Fortune Restoration in Lincolnwood, Illinois Celebrates Painting and Restoring Homes and Businesses in the Chicago Area for 31 Years

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To celebrate being part of the Chicagoland community for over 30 years, Fortune Restoration is having a Grand Reopening Party in conjunction with the Lincolnwood, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Reopening is Friday, July 9th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in their office location at 6619 N Lincoln, and will feature lunch, beverage, music, and a special ribbon cutting by Lincolnwood Mayor Jerry Turry.

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"We knew early on that if we weren't passionate about customer service, then we wouldn't succeed - and failure wasn't an option."

Thirty-one years ago this month, three brothers, Peter, Thomas, and Robert Fortune, began painting their mural of the American Dream. Literally.

In the summer of 1979, at ages 19, 17, and 15, these young lads were seeking ways to earn money for college, so they decided to begin painting houses - and borrowed every available tool from their parent's station wagon in the process.

As Tom puts it, “Our parents always taught us team-work and stick-to-it-iveness—and those two qualities led to our early successes.”

So after a lot of thought—they decided to make the business their careers.

Along the way, Fortune Restoration has won many local as well as national awards. They have won two Chicagoland Painted Lady Awards, two national Paint it Professionally awards, and two national Safety Awards. They’ve restored the oldest existing house in Chicago, the Evanston, Illinois Light House, and the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago.

Today, Fortune Restoration is one of the largest non-union painting companies in Illinois. They employ over 70 people and restore over 400 homes and churches each year. Fortune Restoration offers interior and exterior painting, tuck pointing and masonry restoration services, and custom millwork and carpentry services to homes and businesses, from the Chicago suburbs of Evanston and Oak Park to Lakeview and Lincoln Park, as well as the North Shore Suburban Area.

As Peter puts, “We knew early on that if we weren’t passionate about customer service, then we wouldn’t succeed -- and failure wasn’t an option.”

To celebrate being part of the Lincolnwood, Illinois community for 31 years, Fortune Restoration is having a Grand Reopening party in their office location at 6619 N Lincoln in Lincolnwood, IL between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Friday, July 9th. This celebration is in conjunction with the Lincolnwood Illinois Chamber of Commerce and will feature music, lunch and beverages, and a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Jerry Turry at 12:15 PM.


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