Renovation & Remodeling Projects

Renovation & Remodeling Projects

Chicago Renovation & Remodeling Projects

Duffy Renovation & Remodeling Projects

Since its conception, Joseph J. Duffy Co. has performed all types of construction both NEW & RENOVATION projects. Here is a sampling of buildings, both current and previous, covering a variety of projects both large and small.

Marycrest Village

Client: Marycrest VOA Affordable Housing Limited Partnership

Marycrest Village of Joliet is operated by the Volunteers of America as a SENIORS community, providing 56 one-bedroom units. Duffy completely renovated this three-story, 39,600 SF facility while it was occupied scheduling and relocating residents with as little inconvenience as possible for the tenants. Work included new windows, siding, roofing, kitchens-bathrooms, HVAC equipment, fire suppression system and emergency back-up generator, and many more improvements such as small additions for a wellness center, a community room, and canopy entrance.

Ekstam Assisted Living

Client: Ekstam Assisted Living

This project, designed by BLDD Architects, will increase Ekstam’s capability of providing care for residents living with dementia and their care givers in the 62 Assisted Living apartments with a household type layout that encompass this area. Also, many aspects of the interior décor were outdated and in need of replacement with updated features for the current and anticipated resident population and are a part of this project.


In addition the previous Ekstam ‘main entry’ is located at the town center and is not easily located by visitors. This has caused confusion for many visitors, so a new entrance has been created to more clearly serve this facility.

Mayslake Center II Apartments

Client: Mayslake Village

Mayslake Village Center Building, a 1970's six story precast apartment building, which currently consists of 150 studio and one-bedroom units, will be completely remodeled into 100 one bedroom units. Since this is a precast building, great care and consideration is being given to the best means and methods of how this combination of units should be accomplished. Further upgrades will consist of new windows, HVAC, electrical, plumbing systems, roof, new interior finishes and modernization of the elevators. OKW Architects, who have designed several of the other buildings that J.J. Duffy has built on this campus, are the Architects.

Franciscan Sister of Chicago Our Lady of Victory Convent First Floor Renovation

Client: Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

Joseph J. Duffy Company has completed the renovation and conversion of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago’s (FSCSC) Our Lady of Victory Convent’s first floor, where they converted 34 assisted living units for the elderly from regular living units. Changes included installing transfer showers, which allow residents to transfer from their wheelchairs to a seat in the shower. Also, each unit received new kitchenettes, including millwork quality cabinets, counters, small refrigerators and microwaves. To accommodate these units some community and serving areas were changed, including adding a concierge desk to the area, as well as full kitchens in two community areas, salon and health spa areas. We are continuing to work on the new administrative office building for the FSCSC as well.

22 Story Hi-Rise Apartment South Point Tower:

Client: Englewood Terrace Limited

Major renovation of a 303 apartment tower of 22 stories consisting of new kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing risers and electrical upgrades. Also included in this work are new elevators, corridor upgrading with new flooring, lighting and painting, a new roof and concrete restoration on the exterior.

Bettendorf Place

Client: Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House Chicago

24 SRO's provide permanent supportive housing for low-income, homeless individuals with disabilities. 15,000 SF. Worn Jerabek Architects, PC.

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

Client: Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

Duffy has built a new entrance, landscaping and parking, installed a 60 HZ emergency generation for the entire Home, reconfiguration and remodeling of residences rooms, bathrooms, corridors, and HVAC, Electrical and public areas.

Mayslake Green Retrofit Renovation

Client: Mayslake Village

Under the HUD Green Retrofit Program Joseph J. Duffy renovated 149 units consisting of all new kitchens, bathrooms with new cabinets, vanity/counter tops & sinks, plumbing & lighting. We also replaced all unit entry doors and floor coverings and new painting. The HVAC upgrades included programmable thermostats and new make-up air and roof top A/C for the public areas.