About Us

About Catalyst Builders & Remodelers

Recent Testimonials
  • "Catalyst did a fantastic job repairing our wall after it sustained water damage." Read Full Testimonial

    J.C. Diner of Chicago, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Catalyst did a fantastic job repairing our wall after it sustained water damage. I was greeted by the company owner in our first meeting, where he had a professionally prepared PowerPoint presentation touting Catalyst's credentials. They lived up to all their promises and even exceeded expectations. Since we live out of town, they put together a video clip and before and after pictures of the work, and emailed it to me. They mailed back our keys to our home address. They patched other holes in our walls from hanging pictures. And the list goes on and on. I can't speak highly enough of Catalyst's operation and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to do any kind of remodeling on their home.
    J.C. Diner
    Chicago, IL
  • "Catalyst did an excellent job remodeling our bathroom." Read Full Testimonial

    Chris L. of Chicago, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Catalyst did an excellent job remodeling our bathroom. One great thing was that work was done and progress was made every single day. There were NO days of living with construction without progress. Surprises (like an extra layer of tile below the tile being removed) were handled in a very matter of fact way. Post-completion touch-ups were done professionally and in a timely manner
    Chris L.
    Chicago, IL
  • "As I have told you many times, we are so happy with how everything turned out." Read Full Testimonial

    K S. of Chicago, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              As I have told you many times, we are so happy with how everything turned out. Everything is in tip top shape! We will definitely be touching base with you guys this spring to get a quote for the roof deck. You guys have provided amazing services and your quality is top notch. We look forward to working with you guys again in the future! Have a wonderful Holiday and be in touch soon! Kelly
    K S.
    Chicago, IL

Customer Reviews
  • By Allison K.
    Chicago, IL

    "I recently had catalyst construction build a small addition on my house. Eric and the entire team were fantastic. We are looking..."

    Customer Review

    By Allison K.
    Chicago, IL

    I recently had catalyst construction build a small addition on my house. Eric and the entire team were fantastic. We are looking forward to many years of enjoyment in our new space. GREAT JOB CATALYST!

  • By Eric G.
    Chicago, IL

    "Eric, the president of Catalyst, is one of the most professional people I have ever had to deal with. Their work is second to..."

    Customer Review

    By Eric G.
    Chicago, IL

    Eric, the president of Catalyst, is one of the most professional people I have ever had to deal with. Their work is second to none. I will be hiring them again for multiple projects. I recommend them to everyone I know. This company is the real deal and worth the wait.

  • By Marisa
    Des Plaines, IL

    Customer Review

    By Marisa
    Des Plaines, IL

Since 2008, Catalyst Builders & Remodelers has been providing quality home remodeling services in Greater Chicago. From kitchens to bathrooms and beyond, our focus has been on providing our customers with the highest quality work and highest level of customer service.

If you’re looking to transform your unfinished basement into a new space that will add real value to your home, you’ve come to the right place. Catalyst Builders & Remodelers uses the proven and patented Total Basement Finishing system to provide our customers with the very best in durable, attractive finished basements.

Whether you're looking to transform your bathroom, kitchen, basement or another area of your home, all of our technicians are fully trained and certified to carry out work needed, and their dedication to customer service will put you at ease while you design your ideal remodeling project together. We look forward to helping you bring your vision to life!

About the Owner

Catalyst Builders & Remodelers owner Eric Udelhoven

Owner Eric Udelhoven

Eric started working for his father at a young age where he learned what it really meant to cater to a customer’s need. Upon turning 18, Eric wanted a “real” construction job and began working for a concrete company. He then decided it was time to get some professional training. In 1997 he attended Mingo Job Corps in Poplar Bluff, MO for Heavy Equipment Operation and Carpentry. Though he acquired skills and structure, he decided to join the U.S. Army where he was eventually stationed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

He was honorably discharged in 2002 and went on to continue his construction career. The majority of projects he was involved with were high-end residential renovations. He began attending night school for a degree in Construction Management. He graduated and moved back to Chicago where he put his degree to good use starting Catalyst Builders & Remodelers! During the peak of the recession, Eric fought his way through and persevered with dedication and integrity.

After living in Chicago, running one of the premier residential building companies in the area, he and his wife bought a home in IL that eventually fell victim to the typical leaking, wet basement problem. Using what he thought were the best products available on the market, Eric renovated the basement himself, but it still began to flood year after year. He then came across the reliable products and services provided by Basement Systems of Connecticut. Basement Systems showed him the proper way to waterproof and finish a basement in order to resist water damage in the future. In April of 2015, Catalyst Builders & Remodelers' Total Basement Finishing division was created to offer homeowners the most advanced basement finishing services in the industry.

Eric still lives in IL with his wife, Mary, and black Labrador, Maggie and enjoys spending time with them when he is not hard at work.

Our Accreditations

Meet Our Team

Catalyst Builders & Remodelers maintains a number of relationships with outside organizations to ensure we are giving our customers the highest-quality solutions for their remodeling and basement finishing needs. We are a member of the National Association of the Roofing Industry (NARI) as well as BNI, a business networking group. We will always continue to seek out partnerships that will benefit our customers.

Giving Back

Here at Catalyst Builders & Remodelers, we believe in supporting the community that we call home. We have participated in Habitat for Humanity, doing work and donating supplies, because we firmly believe that everyone deserves a healthy, happy home. We look forward to future opportunities to give back and make a difference in our neighborhood.

Affiliations

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
    National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • Authorized Total Basement Finishing Dealer
    Authorized Total Basement Finishing Dealer
  • Certified Veteran Owned Small Business
    Certified Veteran Owned Small Business
  • Kohler Preferred Installers
    Kohler Preferred Installers
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our service area

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Our Locations:

Catalyst Builders & Remodelers
2000 W Carroll Ave #303A
Chicago, IL 60612
1-773-273-8575
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