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– Gulam Mustafa

It was a very nice experience working with America ‘s Custom Home Builders and you guys were really very professional & outstanding in delivering the complete project to me with my family’s expectations.
Once again thank you so much for your great work!

– Herm Ilag

We had the pleasure of contracting with America’s Custom Home Builders, Inc. for our major home improvement project.

Our project scope included new flooring throughout the whole house, crown moldings installed in every room and painting the whole inside of the house.

Dealing with Mrs. Andrews and Mr. Lazar from the quoting process, creative recommendations, costs savings, project management to completion was tremendous.

Both them and their staff were extremely professional, always reachable and very attentive to us and our project needs.  We are in the process of retaining them for our new basement project.

– Afrim Ponik (Google +)

Kathy and Ted, the owners of America’s Custom Home Builders, just completed a high-quality, beautiful single-family home in Lincoln Park Chicago for our family. A friend of ours recommended them and we included them in the selection/bidding process. The communication from the start was superior to all other builders and pricing was also the most competitive. We finished the house on time and on budget, which is somewhat unheard in this market, and we love the finished product. Kathy is very patient and very well organized, and Ted is very knowledgeable and straight forward about everything in the construction business. All the subs they employee are great individuals and very accommodating. We had to deal with the bad neighbors, the painful city of Chicago, and other issues which are common for this type of project. I cannot imagine how we would have done it with anyone else. Kathy and Ted were always patient and found a solution. In addition, the suppliers they select are superior and punctual. I would recommend ACHB to anyone looking to build or renovate in the city or the suburbs.

Home for Sale in Glenview: 937 Echo Ln., Glenview, IL 60025


New Construction, 4 Bedroom / 3.1 Bath

Exquisite stone, frame and Hardie board new construction in New Trier School District. Ready before Fall 2017. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, high end appliances, cabinets, vaulted ceilings with finished basement. Still time for minor floor plan and finish changes.


  • Type: Detached Single
  • Approximate SQF: 3,600
  • Total Rooms: 10
  • Master Bath: Full
  • Basement: Full
  • Parking: 4 Spaces
  • Living Room Size: 11×14
  • Dining Room Size: 12×16
  • Kitchen Size: 23X14
  • Master Bedroom Size: 16×14
  • Lot Size: .25-.49 Acre
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Taxes: $ 5,323.6
  • Grade School District: 39
  • County: Cook

Kitchen Remodeling & New Construction

A full kitchen remodel can give you that dream kitchen you’ve always wanted and add equity to your home. By carefully selecting the right colors, materials and finishes you can customize this most important space in your home and make it it fit your specific needs. Kitchen Remodeling and renovation is one of the most popular home improvement projects and one that is dearest to a woman’s heart. We are a call away from you. Just call us and We will help you design and build your new kitchen just the way you envision it.

We build our homes with high quality engineering and craftsmanship. It is our consistency, dedication, honesty, quality, and warranty that has made us a leader in the new home construction business in the Chicago-land area.

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– P.J. Naughton (Google+)

Ted & Kathy we’re just great to work with. They built a pergola on my back deck and it came out beautiful. They were onsite sometimes twice a day and were extremely responsive. They both have a great eye for detail and brought so much value and experience to the project. Their cost was most competitive and the project was finished on time. They are just enjoyable people to work with. I have already recommended it to several of my friends.

Single Family Home Remodeling, Emerson St., Evanston, IL

We transformed an uninhabitable foreclosure in Evanston into an updated single family home.  The interior was gutted down to studs, the rotten sub flooring was replaced and the mold was removed in the basement walls.  All the electrical wiring, plumbing lines and the HVAC system were replaced and brought up to code.

The walls were then insulated and covered with new drywall.  The kitchen and bathrooms were updated with new appliances, cabinetry and fixtures.  Red Oak hardwood flooring was installed throughout the common areas and then the whole interior was painted.  The exterior of the building was given a complete face lift by replacing the roof, gutters and downspouts.  The stairs were rebuilt on the front porch along with the railing and then painted.

New Construction House in Lincolnwood – Completed

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– Robert Archer (Google+)

When we were looking for a home in Lincolnwood, we found a house that was particularly attractive, and the finishes were the high level we were looking for. We wanted a elevator in our new home, and as it turned out, that house could not accommodate one. We learned that the house had been built by Ted Lazar of America’s Custom Homebuilders. We bought a lot in the Lincolnwood Towers area and contacted Ted Lazar. The project required tearing down the existing house and building an expanded version of the original house, with an elevator, of course.

Ted introduced us to his partner, Kathy Andrews, who shares running projects and handles many of the myriad details, including all the numbers. They took on this project with zeal. The existing house was down, the new foundation in, and the house framed and closed-in by two months later, despite starting the job in the November weather.

We were out of town during most of the construction, but Ted and Kathy kept us informed with emails and photos. They kept us in the decision process all along as we selected finishes, fixtures, and appliances. When we were back in late Spring we met most of the trades that had worked on the house. Ted has a fine group of talented sub-contractors, most originally from Europe, who do top quality work.

Throughout the project, Kathy always had all the numbers ready, available, and she always had them right. She hands on with the many details necessary to wrap up the work and get the required approvals for our eventual occupancy. She and Ted are an awesome team.

This was a large project; it was brought in on budget and within a tight schedule. Any smaller project would be a piece of cake for this terrible twosome. I highly recommend them for any size project you have.

