Don’t just take our word for it. Our previous clients are some of our biggest advocates with many current homeowners happy to share their experiences with future 5th Avenue Construction clients. Read stories from our past clients and learn how 5th Avenue delivers premium customer service, compelling design, and a stress-free construction process time and again.
After having our Chicago condo on the market for a while and then living temporarily in Indiana, we began looking for a home that was either new or already updated. We didn’t want to live through a renovation.
When we met Frank at the Glens of Connemara, we hit it off with him immediately. He was down to earth and opened up to us about the industry. We liked his models, but Lemont wasn’t where we wanted to be. He then told us that if we could find the lot, he could build the home.
When we found this vacant lot in LaGrange at a good price, it was an ah-ha moment for us. Frank had his architect draw the plans. We marked them up a bit, but he really captured everything we wanted from the start: an attached garage; an open floor plan; lots of windows; and four bedrooms, so we could grow into the home and have space for out-of-town guests.
The entire process with 5th Avenue was one of the easiest things we’ve ever done. Everything was transparent. When Frank or Patrick told us something was going to be done, it was – and at the cost they said it would be. They were easy to deal with and so accessible, even to the point that when we were standing in the store and wondering about appliance dimensions, we sent Patrick a text and he got back to us immediately.
The day before we moved in, Patrick took us on a tour of the home and he noticed how our washing machine on the second floor extended out just a touch from the wall. It was still functional, so we were content. Patrick wanted it perfect though. The next day, he had a crew out here to cut, tape, patch, sand, and paint. That wasn’t something he had to do, but he did.
From beginning to end, 5th Avenue gave us nothing short of a professional, high-quality experience.
--Matt and Suzie
The Mosher Family - Matt and Suzie
We sold our Chicago condo in July 2011 and then began looking for a home in the southwest suburbs so we could be near family. From the beginning, we were looking for the home in which we would settle long-term and grow our family.
We began looking at fixer uppers, thinking we’d get a deal in this market, but we also tried to keep an open mind to everything that was available. We swept suburban towns looking at homes and drove through the Glens of Connemara one summer day. Coming from the city, we wanted space. We saw the golf course and the nearby forest preserve and that piqued our interest.
A week later, we returned to the Glens of Connemara and met Jamie in the sales office. From the get go, dealing with 5th Avenue was relaxing and comfortable. We always felt it was an open, honest dialogue. In October, we connected with Frank to really investigate what we could do. The numbers looked good and we could get precisely what we wanted from the beginning – no long renovation projects necessary. The opportunity was ours to take and everything was in motion by Thanksgiving.
We love to entertain and the Carna’s open floorplan was ideal for that. We were admittedly particular about what we wanted in our home. We wanted a bedroom facing the golf course, so we could put a deck off of it. We moved the laundry room to the second floor, something the team fit in while adding a full bathroom in one bedroom. We added windows throughout the home, even lifting the entire home one foot so we could fit windows in the basement. We even requested additional windows after framing. All along the way, 5th Avenue accommodated us. There was no question they were going to get things done.
We moved in June 21, 2012 and we look upon the experience as a regret-free one. If we were to ever build new again, it would be with 5th Avenue.
The Caprilla Family
--John and Amy
The Caprilla Family - --John and Amy
We had a townhome in Naperville and were happy there. Even with a second child on the way, the townhome still had enough room and would have continued meeting our needs. But our long-term vision involved a single-family house, so we put the townhome up for sale and began the home search.
As we looked around Naperville, we couldn’t find a single home with everything we wanted. It became frustrating, even disheartening.
After one long day of looking at 7-8 houses – not one of which captured our interest – we headed toward Lemont. We actually stumbled upon The Glens of Connemara. We walked into the model home and it was beyond what we ever could’ve wanted. Then, we learned it was for sale, was in our budget, and we could close within two months. Everything came together.
As beautiful as the home was, we still wanted to change some things that gave the home our touch. Side-by-side, Frank and his team worked with us to make everything come to life, even offering suggestions we hadn’t considered to make our house a home.
We extended the patio, finished the basement, fenced in the backyard, and installed outdoor lighting. We added a kitchen backsplash and under-cabinet lighting. We changed room colors and added closet organizers. The 5th Avenue guys even mounted our TVs.
The process of buying a new home and moving was as painless as it could have possibly been because of 5th Avenue’s customer service. Everything they did was done with quality in mind. All throughout, we felt 5th Avenue consistently wanted us to be happy and held our best interest at heart.
The Mrotek Family - Tim and Cindy
We were living in an Orland Park townhome and with a baby on the way – one that would bring our growing family to six – space was only going to get tighter. We started looking at single-family homes, but found little fitting our needs and budget.
We stopped at The Glens of Connemara on a Sunday near 5:00 p.m. and were shocked to find someone there – Frank – who welcomed us in. The model home had everything we wanted, but was beyond our budget. That’s when Frank asked us if we had considered building on our own lot, something he assured us could be more economical. Until that conversation, we thought a custom project would be way out of reach.
Frank immediately used his industry contacts to help us find a lot in Orland Park. Then, it turned to the home plans. We loved the craftsman style, but also wanted an open concept. We must have had 10 revisions of the plan. The 5th Avenue team was accommodating and patient with every change and that just heightened our level of comfort and confidence.
From beginning to end and months beyond the closing, we can’t say enough about the personal touch 5th Avenue gave to our home. We wanted a certain type of floor and Frank went out and found samples. We wanted espresso-colored cabinets and Frank tracked them down. He wanted us to be happy. When it came to design, Dina laid everything out for us. She helped us make confident decisions and validated those choices. The entire team made sure we got what we wanted.
It didn’t matter our budget. Frank and Patrick were working with us and respecting our concerns and wishes. They were caring and calming every step of the way, immediately answering any questions we had and detailing where we were in the process and where we were headed next.
In the end, 5th Avenue made our vision come true.
The La Margo Family - --Joe and Melissa