Orren Pickell’s storied career began in college when he started a home painting company to help with tuition and expenses. As Orren’s clientele grew, he enhanced his skills and in a few years he had designed and built his first home, almost exclusively with his own two hands. Forty years later, Orren is recognized as one of the Midwest’s premiere designers and builders, with his vision and personal commitment to each customer at the heart of all he and Orren Pickell Building Group undertake.

Orren Pickell Building Group enjoys a proven history of creating some of the most memorable residences on the North Shore and throughout Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan. Our team is equally skilled in the design and construction of an elegant, old-world country house, a contemporary farmhouse or any style and complexity that a customer may envision. The unique divisions that make up our company were carefully conceived and created to enhance each customer experience.

Our Services

Architectural Design

An exceptional home begins with an exceptional design and The Orren Pickell Design Group has been honored with more than 300 awards for creativity and innovation.

Custom Homebuilding

Quality, craftsmanship, attention to details, the trademarks of Orren Pickell Building Group, are your assurance of an amazing experience and a one-of-a kind custom home.


When your family home means so much to you, trust the Orren Pickell Remodeling Group to refine, redefine or rework any existing areas to best suit your changing needs.

Kitchens, Baths & Cabinetry

The most-used locations in your home require special attention and the experts at CabinetWerks Design Studio will create comfort, convenience and elegance with each piece they incorporate into your overall design plan.


Knowing that the smallest details often provide the biggest impact, The Orren Pickell Trim Division will set each cabinet, door and length of trim for seamless beauty throughout your home.

Home Maintenance

The Orren Pickell Maintenance Group has earned an impeccable reputation for their prompt, courteous and effective intervention on behalf of our customers.

When you choose Pickell for any project, you are selecting a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to exceeding your expectations throughout our collaboration. You can expect our full attention, our personal pride and true enjoyment of our work, our proactive and effective communication and our singular history of providing quality, craftsmanship and value.

Your family’s home is without question, one of the most personal and significant investments you will ever consider, and at Orren Pickell Building Group, we have a unique appreciation for this truth. We strive each day to offer the services and support that any homeowner may need to design, build, enhance and improve their home.

Whether you are considering a new custom home, a major renovation to your existing residence, an updated kitchen or you simply need to remedy a leaking roof, Orren Pickell’s experienced, professional team will be a dedicated partner for all of your needs.