New Home Constuction

Are you are the type of person than can picture your dream home – every room, every view, every detail, and knows exactly what you want or maybe you just know you like the fresh slate and piece of mind that comes with new construction but struggle to visualize what a perfectly built home for your lifestyle might look like. We can help you regardless of where you are at along the way. From land selection and procurement to the design process and on through the construction and warranty phases of the project, you can trust that we have the vision and capability to deliver you a one of a kind custom built home that your neighbors will admire, your community appreciates, and above all, you adore.

Renovations and Additions

The process for home remodeling is similar to designing and building a new home. It begins with gaining a complete understanding of your needs and desires for your home renovation or addition. Blank & Baker Construction and Real Estate can help make your remodeling project, an enjoyable and hassle-free reality by communicating and working closely with you throughout planning and construction and minimizing disruption to your family’s daily routine. Allow us to bring your home back to life with a well-designed and well-built remodeling project.

Real Estate Services

Chad Blankenbaker is a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker of Winnetka. This expertise is especially valuable to clients looking for a specific opportunity on or off the real estate market. Combined with his extensive construction knowledge and real estate professionals network, Chad’s unique set of tools are invaluable to the discerning clientele of Chicago’s North Shore. Whether it is land or a project house that you are looking for, Blank & Baker Construction and Real Estate can become a one stop shop for the purchase, design, and construction needs of your new home.

Top 5 Fall Maintenance Checklist

#1 Store Away Those Hoses

Leaving garden hoses attached to your outdoor faucets can cause water to back up in the faucets and in the plumbing pipes just inside your exterior walls. When those freezing temps hit, that water could freeze, expand, and crack the faucet or pipes.

#2 Drain Your Sprinkler System

Fall is the time to drain your sprinkler system. Buried irrigation lines can freeze, leading to busted pipes and broken sprinkler heads. Turning off the water system at the main valve and blowing out the lines prevents major problems in the spring. Hiring a pro is well worth it to make sure you won’t have repairs to make in the spring.

#3 Seal Up the Exterior

Sealing up cracks around window and door frames, between trim and siding, and where pipes and wires enter your house is important to your home’s health. Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the most important fall maintenance jobs. You’ll also seal air leaks that waste energy.

As I got to know chad, I Came to realize that I had met builder who stood above the rest. Chad knows the ropes and kept me from getting into trouble. I was lucky to have Chad to lean on during the construction of my house. I can’t imagine meeting a more honest and qualified builder than Chad Blanker n baker. You’re a class act in an industry known for far less and really do stand above your competition.

Fred and Esther D.


How nice it was to complete our project below budget – a refreshing change of pace. Thanks so much for all your help with these projects. Mike and I really appreciate the time you took to make sure everything went smoothly and are very happy with the results.

Mike and Ellen H


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