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Wanted me to quote my own project.Sep 26, 2019Verified
they need to work on improving their soft skills when speaking with a potential customer and not hanging up the phone just because the client is not agreeing with everything they're saying.Oct 1, 2019Verified
The Blake Group provided a seamless timeline that delivered the project on time and on budget. Their coordination from design through subcontractors scheduling and execution made it a phenomenal experience. Very pleased with the finished product and look forward to the next project with The Blake GroupJun 21, 2019
My husband and I were very impressed with the Blake Group. They offered a number of different design options that we could easily visualize thanks to the computerized renderings provided. We were taken to see a variety of materials and the quality of our choices were excellent. The workmen who completed our project were extremely skilled, reliable and neat. They completed the job in the exact amount of time estimated. Rich Gillman was a delight to work from beginning to end. He is passionate about creating the perfect design and he has wonderful ideas and taste. His vision helped us turn our small master bathroom into a gorgeous master bathroom suite. Friends used words like "stunning, spectacular, handsome and amazing to describe our new bathroom. Lastly, Mr. Gillman came to the the job site frequently throughout the project to check on progress, quality of work and to answer questions. We give the Blake Group and Mr. Gillman our highest recommendation. Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Bonnie GershenzonJun 22, 2019
We had a fantastic experience with the Blake group. We only had a short period of time from the closing until we had to move in. We were given a cost estimate and a time estimate for the work. The project relied on the creativity of Rich Gillman and the fact that he was on sight every day. He also met with us weekly to give us a progress report. At Rich’s suggestion, the dining room wall was taken down and the ceiling lowered to give us a wide open living room/dining room. This completely changed the apartment. A new walk-in closet was created in the master bedroom, the master bath was gutted to create a great two sink space and new wood floors were installed. The Blake group has top notch designers, workers, electricians, plumbers and floor installers. Not only was the work completed in the time promised, but it came in under budget! To say that we are happy with the work of the Blake Group is an understatement.Jun 21, 2019
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?It's very important to have a solid plan in place and scope of work prior to beginning a project. That may necessitate working with a professional designer or architect to explore what your options are and should give you a much more accurate budget estimate.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?We get asked for rough estimates all the time. But each job is different and even what type of building you live in can affect the cost and timing for a project. Plus there is a wide range finishes, fixtures, and materials to choose from which can significantly impact a project budget. In Chicago, a good rule of thumb for a bathroom remodel is approx $200/s.f. and for a kitchen about $250-300/s.f. for work performed by a reputable, qualified, and insured contractor. If you are provided with an estimate considerably higher or lower, you should ask lots of questions and get other professional opinions.