends looking for remodeling companies.

Sam & Jane Bass

Batavia Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

Advance Design has been the firm that we have worked with for almost 20 years. Their work is excellent and they have worked hard to ensure that our projects have been completed on time, on budget and that we are completely happy with the results. ADS will continue to be the firm we go to on future renovations.

Dave & Linda Zasada

Barrington Patio Landscaping 2015
Kitchen Renovation 2012
Custom Gazebo/Deck 2009
Baths Renovation 2006

 

 

We had Advance Design install a direct vent fireplace with natural stone surround, mantel, and bookcases/ cabinets on the sides. It was the first time I had ever done a remodeling job of this nature and was happy with the way Todd walked us through the whole process from estimate to final payment. Todd always let me know what time the service providers would be coming and came to introduce each one of them before they began their work. Each individual on the service team acted professionally and gave me no cause for concern, and our project was finished according to the projected cost estimate and the projected time frame of approximately one week. When there were little design concerns or tweaks to be made along the way, Todd was quick to take care of them.

Aspects of this company that I found unique among others were that (1) they were able to begin our project much sooner than others, (2) they offered computerized drawings of the project to help us visualize it and know we were on the same page, and (3) they were always quick to respond to our calls and emails. We can highly recommend them!

Kristi Jezek

Elgin Fireplace Renovation 2015

 

 

Everything exceeded our expectations from start to finish. The entire project team did an excellent job, especially Todd, Nicole, Matt, and Justin.

Quinn & Paige Heiden

Barrington Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

We hired Advance Design to remodel the house my husband’s grandfather built in 1946. By remodel, I mean we had them tear the house down to the studs and rebuild to get our home up to code. Every employee we encountered at Advance Design was knowledgeable and really seemed to care about us and our project. The designers even walked around the neighborhood to help us get ideas for the exterior style of the house. We were never rushed in our decision making process and I feel that the people we worked with were extremely professional and helpful. As is to be expected with a project this large, there were some bumps in the road. Despite the small difficulties, Advance Design came through. Anything that was not “right” was fixed and they kept open communication with us. We liked working with Advance Design so much, we even had them come back and do additional projects after we had lived at our house for a few years. Not only do I recommend Advance Design, I would absolutely use them again.

Jennifer & Paul Carstensen

Barrington Whole House Renovation 2012

 

 

I want to single out 2 of your team. Nicole was brilliant. I depended fully on many aspects of this project for advice from a professional and she was great. She knows this business and if I had a question she wasn’t qualified to answer, she researched it and found the information I needed to make a decision. I also want to give compliments to Matt. His carpentry skills were terrific and I was impressed on his ability to solve challenges and problems. Todd and Christine, people are what make a company. Hang on and compensate these 2. Retaining good employees is a worthwhile investment.

Eric Smith & Keri Zaleski

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2015

 

 

We are completely satisfied with our recent bathroom remodeling project. The Advance staff were extremely helpful providing suggestions for the redesign of the bathroom. In addition, their communications during the project were excellent. We always knew what was happening on a given day.

Herm & Barb Lefevre

Glenview Bath Renovation 2015

 

 

We completed an addition/major renovation of our first and second floors including a new kitchen, powder room, mud room, 2nd bath and master suite. Christine and Todd provided exceptional service. We were only 4% over budget, 1% related to unforeseen expenses, and 3% related to additions we wanted to make during the renovation. Every concern, be it minor or major was immediately addressed and resolved. The entire crew was kind, friendly, responsive and clean! We have heard nightmare stories from friend’s experiences related to their contractors related to long delays, grossly added expenses and crew not showing up for days. Without exception, the Advance Design crew was at our house EVERY day and they finished within 1 month of our completion date (related to unforeseen weather). It was so very helpful to have both Christine and Todd guide us through this process including edits to the architect plans and design advice. We are thrilled with our major home renovation and have had Advance Design out for 2 other minor projects since that time.

We have highly recommended Advance Design to our friends and family. Our kitchen is amazing! It is the central focus of our home and our family. It is big, tremendously functional as well as warm and inviting. As I mentioned earlier, Advance Design was not our lowest bid. However, we chose them because of the level of detail in their bid, the drawings of our completed home and the trust we felt with Christine and Todd. We also called some of their previous clients and they had a reputation of being on budget, completing on time and being responsive.

Teri & Paul Campbell

Arlington Heights Home Addition, Master Suite, Kitchen, Mud Room,
Powder Room & Bath Renovation 2012

 

 

Todd and Christine did a fabulous job for us. As a matter of fact, they completed an unfinished lower level at our first house and it was stunning, especially the fireplace and bar.

When we moved to our second house, which had an unfinished lower level as well, we wanted to work with them on design, etc.

They are great partners and we have been very satisfied with them. Good work and good people!

Allen & Claudia Jakes

Lake in the Hills Handyman 2009
Basement Renovation 2006

 

 

The first time I hired Advance Design was to build out a new front porch. Their work was flawless, everyone was professional and reliable, and they stuck to the budget and timeline. When it was time to gut our first floor, put in a kitchen, mudroom, and powder room, they were the first call I made. Our house has an odd layout, but their design team was able to create a gorgeous kitchen and flow throughout the first floor. Again they stuck to the timeline and budget, but most importantly I have the kitchen of my dreams.

I refer people to Advance Design regularly; often people admire the work they’ve already done at my home. I’ve used other companies in the past which always resulted in frustration and sometimes in shoddy workmanship. When I refer friends I tell them that Advance Design will not be the least expensive bid, but that you get what you pay for. Their work is quality, their people are easy to work with, there aren’t hidden costs, and they stick to the timeline. What more could you ask for?

John & Julie Inskeep

Arlington Heights Garage Exterior 2014
Kitchen Renovation 2013
Exterior Renovation 2012

 

 

Advance Design was a great company to work with; we had a great experience with everyone we worked with. They did a great job on our addition. We met with four different contractors initially, and Advance Design was the most informative and professional out of all of them. We felt most comfortable with them.

Chris & Cathy Stathopoulos

West Chicago Master Suite Addition 2015

 

 

Brent was really great, very thorough and communicative; always letting me know what was coming next. The staff and designers were really a great team and very helpful. Everyone was very nice and friendly and great with our kids and pets!

