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Tinley Park Kitchen

& Bath Shoppe

Home improvements

that offer the most value

A fresh coat of paint

can improve the look of

one’s home, but beyond

the paint, which home

improvements are worth

the effort and expense?

If one considers the cost

of the improvement versus

the resale value, they

can measure the actual

percent return on your


Here are the Top 5 remodeling

projects with

the highest return on investment.

Remember to

evaluate these against

necessity based on one’s

personal situation. For

instance: if one’s windows

are really old and

no longer keeping out the

cold, then new windows

may actually hold more

value for your home —

savings realized on one’s

utility bill and in resale.

Top Five (for most


• Attic insulation (up to

117 percent return) —

involves sealing off

any air leaks and using

fiberglass loose fill insulation.

• Manufactured Stone

Veneer (up to 92.9 percent

return) — replacing

the bottom onethird

of the exterior

vinyl siding.

• Garage Door Replacement

(up to 91.5 percent

return) — based

on a new four-section

door on steel tracks.

• Entry Door Replacement

(up to 91.1 percent

return) — steel

door with half glass

panel (steel has a higher

return than fiberglass).

• Minor Kitchen Remodel

(up to 83.1 percent

return) — assuming

the cabinet boxes stay

in place with new

fronts, drawers, hardware,

countertop, oven

and faucet (approximate

cost of $20,000).

Other thoughts on


An easy place to increase

the value and curb

appeal of one’s home is

your landscaping. First

impressions are often

lasting ones. Make sure

trees are neat and shrubs

are trimmed — one does

not need to spend a ton

of money to create a

welcoming look. If one

does not have a lot of

time for flowers, look for

low-maintenance options

with a little color. Hanging

baskets or planters

are great alternatives to

standard flower beds.

Kitchens are especially

important when assessing

one’s home’s overall

value. One can make

improvements to their

kitchen without spending

$20,000. Painting

the cabinets and installing

new hardware are

relatively easy options.

With a reasonable budget

($5,000) one can also

update their appliances

(stainless steel is still

the first choice) and their

countertop (quartz is durable

and attractive).

If one is considering

a home improvement

project, talk to a home

financing specialist from

Marquette Bank. Recent

rate reductions have

made home equity lines

of credit a more attractive

option for home improvement


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recognized as ‘Best

in the Southland’

If you head into the Tinley Park Kitchen

& Bath Shoppe in the downtown historic

district, you will see a showroom

that welcomes you with gorgeous home

designs. What you will also see is three

People’s Choice Awards and nine Best

of the Southland awards hanging on the

walls; a testament to the company’s commitment

to quality.

John Cancialosi, president of Tinley

Park Kitchen & Bath Shoppe, said receiving

the awards never gets old or routine.

“It’s a great feeling, true validation that

we are doing things right here,” he said.

Established Success

At a time when the marketplace is as

competitive as ever, Tinley Park Kitchen

& Bath Shoppe enjoys a level of success

and recognition that has provided renewed

opportunities and longevity. The

company will celebrate its 15th anniversary

next year.

After 15 years of applying his skills in

the cabinet industry, Cancialosi opened

Tinley Park Kitchen & Bath Shoppe to

help customers achieve their dreams in

rooms throughout their homes. The process

of designing a project and working

with people throughout the region has

never gotten old for him and he still finds

it very satisfying.

Cancialosi said he has seen generations

of customers over the years, with

children of his original customers coming

in for remodeling projects.

“The best thing is the repeat customers

we have seen over the years,” he said.

“They call us back when they move to a

new home or when they want to remodel

another bathroom or kitchen in their existing


Difference Maker

According to Cancialosi, when it

comes to getting things right and making

every project an individual source of

pride, it’s his team that is the real difference

maker for more than a decade.

“I truly believe the team we have assembled

here it what sets us apart from

all the rest, from the designers to the

craftsman out in the field. Everybody

realizes we work as one large team. I

have had the same people here for 12-14

years,” Cancialosi said.

Proven Process

When you come into the showroom,

you will see many examples of the cabinets,

counters, tile, hardware, flooring

and other accessories offered by Tinley

Park Kitchen & Bath Shoppe. Cancialosi

said his team handles everything in the

process from soup to nuts; a true design

build company.

“We do everything from the moment

a client comes into our showroom and

sits down with us to talk about what they

would like to see,” he said. “We put a

plan of action together, layout a design,

go through the proposal and contract

stage, and get them on the calendar. Our

craftsman in the field take over from


According to Cancialosi, projects

typically get scheduled between 30 to

45 days in advance. He says he is in the

showroom six days a week and he still

enjoys the creative part of the job.

“I think the best part of my job is the

creative process and seeing the customer

satisfaction at the end of the job,” Cancialosi


Submitted by Tinley Park Kitchen & Bath,

17050 South Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park.

For more information, call (708) 429-6601

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Fox’s Restaurant still about family after 50 years

Three generations later,

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

is still providing quality

food and service to residents

all over Chicago’s

south side and the surrounding


Thomas and Therese

Fox started their restaurant

with a simple desire

to serve good food to other

families. The rich history

of the restaurant is kept

alive today by Thomas

Fox’s descendents, and

Fox’s is now a beloved

spot by residents not only

at its original location in

Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood,

9956 Western

Ave., but also in Oak Lawn

and Plainfield. The restaurant

also has a strong tie

to a key part of Chicago’s

rich history.

