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Smart Builders – Steps To Building A New Home

Building a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. It’s more than building “3 bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms.” It’s much more than just … Continue reading

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Smart Builders – Glenview Custom Home In Progress

Been wondering how Smart Builders – Glenview custom home project is coming along?  Here’s a view leading up to today!

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Smart Builders – Glenview Custom Home In Progress

Excavation, footing framing, drain tile, and gravel placement. – Next up, the foundation walls!    

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SMART Builders – Home Exteriors

“The Best Journey Always Takes Us Home” Whatever style of home – Colonial, Modern, Traditional, or Eclectic – let Smart Builders guide you through your journey in building a custom home! Looking for inspiration?  These home exteriors and entries certainly … Continue reading

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Smart Builders – Glenview Custom Home In Progress

We are pleased present another custom home in progress.  Together with architect David A. Schulz, we will begin this Glenview custom home in the coming months.  Check back to see this home come to life!

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Smart Builders – Chicago North Shore Home In Progress

From computer-generated 3-D images, to architectural sketches… and now, a scale-model!

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SMART Builders – Tear-downs Are Rising In Chicago

Less than a decade ago, no house seemed safe from the tear-down wave that flattened sweet but small homes in favor of “McMansions” throughout the affluent northern and western suburbs. The real estate bust stopped that trend cold, but as … Continue reading

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SMART Builders – Cold Weather ALERT

Since the Chicago area is once again being hit by record cold……. If you notice that water is not flowing as usual, you may have a frozen water pipe. To avoid frozen pipes: — Keep garage doors closed if there … Continue reading

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Smart Builders – Avoid Frozen Pipes In Your Home

Excerpt from the American Red Cross: Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor water faucets, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements … Continue reading

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SMART Builders – Over 300,000 Potential Home Buyers In Chicagoland!

According to analysis from RealtyTrac, the Chicagoland area will see more than 300,000 potential home buyers enter the housing market over the next seven years. Read the full story here: http://chicagoagentmagazine.com/chicagoland-will-see-300147-new-homebuyers-enter-market/ SMART Builders, Inc. specializes in custom homes and renovations … Continue reading

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SMART Builders – Chicago Winter Weather Precautions

As you know, the combination of record-breaking snow fall and high winds causing significant drifting can lead to significant problems. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Any accumulation of snow on accessible roof areas should be removed/scraped off carefully in order to avoid … Continue reading

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SMART Builders Custom Homes – Indoor Kitchen Garden

The commercial quality of the Urban Cultivator will stand out in your dream kitchen. In a good way! Designed with a modular door, giving you the choice of clear glass, smoked glass or a panel of your existing cabinetry. Plumbed … Continue reading

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Smart Builders Unveils Custom Limestone Fireplace Surround In Arlington Heights Custom Home

Custom-designed fireplace surround in progress at a Smart Builders custom home in Arlington Heights. The natural beauty of Indiana limestone is seen in many buildings throughout history. From private residences, such as the Biltmore Estate (1895), to public schools, churches, … Continue reading

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Chicago North Shore Custom Home In Progress

We’ve shared the 3-D renderings – now for the sketches…

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So You Want To Build A New Home?

Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process! SMART Builders, Inc. specializes in custom homes and renovations with quality and attention to detail that is unparalleled. Whether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is … Continue reading

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Is Limestone or Travertine better?

This question never fails to generate serious debate. The discussion can be among interior design professionals, architects, builders or homeowners and the results are generally unclear. Read more here: http://www.mstoneandtile.com/architectural-stone/limestone-travertine/

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Trending Now… 3-D Architectural Technology Chicago North Shore Custom Home In Progress

Newest architectural CAD technology provides 3-D rendering of a home in progress.  Check back to see more as the project unfolds!

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Smart Builders Announces New Custom Home Projects in Arlington Heights

SMART Builders is pleased to announce 3 new custom home projects in Arlington Heights. 2414 North Pine Avenue 624 North Scottsvale Lane 212 North Belmont Avenue SMART Builders specializes in custom homes and renovations with quality and attention to detail … Continue reading

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Storm & Hail Damage – May 20, 214

We had severe weather in the forecast for the evening and night hours, and mother nature didn’t disappoint! Showers and some strong severe storms moved into the area between 6-8pm and they lasted past midnight producing hail up to baseball … Continue reading

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Spring 2014— SMART Builders completes two spectacular custom homes in Arlington Heights—with more on the way!

SMART Builders is pleased to announce the completion of their projects at 633 North Ironwood and 720 South Cleveland, in Arlington Heights. According to the new homeowners, “Every step of the process was truly so enjoyable, and we are beyond … Continue reading

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Smart Builders President attends IBS in Las Vegas

Richard Bondarowicz, President, Smart Construction Group and Smart Builders, recently attended The 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. This was the first time that IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) – two extraordinary events – … Continue reading

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Smart Builders introduces Kaitlin’s Way – Private Wooded Lots in North Barrington

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Village of Huntley suffers Storm and Hail Damage – July 2013

With the recent storms and hail in Huntley, some residents sustained hail damage to their roofs, gutters, siding and windows. You should be aware of “Storm Chaser” contractors who claim to repair hail damage. You have few options if the … Continue reading

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June 2013 Recent Storms and Roof Damage

You may have storm damage and don’t even know it. Throughout June 2013, heavy rain, hail and wind damage has been reported in the Chicago suburbs. In Aurora, Bolingbrook, Crete, Hoffman Estates, McHenry, Naperville, Oswego, Rockford, Schaumburg and Palatine, residents … Continue reading

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Smart Roofing, Inc. features DaVinci Bellaforté Slate Roofing Tiles and Shake Roofing Tiles

As seen in the March/April 2013 issue of Quintessential Barrington magazine! In addition to featuring DaVinci Bellaforté Slate Roofing Tiles & Shake Roofing Tiles, Smart Roofing specializes in all areas of installation and repair of roofing, siding and gutters. For … Continue reading

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Smart Construction Group Renovation Project at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights

Smart Construction Group is pleased to announce the completion of a recent renovation project at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. Originally built in 1924, Rolling Green is a private, member-owned facility where Smart Construction Group completed a total renovation … Continue reading

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Richard Bondarowicz, President, Smart Group Builders/Smart Construction Group attends 2013 National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

Richard Bondarowicz, President, Smart Group Builders/Smart Construction Group was one of over 50,000 home builders, remodelers, architects, building material dealers and distributors in attendance at the International Builders’ Show last month. This is the largest annual construction show in the world with … Continue reading

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Smart Roofing Highland Park “Outstanding Work and Customer Service…”

Dear Stan, I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate the outstanding work and customer service that you and your staff provided last month. A complete tear down of the old roof at our house was done … Continue reading

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SMART Roofing Morton Grove Satisfied Customer!

“Just a note of thanks to you and your company for the work done to the flat roof of our church. Your pricing is competitive and the workmanship is of very high quality. It was a pleasure working with you, … Continue reading

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SMART Roofing, Inc. Project Managers attend Air Vent, Inc. Seminar

Project Managers, Mike Strugala, Pete Konopka and Rich Wojcik recently attended Air Vent’s Ask the Expert™ Seminar where they, and other building and roofing professionals, learned more about how to specify and install an effective attic ventilation system. Attic ventilation … Continue reading

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