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Normandy Designer Jeremy Paris brings his architectural background and keen eye for detail to every project he undertakes. He approaches each renovation as a collaborative experience with his client, striving to make his designs feel intuitive and innately comfortable. Jeremy takes pride in his ability to discover the hidden potential in every home, whether it is through an exterior facelift, an interior renovation, or a new addition.
Jeremy earned his Masters of Architecture Degree from the University of Illinois, and has worked in both commercial and residential design build environments. Long before his formal education began, however, his curiosity for how things work led him to rebuilding car engines, assembling computers, and building furniture. This inclination for a hands-on approach helps him create striking designs grounded in real-world considerations, giving his clients customized remodeling solutions that are easily transformed from concept
Jeremy and his wife currently live in the Southwest Suburbs where they are raising their three children. In his free time, Jeremy can be found coaching and cheering on his children at their various sporting events, building furniture for friends & family in his garage, or out for a run along the Old Plank Trail.
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"Normandy Builders finished a master bedroom renovation which I started 25 years prior and due to the scope of the...see more
“Normandy Builders finished a master bedroom renovation which I started 25 years prior and due to the scope of the project, was unable to complete on my own. And they did all of this DURING THE PANDEMIC, while supply chains and labor shortages were disrupting many renovation projects from lesser companies. Architect Jeremy Paris and designer Liz Reifschneider presented many design concepts that I did not even originally consider; all of this was done using Zoom (Remember: the pandemic!). They have access to contractors that have the same expectations that I have and for this reason, I feel completely confident that any project they are involved with will delight their client.”
"We are so happy with our home addition/renovation project that Normandy completed. They ensured the project ran smoothly, daily communication...see more
“We are so happy with our home addition/renovation project that Normandy completed. They ensured the project ran smoothly, daily communication and high quality work. We would highly recommend them to anyone!”
"Everyone was very pleasant and professional. All questions were answered and taken care of . Really enjoyed the daily email...see more
“Everyone was very pleasant and professional. All questions were answered and taken care of . Really enjoyed the daily email updates. We will definately recommend Normandy to any one. We have had many compliments on our porch project. Very pleased how it turned out. thank you.”
"We could not be more thrilled without our kitchen and back porch renovation. Normandy worked diligently with us to design...see more
“We could not be more thrilled without our kitchen and back porch renovation. Normandy worked diligently with us to design our dream and show us the possibilities. We felt confident that we were getting an honest quote and knew exactly where our wishes were going to increase the estimate. There were no surprises. Everyone from my initial meeting with Becca and Jeremy, our supervisor Chris, through all the subs were great. We were continually amazed at the level of craftsmanship put into our space. I would absolutely recommend Normandy.”
"The Design/Build concept was exactly what we needed in order to make a very difficult space work. Our project consisted...see more
“The Design/Build concept was exactly what we needed in order to make a very difficult space work. Our project consisted of converting an attic into a master bedroom suite, complete with an upscale bathroom. The Architect (Jeremy) and Designer (Liz) made this unusual space work, regardless of all the angles dictated by the roofline. They introduced design concepts that we had not considered. Project Manager Brian made sure that the punchlist was minimal at completion, by actively identifying and resolving problems during the construction process. Large remodeling projects can generate significant anxiety and are naturally disruptive. Normandy Remodeling understands these concerns. They did, in my opinion, give us the best chance for a positive outcome for our project and exceeded our expectations.”
We worked with Jeremy Paris on the new design of our front porch and Jim Leslie was our project manager. Both were amazing! Our permit process took longer than any of us expected because of the city dragging their feet so the weather was a bit colder than anyone expected since we had snow by Halloween but that did stop the Normandy Team from getting their work done! They were amazing and worked through just about anything! I could not believe how they managed to get the porch addition to look like it was original to the house. They even hot the siding to match! We could not be happier and recommend Normandy and our Team to anyone that will listen. If you’re looking to do work to your home, whether it’s on the inside or the outside you’re in great hands with Normandy. “PS – remember you pay for what you get and amazing quality comes with Normandy’s price tag. It’s more than fair.”
"We underwent a full kitchen remodel which including a major structural event of removing a common wall between the original...see more
“We underwent a full kitchen remodel which including a major structural event of removing a common wall between the original kitchen and dining room so as to create a large common area. Our architectural designer, Jeremy Paris, and our project supervisor, Mike Karnas, were outstanding from beginning to end. Their help and support made the inconvenience of a major project tolerable, and the end result was well worth the wait.”
“We had a great experience in working with Jeremy Paris on the design and concept consultation for an addition and remodel to our home. Jeremy was the most professional that had a great sense of what we were looking for within our project. He also came up with some creative ideas and solutions for spaces and or areas that we had not thought of. Normandy all around was very professional and made the whole process very easy.”
“My wife and I worked with Jeremy Paris to develop a design for our basement remodel. We were both very impressed by his professionalism, and attention to detail. Jeremy did a great job incorporating our taste with a creative vision for an underutilized space. Highly recommend!”
“We were thrilled with the entire process – from first meeting our detailed architectural designer, Jeremy, and beginning to plan our home addition to the final steps in working with our amazing site supervisor, Tyler. Everyone was very professional and most concerned with our wishes, especially starting a remodel in late Winter. We love our new space and enjoyed working with such a great team that made sure we were happy with each decision along the way. Nearly every day we had contact about what had been completed and what was coming up for the next week or so. Would absolutely recommend and work with Normandy again in the future!”
