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Who We Are

For the past 35 years, Enqvist Carpentry has proudly served Chicago’s North Shore communities. We are a full service residential general contractor and specialize in superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.  Father and son team, Lasse and Henrik Enqvist, work together to ensure that each and every project is built to perfection and meets the high standards Enqvist Carpentry has built its reputation on. Our team of seasoned experts is committed to providing each and every customer with unmatched quality and precision and you can rely on us to make your dream a reality.

If you have a specific home improvement need, request an estimate online today to begin creating the home of your dreams!

Our Services

Enqvist Homes Is a Full-Service General Contractor

Our Process

Initial Consultation: We begin each project with an in-home consultation in order to understand what you wish to accomplish with your home, and we help you determine what can be done to your home based on its style and condition, local regulations, and your budget.

Thorough Planning: Our designers and architects will collaborate with you to get to know you and your home and gather your ideas.  We will develop a project that works within the budget that you set.  Once you approve of a conceptual design, we will develop for you a final, complete plan that can be used for building and local permits.  We will also assist you with product selections and finalize details at this time to make your home plan complete and ready to build with minimal stress.  Before construction begins, you will have a guaranteed, fixed price based on the plans and specifications.

Construction: Our professional craftsman and tradesman will bring your plan to life.  From the first day of demolition to the final detail, we strive to cause minimal impact to your lifestyle while providing you with a home of unparalleled quality.

After Completion: Our attention to detail during construction ensures that you will enjoy your home for many years to come.  Also, your project is backed by our comprehensive warranty, which ensures that Enqvist will be there to take care of your home.

The Enqvist Homes Difference:

You have many choices when it comes to home improvement.  From the guy working out of his truck with limited resources and no organization or schedule to the mega remodeling companies where you never know who is coming to your house and you feel like just a number, remodeling companies come in many different flavors.  At Enqvist Homes, you the homeowner always come first.  We are large enough to take on a wide range of projects while devoting the appropriate resources to your project to ensure it is completed on time and on a budget, but we are small enough to treat each project with care.  We have the same team project after project, and our owners are involved in every project and work with every homeowner.  And, if there is an issue, our owners can be easily contacted by you and will work to resolve any issue to your satisfaction.

Have a project that you are thinking about?

It’s easy to get started – call 847.816.2635 or book a consultation today!

Home Additions

Creating beautiful spaces to live, one addition at a time.

We build additions of any size, from a single room to an entire second story. Our goal is to create a seamless extension of your existing home, harmonizing with both design and architectural details.

A hallmark of a well-done addition is when a passerby cannot distinguish which portion of the home is original and which has been added. That is what we strive to accomplish and will work tirelessly to meet that goal.

  • Play an integral role in the design process.
  • Match every detail to your existing home.
  • Enjoy minimal disturbances during the building process.
  • Our professional team is courteous to both your family and your neighbors.
  • Our construction sites are always kept clean and tidy.

Authentic Louis XIV grand foyer and staircase with custom skylight.