What our customers have to say about
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below to discuss the quality of service provided
by Nu-Concepts, please call us at 847.559.5224
Bonny Scott - Mt. Prospect 4-2013
Nu Concepts Window Co. Sided our home and
garage with James Hardieboard Siding. Installed new
gutters, downspouts, attic vents, garage window, front
door and back storm door.
Our initial contact with Nu-Concepts was through their
website asking for a quote, within hours Ken had replied
to my email and we set up a meeting time to discuss our
concerns. Ken came out listened to our thoughts and
desires, took some pictures and returned approximately a
week later with ideas and pricing. We signed the
contract, put down a deposit and work began a few week
Mauritz and his crew were simply amazing, these guys
worked through the worst of weather...of course we
hadn't had much bad weather until we started our job;
snow, sleet, rain and then the massive melting (imagine
working under the soffits with no gutters). Every day
discussed the job process for that day, came to the door
one day and apologized for going home (it was raining
and miserable--I don't think I would have even attempted
that day) but these guys were very conscience. Every day
our driveway, garage and yard were cleared of debris and
they kept their recyclables (gutters & downspouts) in
one location at the back of our home until ready to haul
away and respected our request to be able to put one car
in the garage in the evening. We of course custom-
ordered a front door and that took several weeks to come
in, and as soon as that was in they came back and
installed, which is gorgeous at this time they took care
of some details that I had noticed that I had wanted
addressed. Mauritz would have come back prior to door
installation if they were pressing, but we felt that we
could wait until the door was installed, which gave us
more time to review the job.
I would definitely recommend this company, I was very
pleased with the contact we had with Ken and how he
addressed each concern, like it was his own home.
Stephanie and Adam Kneisler - Barrington
We recently purchased our new home and felt like
something was missing from the exterior. We had always
admired the curb appeal of our neighbor's house and
learned that Nu-Concepts had completely transformed the
exterior of their home. We reached out to Nu-Concepts
and immediately heard from Ken and shortly after, he
made a house call to give us more information and a
quote regarding constructing a portico.
We were impressed by Ken's enthusiasm for his work and
his passion for his customers and quality, not to
mention the incredible "before and afters" we saw both
on the Nu-Concepts website and driving around to the
many homes Nu-Concepts had done in our area. Within a
few weeks of meeting with Ken, we agreed on the project,
had construction scheduled AND completed! Better yet,
the entire process of working with Nu-Concept was simple
and pain-free, and after remodeling our previous home
from top to bottom, we know how difficult any type of
construction process can be!
And the results are incredible. I feel like we have a
new home - it was EXACTLY what was missing the quality
and detail of the construction has left our visitors
speechless. The portico has transformed our home and is
currently the talk of our entire street!
It is with great pride that I recommend Nu-Concepts to
anyone looking for a company that can provide quality,
awe-inspiring updates to the exterior of their home.
November 2010 Linda Mader - Libertyville, IL.
"Ken the project went beautifully. The crew showed up on
time, and with a crew of 5 guys, did the whole job in
one day. They custom built the portico on site. There
were a few little things I asked them to change, (such
as color of flashing) etc. and they were very
accommodating. Although the company drew a diagram of my
home with the portico beforehand so I could see what it
would look like, the project turned out more beautiful
than I expected. The workmanship, attention to detail
and the quality is evident from the street. Another
bonus I was not expecting....they covered all the wood
parts with aluminum siding material, making it virtually
maintenance free. The whole process was a pleasure and
January 2012 John Shalaby - Wheeling, IL.
"We went with Nu Concepts Windows for our Widows,
Siding, and Patio Door because we felt we can trust them
to do an excellent job. Ken helped us select the right
siding and options to make our house look great. Someone
was always on-site during the job that was able to
answer our questions and ensure superb quality. The
house turned out great and exactly how we envisioned.
Ken was extremely helpful and very responsive through
the entire process. Thanks Nu Concept Windows!"
July ,2010 Betsey Hidaka - Glenview,
“We knew we needed maintenance done on the house but were confused with
all the options, i.e. colors styles, designs on the
market. At the same time, we also wanted to give the
house an extra lift. We were stuck on not knowing how
and what to do to accomplish this objective.
