Custom Homes

Want to Customize? There are several ways to get the home you want, so what is stopping you?

“I really like your plans, but….”

You can start with one of our award winning home plans and make custom changes that match your lifestyle. We will help you customize external elevations, move interior walls, increase square footage, add bathrooms or anything else you can dream. Every plan can be modified.

“My dream home is on this napkin…”

Do you have a design in mind that you have always dreamed about? Our architects can make your dream home a reality by drawing a Custom Plan. We can design your new home and provide you with the price to build it.

“I already have a Custom plan I like….”

We can build your existing plan on one of our lots. We own or have access to many different lots in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

“I own land….”

We can also build on land you already own – your plan or ours. We can also help you buy the land as part of our homebuilding process.

Whether you want a little bit or a lot of customization, we make custom easy. We have designed and built homes from 440 square feet to over 10,000 square feet. Our team has the experience and will provide you with the guidance you need throughout your project.

Current Projects on the Northshore


        2308 Lindenleaf

        1918 Linneman

        1513 Hawthorne

        1515 Hawthorne

        1016 Pleasant Lane


          2727 Blackhawk


          1066 Spruce


Current Project in Michigan City, IN

Current Project in Long Beach, IN

Custom Interiors

Custom Exteriors

"I have worked with Tom on several projects including multi unit development and high end single family. In every case Tom has conducted himself in a professional business type manner with customer satisfaction the end goal. As a supplier for these type of projects, he had high expectations of quality and service from our company, but always treated us fairly and as a business partner, not just a supplier. I would highly recommend Tom and The Drake Group for any construction need. Bill W."