Benchmark Homes, Custom Home Builder and Remodeler – Lake Forest, IL

Other Work

Maintenance and Miscellaneous

Although the vast majority of recognition for Benchmark Homes has come from our custom homes and larger remodel projects, many of our jobs are relatively small.  For many of our customers, Benchmark Homes has become an annual participant in their maintenance and home improvements.  Many times it might be work that they could contract themselves but that would mean meeting with multiple contractors, receiving multiple opinions and costs, determining what is best, securing permits, scheduling, meeting with the crews at the start and along the way, determining if the work has been done correctly, trusting that everyone is properly insured and that everyone that the contractor uses and should get paid does get paid.  Instead, our customers know that one call and meetings with one company will give them the confidence that everything will be taken care of and at a fair price.  In the end, the hours saved of their own time and the peace-of-mind represents a savings to them.

For smaller jobs, these can either be done as a set cost, or as a time and material cost.  Most work can be done at $75 per man-hour, plus material cost.  Examples of some recent work includes:

  • Removing old plastic shutters and installing new cedar shutters on hinges
  • Adding lighting and switching
  • Relocating outlets and TV jacks to where they are needed
  • Installing new light fixtures
  • Reinstalling towel bars and hooks
  • Repairing windows with seal failures
  • Refinishing floors
  • Repairing leaks from showers and vanities
  • Installing new countertops and backsplash tile
  • Repairing leaking windows
  • Expanding patios and adding exterior elements like a pergola
  • Improving HVAC systems
  • Improving insulation
  • Repairing drywall walls and ceilings
  • Repainting rooms and trim
  • Installing shelving
  • Creating better functioning mudrooms

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