Nearing retirement, we determined the need for a ranch style home and extensively searched for one that met our present and future needs. Finding none, we decided to design our own to replace our existing home of 35 years and developed our dream house plans. After interviewing and checking references for several builders, we selected Norway and have since realized that was one of the best decisions we made.
Working closely with Bob, we made several changes to the initial plans that saved costs and added functionality. Additionally, many changes were made during construction from excavation to final occupancy that improved our vision of what we wanted. Bob worked side by side with us to custom design many details to include the door and window trims, breakfast bar facade, fireplace and mantel, bathrooms, front foyer and skylights (to name a few) as construction progressed, always ensuring the use of quality materials and workmanship.
Best of all, there were no delays in the overall schedule, while maintaining costs within our budget, as a result of Maryanne’s efforts. In fact, work was completely in 7 months, a full month earlier than our original projections.
Norway far exceeded our expectations in making our dream house a reality to enjoy for many years to come as we develop it into our new home with new traditions and memories.
Ed & Marilyn Ludwig
Downers Grove, IL
When I found out I needed to move my violin teaching business to my home, I had no idea how to create a private studio that would work for both my family and my students. Thank you so much for helping me select doors to convert my dining room into a perfect teaching setting. Bob matched the wood finish in my home perfectly, and the doors are stunning - a perfect match to our home decor. I can't thank you enough!Stefanie RembiszewskiBloomingdale, IL
Dear Folks, I heartily recommend Norway builders for any building improvements. Around eight years ago Norway was responsible for a beautiful renovation at St. Joseph's inDowners Grove. This included restoration of old stained glass windows, the walling off of a chapel and the installation of large wall of glass. Also included was a general painting of the whole interior. The second job they did for us was a great new kitchen in the rectory. All the cabinets were custom built and look great. Finally they undertook the restoration of Fitzgerald Hall a few years ago. This required all new walls, floor, carpet and lighting. The final result is very attractive.Father Paul HottingerDowners Grove, IL
We found ourselves in the very scary position of remodeling a home from 2,000 miles away. All I can say is that every day we were grateful we had chosen Norway. Bob and Maryanne were wonderfully communicative and a joy to work with. Bob was unfailingly honest and responsible, and his crew kept our home safe and clean during the construction. In addition, they maintained good relationships with our neighbors-to-be. Frankly, that alone would have been enough to be grateful for. But there's more. Both he and Maryanne were always positive and patient. They genuinely cared about our project. We've worked with many contractors, most of whom sour when you present an idea that differs from theirs. Bob was a breath of fresh air. He not only welcomed new ideas, he got excited about them and helped us consider all our options, and any obstacles we might encounter. There was never a moment during the remodel that we didn't feel we could trust Bob completely. He worked hard to help us economize whenever we could, and he earned our utmost respect for his truthfulness and integrity. To this day, a year and a half later, if Bob installed it and something goes wrong with it, he takes care of it. We can't imagine ever working with a better contractor. He did an outstanding job transforming our home and we would hire him again in a heartbeat. In fact, we'll never hire anyone else.Regina and Mike McCarthy Oak Brook, IL
Remodeling your home can be a very stressful time in a family’s life, especially when you have four kids! Norway Builders made the entire process easy and enjoyable. It was essentially a stress-free experience that allowed us to focus on the details that were important to us. Maryanne and Bob were very helpful in the decision making process from everything from carpet to cabinets to tile and even the handles on your cabinets. It was reassuring to know that they were both honest and trustworthy throughout the entire remodel. I feel anyone given the opportunity to work with Norway Builders would have the same experience we did, and we would recommend their company to anyone.
Bridget and Jim H. of Downers Grove, IL
Wednesday, May 20th