"Calvene did an amazing job on the project. They are perfectionists and have a highly skilled team. Their team managed to maintain the integrity of the original structure while making it work better for the family."
Angela Stone, Hinge Design Studio
"We have been back in our home for about six weeks after completing a major rehab and remodel with Calvene. Our home is an 1880's greystone in Lincoln Park. It is a lovely home, but we were looking to significantly change the space by eliminating a stair case and updating the house throughout. We are so pleased with the work that Calvene and their team did. The finished project is beautiful."
"Getting to the end is the goal, but the process of getting here was fantastic. The project was completed on time and on budget and Dave and Sandra made sure we were happy with everything. We changed a few things and increased the scope along the way, but the team never got flustered and was able to deal with our changes and keep the project on time. After we moved back in, as we worked through the punch list and follow-up items, Dave and Sandra followed up quickly and got things dialed in right, even after the final bill had been paid."
"We'd work with Calvene again in a second!"
Philip A. Canfield, GTCR, Fremont Residence
"Thanks so much for all your hard work. We are so enjoying our home. I know the whole thing was a little difficult, so we appreciate it."
Mary Ann Weprin, Belden Residence
"I wish to express my thanks to Dave and his team for the substantial remodel of my high rise condominium. He has been a pleasure to work with. The work is first class and was completed in a timely, as promised, fashion."
Mrs. Sorkin, Lake Short Drive Condominium, Chicago
"A big "Thank You!" for the efforts on building out the new space at Temple Sholom. I'm aware of the time constraints, as well as all the demands you had to meet in the unique area. What a treat to see your work so beautifully finished and enjoyed by the teachers and children."
Helene Kohn, President, Temple Sholom, Chicago
"I just wanted to take a moment from enjoying my wonderful new (formerly ancient) residence to say "thank you and a job well done". When my wife and I purchased our "fixer upper" we thought it had potential, but we had no idea what it would take to realize that potential. Calvene provided us with the guidance and the tools we needed to get our home from diamond in the rough to the gem of our block."
Robert Minetz, Belden Residence, Chicago
"When we needed ideas, Calvene put us in touch with an architect who was not only knowledgeable and efficient, but also reasonably priced. In fact, everyone connected with Calvene could be described the same way, with the additional adjectives of pleasant and helpful thrown in."
Mark Belden, Hermitage Residence, Chicago
"I have worked with Calvene for over a decade and they have always exceeded my expectations. They have a great team, an incredible sense of detail, and maturity and experience that consistently contributes to a better project. Dave's knowledge of construction is vast and makes him a great problem solver, as well as a leader for his crew. Sandra knows everything that is going on with the project and is the task master, keeping the project on schedule. Rosanna keeps the financial side of things running smoothly, which makes for a happy crew and relaxed clients, not a simple feat. I look forward to many more decades of work with Calvene."
Jean Dufresne, SPACE Architects + Planners, Chicago