Serving the Oak Park, IL area since 1991
  cell: (708) 829-8910, office: (708) 386-4573
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My wife Judy and I moved to Oak Park in 1990, starting Kearney Construction in 1991.  But my roots here go much deeper.  Since the 1930s five generations of my family have lived in this circa-1889 American Four-Square house.  Our children attended the same public schools that my mom attended, and learned to swim & skate at the same park facilities.  We all love Oak Park and our friendly neighbors! 

Another great family influence is my dad, sculptor John Kearney.  He taught me some unusual skills including welding and metalsmithing, enabling me to do certain tasks that many others cannot.  More importantly, he taught me the value of creativity, hard work, humor, & passionate commitment. 

Working on vintage houses is a pleasure and a privilege.  I see and appreciate the high quality, old world craftsmanship that built them.  The old growth trees that provided the massive joists, floorboards, and luxuriant woodwork are mostly gone now, so I view these and other vintage materials as treasured antiques.

Dan Kearney installs siding on a house as a young man Dan Kearney tiles a shower

Before moving to Oak Park I did construction work in the Southwest for 15 years.  Altogether I have about 34 years (as of 2012) of construction experience with diverse materials, designs, and conditions.

For most of my career I have not advertised, getting plenty of business from satisfied clients and their relatives, friends and neighbors.  With this website I hope to reach out to others who may not know about me.  I have also added some tips about construction issues that people may find interesting and educational.  I hope you will enjoy browsing my website!  

If you have any questions or want to talk about your building needs, please call 1-708-386-4573 anytime!  This is our business line; if nobody answers, just leave a message with your name, phone number, and a good time for me to call you back.  You may also email me.  Thanks!

Construction Services

  • interior & exterior trim carpentry
  • tile and masonry
  • concrete flat work
  • painting, plastering, drywall
  • electrical, plumbing
  • window restoration
  • gutters & roof repair

Planning Services

  • general contracting
  • creation of working drawings
  • facilitation of blueprint review
  • expediting the permit process