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When it came to choosing a builder for our new home, there were many decisions to factor. My husband and I spent a lot of time researching the differences between all the different companies that ...

K & S Patel
Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

Homeowner Testimonials

Our first visit to DJK Homes was met with a very warm welcome. Viewing homes built in the past by DJK, we were excited to sit down with Dan to discuss what he might do for us. His knowledge of what a community should be was outstanding. You could see this in the homes he built. We had an idea of how our home should be designed and discussed it with Dan. He was very accommodating and offered suggestions too. From a blank sheet of paper together we designed our home. During construction every change we made was met with enthusiasm. The DJK staff from management, marketing, project management and trades were always available and reassuring. Thank you DJK for a well built and comfortable home that we now call home.

Tony & Pam D'Angelo | Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

The team at DJK Homes made us feel like our biggest life investment was a top priority for them. They returned phone calls and emails immediately. They also accommodated our busy schedules and childcare restrictions with late evening and weekend meetings. They researched EVERY inquiry we made with regards to upgrade options, vendors, pricing, and timelines.

Building a home can be a time consuming and stressful process. But we can honestly say that the custom home building process was truly an all around great experience with the team at DJK Homes. They manage relationships with vendors graciously, but are advocates for the homeowner first.

In addition to their remarkable service, they have turned out a quality home and great product. They have been in the business for over 24 years and are now building green-certified/ energy efficient homes. With their expertise and suggestions, we were able to invest in upgrades and green features that aligned with our daily routines and lifestyles. We now have a house that is designed for our families needs, is better for the environment, and has enough personalized style to feel like a home! Our sincere thanks go out to the team at DJK Homes for helping make our dream home a reality. We have recommended you to all of our friends and family and will continue to do so!

Raju & Hiral Patel | Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

DJK Custom Homes Inc. has been in the construction industry for over two decades and has acquired a plethora of satisfied customers during this illustrious career. Longevity speaks volumes, especially when the longevity is signified by glowing endorsements. My story as one of those satisfied customers certainly corroborates this statement.

The relationship between DJK Homes, Inc. and myself developed over a challenge. For years my wife and I had been wanting to have a ranch home built that would include a garage that could accommodate all of our vintage automobiles, and after consulting several builders over several years, we had given up hope. So, the day that we happened into the DJK Homes, Inc. office, we presented Dan Kittilsen, owner and General Contractor of DJK Homes, Inc. with this challenge. Well, he picked up the gauntlet and ran with it, assuring us that he loved a good challenge and that he could do it, and do it to our fullest satisfaction. It was then that I began to see the tenacity and expertise that I have since come to appreciate from Dan and his company. His attention to detail, his work ethic, and his desire to deliver a quality product were all borne out in this exercise. Needless to say, Dan did design us an awesome garage, which is still the envy of everyone privy to view it. Moreover, throughout our building experience, Dan Kittilsen, took every measure to be attentive and responsive to all our needs. He took the time to really understand our vision and demonstrated an enthusiasm that paralleled our own. It was refreshing to partner with Dan and DJK Homes, Inc. and benefit from their expert guidance, dedication to quality, and commitment to building us a stunning home.

Kirk & Yolanda Willis | Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

We built our home with DJK Custom Builders a little over a year ago and we LOVE our home. Everything from the quality of work to the detail of our home. It's the home we have dreamed of having and DJK made that happen. Everyone we worked with at DJK were very professional and did great work. Building a new home can be stressful but with DJK it wasn't a stressful experience. Someone was always willing to answer any questions you may have or even of you needed help picking out any of your selections they would be there to help you out. If I was ever to build another home again I would definatley build with DJK.

Kathy Engel | Ashwood Park, Naperville

When it came to choosing a builder for our new home, there were many decisions to factor. My husband and I spent a lot of time researching the differences between all the different companies that are out there.

In the end, we chose DJK Builders and we could not be happier with our decision! There are so many qualities that set Dan and his team apart from the myriad of other companies out there.

The most important of these is QUALITY. There is so much attention to detail that Dan puts in each of his homes that really results in a unique custom built home. From the most minor of interior details (such as trim work around all interior windows, arch-ways, etc), to the countless ways he can customize any model home, Dan really exceeded our expectations in making our dream home a reality.

