Providing great service and quality products is the cornerstone of our business. Here's what a few of our satisfied clients have to say:
The experience with Schwake was great from start to finish. From the time we received our estimate until the installation crew cleaned up and departed, it was a painless process.
As a business owner myself, I can appreciate the attention to detail and keeping your word when commitments are made.
Your team offered advice based on experience that, in the end, resulted in a better product. You provided an install date and the crew showed up and finished the work on that date.
It was clear your install crew takes a great deal of pride in their work. They took all the time necessary to put the finishing touches on the project. This mentality is what differentiates professionals from those just doing the minimum to get by.
I would gladly use your services again and will recommend Schwake to anyone without reservation. Of course, when people see our fireplace, your work will speak for itself.
~ Keith M.
My husband and I decided to have our white painted brick fireplace refaced. We visited the Schwake Stone showroom and spoke with Dean Hoeft about the project. Dean showed us the various options of stone, hearths and mantels. We settled on the basic decisions for our project opting for natural stone with tinted mortar. Schwake sent Danny to work up the estimate on the fireplace.
In our discussion, he suggested some design options that we had not previously considered. These options incorporated into the design and ultimately added significantly to the final look. Noe Calderon and his crew did a fabulous installation, flawlessly blending new drywall into the existing structure. The carpentry, stone placement and final grouting were completed in a single day.
Noe was responsive to our questions and suggestions, fully explaining the progress and next steps of the project. We had opted for tinted mortar, but noticed some color variation the following day after the mortar had fully cured. Noe returned the next day and was able to blend the colors to a much more consistent finish. When we painted the new drywall, the remodel looked like it was original to the room. We could not be happier with outcome. The new fireplace has completely transformed the look of the room.
~ Bruce and Kim S, Grayslake
On behalf of the Lock Lomond community, we would like to thank you for being a supporter and sponsor of our annual Loch Fest event. We had over 450 people attend this year while experiencing some "good ole" family fun. Loch Fest 2010 provided some great food, activities/ games, raffles, and an opportunity to learn more about our lake and surrounding environment.
Your generous donation helped make Loch Fest a successful community celebration. Loch Fest has became an annual "must attend" event for the residents of Loch Lomond and we hope you will consider being a sponsor and "info table" participant next year.
Again Thank you for supporting Loch Fest 2010.
~ Jim Carroll, Loch Fest Committee
We couldn't be happier with our fantastic new fireplace. Previously, no one noticed our old fireplace; now everyone exclaims, "Wow!" We got first- class treament from the entire staff. They were helpful, friendly, and resourceful - from the owners, sales, designer, and the installers. As our project was customized, we received excellent guidance every step of the process. We've already referred a number of people to Schwake. If you want stone work or a fireplace done right call Schwake Stone and Fireplace!
~ Clyde L, Lake Forest, IL