TESTIMONIALS

4/4/2019

2nd City Craftsmen & Construction did an outstanding job putting a brick tile up in our condo. The whole process was great, David was extremely reliable and very professional. The finished work looks amazing, everything is extremely well done - we couldn't be happier.

Viola J.

Lakeview

3/4/2019

David and his team helped us with some drywall projects and, importantly, add a stair railing that was completely missing in our 100+ year old house. We contacted 2nd City because we wanted a team who would not just install any old railing, but thoughtfully create one that would complement the house. They did not disappoint - we are thrilled with the outcome! What started as a necessary safety feature is now a beautiful, one-of-a-kind focal point in our home. They are also delightful to work with - were able to start the project earlier than expected...and even found time to humor our little one who was enamored with the construction project and tools!

Brett G.

North Center

11/8/2018

Had a great experience with David and team! They priced out our job for us right after we contacted them and they were super accommodating when some personal issue forced us to push back the job almost a year. Both David and Micah gave us honest feedback about ideas which was greatly appreciated. I would certainly hire them for any future jobs!

Jennifer P.

Albany Park

9/29/2018

When we found 2nd City we hit gold. We had a MAJOR renovation done to the first floor of our home. Relocating and building staircases, complete kitchen gut and redesign. Could not be happier with them! They truly love what they do and it shows. They had our best interest in mind and we overcame some serious issues in our 100+ year home. Honesty and Integrity!

William O.

Mayfair

8/3/2018

We used David and Micah to remodel our "ancient" powder room. We decided to go high end and to make it a beautiful bathroom for guests and us alike. David did not disappoint in any way. He completed the work exactly as promised and his price was very fair. And we found David to be very honest in everything he says and does--something pretty rare these days.

We would not hesitate to use David and crew again for any size job. They knew what they were doing and did it quite well.

Paul W.

Lakeview

5/4/2018

I am woefully, embarrassingly late in writing this review, so I'll forgo the details, but in summary: David is an outstanding dude...super friendly, easy to worth with, honest and trustworthy. Totally the kind of guy you would want as a neighbor. We straight up ran out of time trying to reno our house before moving out of state and FULLY entrusted David and his crew to wrap up a few items for us at the house after we had left. Since hubby and I were cash flowing the reno, keeping costs down was an imperative to us, and so we tried to take on as much of the work ourselves as we could (painting, etc.). As we ran out of time and shifted tasks from our scope to Rocky's, he absorbed them easily without a hint of annoyance, and was very transparent with what would be an additional charge (unexpected electrical work), and what could be included without additional costs (mostly everything else). It was such a relief to not feel nickled and dimed during such a stressful period of time in our life. And perhaps most importantly, the work turned out beautifully. The work they performed more than doubled our ROI per the appraisal done at closing (we had had an appraisal done prior to the reno). 

I would not hesitate to recommend hiring these guys.

Brenton J

Albany Park

3/28/2018

We had previously had 2nd city rebuild out front deck and were so happy with the work they did and the relationship we had built with the whole team we did not hesitate to work with them on a second floor remodel. 

Second city did a total gut rehab on the second floor of our single family home. This is a huge job including moving stairs to the front of the house and tearing our everything to reinforce the floor joists as our second floor was actually unsafe. We lived at home during the renovation with our two small children and they made it as easy as possible for us even trying to work around our nap schedule as much as possible.

David and the whole team were so considerate of our space and really became part of our family in those few short months. Any sub contractors that had to be used were also very considerate of our home and family and did great work. We trusted everyone that David brought into our home. Once the space was gutted and set to be framed David worked with us to revamp the architects plans so that the space would flow better for our family. During a big project communication is key and David made this relationship effortless.

We will absolutely be using 2nd city again in the future. We are already planning for new hardwood floors on the first floor. We could not be more happy with the results. We feel like our family finally has a home!

Kelsey G.

Logan Square

10/1/2018

Ok you seriously can't get any better than 2nd City!  They are fair, honest and trustworthy...also the work is simply beautiful.  After interviewing and getting estimates from multiple contractors we are SO lucky to have found David and his team.
As you can see they really created magic in our kitchen

Jacob G.

Mayfair

06/21/2017

2nd City Craftsmen are as good as it gets for any home construction jobs.  They are truly gifted.  Initially we used them to put up crown molding in our condo.  The job needed to be rushed so we could get the painters in.  David came thru and squeezed us in right away.  The job came out wonderfully and we get compliments all the time.  We just hired them again to put up paneling on our garden patio retaining wall.  We gave David creative license with the design.  We couldn't be more pleased with results. His paneling design has added that WOW factor to our space. We highly recommend 2nd City Craftsmen.  You will not be disappointed.

Elizabeth B.

West Town Neighborhood

04/27/17

I highly recommend 2nd City Craftsmen & Construction. They have all the traits I look for in a contractor - the mind of a structural engineer, great craftsmanship, good communication, responsive, listens well, fair pricing & easy to work with.They just rebuilt our deck and I could not be happier. When David came out he actually looked at our structure and said they could reuse most of it, saving us money. The other 2 bids I received assumed an entire teardown and were much more expensive. They really listened to what I wanted, had great solutions and recommendations. I will definitely use them again for future projects.

Anne C.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood

12/23/2016

David and Rocky were great!  They responded promptly when we first reached out, worked within our schedule and budget, and made sure they did great and thorough work.  We asked them to install a sink into a laundry unit, rewire a closet for electrical so that we could install a freezer, and create conduit behind the tv so that we could hide all the wires.They noticed a few issues with our proposed plans and came up with creative solutions (the drain pipes in the laundry room did not properly lead water out of the unit, so they built a platform to place the sink on, thus allowing the water to properly flow out).  They also talked with us about different options without being pushy.  Importantly, they were always on time, professional, and courteous throughout.  

After they completed the project, I raised some questions about the bill and they took the time and energy to review the line items and further reduce the cost, which I appreciated.  Plus, they also took additional time to test the electric wiring in our garage at no extra cost when I asked a few questions about lighting. Finally, Rocky even brought his own paint to repair some patch work so that it wouldn't add to the final cost.  Overall, the cost was fair. 

I've had some bad luck with contractors in the past.  They've been non-responsive or did shoddy work.  But, we got great service from David and Rock.  All in all, both David and Rocky were really knowledgeable and professional. I am glad that I went with them because they got the job done correctly and quickly.

Ranjan E.

Wrigleyville Neightborhood

2nd city replaced my old iron fence. After hearing the options, I decided on a modern cedar fence. It was at the top of my budget, but with high quality cedar, great design and craftsmanship, it was worth every cent. The whole team was professional and were a pleasure to work with. I'll definitely use them again when I redo my porch next year in the spring.

Madge A.

Irving Park Neighborhood

We could not have been more happy with 2nd City. Rocky and his crew did an amazing job on our home, insulating the enclosed back porches and an building exterior entrance, stairs and a deck. The result is beautiful and really changes the whole home. For twelve years we didn't have a back entrance and now we are overjoyed! Rocky managed the project every step of the way: not only did he come give us the initial quote but he gave us ideas on the design; he was at our home every morning with his crew to ask and answer questions and work with the team. The entire team was extremely friendly and very reliable. The project was finished on time and on budget! There are not too many contractors you can say that about. We will definitely be referring our friends to Rocky and use him again in the future.

Sarah B.

Avondale Neighborhood

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