Kitchen is fantastic! Love the island…Love the under cabinet lighting that Scott recommended.

Jeff & Vanessa Fjeldheim

Deerfield Addition, Kitchen, Powder Room, Bath, Master Suite
& Laundry Room Renovation 2014

 

 

If you are looking for an honest, reliable, and exceptional contractor then look no further than Todd Jurs of Advance Design. He is hands on from beginning to the end of your project. Todd has surrounded himself with an extremely talented team of professionals! His subcontractors are great too! We have used Todd many years ago and didn’t even bother to get another quote when we moved back to the area and wanted to finish our basement! Our new space is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier!

Chuck & Joanne Egasti

Geneva Handyman 2015
Basement Renovation 2014
Basement Renovation 1995

 

 

Friendly, professional firm. Good vision for design. Not inexpensive but wary of costs and the client’s budget. Overall, hired good subs. Completed the project early. We have (and would) recommend Advance Design to others.

Harry Himelman

Arlington Heights Whole House Renovation including Exterior, Kitchens & Baths 2006

 

 

Overall, we love our new kitchen. We were impressed with the level of professionalism from every Advance Design employee we worked with.

Cindie & Nate Miller

Geneva Kitchen Renovation 2014

 

 

The best part of Advance Design were the people without a doubt. Nicole was wonderful with all her help in picking out appliances for us and helping me choose cabinet hardware, etc. Both Todd and Nicole made suggestions concerning our counter tops and back splash that were excellent.

The various workmen that Advance Design has on staff or contracts out were above and beyond our expectations. Jeff, Amir, and Josh from Advance Design were not only extremely professional and competent; they were considerate of our family and often asked how everyone was doing. Dave did our electrical work and was equally wonderful.

Everyone who walks into our home comments on how lovely our new kitchen looks. Even people that have never been in our home tell us what a great kitchen we have! I will certainly recommend Advance Design to anyone interested in upgrading their home.

Art & Gayle Dannenberg

McHenry Kitchen Renovation 2014

 

 

Advance Design Studio helped me to design and remodel the kitchen and bathrooms in a 50 year old house I had recently purchased. There was extensive remodeling including totally gutting the kitchen and bathroom down to the studs, moving interior walls, making new patio door openings to the outside and replaced all the home’s windows.

The design team was first rate and as a single man needed a lot of help coordinating colors and choosing cabinets. I couldn’t have been happier with the service, workmanship, and smiling personalities.

Guido Girolami

Arlington Heights Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2010

 

 

My husband and I have used Advance Design on a few different occasions. We first used them to finish our basement. They were very prompt in meeting with us to discuss design. The quote they gave us which included labor and materials, was very reasonable compared to other companies we considered. One of our initial concerns was having the work completed within the estimated timeline. We have heard horror stories about other companies who have laborers that don’t show or many issues that arise to halt the project. Advance design completed our project within our expectations! The project manager was in constant contact with us and made sure that everything was being completed on time with quality. Todd Jurs, the owner, even came by on different occasions to make sure things were being done to our standards and to get our feedback. We couldn’t be any happier with the results.

We have also used Advance Design’s handyman services for a roof repair. During a rainstorm, my son’s ceiling began leaking terribly. I contacted Advance Design and they had a handyman out to us that day! I had contacted roofing companies that were either busy or didn’t return my calls. I am happy to say that the handyman was able to repair our roof that day to prevent any further damage.

My husband and I will continue to use Advance Design for our home improvement needs. We will happily recommend them to anyone!

Todd & Bari Smith

South Elgin Handyman 2016
Basement Renovation 2012

 

 

We had our whole main floor completed, with the main focus being the kitchen. We had new lighting and hardwood floors installed throughout. During the entire process we were kept up to speed on the progress and provided great options. When we did have concerns, we feel they were taken seriously and worked out quickly.

Mike & Casey Wehrli

Cary Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

Many years ago we had our kitchen, first floor office and family room gutted, as well as the basement finished all by Advance Design. They did a fantastic job! To this day we continue to receive compliments, especially on our kitchen and first floor laundry room.

The team was kind, listened to all of our concerns, even the little day to day ones. The workers always cleaned up at the end of the day, and it was a joy to walk in and see all that they accomplished.

At the same time we did our renovation my good friend did her kitchen as well. She was her own general contractor. Even though she searched all the sales, all of our appliances, cabinets…all came out about the same price. The only difference was I had a team of professionals and she had to do all the work herself, which was very tiring on her patience.

One of the things Advance Design did that I liked the most was give a low, middle and high cost option. It was easy to review, and figure out together what we should put more money into. They were always supportive of our design ideas, but when I asked for their opinion they shared, never pushed.

You know how on the renovation shows people cry? I had that moment after our entire first floor of hardwood was refinished. It was a tough job, with extensive patching, due to the removal of a wall. I walked in the front door and burst into tears. It was so beautiful. The re-finisher was standing there wondering what was going on with this homeowner crying, and I had to keep saying, “Beautiful. Beautiful.” (All of the contractors they hired out were that good.)

I’ve told many friends, “Hire them.”

Jill & Don Gross

Roselle Basement, Kitchen, Family Room, Office &
Laundry Room Renovation 2005

 

 

Advance Design Studio, Ltd. turned my run down kitchen into a beautiful masterpiece. Their initial process is more involved than other remodeling firms, but I found it refreshing. Like most people, this was a big investment for me and knowing the details of the process was extremely important and helpful when making decisions. They worked with me to create my dream kitchen within my budget. From my initial meeting, to design, to installation, my experience with the office staff and carpenters was both pleasant and professional. The experience was so positive that I ended up working for them a year later.

Jennifer Brennan

Marengo Kitchen Renovation 2006

 

 

I really love my kitchen. I like the double oven, large sink, light fixture, pull out (double) trash can. I especially LOVE the counter depth fridge and the beverage fridge.

Everyone was a pleasure to work with. I would say that Nicole was great to work with. She had some great ideas and didn’t make me feel bad when I changed a few things around. Also, Josh was very nice and easy to talk to. He did a great job of communicating expectations (i.e. time of arrival, days certain things would be done, etc).

