October 17, 2018by martin0

This week, we’ve launched the second of our series of television commercials featuring our President and CEO David A. Farbaky and Lake County (Crystal Lake), IL homeowner Mike Lawler!

You can find the commercial on our Youtube channel here:

As of last Saturday, the commercial series will air on major networks such as ESPN, the History Channel, TLC, LMN, Discovery Channel, and more; alongside our quick snippet revealing our recent donation of a Ford F-150 to the American Red Cross! Have you seen it?! (Find that video here: The core message of this commercial is all about Mike’s experience when his basement flooded. When he called one of those nationally known chains, they removed the damage, but then he was left with the headache of finding a contractor for painting AND drywall. NOT HERE! At Aloha Restoration, Co, we are aa full-service group of contractors. When people reach out to our competition, they don’t realize they aren’t going to get their property back to pre-disaster condition. If you call for help with mold removalwater mitigation, or fire restoration; we get you right back to where you started! We do it all!


March 20, 2018by martin0

This month, we’ve launched the first of a series of television commercials featuring our President and CEO David A. Farbaky! As of last week, the commercial series will air on major networks such as ESPN, the History Channel, TLC, LMN, Discovery Channel, and more!

You can find the commercial on our Youtube channel here:

Without revealing too much about the future commercials, the core message is centered around Aloha Restoration, Co. being a full-service group of contractors. When people reach out to our competition, they don’t realize they aren’t going to get their property back to pre-disaster condition. If you call for help with mold removalwater mitigation, or fire restoration; that is all you will get. If they gut drywall, they won’t put the wall back up or even paint it. You’ll have to find other contractors for that; whereas, we do it all!

To learn more about the series and for more behind-the-scenes info about the commercial shoot, find the full press release here:


December 15, 2017by martin0

Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” This year, we are pleased to announce that we have received one of nine 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!! As we always say, being local roofers and siding contractors is simply the tip of the ice berg. Our goals and aspirations are so much more!

“Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.”

We won the 2017 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics for our charitable work in the field and our forward thinking company culture. A panel of 15 independent judges highlighted our partnership with Omni Youth services the all-expense paid Christmas shopping spree for children in need, our work sending a child with Congenital Heart Disease and 12 of his friends to their first Bulls Game, our efforts with the Bloomington, Illinois Boy’s and Girl’s Club, and our internal employee incentive programs as just a few reasons why we received this coveted award.

For more information, check out the full news release at:


October 31, 2017by martin0

As professional remodeling contractors and interior home restoration experts, people ask us how to remove fire smell from house all the time. While we DO NOT recommend doing any serious fire damage restoration on your own, there are things you can do to remove the odor from your home and clean smoke damage.

How to clean smoke damage: The things you need

Before tackling this project, head out and purchase these items: Fan, Soap, Water, White Vinegar, a Bucket, Rags (can be made from old clothing), a Vacuum with a HEPA filter, Upholstery cleaner, and a Mop. Because most of these items are probably already in your house, this step is relatively easy and also inexpensive.

Smoke Odor Removal: Where to begin

Your first goal is to blow out your house with positive pressure. We do not recommend using an exhaust fan or opening a window. Take a large fan, turn it on high, and blow fresh air in the house. Set up the fan outside of a door that lead outside facing inwards. As the smoke rose, it got into all the tiny spaces in your apartment. This flushes it out. Next, close all other windows and doors while leaving one window open in the room you want to target for exhausting (remove the screen for better air flow).

When finished, close the window and door to that room. Next, open the door and window in the next room. Working through your house room by room, make sure to blow out each area for at least 15 minutes. Finally, secluded or far off rooms will need a second fan pushing fresh air in from another opening.

How to Remove fire smell from House:  Next steps

Now, remove all window treatments and curtains. Have them dry cleaned or washed. For now, let them air out. Hang them outside to start the process of removing smoke particles from the fibers. Next, if you have blinds, rinse them down. Finally, anything like pillows, clothes, towels, and blankets will need to be cleaned/aired out as well.

