Entries by Alex Locke

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]