Catalyst Remodeling | Our Story

In 2003, Eric Udelhoven, President of Catalyst Remodeling, who was president of a condo association, needed to find a remodeling company for the building that he was responsible for. Eric was also a project manager for a commercial construction company and had never needed to hire a home repair company until then. So using the experience he had as a commercial project manager, he began soliciting bids from various remodeling contractors. After two weeks of calling around and asking for referrals, he found 3 companies that were interested in doing the project.

The first contractor showed up 90 minutes late and never got back with an estimate. The second contractor priced the project unbelievably expensive. Finally, the third contractor gave a price that was in between the two, so Eric awarded the contract to the third contract. The typical process ensued; the contractor showed up took a deposit and wasn’t heard from for four weeks. After repeated attempts to contact the contractor, Eric contacted the Secretary of State and other various entities to try to resolve the issue. Finally the contractor showed up and began the work with a team that did no speak English and had absolute disregard for the state they left the building in every day. In short, the experience that Eric had gone through left a very bad taste in his mouth. Click here to read more about Catalyst Remodeling; your Chicago Luxury Remodeling Company.

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