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A fire in your home is traumatizing, threatening those who you care for the most. When the alarm sounds the fire department will answer the call with rapid and quick action. When the flames extinguish and the smoke clears, Del Mar's fire damage restoration team will stand by you with the same decisive response 24/7 365 days a year.

- Within the first 48 hours we will effectively stabilize your facility to ensure the recovery of as much property as possible.

- Acidic soot, smoke damage and dry chemicals from the water used to extinguish the fire will all be neutralized by Del Mar.

- The toxic smoke odor left behind will be deodorized.

After the fire is extinguished your home also experiences water damage. Del Mar will provide water damage restoration services to prevent any further structural damage.

Contents will be evaluated for recovery. Factors such as replacement cost vs. restoration cost and sentimental value will all be taken into consideration.

Del Mar's fire damage restoration services include: emergency board ups, soot removal, deodorization to remove smoke damage, demolition, and complete reconstruction.


Water is the most destructive substance inside your home. Flooding or excess moisture can cause your house and contents to rapidly fall apart. If the water is unsanitary and clean up service is delayed, the issue becomes very serious. When prompt intervention is taken within the first 24-36 hours the effects of water damage is greatly reduced. No matter how severe the damage looks, Del Mar's clean-up and restoration process will produce amazing results.

Where does water damage occur?

- Partition walls - Sound boarding - Flooring - Internal walls - Insulation -Suspended ceilings - Foundations - Masonry

Del Mar's water damage restoration team will determine if your property can be restored or if it should be replaced. We examine the amount of property damage, levels of contamination and finally replacement cost vs. restoration cost.


Where there's water, there could be mold. Del Mar strives to prevent mold growth within hours. Our restoration team carefully and properly removes molds and keeps your family safe.


Did you know the State of Illinois ranks 2nd with the most wind and hail damage? Mother Nature can unleash wind, hail and downed trees leaving major damage to your roof, siding, fence, porch and deck. During the storm, Del Mar's Emergency Response team can offer services to ensure your safety.  After the storm, Del Mar will estimate the costs to repair and can schedule work to seamlessly restore your home. When it comes to storm and wind damage Del Mar has rebuilt thousands of homes. Rebuilding means precise expert work as building materials, design and finishes must all be matched to the remaining structure.

Del Mar's Emergency Storm Damage services include: - Tarps for roofs - Tree removal - Debris removal - Emergency plumbing - Emergency heating - Temporary lighting


Del Mar offers 24/7 commercial reconstruction services for damage caused by fire, water, wind and storms. Our team has the training and equipment needed to restore your business with minimal interruption to your daily operations.



A sump pump fails or a pipe bursts.  Del Mar’s Emergency Team is fast and reliable.  We do not want to see your property get further damaged, nor do we want to see mold set in.


Fire or vandals lead to broken windows and knocked down doors.  Del Mar’s Emergency Team is ready to secure your home and keep you safe 24/7.  Rodents and intruders must be kept out.


Did high winds tear off your shingles and siding?  Water leaks can now ruin your attic and interior walls.  Not anyone with a hammer can just tarp a roof!  Our licensed and experienced emergency team utilizes special trade methods to make sure that tarp will hold and keep water from further damaging your home!


Great care must be taken to protect one and other while cleaning hazardous substances. Even greater care must be taken to ensure that every remnant of a virus, toxin or chemical is decontaminated, sanitized or even removed from the site of a spill - not flushed into public waste or drain systems. Each sample from each project is analyzed in accordance with methods as prescribed by the EPA.


Our certified contents cleaning technicians will carefully pack all of your contents to be cleaned and stored, allowing you to focus on getting your life back to normal. Upon completion of the DPI inventory, all boxes and large items are clearly labeled and moved into our climate-controlled, 24 hour video surveillance storage facility for contents cleaning, deodorization and packing. While many of your belongings may seem beyond repair, our content cleaning and restoration technicians will work with you to evaluate what can be restored.

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To God be the glory for authentic workers who took pride in completing a job and making sure all was well done.

V. Adams - Chicago 2012

I can’t express enough my appreciation for the job that was just completed – on time, on budget and extremely well done.

M. Buckle - Chicago Heights 2015

After the initial shock of what happened, it even became fun re-inventing the house and watching it all come together.

