Developer Notes

William Ryan Homes offers Custom Collection

With the introduction of William Ryan's Custom Collection, buyers can now select a home site anywhere they want and William Ryan will do the rest. Currently, the company is building a custom home model in Palatine and Naperville with a home under way in Westmont for early delivery. 

For more than 20 years, William Ryan Homes has been building single-family homes in the Chicagoland area. Nationally recognized for its quality, energy-efficient construction and innovative technology, William Ryan has built homes for more than 9,000 families in the most sought-after suburban locations.

While William Ryan has custom sites for buyers to consider, buyers may choose a home site knowing that William Ryan will help facilitate the purchase and eliminate the need for a construction loan.

Home plans, which include ranch and two-story designs, range from 2,254 to 4,652 square feet with three to five bedrooms, 2 ½ to 5 ½ baths, gourmet kitchens with islands, walk-in pantries and breakfast rooms, formal living and dining rooms, master bedroom suites with luxury baths and walk-in closets as well as mudrooms, second-floor laundry rooms, lofts, studies and two- or three-car garages. William Ryan takes pride in its energy-efficient, green construction and buyers also benefit from state-of-the-art smart home technology.

The sky-is-the-limit for buyers who can choose from hundreds of interior and exterior finishes in the newly opened William Ryan Selection Center.

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Beechen & Dill simplifies new home buying process

Recognized as one of Chicagoland's most dynamic and distinctive homebuilders, Burr Ridge-based Beechen & Dill Homes' reputation extends throughout Chicago's suburbs.

Beechen & Dill specializes in custom homes from the $300,000s in communities such as Orland Park, Mokena, Homer Glen, and Lemont. All homes include Beechen & Dill's buyer-pleasing, can-do attitude, which ensures homes arrive on time, on budget, and in line with the homeowners' personal vision.

Beechen & Dill's work extends to planned communities such as Misty Ridge in Romeoville and Creekside Estates in Lockport. Prices start in the mid $200,000s and low $300,000s, respectively.

Led by Matt Dill, the Home Builders Association of Illinois' 2011 "Builder of the Year," Beechen & Dill delivers a simplified process for homebuyers, responsive customer service, and cutting-edge architectural plans punctuated by Energy Star certification and an industry-leading 10-year structural warranty.

With Beechen & Dill Homes, quality, style, and service become reality: Expert craftsmanship consumes the home; compelling architecture and design elements replace cookie-cutter looks; and lives take dramatic turns toward comfort and class.

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Quick delivery homes available at Crossings at Morton Grove

Toll Brothers' Crossings at Morton Grove has several rowhomes immediately ready for buyers.

These rowhomes, priced in the $300,000s, feature three levels plus a full basement, a two-car attached garage, and a private rooftop deck. Additional features include high ceilings, granite countertops, hardwood floors, and large closets. Lawn care and snow removal are provided by the homeowners association.

This enclave of 64 rowhomes provides a great opportunity to purchase a new home in a well-established community. The community is a short walk to the Metra station and just 20 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. Restaurants, the local library, bike trails and parks are within a few blocks.

Another draw is the easy low-maintenance lifestyle with lawn care and snow removal provided by the Homeowners Association.

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Home show, builder supply sale open to public

On Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association will be holding two events in Yorkville: Spring Home Show and Builder's Surplus Sale.

The Spring Home Show is hosted by Heritage Home Décor & Design, 129 Commercial Drive, Yorkville.

Exhibitors will display a wide range of interior, exterior, home building and home remodeling products and services including:

  • Renovation ideas
  • Kitchen displays featuring cabinetry, accessories and countertops
  • Flooring exhibits featuring hardwood, tile and unique green flooring options
  • Landscaping, design, planting tips and outdoor lighting
  • Brick patio ideas
  • Green home products
  • Interactive demonstrations
  • Live demonstrations and seminars
  • Windows and doors
  • Decks
  • Gardening ideas
  • Wine tastings
  • Food demos

This is a free event, open to the public and includes free parking and more than 50 raffles will be held throughout the day. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Builder's Surplus Sale takes place across the street from the Spring Home Show on Boombah Boulevard.

The Builder's Surplus Sale will include overstock or discontinued, unused home building products and supplies.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to support Operation Finally Home, an organization that will build a home to thank and help a wounded or disabled service member in the St. Charles area. For more information on Operation Finally Home, please visit:

Some of the products at the sale will include:

  • Flooring materials
  • Landscape materials
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Lighting materials
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Sinks and tubs
  • Windows
  • Tools
  • Doors
  • Home accents
  • Stair treads
  • Cabinetry
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Trim and moldings

This is a free event, open to the public and includes free parking; cash, debit or credit cards are accepted for immediate purchases (delivery not available).

To learn more about these events contact: Donna Renzi, Northern Illinois Home Builders Association, 630-978-9000, or visit, Facebook Page: Northern Illinois Home Builders Association.

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