Portage Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the north side of the city.   It was named after the portage linking the Des Plaines river to the Chicago river.  Portage Park is known for one of the largest public parks in Chicago also called Portage Park which can sometimes be confusing.  The park is pretty spectacular with 36 acres of bike and walking paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, an Olympic sized pool and much more.  Portage Park is also home to great shopping at six corners. Portage Park is home to many of Chicago’s policeman and fireman with an almost suburban feel to it due to the tightly nit communities throughout.  This makes Portage Park a highly desirable place to live and work

To learn more about Portage Park and the area, please visit the Chicago Park District Website for Portage Park.

1 Builders favors working in Portage Park since we have done over a half dozen jobs here ranging from new construction, to additions, to kitchen remodels, to bathroom remodels, and more.  We hope to become your Portage Park home remodeling and New Construction Contractor of choice.

The picture on the top of this page features two homes that we built in Portage Park when they were about 98% done.  These homes featured 3,000 square feet of living space between the first floor, second floor, and finished basement.  These homes were built economically with vinyl windows and siding but still had lots of character and charm. And the picture immediately above this section shows the kitchen from a home addition contracting job we completed in Portgage Park.  For this home we made the second story, the same size as the first story.  This allowed us to put in a large kitchen.  The countertops and backsplash were marble which gave a breathtaking look.   

In the picture that follows, you will notice a beautiful custom staircase we built for one of our second story addition projects.  Many times, with the old bungalows, a very narrow staircase goes up to the attic space, so a new staircase must be built because most people do not want to go up narrow stairs. The photo below that shows a shower we did with modern gray tiles.  Notice the vertical spa body jets perfect for a whole body massage.

In the first picture below this paragraph you will find another home remodeling project we did.  We built a custom staircase for this home too and installed a hand scraped acacia wood flooring.  The wainscoting give the room a really nice look.  The photo below that you will see a kitchen we did in a bungalow where we did not do an addition to it.  We maximized the space for this kitchen even with 2 bedrooms on the main floor and still got great counter space.  The final photo below shows a presentation 1 Builders gave at one of our Portage Park home additoin projects.  In the photo you can see someone sitting on one of our famous custom staircases.

Contact 1 Builders today so that we can schedule an appointment for you to consider us becoming your Portage Park Home Addition, Home Remodeling, and New Home Construction Contractor.  We look forward to speaking with you regarding your next home improvement, addition, or home building project.