"Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you..."

"Hired Chris to get a long list of work done around our town house to get us market ready for the spring. His attention to detail was incredible. His team does such quality work. The painting, in multiple rooms and ceilings along with the drywall and tape repair was immaculate. I'm never using anyone else for my home repair jobs. I've found my guy!" - Karen L.

"I cannot tell you how very much we are pleased with the deck repair and window reconfiguration!   The deck looks much better than it did new 25 years ago!  Your gifted carpenter did an excellent job.  Very very pleased with the workmanship and materials. Thank you so much. If anyone asks for a reference for your company, please feel free to give them our contact info.  We would be happy to highly recommend your company.  I will certainly pass your info along to anyone we encounter who asks.  And should we decide to do any further work on the house, you are our first call.  Again thanks.  Pleasure doing business with you. - Virginia J.

 "Chris and his team were more then flexible, and the guys working in the house were as warm and friendly with me as could be. As for the finished product, it's the envy of all my friends and I can't be happier. If you've always dreamed of a home bar, whatever the space you're working with, I recommend." - Brandon B.

​​"I was very happy with them. They had a reasonable estimate, was able to get us on the schedule quickly, and Tom couldn't have been nicer. He completed the job, cleaned up, and made sure we were happy."- Judy H.

​​"Refreshing Renovations were a joy to work with. They kept me informed every step of the way. They were on time, very professional, and did a great job. I will definitely hire them again in the spring to knock off a few items on the "honey do" list."- Cindee B.

"Our experience from beginning to end was smooth and transparent from the first phone call, to scheduling, bid process, design & planning, and the big day (renovation day). Pricing was affordable and well within our budget and turnaround time was fast! Refreshing Renovations turned our cookie cutter kitchen to a beautiful live in homely space. We still have several rooms in our house that need personalizing and will definitely be using this company for our future projects."- Lin C.

"So glad my friend called me up and told me to give these guys a shot! I had some water damage in my basement and needed dry walling and painting done to repair the damage and clean-up and take away the old stuff. 

Considering I had NO clue where to even begin it helped me out a lot that Chris was able to EXPLAIN what was going to happen and help me to understand. 

Quick, painless and efficient and the cost was well worth every penny. This is why I love giving reviews to local guys who ACTUALLY deserve the 5 stars!"  -
Kevin W

​​"Awesome! Great customer service. He took time to assess and evaluate my concerns and delivered on his promise."- Melissa J.

"I had these guys remodel my bathroom and was so impressed I had them back to complete a 3 bed 2 bath upstairs addition. It looks great!" - Brian W.

​​"Great experience. On time and did a great job."- Dan G.

​​"All the folks at Refreshing Renovations were thorough, timely, and helpful. The cost was very reasonable and the repairs I needed were done efficiently and well! I will use this company again."- Dawn J.

"When we moved to IL Chris and his awesome team painted several rooms of our house. They also installed a kitchenette in our basement and repaired a closet that had water damage. We have a new project coming up and have already set a date to get a quote! Highly recommend Refreshing Renovations. Great people and quality work!" - Hylary S.

"Chris was very prompt and friendly. He got the job done in less than 2 days at a very reasonable price. He does all kinds of home renovation projects, we will be calling him again!" - Amy N.

"This company has honest, caring and professional workers. They painted every room in my house while my husband & I were at work, very trustworthy" - Dawn R.

​​"Great work; good price; skilled and pleasant carpenter and Workman." -​Philip H.

​​"Got back to me right away and they were very responsive."- Susan O.

"I wanted to let you know that I am VERY satisfied with my new deck. Your guys did a wonderful job. Tom did a wonderful job- very conscientious. You're lucky to have him."- Steve M.

"Chris and his team at Refreshing Renovations tackled a very difficult "rat exclusion" problem outside our Chicago condo, which included installing exterior rat barriers and adding a foundation below our HVAC units. We had a major problem, and the property did not lend itself to an easy situation. The team worked overtime to finish the work - including close to midnight on a Sunday - and maintained a positive attitude. It was obvious they cared about the quality of their work and our satisfaction. We strongly recommend them." - Carolyn G.

