Design 1st

We work in the following cities:

Chicago, IL Barrington, IL La Grange, IL Round Lake, IL Lake Zurich, IL Palatine, IL Berwyn, IL Cicero, IL Elgin, IL Arlington Heights, IL Schaumburg, IL Hinsdale, IL Des Plaines, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Mount Prospect, IL ...And More!

About Design 1st

Just as their company name says, Tony Slade and Steve Tomlin are strong believers in putting a project's "design first." As leading Chicago remodeling contractors and architectural serivce providers, Slade and Tomlin understand the importance of precise and creative planning to help clients achieve the greatest aesthetic and functional results within a pre-determined space and budget. This emphasis on practicality has made Design 1st one of the most reliable home contractors in Chicago.

Kitchen remodeling, room additions, and basement finishing are just a few of the typical Chicago home improvements that Design 1st regular undertakes. No matter what your goals are or how you envision your home remodeling project in your mind, Design 1st has the combination of creativity and craftsmanship to make your dream a reality. Design First also offers customers a Design/Build Program, allowing any client to funnel every portion of a project through Design 1st, usually guaranteeing faster, smoother, more affordable results.

Learn more about the many services offered by the expert Chicago contractors at Design First by calling and scheduling your personal project assessment.

Both Tony Slade and Steve Tomlin have been in the design and remodeling business for 12 years. While Tony has been a commercial and residential remodeling contractor, Steve's background is in furniture and cabinetry design and construction. This makes them quite the dynamic duo.

Unique Services:

  • Design/Build Program
  • In-House Architect
  • Custom Cabinetry and Millwork
Yes, we are licensed.

Liability Insurance:
Yes, we do have liability insurance.

Workers Compensation:
Yes, we do offer worker's comp.

Better Business Bureau

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