FAQ

Custom homes are built to our clients’ expectations. As homeowners, you want to have the best experience and quality possible from your custom homebuilder. We tailor your design to your needs and ensure quality. But, you may have questions about the process and what it is like working with us as your Chicagoland home builders. Get your questions answered here.

What is your homebuilding process?

We begin your home design with the lot. Whether you decide to use a plot of land you already own, or want to purchase one, we build homes on lots throughout the Chicagoland suburban area. After we know which lot you want to use, we either design the layout or review the plans you already have. We offer models you can view to decide which style you like and will fit your budget. If you already have plans, but want them changed, we offer design services to modify them to fit your vision of home. In addition to these services, we also offer estimates so that you can have financing in place before we begin.

What is the cost of building a custom home and how long does it take?

The cost of building a custom home greatly depends on the size of the home and the community it is being built in. Homeowners should do research to know exactly the size of home he or she can afford to build. Although the size will also affect how long the building process will take, most new homes Chicagoland are usually completed within six months or less.

Can I visit my home during the construction period?

Yes, of course. Our clients are free to visit the home during construction. We may require the visits, however, to be scheduled by the site coordinator. Since a construction site presents a lot of hazards, construction may be stopped during these scheduled visits.

Do you have any homes that are already built and available for purchase now?

We do offer homes that are ready for purchase from time to time. You can find your new custom home in Chicagoland and surrounding areas that’s already built at http://pdhartzbuilders.com/ready-for-sale/. Do you have any model homes to view? Yes, we have a model home in Homer Glen, IL that is located at 13935 S. Stonebridge Dr., Homer Glen, IL It’s open Monday through Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm and offer appointments for hours after 5 pm. You can also view our design called The Bartlett to see the quality and craftsmanship of our new custom home construction through our online videos. The videos are located here: http://pdhartzbuilders.com/our-communities/stonebridge-woods/

How long have you worked in the building industry?

Phil Hartz has over 30 years of experience. He’s worked at one of the finest home building companies, Hartz Construction. During his work with them, Phil developed many of the communities that are thriving in the Chicagoland area today. Phil’s expertise is now available in P.D. Hartz Builders in which he oversees all of the development process for the following home types:

  • Individual custom-built homes
  • Multi-family
  • Single-family
  • Active adult
  • And more!

 How do we get started in our construction of a custom home? First, you can contact us to get started on your Chicagoland new custom home by calling us at 708-949-8244 or sending an email to Phil at pdhartz@gmail.com. After agreeing with a builder on the design and the cost of your custom home, we’ll sign a contract to start and begin the process of building your new dream home.