S. O’Dell - Aurora 2006

Former WGN-AM Radio Host, See The House

J. Perkins – Chicago 2018

“I was referred to Del Mar Builders by my insurance agent. After securing at two bids, I choose Del Mar. It was the best decision that I could have made. The contractors (Eddie and Eric) were extremely thorough in their assessment of the severe water damage to my property. They checked-in on their crew regularly, and with me about how I felt the work was progressing and if I had any questions. I would highly recommend Del Mar Builders to my friends and colleagues.”

Kenneth and Janice P. – South Holland, IL 2018

“We highly recommend Del Mar Builders for your construction or remodeling needs. Our family room and lower level required remodeling after water damage. The workers were knowledgeable, efficient, and careful in removal of damaged materials and replacing the floors, walls, etc., of our family room, closets, bathroom, utility room and upper hallway. The site was kept very clean every day. The job was completed in a timely manner. The workmanship was of superb quality with suggested color schemes and types of materials.”

Micheal “Rahni” Flowers - Chicago 2017

Van Cleef Hair Salon

“Our design required attention to detail and Del Mar provided this, along with great customer service.”

Grace and Dave – Hyde Park 2017

University Condominiums (Fire Loss)

“Dear Ryan, we wanted to thank you and the team for your support, compassion and generosity.”

Doug G. – Homewood 2017

“Kept us informed. Punctual and courteous! I would recommend Del Mar to others.”

M. Erkmanis – Libertyville 2017

“I was on a long waiting list for water mitigation and would be days before Servpro would come out! Edgars team from Del Mar was here within an hour of my call and worked quickly and tirelessly to dry out and remove the wet carpet the same night!! They were professional and fast!”

Edie Dobrez – Homewood 2017

“Collaborating with Del Mar was a real pleasure. Kudos to Ryan and Eddie on their level of professionalism and sense of urgency with our renovation.”

J. Busbey – Marengo 2017

“Del Mar is the builder to hire if you have home remodeling problems. They can do anything you want. They are very professional and care about their customers. Mike, Eddie, Mario and team are great people.”

R. Perezchica – Munster, IN 2017

“From the beginning, I had an excellent experience. Rich was very professional. Eddie was so personable. They completed the roof in one day!”

J. Duster – Chicago 2016

“Peter helped in invaluable ways, always available and going beyond expectations.”

R. Lee – Homewood 2016

“Team members were very courteous and answered all the questions.”

T. Nelson – Glenview 2016

“So nice and respectful. So enjoyable to work with.”

C. Purnell – Chicago 2016

“Eric, Bob and Petr are a great team. Very knowledgeable and responsive.”

R. Jennings – Chicago 2014

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and I recommended them to anyone wanting a first class renovation.”

M. Latta – Channahon 2012

“Every single person I called for reference gave glowing recommendations of the company and their employee”

R. Kolkebeck – Park Forest 2013

“Del Mar brought expertise to repair the broken pipes and update a bathroom. Del Mar employees were reliable and trustworthy.”

T. Faulk – Chicago 2013

“My Project Manager called me daily at my request. I was in Florida and he was forthcoming on each phase of the job.”

W. Howe – Chicago 2012

“I am very delighted to have had the pleasure of working with Del Mar during this emotional reconstruction of my home.”

L. Hunt – Darien 2012

“Our new home is the envy of the neighborhood.”

J. Foriest – Olympia Fields 2014

“It has been a pleasure to work with the individuals who care about their customers and deliver a high level of Professionalism.”

Jacqueline T. – Darien 2015

“Del Mar did work at our condo association, which involved 148 units. We were very pleased with their work!”

L. Lett – Meridian, MS 2015

“My income property building caught fire. My husband and I were relocating. I needed someone dependable and trustworthy. Del Mar proved to be both.”

Lisa A. – Marietta, GA 2015

“Our home was on the market and we’d already moved; just a few weeks before closing we had two pipes burst and completely flooded our entire home. Del Mar’s owner was onsite within hours of our call.”

Kristina G. – Lockport 2015

“This has been the first company where all lines of communication were open and clear and the contractor answered every phone call and responded to every text immediately.”

Amelia A. – Steger 2015

“I was overwhelmed with all the work that needed to be done. They were polite and put all my previous concerns at ease! When they had finished I was blown away on how WONDERFUL everything had turned out.”

