Nestled in the heart of Illinois, Oak Brook boasts an eclectic blend of traditional Chicago residences and stately Victorians, presenting a rich tapestry of architectural styles. This town is not just about homes; it’s a hub of activity with its dynamic downtown areas and the iconic Oak Brook Center as its cultural beacon. LivCo takes immense pride in undertaking projects in Oak Brook, ensuring that the essence of its streets and classic homes remains untouched. Yet, we also recognize the need to adapt these homes to contemporary living standards.
Together, we reimagine and revitalize their cherished homes, reflecting the unique character of this western suburb while infusing a touch of modern elegance.
“We absolutely love Liv Companies LLC. They did an amazing job capturing the charm of our first floor in our second floor. We finally have the space we need as well as energy efficient rooms. The team at Liv was amazing. They were so attentive and thoughtful through the process. We would do it again. Thank you Liv for helping us to fall even more in love with our home.”
“LivCo is the total package. From conception to execution we couldn't be happier. The team did am amazing job understanding how we lived and wanted to use the space prior to executing a visual walk through of what was possible. Together we adjusted the plan to incorporate some additional ideas and meet our budgets. The team was incredibly professional and the work-site was kept as clean as can be given the work being done. We are thrilled with the outcome and fully recommend you use LivCo for any building/renovation projects!”
“LivCo is an outstanding company that produces fantastic projects. But that's to be expected. What's wonderful and unexpected is the creativity, the care that they deliver to every client. Lastly, although an award-winning organization, they do not sit on their laurels but are continually investing in themselves and their team to insure their clients are not just happy, but delighted with the experience. This isn't easy and something that few small business owners commit to. At LivCo, continual improvement is an essential part of their company culture. I am so proud to have this excellent company in our Roundtables community.”
“We hired LivCo to design and build a 2 story + basement addition with a full kitchen renovation. From our first meeting until the last item on our punch list was completed, the LivCo team was outstanding. We’d recommend them for anyone considering remodeling or constructing an addition. Our 130 year old home was in good hands during our 18 month relationship with LivCo. Their design team listened to our needs and delivered creative solutions. The construction team managers and interior designers were excellent at communicating during the renovation process and providing help as our young family of 5 lived through the construction (with no kitchen for 5 months). When surprises were uncovered, LivCo provided immediate attention to find a solution. The quality of work at all levels was excellent. They are fair, transparent, thorough, thoughtful, and trustworthy. We love our new kitchen and primary bathroom and are happy that LivCo was there to guide us on this journey.”
"To say we've been impressed by the work of LivCo is an understatement. After meeting with almost a dozen architects and design-build firms, after the first call with Dave, we knew we had found our partner. His design-forward approach coupled with his amazing project management team (hi, Scott!), made the experience from start to finish an enjoyable one. While there were certainly some unexpected surprises along the way, nothing even remotely close to what Liv could handle. For someone who's admittedly very difficult to please (as my dear husband can attest), I can't rave about my experience enough."
“We appreciated the patience and passion to ensure we were in love with our project. Great partners throughout the process. A total transformation. We are in love 😍"
“I frequently feel so grateful for our beautiful, homey, practical kitchen. Every aspect of our remodel made our house so much better!!”
“After Liv Companies remodeled our country home, we asked them to redesign and remodel our downtown Chicago condominium. They did an extraordinary job, and transformed our 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo (built in the late 1970's) into an open and airy beautiful city living space. Working with Liv on our second remodeling project has been seamless and stress free. They really listen to what you hope to achieve, and work closely with you to ensure that your home reflects warmth and good taste. I recommend them without reservation, and will definitely use them again for future projects.”
“Liv Companies LLC Design + Build collaborated with us on a double bathroom renovation that also included a master bedroom closet reconfiguration. Most important to us was the integrity of the MCM design style and maintaining it alongside modern upgrades and a better use of space. Liv Companies delivered on every point & were extremely patient in the collaboration. Budget and timelines were clearly communicated and the inevitable issues along the way were presented candidly and efficiently. QC items and mind changes were addressed professionally as well as timely and responsively. Dave, Russ and the entire crew were a pleasure!”
“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.”
“A very big thank you to Dave, Russ and the Liv team (specifically Tom and Denny) for transforming our 1970s home into a beautiful, modern, functional space! From the unique design to the smooth construction process, Liv consistently exceeded our expectations. We lived through a major renovation with two small children, and Liv made it easy. Their creativity, attention to detail and responsiveness to their clients certainly sets them apart from the competition. Thanks again, Liv!”
“We have been working with Liv Companies on the major kitchen and bath remodel of our LaGrange, IL home, which included removing big walls, new electrical, and new plumbing. We wanted a character home with a more modern layout, but were intimidated by the renovation process. Dave and Russ have made the whole thing so easy from start to finish. When we were house hunting, they helped us understand the potential of homes as well as the budget that would be required to help us achieve our vision. During the renovation process, working with a company where the architect and the builder are partners and have a track record of working together made the whole process smooth and seamless. Most importantly, the design and the execution of that design was flawless and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. Liv Companies helped us create a custom home that is perfect for our family (and stayed on budget!).”
“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.”
“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 :)”
“It was a pleasure working with them! We had some challenging constraints with the basement space (ceiling height, out of date windows and narrow laundry space) and they came up with a creative solutions for all. The final product exceeded our expectations of what we thought we could get out of the basement when we first bought the home. They worked well with the schedule constraints we gave them and they were respectful of the rest of our living space while the work was going on. All the team members were on top of clean up and they were great with responsiveness while the project was going on. Communication was clear from the very beginning, from the initial sit down to discuss the project, to the details in the middle, and the final touches. We know that we will use them again for other projects in our home!”
“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. ”
“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! 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.”
“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.”
“LivCo delivered on every point and were patient during the process. Budget and timelines were communicated clearly, and the inevitable issues along the way were presented candidly and efficiently.”
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
“LivCo transformed our 1970s kitchen into a beautiful, modern, functional space. From the unique design to the smooth construction process, LivCo consistently exceeded our expectations.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with than LivCo. The design is perfect and has brought so much light and peaceful energy into our home.”