After nearly two years in our new-construction home, we decided it was time, in 2018, to complete the final major project: finishing our basement. We had a very specific vision in mind and needed someone that could help us realize it. It was important to us that we find someone trustworthy, capable, and reliable that would keep us engaged and updated through the process. My work colleague recommended T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. as they had recently remodeled his basement.
After meeting Tom Serpento, president of T-Squared, Inc. and going through their design consultation process in route to gathering a highly detailed proposal, I knew that they were the ones to create our dream basement. From the time we signed the contract, Tom and team were completely professional and took total ownership of all aspects of the process, keeping us informed of every intricate detail throughout. Beyond the outstanding workmanship, I was completely impressed with the way their team was orchestrated through the various stages of the build out. The team worked liked clockwork, with the various tradespeople getting all of their respective jobs done on schedule and as promised. Tom gave us expert guidance and recommendations throughout this project while working seamlessly with the local municipalities insuring that every stage was in complete compliance with all national, state and local building codes. Additionally, he saved us 'Big $$$' on major finish materials by leveraging their contractor rates through his supplier network.
In the end, we got the GORGEOUS basement of our dreams, complete with bar, beautiful stacked stone walls, and a custom bathroom with shower highlighting beautiful carrara marble on the floor and shower walls, along with a maple vanity with quartz counter top. This amazing company EXCEEDED our expectations in every regard! It’s now my favorite place in the house and I absolutely love showing it off to friends. I confidently and WITHOUT HESITATION recommend T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. for any home construction or remodeling need.
G.R. & Kristina Schrotenboer
We are writing this testimonial to let others know how delighted we were to have had the great pleasure of working with T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.
Both my wife, Kristina, and I were extremely pleased with the commitment to quality, culture & detail in the planning & completion of our finished basement that employs a beautiful full bathroom, additional bedroom and great room. The exceptional leadership & management skills displayed by their president, Tom Serpento, were instrumental in the quality performance & pace delivered by their contractors. Their meticulous attention to every detail made our experience both positive & memorable. We thought the whole process was going to be a bit overwhelming with the decisions that were to be made, but Tom made it a pleasurable experience. His caring & knowledgeable advice during the planning stages made life easier during construction, and the quality was first rate! Tom’s extremely friendly demeanor, sense of humor & interaction with our family both during the process & long afterward truly set he and his company apart from any other builders we have interacted with in our past.
We greatly appreciated their patience & personal attention as this allowed for a development of design optimally addressing our specific needs. In short, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.!
Former NFL Player, Minnesota Vikings & Current Vice President at GCG Financial
I have known Tom for over 18 years as a very close friend. Our home needed some pretty serious exterior repairs and Tom and his crew jumped in and restored it to the way it looked when we first bought it 18 years ago. It now, again, looks amazing! His crew was on time, hard working and a pleasure to deal with. They found a number of other problematic issues that required immediate attention while they were on site. They were able to them fix on the spot. My wife Andrea and I could not have been any happier with the results! We have just hired them to replace a broken skylight in our master bathroom and, would not hesitate recommending them to anyone, and will continue hiring them for all of our construction needs! T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. is an awesome company!!
Marcia & Doug Zboril
Fox River Grove, IL
We have had T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. complete several projects over the last couple of years which included: new gutters & downspouts with gutter screening, all new shutters, aluminizing our front porch & replacement of our bathroom exhaust fans. So, when we discovered a prominent leak in our master bath shower, we didn’t hesitate in calling Tom Serpento, president of the company, to give us his honest opinion on what course of action we needed to take that was within our budget.
Since we were newbies at large construction projects, Tom was always there supervising the entire effort and he was extremely patient answering our questions and kept us informed every step of the way. We always knew in advance who would be at our home & when. In short, the communication was excellent! Everyone involved with the project from plumbing, custom carpentry (Tom), tile work, painting & electric did exceptional work! Their crew was punctual, courteous, conscientious, professional & organized. Throughout the entire process, Tom repeatedly would check in to see if were we satisfied with each phase of the project. The project was completed without any interruption to our regular daily routine. We would always look forward to the end of each work day to see the transformation taking place.
Our new master bathroom is fabulous, …you would not believe the difference! We can’t thank them enough for taking our old 80’s bathroom with the loose tiles, thinning grout and leaking shower pan and making into a space we can enjoy for many years to come.
If you value honesty, integrity, affability and superb craftsmanship, then we urge you to contact Tom Serpento. Not only will you gain an impeccable renovator & skilled leader in the field of construction, but you will find that you’ll want him & his team to revisit your home for all of your future needs, as we most certainly do!
Thank you T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. for making our dream come true!
Leslie & Todd Shapiro
LaGrange Park, IL
In 2013, my husband Todd & I had the great pleasure of working with T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. when we addressed some much needed interior & exterior repairs to our beloved 70-year old Georgian home.
When we engaged Tom Serpento, (President of T-Squared, Inc.), he came out to our home so as to assess the prospect of our having the original hardwood floors in both the living room & dining room refinished, and so they would match the newer hardwood we had installed during the construction of an addition we had done some years before. He & Robert Varlam (who heads their highly skilled hardwood flooring division) quickly recognized that the original hardwood needed to be completely replaced due to the collapse of the original sub-floor & sleeper system underneath. So, they tore out the floor & two levels of sleeper systems adjoining the original planked sub-floor, and restored it from scratch. Our new floors look fantastic!
