DESIGNFirst Builders

4.98 |10 Verified Ratings
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DESIGNFirst Builders

4.98 | 10 Verified Ratings
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PO Box 121
Itasca, IL 60423
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DESIGNFirst Builders

DESIGNfirst Builders is the premier choice for all of your home improvement and building needs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We are a locally owned and operated full service contracting company that has been proudly serving the area since the turn of the century. We take pride in everything we do and want to make the process as easy as we can for you. We are committed to great work and customer service. Our Architects and Designers will help you build your dream projects! No project is too big or too small, so call today and let us put our experience to work for you!


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Service Area

  • Chicago
  • Palatine
  • Evanston
  • Naperville
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Schaumburg
  • Saint Charles
  • Highland Park
  • Hinsdale
  • Oak Brook
  • Wheaton
  • Barrington
  • Northbrook
  • Des Plaines
  • Arlington Heights
  • Lake Bluff
  • Addison
  • Downers Grove
  • Glendale Heights
  • Mundelein
  • Villa Park
  • Willowbrook
  • Deerfield
  • Riverside
  • Skokie
  • Geneva
  • Batavia
  • Kenilworth
  • Bloomingdale
  • La Grange
  • Lisle
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Lincolnshire
  • Winnetka
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Glenview
  • Wheeling
  • Frankfort
  • Oak Park
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Glencoe
  • Wood Dale
  • Lincolnwood
  • Harwood Heights
  • Vernon Hills
  • Itasca
  • Lake Forest
  • Winfield
  • Highwood
  • Wayne
  • Elk Grove Village
  • West Chicago
  • See All >

Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms
  • Build an Addition
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Sunroom or Patio Enclosure Build
Designers & Decorators
  • Building Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Full Floor and Room Additions, Multi Room Renovation
  • Custom Home Building, Space Reconfiguration
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Basement Finishing or Remodeling

Product Brands Used

  • Blanco
  • Delta - Cosella-Dorken Products, Inc.
  • Kohler
  • Moen
  • Masterbrand

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 2001
Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Angie's List Super Service Award 2010-2019
  • BBB
  • Best of Houzz 2014-2018
  • In Service For 14 Years
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Itasca Food Pantry

Angel Tree

Northern Illinois Food Bank

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because DESIGNfirst Builders is a premier Chicago home remodeling company and all-inclusive design/build firm located in Itasca. Serving all of Chicagoland we have over 100 years combined experience and are dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home or business. We will also build your custom home on the lot of your choice. When DESIGNfirst was founded in 2006, we had a staff of three people managing all design, development and construction for projects throughout Chicagoland. Today we have a large team of Designers, Architects, Managers, Contractors and more to assist you in defining, expanding and building your dream space..

We started in this industry in 2006.

We describe our business as Well established


DESIGNFirst Builders

My Work
16 Projects
Save $1500 on Any Addition Project Save $1,500
Save $1000 on Any Full Kitchen Remodel Save $1,000
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Review by in Naperville, IL
Our home burnt down they designed and built new home we love love. There team is wonderful very professional they feel like family Justin and Jacup were a tremendous help as custom home builders you should check the out if your building.
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Review by in Geneva, IL
Outstanding service, high sense of urgency and moved quickly on my project. Love their design capabilities, flexibility and careful attention to detail. Great project management tool -- shows you how funds are spent in very clear detail. No room for error or guessing. Very helpful in helping me get project back no budget due to unexpected situations that arose and completely out of our control. I highly recommend Design First -- what a great decision to hire them for my project!!
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Review by in Homewood, IL
Design First was professional from beginning to end. The quality is undeniable and I am completely elated with my new master bathroom. They literally made my dream come true, I would use them again and again.
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Review by in Medinah, IL
Design First has done several projects for us over the past few years! We would not use anyone else!!! We could not be happier with the work they do! Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable from beginning to end of project!
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Hi Theresa,Thank you so much for the feedback, it has been a pleasure working on your projects over the years.
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Review by in Brookfield, IL
This all got started right before the pandemic was upon us. The crews worked throughout, keeping social distancing and being super safe. I want to express how wonderful Luke, my project manager kept everything moving. Other shout outs go to Sergi the plumber and Stanley the carpenter. Don't get me wrong, ALL the guys were professional, courteous, and highly skilled. I would recommend or use Designfirst again at any time.
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Hi Aila,Thank you so much for the feedback! We hope you and your family enjoy your addition.
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Review by in Schaumburg, IL
We received multiple estimates, and decided to go with DesignFirst Builders for numerous reasons. Promptness, Showroom, the amount of different types of cabinets, counters, tiles, flooring and more. They also had numerous prices and quality from low to high depending on the cost of the addition to which build. From the start to finish of the project we dealt with multiple architects, designer's and project managers. Anytime we called or left a voice message we were contacted within the hour. Lastly I want to give a shout out to our project manager, ( Rick Divito ). Rick went above and beyond from the begining to the finish of our addition to make sure everything was perfect. If you want your project to be perfect I highly recommend using Designfirst Builders. They are the best !
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Hi Steven,We appreciate your kind words and we hope you and your family are enjoying the addition.
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Review by in Schaumburg, IL
They were all very professional, all tradesmen cleaned up every day when finished. All questions where answered in a way we were able to understand. Always on time and if there was a delay we were informed in a timely fashion.
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Hi Steve,Thank you for the kind words, we enjoyed creating your addition project!
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Review by in Roselle, IL
Give Design First a call and do not think twice. They do everything from start to finish and made sure I did not have to worry about a thing. The best part is, I got to see a 3D colored rendering of what the potential project was like, anything and everything I wanted and needed, they made sure to include and were quick to make any changes to suit my desires! I will definitely hire them for my kitchen remodel this spring!
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Thank you so much for the kind words, Justyna! We strive to do the best for our clients.
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Review by in Elmhurst, IL
From start to finish they cared about how we felt and did their best to keep us in the loop as to the next step in the process
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Thank you so much for the kind words, George! We strive to do the best for our clients!
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Review by in Downers Grove, IL
So far, so good. About 40 - 50% done with the project. On schedule. The workers are polite, professional, and do great work.
Response by DESIGNFirst Builders: Thank you so much John, we are happy to be working with you and appreciate your kind words. We strive for the best for all of our clients!

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