How to Remove fire smell from House: Making your own solution

Next, create your own solution by mixing one gallon of water, one teaspoon of dish soap or shampoo and a quarter of white vinegar. Use a rag (rinsing often with fresh water) and wash down all the solid surfaces. Next, attack your baseboards, tables, chairs, window sills, wood or tile floors, kitchen cabinets, and shelves. Also, keep in mind, smoke soot might damaged your walls and ceilings which may need to be cleaned to. Finally, remove and wash all the light fixtures. Look out for smoke particles that have settled at the top of the light face plate or in the cups that house the light bulbs themselves.

Smoke Damage Restoration: Vacuum and Mop

Finally, vacuum your carpets with a machine that contains a HEPA filter to prevent smoke particles from blowing back into the room. If your vacuum job doesn’t work, sounds like you need a Carpet Cleaning professional and WE CAN HELP! Next, mop the areas that aren’t carpeted. Over time, particles will again fall on the floor so multiple mop jobs will be necessary. In this step, it’s important to remember the smoke particles will just float around in your mop bucket/end up right back on the floor. Dip your mop in your home-made solution, wash the floor, and then rinse the mop under running water.

Does this help you out? While we know this information can make some headway, fire damage restoration is a job best left for the professionals.

Need further assistance? We are just one click away!


October 26, 2017by martin4

At Aloha Restoration, Co., we strive to be more than restoration experts and interior remodeling pros. This time around, we’ve put together a contest for the parents of our local communities! This month, we’ve opted to use our Aloha Restoration, Co. BOX SUITE at the United Center to give away 12 VIP tickets to parents whose kids are the “BIGGEST” Bulls fans for November 12th’s game vs. Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs!  

To see the Bulls take on the Spurs in our ALOHA BOX SUITE on 11/11/17, all you have to do is:

  1. Like our Facebook page
  2. Send us your email in a private message
  3. Please include why  your child & their group of friends are the biggest BULLS FANS/deserve to go to the game (CREATIVITY ENCOURAGED)
  4. Share this post on your personal Facebook page! 

Winners will be selected and announced on our Facebook on Monday 11/3/17!

That’s it! Pure and simple…

Fingers crossed and good luck!


September 26, 2017by martin0

How to Frame a Room

Being experts in Interior Home Remodelers, no basement remodeling contractors take care of you like we do. In fact, this blog post takes the first step in basement remodels – How to Frame a Room – and shows you the ropes! If you’re looking for quick DIY info on framing interior walls or building a wall frame, follow these simple steps:

The 1st step to framing walls is to Plan your Layout

First, take accurate measurements of the room. Next, ensure all measurements are taken correctly. Mark the inside edge of the wall you want to frame onto the concrete basement floor. Finally, clearly mark the location of any doorways or openings. Contractors build walls from the ground up, so this planning step is important.

The 2nd step to building a wall frame is to Install your Bottom Plates

First, cut pressure treated 2” X 4” boards to length. Then, lay them along the chalk line. Use a hammer drill with 3/16” masonry drill bit to drill a hole through the wood AND into the concrete floor. Drive a 3” Tapcon screw through the hole just created using an impact driver. Finally, repeat at the other end of the board, repeat at every 16” along the bottom plate, and repeat this step for all the bottom plates you laid out.

How to frame a room | Install the top plates

Before moving forward, it’s crucial to understand something about this step. Knowing how to frame a room takes a lot of attention to detail. Because of this, the top plate’s installation depends on which direction the bottom plates you installed are running in relation to the floor joists above.

Do the joists run perpendicular to the bottom plate? Well, you need to nail the top plates to the joists where they intersect. Do the joists run parallel to the floor joists? If this is the case, attach 2” X 4” blocking boards between the joists so they can have something to nail into.

