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Troy Pavelka is an award-winning licensed architect who directs Normandy Remodeling’s Design staff to ensure aesthetic sensitivity and function. With Normandy Remodeling since 2002, he was promoted to Design Manager in 2008, Director of Design in 2018, and Executive Vice President in 2022.
Having received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Troy exhibits a passion for architecture and a strong focus on design. He is also well versed in environmentally-sensitive construction and tries to integrate that knowledge into each of his projects.
He recently completed an extensive renovation on his own vintage home which provided him with the customers’ perspective. He resides in La Grange with his wife Trish and their three boys, Tate, Henry and Graham.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward your remodel, we can set up a time to talk about your project. We’ll discuss wants, needs, and concerns while starting to develop a plan just for you.Schedule A Conversation
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"We have worked with Normandy on projects since 2008, and recommend them to our friends and neighbors, as we are...see more
“We have worked with Normandy on projects since 2008, and recommend them to our friends and neighbors, as we are so pleased with their concepts, ideas, workmanship, communication, and overall relationship. Having talked to various other companies before selecting Normandy, we are confident that they are the best.”
"We just finished our second project with Normandy Remodeling. Our first was a mudroom and garage addition. Our second was...see more
“We just finished our second project with Normandy Remodeling. Our first was a mudroom and garage addition. Our second was a complete remodel of our master bathroom. Both experiences were incredible. From designing the space with architect Troy, to selecting our materials with our designer Becca and the daily interactions with our foreman Mike, working with Normandy Builders was seamless and professional. We were in constant contact with our team and Mike would email us a daily update to let us know what work had been completed that day and what to expect the next day. It was just a pleasure to work with professionals who were also dedicated to making our experience a positive one. We LOVE our new bathroom and will certainly use Normandy again!”
“Troy has been working on our home projects since he was a rookie architect. Now he’s the director of design and still took the time to come out and help me set up the replacement of 5 windows, a somewhat small project. Comparable to having the CEO of Ford come over to change your oil. He said to do it correctly would require 3 trades, it did. He said it would would be pricey, it was. They look great and seal like bulkheads when they are closed. Installed in time before winter, no more drafts in the house. Very pleased and remember, when it comes to home improvement the cheapest thing your ever buy is usually the most expensive thing you will ever own.”
"We were nervous going into our kitchen remodel and addition, but Normandy eased all our worries. They delivered in everything...see more
“We were nervous going into our kitchen remodel and addition, but Normandy eased all our worries. They delivered in everything they promised and really made us feel comfortable with all the decisions we needed to make. Troy Pavelka in particular was very patient and attentive with us. Our project manager Brian communicated with us on a daily basis and made living under construction with two kids bearable! We are grateful to them both and would us then again in a heartbeat!”
"Our house is a 1928 English tutor with a bathroom on the second floor and a half bath in the...see more
“Our house is a 1928 English tutor with a bathroom on the second floor and a half bath in the basement. I’d always dreamed of having a bathroom on the first floor. Finally this past year, we decided to explore this option. After speaking with Troy and Alex from Normandy, who were very knowledgeable and perceptive about our needs; we decided to move forward with the addition of a first floor bathroom addition. I can’t say enough about our rapport with Troy and Alex. They were very considerate and courteous as well as experienced in their fields of home additions and design and all the mechanics and logistics that go along with this major undertaking. Everything they promised, they fulfilled. I felt completely safe with our decision to contract Normandy with this major decision.
Along with Shawn, our project superintendent, they took care of everything from planning, implementation and coordination of small details to major decisions; keeping us abreast and well informed of the process the entire time. Shawn communicated with us daily, via email, to inform us of each task and forthcoming undertaking.
Normandy has made our dream a reality. Our first floor bathroom addition is perfect. It was designed to complement our 1928 home beautifully. It looks and feels as though it was part of the original home, from the inside as well as from the exterior. I don’t know what the best part of this entire experience has been: the beautiful outcome or the process in which I could trust Troy, Alex and Shawn. They were dependable, meticulous with detail, attentive to our needs and conscientious. Thank you Normandy!”
"We thought about home a remodel/addition for our home for a long time and talked to a lot of people....see more
“We thought about home a remodel/addition for our home for a long time and talked to a lot of people. It wasn’t until we reached out to Normandy, though, that we finally were able to feel comfortable with the project and get excited about investing in our home. From the first time we met with our architect Troy Pavelka and designer Ashley Noethe through the end of the project, we always knew we were in good hands. Troy and Ashley helped put on paper the perfect plan for the type of changes that we wanted and needed for our house. Once it began, the project was very well managed, with all aspects of it kept on time and all of the work professionally done. We always knew, too, that we would get any calls or questions answered right away.
The pros at Normandy are talented, attentive, professional and an overall joy to work with; I highly recommend this company.”
"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 recently completed a large addition project with Normandy and I honestly can't say enough good things about them. The...see more
“We recently completed a large addition project with Normandy and I honestly can’t say enough good things about them. The entire process from design concept through construction to the final touches was seamless. We had never undertaken a project of this size and scope and needed a resource that could oversee the whole process including working with our Village to secure the necessary permit approvals. Having everything “under one roof” was incredibly helpful and made the process easy and low stress. The team we worked with was extraordinary and completely dedicated to the job – highly experienced, super responsive, trustworthy and genuinely good people (specifically, Al Lovas, Troy Pavelka and Kathyrn O’Donovan). I would recommend Normandy to anyone looking to do a remodel or addition of any size.. they’ll certainly be the first people we call for our next project!”
“Troy Pavelka and Lisa McManus were innovative and professional. They did an excellent job with our kitchen design and cabinet purchase. They understood our style, helped us take some risks that turned out beautifully and created a timeless and functional kitchen.”