JR & Lisa Lang

Gilberts Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

Needing a “senior friendly” shower, we had Todd and Christine, and their design team, design and revise our existing bathroom space to make it so. They asked specific and pertinent questions right from the start to ensure their understanding of our needs and expectations, and the finished product hit the nail right on the hand! The tile work is exceptional…first class in beauty and function, and leaves absolutely nothing left to be desired. The extra large glass door shower is the high end quality and gives the “ritz” look and feeling. All work was done in a timely manner and right on budget with no cost surprises. Workmanship in all phases of construction was absolute first rate and the workman were polite and clean working throughout the process. No dust was allowed to gather and all debris was promptly carried away.

We highly recommend Advance Design Studio for their turnkey remodeling operation. We’re very grateful for their expertise in design, construction, quality and professional operation.

Ralph & Judy Bounds

Huntley Master Bath Renovation 2013
Custom Deck 2007
Basement Renovation 2005

 

 

Advance Design completely remodeled our kitchen and family room, including taking out a wall that separated the family room and kitchen and putting in a bar. They were great, on time, within budget, and excellent quality. We recently sold our home and the key to the sale as stated by the buyers and other interested purchasers was the great kitchen and family room that was remodeled by Advance Design.

Larry & Wendy Goldman

Palatine Kitchen & Family Room Renovation 2004

 

 

We were looking for the best professionals to do a whole house remodel and addition on our waterfront home. We did it the old school way…we talked to a lot of people and kept hearing wonderful things about Advance Design. Their bid wasn’t too high or too low. It was just right. More importantly, in our opinion, their ability to solve unexpected problems (every remodel has some) in creative, cost-effective ways was unmatched! And they stand behind their work.
They are honest, ethical, creative, reliable, and a pleasure to work with. After their remodel, our home was even better than I could have dreamed.

David & Patricia Wojdyla

Barrington Kitchen Renovation & Addition 2007

 

 

We hired Advance Design Studio to finish our basement and to build custom cabinets in our upstairs Great Room. In both cases, they provided terrific ideas and suggestions that we would never have thought about. They stayed on schedule, and completed on budget. They always were sensitive to keeping their work areas clean as well as removing their shoes when needed, which was really appreciated. We are well satisfied with the final product and there is no doubt, we would hire them again in an instant.

Larry & Barbara Keen

Lake in the Hills Basement Renovation 1993

 

 

We don’t know how to begin! We had our first experience with Advance Design Studio almost 19 years ago when Todd built our house. Since then Advance Design has added a sunroom and third car garage to our home, as well as repair some water damage we had from our roof. Everyone is always professional, respectful and thorough. Todd’s calm personality eased any anxiety we might be having through all the building or repairs. We never felt nickled and dimed to death and any extras that we incurred were only due to suggestions or options that came up along the way. We can’t say enough about their entire company and recommend them every chance we get.

Tom & Jill Yucius

East Dundee Handyman 2012
Home Addition 2007
Custom Home 1997

 

 

Advance Design provided our home with a completely new Master Bath, gutting the entire room and redoing it from scratch. They also converted a half bath to a makeup/dressing room. We also had them install a new quartz countertop in the kitchen and utility bath. All was done to our complete satisfaction at a fair price. All the personal were very professional and accommodating.

Ken & Laura Schramer

Barrington Baths Renovation 2012

 

 

Advance Design completely redid our kitchen, family room and made an unused room into a library. The design staff was very creative and very respectful of our wishes and desires. The construction crew was excellent. They gave us a day by day schedule at the beginning of the project and adhered to it although we got weary with the project at the end they were so kind to us. They cleaned up at the end of every day and did all they could to keep the dust under control. The finished project was amazing. We are very happy.

Bonnie Bremer

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation & Custom Library 2014

 

 

The craftsmen on this project were not only professional; the work they did was superior. They were meticulous and made sure everything was cleaned up when they were done each day. Advance Design Studio was an excellent company to work with for our sunroom addition. Todd and his crew were professional on all levels making our experience very positive. If, in the future, we plan for any additional work on our house Advance Design would be our first choice.

Jerry & Jennie Bebber

Fox River Grove Sunroom Addition 2014

 

 

I talked to several contractors over the course of a few years to finish my basement. I was never confident enough in any of them to go through with it. I consider myself lucky to have found Advance Design. They were all you could hope for in a construction company. I have my dream basement — at a reasonable cost — and I know I wouldn’t have anything like it if I hadn’t found them.
They really don’t have any big deficiencies. I called for a few referrals before I hired them and I asked the same question; someone told me they couldn’t think of anything that could be improved and I didn’t believe them, but I’m a believer now.

Dean & Holly Deckard

Carpentersville Basement Renovation 2014

 

 

Our experience with Advance Design and our kitchen remodel was excellent. I highly recommend Advance Design and consider myself very lucky to have such a high quality company in my local area. The price was fair, and the warranty for the project was good. We really liked how the costs were itemized – both materials and labor. Another company that we had looked at only gave us a final price without any break down of materials and labor. I also loved how we were presented with two levels of materials and were able to “mix and match” from the two columns.

Our designer Nicole was a saint – always so patient as we struggled with choosing cabinet finishes. She was very quick to respond to all of my questions and was so helpful in helping us to select our finishes for the kitchen. We love the design of our kitchen and the quality of materials that went into the remodel. Advance was so flexible. They allowed us to do the cabinet and soffit remodel. Our project manager was Justin. He kept us posted on who was coming each day and kept the whole remodel moving on schedule. Brent installed the cabinets and is so meticulous. You just can’t ask for a better carpenter/installer. He and Matt did a lot of the finishing details. Both are so polite and want to make you 100% satisfied with your remodel. Again, you can’t ask for a better group of workers.

Our place was cleaned every day at the end of the work day and they made the whole remodeling process quite painless. Any problems that we ran into along the way were solved quickly and to our satisfaction. Advance Design says that they want their customers to be 100% satisfied and they really do mean it. I now have a dream kitchen that came in on budget and I highly recommend Advance Design to anyone who is considering work on their home.

