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Call 1st American Builders of Chicago Inc, for all of your home renovations needs in the Greater Chicago Area. We can handle interior and exterior projects of all sizes. All of our work has to be code-compliant and meet the specifications of the contract as well as meet our high internal quality standards and ADA requirements.

Who we are
We’ve been in the home remodeling business since 1960, when Ted Halikas started First American Builders of Chicago Inc. His nephew, James Halikas, joined the company in 1973 and took over the reigns in 1985, building upon the company’s original mission of providing excellent workmanship at affordable prices.

We specialize in interior and exterior home remodeling projects. Our team of skilled professionals will take care of your roofing, basement, decks, additions, kitchen and bath remodeling so that you’ll have more time for yourself and your loved ones.

The First American Way
A dedicated project manager will supervise your home renovations, making sure that your project is on time and within budget. He’ll provide you with a personalized service that surpasses the construction industry standards, working closely with you in designing all of the important aspects and checking all of the details for you. Our goal is to do what’s necessary to get the job done, making sure that you’re fully satisfied.

What We Do
We handle interior home renovation projects of all sizes including:

  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Additions
  • Basements
  • Fireplaces
  • Closets

Also, we can take care of exterior home renovation projects including:

  • Roofing
  • Doors & Storm Doors
  • Driveways and Walkways
  • Garages
  • Patios
  • Masonry
  • Shed & Utility Buildings
  • Siding
  • Soffit & Fascia
  • Windows

Areas That We Service
We proudly serve the Greater Chicago Area including Southwest Chicago (Tinley Park, Burbank, Chicago Ridge etc…), City South (Ashburn Park, Roseland, South Shore etc...), City Central (Bucktown, Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, the South Loop etc…) and South Chicago (Chicago Heights, Harvey, Park Forest etc…)

Fire and Water Damage Restoration
When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back - like it never even happened.
1st American Builders offers cleanup and restoration services including:

  • Debris Removal & Disposal
  • Flooring Replacement
  • Sheetrock Repair & Replacement
  • Professional Painting Services
  • Reconstruction

Trust your home with Chicago's Home Remodeling Professionals, 1st American Builders of Chicago!

Real Estate Inspections

Find out the condition and potential value of a property.

Rehabs & Renos

We do all types of rehabs and renovations for personal use or to increase property value.

Financing Available

We can help you find financing for any size project at low interest rates.

Fully Licensed

Working with a fully licensed contractor puts your mind at ease that the contractor is accepted by local authorities as a safe and reputable contractor.

Insured & Bonded

Rest assured that your project is fully insured and that you are not liable in the event of any mishaps throughout the building process.

Senior Discounts

Millitary and Senoir discounts available - up to 15%


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