Ensure the bottom plate is aligned with the top plate before nailing it to the joists/blocking. Repeat whatever method you chose for the remaining top plates

Frame a wall – Mark stud placement & Install Studs

When installing wall studs, they are typically put in at 16” intervals. In this step, go from one end of the basement wall to the other. Mark the location of the first stud and then use a tape measure to mark out the location of the remaining studs. Next, transfer those locations to the top plates. For this part, use a laser level or plumb bob. Finally, measure & cut another 2” X 4” so it tightly fits between the bottom and top plates. Place the stud between the plates. Ensure it is plumb. Attach the bottom and the top plates using 3” nails.

Finally, Install blocking!

Using 2” X 4” boards again, fit and install them between the wall studs. Do this around the room about 4’ from the floor using 3” nails.

AND that’s it.

Does this all seem complicated? Are you hung up on a step? Knowing how to frame a room usually requires a expert knowledge and we have no problem lending a helping hand.

Take advantage of our free in-home assessments! We are just one call away for all your basement remodeling needs!


August 31, 2017by martin0

Aloha Restoration, Co. has a new ad in Quintessential Barrington Magazine!

Being from the local area, we align ourselves with brands that are respectable and trusted. Because of this, we opted to partner up with Quintessential Barrington Magazine! Specifically for the Barrington Area, we offer trusted mold removal, water mitigation services, and home remodeling of all kinds. In an emergency, we specialize in fast fire restoration.  Whether you are in an emergency or plan on redoing your basement, bathroom, or kitchen; Barrington, Illinois, we’ve got you covered!

Not many people know this, but the area has homes with distinct architectural styles. The local government protects more than 350 historical buildings.  Mostly built between 1880 and 1939, we experience a lot of older homes in this area of Illinois. Again, making the elevated magazine the right choice!

Have you seen this advertisement? What do you think? Before you leave, let us know in the comments!


August 23, 2017by martin0

Aloha Restoration, Co: More than just Contractors

As a family-owned and operated interior restoration & remodeling company, we understand the importance of building lasting relationships between ourselves and the community. Our core beliefs & our local background lay the ground-work for a company that wants to do well and provide for others.

Simply put, working on your home takes time, energy, and a lot of care. Although we may make mistakes along the way; we take service, security, and safety very seriously. Outside of these core values, there are specific reasons we decided to specialize in Mold RemediationWater RemediationFire Damage CleanupGeneral Contractor – Remodel, and Carpet Cleaning. These reasons are the driving factors to why we are who we are. Let’s dive in:

Indoor combustion of Solid Fuels (Mold) can become fatal

According to the World Health Organization, a shocking 1.5 millions deaths each year are associated with the indoor combustion of solid fuels. Most of those deaths occur among women and children. Again, being local Lake County folks ourselves, this drives us to be the best we can at mold removal & inspections. Even still, this isn’t the number one concern in America. Our aim is to remove the mold AND the problem for good.

Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States.

Because of this, flood damage cleanup is in high demand. In 2015, the average flood damage claim was a whopping $42,000. People think floods cannot affect them, but the numbers show otherwise. The average flash flood brings 10 to 15 feet high water walls. Flood damage cleanup is not something to be taken lightly.

Fire affects so many families across the United States

Finally, with personal fire damage experiences of our own, we constantly feel the strong urge to get involved. Think about this. In 2015, fire damages resulted in $14.3 BILLION in property damages. Beyond the damages, fire kills. That same year 3,280 civilian deaths were reported in the United States. 15,700 people were injured. There is not much we can do about preventing fires, but we can get your family and their home back to normalcy in no time. No one cleans fire damage faster and more thorough.

With a foot in the construction industry door (Aloha Construction, Inc.), it was only right we learn how to better protect the local community we are all from. Gaining all this new expertise, it was only right we also learned how to remodel.

After all, “to give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured; and that is sincerity and integrity.” To provide these services was the only way we knew how.

Need help with anything mentioned above? We proudly service all of Lake County as well as McHenry County in Illinois! Call now for a Free In-Home Assessment!

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