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the Best General Contractors in Chicago

Trust in our expert support and $50,000 in financial protection

Get a curated list of licensed general contractors local to you

There is no fee for our services

Sweeten is a unique all-in-one platform that empowers homeowners to renovate fearlessly. We match 3-5 rigorously vetted general contractors to each project. We offer support and advice from start to finish, along with intuitive online tools and up to $50,000 in renovation financial protection - at no cost to you. 


Sweeten was founded in 2011 by trained architects with decades of construction experience. We’ve performed thousands of successful renovations in the Northeast, and have now built a network of the most skilled and reliable contractors in the Chicagoland area.

Sweeten is free and simple to use 

Tell us about the home renovation you’re planning and we’ll match you with the right general contractors for your project.

1. Post your project

We’ll send you a personalized  shortlist of contractors matched with your project; you can browse past work, read reviews, and get introduced to your favorites.

2. Meet your matches

After meeting contractors and receiving estimates, hire your favorite and get started. Sweeten will be there to help throughout the process.

3. Start renovating

The Sweeten Contractor Difference

We understand what makes a renovation go smoothly, whether you're gut-renovating an older home or updating a modern high-rise.

Founded by Industry Experts

Personalized Contractor Matches

We've scouted thousands of options to find a selection of vetted, insured, talented contractors who fit—and want—your project.

We review your bids with you in a line-by-line comparison. Ready to hire a Sweeten contractor? You can use our safe and reliable contracting and payment platform to complete the transaction.

Clear Cost Comparison & Secure Payments

We check in to make sure the project is progressing as planned.

Project Support From Start to Finish

Our Chicago Renovation Expertise Includes

Chicago Home Renovation

Chicago House Remodeling

Chicago Apartment Remodeling
Chicago Condo Remodeling
Chicago Co-op Remodeling
Chicago Duplex Remodeling

Mobile Home Remodeling

Chicago Bungalow Renovations

Chicago Landmark Building Restoration

Chicago Loft Remodeling

Chicago New Construction

Chicago Townhouse Remodeling

Chicago Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeled Bathrooms in Chicago

Chicago Living Room Renovations

Chicago Bedrooms Remodeling

Chicago Nursery Renovations

Chicago Home Addition Construction

Chicago Wood Flooring Refinishing

Chicago Basement Renovations

Chicago Outdoor Living Spaces

Chicago Exterior Renovations

Chicago Gut Renovations

Chicago Exterior Home Renovations

Chicago Historic Restoration

Chicago Sustainable Building

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"Sweeten takes direct aim at the universally infuriating process of finding a great contractor."

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