30 Years ago friends built a deck across the back of my house. Now there were places that didn’t seem safe so now was the time to replace it, but replace it with what? And who do I talk to? Call C.T. Gabbert!! Call Chuck!! I felt like talking with Caroline was the most natural thing to be doing – I completely forgot how nervous I was before I called. A week later we were sitting at a table looking at my 3D adaptation of my new screened-in porch. Work began and Chris kept me informed about what was being done and what was coming next. He ordered a dryer vent cover in the color of the siding (The old one was white). This is the kind of care and detail he gave the whole project. I could go on and on. Chuck, I can’t tell you how many people looked at me and said, “You know you’ve hired the best” and I looked back at them and replied, “Yes, I do know.” Chuck, I have been in my home since 1965. I’ve been involved with many projects over many of those years. You and the team you have put together are the BEST!!!
– Mary Ann Asciutto
Chris did a fantastic job on our project. He did all the little things that really make for a professional job. A true craftsman. He was wonderful to work with, and a fun guy to be around. The other guys from tear-out to plumbing and electricians were also very good to work with – professional, courteous, and friendly. My wife and I thank you, Devin, Caroline for helping us pick out beautiful cabinets, backsplash, etc., and for a wonderful team of professionals whose attention to detail and workmanship gave us a GREAT new kitchen!
– Mike and Pat Withers
Caroline, we want to thank you for all of your help and advice on our bathroom remodel. The bathroom looks great! Thanks again to you and the whole crew.
– Karen and Roger Slama
The “Czernecki Porch project” is complete and we are very pleased with the results; thanks to you and your fine dedicated staff that made it happen. No doubt, this was a detailed and complicated project and the Illinois winter winds at times were not in our favor. Yet with patience and perseverance, it got done. Caroline and Devon started the ball rolling as they did a great job in proposing ideas and sourcing all the construction materials for the project. The quality craftsman: Jesse, Scott, Jorge, Jeff, and Pat were a pleasure to work with. Every day on the job, they each demonstrated their professionalism, friendliness, and a quality commitment in getting the job done right, while Joe kept an eye on the project plan flow. Also, special thanks goes out to Jesse who was extremely helpful in answering questions as they came up, offered great improvement ideas and found solid solutions to any issues promptly. Well done Gabbert Team! Thank you!
– Wence and Debbie Czernecki
The graduation party was a huge success with much love for the new kitchen. Everyone had something specific they really liked, but the windows were the #1 design feature most remarked on, and the countertops were a close 2nd. Close friends who knew our old kitchen recognized all of the functional improvements with space and flow. Lots of nice comments, also, about Kyle’s trim work and the window trim, especially.
– Evelyn and Bob Becker
We absolutely love our new kitchen! I smile every time I see it. It is above and beyond anything we could have imagined. You have truly made our kitchen design dreams come true. We knew from the moment we walked into your showroom that you were the ones who could help us. A special thanks to Jeff for his superior work on the installation. His attention to detail made all the difference. Please tell Chuck thanks for having such amazing employees. We will miss each and every one of you!
-Sue and George Donaldson
C.T.Gabbert Remodeling completely remodeled our 1950s kitchen. Wow, they did a good job. Our lead carpenter Kyle worked through any challenges that this older home threw at him and really made our new kitchen everything we hoped it could be and more. Devin designed my dream kitchen and Caroline help pick out finishes and kept us informed on progress on a daily basis. The Gabbert team made what can be a stressful situation work more smoothly for us. We would recommend them to anyone that has a remodeling project they want done right.
– Aimee Cottrell
Typically home remodeling is a painful process but the C.T.Gabbert team made it as painless as possible. The workers were always on time, always kept me informed and were respectful of my home. They graciously answered all my MANY questions.
Caroline is a jewel! She not only kept track of the project but how I was managing through it. I had a lot of fun working with Caroline!
My project was a small “refresh” of the kitchen and bath but the Gabbert team made me feel just as important as a total remodel.
I’d be very pleased to work with them again!
– Robyn Scott
The C.T. Gabbert team recently finished my master bath total remodel & I could not be happier with the end result!
From my first meeting with Caroline to the last day of remodeling she was always pleasant, informative & made me feel like I was important. So much fun to work with.
Jesse was professional, always punctual & a perfectionist. He always kept me informed of what was going on & made sure I was happy with how the project was going.
Everyone I came in contact with through this project was great!
The entire team ran like a well-oiled machine!
Thank you! I am 100% happy!
– Wendy Martin
The CT Gabbert team has remodeled a majority of our home, inside and out. They have always delivered a high quality product on time and on budget. We consider ourselves lucky to have found such a wonderful, local partner we can trust. It has been a pleasure working with their entire team. We highly recommend calling them if you want to work with thoughtful and collaborative experts that can help guide the entire process from start to finish to ensure flawless execution.
– Allison & Nathan Tonnies
I could not be more pleased with the experience and results of working with your team. From the first meeting with Devon in our home to begin planning our remodel, to the friendly hug from Chris on the last day of completion, I have nothing but praise. I was told what to expect every step of the way, so there were no surprises. I witnessed first hand Gabbert’s Code of Values: Integrity – Respect – Customer Focus – and Having Fun In The Process. My husband and I both have mobility problems – the reason for the bath remodel. We initially wanted a walk in shower, raised toilet with a small stack washer and dryer in the linen closet. However, in discussing limitations and possibilities with Devon, we soon realized our small bath could not accommodate our real needs. With Devon’s expertise and advice we decided to completely demo the existing bath and the room next to it for a beautiful spacious, ADA compliant, wheelchair accessible shower with bench, raised stool with room and safety bars for transfer, roll to vanity which doubles as a desk, and full size washer/dryer laundry area with cabinetry. With floor plan complete, I enjoyed meeting with Caroline to choose flooring, textures, colors and fixtures. She pared the multiple choices to a few, making my decision easy and the end result beautiful. The preparation for the project was as promised with plastic carpet covering and complete covering of the openings of the demo area to prevent dust and dirt in other areas of the house. When subcontractors arrived for plumbing, electrical, paint and plaster, we were always introduced, kept apprised of their time and schedules and treated with courtesy and respect. The attention to detail by lead carpenter Chris, was impressive and appreciated. He measured the height of our walkers, and discussed how we would be entering/exiting the shower for proper and comfortable placement of all the safety bars; and how far we would need to reach for placement of the adjustable hand held shower. Even the transitions between flooring and carpet were open for discussion with concern for our walkers and to make sure they were visible but not look out of place. Whenever Chris noticed either of us needing assistance, like bringing groceries in from the car, he was eager to help, always told us not to be shy in asking for help if needed. The project took a little over four weeks, and I enjoyed every day of following the progress, learning, and anticipating the wonderful end result. I have not and will not hesitate to recommend C T Gabbert with high praise.
– Deb and Ves Austin
I would like to thank you for another excellent remodeling job on the exterior of my home. I asked you about installing siding on the gables and wrapping all my windows so that everything would blend in with my older brick home. I knew I could trust you with all the details. Of course, I am thrilled with the results! My home looks great! Chris and Jesse worked hard on my home for the past three weeks. They were polite, friendly and professional. They provided me with daily updates and asked questions about my preferences. They explained what they were doing and why. If I needed further explanation, they were patient and explained the details to me. I could leave for the day and knew that they could be trusted. The area was picked up every day. I especially appreciate the challenging task of removing an old tower on the side of my home. It is finally gone! Thank you for a job well done!
