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Prescreened Custom Home Construction Companies in Chicago, IL

    Axiom Contractors, LLC Logo
    Burbank, IL·

    Roofing Retail & Insurance, We're Licensed General Contractors, We're Licensed Roofing Contractors , and 1 more

    "Very personable and friendly. Very good work and dependable"

    Michael G. in January 2018

    Design Developers & Rehub, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Kitchen - Remodel, Bathroom - Remodel, Major Home Repairs (General Contractor) , and 1 more

    "We had a linen closet built in our master bedroom & a long section of concrete from an old patio cut away to give us a little more driveway space & we would recommend this company without hesitation! John came out to give us an estimate within a day of the request & was very courteous & positive about our request. Love that he said, "no problem" when he heard what we wanted done. & we couldn't be happier with Peter's work! He did a great job & was always on time & very professional & courteous. We trusted them in our home & will definitely hire this company again!"

    Eileen M. in December 2016

    My Home Architects & Engineers, Ltd. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Architect

    "Helped repair siding and damaged studs from when a car hit our garage."

    Kelsey H. in May 2022

    Daniel Henry Builders, Inc. Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Find a Custom Home Builder, Kitchen - Bath - Basement - Remodeling, Major Renovation - Multiple Rooms , and 2 more

    "Except for the delay caused by the tub I ordered not being in stock which delayed the start of the bathroom project until after the holidays, I am very pleased with the workmanship. The communications with Dan were excellent. Even if he was going to be a little late getting to our house in the morning, he called to let us know. I highly recommend him."

    Herbert D. in September 2003

    RR
    Evanston, IL·

    Detail Oriented, Professionalism + Punctuality, Experienced , and 2 more

    "Continue making the homeowners life easier, I look forward to work with you in the future."

    Chalenor J. in July 2022

    ME
    Lincolnwood, IL·

    New Home Building, Home Remodeling, Major Home Repair

    "N/A"

    Joseph J. in August 2017

    LG

    In business since 2010

    Mokena, IL·

    Home Building

    About us: "LRC Group takes great pride in our 20+ years of experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet the needs of the consumer. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Touchstone Group Construction Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Commercial Construction, Remodels, Custom Home Builds

    "Professional, expert craftsmanship and timely - I will not hesitate to call up Touchstone Group for my next project need."

    Jason T. in February 2020

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Out of Network Custom Home Builders in Chicago, IL

How much do custom home builders typically cost?

  • Chicago, Illinois Average
    $449,066
  • Typical Range
    $181,666 - $850,000
  • Low End - High End
    $18,000 - $890,000

HomeAdvisor Community Rating

Overall Rating:

Chicago Custom Home Builders are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 77 reviews of 7 featured pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


Things to Consider Before You Build a Custom House:

  • How many Bedrooms would you like in the custom home?
    4 or more
  • How many Bathrooms would you like in the custom home?
    4 or more
  • What is the status of the land where the home will be built?
  • Are you looking to build a modular home?

Chicago Log Homes

Of the different kinds of houses that you're used to seeing in the metro area, Chicago log homes are probably not at the top of the list. However, in the less populated areas around Chicago, log homes are an excellent choice for summer homes or lake retreats for several different reasons. Windy City residents looking for the perfect place to get away will certainly have many options when it comes to building a second home or lake house, and while conventional structures might at first seem like the most practical choice, a well constructed log home has many benefits that most homeowners are simply not aware of.

Options
To start off, not all log structures are built in the same manner. A kit-built log home or milled log home uses lengths of wood that are processed to be uniform. Though they are designed to be constructed in a relatively simple manner, most homeowners generally opt to have their house put together by a professional (the option to build a kit log home yourself is one that some homeowners have taken with success). It should be noted, however, that not all milled log home manufacturers use real logs as their raw material.

Handcrafted log homes are made from real logs by skilled craftsmen who often use techniques that are decades old. These generally allow for more customization in floor plan and appearance than kit-built structures, but are more difficult to produce.

There are several variations on log home construction including cordwood homes, where firewood sized logs are positioned and laid like bricks to form walls (giving the finished structure a polka-dot appearance) and timber framed homes where large logs are used to form the structural support of the house. You can also create a conventionally built house that uses many log accents to give the house a more rustic look.

