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New Member - Rockford, Illinois

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Hey all, I'm a remodeling contractor from Rockford, Illinois 61103.
I started remodeling full time right out of High School is 1989.
Worked with my Dad, he & my Mom owned B&M Services since about 1979.
We were a remodeling company that plowed snow in the winter, when it was slow. We started doing fire rehab work in 1990. Because of that, I got to learn how to use Xactimate when it was a DOS based program.
I shared in responsibility, of running the company, with my Mom when my Dad passed in 1994.
I took over the business name when my Mom passed away about 2 months ago. I was working as a sub as well for the last 8-10 years.
The business was based in Bolingbrook, Illinois 60140 (60139).

I've built low & no maintenance decks, fences, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, and boat docks mainly the last 12 summers. filling in with indoor remodeling (the best I could) in the colder months.

I found this site looking for pricing I needed for a painting quote.
There's alot of great info I've found in the last 2hrs, I've been checking the place out!
I look forward to adding my 2¢ where I can :clap:

I've worked with many of the low/no maintenance backyard products on the market. Some that I like include: BrockDeck, DeckLok, Azek (Procell), EverGrain, Monarch Exotics, TimberTech, & VinylWorks Railings (Also BrockRail) I don't care for Trex & I'm not afraid to share/discuss it with anyone that disagrees.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! :notworthy I'm sure I'll learn a thing or 2!

Thanks for having me!
Billy Wheeler
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Thanks for the long winded welcome ;)
There are some local guys on the site. I work mostly in Dupage. Another good poster is Angus who is from about the same area.
I've only been here a couple weeks but found the comraderie and advice to be incredible.
I used to live in Woodridge & Naperville (DuPage)
I've also lived in; Bolingbrook, Romeoville, & Plainfield (Will)
I spent about a year in Oswego (Kane, I believe)
Been in Rockford (Winnebago) since 2002

I end up working near Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elgin, and the likes...

I have been reading threw a bunch'a posts, mainly in the decking/fencing section...
Really like seeing people that share my interests & ideas!
I get long winded at times ;)
Well hello Billy. I have lived in Oswego, Aurora and Romeoville (not proud of that one :laughing:). Currently live in Plainfield.

Looks like we're getting a lot more "locals" around here. Recently saw a plumber from Naperville too.

And don't let RS fool you, I am an internet creep!

Welcome! :clap:
Hey Billy. Welcome. I just joined myself after checking CT out today. Seems like an excellent community.
WELCOME-----South Elgin area-mostly work Naperville- Wheaton
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