Clients about us

Chicago Bathroom Remodeling

" We were very pleased with Arete Renovators work. I was able to accompany their representative to select finishing materials; they also offer design options if you do not have an eye for decorating. Arete Renovators complete the remodeling within the schedule time period (3 weeks). They were responsive to all e-mails and telephone calls and all workers were professional and polite. They left the unit clean and free from debris when the job was completed. Our experience with Arete Renovators, Inc. was a pleasant one and we are happy with the finished product. We would used them again. "

Betty T. (project: Bathroom Remodeling)

" Our neighbors recommended Arete to us, and our overall experience with them was outstanding. Arete was punctual when they arrived for both the estimate and for the work performed. They finished the work about a half day ahead of schedule. I had been warned that drywall leaves a mess, but they did an excellent job of cleaning up. The quality of the work was outstanding. The word "arete" means "excellence," and they certainly lived up to this meaning in our experience. We're planning to have them do more work in our home. "

Susan S. (project: 1) Drywall installation 2) Interior painting 3) Wood trim work around a window)

" The services are of the high quality and the workers are highlyskilled and very nice people. They arrived on time and work very hard to get the job done well. We are very pleased with the result and look forward to having them back to do further work for us. Droca family "

Droca Family (project: Bathrooms Renovations)

" "I had to sand/refinish floors for a condo I just bought. Davor, from Arete, came out and quoted the project. Very friendly, and the proposal was detailed and professional. Arete was able to schedule the work only two days after I verbally committed to the project. The work went well. Arete's team was on time. I left them the keys and when I came back everything was finished and in order. The floors looked great. Arete is on my list of firms to call for my next project." "

Nicholas B (project: Hardwood Floors)

" I've used Arete several times. They did my kitchen, bath, and stairs, and other smaller projects. They were priced under every other company I contacted. They are always on time, for the amount quoted, and the work is fantastic. I recommended them to my friends and would encourage anyone that is thinking about redoing their house, to call these guys. "

Rick M. (project: Kitchen, Bathroom, Stairs)

" This is one fantastic company. Solid attention to detail, good hardworking honest workers, nice manners and trustworthy. Show up on time, they clean up after themselves and deliver on schedule and with quality. Its such a relief to get a company that delivers (consistently) with quality for a change. "

Shenoy A. (project: Kitchen)

" I had this company do renovations in my kitchen and two bathrooms. I was extremely pleased with the finished project. The staff were very courteous, taking the time to walk me through each step of the process. Additionally, they were significantly cheaper than the other estimates I had obtained, and completed the work on time. I have had great interactions with everyone on the team and definitely plan to use them again in the future! "

Kevin S. (project: Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Baths)

" This company has proven and met everything that was promised and then some. They were patient, and very accomodating. I was very impressed with their work ethic. I Love the finished product of my totally refinished bathroom. Their work is spectacular. I would recommend them for any job. This company is dependable and reliable. THANK YOU for the great work!!! "

Judy S. (project: Bathroom Renovation)

" "Arete Renovators has done an extensive renonation on our historic home. Every member of the Arete team obviously care about the quality of the work, and that is the most important element of this relationship. In addition to doing good quality work, the price has been fair; we believe that Arete has delivered excellent value to us. Finally, we trust the people at Arete and really like working with them. " "

John S. (project: Historic Home Renovation)

" My wife and I relocated to N.C. and were trying to sell our home back in Chicago. We received an offer a month later, but we needed a bunch of work done on our home to keep the buyer from walking away. Given I was contacting them from NC, I completely expected to be raked over the coals. Well, we picked the right people for the job. Not only did Igor and Davor exceed our expectations with their work, but they are beautiful people as well. They provided us with detailed estimates, worked quickly and professionally, and didn't make the slightest attempt to take advantage of our situation. Igor has even followed-up to make sure we were satisfied with their work. I highly recommend Arete Renovators! Now if I could just convince them to open a location in Charlotte. :) "

Omari B. (project: House Remodeling)

" This is one fantastic company. Solid attention to detail, good hardworking honest workers, nice manners and trustworthy. Show up on time, they clean up after themselves and deliver on schedule and with quality. Its such a relief to get a company that delivers (consistently) with quality for a change. "

Anjali S. (project: Two Bathrooms)

" I am thrilled with the work that Areté has done in our home. We have worked with other contractors in the past, and were consistently dissatisfied with their performance. The guys from Areté were very punctual, friendly, trustworthy and highly skilled. They paid close attention to detail and made sure that everything perfect. It was very easy to get in touch with them via e-mail or phone. Their pricing was very competitive, and their work was always completed within the budget they provided. We have a few more things to finish in our renovation process, and I wouldn't think of hiring anyone else. "

Lisa R. (project: Drywall, Painting, Kitchen)

" Professional, Start and Finish on Time‎. Nice to finally have a someone in the city that shows up when they tell you they will, charges a fair price and finish in the time they tell you. Everything was handled professionally. Typically I try to do most projects myself because i dont trust the level of work Im getting but I have no problem calling Arete to help me now. Highly recommended. "

