"I had great pleasure in meeting Robert Lord and getting to know his vision and his passion for buildings. After I talked to him at length and visited some of his job sites in the Chicago area, I immediately realized that Robert Lord is a forward thinking, a truly innovative builder, a pioneer and visionary who is well ahead of his time. Not only Robert Lord in as early adopter of revolutionary and state-of-the-art building techniques, but he is extremely committed to energy-efficiency and sustainable construction.
Robert Lord was already ahead of the game as he had embraced step-change technologies such as geothermal and closed-cell foam insulation, but Robert Lord has now leaped into the future of construction by being the first builder in Illinois to use a completely reflective low-e building envelope that manages radiant heat in roof and walls and makes the building much more energy efficient, dramatically reducing the energy cost and the greenhouse gas emissions of the home, helping to reduce global warming and protecting the environment."
DuPont Marketing Manager.
"These are just a few terms that come to mind when I think of Lord General Contractors. You did an outstanding job of truly customizing our dream home to reflect our family. You were always available to meet with us or the many experienced subcontractors, to ensure things were done right the first time.
As experienced home owners, this was our tenth and hopefully final move, we knew what we were looking for in a community, a builder and in a home. We wanted to work with someone we could trust and who shared our vision to create a one-of-a-kind dream home. You did this and much, much more.
Upon our arrival from California, we looked at hundreds of homes all over the western suburbs until we finally discovered Fox Mill. We then looked at every available home and every builder’s model. The quality and pride you put into each and every home is quite evident. Your attention to detail and willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done were key success factors.
Together we started with a blank sheet and designed every inch of our home with painstaking detail. We thought we knew what we wanted, but by working together with you and Mike, many design improvements were made.
We were most impressed by the way you handled the inevitable issues that arose during construction of a one-of-a-kind home. During the construction process, you continually kept us in the loop so we knew what to expect and when.
The subcontractors were first rate and took great pride in their work. Their attention to detail during the building process has resulted in a very short ‘punch list’ as
As a truly custom builder, you demonstrated a perfect balance of sticking with the plan and flexibility to change things on the fly. You always let us know the cost up front for any changes we requested so we could make an informed decision.
After building a home, many people say they would never do it again. Given the opportunity, we would build again with Lord General Contractors in a heartbeat.
We are thrilled with the end result and are proud to call it our home.
Wow, it’s beautiful, I love it! This is the reaction we frequently get when someone enters our home the first time. The quality and attention to detail are evident everywhere you look. If they could only see the construction quality including plywood floors, walls, and roof and thousands of dollars in upgraded mechanicals which make it a quality built home, too.
You were awesome to work with throughout the design and building process. Your expert guidance was greatly appreciated even for veteran homeowners like us. We always knew what to expect and there weren’t any surprises. You went out of your way to include many unique features we wanted in our home.
Your dedication, attention to detail, availability, and willingness to work closely with us to make our home one-of-a kind are reasons we would build again with you in a heartbeat!
Thank you again for everything you and your team did to build our dream home and to make the building process as painless as it can be."
Rick and Shannon Crowe
“It’s been about four months since we moved into our fabulous new custom home, and we both have to say we absolutely love it! At our very first meeting you explained your high standards of building only “quality custom homes”, yet I don’t think we realized exactly what that meant, until the house was completely done. No detail was overlooked, no request denied, and it definitely shows now that the house is done. We really are thankful that we choose Lord General Contractors to make our dream home a reality.”
“Going into the whole process, we were apprehensive, as I am sure most people would be, but along the way you seemed to turn that apprehension into excitement. The fact that we chose to design and build a complete custom home that no one has built before was also a concern, but with your knowledge of construction and our design input our home turned out better than we ever dreamed.”
“Every sub-contractor that worked on our home did an outstanding job and we could not be happier with their work. They were professional, polite, and even made a few great suggestions along the way. They were also receptive to any changes that we made, and as you know, there were quite a few that made the home even more spectacular.”
definitely have our sincerest
thanks and we will be recommending
you in the future. You do an
outstanding job of treating
your customers not like a number,
but like a friend and in this
day and age that is a rare
find. Keep up the great work!!”
- Jim & Stacey Lauro
chose Robert Lord to build
our home after viewing many
other builders because of his
attention to detail and style.
Rob Lord is a very hands-on
builder who is on site daily
overseeing the construction
of your home and making sure
everything is exactly as you
have specified. He is as concerned
about the finished product as
if it was his own home. We have
been in our custom built home
for almost a year with no troubles,
and have had so many compliments
on the beautiful details of our
home. I would highly recommend
Rob Lord to anyone moving to
our area. We would certainly
build a home with him again!”
