1,185 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, IL home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
Gander Builders (815) 693-9288
Frankfort, IL, 60423
37 miles from Des Plaines
Gander Builders is a custom home builder in the Chicago area specializing in luxury custom homes and remodeling. It could be said that Steve Lecas was born to build homes. He... 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.
Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
20 miles from Des Plaines
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
With over two decades of home building and remodeling experience in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago we’ve built, renovated and remodeled well over 350 homes.
Saint Charles, IL, 60175
27 miles from Des Plaines
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
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.
Mark Hickman Homes (630) 654-3133
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
17 miles from Des Plaines
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
Michael Stone Group (847) 374-9616
Luxury custom home builder geared to value engineer designs and projects to meet any client's budget, both new construction and renovation.
Glenview, IL, 60025
5 miles from Des Plaines
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
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.
St. Charles, IL, 60174
24 miles from Des Plaines
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 Des Plaines
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
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.
Glencoe, IL, 60022
10 miles from Des Plaines
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
Craig Ross (630) 253-5177
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
17 miles from Des Plaines
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
SKYCREST HOMES LLC (847) 732-1391
INVERNESS, IL, 60010
16 miles from Des Plaines
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
18 miles from Des Plaines
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
Battaglia Homes (630) 669-4280
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
17 miles from Des Plaines
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
Crown Point, IN, 46307
50 miles from Des Plaines
Commercial and Residential General Contractor / Home Builder - Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We specialize in high-end projects. We are a highly motivated team with proven... Read More
Northbrook, IL, 60062
7 miles from Des Plaines
Since 1990, the principals of Coda Design + Build have been providing the Chicago Metropolitan area unprecedented residential real estate consultation, design services,... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60647
13 miles from Des Plaines
LG Construction + Development, headquartered in Chicago, has three distinct, yet complimentary work streams that help us become a one-stop shop for Chicago’s best real estate... 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 Des Plaines, IL market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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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