As we are getting down to the last few weeks in our home that your family built for us almost 19 years ago to the day, it’s a bittersweet time for us as we start a new chapter.

We have loved every day in our home and when we selected Pickell to build our dream home (as Liz would say “my” dream house), we had spoken to lots of people and the common comment was, “Pickell builds a quality home but you will pay a premium compared to other builders for the quality and workmanship.”

I believed then and I do today, when you pay for quality you get back the value in spades. I was right then. Our home has been rock solid. There is no creaking wood, no water penetration, just an all around amazing quality built home.

One of the special services you offered day one was the maintenance program. This one phone call, one stop service sets your company apart from all others. A testament is, in 19 years the only appliance we have replaced has been a washer and dryer. All other appliances are working and looking brand new. I am sure if we did not have your team out twice a year to check things, we would have had to replace every appliance including the sub zero wine coolers and refrigerator. I am confident the service paid for itself multiple times.

I hope the new owners of our house continue using your team.

Please thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the fabulous work ethic and service we have received over these years. Above all, please thank your dad for having the vision and the input he had in building our (my) dream home.

We wish everyone all the best and you never know we may move back from the city and build another home!!.

Gary & Liz Levin

Just wanted to let you guys know that the cabinets have started going in and OMG we love them!!

Krista, I believe you said at some point that the old cabinets would be no comparison to our new ones and honestly that is an understatement!

I mean the kitchen is still partly undone . . . and I still go in every evening and open and close all the drawers and doors!

My cat spends most of his day laying in the middle drawer of the island! Everyone loves how it’s coming together.

Thanks so much for your help along the way! We couldn’t be happier.

And after completion:

We just wanted to touch base with you to share our final thoughts on our new kitchen. It all ended so fast that it seemed like we never got a chance to express our thoughts about the project.

First of all we absolutely LOVE our kitchen! Here are our top five loves –

  • the pot filler!
  • the cabinets, and the soft close feature
  • the range and hood! No more smoke alarm cooking!
  • Kurt, and the way he managed our project
  • the whole process just went so smoothly from our first meetings with Eric, cabinetry with Krista and actual construction with Kurt

If you think you’ll be in the area, give us a call to stop in and see it in the real world!

Thanks again!

Kim & Jeff

Thank you for sending Terry over on short notice.

Your company’s responsiveness and customer centric attitude is why you will always be at the top of our list for construction, renovation and house maintenance matters.

Vic & Cynthia

I wanted to share my final product, which is amazing. I really don’t think the video does it justice. I know y’all typically work on a lot of big projects, but I was thrilled with the planning, selections, advise and execution! Well done and again thank you!

Amy Bickers

My name is Linda Larson. My husband, John and I have lived in one of the homes you built in Lake Barrington in 1994. We purchased it from David Galimore in 1997 and have lived here happily raising our family of five children. We put the house on the market two weeks ago and want to let you know that one of your fabulous homes is becoming available for someone else to fall in love with!

I so appreciated living in this dream house for 23 years. Thank you for making that possible!

Linda Larson

Orren Pickell Building Group has repeatedly proven to me how more then 20 years ago, we made the best decision to build a house with them. Since then we purchased another house and used their company to remodel it. We have used The Orren Pickell Maintenance Program for over 20 years, and we will continue to utilize it. More importantly, it is the people we have encountered over the years and the relationships we have built that continue to impress me. Their employees responsiveness and follow through has proven to be invaluable. Often businesses only hear the negative comments and complaints, so it’s time we shared our positive experiences.

Sheryl Sheiner

We hired the Orren Pickell Building Group to both design and build our home, starting in 2013 and completing in 2015. Susan Hamilton was our initial contact and continued as our primary contact person through the whole process. She was delightful–both professionally and personally. Orren was also significantly and surprisingly involved throughout and our lead construction superivisor was Kevin Batz. Everyone was great, the design was very creative and the finished project has met and surpassed our expectations. Customer service was exceptional.

Dale Gifford

Just wanted to drop a long overdue note about (Pickell maintenance team members) Jenn and Randy. I have been working with them for my home maintenance programs on both homes for around 10 years now. Jenn has worked so hard for me, especially in the past few months when I had a rapid home sale and had to get tradespeople out here ASAP. Professional, well-organized, and easy to reach and communicate with, Jenn makes stressful repair situations bearable. I don’t know how she does it, while maintaining a good attitude at all times. I know I can rely on her assistance for ANY type of repair or issue. My homes would both be a disaster if it were not for Jenn and the Orren Pickell Builders maintenance program.

Helen Milgrom

Don’t know if you have been by the house, but it looks amazing. Finally got the front steps finished, but there is more landscaping to come. Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for a job well done. We love it.

Barb S.

This is a family run business with vision, dedication and complete professionalism is building your home. The Orren Pickell Building Group offers complete architectural drawings and overall management of a project.
They have a line of cabinetry to fit all homes, and if they don’t carry it in their cabinet line they will design it with you.
A true dream team.

Annette LeCompte Interiors, LLC