2018 Chicago Architects: Voted #6 of 15 Best Residential General Contractors in Chicago:

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Certifications and Awards

Best of Houzz 2018

Oak Park Preservation Award 2015 & 2011

Angies List  Super Service Award  2012-2015

Oak Park Calvalcade of Pride Award 2011



10/28/2019 – Michelle Jingst

Brett and his team did a fantastic job transforming our unfinished dungeon into a truly wonderful space for the entire family. They worked tirelessly, adding personal touches and custom carpentry at no extra cost. The project was finished on time and on budget and we could not be happier with the end result. I highly recommend ElementWorx.

9/6/2019 – Laurie Bachrach

High quality work and has a great aesthetic sense. Did not stray from budget. Did our garage with a French drain and a dormer.


7/3/2019 – Eric Davis

When you start a project like a second floor addition, everyone loves to tell you what a nightmare it’s going to be. This was not at all the case with our project with ElementWorx. The process was smooth and we are extremely pleased with the work. Brett and the ElementWorx team did an excellent job. Brett is incredibly easy to work with and it felt like a true partnership. He was available, patient, honest and proactive throughout the entire project. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted, and Brett delivered it 100% while also lending his valuable expert advice along the way. Brett’s team was always friendly, efficient and never cut a corner. Everyone was clearly dedicated to ensuring we were happy with the end result– and we absolutely are. We will definitely recommend ElementWorx to anyone looking for quality workmanship!


5/7/2019 – Bri Kellogg

We recently hired ElementWorx to build a pergola and fire pit in our backyard. Brett took our ideas & input and made a truly one of kind design. We are very happy! ElementWorx was timely, budget friendly, and easy to communicate with.


3/6/2019 – Rachel Tesch

We were fortunate to be connected with Brett (ElementWorx) by our realtor when we were contemplating renovations before purchasing our 100-year-old home. Brett is straightforward, trustworthy, communicative, creative, collaborative and most importantly does beautiful work. Over the course of the past 7 years Brett and his team have completed the following in our home: planned, designed and renovated our kitchen/family room, added a powder room, dug down and finished our basement (family room, added bathroom and laundry room), restored and rebuilt fireplace, replaced second story windows as well as numerous other small projects where Brett has just helped us out (because that is the kind of guy he is). Their work is outstanding and working with Brett throughout the design and build process is as stress free as renovations can get– if any issues pop up Brett is either onsite with his team or will be there in minutes. He is a partner in helping to bring a vision to life and has a great eye for layout and design. We have been beyond thrilled with every project and very highly recommend ElementWorx to anyone in Oak Park.

2/16/2019 – Patrick Durgin

The sun room of our vintage home deteriorated beyond repair. The final nail in the coffin was when a pipe burst in the radiant heat system. It needed to be demolished, according to the structural engineer we had out to advise us. He recommended an architect who then recommended Brett at ElementWorx. Brett realized the architect’s plan and made important recommendations that only improved the results. He is cost conscious, an excellent communicator, and really knows how to optimize the features and preserve the integrity of historic homes. He was also willing to advise us about other, unrelated issues in our home. He helped us find roofers when we needed to redo that, for example. And when we sprung a leak in another radiator in extreme cold weather this week, he offered to come down and take a look. He saw it was an easy fix and just fixed it. Bam. Problem solved. So he is a real neighbor, not just a contractor. I couldn’t recommend ElementWorx more highly.


3/14/2018 – Katherine Nichols

We are VERY pleased with our new fireplace and built-in surrounding bookshelves. Brett was attentive and creative, helping us solidify our ideas for design and finishes. He noticed existing details in our home and suggested ways to make the new addition fit in seamlessly and match, as if it been a historical element and not a new build. He was patient with all our questions, not to mention friendly and punctual. His team did great work, were timely, and kept everything clean. We have gotten loads of comments from friends and family about how well the new fireplace/mantle fits into our home and style, and how it looks like it belongs there and could be original to the house. This is exactly what we were going for, and we couldn’t be happier with this project.


2/20/2018 – Beth Benedict

Love our kitchen and the stellar craftsmanship. Brett thought of great solutions for a pantry. His team was professional, timely and detail oriented. Couldn’t be happier!