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McVan Development LLC

Main Services: Concrete Specialists - All trades are available

Description: McVan Development, LLC was founded on January 7th 2004 by Managing Partners John C. Van Kooten and Sean P. McGuire. We specialize in urban development and revitalization in Chicago neighborhoods that are conveniently located near the downtown area. We are working to create many new and affordable housing opportunities in strategic locations within communities that are experiencing strong and sustainable economic growth. Our expertise is in new construction and rehabilitation of mixed-use and multi unit residential buildings. We also offer complete general contractor services (G.C. Services) and multi-unit investment opportunities. We offer complete build-to-suit custom construction and bid-to-build construction services for both residential and commercial construction projects. We can provide assistance in every phase of the development and new construction process, from the original concept and design to a turnkey finished product. We have the resources, expertise, experience and a tested group of professional associates to provide valued solutions and equitable results for your new construction projects. We have extensive community ties and a network of local support to ensure that your project will be completed on time and with minimal interruptions or delays. We strive to bring innovative elements and value engineering to our projects to keep them on budget and to keep them on the cutting edge of urban design.

Service Area: Skokie, Lincolnwood, Oak Park, Chicago, Harwood Heights, Elmwood Park, Fox Valley, Evanston

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Work Description: did not get job

Comments: he was rude
i never even meet this lady ann smith so she must have me confused from some one eles

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Work Description: Concrete Resurfacing

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Work Description: Stamped concrete patio

Comments: McVan did a really great job installing a stamped, colored concrete patio in our back yard. Communication with Sean was great, the work was done well, and the crew who came to do the work were fast and professional.

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Work Description: Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps - Install

Comments: Sean was responsive with visit and quote was able to offer additional services that was need to complete the project in a professional way.

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Work Description: Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps - Install

Comments: I decided to go with Mcvan because the price was right and Sean is so nice. Can't wait for my installation to begin.

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Work Description: Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps - Install

Comments: project not for me. My broth-in-law hired Sean McVan. He is very happy with the price, the work is being done today.

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Work Description: Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps - Install

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Work Description: Concrete Flatwork - Repair & Resurface

Comments: Outstanding job on my back yard sidewalk I made the right choice. Professional, courteous, prompt and great price for the work.

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Work Description: repair of stair tower, stairs and balconies

Comments: Mcvan is the type of contractor that people warn you about. They cut corners and do the least amount if work possible to get the job done. In our case, our condominium was poorly constructed and had needed several repairs over my 21 years there. The early board members were concerned that we make repairs with reputable companies, so that the repairs weren't just bandaids. We wanted to replace poor workmanship with good, solid repairs. With the HOA board being run by young, inexperienced and obtuse owners, that goal drastically changed. Our past boards spent 10s of thousands of dollars on engineering reports that definitely told us not to repair the severely damaged stair tower, but to demolish and rebuild. The tower was built without rebar and thus needed to be demolished and rebuilt. The cost was high but necessary in order to properly fix the stair structure. Sean came along and convinced a naive and clueless board member, that he could repair the structure. Sean did his repairs by replacing bricks where the huge cracks were growing by the day. The rebar was inserted only in the areas where the cracks occured. Experts advised us to not take this route but the board wanted the cheapest, quickest fix. Within weeks of the repairs, water was already pouring into the structure. My guess is this structure will need to be replaced within 5 years, but neither Sean or the board members will be anywhere to be found when that happens. This is not a company I would ever recommend.
this is the lady from day one is the kind off nightmare person that you comes across every now and then! she got kicked out off her condo she has no clue off all the work that was done we actually saved the building from disaster but the only one that caused problems was her.

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Work Description: CMU Repair, Concrete & Metal Balconies

Comments: Sean saved us! He has successfully tackled an extremely complex and difficult job our HOA had encountered. We had a few bad cracks in a CMU stair tower due to the original developer failing to use rebar and we had extremely corroded metal & concrete balconies which were failing. Most other contractors wanted to rip down the entire tower, demo all balconies and completely rearchitect the building. This would have been way more involved, costly and time consuming which could have forced the HOA to deconvert and sell the entire building. Sean and his team came out, inspected the property and realized that would have been overkill and that the other guys were probably just trying to rip us off. He said he could salvage all of the metal framing, I-beams, and 90% of the CMU stair tower. His plan for the stair tower was to remove a few CMU blocks and install rebar, pour grout and reinforce the entire tower. For the balconies, he believed he could demo all of the concrete and metal pans and just install new ones over the existing I-Beams. He would clean up, prime and paint all the metal and reinforce as needed. Everyone in the HOA was skeptical, but after he answered everyone’s questions with a clear vision, we took a chance and are so thrilled to have done so. Sean and his team worked diligently and professionally throughout the entire restoration project. He managed to get the permits, used some very clever repair techniques on CMU, and has done an impeccable job on all of the concrete and metal work...all within a few months (in the fall and winter). Things came up here and there that were originally out of scope, but Sean was able to use his network to get the job done. The restoration project is outstanding and I would highly recommend you work with Sean in all of your CMU, concrete and metal work! We plan to work with him on future projects! Thanks Sean!

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Work Description: Repairs to stair structures

Comments: Sean will do what he can to cut corners. If they danage your property, they will refuse to pay for the danages they cause. Sean lacks any moral fibre and should be avoided.

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Work Description: Tuckpoint South wall & concrete platform for the garage area.

Comments: Very professional, honest & fair priced. Work was done in a timely manner (despite the bad weather). Stayed in contact & let me know what , when & why everything was being done. Addressed all my concerns. Would recommend them & will use them in the future. All around, I am very pleased with Mac Van Development!!!

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Work Description: Concrete Patios, Walks & Steps - Install

Comments: The overall rating is lower than the other details because there were a couple of follow-up items that needed to be addressed after the main project was done and they did one of them with prodding and have never taken care of the second one.

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Work Description: Concrete Flatwork - Repair & Resurface

Comments: We are very happy! The owner responded very quickly and was very knowlegable. We are going to stick with his company.

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Work Description: Concrete Flatwork - Repair & Resurface

Comments: Sean and his team did a great job from beginning till end..
Very satisfied and recommended!

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Work Description: Replacing an existing driveway

Comments: Everything is going well. I am very happy with the professionalism of the work. The crew is outstanding

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Work Description: I contracted with McVan Development to install a replacement sidewalk behind my Towhhouse

Part of the Work involved removing a Central Air Conditioning Unit and once the Sidewalk work was completed to return the Central Air Conditioner to it's original location

Comments: The Concrete Work of installing a replacement sidewalk was done and the work was what I requested

I am disappointed that the Central Air Conditioner was not returned to it's original location

I have spoken to Sean McGuire multiple times about this and he gave me his word that the Central Air Conditioner be returned to it's original location and reattached to my Townhome

But this was never done

I ended up moving the Central Air Conditioner Unit back to it's location and reattaching it to my Townhome

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Work Description: Fixed a portion of our sidewalk that was sinking

Comments: It was a pleasure doing business with McVan Development. We are satisfied with the work performed and will definitely use them in the future.

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Work Description: The work was done in an expeditious manner with the final result being far beyond my expectations.

Comments: The workers were pleasant and easily approachable as to answering questions.
The finish product is beautiful.
All was accomplished in a most expedient manner.
I would highly recommend McVan to anyone in need of such service.

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Comments: I was contacted right away - that is impressive!!

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Work Description: New Garage Floor

Comments: It took McVan just one day to get in and out. The finished floor was top notch.

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Work Description: New patio and walkway

Comments: Great price, prompt service
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