Meet the Team

Client Testimonial

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 th ...

Scott & Elizabeth Brennan
Stewart Ridge, Plainfield

Meet Our Team

The DJK Custom Homes team is composed of individuals with experience in multiple aspects of the industry. With such a broad range of talents, we are able to provide the best quality, customer service, and customer education possible.

Dan Kittilsen

Dan is the President here at DJK Custom Homes. Dan handles the sales process of your construction agreement. Dan also handles the closing process of your home, as well as the oversight of daily operations.

Dan has been building homes for over half of his lifetime. Since a child Dan had a passion for building. Dan began his ventures as a Mason for a local company and quickly worked his way up the ranks to become a foreman for multiple masonry projects. In 1988 Dan and his wife Kim began their venture together in the home building industry with the start of DJK Custom Homes. DJK Custom Homes has been running strong ever since. Dan is a part of the local Northern Illinois Home Builders Association as well as the DOW Builders Council. Dan has earned his Certified Graduate Builder certification and Certified Green Professional from the National Association of Homebuilders

Kim Kittilsen
Finance Administrator

Kim is the Finance Administrator at DJK Custom Homes. Kim works behind the scenes and handles the financial portion of the business including preparing documentation for final closing.

Kevin Kittilsen
Vice President

Kevin is the Vice President here at DJK Custom Homes. Kevin handles the oversight of the construction process as well as purchasing. Kevin also oversees the company's marketing efforts and new home sales. Kevin studied Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at North Central College in Naperville. Kevin is also an avid promoter and believer in building green and energy efficient homes. Kevin has experience with NAHB Green and LEED certifications.

Annie Gehrke
Selections Coordinator

Annie is our Selections Coordinator. Annie is here to guide you through the entire selections process for your new home from initial design ideas through completion of your one of a kind custom home. Annie has an eye for detail with a 17-year background in new home construction. Annie grew up in Plainfield and now lives in Naperville with her family.

Mark Papa

Mark is an expert in construction project management. Mark handles all on-site construction management including scheduling on-site meetings, construction questions, and subcontractor communications. Mark also handles the warranty portion of your home. Mark Papa has been with the DJK team for the past twenty years. Mark is an expert in construction project management. Our favorite qualities about Mark are his loyalty, trust, and dedication to perfection.

Mat Borej
Sales & Marketing Director

Mat guides the sales and marketing efforts of the company. He creates and manages all marketing and social media contents at DJK Homes. Mat also coordinates our new home listings and events. Mat is also one of your first point of contact at DJK Homes and will guide you through the process of building your dream home within your budget and needs. With a thorough knowledge of every one of our designs, home building products and process, and combining them with enthusiasm. Mat will be involved in every step during the planning stages of your Custom Home. Mat studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship at North Central College in Naperville.

Josh Mikus
Assistant Superintendent

Josh's role as our Assistant Superintendent is to manage and ensure that every aspect of a new DJK home is built to meet and exceed the high standards of quality and efficiency found in all new DJK Homes .

Caryn Goodson
Office Administrative Assistant

Caryn provides administrative support for our team through the purchasing, selections, warranty, construction, and accounting personnel.

The Lang Team
The Lang Team

At DJK Custom Homes we have an excellent team to assist with our sales process. The Lang team knows the Naperville and Plainfield area like no other. We trust the Lang team for our land acquisition process as well as staffing our model home