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Brick & Stone Fireplace Installers in Chicago, IL

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Prescreened Brick & Stone Fireplace Installers in Chicago, IL

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Steven Coleman Masonry
(312) 279-1075
Areas of Expertise
  • Masonry Professional
  • Installs and Repairs
  • Fireplaces
  • Brick Siding
  • No Retaining Walls
David M. in Munster, IN

"I hired Steve to replace some stucco (Dryvit) with stone. Early on in the process water damage was found behind the Dryvit needing severe stone before could be replaced over it. Steve knows a number of carpenters who could do such work, but many were very busy and the repair job was not that big and appetizing to many. But he found a very qualified guy to do the work who did a great job. Back to the stone, Steve explained the process very clearly throughout. Helped me understand the complicated process. He came in a little above the estimate, but that was because his crew helped the carpenter in doing some of the fix behind the Dryvit. The additional cost was very fair. Once the damage was repaired the work moved along quickly and is now beautiful and as I watched it go up I know I will never have water intrusion problems again. Job took longer than planned, but all due to the water damage they had to have repaired and the permitting behind it. His crew was very friendly and all did great work. Steve does great work and I strongly recommend him for any stone or brick work. "

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Terrace Masonry, Inc.
(312) 873-7587
Areas of Expertise
  • Brick and Stone Tuck-Pointing
  • Brick and Stone Siding
  • Brick and Stone Fireplaces
shawn c. in Palatine, IL

"The stone ledge around the perimeter of our house was completely falling apart and starting to affect the bricks below it. The statement, get ..."you what you pay for", applies in this companies work. Nasario told me up front his bid would not be the lowest bid but that it would be done right and last a lifetime. His was not the lowest bid but his confidence in how he would fix it (correctly with no shortcuts) and how it would turn out, as well as how they communicated the repairs to be done got them the bid. Craftsman level work! Will watch it over the freeze thaw cycle this winter..more later "

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JPL Masonry
(815) 321-6823
Areas of Expertise
  • Brick & Stone Veneer
  • Custom Home Building
  • Interior Fireplace Design
  • Chimney Liners/ Rebuilding
Bruce Q.

"Great work.Very professional and knowledgeable.A pleasure to have this company fix and stone my fireplace "

Safeway Chimney Sweeps, Inc.
(815) 321-7668
Areas of Expertise
  • Air Duct Clean
  • Chimney Sweep Clean
  • Chimney Liners
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Dryer Vents
Jeanette S. in Bourbonnais, IL

"Very professional and fine work. "

Rice Masonry Construction Co.
(815) 321-8086
Areas of Expertise
  • Historical Brick/stone Restoration
  • Chimney / fireplace Rebuilding and Repair
  • Brick repair, rebuilding, Tuckpointing, waterproofing masonry, lintels, flashing
  • Masonry restoration, caulking
  • Parapet walls, copings, leak repair
RICHARD Y. in Wilmette, IL

"Came back to correct problems with out hesitation "

Lindemann Chimney Service, Inc.
(847) 918-7994
Areas of Expertise
  • Chimney Cleanings and Inspection
  • Chimney Masonry Rebuilds and Tuckpointing
  • Chimney and Fireplace Repair
  • Gas Logs, Gas Fireplaces
  • Chimney Re-Lining
Paul K. in Grayslake, IL

" Well executed job. "

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Unscreened Fireplace & Wood Stove Contractors in Chicago, Illinois

Wil-Ray Masonry, Inc.
16846 Gaylord Rd.
Lockport, IL 60441
Leon Construction Company
1407 S. 61st Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804
Chicago Network
1 Tiffany Pointe G5
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Koranda Masonry
10455 5th Ave.
Countryside, IL 60525
A Better Comfort Zone
246 E. Monroe St.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Things to Consider Before You Install a Brick or Stone Fireplace in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Will your fireplace use natural gas?
  • What type of project is this?
  • What type of fireplace do you want to have installed?
  • Select any of the features you would like in your fireplace.

    Gas Insert
    Decorative/Gas logs
    Glass doors
    Furnace rated fireplace/insert
    Remote control
    Heat circulating grilles
    Crane (for cooking)

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Chicago Stone Fireplaces

While people all over the country can enjoy the sensation of sitting next to a classic, stone fireplace, in Chicago where the winters can seem to last forever, fireplaces are a particularly comfortable (as well as useful) addition to any home. Whether indoors or out, for heat or for pleasure, a Chicago stone fireplace is a great place to congregate and entertain guests or to relax by yourself. If you would like to add the comfort of a fireplace to your home, there are a few options available, and also a few things to consider before you begin your project.

There are several options for those thinking of installing a stone fireplace. Chicago residents looking for a very elegant and durable fireplace might consider a cut stone installation made of marble, granite, or limestone (a similar look can be achieved at a slightly lower price by installing a formed concrete fireplace). For a more rustic look, a brick or stone masonry fireplace will add style as well as warmth to a room. Homeowners can also opt to install a stone or masonry fireplace outdoors on the patio to enjoy fresh air (without forgoing heat) when entertaining winter guests.

Repairing a Stone Fireplace
If you're lucky enough to already have a brick or stone fireplace, you already know the benefits and drawbacks of such a fixture. Unfortunately, many classic fireplaces have been neglected to the point that they either don't function at all or function too poorly to use with any regularity. The good news is that even the most misused fireplaces can be brought back up to par and become functional again (sometimes for a lot cheaper than you might think).

In some cases, damage to an existing fireplace is severe enough that it is necessary to remove, repair, or replace actual sections of the masonry. This is generally not a job that homeowners can tackle themselves, as masonry work is rather intensive and requires a great deal of knowledge that the average person simply doesn't possess. In Chicago, stone fireplace work of this magnitude can run as much as $3,000.

While you may be able to purchase and install a wood stove or pre-fabricated fireplace for less than $1,000, in Chicago stone fireplaces are (like any other masonry work) going to be significantly more expensive. Don't expect a bill of less than a few thousand dollars. The trade off for the higher cost, however, is that your masonry fireplace will look great, perform well, and be a beautiful, functional fixture in your home for generations to come!

Fireplace cleaning is an important, though often neglected task. Households that use their fireplaces often over the winter months should be particularly attentive to how clean it is not just for appearances or function, but for safety reasons, as well. Though the idea of using a fireplace to heat you home is in most cases far outdated, even using a fireplace a few times a year can cause creosote (a black, gummy residue left in chimneys after burning wood) to build up.

Creosote build-up should be a concern as it is flammable and, under the right conditions, can ignite and cause a chimney fire. For most households, an annual chimney cleaning will be enough to greatly reduce the risk of a chimney fire, but if you use your fireplace frequently (even if only during the winter), you may want to have your fireplace and chimney cleaned more than once a year. Chicago chimney and fireplace cleaning generally runs somewhere in the neighborhood of a few hundred dollars, though we've seen costs go as low as $150 and as high as $1,100! With a difference like this, it is a good idea to get several estimates from a few different companies before you decide who to hire.