It was utterly amazing how Tom & his crew were able to restore the flooring & sub-floor system so they evenly transitioned with the newer hardwood. Once they refinished all the flooring (old & new), it now looks as if they had always been a part of our Georgian home. And as a bonus: “They don’t squeak any longer!”
Tom’s teams also repaired our plaster walls, repainted the interior, and replaced (2) large bay window systems. Lastly, he brought in an expert mason to repair the brickwork on the exterior of our house. We are simply thrilled with the end result, and feel as if we are now living in a new home & that which we are genuinely proud to showcase! Thank you, thank you, T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.!!
Kathy & Dennis Cech
Deer Park, IL
It is with great pleasure that we recommend the services of T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.!
In April of 2014, extensive damage was done to both the roof & exterior siding of our home following a horrendous hail & wind storm. After various meetings with Tom Serpento, president of T-Squared, & members of his field management team, the decision was made to engage the services of this firm based on their openness & sensitivity to our needs. During the entire time frame of this project, their team displayed a superlative degree of professionalism & communication at every stage of the work being executed. Their incredible attention to every detail resulted in a job well done.
Based on this performance & end result, we have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending the services of T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. for any construction or remodeling need.
Georgeanna & Gregg Mehr
Tom Serpento of T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. and his team of professional contractors have been servicing our construction needs for nearly a decade. Throughout that time, he has helped us to transform our 1970’s home into a custom designed, comfortable living space that our friends and family can enjoy, and that we can showcase with incredible pride! Our outdated family room – fashioned with the time-stamped faux ceiling beams and white brick face fireplace was miraculously converted to a style-friendly “Man Cave” for my husband Gregg, outfitted with beautiful Thomasville cabinetry and accented with a new field stone fireplace with a solid oak mantel piece resembling the best of a Colorado mountain ski lodge. Just beautiful!
They also prepared my son’s home for sale by seeing to a number of custom trim repairs and repainted the entire dwelling. It sold after only three days on the market!
This year I presented Tom with my wish list of many projects that we had been putting off for years. Under his management and skills of their amazing contractors, my wish list became a reality! The results were amazing! They provided us with beautifully artistic painted rooms, refinished all of our hardwood flooring and transformed our winding foyer staircase that had been forever covered in carpeting into a magnificent hardwood staircase and newly constructed railing system. Tom then designed a new wet bar, wine rack and counter top cabinet to replace the 1970’s white particle board wet bar that had always seemed so out of place but had acted as a bridge from our family room into the kitchen. He was able to gather an identical match in the same Thomasville cabinetry so as to perfectly coincide with the bank of cabinets they had previously employed in my husband’s “Man Cave”, as each cabinet system is within just feet of the other. Now, it all looks so balanced and beautiful, and is the focal point as you enter our kitchen from the family room. And finally, Tom arranged for our entire home to receive gorgeous new 60 oz. Mohawk carpeting at their contractor rates! On that segment alone, he saved us $3,500 dollars!
Tom and his crew are an absolute pleasure to deal with and produce nothing short of quality design and craftsmanship guaranteed to satisfy the most demanding customer. Both my husband and I interviewed other contracting companies, and not one of them could compare to T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.
We will continue to be satisfied clients, and will happily refer family and friends with complete confidence regarding the performance and skill sets of this amazing company!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. on numerous projects over the past decade. During the course of this relationship, Tom Serpento and his custom tradesmen have provided contractor services to me regarding the build out of a local sports bar and grill, the remodeling of my business administrative offices, as well as with a number of residential projects including basement remodeling, custom master bathroom design and creation, and complete, whole-home siding and window replacement. Tom was also the only person I would trust to complete a bathroom remodeling project at my daughter’s first home. Professionalism, quality, attention to detail, and trust are but just a few of the reasons why T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. is my choice whenever I find myself in need of a contractor.
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the wonderful remodeling job you & your team did for me. You created a dream-come-true bathroom in my 45 year old home!
I was amazed at how comfortable and enjoyable you and your team made my first foray into the world of custom design renovation. Your company came highly recommended so I expected a first rate job – but, had no idea how much fun I would have during the process. In the beginning I felt a little intimidated by the idea of selecting so many items such as flooring, hardware, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, lighting, etc. But the atmosphere you created was relaxed and so congenial that I quickly began to feel at ease and really enjoy the process. As a new client of T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc., I received red carpet treatment and beautiful options, yet I could still remain within my budget.
You are an amazingly organized leader! I was thrilled that you were always on site and available to keep me apprised of every single detail regarding my project. Your team was always on schedule, and all phases were completed in a very timely manner. Everyone was so polite, friendly and efficient, and absolute magicians when dealing with the many challenging tasks. I am already beginning plans for my next project, and am very much looking forward to the adventure!
Thanks for everything!
