Entries by Ryan Siebert

What is a Custom Built Home?

What is a Custom Built Home? What does it mean to custom build your own home? At SG Home Builders, we use the hashtag #CustomBuild within our social media posts to show our followers what a custom build looks like. However, when clients are initially looking for a builder, they often do not understand what […]

Restoration vs Renovation Contractors

Restoration vs Renovation Contractors Chicago’s unpredictable weather creates a need for local restoration contractors to be very diverse, not to be confused with renovation contractors which offer a very different service. Today I want to discuss with you why it is important to know a restoration contractor before your damage happens, and why your renovation […]

Spring Chicago Residential Construction Update

Custom Renovation and Building Update Custom Renovation work is up, custom building is down.  New purchase contracts are up, and so are interest rates and home values too.  Pat details the type of custom renovation and building projects that we and many of the management teams in Chicago and Naperville are seeing so far in […]

Custom Built Chicago Home

Custom Built Chicago Home Our most recent custom built Chicago home is completed and ready to sell.  This is our last “For Sale” project that we have in our inventory as of April 2018.  It is a beautiful custom build home with details throughout that I want to share with you today.  We will be […]

What is a HERS Rating?

What is a HERS Rating? We’re often asked why some builders are able to make their homes very cost efficient. It is not always about the high end cabinets or the fancy steam shower for some customers, but rather the energy efficiency associated with your home’s utilities. When it comes to assessing the energy efficiency […]

Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Why Is My Basement Flooding? On this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Pat Cardoni dives into the specifics of dealing with water issues.  Water in your basement can not seem like a big deal if you are not using the space.  However, when it comes time to selling your home, buyers will be holding back […]

Challenges in the Construction Industry

Challenges in the Construction Industry Several general construction companies that take part in custom home building and renovations seem to have a bad reputation. A question I often hear from my friends and family is, “why do contractors suck?” The reality is that most construction companies have shortcomings in one form or another, so today […]

When to Start an Exterior Renovation

When to Start an Exterior Renovation Exterior renovation projects are on the horizon. Unpredictable weather in our Chicago and Naperville markets poses a unique challenge for the timing of these projects, highlighting the importance of waiting for the perfect time to start an exterior renovation. Today I want to discuss a few points on why […]

Creating Value Using Construction in 2018

How to Create Value Using Construction in 2018 Pat Cardoni COO SG Home Builders Creating value using construction will always be the backbone of Chicago’s real estate market.  Pat has been a part of a the rising and falling in real estate for over 15 years.  He understands that there are certain market conditions each […]

Questions to ask a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

Questions to ask a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor By Ryan Siebert Bathroom remodeling projects are like snowflakes, no two are 100 percent alike. While you may want to start thinking about the design and aesthetics of your newly renovated bathroom, there are several factors to consider when selecting the contractor. That said, I want to share with […]