- Keric and Mimi Kennedy
and I compared numerous builders
over a one year period and we
are extremely happy we chose
Robert Lord to build our new
house. New home buyers who do
their homework will definitely
be delighted and satisfied with
the quality. It is very difficult
and rare to find a builder who
is true to their word, and follows
through on everything we discussed
throughout the building process.
Robert Lord should be very proud
of the product he puts his heart
and soul into. It is evident
that Robert Lord loves what he
does and treats each home as
if were his own.”
- Steve LeMire
an average I show anywhere
from 10-20 homes to a client
before they buy. My job is
to educate my clients with
the market so that they feel
good about their home purchase.
I feel confident that when showing
a Robert Lord home my clients
will be impressed with the quality
and craftsmanship that goes into
it. I have gotten nothing but
good feedback about his work.”
- Sandy Bennett
“Rob Lord did an excellent job in building our house in Fox Mill in 2001. He represented us as if he was building our home for a family member. Throughout our neighborhood, Lord General Contractors has earned a solid reputation. When I mention who built our house, it’s amazing how many people have really nice things to say about his homes and reputation. Rob is a man of honesty and integrity in every sense of the work. He is committed to customer satisfaction and has a dedication to excellence!”
“Lord General Contractors provided an end-to-end solution, from the architect who assisted us in designing the blueprints to helping us find competitive financing. Rob kept us up to date and involved during every phase of the construction process. Rob was readily available to discuss ideas, answer questions and evaluate options. Rob is very knowledgeable and can give professional advice from the aesthetic perspective to the functional benefits.”
“I would encourage people to compare other builders’ homes under construction. In the framing phase, they will notice that Robert Lord homes have plywood flooring, side walls and roof, not particle board. The benefit is the home is well insulated, floors that feel solid and don’t squeak. Plywood also acts as sound insulation – both externally and internally. Rob Lord homes have reinforced floor joists, top quality windows, and electrical and plumbing routing that is very defined and organized.”
“Ask the contractors how Rob’s homes compare to other builders. Compare the cleanliness of the job site. It demonstrates a commitment to quality to the buyers as well as the contractors working at the site. There is a difference!”
most builders try to maximize
profit margins, Lord General Contractors builds high-quality
homes for a reasonable price.
Rob uses only subcontractors
that have years of experience
and solid reputations, and
not the low-cost providers.”
- Bruce Plumb
homes are built with beauty and
refined elegance in mind, which
definitely comes through in the
finished product. The attention
given to design and detail is
first-rate and remarkably stunning.
There is nothing in our home
- Mark & Nicole Kernan
Lord always kept meetings,
everything was done on time
and exactly the way he said
it would be done. He always
provided good ideas for changing
things to fit your style. Willing
to listen to suggestions and
what you wanted.”
- Don & Ingrid Blahut
to the Fox Valley in the fall
of 2003 after being absent for
20 years. After viewing some
40 existing homes for sale and
examining 9 builders in the area,
we chose Lord General Contractors.
We made this choice based on
quality construction, innovative
floor plans, energy conservation,
environmental concerns and dollar
value. The finished product points
to Robert Lord’s personal
pride and attention to the quality
throughout the home; from the
foundation to the roof. We have
custom built 5 other homes over
the years and therefore feel
qualified to attest to the quality
craftsmanship and excellent detail
of a Robert Lord built home.”
- Jim and Dorothy Ogle
“Well, Carole and I just celebrated the 1 year anniversary (August 20th) of our Robert Lord Custom Home! Moving from Ohio to the Chicagoland Area was no small undertaking. Aside from starting a new position, I needed to find the right place to relocate my family . . . the right suburb, the right schools, the right neighborhood, and the right home. We made 3 or 4 trips in to try to identify all of the things we were looking for.”
“As my employer has numerous locations around the city, and because my job involves responsibility that entails some travel, we had flexibility in were we could live. We looked at over 60 homes from Barrington to Naperville and from LaGrange to St. Charles. None of them offered the amenities, the style, the location, and the VALUE that we found in your home here in Fox Mill!”
had family and visitors in numerous
times over the last year and
their reactions are always the
same – “WOW!” Best
wishes and thanks to you for
building a terrific product!”
