Orren Pickell’s notable career began in college when he started a home painting business 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. Pickell, with his 40 year history of building, designing and remodeling luxury homes across the Midwest, is president and chief executive officer of Orren Pickell Building Group.
Orren’s wife Tina has worked alongside him since the beginning and they continue to work side by side today. Tina is also head of the Pickell Family Foundation which supports many community groups and charities, including building affordable homes for men, women, and families unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. They have three grown children, two of whom are integral parts of the company. The eldest, Lisa Pickell, is COO of Orren Pickell Building Group and the youngest, Eric Pickell, is head of the firm’s Remodel Lite Division.
With four decades of home building experience, Orren Pickell is still considered a visionary within the industry. A leader in design, innovation, construction and unparalleled customer service, Orren and his team have received hundreds of awards for custom homes, extraordinary remodels and handcrafted cabinetry. Orren Pickell Building Group’s capabilities embrace all facets of the business including architectural design, custom home building, remodeling, vacation homes, home maintenance and cabinetry.
Orren Pickell has won more than 350 awards for innovative design and quality craftsmanship. A good number of those awards are from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago and include 9 Crystal Key Awards, 55 Gold Key Awards, 25 Silver Key Awards and the Pacesetter Award in various categories such as Excellence in New Home Construction, Recognition of Innovation & Creativity, Distinction in Design and Excellence in Remodeling. Orren and the company as well as the widely-recognized Pickell Concept Homes have been featured in countless publications and digital media across the country.