What People Are Saying
"Rarely, do you find the word "Contractor" and "Honest, trustworthy, Professional and a Superb Craftsman" in the same sentence...however, Joe Karner is the real deal.
When we decided to rehab our unit at Marina City- the task seemed overwhelming. But with Joe's help it went extremely smooth, on time and under budget. His expert detailing, professional craftsmanship and hard work, made our dream come true. Joe put his "all" into his work with the pride and perfection as if it was his own place he is working on. He kept us well informed of his progress and worked with all our inputs / requests.
We highly recommend Joe for all your construction needs, as we will definitely use him in the future.
Jim and Romayne."
- Jim and Romayne
" Rita and I would like to acknowledge the terrific job that you did for us.
In our business we have dealt with numerous general contractors and
have had our share of disappoints... With you, however, it was a completely pleasant
experience. We really thank you for your help in suggesting various options for renovation
and also appreciate the very specific detail that you provided in covering the
scope of work to be done. Joe, we just want you to know how pleased we are with
your complete service. You actually exceeded our expectations in everyway -
quality of work, time to complete, and final actual cost."
- Ty and Rita Ingo
"I highly recommend Joe Karner for any renovation
project. I have utilized Joe for several projects and continue
to be impressed by his superior quality of work and unquestionable
honesty and integrity. It is obvious that Joe is motivated
by his dedication to the beautiful result of a job done correctly."
- Ellen Chessick
"My husband and I have survived several home construction
projects. The most recent project was the renovation of our
condo in Marina Towers . This project was “a walk in
the park” due to Joe Karner. He is terrific! Joe is
prompt, helpful, easy to work with and stayed on budget!!
Should we ever have another project, we would definitely call
on Joe." Sheila and Phil Rock
"In 2008, I contracted with Joe Karner to completely remodel
my one bedroom unit at
Marina Towers . I had received price quotes from other contractors
and felt that Joe Karner’s
price was fair and reasonable. We agreed on a completion date
and Joe was successful in
completing the project within the time agreed upon.
All work was performed to my satisfaction including plumbing,
painting and decorating. I felt comfortable with the fact
that Joe Karner has previously remodeled
many units in the building and was familiar with the original
construction of the building. After completion of all work,
I submitted a short punch list for items to be corrected and
all items were completed within a very short period of time.
I would strongly recommend Joe Karner to others based on his
skill and professionalism and his responsiveness to all matters
concerning my construction project." - Ron Campbell
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" In 2007, I hired Joe Karner to completely gut and remodel
my one-bedroom condo in Marina City. It turned out to be the
best decision I could have made. My vision called for nearly
everything “inside the paint” to be ripped out and
rebuilt from scratch including: the kitchen (new layout/all
new appliances), bathroom (completely reconfigured), new plumbing
system, new electrical wiring, all new floors, new A/C system,
new balcony doors and most of the internal walls. Joe provided
me with a written proposal that spelled out in great detail
the costs and timeline for completing this complex project.
say I was nervous about undertaking a project of this scale
would be an understatement (having heard horror stories about
contractors who fail to deliver on what they said they would
do coupled with “surprises” and goodness knows
what else could go wrong!). How did Joe Karner do on my condo
project? Joe Karner exceeded my expectations in every way
from day one. His proposal was "transparent" and
priced in a way that was easy to understand and very fair.
Throughout the entire three-month build-out project (during
which I moved out) I was able to meet with Joe whenever I
felt the need to do so. He returned phone calls promptly and
treated me with respect whenever I asked for more details
(which unfortunately for Joe was a lot!). He could not have
been more accommodating and professional is his manner and
demeanor. His honesty and straightforwardness greatly eased
whatever reservations I had going into the project.
of all, he stayed within my budget, met his own self-imposed
deadline to the exact date he promised (literally!). As a
result of his exceptional construction and design skills and
expertise, Joe Karner created an incredibly beautiful new
home for me that I will treasure for years to come (not to
mention it improved the dollar value of the condo itself!).
I would not hesitate to recommend Joe Karner to anyone who
is looking to undertake a condo construction project (big
or small). And especially for those individuals who reside
in Marina City in Chicago. Joe is second to none. "
- Joseph Milligan.