Resources

Own an old house?  Want to buy an historic home? Think before you leap!  Vintage homes, their design, restoration and care require a specific language, knowledge and understanding.   Assembling qualified vintage contractors, designers, architects and landscapers to provide specialized skill sets did not simply happen overnight.  Below is a list of resources and qualified individuals/businesses that specialize in historic restoration, renovation and vintage home design.  If you have someone that you have used or know to be a great resource let me know.  More is more!

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Society of Architectural Historians

American Institute of Architects | Chicago Chapter

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association

Chicago Contractors  & Builders:

Homescape Construction (serves primarily Chicago’s south side and suburbs)

David Porter | 773.934.0589 | www.homescapeconstruction.com

Stratum Builders  (Residential & Commercial)

312.752.6060 | www.stratumbuilders.com

Dusan Menacinin (Masonry)

773.759.4448 | menicanind@yahoo.com

Stonebridge Construction & Development

Matt Berenberg | 773.851.3004  www.stonebridgegroup.org

Fortune Restoration Painting & Masonry

847.647.2500 | www.fortunerestoration.com

True Colors Decorating & Painting

Mariusz Dolegiewicz | 847.720.4865

Superior Windows

847.475.6903 | www.superiorexteriors.com

Chicago Architects:

Greene & Proppe Design, Inc.

Thom Green & Rick Proppe | (773) 271-1925 | www.gpdchicago.com

Darcy Bonner and Associates

Darcy Bonner | 312.853.3470 | www.darcybonner.com

Dian Keehan

Dian Keehan | 847.869.4005

John A. Hagenah

John Hagenah | 847.784.1800

Michael Hershenson Architects

Michael Hershenson | 847.869.7700 | www.mhadesign.com

Normandy Builders

Reg Marzec | 630.455.5600 | www.normandybuilders.com

Chicago Designers:

Christine’s Concepts in Design

Christine Cmejrek Zamec |773.935.0807 | www.christines-concepts.com

Janie Petkus Interiors

Janie Petkus |  630.325.3242 | www.janiepetkus.com

Leo Designs

Stephanie Wirth | 312.492.7700  | www.leodesignschicago.com

No Place Like Home

Larry Zimmer | 312.938.9140 | www.nplhinc.com

Pariscope Design

Madeline Roth | 630.251.0307 | www.pariscope.net

ReArrange

Jeff Shuler | 773.904.8604 | www.rearrangeyourhome.com

Sean Michael Design

Sean Cowan |773.564.4161 | www.seanmichaeldesign.com

Yearbook

 Jef Anderson | 708.366.1920 | www.yearbookstudios.com

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