Burr Ridge lies in both Du Page and Cook counties. The village is bordered by Hinsdale to the north, Western Springs to the northeast, Indian Head Park to the east, Willow Springs to the south and southeast, and Willowbrook to the west, along with several unincorporated areas.
Burr Ridge’s gently rolling hills were carved by glaciers at the end of the last ice age, and most of the village lies on the Valparaiso Moraine. Flagg Creek, a tributary of the Des Plaines River, runs through town.
Joseph Vial erected a log cabin near Wolf and Plainfield roads in 1834. Vial also ran a hotel on the stagecoach line, and the Vial family was actively involved in Lyons Township politics and the creation of the Lyonsville congregational church. The first Democratic convention in Cook County was held in Burr Ridge in 1835. After 1848, farmers shipped their goods to Chicago along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. A small settlement of German farmers also inhabited Flagg Creek by the 1880s.
In 1917 the International Harvester Company purchased 414 acres (1.7 km2) for an experimental farm, where it tested the world’s first all-purpose tractor, the Farmall. Also in 1917, the Cook County Prison Farm (also known as the Bridewell Farm) began operation in what is now Burr Ridge.
In 1947 developer Robert Bartlett, whose company also developed Beverly Shores and Countryside, established the Hinsdale Countryside Estates out of a former pig farm. In 1956 these residents decided to incorporate as the village of Harvester, in honor of International Harvester.
In the 1940s Denver Busby bought 190 acres (0.8 km2) that became known as the Burr Ridge dairy farm. He later launched the Burr Ridge Estates, with 5-acre (20,000 m2) home sites. In 1961 the International Harvester Company and the Burr Ridges Estates merged with Harvester, changing the community’s name to Burr Ridge. The town name is derived from a group of bur oaks (scientists spell it with one r) on a ridge. By 1963 the population had more than doubled, to 790, and by 1975 it had soared to over 2,200.
In 1969, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley floated a proposal to build low-income subsidized housing on the prison farm property, but Republican-dominated DuPage County squashed the idea. The prison farm site became the Ambriance subdivision, a gated community of multimillion-dollar homes. The Four Pines Farm gave way to the Carriage Way subdivision, at whose entrance the original farmhouse still stands, and in 1971 additional farmland became the Braemoor neighborhood. An area known as Valley View, once owned by a Chicago industrialist and later by the Chicago chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, was developed in the early 1970s as the Burr Ridge Club. The village also has five corporate parks. As with other towns in the industrial corridor southwest of Chicago, close proximity to Interstates 294 and 55 spurred development in Burr Ridge.
LaMantia Design and Remodeling has been helping homeowners in Burr Ridge for over 44 years transform their home remodeling dreams into reality. You will find unsurpassed quality and attention to detail given to all projects – kitchen remodels, bath remodels and home additions. Contact us today for a Free Design Consultation.
Stuart & Marlene H. – 8-26-2006 – Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling in Burr Ridge, IL
It is my pleasure to write and acknowledge our complete satisfaction with the two major projects you carried out concurrently at the above address.
Marlene and I are extremely pleased with the final outcomes and the remodeling has received the highest of praise from all who have seen it.
You deserve much credit for your conceptual designs and completely changing the look of our house. Thanks for your assistance throughout the projects and always being a calming influence when Marlene was stressing!!
From the moment we walked in your showroom, some nine months ago through to the completion we have been really impressed by the attention we have received, the response to problems (some of our own making – the kitchen lights!!) and the courtesy and cleanlieness shown by every contractor or sub contractor.
In particular we would like to acknowledge the roles of Frank Antonaci, Ralph and his sons for whom nothing seemed to be too much trouble, indeed Frank’s attention to detail was beyond our expectation(s) and he is certainly a great asset to your organization.
We would like to see the before and after pictures that you took, I think Marlene want me never to forget just how “old fashioned” the two rooms looked prior to the work!!
LaMantia can feel free to use Marlene & I as references should you so choose and if we have remodeling needs in the future we’ll be sure to call you first.
Last but not least you will find enclosed a check as payment for the final balance.
(Name Withheld) – 6-22-2012 – Room Addition in Burr Ridge, IL
The area where I was most satisfied with LaMantia Design and Construction was I liked the people themselves. They were friendly and nice. I felt comfortable with them in my house.
Nicole H. – 8-22-2017 – Home Addition in Burr Ridge, IL
Excellent experience from start to finish. We have worked with other contractors in the past and LaMantia far surpassed them all.
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