New Construction Homes

For over 15 years, Highgate Builders has specialized in custom home projects in Chicago and its northern suburbs, as well as southwest Michigan and northern Indiana.

Jon Kogan, founder and president at Highgate, is dedicated to delivering quality homes through professionally-managed processes.  Below are the multiple ways Highgate Builders has experience in building your new home project:

Custom Design-Build Process

Highgate Builders partners with a number of architects, engineers, and designers to provide our clients with exceptional flexibility and service.


Involving Highgate Builders in the process at design conception allows our clients the benefits of a design-build process, while allowing the freedom to choose from a select group of qualified designers.  Once Highgate reviews your project goals and architectural style, we organize interviews with several partner architects and designers to find the best match for your home.


During construction, Highgate uses a cloud-based project management software program that allows clients 24-hour access to view current project budget, product selections, change orders, and project schedule.

Pre-Construction Process

If an architectural design team has already been selected, Highgate can utilize our pre-construction process to accomplish your goals.


The pre-construction process mirrors our design-build process with the exception of the design team selection.  Highgate Builders is typically involved as soon as preliminary design has begun and helps the client and design team manage the project goals, as well as budget oversight.


Similar to the design-build process, once plans are complete, Highgate manages the permit submittal process.  Once permit is received, we will assign one of our project managers to begin your home construction.

Land & Available Properties

In some instances, Highgate Builders may have properties available that are completed or under construction for sale that can be viewed at Available Properties.


If you are looking for a home in a specific location and have not yet found one, Highgate Builders can utilize its many contacts to help locate a property that would fit your home design criteria.


At that point, Highgate Builders would help locate the property, and complete all the front-end due diligence to confirm the particular lot’s zoning parameters.


This process flows directly into the design-build process, and allows Highgate Builders to assist you from land allocation, to design, and finally, the construction of your home.

Competitive Bidding

On some occasions, there is a request to competitively bid project a project that is at design completion. Highgate Builders then utilizes its many years of trade contractor relationships and buying power to acquire a comprehensive competitive bid that maintains the company’s high quality standards.

Contact Highgate Builders for a project consultation today