remodeling excellence awards on a shelf won by LivCo

and Recognition

Before forming a partnership, we’d like you to feel confident that LivCo is the right fit for your project. Read through reviews from all of our satisfied clients and view our awards and accreditations.

LivCo design and consriction team posing with numerous NARI awards for remodeling excellence


  • Named Top Home Addition Contractor by Chicago Architects
  •  NARI Accredited Remodeling Company
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2021
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2020
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2019
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2018
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2017
  • NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award Recipient 2016
  • 2019 Regional CotY Award – Residential Interior $250,000-$500,000
  • 2022 Regional CotY Award – Residential Interior Element under $30,000
  • 2019 Regional CotY Award – Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000
  • 2019 Regional CotY Award – Entire House Under $250,000
  • 2018 Regional CotY Award – Entire House Under $250,000
  • Remodeling Magazine Big50 Class of 2016
  • Professional Remodeler 40 under 40 Class of 2018
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2021
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2020
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2019
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2018
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2017
  • Best of Houzz, Service 2016


“Dave, Russ and team are truly an exceptional group to work with. We are completely satisfied with the transformation of our home. We first started with wanting to do a simple facelift to the home but it quickly turned into a bigger project than we anticipated. We basically touched every part of our home from fresh paint to a brand new kitchen. We would have never thought of some of the design ideas that Dave came up with. We were impressed with his design, his attention to detail and the top-notch customer service. We highly recommend using Liv Companies for your next project – they are a talented group!”

Glen Ellyn Whole House Remodel

“The partnership of creative design and quality renovation found with LIV Companies is a bonus for anyone wanting to remodel their property or build new. LIV does all they can to make dreams come true in a professional, caring and quality way. We recommend them highly. The staff at LIV values client satisfaction in every aspect of the project. They are dedicated to resolving any issues that arise and do their absolute best to make them happen. They’ve always got your back.”

Riverside Whole House Remodel

“We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with. Dave and Russ, along with Tom and Denny, became a part of our lives for five months. We lived through the renovation and they were patient with us and accommodating during the whole experience. We had our kitchen and bathroom totally remodeled, along with our attic transformed into two bedrooms and a bathroom. The design is perfect and has brought so much light and peaceful energy into our home. Our family is enjoying our home and it feels like the house was always meant to be the way it is now. Liv Co works hard to stay within budget and to leave you happy. Cannot recommend them enough.”

Riverside 2nd Story Addition & Kitchen Remodel

“We looked at several contractors/design companies before selecting Liv Companies – and couldn’t be happier with our decision! Having an architect & contractor under one roof was a winning combination for our home renovation.

Dave (architect) is wildly talented and immediately shared our vision for the home, and helped take it up a notch – delivering a finished product that exceeded our expectations. Russ’s (contractor) expertise and experience helped us along the way in terms of construction, costs & timing and was always on hand to steer us in the right direction.

Dave, Russ and the whole team are very professional, experienced and truly care about the quality, design and construction. They helped us find unique solutions that were creative and cost-effective, allowing our budget work harder for us.

Thanks to Dave, Russ & team for helping build our dream home :)”

Willow Springs Whole House Remodel

“We love LivCo! We worked with LivCo to do a major addition (adding about 50% to our existing 1925 home) and remodel of about 1/3 of existing living space (including gutting the kitchen and our kids’ bedrooms/bath). The whole project took about 6 months, start to finish, and we lived here throughout.

I can’t even describe how amazing it was to work with this team. Perhaps most importantly, the addition is gorgeous and everyone who sees it remarks about how amazingly it blends with the rest of the house. We’re thrilled with how it all turned out! Score 1.

Secondly, we knew exactly where we stood on budget at all times. No surprises. We added/changed some things in real-time, so, of course, that had an impact – but we knew what that impact was and had the info to make a decision. Score 2.

Third, everyone who worked on our project (and let’s admit it…we lived here throughout…so we got to know everyone well) was incredibly respectful of our home and our family – even the dog 😉 And I also work from home – and they were flexible about how to schedule around some really important calls! Score 3.

Lastly, Dave and Russ are just great people to work with. We worked really hard upfront to get the design right. And, the combo effect of having design and build together meant that the kinks get worked out upfront and the budget reflected a complete understanding of what’s going on. That was HUGE. I remember overhearing Dave and Russ having a spirited conversation one day while we were still in the design phase and I was so grateful! It was clear that they were going to work through the best solution for us….and that we didn’t have to be in the middle of it. Thanks, guys!! It was a blast!”

Riverside Two-story Addition & Kitchen Remodel

“Russ and Dave are a great combo team with their building and operational experience. They aren’t the biggest (or smallest) in town so their service is very personalized. I highly recommend working with them!”

Design + Build Colleague

“Dave and Russ are the best out there. They made our renovation project as simple as a walk in the park. This was our first house and first such undertaking.”

Glen Ellyn Whole House Remodel

“Liv Companies did an extensive renovation/addition to our home and we couldn’t be happier. They walked us through the process, collaborated with us at every stage and even took some last-minute curve balls with positivity and professionalism. Our house is old, so I appreciated their extensive knowledge about do’s and don’ts and their expertise in making sure the new fit seamlessly with the old. Dave has great attention to detail and you can tell he really cares about the final outcome. I completely trusted his opinion and leaned on him for design ideas. And maybe most importantly, Liv really listened to what we wanted our home to become and they made sure it happened. We would definitely use them again.”

La Grange 2nd Story Addition & Kitchen Remodel

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