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by David & Reanne Shive on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Basement Remodel

Shawn is an excellent contractor. He is very knowledgeable and has high standards on his projects. Our basement was badly in need of renovation. It had a water issue, mold, aging plumbing and wiring, inefficient heating and cooling, and underutilized space. Thanks to Shawn and the other quality tradesmen he contracted to help him, we now have a dry basement with no mold, updated plumbing and wiring, new ductwork for proper ventilation, and a beautiful livable area to enjoy. Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers is the contractor to be hired for quality work and a project well done.

by David and Jennifer Lee on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
New Bathroom

Shawn from Freedom Builders & Remodelers did an outstanding job building a custom bathroom in our basement. From the very beginning he helped us design the layout and made helpful suggestions based on the size of our room. Shawn continued to work with us throughout the building process to ensure every detail was completed to our highest satisfaction. All of Freedom Builders employees and contractors were courteous and very meticulous about their craftsmanship. We were so pleased that we've hired Freedom Builders to professionally finish the rest of our basement.

100+ year old home full gut renovation

My first contractor had problems with finishing the 2nd floor renovation they started, so we were looking for a contractor who could finish another contractors work and complete the 1st floor. Needless to say we were very skeptical at this point, while still sleeping in our dining room. I called 3 contractors, Freedom Builders & Remodelers earned our business based on gut feeling. Shawn Warren helped coordinate and finish- structural work, custom tile walk in shower, plumbing, electrical, claw foot tub placement, custom closet layouts, mahogany doors, solid oak finishes included base, shoe, jambs,casings, crown, solid hardwood flooring, and attic hatch. Freedom Builders coordinated and completed demo, structural reinforcements, framing, duct work relocation, electrical, plumbing, sound proof insulation, smooth finish kal kote plaster walls and ceilings, paint, new solid hardwood floor replacement and original wood floor refinishing, solid oak trim base-shoe-casings-jambs-sills-crown, mahogany french doors, custom closet layouts, new oak stair case-handrail-spindles, custom knotty alder cabinetry with crown moldings and dental, tin ceiling, false wood beam, granite counter tops, and tin back splash on the 1st floor while watching and taking care of our 3 dogs all day long. Pretty terrific if you asked me. Freedom Builders and Shawn Warren are considered family in our home.

by Daniel Mugavero on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Siding & Window Repair

Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers was referred to me by Alan Carlson of Affordable Painting Services, Inc.
Some work needed to be done to replace some siding and a bathroom window before Alan could proceed with the painting project. Shawn estimated the cost for me and then proceeded to obtain the exact window that we described to him that we needed. The window was made to order and turned out to be great. Once the window arrived Shawn moved rapidly to complete the job. He did excellent work for the agreed price. He works with precision to make sure that all that is done ends up looking very good. He also cleans up after himself and does not leave behind a pile of old stuff for me to get rid of. He takes all of the old materials off site with him. That is very important to me as getting rid of old building materials would have been a problem for me. He is a very good & honest person and we would trust him to work around the house when we were not there. To sum it all up, we are VERY HAPPY with the work that Shawn did for us and would use him again if needed. I want to mention that my wife and I have no other connections to Freedom Builders and Shawn personally or as a businessperson. This is an independent review and is NOT biased due to any personal relationship with Shawn.

Someone to trust!

Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers designed a fabulous space in our basement. We needed to be able to use the bedroom downstairs and also needed a bathroom. He installed a huge egress window allowing so much light in the room (and an emergency exit out)! Also - there was no existing bathroom- now my mother enjoys a beautifully designed bathroom. It was a very tricky space and he was very creative in making it look like it was always there. It has changed the space entirely. In addition he was great to work with. Our family always felt comfortable while he and his crew were there - no inconveniences whatsoever! I also call Shawn every time I need help with something, even if I don't necessarily expect him to be the one for the job- He graciously provides me with a reference to someone who will... Like Uncle Howard! We will continue to use Shawn for all projects he is interested in taking!

by Sherry Havens on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Came up with a perfect plan for my laundry room

Freedom Builders & Remodelers' Shawn added a wall to my laundry room/garage area and he did a great job. I wasn't sure exactly where to add the wall and Shawn had some really good ideas. He asked questions so he understood exactly what I wanted and he came up with the perfect plan.

He was very meticulous about making sure every thing was up to code so I don't have to worry about safety and everything looks great.

He was here to give an estimate and work started immediately and finished right on time. I would not hesitate to recommend him and Freedom Builders & Remodelers to anyone.

Window and Door Repair

We were very pleased with the work that Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers did to repair several deteriorated window sills, door threshold and brick molding in preparation for house painting project.
This was the second time we used him and he was very responsive and professional both times.