When we met with Ken Polikov of NuConcepts, he included
functionality AND aesthetics into a exterior plan. He
provided a full scale pictorial of the required
maintenance along with some suggestions for visually
optimizing the result. This really helped us to make the
Ken was easy to work with and very responsive to our
needs. We were contacted regularly throughout the
project to ensure everything was going well and follow
up was timely. We appreciated the help in getting us to
where we needed to be and are enjoying the new look. We
are very happy with the outcome.”
January 2010 Ellen Lee – Lake Forest
"Many thanks to Ken Polikov and his amazing team
for their awesome work on my new doors, windows
and portico construction. After experiencing a
nightmare with another vendor who shut their
doors suddenly (taking with them my down
payment). I was referred to Ken by a friend and
he was extremely patient with this rightfully
nervous customer. He took the time and over
communicated with me (in a good way!) during the
entire process. I cannot recommend Nu Concepts
enough - they offer high quality products, with
professional installation, and exceptional customer
service. I definitely found the right provider in the
end. Thanks Ken!
April 16, 2009 Ghida & Scot Neukirch
Arlington Hts, IL.
"Ken, Scot and I want to thank you very much
for the new windows that were contracted for our
home from Nu Concept. We researched several
contractors for the work and your company was
exceptional from the start, and exceeded our
expectations at the conclusion of the job. Your
prompt follow-up, the crews careful and quality
work, and the overall quality of construction
was outstanding! We are very pleased with the
windows and undoubtedly we will be recommending
your company to all our friends and family.
Thank you very much for your time and hard work.
We wish you and Steve continued success!"
July 2011 Tony Ha - Northbrook
“My experience with NuConcepts has been nothing but
positive. Ken Polikov proved himself to be very
professional in all he does. Any questions I had were
addressed immediately and appropriately. The working
crew were also very professional in their work. I am
very pleased with the completed work, and I would highly
NuConcepts to anyone needing new siding.”
February 23, 2009 Suzy Festenstein Arlington Hts,
“Ken Polikov is someone I trust as both an expert in his
industry and a trustworthy client to do business. Ken
listened to our needs and worked within our budget to
help us replace all of the windows/sliders in our home.
He is easy to partner with, the follow-up is always
consistent and would not hesitate to recommend Ken or
his company to others seeking home improvements in this
February 11, 2009 Lindsey Berman - Glenview
IL hired Ken as a General Contractor in 2007 ,
and hired Ken more than once
"Ken and Nu Concepts saved my home. He is not
only a professional and expert in his field but
his work crews were excellent as well. Ken did
work on our house completing windows and a front
door. Our house was transformed and the value of
our home increased immediately. A few months
later Ken also sold us some siding to fix the
appearance of the North side of our house and
once again he proved himself to be a great
salesman and person. He was a gentleman and
trustworthy. I would definitely do work with Nu
Concepts and with Ken again in the future."
Sept. 15, 2011 Paul Hanna - Arlington Hts,
We needed to replace a large foyer window and a
double casement window
- I conducted extensive research of the market regarding
window types, and installation companies and
subsequently met with five companies to discuss their
I was made aware of Nu Concepts by my neighbor as they
had worked with them about four years ago and had a good
experience - they were happy with how the original
installation had gone and more importantly, the windows
and workmanship have held up very well. I met with Ken
and was impressed by his soft-sell approach; he was very
knowledgeable but took time to understand what the
issues were that we faced and what it was that we wanted
to achieve in regard to look, feel and color scheme of
the final installation. Following consideration of the
bid subsequently presented, Ken's presentation of Nu
Concepts' capabilities, as well as the very positive
endorsement of the company by my neighbor, we decided to
engage Nu Concepts for our project. The foreman, John,
made an advance visit to our house to measure and
familiarize himself directly with what the project
entailed. On the day of the installation, he and two
installers arrived on time and proceeded to work
diligently completing the job in one morning. They were
evidently conscientious in their work and did a very
nice job on our windows. They also laid down floor
covering to help protect our carpets and vacuumed the
work areas after they completed the work. Ken also
visited during the early part of the installation.
All in all, I believe that we certainly made the right
choice with Nu Concepts - they'll be our first call for
future projects and I would have no hesitation in
recommending them to anyone looking at replacing their
February 11, 2008 Michele Crane - Northbrook
"I received incredible service from Ken. The
door that he put in is absolutely beautiful. I
get compliments on it all of the time. He is not
only a wonderful businessman, he is also a
trustworthy and dedicated person. His work and
the work of his company is incredible."