- Brad and Carole Hull
“We looked at many homes in the area, new and existing, and we can honestly say we knew at first glance that Robert Lord’s homes were beyond compare. Certainly, the aesthetic features are second to none. Rob selects only the most beautiful, elegant and high quality tile, Brazilian cherry floors, cabinetry, granite, lighting, and the list goes on. In addition, he is fair and straightforward with his pricing which is unique among builders. However, what truly sets Rob apart is the quality of construction in all of his homes.
uses only the most premium
building materials, which is
evident when you see how solid
his homes are. Literally, when
looking at homes we would jump
on the main and 2nd floors, and
Rob’s homes are so solid
you feel like you’re jumping
on the basement floor, no movement
or sound! Robert Lord will spare
no amount of time and attention
to be certain the homes he builds
are as perfect as his own, inside
and out. What a wonderful feeling
it is to truly love the home
- Jayne and Joe MacDonald
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buying from Robert Lord, we
looked at over 60 homes, trying
to find a house that set itself
apart from the rest. While
other houses showed well, none
compared to the distinctive
look, elegance, layout and
quality that Robert Lord builds
into each home.”
- Kevin and Cathy Fick
“I wanted to take a moment to express what a pleasure it was building our home with Lord General Contractors. Throughout the entire process, everyone was extremely helpful, and every detail was explained to us during the build. The quality of construction is second to none, and all of the suppliers that Robert Lord uses are of high quality products as well as high quality employees.”
“Robert Lord himself was very involved throughout the process, and his attention to detail was very impressive, as well as his knowledge of all aspects of the different selections we made for the house. His entire staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, especially Chad who answered all of our questions immediately and even stopped by the house several times when we had a question about anything in the house.”
would definitely build again,
or buy an existing Robert Lord
home based on the quality and
customer service we have received.”
- Scott Richardson
The following is a personal account of our experience with building a custom home by Robert Lord.
“We were relocating from Pennsylvania, so we spent countless hours on the internet looking at homes in the St. Charles area. During a search, we came across a listing for a Robert Lord home, which included a virtual tour. After seeing this home, we knew we wanted to meet with him. We flew out to his house; and, in talking with him and seeing his work first hand, it didn't take too long for us to move forward with a plan to build. We are extremely detail-oriented, and it was obvious that Rob was, too. It was also apparent that Rob was truly a"stand-up" guy, which is very important to us when choosing a builder. We had built our previous home, and we can honestly say, the experience from the beginning was like night and day. We had to watch everything our previous builder did to make sure he didn't cut corners. The complete opposite occurred when dealing with Rob.
We were still living in PA while the house was being built here in IL, and we honestly can say that we were never worried. We not only trusted Rob with the structure of the home, but we could depend on him to use his artistic talent to make it unique. We trusted his decisions and looked to him for guidance when needed. He was always available to discuss progress or give advice on changes or requests. He took all our phone calls without hesitation and always returned calls in a prompt manner when initially not available. He was always up front and honest. He did everything possible to give us exactly what we wanted.”
“When it was time for us to make decisions regarding the home,Rob put us in contact with an impressive group of vendors and suppliers. They were all professional and knowledgeable in regards to their product. We never felt rushed or pressured. Everybody was so eager to help, that the process, which usually is very stressful, was actually a lot of fun.”
home is absolutely gorgeous.
Rob has a truly unique vision
when it comes to his work,
and we, as the homeowners,
reap the benefits of his artistic
design and structural perfectionism.
We never once worried about
the quality of our home. It
is fundamentally solid and
visually stunning.We love this
house, and Robert Lord puts his
heart into his work. We honestly
couldn't ask for more.”
- Gina & Tyler Anthony
“When we returned to the Chicagoland area we did not want to wait to build a custom home again. After viewing over 60 homes from Naperville to St. Charles we finally found the perfect home, built by Robert Lord. When we walked in we were immediately drawn in by the elegant details in every room. It was as if someone read my mind when choosing the granite, light fixtures and room colors. The flowing floor plan accommodates busy family life as well as entertaining.”
Lord is known for his meticulous
attention to detail. We personally
experienced this when he finished
our basement with all of the
quality and special touches
found in our upper levels.
Robert Lord has remained available
to us for questions and concerns
since we moved in almost one
year ago. We love our home and
highly recommend Robert Lord
as a builder.”
- Stephan & Julie Strasser
“The experience of purchasing and owning a Robert Lord home is one that every home owner should have. I thank my lucky stars that my family and I found our Robert Lord home. There is a difference, and after searching for more than ten months we feel privileged to live in our Robert Lord home.”
“Quality sets Lord General Contractors apart. The quality in materials and expertise in craftsmanship is second to none and are never compromised. Aesthetic beauty and uniqueness sets them apart. Both inside and outside his homes, Robert Lord strives to implement unique features to make each home its own work of art. All the while, maintaining complete functionality in the usage of space.”
