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Follyn Builders & Developers
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  • Serves Chicago, IL
We are one of Chicago's leading builders of select, unique, single family homes, condominiums, 2-flat to single family home conversions, single family home renovations and single family home additions! Every individual custom home is the most important home - because it is your home. Our goal has always been and continues to be; to build incredible homes with beautiful design, outstanding function and unparalleled quality. Contact us to build your new home, as your general contractor we will help you realize your dream of a home that is exactly what YOU want. Custom home builders should do exactly that - build a home customized to YOU. We do NOT follow the cookie-cutter method of custom home building, you know the homes we mean, they look exactly the same as the next door neighbors except for the siding color. Not the custom houses we build. We believe that neighborhoods are built one home at a time and Chicago is above all, a city of neighborhoods. We are proud to be a Chicago new home builder and build each home to exacting specifications. We are proud to offer our unique designs and services as a custom home builder and new home general contractorSee more
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We are one of Chicago's leading builders of select, unique, single family homes, condominiums, 2-flat to single family home conversions, single family home renovations and single family home additions! Every individual custom home is the most important home - because it is your home. Our goal has always been and continues to be; to build incredible homes with beautiful design, outstanding function and unparalleled quality. Contact us to build your new home, as your general contractor we will help you realize your dream of a home that is exactly what YOU want. Custom home builders should do exactly that - build a home customized to YOU. We do NOT follow the cookie-cutter method of custom home building, you know the homes we mean, they look exactly the same as the next door neighbors except for the siding color. Not the custom houses we build. We believe that neighborhoods are built one home at a time and Chicago is above all, a city of neighborhoods. We are proud to be a Chicago new home builder and build each home to exacting specifications. We are proud to offer our unique designs and services as a custom home builder and new home general contractor

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

What is the best waterproof flooring for a basement?

There are several great options for waterproof basement flooring. For example, epoxy floors are waterproof but are thicker and sturdier than paint. Make sure the concrete substrate has been prepared for application. 

Tile is a designer’s dream, giving you a moisture-resistant surface that’s infinitely customizable. Rubber sheets or tiles are also good waterproof options, particularly for playrooms, workout areas or laundry rooms. 

Vinyl tiles and planks imitate wood or other materials very convincingly, provide moisture resistance and last a long time. And sheet vinyl is affordable and a great waterproofing solution for those in need of quick fixes.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

Reviews for Chicago basement professionals
Clarence P.
Karol and his team did excellent work on my flooded basement. Drywall,paint,trim,doors and carpeting! Very reasonable price with quality work! Will definitely recommend them!
Kosterna ConstructionKosterna Construction
Brandon S.
The crew did a great job with my basement office. High quality work, done quickly. They were responsive to all of our asks and lent their expertise in planning the space. I would definitely work with them again.
Kencam RenovationKencam Renovation
John M.
Tomas was very responsive and easy to work with. It has been a few months since he helped solved a water leak issue with a basement window, and we have not had any new leaks since despite many strong storms. I am very pleased he was able to solve the problem.
Crystal General ContractorsCrystal General Contractors
Libby R.
Alumni Builders helped my wife and I make our basement our dream gym! Their communication was fantastic, all of their employees were polite and respectful of our home, and it was a fast turn around. I will be strictly using them moving forward for any house projects. We can’t recommend them enough!
Alumni Builders IncAlumni Builders Inc
Debbie K.
I downloaded the Thumbtack today and got the job done the same day. I had a post replaced in my basement that was compromised and was very worried my floor would possibly not be standing. This company is outstanding and put my fears to rest by fixing it immediately. Thanks for the great work -would recommend this company highly!
ADP Constructions INC.ADP Constructions INC.
Eric K.
I hired George and his associate Alex to add and remove some walls in my basement, install a bathroom fan, and tile my tub surround. They did excellent work for a fair price and I felt they were trustworthy. I've since hired them to renovate my kitchen and we are in the process of scheduling the project.
Vivaldia Home WorksVivaldia Home Works
Chinyere N.
Thank you so much Anthony, Tracie and your team for the hard work, expertise and thoroughness in rebuilding my basement — it looks fabulous!! I've had a some shoddy experiences over the past year with other contractors, so I was extra stressed combing over all the details. Ya'll were so patient with me and made me feel heard. I would love to work Cedar Cypress again!
Cedar Cypress Home RepairCedar Cypress Home Repair
Fred M.
I Recommend Mr. Mike for your next Big project.... Mr. Mike built me a bar in my basement with my name on it, and flashing lights... He was on time. He is professional, and dependable.. He gave me everything that i asked for, and everything that was needed to make my bar stand out.. My family and friends are still talking about hoiw nice my bar is, and how good they feel and relaxed when sitting at my great bar. Thanks, to Mr. Mike ... I am so thankful.... .
MSB Carpentry LLCMSB Carpentry LLC
Brett O.
I had a dark and dingy finished basement last updated 45 years ago I wanted to upgrade to a more comfortable space for a family member to move in. Stan came by and he understood what I was looking for pretty quickly. He had ideas and suggestions for my situation we ended up using which were valuable improvements. The crew did good solid work and showed up when expected and the job got done within the expected timeframe. I got a better result than I was expecting particularly in the bathroom/shower and kitchenette part of the unit. Hiring someone when you are doing a big project is a little overwhelming but these guys are straight shooters.
Network RemodelingNetwork Remodeling
Greg H.
Alumni Builders was an amazing company to work with on our home renovation. Dan was very professional and upfront with all costs, both expected and unexpected. He was thorough with our contract and allowed us to make changes along the way. He was in communication with us during the entire renovation and would let us know what the upcoming work would be as well as the name of who would be performing the work. We have a six month old at home and Dan was as accommodating as possible with his schedule & needs and understanding of my concerns (paint fumes, etc.) The quality of work was excellent and our basement has been transformed! I would absolutely recommend and rehire Alumni Builders for any future projects we might have.
Alumni Builders IncAlumni Builders Inc
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