You Said It: Spring Home Fixes

In meteorological terms, spring has sprung. And along with it, so has your roof–a leak, that is. Once the snow melts and the ground softens, a lot of home repair issues quickly come to light.

According to experts at, spring is the time to perform routine maintenance and repairs, such as checking brickwork and stucco, cleaning gutters and downspouts, inspecting your roof for leaks and getting a chimney check-up.

Who do you trust more than your neighbors and friends for recommendations for a go-to company that you’ll trust for your home repairs? Here’s what people have offered up about the businesses on our Better List:

Get Dwell

Rhonda in Wilmette says, “I’m a single mom who owns a creaky old house in Wilmette that is in constant need of attention. I have been using Daryl and his guys for several years now, on big and small projects involving plumbing, carpentry, painting, drywalling, etc. They have consistently been terrific. They are prompt , polite and neat – – and make sure the job is done right. The price is right, too.

Katie says, “For me, Get Dwell is one stop shopping. Get Dwell has done everything from hanging shelves and light fixtures, to foundation work, patching leaks, painting and securing our outdoor fence for our 80lb dog! Darryl Rose and his team are very resourceful – like the time they figured out how to get a 7ft table thru a 4ft door. They are always on time and get the job done. I keep a list of handyman work that needs to be done and when the list gets long, I call Get Dwell, they get down to business and are very efficient with my time. They are knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to have in my home.”

Craftsmen Group

David says, “I am a Wilmette home owner and have used The Craftsmen Group for various repairs at my home. Terry has always taken the time to listen to my concerns and address them directly. Each time I have hired them, they have clearly explained to me the work that needed to be done, discussed different options with me, and provided a written estimate. Their staff is professional, knowledgeable, and does quality work. I trust them in my home and recommend them highly for any carpentry projects or household repairs.”

Hester Painting & Decorating

Kelly says, “The quality work from Hester Painting is top notch, and you can’t find a more professional staff anywhere. I recommend them to all my friends looking for faux painting and specialized work.”

Ardmore Fresh Air

Patti says, “They did a great job with my furnace! Quick, reliable, friendly service,highly recommend!”

Ravinia Plumbing
Highland Park

Deborah says, “Ravinia Plumbing is an excellent choice, especially if you have an older home or a home that has been a victim of previous amateur attempts at repairs. Particularly when it comes to re-piping and anything to do with sumps and backup pumps, Ravinia Plumbing will give you solid advice on the most effective and cost efficient way to do things. We like the ability to make comments directly to the owner that is attached to every invoice. And also, the phones are always answered by real people 24 hours a day. They are full-service, and we’re consulting them on a small remodeling project because we have so much confidence.”

Northfield Plumbing

Suzy says, “These guys are trustworthy and honest. They have done a great job for us over the years–fixing every problem we’ve had, and have also helped with remodeling projects. They really care about the work they do!”

Want to know what to do this spring around the house? Read about these spring spruce ups.

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