Eric W. (project: Drywalls)

" "Great workers on site. Very accomodating and goes extra miles to meet the needs of Customer. Always available to answer questions. I would hire them for next project. Oh! there prices are very resoanable. Thank you all project team." "

Ahamid P. (project: Bathroom Renovation)

" True Professionals‎‎ One of the most important things about Arete Renovators, besides their superior quality of work, is their communication. It can be very stressful having a renovation happening while you are away at work and Igor and Davor were always in constant contact. Knowing that any question that I had throughout the day would be answered immediately via email or phone was very comforting. We have had several projects done at our condo and each one has been of the highest quality. I have, and will continue to, refer Arete to anyone that is planning a project big or small.‎ "

Tim H. (project: Hardwood Floors, Drywall, Painting)

" "A superb job! The contract was very detailed and everything was listed so there was no hidden surprises. Very dependable workers. We got more than we expected. It's a pleasure using the bathroom. We will defintiely call upon this contractor for other projects. A " "

Frank W. (project: Bathroom Remodeling)

" These guys are professional, clean, and do the highest quality work I have seen. Not to mention they went above and beyond the work they needed to do. Thanks SOOO MUCH!‎ "

Kyle W. (project: Baseboards)

" Arete Renovators remolded my two bathrooms and a large majority of my kitchen and living room, and I couldn't be happier with the result. After dealing with other contractors and companies, it was refreshing to work with professionals who truly care about the end result of their work along with their customer's satisfaction. With Arete Renovators, you never have to worry about anything - they managed the entire life cycle of a project from start to finish and pride themselves on doing an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone for any type of job knowing how professional they take on every task. Thanks again guys !!!!!! "

Steve S. (project: 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Living Room)

" Finished project in a timely manner. I never felt that they should be working faster. Davor was great. I always felt he was working diligently to meet my project budget and timeline. "

Jeremy R. (project: Kitchen Remodeling)

" I was extremely pleased with Arete. I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone. They were professional, courteous, responsive, honest and attentive. A homeowner's dream! "

J.R. (project: Remodeling 2 Condo Units)

" Attention to details. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff. Staff punctual every day. Coordination of the project. We lived in the house while Arete remodeled the kitchen, 2 bathrooms, living room and dinning room. Cleaned up job site at the end of each day. "

Linda and Dennis N. (project: Kitchen, 2 bathrooms, living room and dinning room)

" "I had a small project I needed to get done rather quickly. Arete Renovators, was able to get the job done quickly and profesionally. I could not be more please with their workmanship. I wil def. use them again." "

Nick K. (project: Doors (Interior) - Install )

" I was definitely satisfied with the responsiveness throughout the project and the quality of work. After the project was complete I was very happy that Arete still sent someone out to wrap up the finishing touches. "

Matthew M. (project: Condominium Renovation)

" "Professional advice and service. I was very pleased with the outcome and will certainly contact ARETE for further work. The project was completed on time and according to the estimate. Competitively priced." "

George S. (project: Custom Cabinets - Install)

" "Arete Renovators was fantastic to work with and they did a great job making repairs for our closing. They were very professional, informative and I was very impressed with Igor's prompt follow-up and ability to work in our tight time-frame. I would definitely work with this company again and would recommend them to anyone." "

Audrey M. (project: Handyman for Multiple Small Projects )

" Dear Davor, I enclose the final check and I want to thank you for the fine job your company did in the renovation of our powder room (and a couple of other smaller jobs). You quoted four to five days to do the job, and it was done in four. I was surprised and delighted. And when the new faucet for the master bathroom hadn't arrived until after the main job was finished, you sent back one of your workmen the very next workday to complete that part of the job. I had expected to be dealing with clouds of dust, and there was next to nothing, even with the sawing of the travertine floor tiles. The workmen did clean up each night as promised, and I don't think there was any disturbance to my nearby neighbors. The pricing was fair, and you stuck to it even when things, like the rotten sub floor, might have turned up a little more difficult than anticipated. I am very happy for you to quote from this letter in your promotional literature or to supply my name and number as a reference to anyone considering your company. I discovered your company through a neighbor's recommendation, so I know that recommendations are important. I will certainly call upon you in the future when we undergo any further renovation. Yours, sincerely, "

Feith H. (project: Bathroom and Powder Room renovation)

" I was a tenant of Arete for nearly two years and it was great experience, you couldn't ask for better people as landlords. Anytime there was an issue there was someone there the next day to fix the problem with no hassle. On one occassion water had gotten under the floor at and caused the floor to buckle. Someone was out there within a couple of days and we had a new floor within a week. Another instance was when the dishwasher stopped working. It took one day to get someone out to look at it, and there was a new dishwasher installed within about a week or so. This is a proper operation that you actually feel good paying rent to! Thanks for everything as a tenant and best of luck. Brandon "

Brandon G. (project: Tenant)

