Heartwood is a full service, in-house re-modeler, specializing in kitchens & baths.  We see your home as it can be, from conception to completion.

With our cabinetry workshop and showroom located by the lake in Waukegan, Illinois, we have been improving homes & home lifestyles in Cook and Lake County for over 30 years.

Owner Mike McCafferty has a true passion for his work and his customers’ needs.  He is one of the few top designers in his field that actually works on the jobsite, ” my customer base deserves the head man on site, not just hired help.”  Mike believes it is the personal touch of designing, supervising and hands-on building combined with customer input that makes each job special and successful.


With a family background in the commercial art field, combined with his own classical training, Mike brings a level of exacting Old World craftsmanship and modern innovation to all his projects.  We take pride in our work and strive to create beauty and function in our customers’ homes.

  • Residential Design/Build
  • Commercial Design/Build
  • Master Cabinet Maker
  • Master Trim Carpenter
  • Custom Furniture Maker
  • Licensed Plumber and Electrician
  • Staff Painter/Finisher