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Darcy Bean


Quality, pride and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Darcy Bean Custom Construction Inc. After working for over 20 years in the construction business around East Central Illinois, I founded my company in 1994 to provide our customers with a "hands-on" approach to quality building and remodeling. While some builders will cut corners to save a few dollars, I work closely with our customers to craft their project plans to meet their needs. From a small room remodel, to building the home of your dreams, my company will provide the highest quality construction services. We handle a wide range of construction jobs, including kitchen remodels, bathrooms, room additions and light commercial projects. In addition to construction, we can also provide design services. These steps, handled by one office, turn your project into a seamless process that will meet your specific needs.


We have a lovely new updated deck with bar and seating around the area. The workmen were efficient, timely and friendly. The end result is a great outdoor living and entertaining space for us. Darcy also had good ideas for fine-tuning and trimming.Read More

Darcy Bean Custom Construction completed high-quality re-modeling while dealing with employee challenges and windows arriving with incorrect finish as provided by the vendor. A colleague of mine, who also benefitted from Darcy's work ethic agreed that the 2 P's are important: patience and persistence. I welcome to work with Darcy again with a list of items already provided to him.Read More

We have hired Darcy Bean Construction for 2 projects & both were done exceptionally well. Great team to work with!Read More

Darcy Bean designed and built a beautiful and very sturdy addition to our home. A room that can function as a 4 season room if we desire.Read More

Darcy Bean construction was a great group of people to work with from the design stage through construction and completion. They were always very protective of existing structure and always cleaned up as they went along. I am very pleased with the finished product and felt they were very professional throughout the process.Read More

I found Darcy and his employees wonderful to work with. Hired them to remodel my condo and screened in my patio. Work was so good I hired Darcy to update the condo we are trying to sell . Since I am 72yrs. old and not rich it was great to find a company that was honest and stands by his work.Read More

The combination of Darcy and Jim is unbeatable for quality, considerate, high grade work. I have used Darcy & Co exclusively for my remodeling and major repair projects since 2002. They simply don’t come any better. They have met every completion date and met or exceeded my expectations for quality. They understand clients needs and work incredibly hard to meet them.... even on small projects.Read More

Hired to repair wood siding. Work was rapidly completed by a very competent two man team. We were very satisfied with repair work.Read More

Darcy completed both a custom kitchen and a custom bathroom remodel for me. I have loved both spaces every day since they were renovated. Darcy and his crew are a pleasure to work with. They show up on time and they are exceptionally high quality craftsmen. They really paid attention to detail. They weren’t satisfied until the job was completed correctly.Read More

Darcy Bean and his crew do great work. Their attention to design details is terrific. They have a great affinity for older homes and complete rehab projects with a sympathetic eye for history and integrity.Read More

Darcy Bean's company does excellent work. Ours was a remodel that made our space more open concept, plus changed a front porch into living space to increase the size of the dining and living room. He and his workmen were meticulous in terms of footings and making sure the structure was sound. They were also very creative in working around support beams and girders, such as adding in a built-in bookcase and different levels of ceiling, including a vault, which we love because it looks so interesting. Darcy used very high quality materials, such as windows and doors, which are very energy efficient, and he strove to ensure that our project was air tight and energy efficient. Darcy was very conscientious in terms of trying to keep us on the target budget we had determined, although it did go over considerably, because of our change orders and extra things we decided to do, such as replace old windows, open up the staircase, etc. All in all, we are extremely pleased with the remodel. The only con was the length of time the remodel took, which was about five months. During that time, there were some days that no one showed up, which was very frustrating to us. However, I understand that when someone has a business, they must keep everyone working, and so it was necessary to run several projects at once, which meant that sometimes our project was on hold while they worked someplace else. There were also times where the next step required another company to come in and do their portion, which is also understandable that they needed to finish another project first. Since the same thing happened during our bathroom remodel a couple of years ago, I believe it's just the nature of construction nowadays. The length of time is really the only con...we would highly recommend Darcy Bean as his company does quality work and tries hard to adhere to the client's dreams in terms of what the remodel will look like. We are very happy with the results and very satisfied with the project.Read More

I have asked Darcy Bean Custom Construction to help with updating my home. He and his team are extremely professional, helpful, creative and honest. Any questions I have, they are quick to respond and very accessible. Heather DeLong of his office quickly responds to my questions and requests.Read More

Darcy installed a stove hood into a 1965 house that had no kitchen venting. He did a beautiful job that preserved the integrity of the kitchen ceiling. Two years later, still perfect.Read More

Darcy Bean Construction redesigned and updated our kitchen. The work was professionally done, on time, and within our budget. They left the work site clean and neat when the project was complete.Read More

We were remodel novices going into our kitchen remodel this summer, but Darcy and his team were patient, informative, and respectful. It was clear from our first meeting that they were experts and we continued to feel secure in the process throughout. We completely remodeled our kitchen which would make anyone feel displaced, but Darcy and Pinky did a great job coming to the job site themselves and communicating well with us. Our kitchen looks incredible and we can't stop commenting on how all of the elements came together wonderfully. We would highly recommend Darcy Bean for a professional experience with a personal edge.Read More

If you are looking for quality work, look no further than Darcy Bean, Pinky and his team of skilled, trustworthy and considerate craftsmen: Jim, Kurt and James. They built an addition onto our ranch-style home and completely renovated the kitchen. Their attention to detail during the 4 month long project was excellent. We appreciated that they made temporary hinged doorways to keep the rest of our house clean. We liked his choice of subcontractors, especially the builders of our beautiful custom cherry cabinets. He was also flexible in scheduling around our own subcontractors who were finishing up flooring and plaster work. Darcy impressed us on his first visit, offering creative ideas on structural issues such as how to hide a ceiling beam, concealing the plumbing for a laundry sink and building custom kitchen cabinets flush with the refrigerator. Yes, the results are as perfect as they appear on his website.Read More

