Find a home builder in Waukegan, IL

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Find home builders in Waukegan, IL

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Find home builders in Waukegan, IL

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Top 10 home builders in Waukegan, IL

Homeowners agree: these Waukegan home builders are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
SMT Building Systems

SMT Building Systems

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Modular Home Builder and Siding Contractor
Taty Construction

Taty Construction

5.0(3)
20+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Federica Z. says, " I am very satisfied with the service, the quality and the finishes of the home. This company has many years of experience in construction." Read more
TimberWerks

TimberWerks

New on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Custom Home Builder 4 generation ,
Paul Design Builders

Paul Design Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
We provide the best quality building and contracting to all of our customers for many years. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best product then can get.
PS Custom Homes

PS Custom Homes

New on HomeGuide
Serves Waukegan, IL
I pride myself on keeping each and every customer happy and within budget. I love building houses. I have been in the industry for 25 years building and remodeling homes from $200,000 to $3,000,000.
A. Perry Homes

A. Perry Homes

5.0(1)
17+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Dave M. says, "We started working with A. Perry Homes after we interviewed several architects to build a custom luxury home. We had a good feeling after talking with Tony that he would be passionate about our project and that he understood our goals, and we were right! We had a lot of fun throughout the whole design process. Tony and his team were very cognizant of our needs and wants while incorporating many creative ideas that blended into the plan. His building superintendent was wonderful to work with as well, keeping us apprised of everything that went on at the building site. The choices and decisions that need to be made in these types of projects are infinite, and we thought it was going to be overwhelming; as it turns out it was nothing but a pleasure. Their experience and intuitive nature regarding our style made the selection outings something to look forward to. Another point I want to mention is their prompt response to all our emails and phone calls. Thoughts and ideas went through our minds constantly during this process, and the communication was nothing less than fabulous. We truly enjoyed the incredible A. Perry Home delivered to us." Read more
Duke Builders And Design

Duke Builders And Design

New on HomeGuide
Serves Waukegan, IL
I am about educating my clients in ways to save them money without cutting corners. My work for 20 years has been word of mouth. I belive the effort and relationship put in will come full fold. I enjoy making my clients dreams a reality. I go above and beyond; after all the finished product is my future. I have been doing construction since the age of 12. After school and on weekends I had a mentor I worked with. After highschool I started my own business at 18 years old and have been doing construction since 1986. I have built homes from ground up new construction. built fabricated homes, remodeled homes, apartments & condos. My team an I B...
Lisk Homes

Lisk Homes

New on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Custom home builder and remodeler with over 35 years of experience thrilling customers with beautiful work and outstanding job coordination. I have worked with many of the subs for 10, 20, even 30+ years. I invest the time up front to understand the wants, needs, and inspiration of each job and give detailed quotes up front that truly reflect what it will cost to make it happen so that end price is inline with the price originally accepted. Give us a call. We would love to add you to the list of thrilled customers.
BuildMax Design & Construction, Inc.

BuildMax Design & Construction, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Founded in 2004, BuildMax Design & Construction, Inc. is a reputable company based in Highland Park, IL. As a locally owned and operated business, BuildMax values honesty and integrity in all its operations. Their seasoned team of professionals offers innovative ideas and tailored solutions to meet your specific project needs. They pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail in every project they undertake. Choose BuildMax for a reliable and customized construction service.
Z Construction Of Illinois, LLC

Z Construction Of Illinois, LLC

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Waukegan, IL
Z Construction of Illinois, LLC, founded in 2001 and located in Highland Park, IL, specializes in home renovations, additions, and new constructions. They strive to exceed customer expectations through their exceptional workmanship, quality, and customer service. Communication is held paramount to understand the needs and expectations of their customers. Their reputation rests on service, safety, and quality, irrespective of the project size. Their commitment to excellence ensures complete customer satisfaction from the start to completion of every project.

Your New Home Construction questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do house builders near me cost?

The average cost to build a house is $155,000 to $416,000, not including the land or lot. Building a custom home costs $100 to $155 per square foot, depending on the location, size, finishes, and customizations. Prefab or modular homes cost $80 to $160 per square foot to build using a pre-designed floor plan.

How long does it take to build a house?

Building a home takes 6 to 12 months on average, including obtaining the permits, drawing the architectural plans, and construction. Bad weather conditions, changing finishes, or a shortage of laborers and subcontractors can increase the overall building time.

What do new home building contractors do?

Custom home builders and general contractors manage the entire house building process, and adhere to zoning regulations and building codes. The best home developers do the following:

  1. Consults with the customer to plan their new home.
  2. Estimates the total cost of materials and labor.
  3. Hires and manages dozens of subcontractors such as architects, carpenters, plumbers, and roofers.
  4. Schedules and coordinates the subcontractors' work.
  5. Oversees the construction process from start to finish.

Do you need a realtor when building a home?

Real estate agents are not required when building a new home, but they can help with contracts and negotiations on upgrades. Plus, realtors can provide information about a neighborhood or city and connect you with lenders and home inspectors to make the process seamless.

Where to start when building a house?

Here are the steps and what you need to know when building a house:

  1. Figure out the house style wanted and start looking for land.
  2. Create a budget and get feedback and estimates from home builders near you.
  3. Purchase the plot of land.
  4. Hire a new home builder or general contractor to build and manage the project.
  5. Develop the architectural plans.
  6. Get the required permits and inspections.
  7. Consider purchasing insurance to cover the project.
  8. Start the construction.
  9. Schedule the final inspection before moving in.
  10. Finish by landscaping the lawn.

Who do I hire to build a house in my area?

Custom home builders and general contractors build houses. Custom home builders have an in-house team of contractors from start to finish, while general contractors hire and manage dozens of subcontractors. Both choices are common and have similar fees of 10% to 20% of the project cost.

To find the best home builders in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from home developers to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions should I ask local home builders?

Ask the following questions before hiring home building contractors.

  • How long have you been in the home building business?
  • What types of homes do you build?
  • Will you work with me to create a floor plan?
  • How many similar homes like mine have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio, or can you give me the addresses of houses you've built?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager, and will you use subcontractors?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Is landscaping included?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Waukegan home builders

Recent success stories from people in the Waukegan area.
Broker P.
I've had the luxury of personally living in the 720 Ringland Rd development that Taty built and and viewed the developments at 1217 W. Monroe and 20 N. Loomis in Chicago. And I have to say they continually showcase impressed craftsmanship. Plus, I got a great deal on price/sqft for a luxury home. Kitchens and Bathrooms are amazing🏆Thank you.
Taty Construction
Alex A.
I would recommend Family Restoration to any and everyone. These guys do top notch work and are very timely and precise in what they do. Not only was our bathroom upgraded within a week but we were able to live through the construction and not have it impact our daily routines. I'm already looking forward to hiring them again for our next project!
Bender & Family Restoration
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