– Mary Venzon
We would like to thank you again for the great job on our complete kitchen remodel. From the initial meeting and design phase with Joe and Devon through the actual construction with George, everything was completed in a very professional manner. Having worked on construction projects for many years, I know not everything goes as planned. When issues did occur, George always found a workable solution and still managed to finish ahead of schedule. We have had nothing but compliments from family and friends who have seen the new kitchen. Should we need further home improvements in the future, C.T. Gabbert will be at the head of the list again. Keep up the excellent work!
– Steve and Noreen Friedman
Thank you so much for your guidance, support and encouragement during the construction remodel. Everyone comments about the accent tiles and I always think of you and your creativity. We look forward to working with you again.
– Katie and Kathy Cobb
We are enjoying our beautiful kitchen. Everyone did a great job! All of the workers who came to our home were hard working, conscientious, and gave us 100% best. Special thanks to Caroline who always kept us updated and was always concerned that we were happy with the work. We are so glad we chose C.T. Gabbert!
– Tom and Linda Shultz
A note to extend my sincere appreciation for the thirteen days that you spent at (my home). Our bathroom looks positively fabulous. Our family loves every detail. I got sidetracked last Friday taking care of dogs. I never had an opportunity to personally thank you and your crew for a job well done. So please accept this note of gratitude. I will highly recommend your business when our company asks. I have a few business cards on hand. You do wonderful work, George.
– Lisa Mack (Dunlap)
What a difference a few updates can make! Our partial kitchen remodeling project was recently completed and it was the second project completed by C.T. Gabbert. We love working with the Gabbert team! We replaced our existing island with one in a contrasting finish and color from our cupboards and a built-in wine rack on one end! It was designed according to our specifications and turned out perfectly! Our countertops were replaced with Cambria quartz in the gorgeous “Bradshaw” design. We added a tiled backsplash with a unique Herringbone pattern above the sink. We replaced our under the cabinet lighting, now featured with a remote and dimmer. We’re already thoroughly enjoying the new 60/40 Blanco sink. The larger sink makes cleaning big pots and pans a breeze! Our existing cupboards were still in good shape, but with these beautiful updates, we feel like we have a new kitchen! The lighter finishes have really brightened the whole room. Heartfelt thanks to Eric, our lead carpenter, and the whole crew! They did another amazing job!!! The Gabbert team are true professionals who make you feel like family… Wonder what our next project will be?!
– Ken and Jean Freeburn (Germantown Hills)
It’s been over a month since our kitchen remodel was finished and we want all involved to know that we are very pleased with the outcome. With the help of Caroline and Devon, we picked out flooring, counter tops, back splash, and new lighting. Each time the workers came with something new we hoped we would like it, and we did! Without their help, we would still be trying to decide on what to get. Chris was our lead person and he did a great job coordinating the work schedule. Pat was the main carpenter and he did a wonderful job of trimming down the pantry to make the new refrigerator fit. Pat is a gifted carpenter. The job started on time and took the amount of time estimated. Cleanup was good and the end product looks great! Thanks to all who had a part in making this happen – floor guy, electricians, plumber, etc. We would definitely recommend Gabbert Construction to others.
– Wayne & Sue Goetz (Peoria)
The guys that worked on bathrooms were there every day, and if they did not like something, they made it right. They treated my house like it was one of their own. The quality of materials is the best, and we have not had a problem with the fixtures or any of it for that matter.
– Bob (Peoria)
Just a note to tell you how much I like my new windows. I washed all of them last week and it was great not to get out the ladder and go outside. I wanted to tell you also that I was happy with Joe and Pat and the work they did in installing the windows. They cleaned up everything, left no mess at all.
– Gerry H (Peoria)
It is my pleasure to write a recommendation for you and your company for a Better Business Award. You had the ability to create a vision for my home and then put together a wonderful group of employees to bring your vision to life. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of your employees. They worked steadily in my home. They always cleaned up each evening and they were very trustworthy. I can honestly say that your company’s reputation is being built by the quality people that you employ. I cannot say enough about your crew. They made sure that the project went smoothly and they were very responsive to my requests. Thanks for being responsive and creating a dream come true for me.
– Sue Herring (East Peoria)
I would like to compliment your crew, and especially Joe, for the very professional manner in which the project was completed. Joe was very responsive to our needs whenever a problem would crop up, and did a great job keeping the subs on schedule. We were also able to remain open with only minimal interference, which was terrific.
– Jerry (Taco John’s)
I am very pleased with the work and the work ethic they showed: Daily cleaning up, attention to detail, little extras. You can be proud of them. Best of luck to you in your ventures.
Joe and I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all the men that put forth their expertise in making our basement into a beautiful entertaining area. We can’t say enough good things about each individual that you have working for Gabbert Construction. Everyone showed up promptly, did an outstanding job in their craft, were extremely friendly, and always kept the work area clean and neat. Please let everyone know how much we appreciate their effort.
– Joe & Nancy Rice (Hanna City)
On behalf of everyone here at NARI, I would like to sincerely congratulate you on your recent receipt of Remodeling’s Big 50 Award. We were delighted to see your name on the list of award recipients. The recognition is well deserved and sets you on a path of leadership in the industry. We are proud to have you in our membership, and we will look forward to seeing your contributions to Remodeling magazine.
Thank you so much for all your hard work on our kitchen, bath, and basement. We think it turned out awesome! Your crew was all great to work with and very attentive to our demands! Thank you again for everything!
– Kelly, Steve & Collin Smet (Dunlap)
Thanks so much! It looks wonderful and we are the hit of the neighborhood.
– Karen & Scott S. (Peoria)
Just wanted to let you know what a great job you did in my home. Your crew was professional and respectful throughout. They cleaned up each day and the final product looks outstanding. Great Job Guys! Thanks for everything.
– Joan and Scott F. (West Peoria)
Thank you for remodeling our 70″s bathroom and bringing us into the 21st century. We are very pleased with the Onyx look and comfort height accessories. Thank you for your hardwork: gutting, carrying, installing and cleaning. Caroline, Thank you for your guidance on color selection and helpful hints. Your vision and expertise made our bathroom look fabulous. Your energetic and customer friendly personality are positive business assets. We greatly appreciate your honesty and help.
– Norman and Linda Tanner (Pekin)
We would like to Thank all of you for a job well done on our bathroom. It turned out beautiful and met all our expectations. Thanks to Caroline and Chuck for helping us a pick out everything- it all coordinates well and looks great together. It’s never easy to pick out everything or to have a construction going on in your home. We felt like we were dealing with friends. Joe was also very helpful and always answered our questions very quickly. We will definitely recommend C.T. Gabbert to our family and friends. Thanks again.
