We Are Different | DESIGNfirst Builders

We Are Different

All Inclusive Design/Build Firm – One Stop Shop

We handle everything from start to finish – Architectural Designs, Floorplans, Interior Design & Development, Permitting, Project Management, Construction, Client Relations.

A Personal Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Project Manager and Client Advocate are all assigned to you!

We have a 14,000 square foot showroom where you will have the ability to select all the various options and finishes that your project entails. We have numerous vendors and options at every level and you will be guided through each selection with your personal Developer to help you choose the right pieces and color scheme that fits your style.

If your style involves or desires customization we have our own cabinet shop where we can design and build any style, size, finish, wood, color and more for cabinets, stairs, mud room lockers and more. We can create or match anything that fits your specific needs.

Client Benefits – We Truly Love Our Clients

Cooking Skills Academy – Cooking Club Enrollment – Free monthly cooking classes at our onsite cooking school with private chefs from Iron Chef and more.
Referral Program – Receive a $50 Visa Gift Card for referring an appointment and receive another Visa Gift Card if they choose DESIGNfirst.
Abt Discount – Receive a special discount on appliance and home electronics purchases.
Events – Attend various themed client events throughout the year.
Promotions – Receive special promotions through out the year.
Financing Partners – We have the best financing partners that will assist you with any financial needs for your project.

Our History

DESIGNfirst was started with imagination in taking the design/build industry in a new direction. Our uniquely streamlined, all-in-one approach has made us a top choice for building dreams in and around Chicago since 2006, and every year, we’re proud to build lasting relationships with new clients and allow people to experience the DESIGNfirst difference for themselves.

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Robert Haddon

“DESIGNfirst Builders always does a terrific job. They have a first class showroom with all the samples you can imagine in one place. They have a highly trained staff to answer all your questions. They come highly recommended.”

Jo Ann Begrowicz

“Design First completely remodeled our kitchen almost three years ago and I still love it every time I walk into it! Tony worked with us on the design and our project manager Gerardo worked with us very closely to ensure every thing from demo through final construction went smoothly. Kim also was amazing helping us through the selection process. The work crew were very professional and esured that the workplace was left clean each day. All resulting in an amazing kitchen!!”

Maureen Fabbri

“DESIGNFirst is an excellent company. Great customer service. We used them for kitchen remodel and it was fantastic. Tony designed a super functional and beautiful kitchen. I love cooking in there! Don’t even mind doing the dishes! Crews were great and any issues were quickly resolved. I would rate them a 10!”