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Get Dwell gives back

Posted on 04 May 2017 | Category: Events

Last Saturday, Get Dwell celebrated 12 years of giving back to our community, teaming up with Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago.

Liz and Brian Mazur

This spring, Get Dwell donated its 10th Rebuilding Together project. “For this project, we donated a team of skilled labor to repair the roof, soffit and fascia area where water and animals were getting in and replaced an exterior door that did not close or lock.” said Brian Mazur, Production Manager at Get Dwell and this years’ House Captain. “Next, we prepped the home so we could maximize the volunteers on National Rebuilding Together Day.”

This last Saturday was National Rebuilding Together Day and while the Get Dwell team helped a homeowner in Evanston, other volunteer teams worked on 17 other projects throughout in the northern suburbs. Over the years, Sharon Riley, Don Trieschmann, Linda Baudhuin of Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago and their network have made a big impact on the lives of families in the north suburban community. “Helping these homeowners gives them a fresh start on things and provides the safety and security they need for their family.” says Darryl Rose, President of Get Dwell.

“Six years ago, I brought my young teenage kids and their friends to help a homeowner in North Chicago. It was the first time any of them had even been to North Chicago so it was a eye-opening experience for them. This year we had 4 Get Dwell employee’s volunteer and one of the guy’s brought his wife, who helped us organize the volunteers and another  brought his teenage son who we really put to work! This homeowner is a great grandmother who had multiple generations relying on her, so the team knew firsthand what a difference they made.”

Rocky Macias and Carson Little
  • Rebuilding Together – Donated ten skilled home projects 2012 -2017
  • Sears Heroes at Home – Twice provided critical home repairs for a military veteran and their family.
  • Deborahs Place – Painted / upgraded a woman’s homeless shelter.
  • Chicago Cares – Repaired / painted two Chicago Public Schools.
  • New Trier Food Pantry – Replaced the floor and updated the food storage area.
  • Highcrest School – Created outdoor classroom structures
  • New Trier High School – Multiple school projects
  • Warming House Youth Center – Kitchen project
  • Evanston Y.O.U. – Repaired / painted youth development agency

If you are looking for professional help with your home or business and value businesses who give back to their community contact us online or give us a call 847-922-3418. We look forward to helping you.

Art Attack 2015

Posted on 16 October 2015 | Category: Events

Art Attack tonight, October 16, from 5:00-9:00

Tim Menard and The Flying Nowakowski Brothers from 8:00-10:00

Tim Menard and the Flying Nowakowski Brothers
Tim Menard and the Flying Nowakowski Brothers
Come Meet the Artists Hubbard Woods Design District and The North Shore Art League present Art Attack. Stop by the Get Dwell shop to meet current and former Get Dwell Project Managers who will be displaying their work.

 

 

Greg Vereschagin

Greg is a wood carver, furniture designer, master carpenter and cabinetmaker. His work has been featured in Chicago Magazine and his woodworking projects grace finer homes from Chicago throughout the North Shore.

Christopher Goodnight

Chris is a master woodworker and pipe organ craftsman. Chris loves to design and create lovely and fascinating wood turnings.

Matthew Schaefer

Matthew is an Evanston based artist whose work ranges from figurative to abstract, from furniture design to wood totems.

Get Dwell is one of the experts at House Beautiful

Posted on 24 February 2014 | Category: Events, Press

House Beautiful

Thursday, February 27 from 7:30-8:30 at the Wilmette Public Library

Get Dwell will be explaining the latest cost vs. value report from Remodeling Magazine and the National Association of REALTORS. We will be highlighting those home improvement projects which have the biggest impact on resale value in the Chicagoland area. Discover which projects make good financial sense and which projects might not make a good return on your investment. Get Dwell will join fellow experts Diane Falanga and Linda Goldman in describing how to “Love your home now … Sell it for more later.” 131-1

Tomorrow is Fix-it-Friday

Posted on 12 December 2013 | Category: Events, Specials

Fix-it-Friday was started to help our clients bring new life to those useful, sentimental and hard-to-find objects that are broken or do not work quite like they used to.

Our clients have found it difficult to find the “right” people to help them fix household items like furniture, lamps and other keepsakes. Armed with years of fixing experience and the right tools our carpenters and handymen make us the perfect resource to help save and fix your household objects and give them new life. Just bring the items you want fixed by the shop at 1046 Gage St (Alley Shop) in Winnetka between 9-5:00 this Friday. We’ll let you know if they can be fixed and give you a detailed cost estimate.

Enter Tower Court at the intersection of  Tower Rd and Greenbay Rd and proceed north down the alley -or- park at Hubbard Woods Park (at the Hubbard Woods train station) and walk south 2 doors down the alley and you’ll see our sign:

Give us a call if you have questions 847-922-3418 and we’ll see you on Friday!

 

Get Dwell Grand Opening

Posted on 25 October 2013 | Category: Events

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Grand Opening of our new shop —
it was great to spend some time with you!

The band Bunkertown set the groove for our celebration, and fun was had by all.

Special thanks to Ann Smith at the Winnekta-Northfield Chamber
for all her help and for having the really big scissors.