– Ron and Barb Clark (Pekin)
Thank you C.T. Gabbert Remodeling and Construction for our new bathroom. We really appreciate the way Caroline guided us through the whole process of picking the tiles, walls, fixtures etc. We were not treated as “just another customer”, they treated us like friends. That is a nice feeling when we are taking on a project like this. They took the “Scary part” out of it. Thanks again for our great bathroom.
– Keith and Phyllis Thomas (Peoria)
We are so pleased with the new backsplash in our kitchen. It really added to the overall look of our kitchen. Caroline, thanks for all your help with picking out colors and tile types. We were so impressed with the attention to detail and how clean everything was maintained each step of the way. Your guys did a great job and we would highly recommend to others. I am sure we will be calling you again for future remodeling needs. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
– Debbie and Carl Fifield. (Washington)
Thank you so much for making our home special. We were in dire need of help with remodeling, and a room addition; to our forty-year-old home. Your ideas were so helpful and we are very pleased with the end result. We were impressed with how well you stayed on schedule and adhered to the job at hand. We realize we threw you some curves, but you managed to stay on target. We will definitely recommend you to people we meet. Everyone who has seen our home and the improvements you made, love it. Your staff were wonderful and willing to do whatever it took to make us happy. We appreciated their promptness and the way in which they effectively did the job. Bill and I were given the opportunity to voice our opinions and were treated with respect. It is obvious that your company is based on integrity, and you have passed that feeling onto your staff. Thank you again, and we wish you all a blessed and prosperous future.
– Mary Jo & Bill Grebner (Germantown Hills)
Joe, I just wanted to tell you what an outstanding job you and your staff did in remodeling my kitchen. The whole team, especially Jeff, was professional, respectful and trustworthy. Any concerns or questions were answered quickly. The crew was friendly, prompt and make sure that needs were taken care of. Everyone who has come to see my new kitchen is amazed at the transformation. I can with great assurance recommend your company. It is not many companies that go the extra mile. Thank you so much!!
– Dawn Rivard (Peoria, IL)
Hi Caroline, Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our new bathroom. It turned out absolutely beautiful, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Our daughter in law calls it our “Celebrity Bathroom”. The stone shower with the special rain fixture and the quartz countertop are my favorite parts. Great workmanship and attention to detail are evident throughout. Thanks again for all of your hard work. (See photos of this project in our Photo Gallery under Bathrooms, Southwestern Spa.)
– Steve and Jeanine Spain (Peoria)
Like a lot of people, we weren’t sure what we wanted…You could tell this was not one of those cookie cutter type deals, where you get three options. They gave us a whole presentation at their showroom just for us – it was really cool. The bathroom really came out spectacular! In fact, my daughter-in-law calls it our “Celebrity Bathroom.” If I had to do another project, I wouldn’t hesitate to call them.
– Steve and Jeanine Spain (Peoria)
Choosing to demolish and re-do a functional bathroom is a big decision. But I did it for my pleasure and the value it added to my home. The C.T. Gabbert team provided flexible guidance throughout the process. Each worker displayed skill, respect, and friendliness. I love my new bathroom. Thanks to each one of you. I am glad I chose C.T. Gabbert. P.S. A special thanks to Troy… my December house guest. 🙂 (She is a Spotlight Featured Customer on our home page. See photos of this project in our Photo Gallery under Bathrooms, A 1960’s Bathroom Brought into the Future.)
– Vicky Brown (Dunlap, IL)
To the Crew: Chuck, Caroline, Mike, and Randy, I love my kitchen! It is so beautiful and is everything I wanted and more. You turned a cold, tiny and frustrating workplace into a warm, beautiful, functional place to enjoy. I love being able to work at my kitchen island and interact with my kids. I know this has been difficult and challenging with the obstacles faced, but I want you to know how very happy and pleased I am. Everyone was wonderful!
– Debbie Fore (Washington)
Chuck, Caroline, and Team – Thanks so much for fixing the plumbing, wall, caulk and the new lights. It looks great. May you have a Merry Christmas. All the best in 2014.
– William S.
Chuck, You and your folks did an outstanding job with this project. The bathrooms are now showplaces and it has had a positive effect on station personnel. Thanks for everything, and we hope that you find even more success with your association with WEEK!
– Mark DeSantis, Pres./General Manager of WEEK
Mr. Gabbert, I would like to thank you for the remodeling project you did on our home in Germantown Hills, IL. We learned of your company while touring the Peoria Home Show in February. Your display was very professional looking. My wife & I decided to contact your company. The first person I talked to on the phone was Caroline. She was very professional and informative and put us at ease. We set up an appointment and met with Caroline. When we drove to your business, I was concerned about the area, but once inside your business we were pleasantly surprised. Caroline helped us thru the task of picking out what we needed and matched all the colors. Even though the price was more than we expected to pay, we feel we got our money’s worth. Then the task of starting the actual remodeling began. Your people came in and placed floor protection down. They were very respectful of our home and us. At the end of each day, they cleaned up and bid us a good day. Caroline kept in touch with us constantly to check on the progress. The project of remodeling the kitchen, dinette, hallway, and both bathrooms were major to us. Caroline was in contact with us thru the entire process explaining what had to be done and making sure we understood the process. You have a VALUABLE employee in Caroline. Another employee (Ted) was very professional and an asset to your business. He explained everything to me as he went along so there were no surprises. He had to make a few corrections as he went along and all were done in a professional manner. I would highly recommend your company to my friends if they have any home projects. You should be proud of your workforce. They are an asset to your company and I hope you relay my comments and thanks for a job well done. (See photos of this project in our Bathrooms photo gallery under Neutral Splendor and our Kitchens photo gallery under Updated Elements.)
– Tony & Dorothy Lasher (Germantown Hills, IL)
Dear Chuck & Staff, The professionalism and kindness you have shown is outstanding! Some years ago you remodeled our master bathroom into a place of beauty we enjoy each day. In the last year, you have come out to repair minor problems. We are so grateful and tell everyone to use Gabbert for their excellence. Thank you again for old-fashioned customer service.
– Cindy & Bill W.
When we decided to re-do our master bath we had no idea we were so outdated. The nice, dark green fixtures looked pretty nice when we bought our house but we knew it was time for a change. Our first visit to your showroom confirmed that!! We initially intended on getting 3 estimates for this project but decided against that after meeting with you and your staff. Your displays were beautiful and made deciding what we wanted very easy. Working with Caroline was especially refreshing…if she couldn’t bring you out of a bad mood, nobody could. Her knowledge of all the products and her taste in decorating made our decisions easy. The end result could not have been better…the new bathroom is just what we wanted. Our experiences working with you and everyone on your staff could not have been better. From your first presentation to us at the beginning to reviewing the check off list when the job was done, everything was done professionally yet still informal and friendly. The guys who did the job were always neat and everything was cleaned up at the end of the day. (Pat and Brody were there most of the time and were great to be around.) We hope to be able to work with you again. In fact, we will be calling shortly for the shower doors…just like Caroline said.
