First Community Builders, Inc.

★★★★★
  • 5097 N. Elston

    Chicago, IL 60630

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  • 773-725-7778

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Home Construction & Remodeling
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They charged me $4000 to replace the main supports for my porch. Now the uprights have warped and twisted and the city wants me to build a new porch. I had Dave come back to see the problem, and he just did a lot of talking and made no offer to fix it.

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They charged me $4000 to replace the main supports for my porch. Now the uprights have warped and twisted and the city wants me to build a new porch. I had Dave come back to see the problem, and he just did a lot of talking and made no offer to fix it.

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The owners Dave and Dave were great! They came out and gave an estimate right away and said they could start the project within the next few days. This was essential as it was an emergency repair to the porch roof that was collapsing under the weight of ice/snow. The workmen showed up on time and went straight to work. Dave and Dave came by during the day to personally check on the progress of the project. The work was finished on schedule, on budget, and the area was left clean. Dave Caplan called a few days later to make sure I was happy with the work. I will definitely use them for any future projects.

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The owners Dave and Dave were great! They came out and gave an estimate right away and said they could start the project within the next few days. This was essential as it was an emergency repair to the porch roof that was collapsing under the weight of ice/snow. The workmen showed up on time and went straight to work. Dave and Dave came by during the day to personally check on the progress of the project. The work was finished on schedule, on budget, and the area was left clean. Dave Caplan called a few days later to make sure I was happy with the work. I will definitely use them for any future projects.

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They installed a 30X40 skylight over my stair on my townhouse roof.
They came in for a quick estimate on the time we established over the phone. They arrived on time for both the estimate and when they installed the skylight. They did a fairly good job of keeping my place clean during and after the installation. The skylight has been in place for only one fall and winter period. So far there has been no leaks or cracks.

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They installed a 30X40 skylight over my stair on my townhouse roof.
They came in for a quick estimate on the time we established over the phone. They arrived on time for both the estimate and when they installed the skylight. They did a fairly good job of keeping my place clean during and after the installation. The skylight has been in place for only one fall and winter period. So far there has been no leaks or cracks.

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Very professional and really took care of us.

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Very professional and really took care of us.

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First Community responded quickly to my inquiry and was out that same weekend looking over my property. Dave gave me an honest opinion of the cost as well as what we had to do to stay within the city's code. His estimate was right on and we did not have to pay a penny more.

His crew, led by Joe, was excellent. They kept the yard relatively clean while working on the deck and were done very quickly. Joe even came back after they finished the deck to explain how we can waterproof our deck. Excellent job.

We are planning to hire them again to do another project.

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First Community responded quickly to my inquiry and was out that same weekend looking over my property. Dave gave me an honest opinion of the cost as well as what we had to do to stay within the city's code. His estimate was right on and we did not have to pay a penny more.

His crew, led by Joe, was excellent. They kept the yard relatively clean while working on the deck and were done very quickly. Joe even came back after they finished the deck to explain how we can waterproof our deck. Excellent job.

We are planning to hire them again to do another project.

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They came out and gave be th best estimate and answered all my questions and concerns. Put up the porch in two days and left the area spotless. The did a fantastic job and now I have the best looking porch on the block. I will be saving their card for future projects.

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They came out and gave be th best estimate and answered all my questions and concerns. Put up the porch in two days and left the area spotless. The did a fantastic job and now I have the best looking porch on the block. I will be saving their card for future projects.

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1st Community was able to complete the job when needed, and my porch passed inspection, unfortunately, one of the main uprights is twisted after one year, and some of the joints connected to this upright are not as solid as they could be. I did call them about this, but no repairs were made. The city of chicago requires all NEW porches to have the uprights set into the ground with cement a few feet down, but since this was an existing porch, they were able to simply replace the uprights and lookouts. Another contractor friend of mine said they probably used fresh cut wood that hadn't dried out yet, so the possibility of twisting was high.

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1st Community was able to complete the job when needed, and my porch passed inspection, unfortunately, one of the main uprights is twisted after one year, and some of the joints connected to this upright are not as solid as they could be. I did call them about this, but no repairs were made. The city of chicago requires all NEW porches to have the uprights set into the ground with cement a few feet down, but since this was an existing porch, they were able to simply replace the uprights and lookouts. Another contractor friend of mine said they probably used fresh cut wood that hadn't dried out yet, so the possibility of twisting was high.

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Very courteous and straightforward from the first estimate meeting. Very professional and considerate of the building's residents through the job. Final product of the highest standard.
Once payment was made in full, it became very difficult to get followthrough on a couple of minor finishing concerns of ours, specifically - sealing up a gap between the roof and wall in one of the dormers. After many phone calls and a letter of complaint, the problem was finally addressed and solved.
Overall, we are comfortable recommending this company to anyone seeking to have similar work done on their home. We are very pleased with the final results.

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Very courteous and straightforward from the first estimate meeting. Very professional and considerate of the building's residents through the job. Final product of the highest standard.
Once payment was made in full, it became very difficult to get followthrough on a couple of minor finishing concerns of ours, specifically - sealing up a gap between the roof and wall in one of the dormers. After many phone calls and a letter of complaint, the problem was finally addressed and solved.
Overall, we are comfortable recommending this company to anyone seeking to have similar work done on their home. We are very pleased with the final results.

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There were several problems with the quality of the workmen.The owners were very quick to correct the problems and I am happy with the job done.

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There were several problems with the quality of the workmen.The owners were very quick to correct the problems and I am happy with the job done.

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DAVE CAPLAN & FOREMAN WESLEY DID EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID TO BE DONE ON TIME WE ARE SO PLEASED WITH THEIR WORK I WISH I HAD THE MONEY TO DO OUR KITCHEN SO WE COULD CALL THEM BACK AGAIN!! WHEN WE ARE READY THEY WILL BE DOING THAT JOB FOR US TOO IN OUR BOOK A 4 STAR RATING TO 1ST COMMUNITY BLDRS!!! MR.& MRS.PATRICK MC GONAGLE CHICAGO

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DAVE CAPLAN & FOREMAN WESLEY DID EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID TO BE DONE ON TIME WE ARE SO PLEASED WITH THEIR WORK I WISH I HAD THE MONEY TO DO OUR KITCHEN SO WE COULD CALL THEM BACK AGAIN!! WHEN WE ARE READY THEY WILL BE DOING THAT JOB FOR US TOO IN OUR BOOK A 4 STAR RATING TO 1ST COMMUNITY BLDRS!!! MR.& MRS.PATRICK MC GONAGLE CHICAGO

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Wrong color roof was installed on north side of roof before we were informed of error. To solve problem roofers installed remainder of roof with correct color and covered over wrong side with the correct color which added two layers to that side. Language posed a few problems between roofers and homeower. All together we were pleased with the final results.

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Wrong color roof was installed on north side of roof before we were informed of error. To solve problem roofers installed remainder of roof with correct color and covered over wrong side with the correct color which added two layers to that side. Language posed a few problems between roofers and homeower. All together we were pleased with the final results.

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