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Our Company

A-1 Contractors business philosophy is simple, customer satisfaction through the best-built hardscape project. This philosophy is what separates us from the competition. A-1 Contractors, Inc. is a leader in the hardscape industry and has grown over the last 21 years to become the North Shores’ premier installer of brick pavers, natural stone, and concrete in the commercial and residential market. Our accomplishments have made us known as the most thorough and reliable hardscape contractor in the area. Our supervisory employees have an average of 8 to 10 years experience. All our employees are well trained, diligent, and motivated. Craftsmanship, a strict compliance to manufactures installation specifications, and attention to detail are core principles to our employees. They recognize that every project is a reflection of their abilities and A-1’s image in the industry.

A-1 Contractors will establish a meeting for you with one of our professional sales staff. They will assist in the design of your project or work with an existing plan or idea you might have. From there a free estimate will be prepared, accompanied with an explanation of the installation process. From design to completion of construction you can be rest assured that A-1 Contractors will deliver a project of the utmost professionalism, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

A-1 has grown steadily over the past 21 years and customer referrals have been the key to our success. 95% of our business is built on customer referrals. We believe the strongest sales tool a company can have is “happy customers” and because of that fact, A-1 has committed itself to keeping in step with advances in technology and innovation in the hardscape industry. This kind of commitment insures continued customer satisfaction and A-1’s future success…

…as we always say, “nothing sells better than a happy customer.”


Dan Egan established A-1 Contractors in 1989. With hard work and dedication, Dan built a solid business model on quality work and customer satisfaction. A-1 began as a small, one truck landscape maintenance business in Morton Grove. After a few years, Dan expanded his services to include concrete work for residential driveways, patios, and walks. With this new expansion came a move to a larger shop facility in Des Plaines and a sales office in Glenview. Over time, the concrete portion of the business became so successful that Dan moved away from landscape maintenance and expanded the concrete work to include brick paving and natural stone. Again, adding new services expanded the business, which required a move to a new facility which would allow A-1 to remain organized and well equipped to better serve our customers. In 2006, we moved to our current location in the Village of Wheeling. The move has been great for our companies’ productivity and employee moral. We now have one central location which allows us to better serve, promote, and educate our customers about the hardscape industry throughout the Chicagoland area. We are proud to be a new member of the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce and would like to help the village prosper and maintain its wonderful image as the “Community of Choice” now and in the future.

Commercial Projects

Lake Point Towers, Chicago, IL
     Flagstone Walks (Roof-Top Park)

University of Chicago, IL
     Natural Stone Planters and Benches

The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
     Upper and Lower Terraces

Village of Northbrook, IL
     Streetscape Program, Phases I & II

Northbrook Park District, IL – Anetsberger Park
     Granite Gravel Paths
     Fishing Stations
     Stream Beds
     Retaining Walls

Glencoe Public Library, Glencoe, IL
     Terraces, Walks, Steps, Walls

Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL
     Outcropping Stones for Ponds/Reservoirs

Marriott Suites, Rosemont, IL
     Planter Walls

Marriott Schaumburg, IL
     Retaining Walls
     Brick Paver Entrance

Conner Park, Chicago, IL
     Pre-cast Curbs
     Brick Paving

Village of Skokie, IL
     Streetscape Project

Oasis Park (Niles Park District) Niles, IL
     Concrete Flatwork

St. Charles High School
     Entrance Monument

Glenbrook Hospital
     Exposed Aggregate Concrete Walks and Planter Walls

O’Hare Plaza/Jones Lange LaSalle
     Pedestal Terrace

Holy Angels Church, Aurora, IL
     Retaining Walls

House Beautiful, Winnetka, IL
     Steps, Walks, Patio, Walls, Planters

Certification, Awards and Recognition 

Unilock Industries 

     Authorized Contractor, ​1992 to the present

     Outstanding Sales Performance, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
      2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

     Awards of Excellence

          1998, Most Detailed Workmanship Award
          2009, Best Permeable Paver Installation

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Award

     2001, Silver Award Winner, Bagley Residence, Lake Forest, IL

Member of the Better Business Bureau

     Accredited Business since 2005
     “Complaint Free” 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association



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Customer Refferals
“I have worked with many contractors on different home projects and your company is at the top because of your professionalism and promptness.”

Kathy Johnson
​Northbrook, IL

"Although we shopped several local companies to determine who would perform this work for us, I found comfort in our decision to use A-1 Contractors.”

"When friends and family see the patio that has replaced our wood deck in the backyard, they can’t believe the quality of the work and how it complements the overall appearance of our home.”

Christopher D. Piazzi
Libertyville, IL
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