Jack & Barb Wise

Hampshire Kitchen Renovation 2014

 

 

Our home would not be the same without the work of Advance Design. When I think about the 13 years we’ve lived in our home, Advance has worked on so many rooms: we’ve had the cedar paneling replaced on the outside of our home, we’ve renovated our kitchen, 2 bathrooms, our family room and added a screened 3-season porch!

The management and design teams have been professional and responsive to my questions or concerns. The construction staff is always clean, on-time and friendly-they even put up with our crazy dogs!

Now that most of the larger jobs have been tackled on our 80-plus year home, we’ve been able to utilize Advance’s Handyman services several times: they’ve been quick, professional and very easy to work with. They’ve made maintaining our home so much easier. If you’re not into DIY, calling Advance Design’s Handyman service is the way to go.

Jayne & Jim Majzan

Barrington Handyman Projects 2014
Basement & Family Room Renovation 2013
Kitchen Renovation 2012
Master Bath & Front Entry Renovation 2008

 

 

Although remodeling projects like ours can be very challenging at, our experience was a very positive one because of the experience, integrity, and work ethic of your staff. You ‘helped’ us to make decisions without letting us feel as though we were being ‘directed’ down a specific path. You said what you’d do, and you did what you said…always promptly, and with a smile.

Bruce Warren

Sycamore Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2013

 

 

From beginning to end, I felt that Advance Design Studio was there 100%. The staff was extremely helpful and responsive every step of the way. The subcontractors were professional as well. The quality of their work is outstanding. Every project has its’ challenges, but Advance Design Studio handled everything seamlessly for us. We couldn’t be happier with our new space and we would definitely use them again for other project needs in the future!

John & Valery McAvoy

Deerfield Home Addition including Kitchen, Mudroom,
Basement & Dining Room 2013

 

 

Advance Design has completed two projects for us now, the most recent being an entire first floor remodel including kitchen and bathrooms. The large scope of the project had us nervous, but from the very first meeting with our designer we felt confident that we had selected the right group. The project stayed within our budget, was completed in the time frame promised and has exceeded our expectations. We knew our fixer upper needed a lot of help and we’re so glad we have Advance Design to make our house the home we knew it could be!

Julie Inskeep

Arlington Heights Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2013
Exterior Renovation 2012

 

 

Our designer, Scott, was unbelievable. He honed in on my wants and wishes. He knew better what I was wanting than I did. I know this was a daily task for him, but he made me feel like my kitchen was something special and unique. He knew the products and colors that would make it work! His suggestions were not even in my radar but he pulled it all together. Our Project manager, Justin, was perfect. Besides the client being pleased, I had the feeling his crews truly respected him and knew they had to meet his standard. Justin would see issues and bring them to our attention and, also, address our questions and concerns. He would offer options for issues when options were possible. The ADS crews were the nicest group of guys. Their effort and quality of work was top notch. They arrived when they said they would; they left when the day’s task was complete. The subcontractors also did excellent work. My husband and I are extremely satisfied with the remodeled kitchen!

Bill & Carol Ann Tegge

St. Charles Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

We are so happy with the results of our whole house renovation. It’s been a dream come true and we’re so happy we chose Advance Design Studio to make it happen. We received many quotes and ADS’s proposal presentation was very impressive and more affordable than the rest. We just had a deep sense of trust in this company and they delivered. Whatever issues did come up were handled respectfully and resolved with professionalism.

Curt & Jeanne Calas

Hoffman Estates Kitchen, Baths & Laundry Room 2013

 

 

Advance Design Studio is among the most professional and reliable remodeling companies in the nation. They put their client needs first, treat each project as a team effort, and deliver what they promise. When you contract for a project with this company, you can be sure of an outstanding fit and finish that is also an exceptional investment value.

Ken Peterson-SEN Design, North Carolina

 

 

I have been providing architectural services for Advance Design Studio for many years, involving many different types of projects, and I can say that each project has always put the customer’s needs first. The attention to detail and the courtesy that is provided is hard to find, and their ability to create a well-built living space is always appreciated, especially by the homeowner.

John Behrens-Architect, Crystal Lake

 

 

Our home is 24 years old and the kids are now all on their own. We decided it was time to upgrade two rooms in our house. The first was the master bathroom. The second was the kitchen. We looked at several companies to do the work and felt the designer at Advance seemed to be on the same page as my wife and I and the work was competitive to everyone else. The project manager assigned to us was very responsive and worked around our schedules to get the work completed. We did a complete renovation in the bathroom. Tile in the shower, the floor and the whirlpool bath. I have to say the contractors Advance used were second to none. On time, friendly and most of all very professional and proud of their work. The second phase was the kitchen. This was stressful as being without a kitchen was tough. We had new cabinets, tile floor, tile backsplash, and some change in pantry space. To our pleasure the project was completed ahead of time. When we have another project we will not hesitate to use Advance Design Studio again.

Clare Titus

Algonquin Master Bath & Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

We hired Advance Design Studio for a project that included most of the main floor of our home. We began with the owner and designer, included most of their staff and many sub-contractors. The entire staff and sub-contractors were professional, courteous, knowledgeable and punctual. We would recommend their quality of work to everyone.

Michael & Stacy Bell

Hampshire Kitchen & Laundry Room Renovation 2013

 

 

This isn’t hard, because we’ve had such a great experience through this entire process. Todd: From the beginning, we could tell that he truly cares about his customers. Scott: He was fabulous to work with. My husband wouldn’t make a decision without him! He really trusted his opinion. Josh: I can’t say enough about him!! He’s out in the trenches dealing with all of the unforeseen situations that come up (i.e. raccoons in the family room, etc.) He did such a great job and was so responsive to our questions. A true professional.

John & Valery McAvoy

Deerfield Home Addition including Kitchen, Mudroom,
Basement & Dining Room 2013

 

 

We worked with Advance Design Studio when remodeling our kitchen living area. They helped us plan, implement, and install. All of our materials came through them. When we got stuck on which way to go, they helped us figure out the way to go. Not only showing us options, but by explaining why they would do it one way or another. It was refreshing working with a company that wasn’t just in it for the money; they truly care about their customers! And it is obvious, that they know their business well. We could not have completed this project without them. Thank you Advance Design! Thank you!