Builders
Not all Chicago log home builders are going to be experts at every style of log home construction. Your best bet is to look at examples of several kinds of log homes in magazines or online, and then find a contractor or company that specializes in the style you choose. Chances are that there will be a log home builder in Chicago (or in the surrounding area) who will be able to accommodate you.

Prices and Benefits
While there are some technologies that become outdated and are better left that way, log home construction has many benefits that are sure to appeal to even the most modern sensibilities. Log homes are generally far more efficient insulators than traditionally built houses because of the tiny air pockets inside each log that make it difficult for heat to transfer between indoors and out. This is of particular significance in an area that gets as cold in the winter as Chicago. This means less money spent on heating and cooling, and less wasted energy, too. Log homes are also environmentally friendly in the fact that using whole logs reduces the amount of waste created by making boards (all that sawdust adds up to more than you might think over time).

It has been said that many households will not need to take out a mortgage to build a log home. Chicago residents should beware, however, as this statement (though true in some cases) can be very misleading, especially if this is to be a primary residence. These low figures often require the homeowner to do a lot of the work in constructing the building. While some log homes can be built inexpensively, there is a good probability that a log house with all of the same attributes you'd expect from a brand new house (and built by a hired contractor and crew) will be comparable in price to any other kind of home.

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Recent Requests for Custom Home Builders in Chicago, Illinois

  • NewProject Location: Chicago, IL 60619
    Date: 01/24/2023
    Modular home?: No
    Approximate Budget: Under $100,000
    When would you like construction to start?: 3 - 6 months
    Comment: 4 bathrooms update and repair, 2 kitchens, hardwood flooring repair in both kitchen. Drywall, painting in all 6 areas.
  • NewProject Location: Chicago, IL 60649
    Date: 01/23/2023
    When would you like construction to start?: Timing is flexible
    Approximate Budget: $400,000 or more
    Modular home?: Not sure
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60617
    Date: 01/20/2023
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    # of Bedrooms: 3
    Modular home?: Not sure
    Approximate Budget: $200,000 - $250,000
    Styles Interested in: Modern
    Land Status: I am currently looking for land
    Comment: Looking to build a simple starter home
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60637
    Date: 01/18/2023
    Modular home?: No
    Approximate Budget: $300,000 - $400,000
    When would you like construction to start?: 3 - 6 months
    Comment: 3 flat apartment building
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60608
    Date: 01/15/2023
    Modular home?: Not sure
    Approximate Budget: $100,000 - $200,000
    When would you like construction to start?: 3 - 6 months
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60637
    Date: 01/14/2023
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    # of Bedrooms: 2
    Modular home?: No
    Approximate Budget: Under $100,000
    Styles Interested in: Modern
    Land Status: I already own the land
    Comment: Wourk like a tiny house with two bedrooms, balcony, kitchen, bathroom, and con exted to i car basement.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60620
    Date: 01/09/2023
    Modular home?: No
    Approximate Budget: Under $100,000
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    When would you like construction to start?: Timing is flexible
    Comment: I’m looking to put new walls, new floors and new ceilings in my childhood bedroom.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60636
    Date: 01/09/2023
    # of Bathrooms: 2
    # of Bedrooms: 4 or more
    Modular home?: Not sure
    When would you like construction to start?: Timing is flexible
    Approximate Budget: Under $100,000
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for for building a 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom home. with a budget of under $100,000
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60605
    Date: 01/05/2023
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    # of Bedrooms: 5 or more
    Modular home?: Not sure
    Approximate Budget: Over $500,000
    Styles Interested in: Luxury
    Land Status: I am in process of purchasing land
    Comment: 56,000 sq ft
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60607
    Date: 01/05/2023
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    # of Bedrooms: 1
    Modular home?: Not sure
    Approximate Budget: Under $100,000
    Styles Interested in: Modern
    Land Status: I have not started looking for land
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60647
    Date: 01/02/2023
    Modular home?: No
    When would you like construction to start?: Timing is flexible
    Approximate Budget: $100,000 - $200,000
    Are you interested in financing?: No
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL 60609
    Date: 12/2022
    # of Bedrooms: 5 or more
    Modular home?: Not sure
    Approximate Budget: $100,000 - $150,000
    Land Status: I already own the land
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting

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