2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Early Times Home Solutions

7th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"The primary goal of Early Times Home Solutions is to provide the best possible customer service and exceed our customers' expectations. Every possible effort to provide superior service is made from the moment you schedule an appointment to the completion of the work."

Mel Kahn | President

Areas Served:

North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

  • Services Offered
    Early Times' masons provide quality masonry restoration, including but not limited to rebuilding and tuck-pointing chimneys and other brick and stone structures; interior and exterior custom cultured stone installation; firebox rebuilding and tuck-pointing; sealing and replacement of flashing; and application of water repellent to masonry structures.
  • Services Not Offered
    Early Times does not do stucco, foundation work, or brick patio pavers.
  • Warranty
    The company offers job-specific warranties.
  • Company History
    Early Times has served Chicagoland six days a week, twelve months a year, since 1985.
  • Employee Information
    All masons drive marked vehicles and wear uniforms. Employees undergo background checks and drug testing. The company does not use any subcontractors.

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 693 homeowner reviews:


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It was an awesome job. They were neat. They were respectful. They did a really great job. They cleaned up after themselves. It couldn't have been better. They did some tuck-pointing and stuff on the house, and then they rebuilt the whole chimney. They're A+.
Early Times did the job. They were punctual. They cleaned up their mess, and that's always good stuff. We did some tuck-pointing and removed some brick. I would give them an A grade.
Early Times is professional. They did what was supposed to be done, and they left it pretty clean. There were some cracks in between the mortar joints due to the blast we experienced in the area there. It was mostly the cracks and a few bricks that were chipped that they had to replace due to the blast. My insurance company suggested Early Times. On the work done, I'd rate them as an A.
Early Times came when they said they would and got it all done in one day. It looks good. They tuck-pointed the chimney. They get an A grade from me.
I've had Early Times for a lot of years here, and I've never had any problems with them. They've always been courteous and knowledgeable. It's always been masonry that they do and chimney repair. The last time it was a chimney repair for me. Basically, I needed some chimney work here on my fireplace, and I called three people. One person wouldn't even go up on the ladder to check it out. The other person went up on the ladder, came back down, and said that I should go to the home improvement store, get some cement, and tuck-point it myself. The gentleman from Early Times that came knew I had a bigger problem than what was going on. He stuck his head down in the chimney and took a picture of the problem area. I knew there was something wrong. It was a crack in the masonry. He came back out and said, 'This is your problem, and this is what we're going to do for you.' I said, 'Well, that's what it sounds like, so let's get it done.'
Early Times were able to find matching brick that we needed. That was a good thing. They made it easy to take care of the payment over the phone. They did a new chimney for me. I'd give them an A.
Early Times was excellent. The guys who did the work were knowledgeable and friendly, and they cleaned up everything afterward. They did some masonry on the chimney and some tuck-pointing. I expect a lot, and they were phenomenal.
It was an awesome job. They were neat and respectful, they did a really great job, and they cleaned up after themselves. It couldn't have been better. They did some tuck-pointing on the house, and they rebuilt the whole chimney. They're A+.
Early Times did the chimney tuck-pointing, and they did a nice job. They were done by the end of the day, and they were very careful not to dirty the place up. We tried the fireplace out, and it works, so we're very happy with them.
Early Times came when they said they would. They got the tuck-pointing done in one day, and it looks good. They get an A.

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