I am so pleased to announce a new sponsor, and it happens to be an authentic mom-and-pop business, my very favorite kind!
John and Donna Brazill of Geneva are the owners of Trim Craft, Inc., which installs crown moulding, mantels, faux wainscoting, iron balusters, ceiling treatments, window seats and more in homes both new and old.
John Brazill has been a carpenter for 25 years -- he started working in the field to pay his way through college. In 1998, he opened his own business, Trim Craft, which is an incorporated and insured carpentry company. His wife Donna helps him with the business side of things, and their daughters Kylie and Camryn look forward to going out with dad on errands or to pick up materials.
John says he really enjoys how adding just a bit of trim to a room can change it so dramatically. If you’re looking to add character and beauty to your home, John says “crown moulding is the best place to start -- rooms are changed for the better by crown alone.”
But he adds that “chair rail and shadow boxes can really make foyers and staircases make a grand impression.” (Shadow boxes are also known as faux wainscoting and are typically installed below a chair rail.)
The Brazills are very proud of the quality of their work, and that John is an expert craftsman and specialist in his field.
Right now, some of the more popular work they are doing includes installing iron balusters on staircases, as well as working with homeowners who want to update the dark pine trim that was popular in the 1980s with oak or wider-sized trim. John can also work on basement renovations, and he takes on jobs throughout the Chicago suburbs.
“My goal is not to work in million-dollar houses, but to make houses look like a million dollars," John says.
I am delighted to be able to showcase a small, family business that you often would only discover through word of mouth. If you decide to reach out to Trim Craft for an estimate, please let them know you saw their advertisement on Go West Young Mom.
By the way, for the next few days you’ll see Trim Craft’s advertisement on the home page. But going forward, Trim Craft is becoming the very first business to sponsor other sections of the site -- including “Good Times” and “Good Life” -- and I am so appreciative of that.
Finally, I wanted you to be able to see some of Trim Craft’s previous work. So here’s a link to a Flickr album with photos from homes that have received the Trim Craft touch. You can find even more photos in the gallery on the company's website. I’m sure you’ll find some inspirational ideas there. Personally, I know I’m coveting something like that darling white wooden window seat in my own house.
Please help me in welcoming Trim Craft and thanking John and Donna Brazill for helping make Go West Young Mom possible through their support.