– Alan & Dodie G. (Mapleton)
Dear Caroline and Chuck, I am writing regarding the recent remodeling work completed by your company this past winter. While we were both very pleased with the end result of the project, I am especially glad we had the pull-out slides installed in the kitchen cabinets. I highly recommend this addition to anyone considering a kitchen remodel. I can’t say enough positive things about the whole process starting with Caroline’s reply to my initial online inquiry. Caroline was excellent with her follow through from the start of the project to the final walk through (and flowers!) upon completion. The work crew was also excellent in keeping us informed of the work progress with the with the communication book. That is an excellent idea and I recommend you continue to use it. For me, the communication trail was high on my list of “need to have” when selecting a company. Thank you again for your quality work and excellent customer service. These two factors alone make your company stand out from the rest. We will definitely keep your company in mind for any future home projects.
– Julie & Tom Finney. (Peoria)
Mr. Gabbert, I just wanted to send a thank you for completing my construction job. Jeff did a great job, was professional and very friendly. Please buy him lunch. I do really appreciate the work that was done.
– Jennifer B. (Dunlap, IL)
Caroline, We just wanted to pass on our thanks for a job well done. We really like both of the bathrooms and are pleased with our choice of products, styles, and colors. Of course, your assistance in the product selections guided us in the right direction. As you know, we were really struggling with numerous trips and time wasted (with no luck) going to the ‘boxstores’. The Gabbert showroom and displays were exactly what we needed to get us pointed in the right direction. We are especially pleased with the look of the Onyx tub/shower surrounds! Special thanks to our carpenter, Randy, who did an excellent job. He was reliable, professional, and did fantastic work. Thanks again.
– John & Sara Anderson (Washington, IL)
Chuck and Caroline, Thanks to Jeff for fixing up our stairway newel. It looks great…which is no surprise because everything you do does! We will be back in touch with more projects in the future! Thanks again.
– Kristen & Bill Shaner (Morton, IL)
Dear Chuck: It is a couple of weeks later and the bathroom remodeling you did for us is holding up well. No problems and no complaints from the ladies in the house, so all is great from that standpoint, plus it looks terrific. No runs, no leaks, no errors. A huge note of thanks to your crew for a superb job. Jeff and Brody were excellent in their carpentry skills as well as in their public relations skills. They did their work neatly, efficiently and professionally, and showed great care and great pride in the job they were doing. I have to mention how impressed everyone was with the great care they took to stage the job, protect the carpeting, and clean up each day before they left. I felt that if they were that meticulous with those little things, the big things would be done just as well. Obviously, we are happy to recommend C.T. Gabbert to anyone in need of remodeling, especially if they have Jeff and Brody assigned to the project. Thanks for the terrific work.
– Chet T. (Peoria, IL)
Thank you for the excellent work in remodeling my bathrooms! When I originally met with Caroline, I was only planning to do some “minor updates” to the bathrooms, but with her suggested changes, the bathrooms have now been remodeled beautifully. The crew (Randy, Mitchell, and Joe) were very efficient and dedicated to the work they did! I was very pleased to work with a professional, local business for this project!
– Therese Peck. (Peoria)
Dear Caroline and all at Gabbert Remodeling, Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did remodeling our bathroom! After my mother’s car accident, you quickly came in to help us figure out how to change our guest bathroom into a handicap accessible, yet stylish main bathroom. You rescheduled other jobs to help us accomplish the room within a tight 2-week schedule before my mother was to return from the rehab. Your workers were always prompt, friendly and considerate! Caroline was always so helpful and cheerful to work with in person and over the phone! It is so nice to see a company with integrity and personnel that care about their work, enjoy what they do, and bring quality work to their customer. My mother has been home with us for two months now and just loves the new bathroom! Home care, who come to the house every day, have all commented on how nice the bathroom is, and of course, we have passed along your name to them for future patients/customers who may need help remodeling their bathrooms! We are so pleased with the work you did and hope to work with you in the future! Thank you so much!
– Patty Berlinger. (Peoria, IL)
Dear Chuck: Thanks for a job well done updating our kitchen. We love our new counter tops, lighting, wall and floor tile. We got to know Joe, Pat, and Jeff; sorry we don’t know all the other names of the workers, all were courteous and professional. They did a great job it was completed on time and the kitchen is beautiful. Thanks to Caroline for her help selecting tile and keeping us informed of product availability and job schedule.
– Gerald W. (Mapleton, IL)
Dear Gabbert Team During the past couple of months since you completed our bathroom remodeling project, we have come to fully appreciate the level of excellence that you provided. From the initial brainstorming, layout, suggestions of materials & finishes; your team excelled every step of the way. Special “Thank You’s” to Chuck, Caroline, and especially the craftsmen. All of you were very considerate of our wishes and input.
– Ruth & Jack Heiniger (East Peoria)
I am thrilled to death at the work Jeff did today at my house. He was quick, kind, knowledgeable very clean and tidy. He made my bathroom look new again. He was able to fix the roof and install the outside vent for the exhaust fan…installed the fan and light. He is the best worker you have sent me. I look forward to recommending him and Gabberts to my friends and family whenever they want a job well done. Keep sending me your best employees… You are spoiling me and I love it. Thank you for taking care of this before the weather hits us. Your prompt attention has saved me much grief. Thank you. Thank you.
– Sharon Knapp (Peoria)
Chuck, Joe, Jeff, Caroline, and Mike, Thank you so much for the beautiful kitchen improvements. We love it! Once my work gets done, it will be fabulous! Thank you too for the yummy Thanksgiving cookies. Seeing as how I painted most of the weekend, they were a very welcomed treat! Can’t wait for you to see the finished product. You are the best! (See photos of this project in our Kitchens photo gallery under Ordinary to Extraordinary.)
– Kristen & Bill Shaner (Morton, IL)
We want to thank you all for our new kitchen and bathroom!! We are incredibly pleased with the final results. It was amazing to watch the transformation from the SO outdated Z-Brick and avocado colors and the pink bathroom to the stunning, contemporary styles. We appreciated the unique ideas and design suggestions from Chuck and Caroline while paying close attention to our own wishes as well. Jeff and Joe delivered quality, respectful service, and they were very patient with our questions and adjustments along the way. Our kitchen remodel was long overdue, and we are enjoying it beyond words. We are very glad we chose C.T. Gabbert, and we hope to call on you again for future home improvement projects. Thank you all again!!
– Jeff and Kelly Heckman (West Peoria)
We just want to say Thank You to Chuck, Caroline, Joe, and all the guys for the great job they did with our kitchen remodel. Also, a special word of thanks to Randy the lead carpenter on our job, if there was ever a question, he would consult with us before proceeding. We would recommend them to anyone. (See photos of this project in our Kitchens photo gallery under A Whole New View.)
– Ron & Pat Pullen. (Peoria)
Dear Chuck, Wonderful – that describes my new bathroom and the job your company has done. Thank you for your patience as I made my choices and decisions, it was a fun experience. Your employees are amazing guys they kept me informed each day as to what was happening. And if there was any doubt made sure each time I was consulted. They know how to do everything. When asked I will highly recommend your company.
– Kathy B. (Peoria)
Joe and the master carpenter who repaired my front door frame did a superb job…I value your friendship.
– Lou McMurray. (West Peoria)
Dear Chuck, Caroline, etc., Thank you for a beautiful kitchen. Everybody loves it. Not only did you do lovely work, but you also made the construction as quick and pleasant as anyone could. I’ll gladly recommend you all to anyone.
