Welcome to Williams Designers & Builders

About our Company

For nearly two decades, Williams Designers & Builders has been building some of the finest homes in Chicago’s beautiful Northern suburbs. With extensive experience and an unwavering passion for excellence, we transform the average into the exceptional. With style, grace, and timeless beauty, every Williams home is a masterpiece in design and workmanship.


Exquisite homes, additions, and remodels all begin with exceptional designs. Williams prides itself on its innovative and exciting designs that maximize space while perfectly balancing aesthetic beauty, function, and flow. In listening to every client’s needs and establishing an immediate, highly responsive partnership, we create a truly custom design reflecting your style, your personality, your character – the design of your dreams.
And because we’re also construction experts, our designs address the construction challenges inherent with many large-scale projects. Understanding and proactively planning for such challenges eliminates potential headaches and costs that can otherwise arise during construction


Williams delivers superior quality throughout every step of every project. Our success and sterling reputation are evident in our guiding philosophy: We design and build your dream, always delivering superior quality, value, and service to the highest standards in custom home building. We pay meticulous attention to architectural design and detailing. We use only the finest materials with expert craftsmanship. We are proud to maintain 10+ year relationships with superior subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers – all very experienced, highly skilled, and knowledgeable – all scrutinized for their honesty, integrity, and fine craftsmanship.


Williams Designers & Builder’s core values have been shaped over more than two decades of delivering the finest construction services to our clients. They stood to the test of time and these principles remain our bedrock lynchpins. We never tried to cut on either quality, the pace of work or any other construction aspect. We stay true to our full promise of efficiency!


We’re confident your highest expectations will be exceeded by our impeccable service and attention to detail. Our Williams team is always accessible and responsive. Our design staff is instrumental in helping educate and navigate through the design and selection process. Regular meetings and ongoing communication will keep you informed throughout construction. Every project is well organized, expertly managed, and completed in a timely manner. Our “full service” project management ensures a smooth and enjoyable process for all.


Our detailed proposals, generous allowances, and full upfront review mean no surprises. Our ability to direct-purchase fine cabinetry lines and our in-house master woodworking shop reduces your costs on fine cabinetry and millwork while ensuring superior quality. Our long-term partnerships with superior vendors and suppliers put you directly in touch with the most knowledgeable and helpful professionals in the industry. And we give you our best cost on all selections.


To be honest, we just love when a new client challenges our creative and technical thinking with a challenging project at hand! We foster innovation and creativity, alongside experience and skillful execution, as part of our culture. Because of this, over a long history, many clients have selected us for unorthodox, complex projects in which engineering and designing enigmas produce innovative, industry defying solutions.


Besides valuing your time, your money and your vision for the project, we also value the Mother Nature as well…It cannot be denied anymore, that even the small construction implements the nature in a bad way… That’s why we’re leading the effort to use only eco-friendly materials and comply with keeping the environment unpollluted by the work we do!


At Williams, we can proudly say that over 90 percent of our business has come from past client’s recommendations and referrals. Here is a sampling of their comments. "Brad's vision and ideas sold us. He put forth the ideas, but we worked together as a team. The quality of his product was excellent. His subs were very professional and always there when they were needed. Brad has a lot of pride and passion in his work, but he is also realistic – there were no major surprises. You rarely hear people who are very happy at the end, but we’re very happy."
- Charlie C.
“Williams is not just a builder. They are the best contractor we’ve ever worked with in terms of quality, responsiveness, creativity, and ideas. Brad brought creative ideas to the table before we even put shovel to ground. His garage tear-down recommendation resulted in an addition that perfectly complimented the lines of our existing home. The quality and reliability of his subcontractors was also outstanding. Brad and his entire team were extraordinarily responsive – very involved and very dedicated throughout the process.”
- Jim G.
“We’ve completed 3 major projects with Williams over the last 13 years. We bid the first project and automatically used Brad for the second and third. Brad’s personal touch and his team were great. Their complete price included everything and they didn’t underestimate any of the allowances. They were sensitive to scheduling and the delivered date. They were very courteous, conscientious, and honest – always respectful of our living space. We have a complete level of trust and comfort with Brad and his team.”
- Jim C.
“Williams was a referral to us. We were already comfortable with the quality of Brad’s work, with his subcontractors, and with his bid. Relationships for us were key. Brad was great to work with. He brought along great ideas and problem-solved upfront. His subcontractors were a great team – very efficient and always on schedule. Even when our outside tiling fell apart, Brad picked up the pieces and stayed on-time and on-budget. I have highly recommended Williams to others.”
- Gretchen C.
"I totally trust Brad - his great experience, his ability, his opinion, his taste, his eye for knowing. He always does the right thing and not just the easy thing. He is always confident and calm - nothing is ever a problem. Brad stays within budget of time and money every time. And, he is always considerate of my concerns regarding our house. That's why we've stayed with Williams for 4 different projects over the last 10 years."
- Fran S.
“Their in-house cabinetry lines are a huge advantage over other builders. We were able to get exactly what we wanted – antique finish, distressing, and color – great quality at a much better price.”
- Charlie C.
"It is with great pleasure we recommend William's Designers and Builders, Inc. We used them to build a Four Seasons Room, connected thru French doors off the back of our house.  From our first meeting with Brad Williams, my husband and I were impressed with his professionalism and willingness to listen to what our vision of the room was. The project went smoothly and the craftsmanship of his work, down to every last detail, was outstanding.  Brad was very careful to oversee every aspect of the building process and was not happy unless everything was just right! We were so pleased with the work we had Brad replace all the windows in our house.  We are thrilled with the outcome of both these projects and would not hesitate to use William's Designer and Builders again!"
- Karen & Jim Roemer.

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