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Over the years of being in Real Estate, I’ve had to identify different service providers, craftsmen and professionals to assist my clients, developers and myself. I get multiple requests every week for recommendations. In creating this site, my goal was to help my past and current clients and anyone else who might find my thoughts helpful. The majority of the names listed below I’ve used personally and would use again. Some of them come highly recommended from people I know and trust. I, of course, can’t guarantee the same results, but would not list them here if I didn’t feel comfortable giving you their name. I hope you find this resource helpful and, if you would, let them know we sent you. Thank You! Jim


Mortgage Lenders

Dean Vlamis – Guaranteed Rate

Phone:  773.969.5600

Cell: (773) 612-2666

Email:  deanv@guaranteedrate.com

www.deanvlamis.com

Dean is one of the top 50 mortgage originators in the country. I’ve found his rates and fee to be very competitive. He has a quality team that work diligently to meet closing dates with great success.

 

Barry Schwartz – Perl Mortgage

Office: 773-413-6242

Cell: 773-617-9738

barry@perlmortgage.com

 

David Kasprisin – Wintrust Mortgage

DKasprisin@wintrustmortgage.com

Cell:  312-208-4648

 

 


Real Estate Attorneys

Benjamin Wong – Benjamin Wong and Associates

2615 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 529-0347

Fax: (773) 248-6013

Email: benjaminwong@bwwalaw.com

www.bwwalaw.com

Ben’s focus is residential real estate law in Chicago. It’s important to find an attorney that knows the details surrounding condominium law and working in Cook County. I’ve always found Ben to be organized and responsive. He takes his experience on stage when he conducts seminars on real estate law at the Chicago Bar Association.

 

Greg Braun

312-617-9019 cell

312-327-3354 office

888-463-7786 eFax

 

Sam Dotzler – Family Law Attorney

sam@dotzlerlaw.com

Phone: (877) 544-DLAW (3529)

 

Anastasia Poulopoulos – Tax appeal attorney

anastasia.poulopoulos@facebook.com

cell: 312 – 208 – 1747

website: http://www.appealmytaxes.biz

 

 


Inspectors

Anthony Pope – AP Inspections

Cell: (630) 460-6293

Email: apinspections@comcast.net

www.ashi.com

Anthony is a certified (ASHI) inspector with over 13 years of experience in conducting inspections. If you talk to my past clients who have hired him, you will hear positive remarks about his knowledge and personality.

If you are interviewing more than one inspector, I suggest you visit the ASHI website at www.ashi.com.

 

Jim Kolke – Pinnacle Property Inspection Services

Jimkolke@pinnaclepropertyinspection.com

Office: (847) 251-1186

Cell: (312) 961-4228

 

Tim Kerfin – Kerfin Inspections

Phone: (773) 233-7446

www.kerfininspections.com

 

Jeffrey A. Swanberg – Inspectrum, Inc.

3139 N. Lincoln Avenue, Suite #227, Chicago, IL  60657

Phone: (773) 929-9889

 

Chuck Ryan – Precision Property Inspections

Phone: (773) 447-5598

Email: Ryancharle@gmail.com

www.precisionpi.com

 

Hy Naiditch - Accuspect Home Inspection Services

Phone: (847) 673- 9200

Email: Hy@accuspect.com

www.accuspect.com

 


Insurance Broker

Tim Wipert – Chicago Insurance Professionals

500 N. Michigan Ave #300, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (773) 665-1062

www.chicagoinsuranceprofessionals.com

 


Support Your Local Merchants

Tenebaum True Value Hardware

1138 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL  60657

http://www.tenenbaumhardware.com/

This hardware store has a lot to offer for a local store.  I buy all of my Benjamin Moore paint at this store.

 

Community Home Supply

3934 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL  60613

www.comhs.com

I use Community Home supply for all of my plumbing needs.  They seem to always have the parts I need.  They have an extensive kitchen and bath supply area and showroom.

 

ABT (Appliances and Electronics)

www.abt.com

Terrific for all appliance service and repair.

 


General Contractor/Custom Single Family Homes

John Garber - Garber Construction

Cell: (630) 863-2507

Email: johngarberhomes@yahoo.com

 


Financial Planner

Gary Mandell, CFP®, CPA, CLU

3930 North Pine Grove Avenue # 3108

Chicago, IL 60613-5518

Ph: 773-348-8515

Fax: 773-348-8514

E Mail: garym@gmandell.com

 

Securities offered though FSC SECURITIES CORPORATION, a registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through The Mandell Group, a registered investment adviser not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation.