– Joan Schimdt (Peoria Heights)
Chuck & Team: Just wanted to write a note of great appreciation for the work on the kitchen/dining room and deck stairs. Jeff and Randy did excellent work, and Deb and I are enjoying their craftsmanship daily! Again, thanks for making it possible to “go where others had told us wasn’t possible or prudent” with the two projects. After nearly 8 years in this house, we are really liking it to full measure of satisfaction. (See photos from this project in the Photo Gallery under Kitchens, A Fresh Kitchen and Decks, and Porches, A Scenic Overlook.)
– Keith & Deb B. (Dunlap)
Dear Gabbert, Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased I am with my new tub and wall surround. Caroline is an awesome person and the greatest help around. Pat and Mitch were so professional and did a terrific job. They were on time, worked hard and cleaned everything up. Thank you for such a great job.
– Rosemary Polites (East Peoria)
Hi Chuck, Just a little shout-out to Pat, Ben, & Caroline for the great job on our kitchen remodel. We have received so many compliments and our guests have been so impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship that I’m compelled to encourage you to give generous bonuses for all! :-). Once again, many thanks for a job well done and rest assured we will share who was responsible for the fine work with all who admire a job well done.
– Jeff & Mary Ann Nelson (Hanna City)
Dear Chuck, Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful remodel. It turned out perfect, like the vision we had in our heads. Also to tell you that your crew of Pat and Benny were very much appreciated. Both are hard workers and easy to have in our home. Special kudos to Pat, whose craftsmanship is impeccable. Nothing was left unfinished. He did a fantastic job. The plumbers and electricians work was top notch and they too were a pleasure. Thank you, Chuck, for getting this done for us. Not knowing what is ahead with Tom’s health, we do know he will have easy access in the bathroom. Please thank Caroline for us also. I know she had a hand in helping to get this done. Hope you heal well and fast from your accident. Thank you!!
– Tom & Rhonda L. (Pekin)
I wanted to thank you for choosing Randy to be the lead carpenter on my porch remodel. His knowledge and professionalism on the job was a sign to behold as was his friendliness and personable manner. He can do it all so give that man a raise. Also, Randy Johnson went above and beyond laying the foundation in between raindrops, getting it done in one day. I didn’t talke much with him because I don’t like getting wet but give him a raise too.
– David M. (Peoria)
Chuck, Caroline, and all, Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did on our bathroom. I love all the updates and the attention to detail. The guys always left the house clean each night and even when there were problems, you went out of your way to make everything right. A special thanks to Caroline for the sympathetic ear, to Chuck for helping me with all the decisions, and to the guys for their professional job and respectful attitude. Thanks!
– Wendy & Mike B. (Washington)
Dear Chuck and Caroline, Thanks to all of you for my new bathroom! I love everything about it from all the extra cabinet space to my new Whirlpool tub. You took an outdated bathroom and transformed it into a beautiful and functional room. The heated floor is quite a treat, especially now that there’s a chill in the air. The Whirlpool tub is so nice after a long day. The grandkids think it’s loads of fun when they visit. The Onyx countertops and Onyx surrounding the tub is very pretty also. Our bathroom was somewhat narrow, but your reduced depth cabinetry allowed us to not only to have more of the cabinet space we wanted but also opened up the room to make it seem wider. Your employees were always so pleasant and respectful when they were in our home and were attentive to any questions we had. They ended up feeling like family friends. In all, thanks for the bathroom I’ve always dreamed of…it’s now a reality!
– Bruce & Chris Adler (Washington)
Chuck, I wanted to write you a quick note to say how pleased I am with the new pocket door and all it involved. Your staff Randy & Brody did great work. They were very professional, courteous, made sure I understood all they were doing and answered any questions patiently. In the past, your company has replaced a closet, surrounding wall, and basement stairs. I’ve always had quality work and look forward to the next project.
– Sharon O. (Peoria)
We just wanted to take time to let you know how much we appreciated doing business with you and most of all with Caroline Jabson. Caroline is a very warm and informative person, she showed and gave of herself and her talents more than we expected. You should be very proud to have her as your office manager. She showed that she cares about people and great concern for being a professional employee for your company. We would also like you to know that your workers Pat and Benny were cooperative, punctual, and did an excellent job on our kitchen remodeling project. We would have no problem having them do any future work in our home. Please let them know that we are well satisfied with their work.
– Ed and Ella Herndon (Peoria, IL)
We are writing to tell you how happy we are with our new Corian countertop. It has dramatically improved the look of our kitchen, and it’s so easy to use and clean up after cooking. We also wanted you to know what a pleasure it was dealing with you and all of your employees. Office and Showroom Manager Caroline Jabson was very patient in helping us select the perfect Corian color. Although we had initially selected a different color, Caroline gave us excellent advice on why the color was not practical and showed us another color which was ultimately installed in our kitchen. I had not even noticed the other color. And Caroline was absolutely right! It goes so well with our tile backsplash, cabinets, and our wood floor. We also appreciated Caroline’s excellent follow-through, timely communications by phone and email, and visits to our home during and after the countertop installation. She is a great asset to your organization. In addition, we appreciated how the removal of the old countertop and installation of the new countertop were completed so efficiently. By the end of the second day, we had a fully functioning kitchen! All the workers were on time, were very professional, worked diligently and did excellent work. It was a pleasure doing business with you and your company, Chuck. We would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends, and we will contact you again if we need further work done on our house.
– Walter & Alice Winget (Peoria)
Thank you and your crew for our newly remodeled bathroom. You and your team impressed us throughout the process. Special thanks to Caroline for her fantastic assistance on design, she hit it out of the park on every decision. We were also happy with the construction crew. They were industrious and talented and they always showed up when they said they would be there… We are pleased with the results. In summary, you delivered as promised in every phase. You sent a big team to start the project so we were in a construction mess a minimal time. As you say, we had an idea and you were able to improve it and make it happen. Thanks and good luck in your future endeavors.
– J.C. and Sherry C. (Peoria)
John and I are very pleased with our new deck and french doors. Joe listened to us, incorporated his ideas, and make it exactly what we wanted. We can’t say enough about the entire Gabbert’s team. The crew were very friendly, professional, and treated our home as it was their own. The attention to details was impressive. While it took longer than we expected to complete the job, it was well worth the wait and would recommend Chuck and his team to anyone who desires a top quality job! Thank you for your outstanding work.
– John and Mary Venzon (West Peoria)
The Lead Carpenter impressed us as a meticulous craftsman, attentive to the details of grain and fit, protective of existing some and conscientious as to daily clean-up.
– Marilyn and John Leyland (East Peoria)
Tell everyone “THANKS”! for the hard work on remodeling our family room. It looks great and we’ll enjoy it for years to come. Thanks.