– Mark Mkrdichian (Facebook)

Honestly, Integrity, and prompt service, that’s what you get when you hire America’s Custom Home Builders. They recently completed the expansion of my dental office which was very difficult decision since I could not afford interruptions. Well Just for the record my entire office was rebuilt inside out without one day of business interruption. I am very pleased with the work performed and would recommend them without any hesitation.

– George P Youhanna (Facebook)

My sister and I were looking to build a house in Lincolnwood, we got America’s Custom Home Builders name from a friend. From beginning to end, the process was very smooth. They showed us a few of their projects and then when it was time to make selections, they walked us through the process and we went to the different stores to select all of our exterior and interior materials. Prior to any of the work being done, we got to walk through with each of the subcontractors so we knew exactly what was going to be done. Our home got finished when promised and the quality of work was amazing! We are very happy with America’s Custom Home Builders and have recommended them to all of our family and friends.

– Derrick Isaac (Facebook)

Ted is one of the best builders/contractors around in Illinois. I have been following his work in building new construction homes and remodeling for over 10 years his work is outstanding and very detail. He shows all of his great work on his website and updates his projects frequently! Ted goes the extra mile for you, and treats you like a personal friend, not just a customer. Highly recommended!

– Hannibal Odisho

I have done business with many builders and contractors in the past, but I have never worked with anyone as honest, skillful, and creative as Ted and his company. It is obvious from looking at many of Ted’s projects (and from what his own clients have told me) that he takes great pride and care in his craftsmanship and treats each project as if he was building it for himself. I cannot recommend America’s Custom Home Builders highly enough and they truly are a class act.

– Alexandra Massias (Facebook)

Amazing work from true professionals in the construction field!!! I had my kitchen and bathroom completely remodeled and love all the work that was done! They were quick, clean and reasonably priced! I have recommended this company to all my family and friends! When I can, I will be calling Ted to come back to do my other bathroom that is desperately needing a remodel!!

– Ninab Maradkel (Facebook)

Great folks to work with and high quality work. I recommend them to all my friends and family.

– Meriam Amedin Lazar (Facebook)

We used Ted’s company to update our home and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Top quality work! You will not be disappointed! Check them out.

– Amy Lanham Sebastian (Facebook)

I highly recommend America’s Custom Home Builders. The owner Ted is a very knowledgeable person and very personable as well. When my husband and I were deciding on a company to do our remodeling we looked at several options. Ted took us to show us several homes that he completed in the past and the quality and workmanship was evident throughout. After the project started he took care of everything. I was very satisfied with the work that was completed and constantly get positive comments. I would recommend ACHB and Ted to anyone

– Martin Youkhana (Facebook)

One of the finest builders I worked with in 20 years. Strongly recommend very honest.

– Nathan Stillwell (Facebook)

Great company with great people. My clients have been very happy with the work completed.

What contributes to the final cost of the home?

When building, you need to keep in mind additional costs other than just the home, such as utilities; water, electric and sewer. Will you need a water well, or is city or community water available to tap into? Will you need electricity run to your property or is it available? Will you need a septic system or can the city sewer be tapped into? These costs can be added and we can take care of them for you. Other additional costs to consider will be, driveways, landscaping, and fencing.

Do You Have Building Lots or Developments?

We are primarily an “on your lot” custom builder, and do not inventory land, thereby reducing overhead costs, which enable us to offer the lowest possible prices to our Buyers. However we are involved in small developments as indicated on our Land & Financing Page. We maintain lists of available lots and land within our building area for our Buyers benefit.

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Professional builders, with excellent attention to detail. I used them for a general renovation, and was very satisfied with the project. Having compared them against multiple other contractors, their price point was very competitive as well. Would highly recommend them, and will use them again.

Expected Temperature & Precipitation Pattern Across the Nation



  • The late autumn / early winter months are expected to get off to a cold start – with the best possibility of early season snow during the last ten days of November through the first half of December.
  • Much of the eastern half of the nation is expected to see temperatures average well below normal during the vast majority of the winter as a whole, continuing through at least February.
  • The heart of the cold anomalies will be found across the Interior Northeast & Ohio Valley early on before likely shifting westward toward the Upper Midwest / Northern Plains during the second half of winter.
  • Generally variable temperatures are expected across the Intermountain West – with readings likely averaging above normal closer to the coast across the Pacific Northwest.


  •  Although liquid precipitation is expected to average below normal for the Ohio Valley & Midwest, similar years featured snowfall close to or even slightly above normal.
  • A combination of cold temperatures and a favorable storm track should result in above average snowfall for much of the Eastern Seaboard – with the biggest storm threat during the first half of the season.
  • The Southeast will see an active pattern – increasing their odds of significant snow and/or ice events.

The winter of 2014 -where we saw record-breaking low temperatures and snowfalls- is probably the furtherest thing from your mind right now; however, it’s important to solve roof problems and resolve roof damage as quickly as possible. If you notice any sign of roof problems or roof damage, please contact America’s Custom Home Builders at 847.724.0300.

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7025 N. Keating Ave., Lncolnwood, IL

6933 N. Keating Ave., Lincolnwood, IL

6930 Kedvale Ave., Lincolnwood, IL

Navajo Ave. in Lincolnwood Towers

6931 N. Keating Ave., Lincolnwood, IL

Cleveland Ave., Lincoln Park, Chicago

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