Our White Glove Service Dates back to 1920

Our 94-year heritage proves that we have the staying power and experience to help our clients design, build, and install their most important projects.



OHI combines the best of all things. Our new name, new design center and state of the art technology demonstrate that we embrace change and innovation.

OHI dates back to 1920, known then as Carpets by Ray and Sons by founder Ray Kautz. In 2001, Carpets by Ray and Sons evolved into HOM, and was led by one of Ray’s six sons, John Kautz, and his partner, Randy Reddish. HOM evolved into a widespread, white glove service for all types of interior home improvement projects. In 2014, HOM relocated and evolved into "Our HOMe Improvement". The new name and logo signified even greater change in our enhanced design center, located in Elk Grove Village, expanded product lines, and our broader array of services.

Shortly after that evolution, Our Home Improvement merged with three other individual family owned businesses including the late Mill Mart from Chicago, Flooring Enterprises, Inc. from Elk Grove Village, and Basswood Construction from Arlington Heights. This merger combined the relationships, expertise, knowledge, and experience within the industry - giving our neighborhood Chicagoans a place they can call home - or work!

Synonymous with the merger, Our HOMe Improvement changed their name to simply OHI, with the expansion into new commercial services.
Today, OHI is still family owned and operated with over 75 employees - offering exceptional service, tremendous capacity, and a personal touch to each and every client.

951 Oakton Street
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Phone: 847-541-4848
Fax: 847-541-4338
Email: info@o-h-i.net

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John Kautz

John has over 35 years experience in all areas of the flooring & home interior industry. As a business owner, our success is due to our repeat customers & referrals - its not just because of our products & services, but in large part because we treat everyone just like family.

In his free time, he enjoys biking, exploring various ethnic restaurants, and grilling for family and friends.

His motto, "It's your house, so you have to love it! Let me help make your dream a reality. It's what I would do in my own home."

Mary Aubry

Mary has been working in the Home Furnishing Business for 12 years and in the retail merchandising field for eight plus years. She enjoys working with clients to design spaces that best suit their needs and desires.

In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and discovering various new restaurants, shops or destinations.

Erin Berg

Erin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stout, majoring in Retail Merchandising Management with a concentration in fashion marketing and store operations with a minor in business. The passion for retail, design, aesthetics and operations has helped her become a very versatile and knowledgeable design consultant. She knows and loves the fashion aspects of remodeling, but remains efficient and effective.

Denise Fratto

Denise Fratto has been working on the flooring and design business for over 22 years. She loves the creativity part of the business especially when she sees clients light up with excitement. The new trends always keeps the business fresh.

Outside of work she loves baking because it is a fun way to be creative and it tastes good!

Her motto, “I’ll make your dreams become reality”.

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