A Full-Service Design + Build Firm

When you’re looking for a luxury home builder with the experience, skills and capabilities to handle your custom home project or renovation from start to finish, choose Orren Pickell Building Group. Unlike other firms who might only be one or two people, Orren Pickell has a team of specialized professionals able to handle every aspect of the project from design through build and maintenance.

One of the North Shore’s Best Known Luxury Home Builders

Known in Chicago and throughout the North Shore for our beautiful, innovative designs, the Orren Pickell Building Group has been honored with more than 300 awards for design excellence. Our seasoned, experienced staff members pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to home design challenges, and in delivering home designs that delight the eye and make family and friends feel right at home.

From creating a new custom luxury home for your family to helping transform a cramped, outdated kitchen into an open-concept eating and cooking space that would entice a professional chef, the experienced designers and architects at Orren Pickell Building Group will guide you through the process, helping you make informed decisions. And founder Orren Pickell personally reviews every building and remodeling project himself, ensuring it meets his exacting standards.

In truth, most people don’t know who designed or built their home. An Orren Pickell home is a stamp of excellence and a selling point used by realtors across the North Shore.

Continuity Through the Build Process

Unlike other architectural firms, Orren Pickell Building Group designs and builds all of our homes. As a homeowner, that means your building team is able to fully implement the vision that you and your Orren Pickell design team created, without worrying about details being lost in translation. With the combined design + build expertise not only are we looking for cool new details, but the best way to execute and create value for you. We’re truly full-service.

Because we’re all on the same team and share the same goal, we’re able to help ensure that the process moves forward smoothly. Our in-office project managers and in-the-field Superintendents make sure that your selections are carried through exactly as you had desired, and that all trades are moving together in the right direction. If you want to build on your own lot, our expert team will perform due diligence to suit your needs. If questions arise, we’re able to find answers quickly. If issues or changes need to be made, our team is able to adapt. Our commitment to delivering superior quality, providing excellent service and communicating effectively carries through every aspect of our business, meaning you can count on us from the proposal through maintenance service . . . and beyond.

Detailed Trim and Finish Carpentry

If you’re impressed with the quality of our luxury homes, one of the key elements you’re sure to notice is the beauty and quality of our custom finish carpentry. Unlike most general contractors who subcontract trim carpentry, Orren Pickell has their own team. Staffed with capable craftsmen who have decades of carpentry experience, the Orren Pickell trim division creates the intricate millwork  and molding details, entry doors, and other custom-crafted pieces that will complete your home’s elegant look. Most other firms don’t have the luxury of being able to offer this kind of high-end service in house.

Keeping Your Home Running Smoothly

Unlike most builders, Orren Pickell’s work doesn’t end when we hand the keys over to the homeowner. The Orren Pickell Maintenance Group’s annual preventative maintenance contracts keep your home and its systems in optimal condition, protecting your investment. And just like with every other interaction with Orren Pickell, you’ll be able to count on superior customer service and high quality results.