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    Three unit condo building that needed a new back deck and stairs. The old stairs were metal, the stairs and decks were removed, hauled away and rebuilt with wood. We needed new support to bring the structure to code. Porch Systems worked with us to keep the design similar and to bring the structure up to code. We had to have part of concrete walkway removed and redone in addition to the structure. We are very pleased with the work that was completed.

From the first call, everyone was prompt, responsive and on time. Our contact was willing to come out multiple times before they were selected and during the project to speak with the tenants to explain the project, answer questions and to make sure we were satisfied with the work that was being completed. We are very pleased with the work that was completed and we are looking to hire this form again for another project.


Katherine Martin

    I spent several months getting recommendations, quotes, and evaluating various contractors. PorchSystems rose to the top. I felt they had the most credibility when it came to what they intended to do and how they would do it. Some contractors came in with lower estimates, but wanted to take shortcuts that would likely cost us more in the future. Several did not even want to pull permits. We had them replace a catch basin, rebuild a retaining wall, and bring our very large 6 unit porch up to code. They handled all the permitting and architectural drawings which were a relief to us. I would recommend Porch Systems without hesitation.

Matt Fuller



    We chose Porch Systems because the owner and his team, from the very first phone call, were the ultimate professionals. Every phone call was promptly returned, every question answered. Porch Systems helped us throughout the city permit process which was terrific. Once the work started, it was rather late in the year and we worried about the impending snow. The team worked around the clock, in below-freezing temperatures and snow, to make sure our porch was finished. They went above and beyond in some of the repairs, noticing other items (a stair railing, caulking around outside doors) outside of our quote and fixing them without charging us in excess of our original agreement. All unit owners are pleased with the outcome, and we can't wait for summer to enjoy our great 'new' porch. We've also already lined up Porch Systems for some new projects.

Ellen Sass

    Contacted Porch Systems and they promptly responded. They viewed the site and submitted an estimate later that day. Compared their estimate with two other contractors and found it very competitive on a price/quality basis. Signed the contract and gave an initial down-payment. 
    Porch Systems took care of the design and permit process. This process went more quickly than expected. (Much more quickly than if I had done it myself.) The work was performed promptly and conscientiously. They kept the site clean and organized. The final result was beyond expectations. The porch and parapet wall passed city inspection without modification.

RPPG - Chicago


    Working with Porch Systems was truly a great experience. Being in the real estate industry, I deal with contractors on a daily basis and quality service is not easy to find. When building my porch, Porch Systems not only did excellent work, but they did a great job keeping me updated on each step of the process from plans and permits to final city inspection. 
    For the first time I did not have to make a million phone calls and chase down contractors. Many contractors out there can learn something from Porch Systems quality work, communication, and service. 
    I highly recommend them!

G. Selas


    “Porch Systems just finished replacing the rear porch and staircase of our building. I can’t express how pleased I am with the results. They came in at budget and the quality of the workmanship and materials was exceptional.  I’d use them again in a heartbeat.” 

Paul Ghilardi - CFO, Resurrection Physicians Provider Group, Inc


Porch Systems 

    I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the excellent work you did on my back porch  in Chicago. Every interaction I had with you and your associates throughout the process was professional and friendly. Having dealt with many, many contractors over the years, I know that those who can deliver prompt, courteous and professional service are few. Your company met every expectation from beginning to end: you were on time for the scheduled estimate and all inspections; you provided a cost estimate in the promised time frame; your pricing was reasonable compared to other estimates I received; the work was in accordance with applicable building codes; you took care of the permit and inspection process; the work was performed in a professional manner and all debris was cleared away upon completion.

I am thoroughly pleased with the work and Porch Systems as a whole and have already recommended your company to several others. Feel free to give a copy of this letter to anyone who is considering your company for a job. I would also be happy to speak with any potential clients about my experience with you and your company.

Michael A. Lowery


Dear prospective customers of Porch Systems,

I’m the president of a three-flat condo unit in Edgewater, Chicago, and we just had Porch Systems replace the back exterior wood stairway of our building.  I’m writing to highly recommend these guys if you’re making arrangements for a similar job.

We got eight estimates for this project, and Porch Systems came in with a price that was several thousand dollars lower than the other bids.  Any concerns I had that the lower price would compromise the quality of the work were completely unfounded.  Owner, the crew leader, was remarkably courteous and conscientious throughout the entire process.  He took care of the design and the necessary permits, and the work they did was absolutely top-notch.  

Another thing I appreciate is the way owner kept me updated every step of the way.  Especially with all the rain we had this spring (’09), there were some days when the crew were forced to delay their work.  Despite these unavoidable delays, I always knew from owner exactly what the crew was doing, and they made steady progress.

My general impression from this experience was that Porch Systems was working with me to improve the safety, appearance, and value of our building.  They kept the work site clean, they skillfully adapted to some surprises of the kind that frequently arise when working on an older building like ours, and they were admirably communicative and friendly.

Again, I’m pleased to give Porch Systems a big “thumbs up.”

Todd DeStigter