“In 1963, my grandpa

bought his first carry-out

store front on Walden

Parkway in Beverly,” said

Ryan Fox, general manager

of the Oak Lawn location.

“From there, he

expanded from two storefronts

to three, and then

in 1967 May Capone, Al

Capone’s sister, had a delicatessen

on Western [Avenue].

“Her and my grandpa

used to trade meats and

pizzas. Eventually, she

said that she wanted to

get out of the business

and sold the building to

my grandpa, which is now

Fox’s Beverly.”

Fifty years later, Fox’s

Restaurant and Pub still

serves up everything from

tasty pizza, to classic Italian

fare and more at a fair


The Foxes expanded

their family of restaurants

to include an Oak Lawn

location, 9240 S. Cicero

Ave., as well as a Plainfield

location, 14206 S.

Lincoln Highway.

Fox’s prides itself on offering

customers a familylike

atmosphere that serves

fresh, in-house-made

meals daily.


That quality is endorsed

by the regulars who return

year after year.

“I think one of the biggest

things that makes us

unique is we’re really big

on family,” Ryan Fox said,

who added, “Everything is

made fresh in house, we

make our own pizza sausage,

our own dough and

we grind our own cheese.”

Live entertainment for

families on the weekends

also makes Fox’s Restaurant

and Pub a go-to spot

to bring the family.

For those who want to

bring a quality meal home,

Fox’s also has an extensive

catering menu to help take

the work out of special occasions.

Its catering menu offers

Italian food with an American

influence and includes

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“I’m proud of what my

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people happy when they

come in.”

Submitted by Fox’s Restaurant

and Pub, which

has three locations: 9956

Western Ave. in Chicago’s

Beverly neighborhood; 9240

S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn;

and 14206 S. Lincoln Highway

in Plainfield. For more

information, including hours

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DreamMaker of Orland Park wins top national

award for customer satisfaction since 2018

For the second year in

a row, DreamMaker Bath

& Kitchen of Orland Park

has been named one of the

Top 60 home remodelers

in the nation and awarded

one of the highest customer

satisfaction and trust

scores by GuildQuality

(GQ), an independent customer

satisfaction surveying

company for the building


GuildQuality’s (GQ) annual

awards are given so

that consumers can read

unbiased, detailed reviews

from previous customers

to verify the quality of the

company they are considering

hiring for a project.

Each year, Qualified Remodeler

magazine lists the

winners in its July “Customer

Satisfaction Leaders”


DreamMaker Bath &

Kitchen, which has been

serving the area since

1991, has a GQ “All-Time

Recommendation” rating

of over 98 percent. They

also won the award in

2018 and have been given

a “Guildmaster with Highest

Distinction” Award every

year since 2015.

“As GQ explains in the

awards issue, ‘trust’ is a

paramount concern among

today’s home remodeling

consumers,” said Glen

Borkowski, who owns and

operates DreamMaker of

Orland Park together with

his wife, Denise. “We attribute

our ongoing success

to our exceptional

communication skills and

the convenience of being

a ‘one-stop shop.’ From

the first meeting, we work

with our customers on

budget, design and product

selection, which leads to a

hassle-free remodeling experience.

And, we let our

customers know exactly

what to expect from start

to finish – there are no surprises.”

According to Denise,

who has been involved

in the kitchen and bath

remodeling industry for

over 25 years, nothing

says more about a home

remodeling company than

how pleased its customers

have been with the entire

remodeling experience.

“Their experience clearly

influences whether they

would recommend us or

not,” she said. “We mention

our GQ rating to prospective

clients, explain

the services we provide

and ask if they have visited

our website and clicked on

the “GuildQuality” link. If

not, we email them the direct

link to our account and

explain that all remodeling

companies are not created

equal and they can use the

rating system to find the

best fit for their remodeling


Glen has both a Certified

Graduate Remodeler

(CGR) and Certified Aging-in-Place

(CAP) designations

from the National

Association of Home

Builders (NAHB), as well

as an A+ rating from the

Better Business Bureau.

He is very active in the

Orland Park Chamber of


Submitted by DreamMaker

Bath & Kitchen of Orland

Park, 15645 71st Court in

Orland Park. For more information,

call (708) 429-6670

or visit dreambkop.com.

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15645 71st Court, Orland Park

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Outdoor living spaces

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important home trends

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You might imagine gathering

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low voltage landscape

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pebbles, round wood

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grass seed mixtures, sod

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Lorenz Appliances named Dealer of the Year

Integrity and reliability have

been pillars of Lorenz Appliances

since Don Lorenz Sr. opened

the family business in the 1960s.

Now, his sons, Don Jr. and

Brett, continue serving suburban

residents with that same level of

customer service amid growth

that includes a new builders

showroom in Mokena.

The efforts of Lorenz has not

gone unnoticed — by customers

or in the industry. On Aug.

24, Don Jr. and Brett accepted

Lorenz’s award as Dealer of the

Year in its chapter (of nearly

1,000 stores). The honor was

given by Brandsource, a buying

agency associated with about

4,500 companies nationwide.

