Who We Are

Margaret Spaan – Chief Restorer & Design Visionary

Margaret is the founder of Restore North Shore and sets the standard for dedication, attention to detail and client service.  She has built two homes of her own and remodeled every home/townhouse/condo she has ever owned in a significant way; learning valuable lessons on her own dime.

Margaret has over 15 years of demonstrated success as a Realtor in Chicago and the North Shore.  Her real estate expertise gets you the most value from your remodeling project.

Margaret is a wife and the mother of 4 children, one dog and 8 chickens.

Margaret Span

Neftali Ortega– Construction Manager/Master Carpenter

Nef leads the construction team at Restore North Shore. He has over 13 years of experience in carpentry, commercial construction, framing, drywall, tiling, bathroom, windows and doors, kitchen installation, flooring, cabinetry installation, custom cabinetry & built-ins, Murphy Beds, chicken coops, garden fences, stairs, fine finishes.  He is a natural leader and excellent client communicator.

Nef built the home that he and wife and 4 children currently live in.