So many talents!

I had the pleasure of having Shawn Warren from Freedom Builders & Remodelers work on my closet. He has an incredible work ethic. He is prompt, reasonable, honest, kind, talented, very clean, and fast.
I will tell all my friends of his great work and I will recommend him highly. If you need work done, don't hesitate to call him , you will be very satisfied.
I am lucky I found him and you will be too.

by Ed and Becky Erickson on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Thank you for the pleasant remodel experience!

I am happy to give testimony to the great job Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers did installing our kitchen backsplash. Despite a cabinet that needed repair and leveling and a stove that didn’t want to fit back in its place, he completed the job on time and displayed extreme patience and persistence with every glitch that popped up. He was very neat and clean and was meticulous about putting everything away at the end of the day. We absolutely love our new backsplash! We have a large master bathroom remodel project coming up and we fully intend to have him back for that.

Awesome!

Shawn at Freedom Builders & Remodelers listened to my idea, put a plan in place and had it completed in less than a week! I'm so excited with the outcome! It looks awesome! 🙂 Thanks Shawn for taking the time to make this chic happy! 🙂

by Stephen Vogel on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
We found a gift worth telling others about

My wife and I have hired Freedom Builders & Remodelers for many remodeling projects in our home. When we discovered Shawn's talent we realized we found a gift worth telling others about. The most recent was our basement. Shawn took an unfinished basement and created a warm and cozy room that is practical for entertaining and home schooling. I have always appreciated Shawn's attention to detail. I would recommend Shawn for any type of detailed work. He is an excellent remodeler and capable of both large and small projects.

by Kim & Eric Neyer on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
We plan on using you for all future projects

Dear Shawn,
Thank you for doing such a fantastic and thorough job on our floor. It looks so nice and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it already! I was/am very impressed with your attention to detail and willingness to go back and perfect what did not meet your high standards. We plan on using you for all future projects. Thanks again!

Kim & Eric Neyer

by Steve Osterburg on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Was fair and he did a great job

I had a window that was leaking in my office at home, the rain had came in and ruined the sheet rock under the window. I called Shawn Warren at Freedom Builders & Remodelers and had him give me a estimate. His price was fair and he did a great job...his clean up after the job was good also.
I would highly recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers for all of your projects.

by Gary & Laura Chiavini on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Best contractor possible

About a year ago, we began planning a remodel of our kitchen. Our house was built in the 70’s and had settled and shifted over the years so nothing is level or plumb. We found Shawn Warren of Freedom Builders & Remodelers on the Internet and called him to take a look. We are so glad we did!

From the beginning, he worked with us on finalizing our plans for our kitchen. He not only focused on the obvious – the carpentry, electrical, plumbing – but had an eye on creating a clean design that would be functional and aesthetically pleasing. Throughout the project, he kept us clearly informed of the progress and created an atmosphere of teamwork. Although he was the contractor, he always made it clear that creating the best possible kitchen was a joint project between us.

By the time the remodel was finished, it was what we had wanted and more. During the entire project, Shawn’s work ethic, attention to detail, and emphasis on quality were amazing. He is a creative problem solver who found unique ways to complete the job in a timely and financially responsible manner.

When on site, he was respectful of our property, pets, and family life – he always kept in mind that our family had to live and use the kitchen during the remodeling process and he made certain each day that we could do just that. He never left our home after a day of remodeling without cleaning up. Although he was always meticulous and precise, he never lost track of the bigger picture. We were so impressed with how he saw all aspects of the job in this way, as parts of a whole. What a rare find!

After going through the remodeling experience with Shawn, we are very aware that we chose the best contractor possible. He was easy to work with, communicated clearly throughout the project, and did the type of quality remodeling job we had dreamed of. Shawn Warren has the type of emphasis on doing a job well that is sorely missing among many professionals these days. We plan on calling him again for our future remodeling projects! We highly recommend Shawn and Freedom Builders.

Gary & Laura Chiavini

by Bill & Kathleen Schmiederer on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
We would recommend

Shawn Warren of Freedom Builders & Remodelers did a great job on our wall repair in the garage. You came on time, had all the necessary materials stayed on the job until it was completed. We would recommend you any time.

Thank You,
Bill & Kathleen Schmiederer

Excellent Remodeling Company

We had contacted several remodeling companies about remodeling our basement and bathroom. Freedom Builders & Remodelers ingenious designs and excellent proposal were precisely what we were looking for. Projects were completed on time and budget. Customer service and professionalism is top notch. If you're looking to get home remodeling done in Rockford, we highly recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers.

by Scott Schneider on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Happy to recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers

I am happy to recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers to anyone in need of an exceptional solution for home repair or remodeling. Shawn's construction experience can provide creative and efficient solutions to home projects.