Don Jr. said Lorenz utilizes

Brandsource’s resources, which

has helped with its constant

growth and success (up 25 percent

from 2018, he said).

The success stems from an allegiance

to customer service and

competitive pricing.

“I’m not out to gouge anyone

or get rich out of a deal,” Brett

said. “My father always said

treat a customer fairly and they

will come back to you.”

And the service extends until

the end of the process to the delivery.

Many appliance giants outsource

delivery services. The

disconnect in the process leads

to a lack of accountability. But

with Lorenz, the customer will

know and can trust who is delivering

their product, emphasizing

the company’s motto: Not the

biggest. Just the best.

“Being an independent dealer,

we’re able to take care of customers,”

Don Jr. said. “We keep

a high level of customer service

unti our products get delivered.

And we stand buy those products.

“Good customer service and

competitive pricing has us winning

over box stores.”

Lorenz Appliances carries the

top brands and latest models in

a full catalogue of appliances,

from a variety of refrigerators,

ovens, and washers and dryers to

air conditioners, humidifiers and

outdoor cooking equipment.

Visitors to Lorenzappliance.

com can find the latest addition

to Lorenz’s inventory, as

well as information on current

sales, promotions and upcoming

events. Already with a flagship

store in Homewood (18320 Governors

Highway), Lorenz’s added

a modern showroom at 19081

Old LaGrange Road in Mokena

in 2018, allowing Lorenz Appliances

to better serve its friends

across the southwest suburbs.

Lorenz Appliances was the

winner of a 22nd Century Media

SouthWest Choice Award for the

Best Appliance Store in the area,

according to residents’ votes.

Submitted by Lorenz Appliances,

18320 Governors Highway, Homewood,

and 19081 Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena. For more information,

call (708) 206-0896, email

sales@lorezappoliance.com or visit


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Lint accumulation also can cause dryers

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“Improper venting causes problems, as

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This year will mark 45 years

in business for Shorewood Home

and Auto. The beginning of this

year we purchased Circle Tractor,

a John Deere dealership located

in Homer Glen. With the addition

of Homer Glen, we will have

three locations in Will County,

including our original location in

Shorewood and our Crete location

which was acquired in 2008.

Three locations gives our customers

a vast amount of inventory to

choose from.

A lot of companies say they

give high levels of customer

service. Our high levels of customer

satisfaction are achieved

through utilizing over 100 yearsplus

of power equipment experience.

We offer our customers

one-on-one demonstrations of

their new equipment purchase to

make sure that they are comfortable

when they get their machine

home, have minimal wait times

for warranty repairs and give our

commercial customers loaner

machines when we cannot repair

a machine within 24-48 hours.

Here at Shorewood Home and

Auto we strive to give every customer

that walks into our stores

the highest level of customer satisfaction

no matter the situation.

We offer to our customers

products from leading manufacturers

in the power equipment

industry. We carry the full line

of John Deere Turf and Utility

products, including riding

tractors starting at $1,499 all

the way up to 125HP luxurious

utility tractors. If a tractor is not

your style, we offer a full line

of time-saving John Deere zero

turn mowers. You can get around

your property in the comfort of a

John Deere Gator available with

heat and air conditioned cabs.

On the construction end, we offer

the expanded line of commercial

compact equipment. We

offer multiple sizes of skid steers

and compact track loaders, zero

tail swing mini excavators and

five different size compact wheel

loaders. As with everything we

sell, we offer parts and service at

each location.

We carry leading handheld

brands Stihl and Echo. Both

manufacturers offer gas trimmers,

blowers, chainsaws and

hedge trimmers among accessories

for all. If you don’t prefer

dealing with gas-powered items,

check out the latest in Lithium

Battery technology. Stihl and

Echo offer trimmers, blowers,

chainsaws and mowers all with

industry leading run times.

For our commercial landscape

customers we offer a full line of

John Deere commercial mowing

equipment, full line of Exmark

equipment and the full line from

Wright Stander.

We offer parts for everything

we sell and even some items that

we don’t sell. Our service technicians

are all factory trained. We

have service departments at each

of our locations. Everything we

sell is backed by a highly-trained

parts and service department. We

separate ourselves from other

dealers and big box retailers with

our focus on service after the

sale. We want to see our customers

coming back year after year,

whether it is the do it yourselfer

or you would like our service department

to keep your equipment

in tip top running condition.

We appreciate all of the business

from our past customers

and look forward to our new opportunities

in Homer Glen.

Submitted by Shorewood Home and

Auto, 12608 W, 159th St. in Homer

Glen. For more information, call

(708) 301-0222 or visit shorewood



1002 West Jefferson Street

Shorewood, IL 60404

Phone: (815) 741-2941

Fax: (815) 741-2875


3445 Eagle Nest Drive

Crete, IL 60417

Phone: (708) 672-7511

Fax: (708) 672-7508




12608 W 159th St

Homer Glen, IL 60491

Phone: (708) 301-0222

Fax: (708) 301-0230


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Amber Heating & Air Conditioning has long tradition of quality service

Amber Heating & Air Conditioning

has a long tradition of

quality service families and businesses

in the Chicago south suburbs

trust. They are known for

being comfort craftsmen since

1959. Amber Heating & Air

Conditioning is celebrating its

60th year of doing things right

and staying ahead with technology.