Mary B. – Chicago 2015

“Just a short note to thank Del Mar for the wonderful job done on our basement renovation. The bid provided was accurate and came in right on target. Your team made helpful suggestions along the way that actually improved the project.”

A Prieto – Tinley Park 2015

“Del Mar was a great help after a pipe burst at my house. It was all done in a timely matter.”

Jude V. – Matteson 2015

“I had an awesome experience with Del Mar when they came to repair my roof. I recommend this company because of their work ethics and professionalism.”

Rasheda J. – Chicago 2015

“Del Mar did an excellent job repairing our flood damaged basement. They let me know up front what the costs would be to repair. They were very professional and finished in a timely manner.”

Wendell P. – Country Club Hills 2015

“The wind damage to my roof was repaired within 2 days of my calling Del Mar. Excellent company to do business with!”


Timely Support

Whether your loss is big or small, we will do our best to meet your deadlines and get you back home.

Innovative Ideas

We have amazing creative interior designers that focus on a traditional, contemporary, or modern design style.

Advanced Technology

We use the latest tools in advanced estimating software to ensure industry setting competitive pricing to our customers.


Clear Communication

A construction professional that communicates with you can make a huge difference in getting you back home quickly.

Del Mar’s Story

Del Mar Builders specializes in Damage Restoration and Custom Home Design.  When a family experiences a devasting loss such as a house fire, it is our mission to not just restore property but to restore lives!

“In the building profession, the incalculable value of human life demands nothing less than the highest moral considerations.”

Leadership guides employees at Del Mar toward a social responsibility – helping others who’ve experienced an emotional loss.  Top priorities at Del Mar Builders are the needs of our customers, without your complete satisfaction we do not exist!

Our company’s foundation is built on trust.  Don Hudek founded Del Mar Builders 36 years ago.  The story of Del Mar Builders is an interesting one.  Before the company focused on Damage Restoration, Don owned a dry cleaning service.  He built relationships with the community by cleaning their clothes.  The ultimate customer service business!  Clothes represent how one carries him or herself.  Don’s customers trusted him on moral ethics; that he’d provide personal exceptional quality service in a timely manner.  In 1980, Don Hudek started taking care of people at a whole new level.

Del Mar became a Fire and Damage Restoration Company. The new company’s moral ground copied Don’s ethical values; building relationships, earning the customer’s trust and providing exceptional service on a timely basis. The motif of family and treating customers like family carried over to the construction site.

“A job is not done until the customer is satisfied!”

Don passed away in 2013 and left the business to his son, Mike Hudek.  Mike had now experienced two losses in a very short time, the death of his father and the death of his sister.  In times of loss it’s natural to give up, yet Mike’s family values to persevere through loss molded Del Mar’s mission to help others in need.

“To gain trust, we must be believable so that another will have confidence in our ability to keep our word, do our part, and follow through on expectations set.”

A quick response team, accurate estimates, professional craftsmanship and our word makes Del Mar a leader in Fire, Water and Wind Restoration.

Del Mar Builders has become a preferred contractor by insurance companies!  Why is that?  Because we have proven our ability to supply their clients with exceptional customer service. When a homeowner hires us, the client has our whole company working for them.  Systems and procedures have been set into place so that each employee at Del Mar is familiar with each homeowner’s personal restoration needs.  Also, we just don’t have general estimators, each Del Mar inspector is an expert at their field!  Supplied with industry leading estimating software technology our inspectors provide consistent, timely and accurate estimates.  This speeds up the recovery process!  A personal project manager is assigned to each homeowner to guide them through the recovery process, keeping them up to date with building styles and the latest material trends.  Our estimators and project managers will work together with your Insurance company to make sure you gain back what you’ve lost.  We look out for you!

Industry awards and peer recognition is nice, yet what drives Del Mar Builders is each employee’s personal ethical values.  That is what unites our company! We add compassion to each family’s loss and guarantee that we will deliver and follow through – exceeding each homeowner’s expectations.  At the end of the day we at Del Mar each feel good that we have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional customer service.  Who are we unless we care for others?  We do whatever it takes.  Why?  Because we care!

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A Trusted Insurance Recommended Contractor!


Insurance Tips

What should my first steps be?