" Arete Renovators remodeled my entire home. They did everything! Kitchen, bathroom, hardwood floors, painting, trim, carpet, ect… It went great! The craftsmanship and professionalism that these guys have is amazing. I could not be happier with the work they performed. They got the job done fast, kept me informed of the progress, and always arrived when they say they were going to. They were also able to come in and give me a free estimate right there on the spot. I did get other estimates and they were by far the cheapest. The bottom line is that they did excellent work and a good price!!! I highly recommend them!!! "

Joseph P. (project: Interior Remodeling Two Flat Home)

" I hired Arete’ to re-sand and polish my hardwood floors which are nearly 100 years old. They did a fantastic job as they where professional, clean and the workmanship was no less than superb. I would not hesitate to hire them again in a future project or refer them to any friend or anyone looking for work! "

Robert L. (project: Resending hardwood floors)

" Arete’ Renovators Inc. did a first class job rehabbing my condominium! They worked quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend this company! "

Lila N. (project: Complete condo rehab)

" Arete’ did a great job for me on time and at a wonderful price. Thanks guys. "

Michael C. (project: Kitchen, Bathroom, Wood Floors)

" A very well managed company. Arete’ Renovators Inc. was very responsive to my needs and I am very impressed with their quality of work. I definitely plan to use them again when I have my dining room remodeled this summer. "

Paul M. (project: Kitchen Remodeling)

" I am very happy with my new bathroom remodel. Arete’ Renovators took pride in their work by providing quality service. I am now able to walk into my bathroom and smile....Daily! Much thanks and gratitude! "

Kidedra B. (project: Bathroom remodeling)

" Arete’ does exceptionally well: Detailed quotes, good communication, clean-up. "

F Condominium Association (project: Door replacement-Drywall repair)

" Arete’ is a very professional company, with extremely fair pricing. I was very pleased with everything from start to finish. "

Ryan F. (project: Wood Flooring - Install and Completely Replace)

" Arete’ Renovators installed hardwood, baseboards and painted my place. I was living in the condo during this renovation. They were punctual in starting early and finishing the project on schedule. The project was complete in less than 3 weeks. I paid the amount in full prior to having the project complete. Arete’ took the responsibility to follow up and came back several times to ensure that the job was done at the level of expectations. "

Sana S. (project: Wood Flooring - Install and Completely Replace)

" Arete’ was always on time for scheduled appointments. The workers took special care to complete the project to meet our needs. They kept the project area clean and completed the work in a timely manner. Their craftsmanship was excellent; it was obvious they took pride in their work. Arete’ was a pleasure to work with. We have already hired them again for another project. "

Haley S. (project: Bathroom and Kitchen remodeling)

" Keep doing what you are doing and I'm sure you guys will be very successful. "

Colin R. (project: Interior remodeling)

" Arete got someone to come out & do the work on the dates scheduled despite a scheduling miscommunication "

Amy U. (project: Walls)

" On time, worked quickly and finished by 5 p.m. every day to stay within the building rules. "

Nancy B. (project: Bathroom)

" Arete is great about returning phone calls, explaining the process and working with the customer if something isn't right. Arete is great at following up. And if something isn't exactly right, they will fix it until is is! "

Gail V. (project: Bathroom and Painting)

" I thought that they supervised the project well and that I was given good advice and ideas. The materials that were suggested were attractive and of high quality. "

Margaret W. (project: Bathroom)

" They are extremely professional and very attentive to the client's needs. Also, they are very patient and flexible and willing to make changes if needed. Our building is impossible to deal with and they worked it through in the most expeditious way. I would highly recommend Arete to anyone interested in remodeling their home or business. They show up on time and see the project through. They install tiles very good and definitely can handle any request you may have. "

Maureen M. (project: Bathroom)

" We had a very positive experience with Arete Renovators. They remodeled our bathrooms and did some other small projects around the house for us. Joe the chief contractor is detail oriented and takes his time with instruction manuals - he is not the rush-rush kind. The contractors were trustworthy (sometimes, I'd leave my purse at home step out for a little while and when I'd return, everything would be just where it was). And needless to say, they were all an extremely courteous and well mannered lot. Overall, a big thumbs up. "

Anjali S. (project: Bathroom and interior remodeling)

" Areté was courteous, efficient and professional. I was very pleased with the work done by Arete. The estimate for my bathroom-remodeling job was detailed and fair. The work was completed in a timely and professional manner. All of my concerns were addressed. The results were impeccable. I would recommend Arete to friends. "

Anne S. (project: Bathroom)

" Areté Renovators team did an exceptional job! They are very knowledgeable and were able to not only do the work but also provide great advice. They work very fast and efficient. Most importantly, they have a wide range of services and I had to deal with only one person who coordinated everything for us. It made our renovations easy and painless. We would definitely recommend Arete to anyone. "

Una P. (project: Hardwood Floors, Patching, Painting, Carpet)

" The work I had performed would be considered small by most firms, but not Arete. Even with a small job, Arete made us feel like we were their only client. The workers were professional and punctual, and were always courteous when I had questions. I am very pleased with the remodeling, and would recommend Arete to others without reservation. "

Steve M. (project: Small Room Addition)