F.A.Q.


Q: Do I have to get a Building Permit? Do you handle necessary inspections?
Q: What are your business hours? Where are you located?
Q: What exactly does “Design Build” Remodeling mean?
Q: Is McDowell insured and licensed? What about subcontractors that might work on my home?
A: McDowell, Inc. carries all necessary insurances, and is happy to provide a Certificate of Insurance to our clients upon request. Remodelers are not required to be licensed in the State of Illinois or Kane County. We require all subcontractors that are working on a McDowell project to carry their own insurance in addition to being included under the umbrella of our insurance.
Q: Do you use subcontractors or your own employees?
Q: How do you typically handle clean-up?
Q: Do you have a Showroom? How do I make selections for my project?
Q: Do you have an architect on staff? Who draws the plans?
Q: What manufacturer’s products do you use?
Q: Why is there such a variance in pricing of products?
Q: Some construction companies close during the winter months – Does McDowell work all year?
Q: How do you protect my landscaping?
Q: If I’m looking at a house to buy, do you have anyone who would look at it and tell me what the cost of various remodeling or improvements would be?
Q: What are the differences between the small “one man show” type remodeler and McDowell?
Q: Do you give Free Estimates?
Q: When will you start my job? How long will it take? Will you ever leave my project to go to another one once it has started?