February 1, 2019
Clairmont Ltd. of Burr Ridge Awarded Best of Houzz 2019
Houzz Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
Burr Ridge-based Clairmont Ltd. has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. For the past 29 years, Clairmont Ltd. have completed over 1,000 renovations and custom homes throughout DuPage and southern Cook counties in towns such as Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, and Downers Grove. Clairmont Ltd. was chosen by unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Clairmont Ltd. also received this honor from HOUZZ in 2016 and 2018.
The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2018. A “Best of Houzz 2019” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“We are thrilled to be honored by Houzz,” said Patrick Franz, president of Clairmont. “Houzz may be the most credible judge of the experience customers had with their remodeling company. They are strict and shrewd evaluators making sure customer feedback is legit and not fake.”
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re pleased to recognize Clairmont Ltd., voted one of our “Best of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Clairmont Ltd. was also ranked 125 of the top 550 remodeling companies in the country by Remodeling Magazine in its December 2018 issue in it 2018 Remodeling Top 550.
About Clairmont Ltd.
Founded in 1990, Clairmont Ltd. is a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), identifying them as one of the industry’s top professionals. As a Certified Green Professional (CGP), Clairmont Ltd. has a solid background in green building methods and is able to incorporate green building principles into building and remodeling homes In 2014 Clairmont was appointed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the Home Repair and Construction Task Force. Clairmont Ltd. is a top-rated Angie’s List contractor and has been an A+ Accredited Business of the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and has been named Builder of the Year and Remodeler of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Illinois on multiple occasions. Patrick Franz; owner of Clairmont, has served in numerous leadership positions in the Southwest Suburban and Illinois Home Builder Associations and currently serves as the president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois. Clairmont Ltd. is also a past recipient of the Best of Hinsdale and Talk of the Town awards. Visit http://www.clairmontltd.com/ for further information.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
January 9, 2018
Congrats to Liv Companies , LLC on being awarded FIVE Remodeling Excellence Awards from NARI of Greater Chicagoland!!!!
December 13, 2017
Patrick Franz Named President of State Home Builders Association
Patrick Franz was sworn in as president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI) Friday night by two-term HBAI president, colleague, and close friend P. William Basic.
Franz has been a HBAI member since 1994 and completed a four year process to become HBAI’s 2018 president. In the recent past, he has held numerous leadership positions, among them are directorships in the NAHB and HBAI. Patrick is dedicated to the advancement of his industry and is passionate in furthering industry legislative efforts. He is also a 20–plus year member and past president of the Southwest Suburban Association of Home Builders (SSHBA).
The HBAI, a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), represents any Illinois member of the National Association of Home Builders. The group serves as the strategic ambassador between the home builders and legislators.
For 28 years, Franz has been president of Clairmont Ltd., located in Burr Ridge, and was named Best of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service and ranked 149th of the top 550 remodeling companies in the country by Remodeling Magazine in its 2017 Remodeling Top 550. Clairmont is primarily a design/build company, a Certified Graduate Builder, and Certified Green Professional. Communities served by Clairmont include, but are not limited to Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook and Downers Grove. Recently, Clairmont Ltd. Introduced 10 custom home sites at Nelson Meadow in Downers Grove at 57th St. and Carpenter. Patrick Franz and his family reside in Hinsdale.
August 14, 2017
Dawn McKenna Earns Certified Living in Place Professional Designation
Dawn McKenna, of Burr Ridge-based Clairmont Ltd. recently completed her Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP™) designation. With this designation, she will now be part of the solution to improve homeowner independence and dignity by sharing her skills to identify safety concerns and recommend solutions in any home regardless of the homeowners’ age or needs.
“Our clients will receive added benefits from Dawn’s specialty and her passion for helping every homeowner,” said Patrick Franz, president of Clairmont Ltd., a 27-year-old building firm.
According to the Living in Place Institute, most homes are built with no attention to accessibility and safety risks can also increase home accidents.
With this new specialty, McKenna now has access to an electronic checklist designed to thoroughly identify home modifications and quickly recommend products and solutions that will help everyone regardless of their age or needs.
This course is approved for continuing education by The National Kitchen and Bath Association, the International Interior Design Association, American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Society of Home Inspectors and create an inter-professional network of experts working to make homes safer for all.
Before joining Clairmont in 2016, Dawn was the owner of Artisan Builder and Co. a full service design and remodeling company in Joliet since 1989. She became a Certified Kitchen (CKD) and Bath (CBD) Designer in 1996 through the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). In addition to being a member of the NKBA, Dawn has served as past president, vice president and on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association. She has also served in various leadership capacities for the Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI), the National Association of Home Builders and its Remodelers Council. Her work has garnered multiple Remodeler of the Year honors from the HBAI and she has been featured on HGTV’s “New Spaces” TV program.
Clairmont Ltd. is a design/build company working throughout DuPage and southern Cook counties primarily in Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook and Downers Grove. Recently Clairmont Ltd. introduced 10 custom home sites at Nelson Meadow in Downers Grove at 57th St. and Carpenter.
Clairmont Ltd. was named Best Of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service and was also ranked 149 of the top 550 remodeling companies in the country by Remodeling Magazine in its 2017 Remodeling Top 550.