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 & Preconstruction

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 march for your home.  Following design team selection, Highgate remains involved as an involved partner in oversight of the design process to ensure programmatic and budget goals are met.

Upon design completion, Highgate manages the permit submittal process.  Once permit is received and construction begins, a dedication project manager is assigned to your project.

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

Professional Management

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 as soon as preliminary design has begun and helps the client and design team manage the project goals, as well as budget oversight.  At key points during the home design, Highgate conducts internal budgets by utilizing historical data.  Once the plans are complete for construction, our estimating department obtains bids from trades and suppliers.  This process allows Highgate to provide tangible budget feedback throughout the design process, helping to avoid the feared value-engineering process.

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.


Our project managers and superintendents monitor each project closely from start to finish to ensure exceptional quality and service.


We work with our clients to ensure they receive the design they want at the budget they are looking for. Monitoring the budget throughout the process at key points allows adjustments to be done prior to design completion.

Contact Highgate Builders for a project consultation today