The Heartland Way

Heartland Garage Builders (HGB) understands that undertaking a detached garage construction project is an expensive and complicated process. Based on our years of experience in the Chicagoland area, obtaining permits and planning for new garage builds, and our extensive experience in residential garage construction, we want to provide a full turnkey service so that you get a complete garage build. Whether you are building a one or three-car garage, Heartland Garage Builders is the garage construction company Chicago home builds you can count on.

Every Detached Garage Build Includes:

  • Same pricing – Heartland Garage Builders feels you should be able to choose the roof you want without being told that one is more expensive than the other!
  • Partnership – Chicagoland’s premier dedicated permit service, Mach 1, Inc. which has permitted THOUSANDS of garages all over the greater Chicagoland area.
  • Additional Municipal Processes: Our staff has the ability to navigate complicated projects through challenging village processes. With decades of experience at Zoning Boards of Appeal, Village Boards/Councils, and Historic/Preservation Commissions, getting the garage project you want has never been in better hands!
  • HGB’s Staff – Our staff will schedule and appear for all municipal inspections at your property.
  • 5” concrete slab – Built with fiber mesh reinforcement and a 6-bag mix, our standard slab strengthens the concrete and improves its structural lifespan. The industry standard is to install only a 4” slab (which is typically what the municipalities require).
  • Rebar in the footing – In order to further strengthen the garage’s foundation (likely the most important structural component of your garage), we install (2) #4 rebars in the thickened edge that runs around the perimeter of the slab.
  • Housewrap (e.g., Tyvek) – This product is included on the outside of the wall sheathing, functioning as a weather-resistant barrier preventing rain from getting into the wall assembly while still allowing water vapor to pass to the exterior. This improves the longevity of your garage, keeps the structure dry, AND is a necessary part of the installation process for the vinyl siding manufacturer to warranty their product.
  • LP SmartSide Trim – All openings on your garage, and the fascia and soffit, are finished using this wood composite product that has a 15-year factory guaranteed warranty. Since these openings are not aluminum-wrapped (as is the standard within the industry), they will not dent, and your garage will maintain its finished look for years into the future.
  • Standard Electrical Work – Includes LED light fixtures for the interior and exterior lights (1 interior light and GFI outlet are included for each vehicle bay). Plus, the electric is installed “drywall ready” which means that it’s recessed and ready for the interior of your garage to be finished in the future if the need arises.
  • Insulated Overhead Doors & Windows – With the electric being installed to allow for insulation and a wall covering (e.g., drywall or a wall hanging system), we include an insulated overhead door and service door, along with a dual-pane window(s) as a standard part of your project. By including these items, we are allowing you time to consider finishing the interior of the garage at some point if that is of interest.
  • Web-enabled garage door opener – Which provides the comfort of knowing that your garage door is closed, regardless of where you are in the world!
  • Gutters and downspouts – This product is included to collect rainwater and direct it away from the garage’s foundation. This will protect the foundation from settling and pooling water on your driveway and sidewalk.
  • Epoxy coated garage floor (solid color) – With slip-resistant additive included. This not only makes your garage look better, it also protects the concrete floor from general wear and tear, staining, and the harsh salt deposits from Chicago winters.
  • The area around the garage – Will have a rough graded finish; any permit required grading work will be the owner’s responsibility, and any permit bond associated with this work will need to be provided by the owner.
  • 2-year warranty – Is included with your Heartland Garage. We strongly believe that this significant investment you are making should be protected by our best-in-the-industry warranty!

Choosing Heartland As Your Garage Construction Experts

  • Clearly defined process – With internal project development/management along with a highly organized field scheduling process that is shared with the customer for clarity on timing and completion dates. We also feel that the field process requires such constant supervision that we utilize a field project manager/superintendent to follow along with your job’s progress. The PM will be available to answer your building related questions throughout the construction process.

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