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Enjoy Hassle-Free Home Building with Shodeen Homes

ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN– June 6, 2023 ––For some, the idea of building a home from the ground-up seems like a daunting task- How do I choose a builder? What homesite and floor plan best suit my needs?  With so many decorator choices, how do I create a harmonious interior environment? What are my best financing options? Who do I contact during and after construction?

For over 60 years, Shodeen Homes, a family-owned-and operated builder headquartered in Geneva, Illinois, has been addressing buyer questions such as these and taking the hassle out of building a new home.

“Communication is the key to a successful new home building experience,” said Craig Shodeen, President of Shodeen Homes.  “From the time you enter a Shodeen sales office, you benefit from a knowledgeable staff of professionals dedicated to making your home building process smooth and enjoyable. Our sales managers are the quarterbacks of communication between homeowners and our team of professionals. Whether by phone, text or through email they make sure timetables, needs and concerns are addressed with the correct member of the team.”

The company boasts a five-step, hassle-free homebuying process:

According to Shodeen Sales Director, Jaynelle Then, the website is a great tool for buyers when building a home.

“When you visit our website you can see floor plans, community maps with available homesites, lists of standard and upgraded features as well as warranty information, a mortgage calculator and our virtual homebuilding tool ,” Then said.  “With today’s low resale inventory, it’s comforting to know that you can build what you want, where you want and not be outbid for it.”

Shodeen Homes offers open concept ranch and two-story homes in Campton Hills, Elburn and Sycamore, Illinois as well as Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Norton Lake in Campton Hills, served by top-ranked St. Charles District #303 schools and minutes from shopping along Randall Road, features a 10-acre lake, walking and bike path and is within walking distance to Bell-Graham Elementary school. Homes, priced from the $530s, range from 2,429 to over 3,032 square feet with three to five bedrooms, two to 3 ½ baths, island kitchens open to family rooms, full basements and two or optional three or four-car garages.

West of Campton Hills, buyers can be part of Shodeen’s master-planned community, Elburn Station, which is centered around the Elburn Metra Station, is in walking distance of charming downtown Elburn and served by Kaneland School District #302 schools. Priced from the $318,600, low maintenance, ranch and two-story Village Homes are offered ranging from rom 1,237 to 2,144 square feet in size with two to four bedrooms, two to 2 ½ baths, basements, and two-car garages.  Traditional ranch and two-story single-family homes, priced from the mid-$300s, are also available and range from 1,613 to 2,674 square feet in size with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 1/2 baths, island kitchens open to family rooms, fully sodded and landscaped homesites, full basements and two or optional three-car garages.

Diane Durpetti, Shodeen’s Design Center Manager, strives to make the selections process seamless.

“My goal is to make sure every buyer has a fun and enjoyable experience when building their home,’ said Durpetti.  “Our Design Center offers hundreds of options in interior finishes from flooring, to light fixtures, cabinets, countertops and more. It’s all under one roof to make the process easy and it’s my job to help buyers choose the finishes that fit their style and budget.”

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Further west and minutes from both the I-88 business corridor and DeKalb, Shodeen offers ranch and two-story homes priced from the $320,300 at Reston Ponds. Homes range from 1,613 to 2,601 square feet in size with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, basements and two or optional 2.5-car garages. The community, which consists of 15-acres of parks and six ponds, is walking distance to Sycamore’s quaint, downtown.

Buyers interested in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin living, whether seasonal or year-round, can select from a series of ranch and two-story designs at Stone Ridge, just west of Route 12 and north of 120.

The community, within walking distance of downtown Lake Geneva and Geneva Lake, offers homes priced from $463,600 that range from 1,860 to 2,674 square feet with three or four bedrooms, two or three baths, 9’ first-floor ceilings, choice of full standard basements or optional lookout or walkout basements and two or optional three-car garages.

Shodeen also offers homes at The Woods of Stone Ridge, a neighborhood of 12 premier homesites within the larger Stone Ridge community. Homes are priced from the mid- $700s and offer wooded homesites of up to 2.5 acres as well as walkout and lookout basement options. Ranch and two-story designs range from 2,508 to 3,403 square feet in size with three or four bedrooms, two to 3 ½ baths, gourmet kitchens open to great rooms, formal dining rooms, dens and luxury master bedroom suites and three-car side load garages.

Shodeen’s newest community, Edgewood Vistas, is also within walking distance of downtown Lake Geneva, and offers ranch and two-story homes priced from the $370s Homes range from 1,613 to 2,230 square feet in size with three bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, dens and lofts per plan, basements and two or optional 2.5-car garages.

According to Shodeen Director of Customer Service, Kimberly de la Cruz, unlike resale, closing does not end the home sale transaction.

“Customer service steps in immediately after closing.” de la Cruz said.  “All communication moves from the sales manager to customer service. We handle all questions or concerns during the 1-year warranty period making sure the homeowner understands the process and knows they can reach out anytime.  Once the homeowner has lived in the home 30-45 days, customer service will contact them to schedule a walk-through with their construction manager. Any items that need to be addressed will be added to a punch list and we then schedule all trades to address and clear that list 2-3 weeks from the initial walk-through date. We do this again at 11-months. We’re committed to our customers and the Shodeen family building reputation. It’s important our homeowners know we are with them long after they’ve closed.”

To learn more about hassle-free home building with Shodeen, please visit,  or call (630) 232-8181.

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