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.