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Design 1st

Address: 670 Red Maple Lane, Roselle, IL 60172

Services Offered

Type of Jobs:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Services:

  • Architectural Services
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Cabinetry
  • Commercial Construction
  • Countertops and Backsplashes
  • Design/Build Services
  • Garages and Sheds
  • General Contractor
  • Home Theater Installation
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • New Home Construction
  • Room Additions
  • We work in

  • Chicago
  • Elgin
  • Des Plaines
  • Cicero
  • Arlington Heights
  • Evanston
  • Palatine
  • Schaumburg
  • Berwyn
  • Skokie
  • and more...
  • About Us

    Design First approaches any project with a deep commitment to it's overall design. Tony Slade and his business partner Steve Tomlin agree that the actual construction of any project is secondary to planning. That is why they go out of their way to increase the quality, value, and function of your home or business...regardless of your budget.

    Both contractors understand that simply adding more space is not always the answer. Instead, they strive to practically increase the value of your home through strategic project planning. Whether you're interested in remodeling your kitchen, adding an extra room, or finishing your basement, this Chicago contractor offers in-house solutions to meet your personal goals. Specifically, Design First gives customers the option to choose a Design/Build Program that will streamline the entire project by channeling all job elements through Design First. By using this approach, customers generally enjoy a finished project that is on time and on budget.

    Contact us today to learn more about this Design/Build contracting company in Chicago and to arrange your initial project assessment.


    Tony Slade and Steve Tomlin's unique skills are the perfect combination for a home or business remodeling project. Both contractors have a combined total of 12 years of experience in the design and remodeling industry. Tony's hands on experience has involved residential and commercial remodeling contracts, while Steve has excelled at the design and construction of furniture and cabinetry. Together, they offer homeowners the total service package.


    Tony Slade and Steve Tomlin are experts at bringing functional design to any addition or remodeling project. From total project planning to beautifully crafted cabinetry, this Chicago area design and construction team have all the resources necessary to complete any home remodeling or addition project.

    Unique Services

    • Design/Build Program

    • Custom Cabinetry and Millwork
    • In-house Architect


    Yes, We Have Licenses

    Liability Insurance

    Yes, We Have Liability Insurance

    Workers Compensation

    Yes, We Have Workers Compensation


    Design 1st is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)