If your home has been damaged or destroyed, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by the loss and by the repair, replace and recovery process that lies ahead. If your property was insured, that insurance policy is the best vehicle to get you back home. If this is your first experience with a large insurance claim, recognize that it’s basically a business negotiation.

When it comes to insurance lingo, laws and construction estimating…you’re not on a level playing field with the experienced insurance company. But although you may be unfamiliar with your policy and the process in general, there are laws and rules that give you rights. Use them to negotiate and recover the full benefits you’re entitled to under the policy you paid for.

Our goal is to help you understand the process and your rights so you can be your own best advocate and know where and how to get help if you need it.

Start by reading your policy’s “declarations page”. It shows how your policy is divided into coverage categories: Dwelling (“Coverage A”), Other Structures (“Coverage B”), Personal Property (“Coverage C”), Loss of Use/Additional Living Expenses (“Coverage D”), as well as other categories such as liability and medical payments. You may also have additional “Endorsements” or extras that may be listed on your declaration page.

Do your best to read your policy over and over until you have a basic understanding of what’s in it. If you don’t have a complete and current copy, ask for one (in writing) and make sure you and the company adjuster are working off the same document. There’s math involved in figuring out how much you’re entitled to for dwelling replacement , debris removal, trees and building code compliance. If you rely only on the company adjuster to calculate your losses, you may leave money on the table. Consider filing a Request for Assistance with the State Department of insurance and/or hiring an experienced and reputable policyholder lawyer or public adjuster to help you.

How can I get a fair claim settlement?

If you’re like most people, your home is your biggest asset. Insurance companies often read their policies with a bias that is too much in their own favor. Don’t accept an insurance company’s calculation of what they owe on your claim without getting other opinions.

You paid good money for insurance benefits and good claim service. Do your best to settle your claim directly with your adjuster/insurer. Try getting help from elected officials, case managers and government agencies. But if you run out of energy or time, or feel you’re over your head, hire qualified professional help. Depending on your particular situation, a construction professional, policyholder attorney or a reputable public adjuster can make a huge difference in getting you back home without further delays and aggravation. But always be careful before hiring anyone or signing contracts. Scam artists prey on disaster victims.

What are the most common post-disaster insurance problems?
  • Not having enough coverage (“underinsured”)
  • Delays
  • Confusion over what’s covered and what’s not
  • “Lowball” estimates and settlement offers
  • The adjuster assigned to the claim is unpleasant or hard to work with
  • Differences of opinion over scopes and values of losses
The insurance company pricing guidelines don't match what local contractors are charging?

Computers don’t repair and build homes…licensed contractors do. Your insurance company owes you for what an experienced and reputable contractor would charge you to do the required work to put your home back to its pre-loss condition. Insurance companies use guideline pricing and “Xactimate” (computerized home replacement cost estimating software) to predict how much materials and labor should cost. But an estimate prepared by a qualified local, licensed and bonded contractor who has visited the loss site and reviewed information about the pre-loss structure is generally the most reliable basis for a claim settlement.



    Just as certified accountants project a higher level of competency in their fields, and just as members of the American Medical Association set themselves apart through training and comprehensive examination – IICRC certification helps to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry’s most skilled and dedicated technicians and businesses.

  • HAAG Certified Inspector

    In the roofing and insurance industries being HAAG certified carries tremendous weight. Other unlicensed roofers lack the skills and knowledge a HAAG Certified Inspector has gained by passing courses developed and taught by practicing forensic engineers.

  • EPA Certified

    Your HVAC system is responsible for close to 50% of your energy bills. Receiving service from an EPA certified technician means making sure it performs at its best and in a way that keeps costs under control. More than that, certified technicians are skilled professionals you can rely on no matter the nature of the problems your HVAC may be experiencing.


  • Better Business Bureau

    Del Mar Builders is an A+ BBB Accredited Company. The BBB helps you find companies you can trust!

  • Contractor Connection

    DMB is a leader of a credentialed network of more than 4,800 contractors specializing in emergency response, general repairs, disaster restoration, and all manner of general residential and commercial restoration work, backed by a 3 year contractor workmanship warranty.