Joanne Newman - Northbrook
"Our house needed a major face lift. The wood wasn't
holding paint and the windows weren't opening. I had a
vision and Ken Polikov was able to make the vision a
reality. Our new siding and windows are beautiful!! Ken
is great at helping add those extra touches that make
the house complete. He listens to the customer and
executes things spot on. His crew was neat, punctual and
also went out of their way to help things run smoothly.
We have received so many compliments on our home! Every
time I drive up to my house I feel so thrilled! I highly
Polikov and Nu Concepts ! "
Sept 2011 Laura and Jesee Burkhead - Deer Park
"Hats off to Nu Concepts ...The process went very
smoothly. Ken always showed up on time and was extremely
responsive. We interviewed 2 companies for our job and
we selected Nu-Concepts based upon a couple things we
really liked: Prepared a detailed rendering of our home
with the recommended upgrades Broke down the initial
estimate so that we could pick and choose what we wanted
to do right away vs. down the road Ken was passionate
about his work and was excited about updating our home
(it's a dramatic before & after) Ken used constraint
when presenting changes. He knew we had a budget and
didn't try to sell us on too many new features. It would
have been disappointing if the upgraded rendering had
all kinds of features that were far out of reach.
Ken is pleasantly persistent. We probably would still be
thinking about the project without his regular
Ken was always on time and friendly. He accommodated our
busy schedules and busy household. We have 2 little
girls (2-year old and 9-month old), and he never seemed
to mind when they demanded attention during our
Ken came to our house 3-4 times to settle all of the
details of our project. We scheduled a start date for 3
weeks after the contract was signed. John, the leader of
the installation crew, came to our house a few days
prior to the start date to prepare for the installation.
We discussed all the details that you don't really think
about - shape of the gable vents, color of the soffits,
lighting placement, etc. John and his crew showed up
around 8am every day and left most nights by 5:30pm
(which we appreciated). The crew definitely had a rhythm
and was very efficient. John and Ken checked in with us
regularly to make sure we were happy with the work. They
finished on schedule and did a good job cleaning up the
site. Ken checked back in with us a few weeks later to
make sure we were happy.
Great experience!!! We will definitely use Nu-Concepts
in the future"
October 3, 2011 Beth and Bob Zimmerman - Palatine,
Thanks for everything!
“We were completely satisfied with the work done by
Nu-Concepts. We had an entire facelift put on the house
with siding and a door installation. Ken and his crew
were very attentive to our needs. Ken came out to meet
with us with both his ideas and numerous samples to help
us in our selections. The crew was fantastic and worked
long hard days until the job was done. Ken checked in
regularly and immediately addressed any concerns we had
as the job progressed. We would happily recommend
Nu-Concepts to others.”
October 11, 2008 Marry Killen Barrington
"Working with Ken on the remodel of our house
was a terrific experience from both start to
finish. He was honest, trustworthy and followed
the plans exactly how we wanted. Very
professional and very accommodating. We were
impressed with Ken's professionalism and
knowledge from the first time we met him - which
is why we wanted him to do the work and went
back to him almost a year later. First
impressions mean everything and Ken certainly
impressed us! I will absolutely have Ken and his
company do future work for us. If you hire Ken,
you will not be sorry- - he knows the true
meaning of customer service!"
Deborah Danson - Evanston, IL.
Forest and I were very happy with the work you provided
in regards to our replacement windows. Your service and
your knowledge surpassed any of your competition we
received quotes from. Our painter was impressed with the
quality of the work and how carefully the old frames
were removed - the old plaster walls remained in good
Please don't hesitate to have any of your potential
customers contact us for a reference. We will be calling
you back when we decide to move forward on the exterior
of the house.. Keep up the good work."
Gail Breen - Northbrook
"Nu-Concepts is to be commended for being so thorough and for standing behind its work so completely."
Joe and Marie Monaghen - Palatine
"Your work is a professional and the very pinnacle of perfection. The workers you employ paid attention to every detail and worked as if the house was their very own."
Robert Menard - Arlington Heights
"Your design has increased the value of our home and continues to draw compliments from all our friends. To say we are pleased is putting it mildly!"
Joe and Joanne - Arlington Hts July 6th, 2011
"We knew we needed windows and siding but weren’t
exactly sure what we wanted. Ken Polikov at Nu Concepts
was great at asking the right questions to hone in on
what we were looking for. The drawing really helped us
see exactly what it would look like. The quotes were
provided to us without pressure and they were willing to
do the work in phases to whatever our budget would
The installation crew were hardworking and extremely
polite. They made sure all our questions were answered
and made sure we knew what they would be doing and when
it would be completed. We found Nu Concepts on Angie's
List and would definitely recommend Nu Concepts."