Dave & Anne Burke

Pingree Grove Kitchen Renovation 2014

 

 

We are very happy with the redesign of our kitchen and sunroom conversion to an office by Advance Design Studio! We are very impressed with their skills and expertise. They were very thorough and accurate with their quote. They are definitely a cut above the rest. It is worth it to go with them over others.

Anitra Willis

Union Kitchen Renovation & Sunroom conversion to Office 2013

 

 

I have a small kitchen and had a small budget. I wanted new cabinets with more storage space–Nicole from Advance Design was very creative with ideas for increasing the number of cabinets/storage. I now have room in my kitchen to accommodate all of my kitchen “stuff”–pots and pans, dishes, cookie sheets, etc., etc. She was also very helpful with my suggestions for materials (countertops) that look nice but fit in my small budget. The whole team was terrific in meeting deadlines. Jeff, the carpenter who worked on my project, was a terrific work ethic–he took pride in doing a great job and I am extremely satisfied with the results. The dry wall and painting folks come on time and did a terrific job. I would hire this company again if I ever need remodeling.

Sherry Riffel

Schaumburg Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

Working with Advance Design Studio far exceeded my expectations. I had been trying for two years to find an answer to my remodeling project. Within minutes, the designer knew better than I did about what my kitchen would look like. Based on my three words to describe what I wanted (contemporary, light, and energizing); we came up with a perfect solution within my budget. The project manager always followed through with what he said. If there were delays we were informed as they occurred and we discussed. The crews were excellent at their trades, polite, accommodated any “discoveries” with the appropriate fix, and cleaned the area after each visit. Advance Design Studio did a stellar job from start to finish!!

Bill & Carol Ann Tegge

St. Charles Kitchen Renovation 2013

 

 

From beginning to end Advance Design Studio has exceeded our expectations. We met with several companies for pricing but were swept off our feet with the presentation and pricing of Advance Design. Then they proceeded to fulfill our home-makeover dreams with quality craftsmanship that we enjoy on a daily basis. The project included gutting our kitchen and bathrooms, giving them a fresh, updated look. This included expanding our kitchen (removing our infrequently used dining room) and master bathroom (taking out the old bathtub and building a standup shower). The hall bathroom included a 6′ bubbler tub to replace the 5′ standard tub and a double sink. The tiling turned out beautifully. From the hardwood floors to the carpeted rooms, the solatubes to the trim work/crown molding, the project flowed as smoothly as one could hope for with the challenges of living with home remodeling. We are so happy that we hired Advance Design Studio for our home remodeling project. This has really been a dream come true.

Curt & Jeanne Calas

Hoffman Estates Kitchen, Baths & Laundry Room 2013

 

 

Justin, Scott, and Matt all get positive reviews…each for a different reason. Scott and Justin were always easy to get in contact with. Justin worked hard to ‘make things fit’ even when they didn’t the first time. Matt was always pleasant to work with and quick with a smile and an answer to a challenge.They’re all good at what they do; they just specialize in different areas. We also enjoyed the high level of communication with our sub-contract painter. He indicated that you kept him informed on progress so that he could plan his other jobs around your schedule.

Bruce Warren

Sycamore Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2013

 

 

Excellent company. They were very knowledgeable about products and options. They had a strong understanding of our needs and wants and were able to fulfill on both while trying to keep us within our budget. The people working on our project were very professional and respectful but most of all they took the time to clean up at the end of each day. The job was completed on time and on budget. They were not the lowest bidder but, their highly trained staff and excellent designers made our dreams a reality! I highly recommend Advance Design Studio without hesitation or reservation! Thank you Todd, Scott, Justin and the rest of the team for a job well done!

Jay & Barbara Burrell

Barrington Exterior Renovation 2013
Kitchen, Bath & Sunroom Addition 2012

 

 

Advance Design is the best! We couldn’t be happier with our remodeled bathroom! The design was awesome, as usual (we practically don’t make any change in this house without consulting you first!). Workmanship, each of workers we met, were spectacular. We had a deadline for completion, and it was met. We will always put our trust in this team! Now we can’t wait to move on to the next bathroom remodeling job! Thanks to all of you!

Roger & Laura Griffith

West Dundee Bath Renovation 2011

 

 

We had nothing but terrific experiences with Todd and Christine and the folks at Advance Design, our project was quite large and complicated. Top things we loved:

1. Ventured into the unknown of building a pool enclosure with confidence, eagerness to learn and adapt existing skills, and great problem-solving skills.

2. Worked well with our architect, pool subcontractor and landscape architect to define the scope of the project and understand critical interfaces. Nothing got lost in the cracks; Advance Design was always available to meet, and always was a contributor to the process. Focus was on creating great spaces, not turf wars.

3. Communicated well and often. We always knew what to expect in terms of schedule, workmen, delays. Listened to concerns and possible conflicts.

4. Demonstrated that Design/Build was the only way to go. Comfortable with on-site revisions; their crew had great visualization and problem-solving skills. Our home is richer because of them.

5. Their subcontractors were great! Todd and Christine use people with similar customer service philosophies and with great flair and ideas of their own.

6. Their suppliers are great to work with as well. The list is long…

7. Clean, thorough, and “quick” – all at the same time. Conscious of our living spaces (we were here for the entire kitchen/family room redo and the pool attachment). Set up plastic barriers, covered floors that would be tracked in. Greeted the dog each morning, brought the paper up from the driveway.

8. Craftsmanship of their people – done once the right way, hard workers, pleasant to be around. Brought great ideas, did great work.

9. Their integrity and pride of workmanship – we teased that we could have gone on a 6- month vacation incommunicado, and Advance Design would have made all the right decisions to make the project happen. They even would have fed the dog! I could go on. There are few not so good things to say. We had some trouble with the siding, some decking needed to be re-installed. We had some communication issues with our kitchen project manager. Once expressed, they were fixed.Todd and Christine want to create an environment in which a dream becomes a reality – they are flexible, thoughtful and terrific partners to work with. We kinda miss them. We LOVE our kitchen and living area; we continue to be AMAZED that we have just a wonderful resort-like pool space.