Done. Right. Guaranteed. Amber

Heating & Air Conditioning

prides itself in being one of

the best choices for heating and

cooling services in the south

suburbs. The difference is their

trusted expert service, commitment

to doing things right,

customer service, technician to

homeowner communication and

100 percent comfort guarantee.

Their team of professionals

work to inform and educate one

on how to improve their home’s

comfort, safety and efficiency.

They are able to provide clients

with expert advice, service and

value because they keep up with

the latest technology training

and certifications, making sure

their professional technicians

are highly trained to get one

back to being comfortable.

Clients have been trusting

Amber Heating & Air Conditioning

with their home and

businesses comfort for over 60

years. When one turns to the expert

at Amber, they put you first.

As a Carrier Factory Authorized

Dealer and Carrier President’s

Award Recipient, it is one’s

satisfaction — not just a sale —

that counts.

That is why Amber strives

to provide personal follow-up

and quick, knowledgeable solutions

to one’s home comfort

problems. One deserves quality

service and value. Amber Heating

& Air Conditioning professionals

know the importance of

keeping one’s heating and cooling

system operating at peak

performance. High utility bills

and costly breakdown repairs

are the last thing one wants to




be spending their valuable time

and money on. Scheduling a

system tune up and cleaning

can keep one comfortable and

save during the heating season


Amber Heating & Air Conditioning

stays ahead of the industry

with specialized training and

technology. Factory and HVAC

industry training provides the

skills needed to combat comfort

issues Amber’s clients face dayto-day

and during the most extreme

weather conditions. Many

homeowners call with similar

concerns with hot and cold

spots with uneven temperatures,

high energy bills or concerns

about air quality. The latest

Paint Sale

technology with Aeroseal duct

sealing has equipped Amber’s

team with solutions to improve

one’s home comfort, reduce energy

bills and breathe healthier

indoor air.

Did one know duct work

throughout their home’s walls,

ceilings and basement leak? According

to the Department of

Energy, “95 percent of homes in

the U.S. have leaky ductwork.”

Aeroseal shares, ”In houses

with forced-air heating and

cooling systems, ducts are

used to distribute conditioned

air throughout the house. But

in typical houses, about 25-40

percent of the air that moves

through the duct system is lost

due to leaks, holes and poorly

connected ducts. The result is

higher utility bills and difficulty

keeping the house comfortable,

no matter how the thermostat is


The experts at Amber can

help one take back their home

with the innovative duct sealing

solution that makes it easy.

All of this is important to one’s

home comfort. It makes a big

difference when one has to

make a big decision about their

home comfort.

Comfort is our Business, and

one’s home should be the comfiest

place of all. Take a look

at what clients have been saying

about working with Amber

Heating & Air Conditioning:

-“The team is very professional.

They are professional

from start to finish they are

clean and knowledgeable.” 100

percent rating by homeowner

M.D. from Tinley Park, Verified


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Prusak Roofing helps

homeowners get ready

for seasonal elements

Is your roof ready for fall and

winter weather? You may think it is,

but have you looked at your roof recently?

Your roof is your home’s first

defense against wind, rain and snow.

A good, solid roof — free of defects

— will protect a home from the ravages

of fall and winter weather for

many years. Your roof must be able

to withstand the extreme challenges

that weather brings. Cold, windy

days, heavy gusty downpours and

snow and ice storms all play havoc

with your roof. For

peace of mind and protection of

your home, your roof must be prepared

to handle whatever weather

nature brings.

Don’t let the outside conditions impact

the inside of your home. A small

roof leak today can lead to a major

water problem tomorrow. Missing or

damaged shingles provide pathways

for rain and melting snow to make

their way into your home. Your roof

must be water tight. If you have any

concerns about your roof, gutters or

siding, you should contact a professional

to have them addressed immediately

before extensive damage can

happen to your home.

If you suspect you may have a roof,

siding or gutter problem, contact


From Page 15


-“My son recommended

your company as an honest

and professional company.”

100 percent rating

homeowner M.H. Frankfort,

Verified Purchaser.

-“Been with Amber

Heating & Air Conditioning

for 24 years and have

Prusak Roofing for a free estimate.

We will complete a full inspection of

your roof, gutters, fascia and soffit

systems, explain any problems you

may have and provide recommendations

on how to fix them. Minor roof

issues can generally be repaired at a

reasonable cost and can extend the

life of most roofs. If your problem

is more complex, you will be able to

address it before it causes additional

damage to your home.

You can trust Prusak Roofing with

your roof. We are the contractor of

choice for thousands of new and

repeat customers throughout Chicago

and the suburbs. We are family

owned and operated since 1963.

A company owner will come to your

home, assess the situation and discuss

options with you. We are extremely

proud of our A+ rating with

the Better Business Bureau. You can

also find us on Facebook and check

maintained a service contract

with them all this

time.” 100 percent rating

customer review by

homeowner D.F. from

Orland Park, Verified Purchaser.