As with any new home, there will always be loose ends to tie up. However, the difference with DJK is how promptly and swiftly those matters are handled. We have been extremely satisfied with the efficiency with which these issues are resolved (thanks to Ally who is wonderful with coordinating all the subcontractors). We have had many friends who built homes around the same time, using other builders, who were very displeased with the lack of response in getting their builders to correct or fix things once they moved in. Dan has organized his team to have systems in place to bridge the gap so that even after you move in, your concerns are not brushed aside or ignored. They are handled professionally and to completion in a timely manner.

We have been in our home now for 2 years. We continue to get so many compliments from our friends and family on so many aspects of the home, mostly the attention to detail.

We are extremely thankful to have found Dan and DJK Builders and LOVE the home they have built for us. So many homeowners unfortunately do not have this experience with their builders. We would strongly recommend DJK to anyone who is considering building a new home. From the superior quality of construction to the fine attention to little details, DJK is leaps and bounds ahead of any other builder out there.

Thank you, Dan (and your team), for all your hard work that has given us something to smile about when we come home every day!

K & S Patel | Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

We moved from St. Louis to the Chicago Area in June of 2015. We had gone through the experience of building 2 previous homes so we were familiar with the process. We talked with 2 other builders in the area in addition to DJK, but the comfort level we experienced dealing with Dan personally was the deciding factor in our decision to go with DJK. We can honestly say, Dan is a man of his word. You will always have some hiccups during the building of new home, and when we had ours, Dan was always fair and made it right.

Scott & Elizabeth Brennan | Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

My family and I were fortunate enough to have purchased a DJK home in July, 2005. We were initially impressed with the overall beauty and quality of the home. What other builders considered upgrades, came standard in the DJK models. Everything about a DJK home from the trim and moldings, upgraded appliances and fixtures, gorgeous countertops, cabinetry and flooring all make it special, but what truly impressed us was Dan's attention to detail, his philanthropic involvement within the community, and his ability to continue to create a superior home even in such a challenging economic time. Our home has remained in great condition without any major issues for the past seven years. We love it as much today as the day we purchased it! Should the opportunity arise, we wouldn't hesitate to purchase another DJK home! Nate and Valerie Phippen

Nate & Valerie Phippen | Grande Park, Plainfield

We built our new home with DJK and could not be happier. The quality of the work and attention to detail went above and beyond our expectations. The process was laid out to us at the onset in a clear and understandable format. We were able to sit down one on one with them to plan out our dream home. We were able to customize a floor plan to our exact specifications. The entire team was available to us at any time to answer questions or address any problems. Our onsite project manager Mark Papa was exceptional. He managed all of the trade work and kept us posted on anything that was going on with the house construction. He promised us a 5 month delivery date from the dig date to completion, and he made it on the exact day. Since we have moved in they have continued to provide excellent service with any issues or questions we may have. I would not hesitate to recommend DJK to anyone who is looking to build a new home. They are professionals who truly care about their clients and will go the extra yard to make sure that they are happy.

Cathy Mann | Boundary Hill, Downers Grove

Our entire experience with DJK was a pleasure. We went over the plans of what we wanted in our home and were amazed to find out so much was standard in the base price. As far as any extras we did decide on, we knew in advance what the cost would be. The businesses we dealt with in making our selections for carpeting, cabinets, etc, were very helpful and patient as we made our choices. The quality and craftsmanship of our home is outstanding. We have a beautiful home and would highly recommend building with DJK Custom Homes.

Vincent Walsh | Grande Park, Plainfield

Building with DJK was the best decision we could have made. Every aspect of this process was dealt with profesionally and personally. Our buidling process began with deciding on the lot and layout of the house. Dan was there every step of the way. He helped us choose the perfect location and designed our home to include everything we were looking for. From there, we worked closely with Kevin who walked us through the designing process from choosing exterior brick and siding, to all of the interior details that come with building a quality home. Kevin was always availble to give suggestions and answer any and all of our questions as we moved through this process. Mark and his construction team were top notch. The contracters DJK work with provide top of the line craftmanship. Mark was on sight almost daily to be sure that the job was completed to his highest standards (which are very high!). The entire DJK team worked together seamlessly and were there for us every step of the way. If we had a question, or wanted to make a change, they were responding to us within hours. They also communicated with us through their Builder Trend website. This site included photos of our home as it progressed, and allowed us to approve our selections. We were always welcome to come to the building site to check out the progess throughout the building process. The end result was an energy-efficient, high-quality home of our dreams. I would not hesitate to reccommend DJK to anyone who is looking to build or remodel their home. They are as good as it gets.

Trevor & Laura Harris | Reserves of Dunmoor Estates, Plainfield