Experience and Industry Reputation

When it comes to proven experience, the Orren Pickell Building Group is unparalleled. For more than 40 years, we’ve provided a level of service that has delighted clients, impressed our peers, garnered awards and gained the attention of the press.

Our goal on every building or remodeling project is to anticipate our clients’ needs and to exceed their expectations. And because all of our team members have a personal commitment to providing excellent service, we’re able to make that happen. Our happy clients are our best form of advertisement; here’s a sampling of what just a few of them have shared about their time working with Orren Pickell Building Group.

Read more on what clients have to say about the Orren Pickell experience.>>

We set out on this project in 2006 knowing we needed a designer/builder who was flexible and willing to work with our quirky requests. We chose correctly. We wanted to design our house from the basement up, and that is just the start! After living here nearly 4 years, we wouldn’t change one thing. The quality of work and the wonderful folks at Orren Pickell cannot be matched. Plus, the maintenance program they offer is a must!—Howatt Family

We have used Pickell twice now. Once for updating our home exterior and then for a kitchen remodel. All employees were pleasant and professional and fulfilled all promises to perfection. We have recommended them to others and will definitely use them again.—Ann and Steve Levinson

Orren Pickell Building Group’s motto is “Live the rest of your lives in the home of your dreams.” And, since OPBG designed and built our home, that’s exactly what we have been doing. The house is beautiful inside and out. The graceful exterior design has so much drive up appeal, we regularly see people stop and take pictures of the house, probably to show their builder! Inside, the house is the most livable we’ve owned, comfortable when immediate family is home but also great for Superbowl parties or grilling in the back yard with friends. We have large dogs and OPBG offered several suggestions (such as the dog shower in the garage) that make daily life with our pets happy and easy. Our project was on time and under budget.—William Voss

Awards and Industry Accolades for Design and Building

Over the years, the Orren Pickell Building Group has been honored by our peers in the industry and by regional and national associations and websites for our innovative designs and building quality. We’ve been honored with a number of awards, including:

  • 9 Crystal Key Awards and over 60 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Key Awards since 2003 awarded from the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chicago
  • “Best of Houzz” for Design 2013-2017

While we’re always flattered to receive accolades and awards, our top honor remains to build custom houses that reflect the personalities and suit the lifestyles of the families who will call them home for years to come.

Check out more of the myriad awards Orren Pickell has garnered. >>

Orren Pickell Homes and Designs In the Press

If you think you’ve seen an Orren Pickell home on the cover of a Chicago Tribune “Chicago Homes” feature, in an issue of Dream Kitchens & Baths or gracing the pages of LUXE magazine, you’re not mistaken—our innovative design often captures the attention (and the camera lens) of local, regional and national publications.

Regardless of if the story is showcasing a recent luxury Orren Pickell Building Group home remodeling project or highlighting a home that includes universal design concepts to create a comfortable, accessible space, we’re always excited to spread the word about the high quality work that we provide to each client.

Browse through some of our press coverage here.>>