What People Are Saying About Designed Stairs

B2B Testimonials

Designed Stairs is real standout and one of our straight "A" specialty craftsmen on all our homes since 2007. What we love about Designed Stairs aside from on time, on point, and on budget is — we can start the design process from any aspect and get exactly what's needed. Sometimes we start with price, other times — unique space or designs constraints, often — it's a "look we have to achieve" that is hard to articulate. Regardless of where we start — we are always thrilled with where and what we end with — wonderful stairs.

John Rogers
Portfolio Properties

Designed Stairs is Chicago's "go to stair company" because of their knowledge, quality and selection. They take you through the entire process which is important given the vast options available. There is nothing they cannot do and they only produce beautiful work. Being a preferred resource for all Chicago's high end builders and interior designers for decades is just another reason I work with no one else.

Michael Abrams
Michael Abrams Interiors

I contacted Designed Stairs regarding a custom stair project for a client. We started off with a vision/picture and Diane quickly provided me with a budget. Designed Stairs came up with a design that aligned with my vision and was far beyond my expectations. Throughout the project Designed Stairs constantly provided me with updates. The father and son install team were two of the nicest guys I have ever worked with. Their professionalism showed in their work! They cleaned up after each day and kept us posted on the progression of the install and were finished before we expected! The job was finished on time and on budget.

The team does beautiful work and I am beyond satisfied and happy I chose them for this project. If you need custom stairs contact Designed Stairs. You will not be disappointed!

Julie Dunfee
Julie Dunfee Designs

Environs Development designs and builds distinctive luxury custom homes. We are a full-service firm with a rare mix of credentials under one roof. The same can be said of Designed stairs. They have true expertise in all aspects of a professional stair firm. They have been a valuable partner sub-contractor with Environs since our start in 1991.

Christopher McKinnis
Environs Development

Designed Stairs has been a valuable resource for our company. They provide expert technical advice at the plan stage and can design one-of-a-kind styles that meet our customers exacting requirements. Their ability to pull all of the details of a high end project together sets them apart from other stair companies.

Lisa Pickell
Orren Pickell Builders

I have been designing a home with a curved staircase. The staircase design was a challenge due to the space available. I needed an expert to understand my requirements and firm up the design. I contacted Designed Stairs, Inc. They were very willing to discuss my project and offer expert advice. I contracted with DSI to complete a design layout. They were very thorough and quickly provided me with the design that I needed. The expertise that DSI added to my project was invaluable. They were very professional and willing to help me make it right. I would highly recommend DSI to anyone needing assistance with staircase design and fabrication.

Rick Haddock
New York

Just wanted to let you know what a great company Designed Stairs is! You are my favorite trade to work with. Everyone involved with our last two projects are just the best. Dave, Greg, Jim, Wes are all so professional. Thanks for two superior jobs!

Clisby Jarrard
Jarrard Remodeling Inc.

Designed Stairs has everything I need to be able to do stair remodels seamlessly and efficiently. They are a "one-stop shop" for my clients and me. I can send clients to visit their website to select styles or visit their showroom to see actual stair parts. My Designed Stairs Rep will help with design if needed. I can also get technical advice and detailed drawings — both of which make planning jobs at the front end so much more accurate and easier.

In the end, my time at the jobsite is shortened because of my business relationship with Designed Stairs. The parts are delivered and accurate, and of course top quality. My clients are always more than satisfied with the completed project. This is why I consider our relationship more like a partnership between our companies.

Mike Fox
M Fox Carpentry & Remodeling, LLC

Homeowners and End User Testimonials

I wanted to thank everyone for the fabulous job on my stair. The installers were outstanding and the whole process of the stair was great. It was the only thing in my remodel project that went off without a hitch.

St. Charles (remodel)

I could not be happier with Designed Stairs. You were the best to work with and made the process so easy. Everyone was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I cannot say enough about Designed Stairs and I recommend Designed Stairs to anyone needing stairs or rails.

Homer Glen (new construction)

There is nothing about Heartland Bench & Pew that I would not highly recommend. From design to installation, their care for us was remarkable and their workmanship was impeccable.

Rev Michael Morelli
Mendota First United Methodist Church

After having several stair companies attempt to stabilize the railing, I contacted Designed Stairs. They came in with a completely different approach and seemed to understand the problem right away. I could tell that they fully understood the staircase. The newels they made look like they are part of the original rail and the railing is solid for the first time that anyone can remember. The designers and installers were great to work with; I should have called them first!"

Dave Smith
Facilities & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Wilder Mansion Elmhurst Park District

We love our stairs! They make the whole house! The installer was great; he sure knows his craft! Thank you so much!

Prospect Heights (new construction)

Our tour of your shop was a treat for US!!! Seriously, this surpassed my expectations of how much fun it would be, not only to see the whole process, but to see OUR stairs and balusters being built. It was really special and the kids LOVED signing the back of the stairs. What a great idea! And, the staircase is gorgeous! Thank you for taking so much time out of your day to show us around. You all deserve your great reputation.

Julie (and sons)
Chicago (new construction)