  • ABOMA – The Apartment Building Owners and Managers Association
    ABOMA represents over 600 High-Rise and Walk-Up residential buildings located in the Chicago Area, containing over 400,000 units with over 600,000 owners and residences. Along with ABOMA, DMB facilitates the exchange of ideas regarding the design, construction and restoration of apartments, condominiums and high-rise residential buildings.

  • RIA

    Del Mar is proud to be accepted as a member of an exclusive club of Damage Restoration Companies. The Restoration Industry Association is the oldest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry. RIA promotes the highest ethical standards; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members.

  • Vericlaim

    Vericlaim Repair Solutions has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most trusted names in the insurance restoration industry! As a leader in Damage Restoration it makes sense for Del Mar Builders to team up with Vericlaim!

    Vericlaim Repair Solutions and Del Mar Builders are focused on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost-effective basis.

    Del Mar will provide homeowners many types of commercial and residential services such as water, fire and smoke restoration; construction and remodeling; mold remediation; and roofing, siding and gutter repairs.

    Del Mar and Vericlaim believe that caring counts; taking care of people is at the heart of everything we both do!

  • National Roofing Contractors Association

    Del Mar Builders is proud to be accepted as a new member of the honored National Roofing Contractors Association!

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy.


  • 2018 HBAGC Platinum Key Award  – Excellence in Housing Design
  • 2017 HBAGC Gold Key AwardCommercial Remodel – Olympia Fields Country Club
  • 2017 HBAGC Silver Key AwardCommercial Interior Design – Van Cleef Hair Studio
  • 2017 HBAGC Silver Key AwardCommercial Remodel – Van Cleef Hair Studio
  • 2017 BBBTorch Award Nominee
  • 2016 HBAGC – Gold Key Award Recipient for “Excellence in Housing Design”
  • 2016 Contractor Connection Top Performer – Ranked #3 best managed repair program in response time and estimate delivery
  • 2015 Contractor Connection Top Performer – Ranked #1 managed repair program in response time and estimate delivery
  • 2015 BBB  – No Complaints Award
  • 2013 Contractor Connection “Golden Hammer” Top Performer Award – Del Mar stands out from other restoration companies in regards to customer satisfaction, communication with customers, accuracy of estimates, time efficiency & high quality work

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Expert Designs with Your Vision in Mind

Our Services


Specializing in building custom homes on your lot, we develop the home of your dreams on the land of your dreams. Ranch, Modern, Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary or Custom; let Del Mar build it.


Remodel your kitchen with new appliances, flooring, stylistic lighting and functional cabinetry. Got space? We make space. Enjoy your family table and outdo your neighbors.


Renovate your bathroom with updated vanities, custom designed showers, surprise yourself with a whirlpool tub. Choose your own materials and create that environment that you’ve envisioned. A Del Mar Project Manager can inform you of the newest trends or what’s just cool.


Have an old basement that lacks space and isn’t functional? Let Del Mar help you renovate a once boring room now with class. Stylistic flooring, upgrade in lighting, fresh paint and a unique ceiling design can all add towards a new flow and feel to relax in.


Enjoy the outdoors not just with a lawn, but with a patio or custom deck that screams your personality. Home is where the heart is, why not extend it with a fancy fun deck.


A new roof adds value to your home, it also refreshes it’s look.  Save energy while maintaining a safe home!  A Del Mar Project Manager can answer any of your questions regarding shingle design, upgrade in code and flashings.  Our licensed roofers expertly remove and replace your gutters and siding.


An addition is a major undertaking that involves specialized tradespeople. We create and manage an outstanding team to complete your project. Blending an addition, adding space and selecting materials are all keys to our success, actually your success.


Del Mar can modify your home to better suit your needs including: ramps, wider entry ways, modified showers and other amenities. Let us know how we can better your life.


Renovate your commercial property to suit your needs and to maximize space efficiency. A healthy looking building will increase the value of your business and attract more customers.

Del Mar has expert experience remodeling schools, churches, restaurants, office spaces, sports facilities, shops, apartments and condominiums.

What is your image and branding? Del Mar always plans to minimize business interruption while constructing. A great looking building makes a great impression!

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Accounts Receivable

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Homewood, IL

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We are a restoration company with 40 years of experience restoring and building custom homes.

Phone: 800-298-0900
Fax: 708-898-2296

905 W. 175th Street
Suite 2SW
Homewood, IL 60430

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