“But what really sets Lord General Contractors apart from other builders and puts him in a class of his own is the care and time devoted to his clients. Robert Lord truly wants his clients to love living in their homes. He and his team are always available to help and always follow up on questions or concerns. He builds relationships with his clients, and it is refreshing to make such a purchase from an honest man of integrity. Robert Lord builds an outstanding home and stands behind his work 110%.”
“In the end,
we’re glad it took so long
for us to find our home. It was
worth the wait!
- Julie A.B. Grewe
“I would like to take a moment to thank you for building a lovely home. We are the second owners of this home and I must say this home is magnificent with quality workmanship throughout! From the cabinets to the fixtures to the finish trim all show a touch of class! This is our fourth custom home with the first three having been new homes and by far this home stands out above all of them with a quality.”
“Aside from the quality, what I am most impressed with is the builder’s accessibility and response time. Robert Lord owes us nothing as we have no signed contract and in fact the home is two years old and out of warranty, but when we reach out to him as we have done with many questions concerning his suppliers to match things like additional granite, cabinets, doors, windows, fixtures, etc, we always receive a timely call back with the answers. Robert Lord in fact provided us with his cell phone number in case a problem should arise. Never with my former three brand new custom homes were the builders as accessible. In fact with each one of these homes we would have to hound the builder for any information or repairs.”
is a real tribute to find a
builder who not only stands
behind his work but who also
will take the time to insure
no matter who owns a Robert
Lord home their a satisfied
- Mark & Stella Leoni
I can tell you that Robert Lord’s craftsmanship and knowledge of the building industry that you do not physically see is what could sell his beautiful homes. The care for his customers keen eye for detail, and cutting edge that you do see, will put your home in a class of its own.
Robert Lord builds and manages his homes as if he was building the home for his own family. How do I know that? I own a Robert Lord home that I bought from a previous owner. His structural and mechanical expertise is beyond your expectation, and his building intuition is beyond what you can imagine.
When owning a home that you bought
from a previous owner, you undoubtedly
will make changes over time.
When you make those “facelift” changes
to a Robert Lord home, you realize
how well your home is constructed,
the keen eye for “perfection” detail
behind the scenes, and the “true” craftsmanship
that Robert Lord has.
Putting together the quality of construction, intuitive thinking and design, and the “attention to detail” that your home will have, your home will be what you have “dreamed” of and what other people will “want” to have.
Take this message from a 2nd
owner of a Robert Lord home.
You are making the correct choice
in choosing Lord General Contractors,
- Kyle A. Gordon
In the early part of 2006, we spent about three months looking at numerous houses in the St. Charles and Geneva area. When we walked into our current home we were convinced that this was the place for our family. The architectural design is like no other house we have seen. The many columns and arches create a completely different look and feel to the home. With three children, we fell in love with the mud room that has beautiful wood lockers and storage spaces. We also liked the bonus room for the kids to play in and a private loft in one of the bedrooms. The elevated study off the first floor is very unique and is completely crafted in wood that creates a rich, warm feel to it. We were very impressed by the quality of the workmanship, appliances, light fixtures and chandeliers. We absolutely love the high ceilings and triple-crown molding throughout the house. It is also evident that time and attention went into the selection of quality windows, doors, fireplaces, wrought iron staircases, and many other features. It is evident that Robert Lord takes extreme pride in his homes and he personally spent hours with us reviewing the home construction and features to ensure we understood how things operate and are properly maintained. After seeing a Robert Lord home, we felt that all others did not measure up to his standards.
After we settled into our new
home, Robert always made himself
readily available if we had questions
about the house. We are extremely
happy in our new home and would
highly recommend a Robert Lord
home to anyone in the future.
- Doug & Lynn Patrick
Pam and I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how pleased we are with our new house. We have relocated seven times throughout the Southeast and Midwest and have purchased five new houses in the process. This house is by far the best that we have owned from an overall quality standpoint. The construction quality is excellent, and the house is extremely tight and energy efficient.
When we first started to look
for homes in the St. Charles
area, there were many builders
to choose from. After looking
at over 20 different builders’ homes,
we decided on yours and were
not disappointed. We have, and
willcontinue to recommend a
Robert Lord built home. Thanks
again for providing us with an
- Ken Harms
it comes to dream homes, Lord General Contractors puts the “wow” into
them. Every other home we considered,
and there were so many, were
not even close to his quality,
style and creativity. We built
our home “with” Robert
. . . he took our ideas and turned
them into a distinctive reality.
And our neighborhood is his neighborhood,
which says a lot. What more could
you ask? Thanks again for making
our house our dream home!
-Brian & Angie Norris