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  1. The Qualities of a Good, Custom-Home Builder

    February 12, 2018

    It is our goal to give you a quality home that both of us can be proud of. Why would you accept anything less for your family? CL Design-Build is a small, family-owned company that provides our clients with individualize, personal attention at a fair cost. We provide the professionalism, communication and scheduling services like […]


  2. How Long Will This Take?

    November 15, 2017

    Builders hear this question a lot. The answer, as with most such questions, is “It depends.” But on what? People who haven’t built before often have an unrealistic concept of how long it can take to plan, budget, and build a home. Many variables can affect the timetable. Three that stand out are design, permitting, […]


  3. Building Your Home With An Eye Toward The Future

    October 2, 2017

    No two clients are the same and so every home should be unique. Our mission is to build a home that fits each family’s immediate wants and needs, while taking into account future lifestyle considerations. We work alongside architects and designers to carefully consider a client’s specific situation; the number of people in the household, […]


  4. Why Are Changes Costly?

    Even small changes made after work begins can have surprising effects on the budget. Here’s why. Minimizing change orders is one of the most effective things homeowners can do to control costs. The reason is that seemingly small changes can have cost impacts beyond the builder’s control—costs that ultimately are borne by the customer. We’re […]


  5. Benefits of Universal Design

    November 10, 2014

    According to the most recent report from the NAHB 50+ Housing Council, the 55-plus population will continue to increase by more than 2 percent every year over the next 7 years, reaching 85 million by 2014. The report also goes on to state that by the year 2012, the share of U.S. households age 55 […]


  6. Current Design Trends for Custom Homes

      What Homebuyers Want As we all know, the baby-boom generation has driven the trends for many decades. So what are the current design trends for custom homes? As a custom and luxury home builder in Yorkville, IL, a beautiful hidden community just minutes west of Naperville, Aurora, Oswego and Plainfield, I believe that the […]


  7. CL Design-Build Celebrates Milestone

    August 1, 2014

    Chicago area company CL Design-Build, Inc. celebrates 14 years of home building in August. The family-owned, award winning business was founded in 2000 to offer a complete design and home building service to those in search of a quality home that fits their lifestyle, tastes, and budget. The company offers a one-point of contact for their clients for any size or style of home.



While Bob and I have worked with CL Design Build, the experience has been positive, professional, and one we would pursue again. Our dream home was creatively designed balancing practicality and cost. Cheryl’s attention to detail will make our home a focal point of the neighborhood. Thanks to all at CL Design Build!

~ Bob and Ann Elwood

We enjoyed working with CL Design Build to build our 100% custom dream home. Starting with a blank piece of paper, we were able to build our home from bottom to top using our own ideas and concepts. We are really enjoying our home today.

~ Doug and Cinda Coyne

That teamwork between Brad and Cheryl ensured that we received the best that is available. There is a trust and bond between CL Design-Build and their clients that gave us peace of mind. The numerous compliments that we receive on our beautiful home are tremendous!

~ Richard and Kristine Christie