I recently met the folks at Chicago Brass and Chicago Bath. They are a local Chicago distributor of high quality and high end kitchen hardware and bath fixtures (such as a personal favorite Lacava). They are service oriented and work on some of the most high profile homes (and clients) around Chicagoland.
I recommend calling them if you are thinking about a remodel or building a new construction home. Many rehabs, renovations and new construction projects are sunk by lousy fixture and hardware selections. Friends don't let friends choose hardware and fixtures at Home Depot.