"I worked with Dave and DWD Renovation for a condo renovation that included the following: full new kitchen, addition of a bathroom, renovation of a bathroom, new hardwood flooring throughout a 2300SF condo, creating a full laundry room, and conversion of a second floor loft to a master bedroom. Not a gut rehab, but a large project where electric, HVAC, plumbing, and walls required some moving around. I have family in the contracting and construction business so disclaimer: I went into this process a fairly informed consumer who knows how difficult these projects can be. I give Dave 5 stars because of the following important considerations that I think set good contractors apart: 1) responsiveness (Dave answered calls and emails within the hour), 2) integrity (I am a "fairly informed" consumer in that I understand the contracting process, but I am NOT a contractor and do not know construction - it's difficult during these projects not knowing if something is being done correctly, so trust in a contractor is critical - Dave really stood by his word and cared about the quality of his work, I trusted the work his crew did, and was happily surprised a few times when I had sub-contractors come through (who were not a part of his crew) and commented on how good a job whoever I was working with was doing and asked who it was), 3) follow-through (my cousin is an architect who gave me LOTS of suggestions on things to include in my official agreement with Dave on my condo's work - Dave took lots of extra time with me to review the agreement and make every little edit I wanted was included), 4) respectful (I am a young-ish female living solo in the condo that was renovated, I know nothing about construction, and I asked a LOT of questions - Dave and his crew were both patient and appreciative of the questions, and never condescending or belittling. Most importantly, the place turned out beautifully - really great craftsmanship and everything thus far has been in perfect working order. Simply said, I would recommend Dave to a friend if they were embarking on a similar project. Thanks for the great job Dave."

Michelle M

"My wife and I recently had our bathroom completely remodeled by DWD RENOVATION and we couldn’t be happier.The work was completed quickly and professionally. Dave, the owner, was very involved with the whole process. He pointed out to us that the tile we had already purchased for the floor was not really a good choice (it was really rated for use on the walls only) and he steered us in the right direction, even letting us buy the tile direct from one of his suppliers using his contractor’s discount. We originally got four estimates for the work, and to be honest, we thought they all were too high. Two were much higher than DWD, and one was much lower. Here’s where our story gets more interesting. My wife’s brother is a handyman type and he said he could do the job for a whole lot less, plus some pizza and beer. RED FLAG! WHAT WAS I THINKING? We were planning our Christmas party and wanted to make sure he’d be finished in time for the holidays. After having the bathroom torn up for about six weeks, and no end in sight, I told my wife I was going to call DWD back. This was about two weeks before Christmas and Dave told me he could get the job finished in time. DWD finished the job in 7days. We had a merry Christmas and my brother in law is not talking to me (an added bonus)!"

John Peano

"Hiring DWD RENOVATION was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They had some really creative ideas for our kitchen remodel and gave our requirements careful consideration, but took the design much further than we ever thought possible, without going over our budget."

Rachel Cull

"Dave and his team did a great job remodeling our kitchen! This was a tricky project in a vintage building that is full of surprises. The project included demolition, electric, plumbing, construction and installation of new cabinets…we could not be happier…nice job guys!!!"

Luis O. via Yelp

"Appreciated the approachability and thoroughness of the workers, and also Dave’s willingness to work with my budget and my construction needs. DWD has done both my bathrooms–replacing the tub with a large shower in one bathroom, and redesigning my second bathroom to accommodate a tub and a skylight. I also worked with Dave when Galaxie was a local business, and Dave managed the reconstruction of my 3-season porch and my kitchen. Absolutely recommend DWD for porch rehab!"

Julie D.

"Dear Mr. Hirsh, Thank you for taking time to make a visit to my condominium complex to examine the porch structure in the rear of my building. The condominium association has been proactive on building issues to diminish expenditures and keep everyone safe. You were thorough in your inspection of our porch system along with the review of neighboring porches to establish a base line. You took photos that you sent to an architect familiar with Chicago building code. The combination of your expertise and the network of professionals have provided our association with a better feeling that we have an adequate porch, but know that a replacement will be needed down the road. Our association is glad you made a visit to our building. We now know that we have the right contact when large projects come up in the future."

Scott Day


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