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  • By Michael W.
    Machesney Park, IL

    "The respect and personal care."

    Customer Review

    By Michael W.
    Machesney Park, IL

    The respect and personal care.

  • By Mike C.
    Loves Park, IL

    "I honestly chose My Pros 1) because Tim Juno is a long time friend and I wanted to give him/my Pros a first shot at an..."

    Customer Review

    By Mike C.
    Loves Park, IL

    I honestly chose My Pros 1) because Tim Juno is a long time friend and I wanted to give him/my Pros a first shot at an estimate... 2) I wanted to keep it in the community and not contract from an outfit from the Chicago area ... 3) the price and guarantee were great!

  • By Preston M.
    Loves Park, IL

    "Great job and friendly installers."

    Customer Review

    By Preston M.
    Loves Park, IL

    Great job and friendly installers.

  • By Keith P.
    Loves Park, IL

    Customer Review

    By Keith P.
    Loves Park, IL

  • By Lundine
    Rockford, IL

    Customer Review

    By Lundine
    Rockford, IL

  • By Larry Z.
    Rockford, IL

    "Dealing with Jim Gryder was so easy! He was knowledgeable and always kept us informed."

    Customer Review

    By Larry Z.
    Rockford, IL

    Dealing with Jim Gryder was so easy! He was knowledgeable and always kept us informed.

  • By Keller T.
    Rockford, IL

    "Had work I needed done right, Supporting Local business, sheer impulse driving by your building, and excellent..."

    Customer Review

    By Keller T.
    Rockford, IL

    Had work I needed done right, Supporting Local business, sheer impulse driving by your building, and excellent service/communication between representatives and myself.

  • By Russ M.
    Byron, IL

    "Project manager's quick response, professionalism, and willingness to work with our timeframe."

    Customer Review

    By Russ M.
    Byron, IL

    Project manager's quick response, professionalism, and willingness to work with our timeframe.

James Gryder from My-Pros

Title: Remodeling Project Manager

Hometown: Rockford

James Gryder from My-Pros

Jim Gryder was born, raised, and still lives in the Rockford area. He has one son, a step-son, and two step-daughters with his beautiful wife, Ruth. Jim runs a local club and spends the majority of his time managing all aspects of the business. He is also an avid baseball fan and enjoys talking sports with his friends and family.

After graduating high school, Jim became a CNC machinist. He went to school to learn how to write programs, set up machines, and make parts for those machines. This experience led Jim to an early career in restoration. Starting as a laborer, Jim's hard-working spirit lead him to eventually become an expediter and project
manager. Jim now has over 20 years experience with water mitigation and structural
reconstruction.

This experience made Jim a perfect fit for our remodeling project manager. Jim now specializes in estimating and expediting in all areas of home improvement. Jim's
favorite aspect of project management is making great customer relationships. Now, his biggest goal is to create "cheerleader" customers through excellent customer service and quality work. From kitchens to bathrooms, floors to ceilings, Jim Gryder is the best man to help you imagine and achieve the home of your dreams.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Skylight Replacement in Belvidere, IL
    Before
    Skylight Replacement in Belvidere, IL
    After

    Do skylight's leak? Skylights can leak but modern skylights are more resistant to leaks than ever before. However, an improper skylight installation makes it far more likely that a leak will occur. Jeremy M of Belvidere, IL learned this when his skylights started letting in humidity and water. He quickly realized that he need a skylight replacement from a skylight installation contractor he could trust. That's why he gave My-Pros a call. Our team worked quickly and we had both skylights replaced within just one day. Now he has beautiful replacement skylights that he can trust were installed properly!

  • Counter Top Installation in Roscoe, IL
    Before
    Counter Top Installation in Roscoe, IL
    After

    Sara H. of Roscoe, IL was looking to resell a home and needed new countertops in order to update the kitchen and make it more inviting. We replaced the old countertops with beautiful replacements that improve the look of the whole kitchen.

  • Front Door Replacement in Roscoe, IL
    Before
    Front Door Replacement in Roscoe, IL
    After

    Sara H. of Roscoe, IL was selling a home and needed professional help to improve the resale value of the home. We installed a beautiful replacement front door in order to add additional security and appeal to the home.

