"Moreover, ECS was going to grind and point every brick on two of the walls. ECS was incredibly professional. I paid 30% in advance, and the job was started and completed on time. Additionally, ECS cleaned the entire space each day and brought their own dumpsters, secured their own permits, etc. Subsequently, I hired ECS again to put in a new 8 foot patio door, replace all of the windows on 2 walls, install a new fireplace, repair 2 lintels, and fix a chimney. Again this work was done ahead of schedule at 20% of the cost of other estimates. When I had an emergency issue with our roof, Eric came immediately to patch the leaks. When I needed to secure permits for work, Eric was able to put us in touch with the best permit expediters. Eric's team did so much work on our building and was trusted to the point that he had keys and came/went as he needed to. We recently got an appraisal 3 weeks ago, and the appraiser stated that the masonry work increased the value of the property more than what we paid for the work. But the real testament to ECS is how they treated my family when we were recently faced with a tragedy. ECS came out with food, porta-potties, assisted in a search of a 12 block area in the South Side of Chicago. When my father's body was recovered, Eric and his crew were there for me. When I unexpectedly took over properties in the South Side, ECS did tuck pointing and roofing work that other companies wouldn't even quote. Finally, ECS employs kids from high risk situations and teaches them a trade as an alternative to gang life. ECS is often busy, but they have always been transparent with their scheduling. I can't recommend any business more than I would recommend ECS. I can provide referrals if necessary *please ask ECS for my contact information."