"Remodel job involving tile work, new bathroom, painting, and repairs.
Did excellent work. Showed up every day. Costs were as quotes and even a little less."
"Peter and his team worked on kitchen remodeling project for us and went above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with the result. From the initial estimate, through the unexpected roadblocks (our fault for not realizing we need a permit, and Peter completed all paperwork quickly so we could proceed) and to the last touches Peter was on top of the things, giving us prompt updates and checking for all things we would totally missed otherwise. We are extremely happy with the end result and won't hesitate to work with Peter and his team on other projects."
- Yulia, B.
"Peter is an excellent contractor. Our home project was a full gut renovation of a 1920's colonial. The idea was to keep the original exterior but clean up the interior wherever possible.
Peter and his subs went above and beyond to make sure that everything was as well executed as possible given the existing structure. The scope of work was all new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, Roof, windows, flooring, kitchen, mill work, ceramic tile. They worked around the clock to make sure the project was flawless and delivered on time.
We love our new house and this is all because of Peter and Kucera Construction. I work in the design industry and can tell you that Peter is one of the best builders in the city of Chicago."
- Matt, S.
"Excellent work, professional, on time, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. General contractor who stays on top of things and finalizes work to the best. Thank you for doing great work, and again until very soon!"
- My Kitchens LLC
"We are on our second property in Chicago and have for one reason or another had to hire more than our fair share of contractors. We've found that there are plenty of good contractors who do good work and, if you do your due diligence up front, things will generally work out.
However, Kucera Construction are the first exceptional contractor we've hired. They were above and beyond anything else we've experienced in the city of Chicago.
This was the biggest project we've taken on yet - a kitchen remodel that involved demolition of one wall.
We ended up hiring Peter and his crew for a few reasons:
1. It was clear he was a problem solver and detail oriented - taking out one of the walls meant extra support would need to be added. All the other 4 contractors said we'd need to add a post without exploring. He was the only one who looked at the wall in detail during the estimation process (going upstairs and to the basement to check it out). He said we may need a post but he thought we might not...end result: no post! We also wanted to remove the existing tiled floor and replace by running wood floor from elsewhere on the floor to create a consistent look...all other contractors said this could not be done. Peter said it could and made it happen.
2. Detailed quote: Every task was line itemed, which created transparency at the outset. We were able to take out aspects of the job that we felt were not worth it.
3. Pricing: Most of the contractors came in at roughly the same price but Peter's included the flooring and no post mentioned (unlike the other contractors).
It took 3 months for Peter to start the job after we hired him (this was mostly due to our schedule). He was also up front that he was fully booked for a while, to me that's a good sign. He told us everything we needed to get ready before he did (it was our first kitchen remodel so this guidance was very helpful).
Peter estimated 4-6 weeks for the job. It took just over 5. Every stage of the process was planned to ensure maximum efficiency. Our neighbors who had taken on a smaller kitchen remodel at the same time couldn't believe how much they got done in the time they did. His crew were there every day (except the days we didn't have the resources he needed...our fault not his) to ensure he met this deadline. All his workers were polite, non-obtrusive and respectful. They kept mess to a minimum throughout.
He was good at keeping to the budget. We ended up paying more than we were quoted for but this was due to unforeseen issues that were out of his control and items we added during the process. Both were fair. He also gave credits where he'd overestimated original pricing as he went through the job.
Peter's communication throughout the process was excellent. He would check we were happy with every little thing (lighting positioning, recessed lighting fixtures, light switch types, even hood height etc.) before proceeding. We are so happy with the end result: our new kitchen is amazing and is surpasses our vision for the space. The quality of the work is outstanding. We are so pleased we hired Kucera Construction. They are an exceptional contractor."
- Susan, S.