  • Service Door Installation in Roscoe, IL
    Before
    Service Door Installation in Roscoe, IL
    After

    Sara H was selling a home Roscoe, IL and wanted to improve the home's value. We Installed a new service door from the kitchen to the garage in order to add additional security to the home.

  • Emergency Flat Roof Replacement in Machesney Park, IL
    Before
    Emergency Flat Roof Replacement in Machesney Park, IL
    After

    Is a roof leak an emergency? A roof leak is always a major problem, but sometimes you have some time before it becomes serious. However, it is always best to have the leak repaired as soon as possible before it causes serious damage and becomes an emergency. Mike and Sherri W. of Machesney Park, IL had the misfortune of experiencing the latter problem when an existing roof leak caused the drywall in their kitchen ceiling to collapse.

    Mike and Sherri immediately knew they'd need the assistance of an experienced roofing contractor and called My-Pros right away. We immediately placed emergency tarping on top of the flat roof in order to keep water away from the leaks. Once the rain stopped and the immediate threat was dealt with, we recommended a mitigation company to dry their property before the roof replacement.

    After the home was dried we started our roof replacement by tearing off the existing roof. Much of the plywood was rotted so we replaced this plywood and the chimney framing as well. We then installed a torch down two-ply modified bitumen roof. and repaired the drywall inside of the kitchen as well as opening up the ceiling in the living room so that the homeowner could install a ceiling fan. It took our crew only two days to perform the roof replacement and clean up. Now Mike and Sherri can enjoy the protection of a durable replacement flat roof.

  • Shingle and Flat Roof Replacement for a Leaky Roof in Loves Park, IL
    Before
    Shingle and Flat Roof Replacement for a Leaky Roof in Loves Park, IL
    After

    Is a roof leak an emergency? Roof leaks are always a problem although they are sometimes little more than an irritation. However, bad weather can quickly turn a minor irritation into a major disaster which is why you should always repair leaks as quickly as possible. Christopher W. of Loves Park, IL was faced with this exact same question when his roof was leaking in three different places. He made the smart decision and quickly called the experts at My-Pros.

    Our pros quickly inspected the home to find the problem. The home had a steep asphalt shingle roof in front and flat roofing in the back and we quickly discovered the flat roof had been improperly installed with a granulated ice and water shield, rather than a proper flat roof membrane. This and the extensiveness of the damage made it clear that a whole roof replacement would be necessary. The siding on the back dormer was also damaged and would need replacement.

    After providing a free roof replacement cost estimate and getting Christopher's approval, our team set to work and removed the existing roofing shingles. Once the shingles were removed we installed a synthetic underlayment to protect the home from ice and water. At the same time, our crew removed the existing flat roof and replaced it with a proper flat roofing membrane. They also removed the existing exterior siding on the back dormer and replaced it with new vinyl siding in a lovely shade of blue. Christopher chose CertainTeed Landmark shingles in the color Weathered Wood for a protective, and beautiful, new roof.

  • Front Door & Railing Replacement in Rockford, IL
    Before
    Front Door & Railing Replacement in Rockford, IL
    After

    William H. of Rockford, IL installed a beautiful new front door on his home. However, he also wanted a storm door installation and knew that he would need the help of door installation experts to make sure the trim around the door was properly installed before they installed the actual storm door. He also wanted new railing installed around the front porch. This is why he contacted his local expert contractors at My-Pros.

    We quickly went to work installing the trim, performing the new storm door installation, and finally installing a beautiful new aluminum railing on the porch. Now William has a truly beautiful entranceway that will also protect his home for years to come.

  • Basement Remodel in South Beloit, IL
    Before
    Basement Remodel in South Beloit, IL
    After

    John & Jessica E. of South Beloit, IL now have over 1000 more square feet of livable space in their home. By finishing their basement with drywall, ceilings, flooring, plumbing, and other finishing touches, they now have a beautiful space for their family to spend their time.

  • Finished Basement in South Beloit, IL
    Before
    Finished Basement in South Beloit, IL
    After

    John & Jessica E. of South Beloit, IL knew that their unfinished basement had so much potential. My-Pros expert remodeling crew made this dingy space into a beautiful part of their home. The whole project included framing, insulation, drywall, paint, trim, doors, flooring, electricity, plumbing, and much more craftsmanship.