“I felt that Jeremy did a great job with the plans and when we needed to make changes he did those in a way that still kept the integrity of the original plan. We also appreciated them addressing other issues with the remodeling and keeping cost in line to repair them. We thought Tyler was a great Superintendent, he always got back to us in a timely manner and kept us up to date with all of the scheduling.”
"Just completed a room addition with Normandy remodeling best decision I could have made and you can too professionalism integrity...see more
“Just completed a room addition with Normandy remodeling best decision I could have made and you can too professionalism integrity skilled Tradesmen and competitive pricing nothing they can do to make your dreams come true and if that was not enough you have the advantage of professional designers at your disposal that work with you from inception to completion Jeremy Paris my designer really keyed into my style and what I wanted to design the perfect plan for us within our budget always providing that Personal Touch that I appreciated special shout-out to our superintendent Paul Onderisin who brought our project in 4 weeks ahead of schedule if you want to remodel without fear of disastrous results to have confidence that your money is well spent and you will have no regrets and your Visions will be met if not surpassed run don’t walk and contact Normandy remodelers for any project you have in mind!!!”
"We hired Normandy to conduct a massive project for us in 2018. We added a three story addition to our...see more
“We hired Normandy to conduct a massive project for us in 2018. We added a three story addition to our existing 80 year old Georgian home which we loved. This included a new kitchen, new bedroom, two bathrooms, hardwood floors, new basement, and a washer/dryer relocation.
Normandy was a fantastic coordinator throughout the process, from keeping us informed as we received necessary Village approvals, all the way down to turning a full door into a pocket door towards the end to help with traffic flow. Construction took about 6 months end-to-end, beginning in the harsh January month.
We interviewed a few candidates for our project and went with Normandy because it became apparent that their organizational skills were unmatched by the others. Granted, the project was a little more expensive than other bids, it was worth the cost given that our family needed to live in the existing part of the home throughout the process. You don’t receive a Gantt chart (look it up if you don’t know) often for home construction, but these guys were all over it and stayed with it.
Jeremy Paris and Eric Reiman were our designer and superintendents respectively and I would recommend them to anyone.”
“Jeremy came up with a solution to improve our dining room/kitchen that we had not even thought of, and it turned out great. During construction Eric was on top of everything, and made sure the project went smoothly. Our friends and family are very impressed with the remodel.”
“We worked with Ashley and Jeremy on a full kitchen remodel plus, including walls coming down, walls going up, mudroom, enclosing stairs to a garage, new pantry, half bath and several new windows and doors.
We had a wonderful experience from the quote and initial concept designs through completion. Ashley, Jeremy and Mike (superintendent) were attentive and worked to resolve any issues that came up in an efficient and timely manner. The contractors were all friendly and kept the space clean and safe. The team also coped with our quirkiness and humor! 🙂
The whole remodel turned out beautiful, we love it! Cooking in this kitchen is a dream. Our secret door rocks!
Thank you all!”
"We hired Normandy for a curb appeal overhaul that included the design and construction of a new front porch. Our...see more
“We hired Normandy for a curb appeal overhaul that included the design and construction of a new front porch. Our home has been transformed, our neighbors are complimenting us, and we feel great about the entire experience. We chose Normandy for two primary reasons: 1) They had done two major additions on our home (for a previous owner) and the craftsmanship still stands out today. We wanted to hire a company with a lot of experience that would do the job correctly the first time around, and a company that would stand behind their work. 2) The design created by Jeremy Paris elevated our vision for what was possible with our curb appeal. He transformed a 1950’s ranch into a home that is current and relevant with today’s trends and styles. He understood exactly what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. During the consultative process, he was always cost conscious and went above and beyond to help us make decisions that added value while saving money. We had high expectations when the construction began and Normandy never let us down. We began an outside project in January. Despite adverse weather, the contractors (cement, framing, roofing and carpentry) were all on-time, respectful, never idle, and worked every day until the project was done. We always felt that our project was a priority and we were never waiting on another job to be finished. We had direct and nearly immediate feedback from our superintendent, Brian Preston. He was always on top of things which allows us to stay relaxed throughout the process. He told us what to expect in advance, kept us informed of progress, and addressed all of our concerns. We knew we made the right decision to hire Normandy, but what really convinced us was when the former superintendent and carpenter from our home’s 1990s addition – independently – stopped by to check on our current project. They were exceedingly proud of their work and had no doubt that it would have stood the test of time. They really cared about what they had accomplished many years back as they told us stories about the construction. In today’s world, when contractors rarely return a phone call, it is refreshing to find a company whose contractors are invested for their entire career.”
"Normandy has done quite a bit of work in our neighborhood and we had seen their work firsthand before reaching...see more
“Normandy has done quite a bit of work in our neighborhood and we had seen their work firsthand before reaching out. Troy and Jeremy did a great job redesigning our space from a MONSTER (and very ugly!) master bathroom to a regularly-sized bathroom, good size master bedroom, great closet space and added a 4th bedroom to the house because of the ingenious way they thought outside the box. They moved walls in ways we didn’t know was possible and the result is unbelievable It was impressive to see their ideas on paper and even more impressive to see it for real!
Throughout the work, every contractor they sent was friendly, trust-worthy, hard-working, and proud of their handiwork – as they should be. The attention to detail was top-notch. Our superintendent, Bruce was honest and kept the team on track when we hit a few snags. He was personally committed to making sure we were happy with the project.
We are absolutely thrilled with our new space! Thank you, Normandy!”
“We had the exterior of our home in Glen Ellyn recently remodeled to an Arts and Crafts style exterior. Jeremy did an amazing detailed job on designing and Rick expertly managed the construction. They finished on time, on budget and were collaborative. We are truly so pleased with it all.”