Southlake1Communication and understanding are two factors that make Southlake Builders an integral part of client’s project teams.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Southlake Builders Ltd. got started as the result of strong relationships, and that is what the company aims to achieve with its clients on every project. Chris Amundson has been in the construction industry his entire adult life, starting as a carpenter helper in high school and growing to become a full-book carpenter with experience in areas such as concrete forms, metal framing and light-gauge welding.


J. Jordan Homes shows clients how creative their homes can get in new construction and renovation.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

It took the construction of her own home for Julie Laux to fully realize her passion. Laux was a CPA by education, and worked with a builder to build her home in Chicago. She enjoyed the process and worked with another builder to build a home in Hinsdale, Ill. She got to know that builder well, and worked with him in renovating a home from the 1800s.


Lifestyle Homes lives up to its name by designing and building homes that fit its clients’ needs.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Steve Overweg and his wife Lora are no strangers to homebuilding and design. Since 1990, Steve Overweg has owned and managed Overweg Construction Inc., a contractor that has completed more than 900 homes. Lora Overweg has more than 15 years of interior decorating experience, including working as an accessory buyer for a large furniture company as well as other design firms, before starting her own design and staging firm.

ModernConstructionMinnesotta1Modern Construction’s homes are packed with technology and energy efficient features.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Some companies do not live up to their namesake, but Modern Construction of Minnesota Inc. makes sure it does on every single project. “One of the biggest things for me has always been to back up what you say,” President Jesse G. Hartung says.


Icon Building Group fulfills its clients’ dreams with its homes.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When Icon Building Group develops communities, it makes sure they are located in places where people want to be. “I’m very particular about where we plant our flag,” President Charlie Murphy says, explaining that the company is hyper focused on finding areas that offer top rated schools, access to trains and highways, an abundance of employment opportunities, and convenient shopping and dining.


Brian Wille Construction’s clients remain satisfied with the company’s custom homes years after they are completed.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Brian Wille prides himself on building homes that meet and exceed client expectations. “From the concept to rough drawings and blueprints, through to the home being built, our clients know what their home will look like at all times and are satisfied with the end result,” Wille says. “I take a lot of pride in quality. Years after I’ve built their house, people still have no major problems with their home and will refer me to others.”

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