PROTOP, Inc. is a Chicago-based home remodeling and new construction company dedicated to honesty, quality and excellence. As a licensed general contractor, we pride ourselves on maintaining a team of top-notch experts in all fields of construction. We have built a strong network of sub-contractors, suppliers, realtors, architects, designers, insurance companies, lawyers, and other industry professionals.
How did it all begin?
There are no overnight successes, and our story is not an exception.
Thomas Urban, a main founder, started his way in construction from the
bottom and paved his way up. Thomas was born into a family owned
construction business and had his first introduction to construction via
his family business.
We realized that in order to be able to efficiently manage big projects
just as small scale projects, we would have to experience the different
trades, first hand!! And so we literally did manual labor for several
years , from Excavation, Masonry, Concrete, Structural Steel, Plumbing,
Hvac, Electrical, Low Voltage, Metal Framing and Wood Framing, Roofing,
Insulation, Dry walling, Hardwood Flooring, Carpeting, Custom Stairs,
Tile, Marble, Vinyl, Millwork, Cabinet Installation for Kitchen
remodeling, Finish Carpentry, Granite counter tops, Corian counter tops,
Wallpaper, Painting, Glass works such as Mirrors and Shower doors,
Exterior decks and Patios.
Then we started to manage small scale projects such as Basements, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, various Stair projects, a whole home remodeling and Home Additions. On one New Construction project we met, realized we share the same vision, which is understanding and seeing the whole picture, and decided to work on few Remodeling jobs together and found that their connection is very productive.
Then, with the connections that we’ve built during these years of hard labor, we had the opportunity to manage big scale projects such as Single Family Homes, Commercial Spaces and Multi Residential Projects with great success.
A few years later, as Tomasz founded Protop Inc and received his General Contractor License, in the City of Chicago and continued his journey in the construction world, while still cooperating on projects with fellow contractors / investors. Another step was taken in 2011 Thomas launched second arm of Protop comany in Europe www.protop.com.pl and now we are on both continents. So we only believe that communication is a top priority for efficiency and success. We are involved on a daily basis with project owners, investors, employees, and sub-contractors.
We are a general contractor, which means that we manage all the details so you don’t have to. We help you every step of the way, from applying for permits to adding the final touches. We offer turnkey services including purchasing, ordering materials, supervising and scheduling. We use only licensed electrical and plumbing contractors, and experienced carpenters, installers, painters and detailers.
Project Analysis And Recommendations
- Listen to your goals, requirements, and desires
- Analyze existing conditions of the proposed work site
- Provide a variety of design solutions
- Determine the scope of work
- Advise on timing and project phasing
- Review budgetary parameters and recommend accordingly
Design & Architectural Services
- Expand and modify your space: complete makeovers, Great rooms design / demolition / construction
- Prepare and revise design drawings and presentation boards to assist the homeowner in visualizing the space
- Incorporate special finishing details: custom cabinets, countertops, marble surfaces lighting, task areas, crown moldings
Project Management & Supervision
- Small or large jobs, individual or multi-unit projects
- Procure building permits, applications and approvals (co-ops and condo management boards)
- Verify all required paperwork submissions (insurance certificates, permits, bonds, etc.)
- Correspond, coordinate, and follow up with building management
- Order and purchase appliances, fixtures and materials
- Schedule and receive deliveries
- Supervise all trades
Now, anyone who becomes part of The Protop Team, must emulate our work ethic because, The Protop Team takes your home renovation as seriously as you do.