As a family business, Designers & Builders Development has been working with our customers for over 30 years to make their vision become a reality. From the installation of new windows, to designing and remodeling kitchen, to custom homes, and everything in between, we put our experience to work for you.  

We pride ourselves on our commitment to communication and reliability throughout the process of building or remodeling your home.  From answering text messages and calls throughout the day to keeping you up to date on your project's timeline, you will see the difference in our approach.  

Built on referrals, we are best known for our innovative design ideas, craftsmanship, and hands on approach.  A key reason behind our success is that we’re as dedicated to building trust with our customers as we are to building high-quality homes, additions or renovations. We capture your vision before we start drawing up plans or working with architects to ensure those needs can be met. 

Dennis Bucalo






Dennis Bucalo is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor degree in Fine and Applied Arts, specializing in Architecture. After spending nearly three years working for the prestigious architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Dennis moved to Houston, Texas to become a project manager running multi million dollar commercial construction projects. Dennis returned to the Chicagoland area in 1986 to help coordinate the construction of the McDonald's Corporate office building in Oak Brook, IL. In 1987 he founded Designers & Builders Development, Inc. with a focus on residential construction projects. Over the last 31 years Dennis has put together quite a resume, building and remodeling many beautiful homes. It has always been his goal to construct high quality homes while providing better service and value to his customers.

Dustin Bucalo

Project Manager




Dustin has been working with Designers & Builders as a project coordinator since 2007.  In 2011, Dustin decided to further his education by attending John Marshall Law School in Chicago. After graduating magna cum laude and passing the Illinois bar exam, Dustin returned to Designers & Builders to continue his role with the company.  

In addition to his position with Designers & Builders, Dustin provides real estate services in the Northwest Suburbs.  As a real estate broker with Real People Realty, Dustin represents Designers & Builders in the purchase and sale of real estate.  Please contact Dustin at or Click Here for more information on how he can help you sell your current home and find the fixer upper you have been searching for.



We employ contractors we know and trust to complete your new home or home renovation.  We have had a working relationship with many of them for over 15 years.  Each are experts in their craft that you can count on to complete your project right the first time.