– Eric and Janice Branch (Peoria)
I wanted a carriage door, I liked the look, I liked the fact that it would be customized and liked that it would give a sense of newness and “now” to the remodel of our basement room. No less that three contractors said it couldn’t be done … and then I remembered “If you can think of it… we can do it” and I called Gabbert Construction. From start to finish the remodel was handled in a professional and friendly manner. The ideas were refreshing, the crew worked tirelessly, professionally, and with great attention to even the smallest detail, and the clean up is meticulous. Each evening, we would check out the accomplishments of the day and be in awe of the transformation that was taking place before our eyes. Of course, the bottom time is the finished product, and both my husband and I agree that it is beyond our expectations. In fact, we are so pleased that not only will we consider C.T Gabbert again, we are consulting with him on another project at this time. Thank you Chuck and company, you have more than lived up to your slogan.
– Steve and Vicki Draksler (Peoria)
This is a note to thank all of you for the wonderful new updated kitchen you build for us. We truly enjoyed working with each of you. From planning to design to installation you were friendly, supportive and very professional in everything you did for us. Caroline, you guided us through the planning process and showed us possibilities for our new kitchen that we had not thought of. The kitchen you designed is both beautiful and highly functional. We love the counter space and open look of the new design. Your coordination of all the details and scheduling made the project flow smoothly and efficiently. Jeff your expertise, craftsmanship, and passion for getting every aspect of the installation done exactly right have given us a kitchen that will look good and function well for years to come while at the same time greatly enhancing the value of our home. Chuck, this is the second time we have hired CT Gabbert Remodeling, the first time being almost eighteen years ago when we moved into this house. At that time, your company remodeled our bathrooms. Eighteen years later, the bathrooms still look great, so when we needed an update of our kitchen, we thought of Gabbert Remodeling and we are glad we did. To all of you, it has been a pleasure to be your customer. We appreciated your professionalism as well as the friendly supportive and patient way you dealt with us as customers. If you ever need a reference, we will be happy to give the Gabbert Team an enthusiastic thumbs up!
– Johnston’s (Metamora)
We are so very pleased with our Master Bathroom Remodel. Each day I am thrilled with something more: we love the Onyx shower design and colors of sand and gray and how it all matches the flooring so well. The vanity/sink, fixtures, and wood & design are all exceptional and just to my liking of simple and country traditional. Steve did an outstanding job. He was very personable, easy to get along with, and meticulous in cleaning each day. I must admit the dust was tough to handle at times, but your workers did all possible to maintain it during the remodeling process.
– Janice and Dave Kinsinger
I want to thank everyone for the wonderful job they did remodeling my bathroom. George was prompt, considerate, and always cleaned up at the end of the day. Caroline would call to ask about the progress. The finished product is beautiful and even better than I envisioned. I am happy to recommend your customer friendly company to everyone!
– Denise McCormack (Peoria)
We want to thank you for the beautiful flowers and great tasting wine you brought to our house when we had lunch. I can’t tell you enough times the quality of work that has been done so far in our home. Just Loving the new windows and new patio door gives our house a clean look. Jeff has done a fabulous job on my bathroom. It is so gorgeous and I won’t want to get it dirty!
– Jim and Margo K. (Peoria)
We can’t tell you enough of how much we appreciate the great work that has been done at our house so far. The craftsmanship is amazing. Jeff always communicates with one or both of us what they will be doing. They all clean up after they completed the job. We appreciated that.
– Jim and Margo
Thanks to all for the great work. It is nice to know we won’t leak when it rains now and our ceiling looks great! We love working with you all and always recommend you
– Kristen and Bill Shaner (Morton)
We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! We’d also like to thank you again for building our deck and remodeling our kitchen nook. We love the French doors!
– Mary and John Venzon (West Peoria)
I wish to express my appreciation to you and the crew who worked on my bathoroom/shower project. The precise measuring ordering, shipping, etc facilitated the timely completion. Steve was always prompt, courteous and kept me informed on progress. The working and surrounding area were kept clean every day. The final day he even moved a large dining table and hung a large picture on the wall above it. As a senior citizen, this will greatly aid my remaining time in my own home. Plus my bathroom is beautiful
– Eleanor Roth
I am writing today to sincerely thank your team for the excellent work that they did to transform our office building from the grungy fixer-upper that it was into the gorgeous place of business that it’s become. Joe Gabbert was an excellent point man, always answering our questions quickly and keeping us up to date on the latest developments. And Jason and I are especially grateful for the efforts of George the lead carpenter. His work was meticulous and consistently top-notch, as was his attention to every detail. He has a journeyman’s skill and an artist’s eye, and he and Brody were helpful and friendly throughout the process. They listened and were always responsive when we had concerns or suggestions. We appreciated their professionalism, good humor and excellent taste in radio stations while they worked to make the building a showstopper. I can’t tell you how many people have commented on the appearance of the Brave Law Center offices. They’re blown away by its modernity, curving walls, intriguing light fixtures and welcoming atmosphere. Much of that is due to the efforts of your team and we always tell those who ask that we recommend C.T. Gabbert Construction for their own remodeling needs.
– Sara and Jason Netzley, Brave Law
Thanks for checking in with us. We love the shower remodel. It looks FABULOUS and our cleaning lady really appreciated how easy it is to clean!!!
– Jolene Cote
I am writing this letter in appreciation for the renovation work carried out at our home by George and the team. They have done a commendable job. Gerry and I are totally satisfied. It was an extremely difficult task of renovating a century old house. George and the team working with him has successfully done what was desired by us. The bathrooms have been modernized in the house and have successfully captured the whole essence of our decor. I want to thank George and the team for all the hard work that they have put in. They had to put up with my demands and tolerate my constant questions; especially George. George was always professional, courteous, patient, pleasant to be around and always had a smile. I would like you to convey my appreciation to all of them and especially George. You are certainly lucky to have someone with his talents and dedication as part of your organization. Congratulations on an excellent performance and thank you.
– Vickie and Gerry Burroughs (Delavan)
Thank you for your continued support of the Alzheimer’s Association. With your support, we were able to raise $132,500+ and had 800 people participate in the event! Thank you for all that you do in our community!
We are so thankful for the hard work all of you put into building our new home! From twisting the insurance adjusters arm to designing, selecting materials, to the long building process and all the finish work, we have a beautiful home we are proud to show off. We love it!!
– Andy and Terry Felix (Washington)
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to C.T. Gabbert company and the workers. We were in need of having a partial bathroom remodel. I really did not even know where to begin. I made the call to C.T. Gabbert with questions. I was told to come into the showroom and they would be happy to help me. We were introduced to Caroline and all of our worries were taken care of. The worker that came out to the house was so good and excellent at his work, we were really impressed! Our bathroom is up to date and looks beautiful. This has added resale to our property Thank you for the job well done!
– Ann and Rick Rodecker (Peoria)
Thank you Gabbert Construction for another job well done. Joe, Pat, and Brody were amazing, very professional, trustworthy, and polite in answering my questions. They went above and beyond and their attention to detail was outstanding.
– Dawn Rivard (Peoria)
We would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you and your employees handled our kitchen remodeling project. Everyone we met from your company was thorough and the work was of very high quality, including all of the subcontrators work. The attention to detail was well appreciated. The cabinets build by Showplace are wonderful and are exactly as we designed. Caroline was especially helpful during the design phase and did a great job of scheduling the work. She seemed to be completely in tune with our wishes. She immediately responded to any of our questions and concerns and was a joy to work with. The “Plaster Man” was simply great. We cannot tell where the ceiling was patched and he made it a seamless wall. Gabbert Construction was responsive to our ideas. As your company slogan says “If you can think of it, we can do it” and you did!! We were really happy that the work was finished by the planned completion date.