Joe & Jayne Spittler

Woodstock Indoor Pool Addition & Kitchen Renovation 2005

 

 

Working with Advance Design has been a pleasure from the beginning to end. From our initial meeting to discuss possibilities to the eventual order and installation of our beautiful new kitchen, we have been treated professionally and courteously. Our designer could not have been more accommodating of helpful in guiding us to choose beautiful cabinets that met our desires and our budget. Every timeline was met. Our carpenter was a master craftsman who not only took great pride in his work, but loved creating a beautiful new kitchen for his clients. His great attitude and work ethic are unparalleled. We loved working with you and would recommend you without hesitation to anyone. Every area mentioned above was met or exceeded in our remodel. We absolutely love our new kitchen and bath and look forward to enjoying them for many years. Thank you Advance Design

Marcie & Terry Lenio

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2009

 

 

I want to thank you for helping me with the overwhelming task of moving into our “downsized” house. I was grateful for your encouragement when I felt like this was too much. Our house finally feels like a home thanks to your design ideas. You utilized our new space to its best potential and executed my workable ideas beautifully. That was important for me in making this new house truly ours. Color choices were so much easier with your guidance. This experience was also a learning one for me. You were thorough in explanations which gives me confidence through understanding. I was pleased that I received a complete answer to every question. You listened to my desires and choices and made suggestions but gave me a range of what works to achieve my end result. I usually found that in the end your suggestions (of course!) worked the best! I appreciated your manner in that you listened and were not condescending or rigid in telling me why or why not my ideas worked to achieve my end goal or not. Through working with you I learned to trust the process of working with a skilled designer.

You were also generous in sharing with me all the benefits of working with Advance Design Studio. I will be recommending Advance Design to all of my friends.

Paula Blyth

Rolling Meadows Home Interior Design 2008

 

 

Todd was the person who came to our come to give us advice about how to update a kitchen without breaking the bank in a home that was going up for sale. He was most patient and understanding. Our designer was right on top of everything. When we ran into a snag, she was at the house within the hour with a solution. She was extremely knowledgeable in her field and always willing to help. She had great ideas. We are extremely happy with every aspect of the work they did for us.

Dolores & Don Anderson

Lakewood Kitchen Renovation 2008

 

 

The guys who installed my floor were exceptional. They were neat and courteous, and answered any of the questions I had. My project manager has worked with me on other projects, as I am a repeat client of yours and will use you again and again when I need something done. Thank you

Mary Lynn Musial

West Dundee Interior Rooms Flooring 2007

 

 

My designer was very professional and great to work with. Even though my job was a small one, I felt that she gave it her full attention. She was also helpful in giving me her professional opinion as a designer and help me choose a beautiful counter that works beautifully with my décor. It looks great!

Gary & Julie Francis

Algonquin Cabinetry & Countertop Replacement 2008

 

 

Our designer did a wonderful job in the design and keeping me on track. She was very quick to get things turned around and kept up with all of the many design changes. She was really great to work with!

Doug & Amy Pennino

Crystal Lake Kitchen & Family Room Renovation 2009
Master Suite Bath & Closet Renovation 2005

 

 

We have been very pleased working with everyone at Advance Design Studio. Our kitchen remodeling project was completed on time according to the schedule given us. The quality of the work done was exemplary. It was wonderful to have the entire work done and coordinated by Advance Design so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy our new kitchen.

Gary & Jan Baker

Cary Kitchen Renovation 2009

 

 

My kitchen is fabulous! My designer was wonderful to work with and she designed some original things (spice racks) that are PERFECT. I could not be happier. I love just sitting at my counter and enjoying the view. Thank you.

Melinda Rydin

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2009

 

 

We were very pleased with the work Advanced Design, from start to finish. Our designer was very helpful with the design and picking out the materials. The detailed estimate was extremely helpful. It sets you apart from the other vague estimates we got from other contractors. The guys were wonderful and you can see they take pride in their work. Our project manager was always responsive to all of our questions and promptly followed up with everything we asked about. We will certainly recommend Advance Design to our friends and neighbors, and come back for future projects.

Mickey & Wendy Herst

Lincolnshire Custom Fireplace Mantel 2009

 

 

My sincerest appreciation to the entire Advance Design team for the work you did on my remodel project. I can’t say enough about my positive experience with you during this significant project. First, the professionalism of the entire team exhibited was incredible. Throughout the project you handled things with the utmost care and respect for me and my home. I truly felt as if my interests were always what was most important to you. Every step of the way I felt it was all about me; you were my advocate. Early on you learned what was important to me and always kept that in mind throughout the project. You kept me calm and balanced at times when I was sweating things. In so many ways it was the little things that added up to a successful project. You took care of the details; details that, frankly I would never have thought of. You provided me with professional advice and guidance. What impressed me the most was that whenever I called my project manager, I was the most important thing even though I know I’m sure he was dealing with other clients and issues.

The team made my home as “livable” as possible during the project and went out of their way to provide me enough space to live. Considering the extent of the work, they kept things as clean as anyone could expect.

Let me say that I have had some what I thought at the time were not-so-good experiences with contractors in the past. After working with the Advance Design team, I now really know that those were miserable experiences compared to my experience with you. In my opinion, you set the standard and have set the bar so high I don’t know how I will ever have a better experience (until of course we partner again in the future!). I would recommend Advance Design Studio team to anyone and you may certainly use me as a favorable reference.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!!

Gene Bahlman

McHenry Kitchen & Master Bath Renovation 2010

 

 

We were remodeling our kitchen and (unfortunately!) did not use Advance Design. We called Advance for help because we didn’t have confidence in our remodeler (or ourselves!) to make sure everything coordinated. We called for a consultation, and began to work with Advance Design. They saved us! Because of Advance Design, we are so happy with the end result. We had our share of “issues” with our remodeler, but Advance helped us get through the problems, and we have a kitchen that we love. Next remodeling job, or any home improvement project, there is no other company that we will call except Advance Design.

Roger & Laura Griffith

West Dundee Kitchen Renovation 2006

 

 

Very professional. Keep up the good work. There are too many borderline companies out there anxious to do a poor job for the same money as we paid Advance for quality work. We were lucky to have found Advance Design.