At Amber, their customer-first

philosophy is

paramount in everything

they do, ensuring quality

service every time. The

team at Amber will stop

at nothing to ensure one

us out on Angie’s List.

If you think you have storm damage

from the heavy wind and rains

this past spring or damage is discovered

during the roof inspection,

Prusak Roofing will work with your

insurance company to assist you in

the claims process. If damage is detected

due to storms in the area, you

may qualify for a new roof. Prusak

Roofing is your best choice for roofing,

siding and gutter projects. We

are committed to customer satisfaction,

quality workmanship and honest

business practices. Our goal is to

provide our customers with a positive

experience from beginning to

end. Look at our reviews online.

Prusak Roofing offers roofing and

siding services, including new roofs,

tear-offs, re-roofs, new siding/gutters

and downspouts, roofing and siding

repairs and blown-in insulation service.

We also offer an annual maintenance

program that can add years to

your roof, siding and gutters. Don’t

delay, contact Prusak Roofing today

for a free estimate.

Submitted by Prusak Roofing, 8907

Odell Ave. in Bridgeview. For more

information, call (708) 422-2624 or visit


is more than satisfied. If

one is looking for an honest

and professional company

for all their heating,

cooling, installation, service/repair

and air quality

needs, call Amber Heating

& Air Conditioning at

(708) 377-5316 or via the

website amberheatingandair.com.

A 24-hour emergency

service is available. Amber

Heating & Air Conditioning

is there when

one needs them, and they

take pride in providing the

right comfort solutions for

one’s needs.

Submitted by Amber Heating

& Air Conditioning, 11950

S. Central Ave. in Alsip. For

more information, call (708)

377-5316 or visit amberheat


Illinois Spine & Scoliosis

Center gets patients back

into tip-top shape

Home Improvements

can be a time of heavy lifting,

whether it’s moving

boxes or rearranging furniture

putting you at risk of

sustaining back and neck


“The easiest way to

cause an injury is not

keeping the core muscles

in shape,” said Dr. Kris

Siemionow, chief of spine

Surgery and assistant professor

of orthopedics and

neurosurgery at the University

of Illinois in Chicago.

“The most common

cause for a spinal injury is

overuse,” he said. “Often,

when you overexert yourself,

your muscles fatigue,

which left unrested, can

lead to worse injuries such

as strains, pinched nerves,

or even breaks”.

One common ailment

is a disk herniation. This

painful condition is caused

by problems with the rubbery

disks between the individual

vertebrae of the


“A herniated disk is extremely

common,” said Dr.

Anthony Rinella, founder

of the Illinois Spine &

Scoliosis Center. “It’s often

caused by repetitive

motions that involve looking

up. Disk herniations

in the neck area common

cause of pain radiating

toward the shoulder and

down the arm.”

Fortunately, there are

treatment options available.

Patients are often

successfully treated with

conservative management

options, such as pain

medication, therapy, and

injections. But a small percentage

of people with this

condition will eventually

need surgery. Traditionally,

this procedure involved

taking out the problematic

disk and fusing the

remaining disks together

with metal hardware.

While this fusion process

provides spinal stability,

it can also limit the

patient’s range of motion.

A newer procedure, called

cervical disk replacement,

has solved this problem.

Like the standard cervical

fusion, this surgery

involves removing the

disk to relieve pressure

on the nerves. But instead

of a metal plate, surgeons

insert a flexible piece of


“The biggest benefit is

that this maintains motion

of the neck in that area

where normally a fusion

procedure would weld the

two bones together,” said

Siemionow. “The cervical

disk replacement basically

functions similar to a joint

replacement that maintains


Please see spine, 18

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From Page 16

While the procedure has

been around for some time, it

is relatively new in the United


“It took time for there to be

adequate research and for insurance

companies to support

the new technology,” Rinella

said. “Current studies suggest

this is a major step forward for

cervical spine surgery, perhaps

the biggest step in the past 30


Along with preserving range

of motion, there are other benefits

to the procedure. Cervical

disk replacements typically

have a shorter recovery time

than a fusion procedure. Patients

often go home the same

day and are completely healed

in four to six weeks. There are

also less follow-up appointments


This recovery time is also

more comfortable for the patients,

because no immobilization

devices, such as neck collars,

are required. Compared

to metal, the plastic device

used in cervical disk replacement

puts less pressure on

the disks above and below it,

which helps prevent arthritis

or degeneration. Perhaps most

importantly, the procedure

quickly improves the patient’s

quality of life by reducing

their symptoms.

“Patients usually see immediate

improvement in their

radiating pain symptoms.

There’s a very high rate of success

compared to other surgeries,”

Rinella said. “In patients

that do need surgery, we find

that this new technology is

very promising. And we are

one of the few spine surgeons

using this advanced technology.”

Submitted by Illinois Spine &

Scoliosis Center, 12701 W. 143rd

St., Suite 200 in Homer Glen. For

more information, call (877) 694-

7722 or visit myissc.com.

APEK Inc. is more than just another roofer

We are honored to be receiving

the Southwest Choice Award for

“Best Roofing in Southwest Suburbs”

for the second year in a row.

Winning this award only inspires

us more as a company to keep

improving on our motto when we

started to “give quality service at

budget conscious pricing.”

