Celebrating 50 Years in Business!

Reliable Home Improvement Celebrates its 50-Year Anniversary

Fifty years ago, Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas. The year was 1967.

It was the same year that the 20th Century Limited passenger train made its final run from New York to Chicago, the first Super Bowl was played (the Chicago Bears were not in it, unfortunately), and Mickey Mantle hit his 500th Major League home run.

1967 was also a special year for the Ducato family as Gil Ducato started the family business!

In business for FIVE decades

Fifty years. That’s how long we’re proud to say that Reliable Home Improvement has been in business, initially starting out with fence construction. Fast forward to today, and we’re proud to offer high quality, award-winning remodeling projects brought to you by a Reliable Home Improvement team consisting of specialists in architecture, planning, designing, and building.

Founded, owned and operated by the Ducato family since 1967

Gil Ducato started the business going door to door selling fences. From there, he grew the business by providing great customer service and quality construction and it quickly became the largest fence company in Will County.

1967 House Prices at a Glance:

  • Average cost of new house: $14,250
  • Average income per year:    $7,300
  • Average monthly Rent:         $125
  • Gas per gallon:                     33 cents

As Gil was building Reliable into the largest fence company in Will County, his wife Rosalie was running a kitchen and bath boutique called “Dream House” in Lockport, Illinois.

One day, as Gil was selling his fences door to door, he was asked by a prospective customer if he could complete a room addition project. Although he didn’t necessarily have the most experience doing this type of construction (to be exact, none), the bold, entrepreneurial spirit in him said, “SURE!” He talked to Rosalie and they decided to combine their businesses, hire a carpenter and an architect, and complete the room addition for their customer.

This was the first remodeling job completed by Reliable Home Improvement. The rest, as they say, is history.

As a full-service remodeling company proudly celebrating our 50th year in business, Reliable Home Improvement has evolved into the premier design/build firm in the Chicagoland area. We now specialize in providing custom designed home additions, designer kitchens, elegant bathrooms and finished basements.

Based in Lockport until 2005, Reliable Home Improvement moved to our current location in Naperville, Illinois, with over 15,000 square feet of showroom and office space.

Award-winning remodeling services

Naperville Magazine 2016 Best of Naperville WinnerReliable Home Improvement has held the top spot of ‘Best Remodeler’ in Naperville Magazine’s ‘The Best of Naperville’ for two years in a row.

Our commitment to each and every customer is well known and clearly evident as we’re a true family business, with the second generation now taking over and continuing this commitment. It’s very common for Reliable to work on projects that are out of warranty. This epitomizes our company-wide commitment of making sure the customer is completely satisfied with our craftsmanship for their remodeling project. We’re excited about introducing some new technology we have in the works that will benefit our customers, along with other initiatives that will keep us at the forefront of construction in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Safety is a top concern – we care about our customers!

The U.S. EPA requires that all firms and individuals performing any renovations, repairs, or painting projects in homes or buildings constructed before 1978 have to be certified by the EPA. This is crucial as we want to make sure the families that we work for on all of our projects are safe as our trained staff adheres to all construction safety best practices, and we’re certified by the EPA. You can rest assured that your family is going to be safe with Reliable performing any construction project in your home or building.

A fun, family company culture committed to customer service and quality

At Reliable Home Improvement, our goal is to build a connection with our customers, and we’re happy to go above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction. Within the company, we have contractors that have been with us for 30 plus years and employees who’ve been with us for many years as well.

This family atmosphere is prevalent throughout the company and, as the new generation takes over, we celebrate the past, work our best to enjoy the moment and provide our customers with great service and quality construction, and look forward to the future and another five decades of success!

Reliable Home Improvement Staff

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