No builder is perfect but Darcy and his team come close. For almost 20 years they've worked with us improving our house---3 major projects (room additions, remodels of kitchen and baths, new entry) and several lesser projects. Work always done to exceptionally high standards, including durability. No major repairs needed to date, and when minor corrections are needed Darcy or one of his men will do the work promptly. Their ideas and suggestions have helped during planning, saved us from mistakes. They welcome oddball challenges (e.g. a bamboo ceiling). They have a craftsman's pride in their work, we've had the pleasure of partnering with them. NOTE; HOUZZ demands entering one project date; Darcy has partnered with us numerous times, not just on a single date.Read More

We have had Darcy and his company do 2 major projects for us. The first in 2012 was taking one end of an implement shed, adding a concrete floor and converting it to a garage/workshop area with an upstairs storage room. He came in on time and within budget. He as a contractor had the honesty and integrity to show me why I might want to do something or not do something rather than just spend my money. Example--I had a cool idea for a lift feature to the upstairs storage room. Although he said he would love to use my money and build it because it was "cool" ---did I really want to spend that much money for a feature that in the totality of the project is not worth the expense. I Hate it when reality hits me. I needed a contractor I could trust to tell me what I wouldn't want to hear but needed to know. We were pleased with his work on this smaller project and when we bid out the large project we chose Darcy even though he was not the lowest bid. This 2013 project was a remodeling of 600 square feet of existing home including gutting and rebuild of the kitchen along with adding 2 new rooms plus the addition of a first floor Master Bedroom and Bath. His team was creative in how to accomplish our goals. Again they were Honest and reasoned on where to spend extra money and where to save it elsewhere in the project.. If you want high quality work well done Darcy Bean and company will do the job. Alice and I had Darcy recommended to us and we since have recommended him to a number of friends.---Kevin and Alice KirbyRead More

Darcy Bean has been my "go-to" home improvement professional for the past 25 years. He has remodeled our kitchen, a bath, added a beautiful family room and added custom cabinetry to a small office. His work and that of his subcontractors has always been top-notch in terms of quality and design. Darcy is not only a professional, he has an artistic eye that provides an added dimension to the quality of his work. He also gets things done on time. What more can I say? I strongly recommend Darcy Bean Custom Construction.Read More

Darcy and his crew have done many projects for us including a whole-house remodel. Darcy and his employees are extremely skillful and very easy to work with. The quality of their workmanship is truly outstanding in every way. Darcy's designs are creative and the results are quite beautiful. Darcy's charges are quite reasonable given the level of expertise exhibited and the magnificence of the results.Read More

After exhaustive investigation of Darcy Bean Custom Construction, we knew we'd found the right company to build our new home. His entire staff of employees, designers, and subcontractors were all very professional and friendly. Darcy's attention to detail surpasses any other construction firm in the area. The end result is superior quality construction with a "wow" factor that is definitely his trademark. He was well informed of current building materials and trends, extremely well organized and efficient, and a dream to work with. We highly recommend Darcy and his company.Read More

We saw Darcy Bean's beautiful addition to our friends house, and asked if he could replace 2nd story windows in our 100 years old house in Urbana with new windows from Pella. Some of the old windows were as old as the house, many had broken glass and were poorly sealed. Many had broken counterweights. We went out of town for a meeting for 2 weeks. When we returned we first thought that nothing happened because there was no sign of any dust etc. In fact, the new windows were installed, and all debris were cleared. After that we asked Darcy to replace the first floor windows. Again, the work his team did was fantastic. The first floor windows are lovely oak and the stain was matched beautifully. Additionally, insulation was significantly improved, because the counterweight space around each window was now insulated. We estimate from our heating bills that the new windows save us 10-20% in heating and cooling energy.Read More

Darcy built our dream home in 2000. It is a magnificent piece of work, with many ingenuous ideas and custom additions that add to it's total uniqueness and beauty. The home is close to 4,000 sq ft. It is 2 stories, and has 4 bedrooms with custom closets, 4 and 1/2 baths, an upper level toy room, and a gift wrapping/storage room. The main level has a gorgeous custom kitchen with fireplace, a huge mudroom with utility sink and plenty of storage, a 2 story great room with fireplace and balcony, a beautiful office with French doors, and lovely dining room. The master bedroom is on the main level. The master bedroom and the kitchen have twin bump out bays with French doors that lead onto the patio. The full finished basement is complete with a full bath and has a huge fireplace, and a custom built "dog room", with a raised tub for easy canine bathing, and a walk out door to easily accommodate the comings and goings of pets. There are so many storage closets that even I, a huge pack rat, had empty shelves! The house also is heated and cooled with geo-thermal, with Darcy co-ordinating the installation of the system with the HVAC company. Darcy doesn't build many homes from scratch due to his refusal to lower his standards, and thus his price, as a home is being built. However, this did not deter us, and we were soo fortunate that he decided to take our project on. Yes, it was not a cheap build, however, it still stands today (unfortunately for me, with a new owner) as the standout home in Douglas County, Illinois. The basement was dug on March 2, 2000, and we were moving in on Oct 2nd of 2000. Not only did Darcy and his crew and sub-contractors do superior work, they were very timely with the build. Now that I have written about the home that Darcy built for us, I miss it even more than ever. It was a once in a time experience, and the 5 years we lived in the home were the happiest years of my life! So, thank you, Darcy for the experience and the happy memories.Read More


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