Shawn solved a variety of home repair problems for my family. I found him to be courteous, knowledgeable, honest and effective. I was impressed with Shawn's concern that repairs did not only look good, but were also done right.

Superb Home Remodeling Contractor

We had one of those builder special tub and combo units in the master bathroom. We didn't like it and it was cramped. We called several other remodeling contractors in the area to come out to our home and give us an estimate. 2 never showed, one look like Fred Flintstone on a drinking - eating binge. Prices varied from too good to be true and WHAT!!...this bathroom isn't on the moon.

What I appreciated about Freedom Builders & Remodelers was that Shawn is a down to earth guy, straight forward. He presented me with a list of references and Insurance information. While discussing my bathroom remodel he offered a few appealing suggestions I had never thought of.and my wife readily agreed.

Service was top notch, communication was thorough. He made sure I was pleased as the project progressed. Kept the place clean. We ran into a little snag, typical on remodeling, however Shawn came through with flying colors to the challenge. His helper was courteous and well-mannered young man.

We have a beautiful user friendly master bathroom now and it is enjoyable to actually be in. The bathroom was done on time and within budget. Money well spent with Freedom Builders & Remodelers. I recommend them highly. Thank you guys!

Appreciated the professionalism and quality of work

We would absolutely recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers for remodeling and window installation. We appreciated the professionalism and quality of work on our bathroom that was made bigger and all new windows with a stain finish on wood trim inside was beautiful. Shawn was very knowledgeable in a variety of areas of work. We were blessed with good weather and he did the work in a timely manner, making sure we were happy with the progress of each step. We felt we could trust his judgment.

We would like to note the house had been blessed with a prayer the day we decided to choose Freedom Builders & Remodelers, therefore we felt guided and thank God as well.

Bless you Shawn
May you have many good customers

Awesome job!

Disc Replay of Rockford We want to thank Shawn Warren of Freedom Builders & Remodelers for fixing our backdoor last week. For once, we did not get a flood with the heavy rains. He did an awesome job!

I made the right call

I made the right call to have Freedom Builders & Remodelers do a home remodel job for me, and is the only call I will make for jobs down the road. He came up with an out of box solution that saved considerable money and met my budget. Shawn took an ugly eyesore attached to my house and made it into a beautiful work of art to match a picture I had provided. He also rebuilt my porch to code and added missing railing to match the aesthetics of the home.

by Dr. Kelly Moore on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Excellent job with the detail

We recently updated with new carpeting and wall paper at my dental office. The old baseboard was vinyl, but I wanted a richer look of oak. We had Shawn install all new oak baseboard in the entire office. It looks GREAT! Shawn of Freedom Builders & Remodelers did an excellent job with the detail work. We would definitely use Shawn again for other projects.

Sensitive to the client’s considerations

Shawn Warren of Freedom Builders & Remodelers is a great builder. He is both sensitive to the client’s considerations while suggesting appropriate building designs that will meet a client’s budget. In completing our basement, Shawn needed to apply some unique building techniques to get around existing structural problems. He was full of ideas. The framing was amazingly precise. The electrical set up was convenient. The fit and finish were also of high quality. The basement looks great.”

Here are some additional comments for the other work:

Shawn was able to pick up emergency calls and provided needed service in a timely way. When my PVC vent pipe connection started leaking water into my kitchen while raining. Shawn was able to see the problem, determine why it had happened, get the correct replacement parts and fix the leak within a matter of hours. This eliminated the potential weather damage. (Rockton house)

Following Cherry Valley house:

When the water softener connections began to leak – shortly after the 90 day plumber warranty period, Shawn was able to fix the tricky PVC to copper connection. When Shawn fixed it, it stayed fixed. While Shawn was fixing the water softener, my wife and I mentioned a problem we were having with our kitchen sink. There was no splash guard and the painted surface was rapidly becoming a mess. The solution was simple. Create a tile splash guard to make cleanup much easier. Shawn used tiles that we had and in basically an hour or less, we had our splash guard.

Thanks Shawn!

by Randall Kittle on Freedom Builders & Remodelers
Excellent work remodeling our house

We want to thank you for your excellent work remodeling our house. Not only was your workmanship first-rate and timely, but so often you came up with creative solutions to the unforeseen problems that would crop up. Everyone who had seen the house before the renovation is overwhelmed by the transformation that has taken place. We heartily recommend Freedom Builders & Remodelers to our friends and wanted you to know of our heart-felt appreciation for a job well done.