 


Home Maintenance/ Handy Man/ Light Property Management

Kristo Taits – K.T. Absolute Painting and Remodeling

tkristo1@yahoo.com

847-409-0950

 


Light Property Management

(individual buildings and condos)

John McGeown – High Fidelity Property Management

333 W. North Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (773) 314-6903

Email: mcgeown.john@gmail.com

 


Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Sealtech

Phone: (847) 705-5681

www.sealtechservices.net

 


Foundation Waterproofing

U.S. Waterproofing

Phone: (800) 323-3628

www.seepage.com

 


Intercom

David Cwodzinski – DC

Phone: (630) 860-5751

Fax: (630) 860-6653

 


Pest Control

Bob Schmudde – Quick Clean Pest Control

Phone: (773) 472-2000

Email: quickpest@prodigy.net

 


Plumbing /Sewer

Diversey Plumbing and Sewer

2839 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647

Office: (773)-252-8688

www.diversey-plumbing.com

 

REI PLUMBING

Donal Reilly

773-368-5459

Rei_plumbing@sbcglobal.net

www.reiplumbing.com

 

Tom McCarty Plumbing

Tom McCarty

773-775-7777

 


Closets

Chicagoland Custom Closets

Tim Fowler – Owner

chicagolandcc@hotmail.com

773-301-9994

http://www.chicagolandcustomclosets.com/

 


Building Waterproofing

Alexander Jr. Building Services

643 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (773) 265-0501

 


Electrician

Adrian Lally

Cell: (847) 812-2561

 


Roofer

Jack Wojtkowski – Superior Builders and Construction

Phone: (847) 562-9500

 


Heating and Air Conditioning

Airon

3715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: (773)604-8880

aironheating.com

 


Appliances

ABT Electronics

www.abt.com

Phone: (888) 228-5800

 


Kitchen and Bath Remodel

David Mahoney – MK Development Group

Phone: (312) 437-4310

Email: david@mkdevgroup.com

 


Hardwood Floors

GC Floor Sanding Service

Phone: (773) 283-3998

www.gcfloor.com

 


Metal Fence Painter

Topo Fences

Phone: (773) 632-8299

 


Garage Door Repair

Robert’s Garage Door Repair

2961 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (312) 933-1556

 


Audio/Visual

Tim McManus – HomeRun Technology

Cell: (773) 230-1240

Email: tim@homerun-tech.com

 


Painter

Kathy Firek – Firek Painting

Cell: (810) 623-2515

Email: Katherine_firek@yahoo.com

 


Rough Carpentry – Decks

Billy McGarry – McGarry Construction

Cell: (773) 590-0452

 


Photographer

Melissa Song Photography

Cell:  312-259 -3941

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MelissaSongPhotography

 

 


Locksmith

Amazing Lock

Phone: (773) 935-8900

www.amazinglockservice.com

 


Landscaping

Diaz Group

Phone: (773) 388-8644

www.diazgroupllc.com

 

Baltazar Moreno - Moreno’s Quality Landscaping / Landscaping Design

Phone: (773) 798- 6721

 


Interior Designer

Jennie Bishop

Cell: (312) 375-2143

Email: bishop.jennie@gmail.com

 

Mary Jessica Mausser

MJM Interiors

Phone: (312) 255-7145

Email: mjmausser@gmail.com

www.mjminteriors.org

 


Metal Works/Fencing

Pedro Irapan

Phone: (773) 443-9667

 


Carpet/Tile

 MT Flooring Source

Marlowe Davis  773-484-3457

marlowe@mtflooringsource.com

www.mtflooringsource.com

 

 


Deck Cleaning and Re-Sealing

Chicago Deck Cleaning and Re-Sealing

Phone: (773) 348-4516

Email: chicagolanddeck@rcn.com

www.deck-sealing.com

 


Glass/Window/Screen Repair

Mark Nadeau – Nadeau Glass Design

Phone: (312) 320-5410

Email: nadeauglass@yahoo.com

 


Cleaning Crew

Dust Connection

Phone: (773) 276-4200

 

Maria Banas

Phone: (773) 322-3842

 

Details-Details Inc.

Phone: (773) 282-0059

 


Utilities Website and Customer Service Numbers

Com Ed

(800) EDISON-1

www.comed.com

 

People’s Gas

(866) 556-6001

www.peoplesgasdelivery.com

 

AT&T

(888) 333-6651

www.att.com

 

DirectTV

(800) DIRE-CTV

www.directv.com

 

Comcast

(866) 696-4893

www.comcast.com

 

RCN

www.RCN.com

(800) 746-4726

 

Chicago Water Department

(312) 744-4426

www.cityofchicago.org/water

 

ADT (security)

(800) 615-6200

www.ADT.com

 


Moving / Relocation

Move–tastic!

Phone: (773) 715-3227

www.move-tastic.com

 

New City Moving

Phone: (800) 773-6644

www.newcitymoving.com

 

The Professionals

Phone: (888) 225-7351

www.thepromove.com

 

Elizabeth Miranda – Mercury Organizing Professionals and Design Studio, Inc.

Phone: (312)804-2111

 


Storage / Moving POD

Smartbox

Phone: (877) 627-8269

http://www.smartboxusa.com/

 

Greg Kaufman

Cell: (312) 213-1057

E-mail: greg.kaufman@smartboxusa.com

 


Junk Removal

Red’s Hauling Service

2335 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 616-0979

www.redshaulingservice.com

 


Pet Insurance

VPI Pet Insurance

Phone: (888) 899-4VPI (4874)

www.petinsurance.com