Glenview, IL Historic 1913 North Shore Farmhouse Makeover

Project Description


1913 Glenview Farmhouse

1913 Glenview, IL Farmhouse

Glenview, Il. (December 10, 2013) — A century-old Glenview home successfully completed it’s extensive exterior restoration courtesy of Chicagoland home exterior company A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. Originally built in 1913, the house is a two-story framed farmhouse.

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“These are the types of projects our company loves performing,” said Bo Mikuta, president of A.B. Edward. “When we met with the client we discussed the scope of the remodel, reviewed a list of project changes, and put together a workable budget, and we were very excited to be chosen as the sole contractor.”

Remodeling this farmhouse required a myriad of exterior services, all provided by the one contractor. A.B. Edward rebuilt the porch entirely and restored the brick foundation. A.B. Edward also installed GAF roofing shingles, Pella windows, and James Hardie lap and shake siding.

Before the Renovation

Before the Renovation

The complete list of services performed for the farmhouse’s renovation include the following:



Owner Megan McClung said:

“How do you describe the work of successfully reviving a piece of history over 100 years old?  Some might call it a miracle. We call it experience, talent and attention to detail. The exterior of our 100-year old farmhouse needed every bit of attention to make it an energy efficient and secure home for our young family. It was important to us to find a local-community company and also one with deep know-how about remodeling exteriors. A.B. Edward is the definition of an exterior home specialist, and our experience working with them was simply the best.

A.B. Edward  gave us a detailed construction contract and they were attentive to every change, addition and question we raised during both the bidding and finalization. Their entire crew worked very hard and were extremely efficient and clean. They also completed our project on time and within budget! A.B. Edward replaced our home’s roof, 22 windows, insulated the walls, new siding, gutters, garage door, and demolished and built a new porch within 4 months.”

The Glenview farmhouse was built in 1913. It went on the market in 1961 with a non-conforming apartment on the second floor. A.B. Edward completed the exterior restoration in 4 months.

A.B. Edward has been family owned and operated since it began business in 2003. Serving the Chicagoland area’s home exterior needs, A.B. Edward is located in Wheeling, IL, and can be contacted at (847) 827-1605 or

“We are so happy with the look and feel of our remodeled exterior home. Thank you to everyone at AB Edward!”

  • Before-2013 Farmhouse Restoration Completed
    After-2013 Farmhouse Restoration Completed
    Before 2013 Farmhouse Restoration Completed After

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About A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc.

Since 2003 A.B. Edward Enterprises, Incorporated has been providing Chicagoland homeowners with products and installations in the home exteriors industry. A.B. Edward has an unblemished A+ Better Business Bureau Rating, and is a repeat winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. A.B. Edward is a certified installer of the market’s top leading products including GAF, DaVinci, North Shore Prime, Greenstone Slate, Waldun Shake, James Hardie, Mastic, Pella, Velux, Marvin, Jeld-wen, Simonton, Advanced, and more. Today, the family-owned and operated business proudly employs more than 30 people, and their services go well beyond roofing to include masonry, insulation, decks, exterior painting, stucco, carpentry and more.