Sunny Home Rebuild in Washington, IL

The Felixes lost their home in the November 2013 Washington, IL tornado. Our design-and-build team worked with them to design a compact family friendly home that perfectly fits their needs.

Approaching from the road, visitors notice a brick emblazoned with “Washington Strong” in the front column at the new Felix home. Peoria Brick Company donated these special commemorative bricks to tornado victims. A sunny yellow door trimmed in white perfectly sets off the gray siding. Inside, this 1500 square foot home feels spacious because of its open concept design. The main level consists of a master bedroom, two bathrooms, guest room, mudroom and laundry, kitchen, and family room. The couple’s craft room and wood shop occupy the basement.

Engineered hardwood flooring spans the family room and kitchen. A corner fireplace features mosaic tile and a custom mantle constructed by our carpenters. Our design team chose a greige paint for the walls, a mix of modern, cool gray with the warmth of beige. White trim punctuates the walls for a crisp finish.

At the back of the home, the owners chose a non-traditional sink and dishwasher in the island. Quartz countertops gleam atop white ShowPlace solid wood cabinets. The owner used pieces of his grandfather’s dresser, which was damaged in the tornado, to create a one-of-a-kind light fixture above the island.

Sliding glass doors let in light and showcase the outdoor entertainment area and patio. Cedar lattice provides privacy from the main road for the back of the house. The white synthetic recycled composite railing material holds its color and is virtually maintenance-free.

The family loves spending time with their children and grandchildren in their new home. Mr. and Mrs. Felix say, “We are so thankful for the hard work all of you put into build our new home! From twisting the insurance adjuster’s arm, to designing, selecting materials… and all the finish work, we have a beautiful home we are proud to show off. We love being home!”


Tell us about your dream

C.T. Gabbert

Contact Us: Call us at 309-637-2110 or send us an email. If you have photos of your space, please email those to us.

Showroom: Visit our beautiful showroom in downtown Peoria. We’ll give you a personal tour of bathrooms and kitchens, consider ideas for your basement remodel or room addition, and discuss options that fit your budget. Explore 3,500 square feet of possibilities with our variety of material samples, like cabinetry, flooring, tile, fixtures, paint colors, and exterior products from synthetic deck and stylish railing to windows and siding colors! We have a vast array of products that you won’t likely see anywhere else in town. We really are your one stop gallery for your remodeling project. Our showroom is located at 1323 SW Adams St. Peoria, IL.

Home Visit: A designer will visit your home to measure and take photos. Seeing your space in person helps us to understand your needs and prepare a design that you’ll love!

Design Proposal: See your design in 3D living color on our big screen! Our design team will present a custom design as well as color and material choices in our Color Room. We enjoy guiding customers through the decision making process for the home you’ve been dreaming of!

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    Awards and Certifications
    Licensed with the City of Peoria for Concrete
    Peoria Small Business of the Year
    BBB Torch Award for Business Integrity
    Dreammaker's Builder of the Year Award