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Why Sweeten is unique


Curated General Contractors

We select our contractors for experience, work quality, customer reviews, and all required licensing.


Personalized Matching

You’ll be matched with a selection of contractors based on location, budget, expertise and experience with projects like yours.


Competitive Bidding Process

You’ll get 3-5 competing estimates, so you can make an informed choice — we’ll even help you compare your bids on a free call.


Guidance and Support

We’re experts in renovating, here to answer your questions, help you compare bids, and hire the best contractor.


Secure Payments

You can pay your contractor safely and easily, through Sweeten Secure Pay — powered by the most trusted banking partners in the business.


Free Tools & Service

You’ll save time and money, and feel supported throughout your hiring and remodeling journey with Sweeten by your side, for free!

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Featured reviews

  • “Our Sweeten contractor did a great job renovating two bathrooms and our living room. He started on time. He was in constant communication with us. They finished on time. And the end result was exactly as we had hoped. We are very pleased! We would strongly recommend him to any friend or family member looking to do a renovation. We’ve also used a few contractors in renovating our Chicago apartment over the last two years. He was, by far, the best contractor we used.”

    Stephen R., Lakeview
  • “I live in a very old house and wanted to renovate our bathroom in a style that is consistent with the era of the home. Even though the team didn't have experience with this more traditional aesthetic, they still delivered—updating and modernizing while keeping the original features intact.”

    Kelsey G., La Grange
  • “The contractor did an amazing job renovating our kitchen. He takes pride in his craft and the attention to detail he displays is not typical of contractors. We knew what work was being performed each day and any questions or issues to work through he would contact us immediately to discuss. I never felt pressured to do anything, the process was truly collaborative. I would not hesitate to work with him again and fully recommend him to others.”

    Alexandra B., Jefferson Park/Albany Park
  • “The team was amazing. They really went above and beyond, despite order delays due to Covid supply shortages, they really were on top of everything. They were always available to answer questions. They really transformed my home.”

    Devin C., Lakeview

What is a general contractor?

A general contractor is the main construction professional overseeing all aspects of a major renovation project in Chicago. Every job is different and will manage each project’s individual needs accordingly. They will manage all planning, obtain any permitting needed, and handle demolition onsite and the entire construction process. Your Sweeten general contractor in Chicago will work directly with you as well any subcontractors that may be required for this remodeling project which might include architects or designers as well expeditors and engineers.

When it’s time to remodel your kitchen or whole home, you might think you need to handle the process all on your own. With an experienced GC by your side and a seasoned team behind them, not only will they orchestrate the remodel from start to finish but also ensure any necessary paperwork is submitted to the HOA or co-op/condo boards. All approvals will be obtained before moving forward. You can find out more about the process and costs of remodeling with a general contractor in Chicago:

If you need a general contractor for a remodeling project, you will need one who is licensed and insured to work in Chicago. A good firm will have experience working on projects like yours around the neighborhood or area you reside. Typical renovations in your area include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and entire home remodels. Sweeten can put you in touch with Chicago remodeling contractors to schedule site visits and receive estimates, when you post your project.

How does Sweeten connect me with the top general contractors for my Chicago remodeling project?

Selecting the best general contractor for your renovation project can be an overwhelming task. How do you find one that has experience with projects like yours and who’s sure to meet all of your requirements? With careful consideration of factors including budget, scope, building type, and location—plus whether their communication style and professionalism meshes with yours—it’s possible to make an informed choice about which contracting firm is right for you.

Sweeten manages thorough vetting to create a network of top local professionals to best align with your project. If you are searching for kitchen remodeling contractors in Chicago or bathroom remodeling contractors in Chicago, we can connect you with firms who specialize in these types of spaces. When you post your remodeling project on Sweeten, you can be confident you’ll be matched with contractors who:

  • are licensed, insured, and vetted
  • have experience with renovations like yours
  • do work in your city, town, or neighborhood
  • are already interested in your project based on its budget and scope
  • guarantee their work

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