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American Beam & Steel
American Beam & Steel

American Beam & Steel

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Plumbing or electrical lines needed
Framing for an existing building?
Wall removal required

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Introduction: American Beam & Steel is a Chicago licensed general contractor, specializing in residential structural repair. Our expertise is founded on 25+ years’ experience in residential construction and renovation -- restoring the structural integrity to 100s of homes and garages for life-long homeowners, new home buyers and real estate investors. We focus exclusively in residential steel beam installation, wall removal, structural wood framing repair, structural foundation repair. Examples of this may include: Open Concept renovations, termite damage, sill plate repair, joist damage, and replacement of temporarily columns. Discounts available to Veterans, Seniors, & People with disabilities.

Hired 3 times

Serves Orland Park, IL

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8 employees

4 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Sill Plate Replacement

    Approx. $4000

  • Wall removal

    Approx. $9000

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Very good 4.5

12 reviews


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Lyle c.

Framing Carpentry

True rock stars! American Beam & Steel delivered a top-notch job putting in proper steel support lacking in my original open concept reno. Even though times are tough, they went completely out of their way to accommodate my situation. Thanks, American Beam & Steel steel-- I wouldn't dream of working with anyone else.
American Beam & Steel's reply
Lyle, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this feedback. It was our pleasure to work with you in this situation. We wish you the best in the coming days!
May 21, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

American Beam & Steel, Inc. literally saved our house from caving in after a renovation-gone-wrong incident with our initial construction company. In a "code red" emergency, we called American Beam & Steel, Inc. for help and were relieved when Mark and Jim arrived immediately to offer assistance. After inspecting the severity of our problem, they proactively provided solutions based on their wealth of knowledge and expertise. We cannot express how quickly and professionally they responded to our need for immediate attention and went above and beyond to address every concern. We recommend Mark and Jim at American Beam & Steel, Inc. not only for their quality of service but also for their quality of character. From our initial meeting to address the problem through construction and follow-up, we were extremely pleased with their excellent project management, collaborative approach, proactivity and expertise. Their attention to detail is second to none! Mark and Jim also very clearly outlined expectations for the budget and timeline. It is evident that they have their customer's best interests at heart and have a true passion for their business. With the project completed, we would say that not only are we over-the-top satisfied with results, but we are also excited to have found a reputable, respectable, trustworthy company to partner with again in the future. We highly recommend anyone to consider American Beam & Steel, Inc. for their construction needs. - Thank you, B. Lammert
American Beam & Steel's reply
Thank you Brian for such thoughtful feedback .. it means a great deal to our entire team!! There was simply was no hesitation on our part, once we heard your unqualified contractor removed a critical, load-bearing wall within your basement!!! Doing what we did to restore the structural integrity with the new concrete footing and installation of the steel beam -- seems almost secondary to knowing we brought some sense of relief during a very stressful time! Thanks for the confidence you placed in us, and we look forward to the possibility of working with you again in the future!
Feb 9, 2020
Review from Google
Thumbtack Customer

Absolute joy to work with. Communication was prompt and precise. Quality of work was outstanding. Mark and Jim make a great team.
American Beam & Steel's reply
Thanks Kevin, Stacey .. it was truly a pleasure working with you as well!! Good luck with your plans in remodeling the kitchen and the new open floor plan with our install of the steel I-beam. We look forward to seeing the final results!! Keep us posted!!
Jan 24, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

Jim and Mark are a pleasure to work with I would recommend these guy to anyone thats looking to get anything done at their home very professional and workmanship is excellent. If I had any other projects I wouldnt even think about any other team to get them done
Nov 18, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

Great company! All I can say is thank you! American beam and steel came to our home to do some repairs that we needed in our crawl. We were in the process of selling our home . When the inspector came he recommend some work was needed to be done . We got two opinions one from Atlas restoration, the other from American beam and steel . Oddly enough Atlas came back with a ridiculous number double of what American beam and steel came back with. Im so glad we decided to call American beam and steel ! They did the job in one day !Honest, reliable company. I highly recommend .
American Beam & Steel's reply
Rigoberto, thank you so much for the review! We're so pleased to have restored the crawl space sill plates within the time frames of your closing. We pride ourselves on our honesty and reliability, so reading your review truly made our day. Thank you!
Oct 4, 2019
Review from Google
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Mark Hopman


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We lay out the costs of the project in the form of a written proposal, prior to beginning work. Payments accepted are personal/cashier check, money order, credit card, or zelle. We provide financing through EnerBank.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When a customer contacts us, it's essential that we have a clear understanding of the repairs needed. We go through great lengths to communicate with the customer, we sometimes ask for photos of the project to gain understanding. We schedule an on site assessment to determine out ability to remedy the situation. Based on this assessment, we offer a proposal with our solutions and pricing outlined, or we decline to bid on the job.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Studied Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana. Serving as a Custom homebuilder, supervised construction of dozens of homes since 1990. Prior to that, 5 years as a foreman and crew leader

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