Designers & Builders were an excellent choice in doing our kitchen and fireplace remodel. Dustin was easy to work with, listened to any concerns we had, and came up with options when we found issues within our walls. He assisted us in making design decisions throughout the process and was good with communicating with us during the remodel. They subcontract with high quality tradesmen. Our project was completed on time. We would recommend Designers & Builders to anyone and will use them if we have another large project in the future.
— Tim & Teresa, Palatine - 2018


Designers & Builders just wrapped up renovations on our kitchen, three full baths, and a powder room. My wife and I are thrilled with the results. Dustin and his team were excellent to work with, particularly on things that I was very ... particular about. I can be a little OCD but if that ever bothered Dustin, he didn’t show it. The results are amazing and we can’t wait to show off our “new” home to friends and family. Thank you, D&B!
— Adam & Marcy, Lake Zurich - 2018

project: Basement Buildout

Dennis and Dustin of Designers and Builders Development, Inc are amazing. They were responsible for finishing our basement, and they did a perfect job. They were very communicative every day with everything going on and even noticed some flaws with our original builders that we would have never caught. They do work of the highest quality, and they strive for perfection in everything they do. They get my highest recommendation.
— Al & Sarah, Arlington Heights - 2018

Project: Master Bath Renovation

Working with Designers and Builders was the first time we have hired a general contractor for a project. We couldn’t of asked for a better experience. We did a complete renovation of our master bathroom. They not only helped with picking out materials and fixtures within our budget, but they even got as detailed as to what colors would match up nicely. They were as CLEAN as they could be, professional, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We would absolutely recommend them to our closest friends and family. 5 stars!
— Les & Christina, Lake Zurich - 2018


Designers & Builders Development is a very professional organization headed by a father and son team supported by some of the best tradesmen we have ever had the experience with which to work. The project was carefully orchestrated to be brought in on time with very few gaps in scheduling. The final product of the total remodel of our condominium exceeded our expectations. We would be pleased to be contacted by their prospective clients and share our positive experience.
— Mike & Carol, Oak Brook - 2017


We had the privilege of working with Designers and Builders Development for a project on the rooftop of our building. We were more than satisfied with the process and finished product!

The job was completed swiftly and without hassle. Dustin was easy to work with and was able to feed off our ideas to create the finished product we had envisioned.

We certainly feel like we made an outstanding choice going with Designers and Builders Development. We have used the new rooftop space, including a large deck, built in grill, and bar area almost every day since it was completed and know we’re getting great value for the money.

We couldn’t be happier and will continue to use Designers and Builders Development on future projects.
— Mike & Katie, Chicago - 2017

Project: Home addition and first floor renovation.

Designers and Builders were a pleasure to work with as we remodeled our kitchen and first floor. Dustin worked hard to keep our project on track both in terms of schedule and budget. At the same time, he offered recommendations along the way to make sure the options we choose and decisions we made resulted in the greatest value. They were always responsive to questions, and the tradesman they used were courteous, and always left our house as clean as possible.

I look forward to working with Dustin again should we decide to remodel our upstairs, and I would recommend Designers and Builders to anyone looking for a contractor.
— Phil & Rebecca, Palatine - 2016

Project: Complete Interior & exterior renovation.

We had a wonderful experience working with Dennis and Dustin on our addition and whole home renovation project. They were involved from even before we made an offer, carefully inspecting the house with us, giving important advice on structural considerations, and helping us envision the possibilities and potential that this original 1960s home provided.

Our process with Dennis and Dustin was incredibly rewarding. They bring real architectural skill and creativity in finding the right layout, and employ talented, professional and polite trades people to bring the project to life.

Dennis and Dustin were present everyday on the job-site, always available to answer questions, responsive to our concerns, and helpful in providing guidance on important decisions. We felt that we not only gained a beautiful new home, but also new family friends. We couldn’t be more sincere in recommending Designers and Builders for anyone seeking home renovation or new home construction services.
— Christie & Mike, Barrington - 2016


Working with Dennis and Dustin with Designers & Builders Development was my best renovation experience. They did quality work. They use the same contractors for years. They were on time, kept you informed if something changed or if someone was delayed. If you ever had a question, they would respond quickly. They always stay on top of things. Thanks for doing a great job.
— Cindy & Mike, North Barrington - 2016

Project: Second Story addition and full exterior makeover.