"We are so impressed with your electrician, Pete. Our job was more complicated than we originally planned, and Pete took the time to evaluate the situation, come up with a detailed plan, and complete the work without taking any shortcuts. We can rest easy knowing that the job was done right. Not only is it functional, but it looks fantastic. We couldn't be happier with his work. This is our third major project with Refreshing Renovations, and we have been completely satisfied each time. "- Dave C.

"They insulated, dry-walled and painted my garage with great attention to detail in a timely manner.  I will be using them in the future to paint the inside of my house and to renovate my kitchen." - Leana G.

"Would highly recommend calling Chris for any home project! Called Refreshing Renovations to quote multiple projects on our new house. As first time homeowners that moved from the city, we had quite a variety of projects that Chris tackled! 

Out of 3 contractors that came to give quotes- Chris was the most affordable and by far the most personable. He took the time to explain what he was going to do and why. Despite his busy schedule, he squeezed us in.

He did unbelievable job redoing our laundry room (tiling/drywall), closing off a recessed wall, as well as patching window sills and painting." -
​ Sandy K

​​"Big man Dan is THE MAN, really. He's been great. A hard-worker  and really pays attention to detail.- Jeff D.

"We hired Chris and his team for several projects last month, and could not be happier with the results from start to finish. They painted our whole house, repaired ceiling drywall damage from a washing machine flood, installed a tile back splash in our kitchen and a tile half wall in our guest bath, removed the hideous builder grade bathroom mirrors and light fixtures and replaced them with high quality fixtures of our choosing, installed a new light fixture in our foyer, closed off an open "formal living room" and installed double doors; transforming a virtually useless space into a lovely "bedroom" for our dogs. 

All of the projects turned out beautifully! I had many questions and requests throughout the process and Chris patiently answered every one. He and his team were professional, polite, neat and thorough. I interviewed several companies before choosing Refreshing Renovations, and Chris' pricing was not only better than the rest, but he uses a no pressure approach that I really appreciated. He encouraged me to get quotes from other companies so that I had a better idea of the costs involved. Unlike other companies I worked with, Chris doesn't urge you to use the most expensive products, he was very good at telling me what the best value was, and helping me choose the right products based on our needs.  

I cannot say enough good things about Chris and his team. We will definitely be using Refreshing Renovations for future projects, and recommending them to everyone!" - Katie A.

​​"Chris did a good quote for my home improvement project. Tom carries out the project excellently. I am very satisfied with their service."- Sammi T.

​​"They were very helpful, friendly even when I missed an appointment due to an unavoidable circumstance. They did exactly what the job required for exactly the quoted, very fair price."- Mary J.

​​"We were very happy with how professional all the people were that worked on our project. They arrived at 8:00 sharp and worked non stop--only taking a small break for lunch. When they were finished for the day they left our bathroom picked up and neat. (They also went out of their way to lay paper all the way from the front door, up the stairs into our bathroom.) Tom especially was there every day and listened to our questions and our concerns! He also helped me with the many decisions that I had to make. This is the 3rd time we have worked with Refreshing Renovations and will hire them again for future projects!!!!"- Nancy A.

"I am very happy with the recently completed work done by the folks at Refreshing Renovations. Chris was thorough in assessing the repairs needed to my brick moulding/exterior wood and patio door. The work was done in a timely manner and completed quickly but completely. The price was reasonable and we are very satisfied with the overall experience, from initial contact through completion. We will use Refreshing Renovations again."- Dawn V.

​​"We are very satisfied with the work that Pete and the others did this week. We appreciate the good advice Pete gave us in repairing the Porch floor and in general his professional work and attention to detail. he was also pleasant to work with."- Don M.

​​"Dan, Thank you for your genuine hard work, attentiveness and friendly help you gave us in the past couple months to make our home renovation project the way we wanted. Your efforts went above and beyond what we expected and we are thankful for your fabulous help!- Kevin C.

​​"Again, I want to commend the professional skilled work done by Pete and Tom on this job. I have had a lot of contractors work for me over the years and these two guys are top notch!!!!!!!  Thank you. - Peg O.

​​"You guys just did my stairs today... they're awesome! Everything is great. Thank you so much. If I ever need anything again you will be the first people I call."- Sean B.

"Had a new deck installed and love it. Love the custom gate!  Wish I could figure out how to post a picture. Chris had no problem dealing with our associations guidelines and approval process. Started Monday and finished it Friday. Thanks!" - Barb R.