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  1. “No Duplication” Policy

    November 10, 2014

    In order to protect the uniqueness and creativity of each home that is designed as well as the ideas and effort made by each of our clients, we at CL Design-Build, Inc. promise to maintain a “No Duplication” Policy. This 100% enforced policy prevents the staff, trades, and suppliers of CL Design-Build, Inc. from duplicating, […]


  2. Building Green

    Yorkville, IL in Kendall County is a fast-growing treasure, a beautiful hidden community just minutes outside of the well-known cities of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and it is fast moving in the Green direction. So fast in fact, that it’s neighbors to the east may not catch up. Well under way as one of Yorkville’s driving […]


  3. What is Energy Star?

    September 30, 2014

    ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2005 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 23 million cars — all while saving $12 billion on their […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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.


  6. Taking Your Vision and Turning it into Reality

    January 31, 2014

    As a professional builder, we are practiced at taking a client’s concepts and ideas and transforming them into three-dimensional reality. It is a skill we have honed over decades. It is our work and our passion. For our clients, translating their vision for their new home into words can be both challenging and frustrating. Putting […]


  7. 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.


  8. CL Design-Build Receives Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award

    March 22, 2012

    First-Ever Survey & Analysis of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Current Design Trends from Across the Country


  9. 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?


  10. America Recycles Day is November 15th

    October 14, 2011

    For years recycling programs have focused on reducing residential waste. Now it is time for businesses to focus on their recycling efforts as well. If your business does not have a recycling program, it is time to start. If you have one, it is time to re-evaluate and enhance it. In either case, begin with […]



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