Bill & June Goben

Huntley Cabinetry Installment & Sun Room Addition 2009

 

 

Throughout the building process Advance Design was professional, honest, hardworking and knowledgeable. Todd, your eye for detail and ability to troubleshoot design flaws was extremely helpful. I always appreciated your suggestions, as they helped mold & complete our dream home. Your carpenters were friendly, dependable &multi talented. I also want to let you know that your sub-contractors were fabulous and when minor issues arose they responded and resolved the issue the very same day! I just wanted to send a long a note of praise to you and everyone at Advance Design- JOB WELL DONE!

David & Julie Andrews

Barrington Home Addition including Kitchen & Master Suite 2002

 

 

There is definitely a place in the world for business people like you. We appreciate the talents of your carpentry staff, coupled with your honesty, integrity & creativity. Thanks again. We love our kitchen!!

David & Laurie Scurto

Lake in the Hills Kitchen Renovation in Basement 2006

 

 

We were very pleased with Advance Design. It was a true pleasure to work with a company that has such a solid work ethic and commitment to their craft. We know our best interests were always foremost. Not only was Christine able to incorporate all the elements we wished for in our kitchen but she also recognized minimal changes that enhanced our design. It is without reservation that Robert & I recommend Advance Design.

Robert & Elizabeth Romano

Sleepy Hollow Kitchen Renovation 2005

 

 

We were very pleased with the entire staff. Every effort was made to ensure our satisfaction. The project was completed quickly and efficiently.

Sam & Ginger D’Augustino

Huntley Kitchen Partial Renovation 2004

 

 

We are completely thrilled with our addition. We were totally satisfied with every area of construction. Any type of construction being completed tends to lend an air of disruption & chaos. We were pleasantly surprised; this was really kept to a minimum.

Jerry & Wendy Turner

Ringwood Home Addition 2006

 

 

Do you want to be impressed by a truly professional and talented design team? We were! We discovered Todd and Christine and the rest of the staff at the Advance Design Studios, Ltd. through a kitchen design magazine. After meeting with a total of three designers, Advance Design Studio, Ltd. had, by far, the most comprehensive and professional presentation overall. As business partners, Todd and Christine earned our trust by listening to our concerns, being honest about our options, and professional throughout the project. We never felt there was information being withheld, or any advantages being taken for our lack of experience with remodeling. The end result…the best kitchen we could ever have! From floor plan design to style of materials and decor, our kitchen is stunning. We have definitely increased the value of our home with this investment and won’t hesitate to use Advance Design for future projects.

Phillip and Julie Cesaroni

Elgin Kitchen Renovation 2006

 

 

My wife and I would like to tell you, first and foremost, that we are happy with the results of our home office remodeling project. Our designer was a gem to work with! Not once did we feel pressured into making a decision that we were not comfortable with. She provided expert advice on all the essential items we wanted to have in our home office. Never did she say ”we can’t do that.” We appreciate her attitude and guidance. The carpenter you sent to our home was a professional in all sense of the word. Everything he did was precise. His attention to detail and meticulous approach to everything he did made us doubly delighted. When the day was done, he always did a thorough job cleaning up too!

Pete and Pat Goodreau

Algonquin Home Office Renovation 2009

 

 

Our designer was very patient through the design sessions and the decision making process. The installers were top notch – everything was installed perfectly and they cleaned up so you didn’t even know they were there. Overall, top quality all around!

Nancy D’Andrea

Pingree Grove Laundry Room Renovation 2005

 

 

Advance was very professional from the very start. Our designer knew her product very well and informed us of every little detail – pleasure to work with her. Our project manager and his crew of installers were exceptions – clean, neat, courteous and professional. It was a pleasure doing business with all of you.

Chris and Marge Karidis

Huntley Kitchen Renovation 2006

 

 

From beginning to the end, working with your team was a pleasure. Christine, your design recommendations were excellent and the end product, the kitchen and family room look even better than anticipated. Todd’s team was also great, easy to get ahold of and communicate with. The work was neat and high quality. The pricing was consistent and there were no surprises.

Larry & Wendy Goldman

Palatine Kitchen & Family Room Renovation 2004

 

 

Thank you all so much for the positive remodeling experience. After hearing about so many horror stories I was pretty nervous going into all this. When our remodeling began, my best friend was just finishing her kitchen remodel. She had acted as her own general contractor. Her experience was very negative and stressful. We are now watching Don’s sister go through the same hassles. It is not work it to do this on your own. To all \”my guys\” which is what Don and I affectionately called all workers who came to our home, thank you. Each and every one of you was not only pleasant and well mannered, but actually cheerful when you arrived each morning. No matter how messy the house was during work hours, by the time Don arrived home everything was all neat, tidy and swept. You were also great on-the-job problem solvers and so kind and professional to each other as well as to me.

Don and Jill Gross

Roselle Basement, Kitchen, Family Room, Office &
Laundry Room Renovation 2005

 

 

These are professional people with whom we would do business again, and whole-heartedly recommend to anyone looking for a competent contractor. They are a credit to their profession.

Larry & Joan Stone

Algonquin Window Replacement & Handyman 2009

 

 

I am very pleased with the completed project. I was satisfied with each step along the road to completion. Personal Highlights for me include: Respect for my children & pets while under construction Honesty of contractor, employees & subs All of my questions & concerns were answered promptly & completely Attention to detail

Cathy Rastenis

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2007

 

 

Thank you so much for always being so generous and helpful to us, it is appreciated.

Allan & Claudia Jakes

Lake in the Hills Basement Renovation 2006

 

 

Enjoyed working with you. Love the results, appreciate the professional job. Well done!

Shawn & Marci Dagley

Lakewood Cabinetry Installment 2006

 

 

We were very impressed with the integrity of your organization.

Rick Balance

St. Charles Basement Renovation 2007

 

 

Christine, you were terrific at laying out my cabinets. The work was excellent and done very neatly.

Margie Swanson

Huntley Kitchen Cabinetry Installment 2003

 

 

Everything was done to my expectations. The crew was absolutely a delight to have in my home.

