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  1. 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, […]


  2. Current Design Trends for Custom Homes

    November 10, 2014

      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 […]


  3. How to Minimize Stress and Maximize Sanity

    September 22, 2014

    If anyone ever told you that building a home can be stressful, they were right. However, savvy homeowners choose a builder who will make it less so. But beyond making certain the company is licensed and insured and has provided a fair bid and a professional contract, how do owners determine whether a company will […]


  4. 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.


  5. Ever wish you could spend more time with family, plus rewind and regenerate??

    September 7, 2013

    Since 2011, the vacation cottage movement has been gaining popularity. Sales of vacation homes rose 10% last year, compared with 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors.


  6. What is Your Cost per Square Foot?

    November 8, 2011

    I recently received a phone call from someone asking me the question: “What is your average cost per square foot?” I get this question often and I cringe when I hear it.

    People will ask me this question sincerely in order to compare me to another builder. I beg you; do not compare builders based on this question. The answer is more complex than the question and you will not have an accurate measure of what your home will cost.

    So what do I do when I get this question?


  7. Solar Power Can Provide Numerous Benefits to Your Business

    August 9, 2011

    CL Design-Build, architect & general contractor of Yorkville, IL and Independence Renewable Energy, solar energy contractor of Somonauk, IL provided the concept, design and installation for a solar array to be installed at Plants & Produce, a business located in Sheridan, IL. Plants & Produce contacted the companies with the desire to achieve a net zero electric bill. With that in mind, the system was designed so it can easily be expanded as the company’s needs change….


  8. 5 Great Remodeling Ideas

    September 21, 2010

    Although it’s starting to get colder it’s still a great time for remodeling projects. Here are my top 5 picks for Home Improvement and Remodeling Projects. These 5 ideas, in addition to the ever popular new paint will always bring value to your home as well as enjoyment to you. Does anyone else have any great fall projects ideas?


  9. Chicago’s Greenest Smart Home Worth a Visit

    March 11, 2010

    Home energy-efficiency and eco-awareness are certainly topics and concerns that today’s new home buyers are concerned about. The Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s smart home exhibit has been refreshed for 2009 and worth a visit — either for the first time or even if you’ve been there previously.



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