Michael and Kathleen Mader - Arlington Heights
"We have received numerous compliments since the project was completed and each time we are quick to comment that this could not have been accomplished without the professional expertise of you and your staff, from design to installation."
Sue and Gary Bieda - Arlington Heights
"From the initial design phase to the cleanup, everyone was extremely professional, hardworking and
We are thrilled with our home's new look."
Julie and Gene Francis - Barrington
"(We) are extremely delighted with the immense beauty that your company's creative design and premier quality construction has added to our home. (The improvements) have truly added
significant market value to our home and greater personal comfort, pleasure and enjoyment of our home by our entire family. We are also benefiting from the significant reduction of our heating and cooling expenses."
Charlie and Kathy Schreck - Arlington Heights
"...your attention to detail are remarkable. The individual planning and thought you put into our project is quite evident.
That personalized attention is very much appreciated (and) your installers were excellent."
Virginia Macdonald - Illinois State Senator (Ret.) 27th District -
"You deserve the highest praise for the artistic beautification you have afforded our village. I wish... I could sponsor a resolution commending Nu-Concepts for the outstanding exterior
plans and beautiful window transformations you have created in many areas of Arlington Heights."
Greg and Beth Kapka - Mt. Prospect
"The installer... did an excellent job of installing the windows taking great care to be very neat with what
would normally be a messy job. He was careful with our wallpapered walls & newly stained hardwood floors."
William and Patricia Polerecky - Arlington Heights
"People we have never met before have driven to our door and complimented on the looks of our home. Friends have driven by our house because they did not recognize it. We extend a thank you to your crew for the professional job they did. They were courteous and always cleaned everything up
the each day."
Dolorene and Ernie Brauchli- Morton Grove
"Thank you for the beautiful designs and detailed drawings. They helped tremendously to envision (and) imagine the end result. Your presentation about both the company and its products were thorough and professional. (We) were impressed with how complete the entire plan was. It seems you thought of every detail and put it in its proper place. WE especially like the lifetime warranty and the commitment you've made to adjust things if need."
Sandy Macarol - Arlington Heights
"(As) an interior designer for 14 years,
rarely do I meet such reliable workman, truly
craftsmen!!!, that are neat, on-time,
perfectionists. They gave you 150% and
were here 'till 9 o'clock two night in a row and
willing to make any necessary changes until the
job was perfect".
George Jarik, Capital Improvement Committee - Oak
Park Country Club
"Your engineers were very through in
evaluating all facets of the work to be
performed. Your construction crews were
extremely cooperative, working with four other
contractors in scheduling the work... our
appreciation for a very difficult project, done
in accordance with specifications, on-time and
on-budget; in a very professional manner."
Rich and Lucille McKenna - Arlington heights
"Our house surpasses every expectation.
Your crew did an outstanding job and we could
not be more pleased with the outcome.
There is not enough we can say about the pride
your men have in their work, and as a result, we
have house that mirrors that pride."
George and Dee Bigham- President of Arlington
Heights Chamber of Commerce
"if the first point of measurement of any
work is that of quality, Nu-Concepts is beyond
measure. And the obvious pride that
everyone takes in their work, we believe, has
made your business an art."
Bill and Debbie Mussatti - Arlington Heights
"...you took the time to sit down and talk
to us, listened intently, and absorb what we
were about. The next appointment, the
design concept, we were enlightened to see the
detail put in to the project. Our home was
transforming into an updated, functional,
aesthetically pleasing home with complete
integrity to the the original architecture, very
Louis Weber - Des Plaines
"...most pleased with the installation of
our new windows and appreciate so much
cooperation and courtesy everyone has shown from
the first day of your presentation."
Betty Opiala - Des Plaines
"... a rave review! My husband and I are
delighted in every respect with the work
performed at our home. Thank you for all
the time and excellent suggestions. I wish to
comment also on your installers. They are an
outstanding group of men. It was a
pleasure to have them in our home."
Dan and Sue Murtz - Glenview
"Too good to be true? Not really! You lived
up to your word. You and your workmen did
all you said you would. We are thrilled
with the new look of our house!"