It has always been our goal as

a team to give the homeowner in

need of an exterior upgrade (roofing,

siding, soffit, fascia and gutters)

to give a product and service

that they can afford and also be

proud of the look of their home.

When we opened in 2008, we

only had a few employees but

big dreams of helping homeowners

in need reach their home exterior

goals. The owners Jim and

Becky have put in the time and

effort every day since in order for

this company to become what it is

now. The level of care and expertise

found in APEK Inc. cannot be


Since then, APEK has gained

knowledge and experience in the

industry and every year grow

stronger and more efficient with

their workmanship. As a familyrun

business, we understand what

you want in a home exterior company.

We know what you crave

the most is knowledgeable salesmen,

excellent customer service

and genuine people who guide

you in the right direction, especially

when making big decisions

about your home. This is one of

the major aspects that sets us apart

from the rest.

APEK is excited to offer financing

with the hope that this alleviates

some of the stress and worries

that come with big decisions

for your home exterior projects.

APEK does our best to make sure

we can help in any way possible

to make this an easy and unforgettable

experience for you. We are

familiar with the hardships life

can throw at you and that’s why

we want to make a point of going

the extra mile for all of our customers.

If you’re looking for work to

be done on your home’s exterior,

then call and make an appointment

today for your free estimate

with an APEK salesman. They

will have all of the information

you need and be able to answer

any questions you may have about

the entire process from start to finish.

Make sure to check us out on

Angie’s List and BBB.

APEK Inc. knows that updating

your homes exterior is a big project

and we are here to make sure

the whole process goes smoothly

for you.

Submitted by APEK Inc. 1005 Industry

Road in New Lenox. For more

information, call (815) 774-0900 or

visit apekinc.com.



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Visit the SSHBA Tour Of Homes!

To map a route to all 19 homes

on the Tour Of Homes, visit


More information on each home and

builder can also be found online.













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Schaaf celebrates 60 years in Chicagoland

Sixty years, seven locations,

hundreds of different products,

thousands of cherished customers

and one owner, Schaaf Window

has had a long and storied

history in this area. The familyowned

business celebrates its

60th anniversary this June, a

testament to its success and long

history of having the best customer

service in town.

Schaaf Window was founded

in 1959 as Schaaf Glass Company

by George Schaaf Sr. and

his father, Fred. They began the

company by re-glazing windows

out of three garages behind his

father’s home in Englewood and

ran the business out of his home.

About a year into their business,

they were big enough

to move into a real office and

warehouse, so they made a deal

with a local car dealer to use his

building while he used the parking

lot. At this time, they added

glass storefronts to their product


Just two years later, they had

already grown out of the building

and George decided that this

time he would build his own,

against his father’s advice. He

built a brand new building in

Evergreen Park and even outgrew

that one so fast that he

was forced to convince the lady

next door to sell him her house

in order to construct another

new building. In these years, the

company began offering patio

doors and framed mirrors.

Even with the addition, the

company grew too large, and

George again had to build a new

location, this time in Bridgeview.

They moved into this building

in 1972 and immediately began

expanding their product lines. In

1974 the business really took off

when Schaaf began assembling

their own windows. The success

of the window business led to

the separation of the glass and

the window departments, and the

official incorporation of Schaaf

Window Company.

In 1980, George turned an old

stadium in Bridgeview into offices

and a shop. He had helped

build the stadium when it was

going to be used for a local

semi-pro baseball team, but he

was never paid by the builder.

He bought the land and decided

to turn it in to a new location

for Schaaf Glass; however,

five years later Schaaf Window

moved into this location and

Schaaf Glass moved back to its

old building. Again, the company

grew so that additions had to

be made and eventually an entire

adjacent building was constructed

to add capacity. While at this

location, Schaaf Window added

millwork and interior doors to its

product lines.

In 2003 Schaaf Window

moved to its current location in

Tinley Park. It has since become

the largest independent window

company in Illinois, and added

shower doors and installation to

its mix of products. It is also now

co-owned by two of George’s

children, Bob and Barb, along

with George himself. Today,

Schaaf continues its commitment

to superior customer service

and offering high quality


As summer rolls around and

you start your home improvement

projects, keep Schaaf in

mind and see what 60 years in

the industry can do for you.

Submitted by Schaaf Window Co.

Inc, 18445 Thompson Court in

Tinley Park. For more information,

call (708) 342-0900, or visit schaaf


See pristine, state-of-art homes on third annual Tour of Homes

Builders from across

the southwest suburbs will

showcase their new construction

as the SouthWest

Suburban Home Builders

Association’s 2019

Tour of Homes makes its

third annual return for two

weekends: Sept. 14-15 and

Sept. 21-22.

The free, informationrich

tour aims to introduce

potential homebuyers

to their move-in-ready

homes by showcasing diverse

structures crafted by

talented area builders.

In the past two years,

the event has successfully

fostered a rare, one-on-one

connection between builders

and consumers, making

the event a must-attend

for anyone who is looking

to call the bustling southwest

suburbs home.

“We’re just really trying

to promote the Tour

of Homes name and keep

growing the event to have

it be a name people know

and an event people look

forward to each year,” said

Shannon Rocha, the executive

director of the association.