Former NFL Player, Chicago Bears & Current Director of Nat’l Accounts at Tecumseh Products Company, Inc.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tom Serpento for nearly seventeen years, and through our athletic associations. We are very close friends. And I have no reservations in offering a candid recommendation to anyone who may have an interest in hiring his company, T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. To that end, I have firsthand knowledge of all he’s been challenged with, and all he’s accomplished in building a very successful business. Tom maintains an exemplary work ethic, and has successfully channeled that invaluable attribute into the hearts and minds of all who work with him.
I had called on Tom numerous times during a period when we were in search of a new home. Our need was in his guidance, knowledge & expertise as we considered various properties. Each time, he was able to qualify the strengths and weaknesses of each house, and a path towards those unknown expenses that arrive following the purchase of a new home. His opinions were absolutely invaluable! I also know many people who have hired his company, and every single one of them raved with regard to the quality of work they received. But more important, the wonderful, professional and caring manner with which he and his team deal with their clientele. Whenever we have a construction or remodeling need, there is no other company we would approach other than his. They’re terrific!
Former MLB Player, Chicago White Sox & Owner of Soderworld Healing Arts Center & Spa
Tom Serpento & his team demonstrated a willingness in going above & beyond the contracted services. Without question, the finished product was magnificent!
Kudos to T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc.!!
Having retained Tom Serpento’s company in the fall of 2013 for some significant stucco repairs to my home, & thanks to Tom’s expertise & diligent inspection of some failing seals on my windows, I can heartily endorse T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. not only for the quality of their work but, the timeliness of executing the job to completion without workmen leaving to go to another job-site, as so frequently occurs with other contracting companies.
Quality workmanship at reasonable rates will offer you only a couple of reasons when considering & selecting this firm to handle all of your construction, remodeling or repair needs!
John & Julie Jirschele
South Barrington, IL
We engaged T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc., and met Tom Serpento in 2007 when we solicited estimates to finish our basement. Although Tom’s estimate was not the lowest, his comprehensive plan and thoughtful suggestions convinced us that he would do the best job, so we hired them. We made a great choice! When our basement was finished, and exactly as we wanted it—including some changes that Tom handled with aplomb—we also had some new friends.
We like the way Tom does business, so when we have another construction project, our first call will be to T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. and Tom Serpento. We have also referred many friends, because we know firsthand that Tom and his team will do great work for a reasonable price.
Marty & Sandi Alter
Hoffman Estates, IL
It is not very often that you meet an individual that possesses so many of the positive traits one looks for when seeking an individual to do work in your home. When my husband Marty and I met Tom Serpento a few years back we indeed found such a person. Tom’s outgoing personality is indeed a plus, but…, it is his honesty, integrity and ethical business practices that far exceeded our expectations.
Our experiences with T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. began with some much needed exterior repairs. Since that time, some three years ago, we have hired them back for some major interior renovations that included a beautiful tiled floor in our foyer, hallway and kitchen, …the installation of an entirely new front door system, …custom trim work, …and most recently, the removal of a wall separating our living room & dining room that we have wanted to do for over fifteen years.
Tom and his team do amazing work, with huge kudos to master carpenters, Clay & Billy! Jose & Ivan were great as well! We’ve had many friends ask us if we ever seek out other estimates. The answer to that is “no”. My husband and I feel that Tom Serpento is one of the fairest businessmen around and we simply don’t feel the need to seek out other estimates. We have never been disappointed in the work, and you can rest assured that any time we need work done in the future, we will be contacting Tom and T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. We feel we have found a genuine friend, as well as a valued company with which do business. They are “second to none”!
Warren & Carol Fischer
Lake Barrington, IL
Our time is important and we wanted to work with a general contractor that would honor our schedules. Tom Serpento and his crew consistently kept to the timeline created both daily and for the duration of the three projects we signed on for.
Three years in a row, T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. sought to make our home a more beautiful place to cook, shower and soak up the outdoors. We have repeatedly recommended his team of painters, carpenters (Clay is the best!) plumbers and electricians for their workmanship, honesty and ability to get the job done!
Debby & Kevin Steele
Hoffman Estates, IL
We’ve been working with Tom Serpento and T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. since 2007 when we originally engaged him and his team for a rather substantial body of work that included the installation of Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring in both our living and dining rooms, porcelain tile flooring in many other areas of the first level of our home, crown molding, recessed can lighting in our kitchen and a full interior repaint… just two weeks prior to Thanksgiving!
Thinking this was an impossible set of tasks to complete prior to the holiday; T-Squared swarmed our home like a home make-over TV show, finishing the work on time and with tremendous quality! Since then, Tom and his team have been our go-to contractors for countless other projects–both large and small–that have included custom trim work, replacement of our asphalt driveway, total home window replacement and various plumbing and electrical service calls to name just a few.
They have consistently delivered outstanding results regardless of the size of the job.
Patricia & Tony
Burr Ridge, IL
As longtime repeat customers, we have been extremely pleased with the quality of work & craftsmanship performed by T-Squared Building Solutions, Inc. over the past seven years.
Tom Serpento has always been great to work with and his staff is always very professional, courteous and accommodating. We highly recommend this company, and are deeply grateful for all of their fine work.