Carol Ann Coyle

Crystal Lake Kitchen & Laundry Room Partial Renovation 2010
Custom Bookcases & Entertainment Wall 2005

 

 

Clean and professional staff. We will consider no other contractor for any future interior home modifications. Advance Design is the finest in our experience.

Don & Liss Kundich

Huntley Cabinetry Installment 2005

 

 

Judy and I want to sincerely thank you and your entire crew for the wonderful entertainment project you have completed in our home. All the way through the project, from design, consultation, to the finished product…it has been a wonderful experience. Your work crew is first rate in every aspect and it IS appreciated! Thank you Advance Design Studio, Ltd. and everyone there.

Ralph & Judy Bounds

Huntley Basement Renovation 2005

 

 

The Team did a great job. Home is a showplace!

Meredith & Kevin Korpak

Crystal Lake Kitchen Renovation 2002

 

 

Our designer was thorough in details. She measured carefully and drawings were easy to visualize. The carpenters were very courteous. They were careful to lay tarps on our floor, so as not to get any dirt in the house. The clean up was impeccable. They were a delight to have doing the install. We love the island and will definitely recommend your company to others.

Paul and Kathy Hemenway

Huntley Kitchen Partial Renovation 2005

 

 

Great customer service and follow through. Always did what was promised. The work turned out excellent. Would and have already recommended to friends and neighbors.

Eric and Laura Blassberg

Lakewood Exterior Construction 2005

 

 

We love our new living space in our finished basement! From start to finish the job was done with professionalism with minimal disruption to our daily lives. The transformation from empty basement to finished rooms was completed in what seemed no time at all. Our thanks go out to you, the design team and the professional workmen who made our dream come to life!

Mary Marino

West Chicago Basement Renovation 2005

 

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the beautiful job you did on designing my new kitchen, baths and laundry room. Your team is truly a joy to work with and they are very honest. At the time of my remodeling I was not home very much because my parents were very ill, they had a key to my home and I never worried. Advance Design is very easy to work with and they stand behind everything they do. My home turned out beautiful, thank you so much.

Joyce Cadieux

Tower Lakes Kitchen, Baths & Laundry Room Renovation 2004

 

 

Advance Design Studio is a professional firm with a group of hard workers who did a great job. The customer service was way off the charts. This company will be highly recommended and will get business and referrals from this highly satisfied homeowner. They really can take a dream and make it a reality!

Kristie Cornelsen

West Dundee Basement, Kitchen & Baths Renovation 2005

 

 

I just wanted to thank you for the super work done in my home. The crown molding looks great! The color match is perfect! I also appreciate that you could install it while I was off. I will definitely recommend your company to others. Your friendly, polite staff was a joy to work with and have in my home.

Lisa Mueller

South Elgin Cabinetry & Crown Molding Installment 2005

 

 

Working with you and your team was a joy! Once the project was started, work progressed rapidly. We were always kept informed about the next step and when the workers would arrive. If there needed to be a change in the schedule we were notified in ample time. Once the project was done, everything was cleaned up and restored to original condition immediately. All details were complete.

John and Sharon Coseglia

Huntley Home Addition 2005

 

 

I recommend your services highly. I especially appreciate that if there is an unavoidable delay you are prompt and honest in communicating it.

Doris Poulos

Elgin Basement Renovation 2006

 

 

Workmen were very courteous and professional. They did a fantastic job on the installation of our cabinets and were very neat to boot.

Steve and Cindy Geye

West Dundee Cabinetry Installment 2006

 

 

We want to thank you for giving us such a positive experience while building our home. Although nothing goes perfect while in this process, your team was very smooth in handling the obstacles. You remained professional at all times, giving advice and solutions when needed. Our satisfaction is represented by hiring you again to build our beautiful deck. We appreciate the fact that you hold true to your mission statement and stand by your work. We can honestly say we can recommend hiring you and your company.

Craig and Michelle Mackey

Trout Valley New Home Construction 2004

 

 

I would highly recommend using Advance Design Studio to everyone. Remodeling was painless, organized, and a great experience. I also would use your services again in the future with complete confidence that we would once again have a great experience. When we are ready to do any other projects in our home, we will be calling you to handle everything. Thank you again for adding so much to our home! We love our new master bath and closet, and we loved working with your company!

Doug & Amy Pennino

Crystal Lake Kitchen & Family Room Renovation 2009
Master Suite Bath & Closet Renovation 2005

 

 

We were very pleased with your work installing cabinets, granite, and the Sun Room Addition. We also referred two other people on our street who put on additions. It’s our understanding they are very pleased also. You’ll always be our first, second and third choice for any work done by us or friends.

Bill & June Goben

Huntley Cabinetry Installment & Sun Room Addition 2009

Testimonials

  • ★★★★★ "Advance Design Studio, Ltd. provided us with excellent service, and we definitely will be working more with them in the future." Review from Kim F. in Bull Valley, IL - Jun 15, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They surpassed my expectations as a contractor." Review from Dauma . in St. Charles, IL - May 25, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They did a wonderful job, were thorough, knowledgeable, helpful, respectful of our home, and we would use them again. We would totally recommend them." Review from Ange G. in Hoffman Estates, IL - May 17, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I thought Advance Design was outstanding and I would (and already have) call them in for other projects. We are very happy and pleased!" Review from Diana G. in Trout Valley, IL - May 17, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "From the beginning of the process through the final walk through, we have found Advance Design Studio, Ltd to be excellent to work with. We loved our designer, our project manager was on top of everything and the craftsmen did excellent work. Although there were a few issues along the way, they were..." Review from Diane S. in Schaumburg, IL - Apr 25, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Great company and great people equal great results. Would highly recommend ADS for any remodeling or building needs." Review from Bill M. in Huntley, IL - Mar 11, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I am the original owner of a condo into which I moved in 1978. The two bathrooms were outdated and had become "shabby"--and they never looked "clean" even with lots of scrubbing. I asked for bids to completely re-do both. Originally, I had ideas of "built-in storage" and "extras" but I had no idea..." Review from Sherry R. in Schaumburg, IL - Mar 09, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "I found them to be timely and courteous. They did good work, and I was very satisfied with the workmanship." Review from Jim D. in Lake Barrington Shore, IL - Feb 06, 2017
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