“We really want

the public to be able to see

what our SSHBA members


Nineteen homes — including

townhomes, single-family

homes and duplexes

— are highlighted

in this year’s tour.

The tour of homes

stretches across Lemont,

Orland Park, New Lenox,

Channahon, Lockport and

Frankfort. Maps of the featured

homes will be made

available as the event

nears, allowing attendees

to plan their routes.

Many of the builders’

names will be familiar to

repeat attendees, and those

who have yet to attend will

surely recognize the names

as being some of the best

in the business.

“Most of the builders

that are in it, this will be

their third year that they’re

continuing to put their

homes in,” Rocha added.

For those who have not

previously attended the

tour but are looking for

a new home, Rocha said

don’t be intimidated by the

prospect of buying a new

home; it is just as easy as

purchasing a preexisting

home, she said.

Further, those in the

market for a new house

can rest assured that all

SSHBA builders represent

the best of the best in the

industry, as the association

vets the builders and

ensures that they are up to

date on industry trends and

rules, among other expertise.

SSHBA’s membership

comprises roughly 180

members and 50 builders

in the southwest suburbs,

with members of the Orland

Park-based association

hailing from as far as

Channahon, Morris and

Coal City.

The highly anticipated

Tour of Homes enables

SSHBA to connect its

members with the broader

public in an intimate, hassle-free

setting as individuals

and families are able

to come and go at their


The SSHBA Tour of

Homes has three premier

sponsors: James Hardie,

Lakeside Bank and Hines

Supply. This year, the

SSHBA also will have

a kick-off party for the

tour where builders will

be presented with various


For more details on the

upcoming tour and to learn

more about this year’s featured

builders, visit www.


SouthWest Suburban

Home Builders promotes

high standards, professionalism

and service within

the building industry and

supports the American

dream of home ownership.

Submitted by SouthWest Suburban

Home Builders. For

more information, visit www.


Written by 22CM Boost, the

content-writing division of

22nd Century Media, publisher

of this special section

and newspaper.

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First impressions matter, even for homes

Has your home lost its

curb appeal?

A neighbor across the

street has been trying to sell

her home for nearly three

years now. Inside it is beautiful;

granite countertops,

hardwood floors, multiple

fireplaces, updated bathrooms

with the latest fixtures

and the list goes on.

People who do the virtual

tour, or eventually see

the home’s interior, are

duly impressed, and yet no

reasonable offers. Why?

Even though she’s in the

real estate business, she

broke a cardinal rule: Just

like people, your home

makes a first impression,

and it’s the exterior that

does it. It happens when

others pull up a picture online,

or get a real time look

from one’s driveway.

In her case, maybe the

peeling paint on the siding,

or missing and curling

shingles have something

to do with it. Or perhaps

it’s the porch that looks

more like a deck. Not to

overlook the chimney that

needs rebuilding, the 90-

foot asphalt driveway with

a half dozen potholes, or

the missing overhead garage


Let’s face it, improving

or maintaining the exterior

of your home is not a priority

for many of us. It’s

not “sexy”’ or very bragworthy

to mention the

‘’beautiful” new roof you

just got, especially when

your friends keep going

on and on about their new

bathrooms or kitchens.

The choices of different

exterior materials for the

middle-class homeowner

are much more limited

when compared to selections

for inside projects.

For many people, there’s

just not much fun in picking

out siding, and certainly

little exercising or

flexing of one’s creative


And then there may be

a few other trials. I’m sure

you’ve heard horror stories

of the window salesman

who wouldn’t leave.

Or perhaps you were the

victim of one whose aftershave

or cologne lingered

in your kitchen for days.

Or you may have had the

experience of hearing

these words from the foreman,

“It’s no problem, I

will fix.”

Taking care of the outside

of one’s home is more

a need or a necessity than

a want or desire. It’s very

utilitarian to make sure

your gutters drain properly,

the roof doesn’t leak or

your windows aren’t wasting

your heating dollars.

And yet, there is a certain

majesty in the simplicity

of an exterior project

well done. You can feel it

when you pull into your

driveway that first week or

two after its completion.

Whether it’s your pride as

a conscientious homeowner,

or just the relief of having

handled a long-standing

problem, it’s a good

feeling. And, if you’re new

to choosing a contractor

or completing a project

of this sort, don’t worry:

You’re in good hands.

At Lindholm Roofing,

it is our desire to give you

this feeling and to make

your exterior remodeling

or replacement project

go right. The project coordinators

who come out

to visit and assist you are

courteous and knowledgeable

professionals with an

average of nearly 20 years

experience in exterior

home improvement.