– Richard and Kay Henz (Peoria)
Thanks for a beautiful kitchen. Pat worked his magic with your plans. He was hard-working and amiable. I appreciate the time and effort the Gabbert team took to redo our kitchen. – Greta and Bud Shipp (Peoria)
Just a note to let you know how much I love my screened deck your company built this past summer. The design that you and your team came up with was what I wanted and the finished project has met my expectations. Steve and his crew did a great job building the deck as well as communicating with me and keeping me informed on how things were being built and why there were being done that way. His carpentry skills put my mind to ease that the deck addition would turn out as a quality finished product. The team that worked here always answered all my questions and if needed would make calls to get answers.
– Chris Ford (Dunlap)
5 stars! From the moment we met everyone at the Gabbert’s, we knew we were in safe hands with our bathroom renovation. Chuck, Caroline, and Devon were great to work with from the start. Joe, George, and Jeff did an amazing job completing our dream bathroom for us. I would highly recommend this business for any home renovation project you may have!
– Ron and Robb Lombard (Peoria)
Thank you for designing and building our beautiful new bathroom upgrade. Our realtor had suggested that those modifications would make the master bath consistent with the other home features that put our home at its price point, and your execution of the project exceeds our expectations of meeting that goal. You and Steve were careful to communicate effectively and avoid mistakes or misunderstandings, and the worksite was always left cleanly organized. Caroline has a great eye for color and contrast in materials. The outcome is exceptional!
– Doug and Mary Allan (Washington)
Al and I want to thank you and let you know how much we appreciated the flowers and towels you gave us. We both enjoyed your phone calls and visits!
– Al & Kathy Tyre (Peoria)
Thank you to all at CT Gabbert for the beautiful bathroom remodel. I especially appreciate all the little details that require special attention. I love my new bathroom and look forward to working with you in the future on another project.
– Jane Cushing (Peoria)
Amazing! That is how we would describe our experience with the C. T. Gabbert crew! We wanted to finish our basement and remodel our master bath. We had no idea what we wanted until we made a visit to Gabbert’s showroom. After talking with Chuck, Caroline, and Devon our “projects” started to take shape! They listened to our ideas and came up with a design that was exactly what we had in mind. The colors, finishes, and layouts were amazing from start to finish. When Chuck came to our home, he was able to give us ideas that totally fit our needs. He even let our little grandson help with the measuring. Our lead carpenter, Jeff, was very experienced and his work was so precise. He took the extra time to do a fantastic job. Absolute perfection! He made sure our floors were protected throughout the work area and he cleaned up the area every night. We were treated with respect and professionalism. That’s how the whole team treated us! Chuck, Caroline, and Joe stopped by on numerous occasions to follow-up on the progress and always asked our opinions and made sure everything was to our satisfaction. The work ethic was impressive! We had workers here every day, Monday through Friday, not just every now and then. They were punctual and courteous. In the end, we have a beautiful master bathroom and a stunning basement and…. we have made lasting friendships. We will always be grateful for such a positive and fantastic experience! We would highly recommend C. T. Gabbert for any job in your home. We will certainly hire them again! Thank you!
– Kevin and Joan Kempher (Washington)
Now that the deck and basement projects are complete, we want to let all of you know how pleased we are with the quality of work, and professional attitude of employees. Even from the inception of the projects, Chuck gave us his knowledgeable, forthright recommendations, answered my concerns via email, and then Caroline efficiently handled the details from the office. Lead carpenters worked diligently as a team, as well as the other workers who joined them. Everyone was courteous, and it was a pleasure to work together. Throughout the course of both projects, we noticed that they took the time to “do it right” and we’re thrilled with the results. It is exactly as we had pictured it. Again thank you for your excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. We, our family, and friends will enjoy both the deck and basement are for years to come.
– Jim & Barbara Kane
Mary and I wanted to thank you for the great work that was done during the complete remodeling of our bathroom. We are very satisfied with the final result and wanted to let you know. Your proposal was the most expensive of the three we received, however, based upon your thorough presentation during our selection process, as well as the quality of the products that you use; we are glad that we decided to have your company do the work. We appreciated the time that you took and the suggestions that you made to help us choose the materials for the project. We are also grateful for your understanding and cooperation when we had to delay the start of the project. Your lead carpenter took great pride in his work to make sure that everything was done in a quality manner. He communicated well with us throughout the project and found ways to handle unforeseen needed changes that arose with electrical and plumbing problems. We would certainly recommend your company to others considering remodeling projects and we look forward to getting a future proposal from you when we decide to remodel our kitchen.
– Steve & Mary Verdick
Our new bathroom is much more than we anticipated. You took a very small space and transformed it into a beautiful bathroom. The quality of workmanship and material is outstanding. It certainly is a plus for our home. We enjoy it and will for years to come.
– Al & Kathy Tyre
We are so happy with the entire staff at C.T. Gabbert. Caroline was a huge help with putting everything together, Devon did a fantastic lay out and Mr. Chuck Gabbert and Joe were right on top making sure all went well. Our main contractor…was very professional, very meticulous, and always respectable. Thank you to the entire staff at C.T. Gabbert.
– Karen Kipfer
Robin says to tell you that she likes the finished bathrooms… She tells people that the bathrooms are Caroline’s since you played such a big role in the way they look.
– Greg Ramsay
The C. T. Gabbert team did an outstanding job on my basement remodeling project. I found several key differentiators from some other experiences I’ve had. First, every member of the team was very accessible and responsive, including Chuck, the designers, and the project manager. If they weren’t immediately available, they responded quickly to phone messages, texts and emails. Second, this team listens to what you want and then puts forth creative ideas to make it better. I ended up with a floor plan far superior to what I initially envisioned with little touches that just added some “Wow” factor. I would add that I had the same experience working with Chuck on a bath remodel years ago. He and his team just think of those finishing details that probably would not occur to the average homeowner. Finally, the onsite crew was outstanding. Anytime they thought of alternative ways to do things, e.g. how to treat an angled wall or a multilevel ceiling, they asked us what we thought would look best instead of just making the decision. They were also extremely polite and personable. My sister is thrilled with her new living space, and everyone who has seen it is wowed.
– Roger French
Even though I’ve said these things to some of your staff, I want to make sure you personally hear how pleased I am with the way Jackie’s suite turned out. She loves it, and everyone who sees it is absolutely wowed. Above and beyond the quality of the work, you should know that the quality of your staff made for a great experience. Everyone was great to work with… All of them were always cordial and responsive, really a pleasure to work with. It was wonderful that Caroline took the time to see the completed job. She treated us like friends and not just customers.