  • Multi-layer Roof Replacement in Stillman Valley, IL
    Before
    Multi-layer Roof Replacement in Stillman Valley, IL
    After

    Can you lay roofing shingles on top of other shingles? The short answer is yes, provided both shingles are asphalt roofing shingles. This can even be cheaper and faster than tearing off the old roofing to make way for the new. However, multiple layer roofs bring a host of other problems from an inability to detect leaks to greater weight. Tom of Stillman Valley understood these problems and so gave the expert roofers at My-Pros a call when he wanted to replace his multiple layer shingle roof with a brand new single layer replacement.

    We provided him with a free roof replacement cost estimate and scheduled a time for the roof replacement. Our team quickly tore off the two old layers of shingles and installed a synthetic ice and water shield to protect the plywood underneath the asphalt shingles. We then installed beautiful replacement shingles, CertainTeed Landmark shingles in the color Colonial Slate. In just one day the full roof replacement was complete and Tom now enjoys a beautiful and protective new asphalt shingle roof.

  • Laminate Floor Installation in Byron, IL
    Before
    Laminate Floor Installation in Byron, IL
    After

    After long years of renting his property, Russ of Byron, IL decided it was time to sell. However, he knew he had to boost his property's curb appeal and value first with some interior remodeling efforts. That's why Russ gave My-Pros a call when he wanted to install new laminate flooring throughout the first floor. While Russ already had the materials prepared, he knew he needed the flooring installation to be done by a professional flooring contractor. Our team was happy to oblige.

    Russ wanted to install the floor over the existing laminate and so we removed the existing carpet and pad. Next, our team built up the floor where the carpet was to create an even floor. Our team then got to work on the flooring installation itself and the new laminate flooring was installed in less than a day. Russ now has a beautiful new laminate floor that will surely help him sell this home quickly!

  • Basement Remodel in Rockton, IL
    Before
    Basement Remodel in Rockton, IL
    After

    Ron & Ann M. of Rockton, IL knew that their old, cluttered basement was in need of a major facelift. They called My-Pros to do a complete remodel of their basement into a whole new living space in their home. This included re-framing to create rooms in this open space and finish that off with insulation, drywall, texture, and paint. Doors and trim were installed throughout the space. Carpet was installed in the new family room. This new room will be a great space for the whole family to hang out.

  • Finished Basement in Rockton, IL
    Before
    Finished Basement in Rockton, IL
    After

    Ron & Ann M. of Rockton, IL were ready and excited to remodel the basement in their home. No longer a cluttered, unsightly space, their new basement includes a bathroom, rec room, and family room. This rec room includes a custom bar with plumbing, a knee wall, built-in lighted shelves, vinyl plank flooring and a whole new feel. The drywall, trim, and new suspended ceiling system give this space the warmth it needed. 

  • Oak Stairs in Rockton, IL
    Before
    Oak Stairs in Rockton, IL
    After

    As part of Ron & Ann M.'s basement remodel, the old stairs leading down into their beautiful new space needed a bit of a spruce. Our team removed the existing stair coverings and replaced them with a beautiful oak. They stained and finished the stairs as well as installed new oak hardwood floor on the landing for a seamless look.

  • Roof Replacement in Winnebago, IL
    Before
    Roof Replacement in Winnebago, IL
    After

    How long is a roof supposed to last? This depends on the type of roofing material in questions. Some materials like slate and copper can last around half a century (potentially even longer in the case of slate). However, most roofs are made from asphalt shingle roofing which lasts around 15-20 years.

    Gary K. of Winnebago, IL had an asphalt shingle roof and he knew it was about at the end of its life at 20 years old. The roof also didn't compliment the color of the brick on his home. Knowing he needed a roofing contractor he could trust, he called My-Pros for a free roof replacement cost estimate. 

    Once Gary approved our team got right to work on the shingle roof replacement. We quickly tore off the existing shingles all the way down to the roof decking and installed a proper ice and water shield and synthetic underlayment. Lastly, we installed the beautiful replacement shingles that Gary selected, CertainTeed Landmark PRO shingles in the color Mission Brown. Our crew worked quickly and the whole roof replacement only took us one day even though it was a 4000 square foot roof. Gary is now happy to have a beautiful replacement roof for a beautiful home!

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Our Locations:

My-Pros
4133 N Perryville Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
1-815-599-1098
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