1,051 Lake Forest, IL Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right home builder. Constructing a new house is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders you can trust to bring your vision to life, as well as keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and challenges, a Lake Forest, IL home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
36 miles from Lake Forest
A custom homebuilder in Chicago’s Western Suburbs, Summit Signature Homes ushers in a new era of residential construction. With an eye on design and value, industry-leading... Read More
Eigel Builders (847) 977-2888
Whether breathing new life into a house with good bones or creating a classically-inspired custom home, Eigel Builders shares the same exacting standards of thorough detail and attention to plan.
Saint Charles, IL, 60175
36 miles from Lake Forest
Stonebreaker is a builder and remodeler in the Chicagoland and Lake Geneva Wisconsin area. We're passionate about creating beautiful homes and spaces that reflect our clients... Read More
Great Rooms Designers & Builders has been recognized as one of the leading, award-winning design + build companies in the Chicago North Shore and surrounding areas.
Mark Hickman Homes (630) 654-3133
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
32 miles from Lake Forest
Mark Hickman Homes is the modern home builder in the Chicagoland area. MHH specializes in building homes with green features. Mark Hickman Homes provides services for new... Read More
Macnon Builders (847) 724-1510
We have been designing and building custom homes and additions for North Shore families for over 25 years. Macnon Builders has established itself as the premier Design/Build firm for customer homes.
St. Charles, IL, 60174
34 miles from Lake Forest
Northern Illinois Luxury Custom Home Builder and Remodeler. Serving the Western Chicago Suburbs & Lake Geneva WI for Over 25 Years! Read More
A. Perry Homes (847) 549-0668
We are architects, builders and remodelers of the finest homes featuring dynamic architecture, superior craftsmanship and personalized service for each client through a collaborative and fun approach.
Highgate Builders (847) 835-7133
Glencoe, IL, 60022
10 miles from Lake Forest
Highgate Builders offers specialized design and construction services for schedule-conscious clients who appreciate quality and attention to detail. We have experience with... Read More
RS&P Property Group LLC (708) 763-9999
Discerning buyers know RS&P Property Group. We design and build custom and spec homes in the finest school districts in Chicago’s North Shore and Western suburbs.
Glencoe, IL, 60022
10 miles from Lake Forest
We at Newgard are committed to creating a new type of luxury residential construction company. We listen and transform your vision into the home that you will cherish for years to... Read More
Glenview, IL, 60025
13 miles from Lake Forest
Since 1998, Danko Group Corp. has specialized in quality customer service and excellent craftsmanship. We take pride in our work and build to last. You future is our... Read More
SKYCREST HOMES LLC (847) 732-1391
INVERNESS, IL, 60010
17 miles from Lake Forest
Skycrest Homes LLC, is a full service construction company experienced in creating semi-custom and custom home designs that reflect your unique lifestyle and interests throughout... Read More
Countryside, IL, 60525
33 miles from Lake Forest
Greenside Design Build is one of the premier custom builders in the suburbs of Chicago. Our owners have been crafting fine homes, renovations, and developments for discerning... Read More
Craig Ross (630) 253-5177
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
32 miles from Lake Forest
Ross is an award winning third generation of family builders providing luxury custom built homes in Chicago's Western Suburbs. We specialize in single family homes built in... Read More
Battaglia Homes (630) 669-4280
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
32 miles from Lake Forest
Battaglia Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder in Hinsdale and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Known for crafting beautifully appointed residences with... Read More
Lake Bluff, IL, 60045
1 mile from Lake Forest
Experts in creative residential design, unique architecture, and sensible general contracting, serving you from your project's concept to its completion. Every homebuilder and... Read More
PEA Builders (262) 506-9616
Muskego, WI, 53150
47 miles from Lake Forest
PEA Builders is a builder of "High performance" and "Passive Solar" homes. Our focus is on "Green" building starting with structure first and incorporating a "Not So Big House" ... Read More
Lake Barrington, IL, 60010
17 miles from Lake Forest
Established in 2003 by the principal Neil Hardin, Hardin Builders Inc. has set the standard for residential home building and design in Chicago, North Shore, Barrington,... Read More
Northbrook, IL, 60062
10 miles from Lake Forest
Since 1990, the principals of Coda Design + Build have been providing the Chicago Metropolitan area unprecedented residential real estate consultation, design services,... Read More
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What do new home builders do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Lake Forest, IL market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Lake Forest, IL market, as well as survey the land on which the house will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. They also obtain the necessary permits.

A good builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on Lake Forest, IL zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality house.

Builders are responsible for ensuring that the home-building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom and luxury home builders also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some houses you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

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