We loved our neighborhood, and had many pleasant memories in our house, but struggled with a cramped floor plan with small rooms. After working with an architect, we thought we had a good solution. However, we struggled to find a builder willing to take our project. Our goal was to use recycled materials as much as possible, and to do much of the finish work ourselves. Dennis was competent, added excellent suggestions, and provided outstanding subcontractors. We were delighted with the work. They worked with us every step of the way, and the results exceeded our expectations. All work was top-notch, with a blend of new construction and existing features that make it hard to tell that we added a second story to a 1953 ranch house. The pictures speak themselves!
— June & Paul, Palatine - 2015

Project:  Complete interior and exterior renovation.

We used Designers and Builders to do a whole house interior make over. Dennis came up with innovative designs which truly took advantage of the house’s views. His attention to detail was meticulous without ever burdening us with too many decisions. When a construction problem arose he simply showed us the issue and immediately responded with the solution. Dennis even went beyond the actual project and suggested things like adding insulation in areas where needed.

All their trade people were friendly, helpful and did excellent work. I would not hesitate to hire Dennis and Dustin to do a project for you, they were professional, knowledgeable and always available by phone...even on the weekend. They made the whole experience very easy.
— Clare & Jeff, Barrington Hills - 2015 & 2017

Project: Complete interior style renovation.

I really enjoyed working with Designers & Builders Development, and have hired them again for smaller projects. They did a complete remodel of our home prior to us moving in. Almost every part of the interior of the home was touched: All new expanded and opened-up kitchen, laundry room, dining room, family room, flooring, doors, windows, three bathrooms and some of the basement was remodeled as well.

We had very specific requirements in terms of materials and style, and Dennis and his team did a fantastic job executing exactly what we asked for. In addition, Dennis is extremely communicative - a must for any service provider I work with - and was always available to answer questions and go over changes and other ideas. He was on-site every morning and always followed up later in the day as well.
— Lou Zucaro, Baird & Warner, Arlington Heights

Project: Master bath & closet, hall bath, and powder room remodels.

We thank you for being so professional that we can not stop singing your praises. Every day we enjoy our home more and more thanks to you.
— Dick & Diane Morino, Barrington

Project: Complete interior remodel.

We hired Designers & Builders Development after receiving proposals from about five different companies to do a complete kitchen remodel, as well as a remodel of the adjoining family room and dining room, installing hardwood flooring in the majority of the main living floor, and doing some additional build-out to our finished basement.
What we liked was that, right off the bat, Dennis had some creative solutions for things we weren’t sure we’d be able to do. After getting his proposal, the budget was fair, and he had covered everything we’d talked about. Dennis and Dustin were frequently on-site at the beginning of each work day to make sure the people working that day knew what the plan was, and when issues did come up (as they invariably do on a project of this scope), they made sure they were taken care of. Their tradespeople are very skilled and experienced, and do really nice work. We’re very pleased with how everything turned out!

On another note, something that was personally important to me is that they’re very available and reachable...things would come up during a given part of the project and I’d need to get in touch with them quickly (and often a number of times the same day), and this was never a problem. This was definitely a positive experience and I would both recommend Designers & Builders Development and hire them again.
— Lou, Arlington Heights

Project: New home construction.

On behalf of our entire family, thank you for managing the construction of our new home. We could not be more pleased with the final results. It seems like just yesterday, there was only a big hole in the ground, and today, our family sits in front of the fireplace enjoying the warmth and beauty of your accomplishment. If there is one word that sums up our experience with you, it would be “CARING”.

As a contractor, I had very high expectations for your work. I am pleased to say you exceeded them in every regard. Not only did you complete the project under budget and ahead of schedule, but more importantly, we will remember the quality of the finished product and the positive experience we enjoyed working with you.
— Ken, North Barrington