Our company has been

in business and owned

by the same family for

70 years. Because of this

longevity, our record of

craftsmanship and attention

to detail, as well as

our steadfast agreement to

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Impressive luxury townhomes are closing fast at Brookside Meadows

This is it. One of the best values

in a new home will soon be

gone forever. Brookside Meadows,

Crana Homes’ community

of award-winning luxury

townhomes in Tinley Park, is

nearly complete. These attractive

luxury townhomes range

from the upper-$200s – including

site - so demand is high and

buyers are advised to act now

while some choice sites are still


It’s an ideal location with

beautiful designs, quality construction

and great value. When

shoppers review their new home

“wish list” it’s clear that Brookside

Meadows is perfect for first

time buyers, last time buyers or

those who want a great place to

raise a family. These energyefficient

luxury townhomes are

impressively designed and set

apart in a quiet section of Tinley

Park. But Brookside Meadows

is over 75 percent sold out

so now is the time to select a

site and create a home from the

award-winning floorplans of the

Fahan II, the Lennan II and the

latest design, the Dunree II.

Need to stretch out? The Fahan

II is a beautiful 3,303 total

square foot luxury townhome

(including a 1,216 sq.’ basement)

with an attached two-car,

dry-walled garage and cement

driveway. The two-story stately

entrance foyer opens up to

a split level floor plan that has

three bedrooms (fourth bedroom

optional) and two-and-ahalf

baths. A large open kitchen

design with stunning granite

countertops is surrounded by

generous custom maple cabinets

and a ceramic tile floor. The

first floor master bedroom offers

an optional coffered ceiling and

the optional master bath plan includes

a soothing soaker tub.

An elegant loft overlooks a

great room adjacent to the kitchen.

Beautiful oak is selected for

doors, railings and trim. Ceramic

tile covers the floors in the

foyer as well as the bathrooms,

which also feature granite vanity

tops. A full lookout basement

and a patio are included in the

Fahan II.

The Lennan II is a comfortable

two/three bedroom split

level home with two-and-a-half

baths, and includes most of the

outstanding features and options

of the Fahan II with the

spacious master suite relocated

to the upper level and the addition

of an impressive dining/

family room.

With 3,167 square feet of

total space (including a 1,049

sq.’ basement), there is plenty

of room to entertain family and

friends in comfort and style.

The Dunree II is a sharp three

bedroom, two-and-a-half bath

home with 3,194 total square

feet (including a large 1,226 sq.’

basement) with a master suite on

the first floor. The foyer, powder

room, kitchen and living room

all have stunning hardwood oak

floors. Attached is a two-car,

dry- walled garage with a cement

driveway. The home also

includes a 12’ x 12’ deck.

All homes have deluxe landscaping,

underground utilities

and a first floor laundry room.

Where available, buyers can select

options like an impressive

fireplace, walkout basement,

coffered ceilings, skylights and

a soaker tub in the master bath.

Brookside Meadows includes

sprinkler systems, smoke detectors

and Lake Michigan water

in all homes. Energy-saving

features like a high-efficiency

furnace and Lo-E glass, Energy

Miser hot water heater, vented

soffits, 1.75” insulated entrance

doors, energy efficient appliances

and Tuff-R insulated wall

sheathing are all standard.

Brookside Meadows is close

to everything: retail, dining,

transportation routes, Metra rail

station and airports. The school

system is among the best in the

state and Tinley Park, named

“The Best Place In America

to Raise a Family” by Bloomberg’s

BusinessWeek, maintains

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It’s easy to see why this community

is nearly sold out. The

sales center, with fully furnished

and beautifully decorated

models, is open 10 a.m.-4

p.m. Monday through Thursday

and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and

Sunday and open Friday by appointment.

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Schedule fall furnace cleaning through

Dykstra Home Services before winter

We all know fall is on its

way, unfortunately, winter

isn’t that far behind.

That means it’s time to

contact a professional to

ensure your furnace is up

to the task of keeping you

and your family warm this

winter. Schedule your fall

clean and check now.

The Dykstra Family has

been in this business for

over 90 years. You can

trust everyone at Dykstra

Home Services to make

sure you’re comfortable

this winter.

All Dykstra technicians

are factory trained, drug

tested, licensed, bonded

and insured.

“It’s very important to

have someone highly-qualified

when they are in your

home working on equipment

that use natural gas

and electricity,” said Jennifer

Milazzo, president of

Dykstra Home Services.

Dykstra technicians are

trained to check all parts of

the furnace to ensure they

are working properly.

One example is the heat

exchangers, which are the

core of any furnace. Milazzo

said their technicians

have found problems with

aging heat exchangers a

number of times over the


Dykstra offers the latest

in high tech, efficient

Carrier furnaces, said Rich

Dykstra Sr.

Carriers’ line of furnaces

are all designed to work at

top efficiency, according

to Dykstra Sr. “The Carrier

Infinity model, for example,

is 98 percent efficient

and can save a customer an

average of $300 a year in

both electric and gas utility

savings,” he said. “It’s also

designed to give the home

the most comfort. The unit

is essentially on cruise

control and delivers the

most even, consistent temperature

while using the

least amount of energy.”

Milazzo encourages people

to schedule a Dykstra

technician early before the

cold temperatures set in.

A certified womanowned

business, Dykstra

Home Services is a third

generation residential and

commercial heating ventilation

and air conditioning

company. Dykstra has

been in business for more

than 93 years. Servicing

all makes and models.

We also offer solutions to

rooms that are too cold in

the winter, or too warm

in the summer as well as

backup Generators.

Submitted by Dykstra Home

Services, 13450 S. Cicero

Ave., in Crestwood. For more

information, call (800) 421-

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