– Roger and Jackie French
Thank you for the remodel of our kitchen. Having it completed just before the holidays greatly improved our celebrations of the season. We appreciated the planning process that allowed both your innovative ideas while keeping features and fixtures that were important to us. In a small kitchen like ours, that could not have been simple. The design has greatly increased the storage we have available. We also appreciate the craftsmanship of those who worked on the site. On-site modification of the cabinets after they came was important to squeeze every inch out of the limit space we had available. It was the difference between wasted space and a hidden medicine cabinet. They always took care to prevent a mess from spreading and cleaning up what was left at the end of each day. Another important service to us was planning for temporary fixtures during the project. Having a temporary sink and counter made life a lot easier while construction was going on. Again thank you for your work. We have and will recommend you to our friends. I guess the best sign of our happiness with you would be this: When you have time, let’s talk bathroom.
– Barry and Jeanine Rolett
They came out and did the measurements, and then we went to Chuck’s studio. We brainstormed: Chuck was the brain, and we were the storm! Chuck has a very creative mind and works well with what he’s presented. We knew that they were making good progress, looking good. The difference before and after is incredible. It’s hard to describe the magnitude of the change and the beauty of the finished product.
– Alan and Carole Willadsen
I knew immediately when I met him. I thought, Here’s a professional, a master craftsman, and he can get the job done and get it done right. He’ll always check back, “How’re things coming along?” After the project’s done, maybe in a month he’ll call back, “How are things with it? Is everything still good with the project?” And that means a lot, too. Like I said, it was our starter home 45 years ago, we’ve added some things and obviously, nothing lasts forever. You need new windows, new doors, a new roof. And I’m really happy with where we’re living and intend to stay there. That’s why Chuck Gabbert is the person I’ll call.
– Bruce Landwehr (Peoria)
You couldn’t find a more professional group of people, and in Chuck, there’s somebody who always takes your best interests to heart when planning and executing the project. He was very accommodating because we knew that the project would include a lot of demolition. We’d have to get rid of basically two walls for sure, and then as the project unfolded, we actually decided that we wanted to open up one other space. But the only wall that was there was a load bearing wall, and we thought, “Oh, we can’t do that.” And Chuck was able to say, “No, I don’t think that’s quite the case. Let me take a little look here.” We were able to cut back a wall that was a load bearing wall that he was able to do some creative work on to still maintain the integrity of that and still give us what we wanted in that area. So some things we weren’t even sure that we’d be able to do, we thought we might have some limitations, but those didn’t even turn out to be limitations. That made us very happy.
– Todd Schifeling (Morton)
One of the things I liked most was when Chuck would come into the house and look around. He would spot things that we hadn’t even considered and incorporated those into the plan, and some of those are some of the things we like the most now. And then once the work began, the workers that came were the best. They were on time, they took care of everything, they gave us updates every single day, of how the work was progressing. Everything stayed on schedule, and we were just very happy with everything at the conclusion. Definitely talk to Chuck. His ideas are great, and I think that you’d be happy with anything he does for you.
– Sandra Schifeling (Morton)
Chuck was willing to come out and give us some new ideas that were different, not cookie cutter. The designs we had in mind – he was able to take those and make them more elaborate, a little more livable.
– Mike and Becky Davis (Tremont)
Just a note to tell anyone thinking of a remodel project that we highly recommend C.T. Gabbert. We did a large remodel project last year remodeling a 70’s home. We had a home that had a separate kitchen, living room, family room and dining room. Now it’s all open. The project required us to move the kitchen, take out several walls. One was load bearing and one had a wood-burning fireplace. We now have wide open spaces and love it every day! Gabbert and his team worked with us on the design of the project and then did the demolition and remodel. It changed the entire first floor of our home, adding value to the home as well as bringing it up-to-date. See our results on their website under kitchens “Out with the walls”.
– Mike and Nancy Stone (Dunlap)
We have spent the past few days getting settled back into our kitchen. We love the remodel! The kitchen is beautiful, as well as the new cabinetry in the family room. The fireplace looks amazing. Thank you for your help pulling it all together! We will enjoy it for many years to come.
– Linda & Alan Kupper
I am writing this letter to forward the highest accolades for your employee, George. George represents the epitome of the high quality that C.T. Gabbert represents to our local community. For our bathroom renovation at the above-listed address, he was very personable (always!) – He oversaw the entire build. He is meticulous in his work to the highest standards – start to end – punctual and hard-working to a tee. He kept us informed throughout the renovation – he showed us his work and told us what he would be accomplishing during the next several days. George took personal ownership of the project and allayed our concerns, answering all of our questions. He went above and beyond at all levels, giving the highest quality. In fact, he oversaw the electrical and plumbing sub-contractors, being our best advocate! He is an outstanding ambassador for C.T. Gabbert. My wife and I are very impressed with your company. We will both use your company again and pass along to all who will inquire as to the very high quality and professionalism of your operation. You have our consent to use this letter for advertising your company. Please thank Mr. Seglar and your entire team for a job very well done!
– Douglas Heath (Mapleton)
It is a privilege to extend to you my congratulations on being named the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. This award was undoubtedly well-deserved, and I want you to know how much I applaud your success throughout the years. Keep up the great work, and please do not hesitate to contact me whenever I may be helpful to you. Thank you for everything that you guys do. Proud to call you my friend! Hope to see you soon.
– Mike Unes, Illinois State Representative, 91st District
We are writing to let you know how efficient and professional George Segler was in remodeling our bathroom. He was conscientious of keeping areas clean after the day’s work and keeping us informed of the progress. When other contractors were needed, he explained what they would be doing and when expected to be here. Everyone was prompt and a job is well done, it looks great and appreciated all of George’s effort. We are very pleased that we contracted your company.
– Dennis & Barbara Bechtel (Peoria)
We LOVE our new master bathroom! Our remodeling project was recently completed and had been our first major remodeling experience. It was also our first experience with a “full-service” contractor. We couldn’t have been more pleased with choosing C.T. Gabbert! From our very first phone call to the last switch plate being installed, every single person involved with the Gabbert team was a true professional.
– Ken & Jean Freeburn (Germantown Hills)
We had a partial kitchen remodel. New counter top, cooktop. backsplash, sink, and faucet. The result was outstanding. Workmanship is awesome. The crew showed up on time and finished in a timely manner. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. You won’t be disappointed!!!
– Martha Schmitt (Peoria)
Once again (this is our 4th project), I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your crew for the wonderful job you did remodeling my kitchen and TV room. First of all, thanks to you, Caroline, and Devon for your suggestions help with selections, recommendations, and quick response to any questions and concerns that I had. Secondly, a very special thanks to Eric Zimmerman. His expertise, skill, work ethic and guidance throughout the entire process made the remodel go very smoothly. As the lead carpenter, he did a fantastic job! Also, thanks to Joe, Dan, Pat, Quentin, and Allan for all of their help. I was so pleased with the results. The positive response from my neighbors and friends has been overwhelming. Thanks again for a job well done.
– Wendy Davidson (East Peoria)
I wish to commend the men who constructed my patio cover! Chris was a very hard worker and I would describe him as a perfectionist! Scott and Brian were also good workers. Every man who carried equipment and tools (Allen and Quinton and Kyle) were considerate and professional also. I am very happy with my bathroom and patio cover! Thank you, Joe, for your calls and updates and Chuck for your visit.
– Lila Stoll (Pekin)