"Builders' Showcase" - Residential, commercial projects keep builder busy
Peter Scholl has found a way to stay busy during these recent lean economic years. He remodels and he rebuilds. - Read the Article (PDF)
CL house electrified community when originally built
It is not every day that a contractor gets to remodel a landmark house. Today is the day for Peter Scholl of Scholl Construction in Crystal Lake.
The American Legion built a house in 1929 that was described at the time, as the Model Electric Home.
Modern conveniences of that day included a telephone in the kitchen which made it easier for the cook to "give the order to the grocer." Although electricity was beyond its late 19th Century infancy, not all households in the United States were plugged in. - Read the Article (PDF)
Avoid Problems by Hiring Reputable Contractors
A mistake in a computer program is fairly easy to correct. Simple hit the "undo" button and the problem is fixed.
When it comes to remodeling projects that have gone awry, the solution is not so simple. Whether a kitchen renovation, bathroom upgrade, new addition, basement facelift or some other remodel, if the job isn't completed to your satisfaction, the results can be costly and the regrest plentiful. - Read the Article (PDF)
Scholl Construction Makes the List - Largest Remodeling & Home Improvement Companies & Franchisors
Remodeling sales in the U.S. peaked in 2007, then experienced a double-digit decline, bottoming out in the middle of 2010, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Hardest hit were full-service remodelers, especially those offering design/build services. The effect of the recession, Joint Center senior fellow Kermit Baker says, was often to make big companies mid-size, midsize companies small, etc.
In a report released earlier this year, the Joint Center predicted a return to modest growth. "The broader housing market has been very resistant to recovery," Baker says, noting that falling home equity, tight credit, and fewer home sales are affecting both new construction and remodeling.
One thing that hasn't changed is the highly fragmented nature of this industry, with (according to the last census) on or around 800,000 contractors involved in home renovation, but comparatively few generating sales of $1 million or more. - Read the Article (PDF)
That's One Big Project; Scholl Builds House of God
Peter Scholl normally is oriented toward earthly matters, such as building singlefamily houses. Such projects are his bread and butter as he is the president of Scholl Construction and wants to keep his staff (eight, including six carpenters) and favorite tradesmen busy.
Scholl is primarily a new-home design-and build business based in Crystal Lake, but it takes on other construction projects as well. Earlier this year, Scholl turned his sights... - Read the Article (PDF)
Couple takes plunge into wetlands, country living
Peter Scholl of Crystal Lake built a custom house near Union for Jim and Debbie Clarkson. Work began
Cold weather could spur interest in fireplaces
Scholl recently built a custom 7,000-square-foot house in Bull Valley with five fireplaces. Four of the five fireplaces were masonry with natural finishes. The fifth was in the master suite. "It was a direct-vent, two-sided fireplace," Scholl said.
Depending on the builder, stone or full-masonry fireplaces can assume a unique look, such as this one installed in a Woodstock house by Peter Scholl Construction Co., Crystal Lake.- Read the Article (PDF)
Several builders forecast busy year ahead
|"We are busy finishing up 2010 projects and we are off to a great start in 2011," Scholl said. "We started framing today (Jan 3.) on a custom, 4,500-square-foot single-family home on five acres in Union, Illinois. And we are beginning work on the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lakewood."- Read the Article (PDF)|
Construction owner gives back to the community
|Northwest Herald "Builders' Showcase" - August 19, 2010 - "Construction company owner gives back to community", Peter Scholl, founder and president of Scholl Construction Co. in Crystal Lake, was persuaded to use company time and personnel on several building projects at Midwest Center for Children's Development in Crystal Lake.by Jerry Kuyper - Read the Article (PDF)|
"Builders' Showcase" spotlights Scholl Construction
|The work for Scholl Construction is on big and small projects, such as a sunroom, pole barn or finishing a basement. But several projects are bigger, such as a house in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood and another project at Delavan, WI. "That one is at Camp Delavan where Pete (Scholl) is building an indoor tennis house with suites above it. When completed, that will be pretty neat."- Read the Article (PDF)|
Scholl Construction restores historical Crystal Lake home
|One of the joys of our business is working with clients to preserve historical homes. We recently completed a beautiful home in Crystal Lake. The office did some research to find out more about this house and we would like to share what we discovered. This home has a history of proud ownership and a commitment and dedication by the present owners to restore the home to the original Leonard home character. - READ MORE|
Contractor stays solvent with remodeling projects
|Northwest Herald "Builder's Showcase" - December 2009 - CRYSTAL LAKE – Peter Scholl prefers to build custom $2 million homes, such as a recently completed private residence in the rural Woodstock area of Bull Valley, but these projects are rarities today. The economic climate does not provide him with a steady clientele of million-dollar, newhome owners. - READ ARTICLE (PDF)|
Custom builder stays busy in poor home-building climate
|Northwest Herald "Builder's Showcase" - October 2009 - In the past 18 months, tract and semi-custom home builders have gone bankrupt. Others in the single- and multifamily construction business have simply packed up their hammers and tools and gone to build a livelihood elsewhere. Bad times in the new-home building industry have been headlines since 2008 and Peter Scholl has read many of the accounts, if not all of them, in his daily newspaper. He is a little baffled as business for him has never been so good. The custom home builder based - READ ARTICLE (PDF)|