Timberstone Design & Development is a family-owned and operated company that builds new homes in the Suburbs of Chicago, IL (Western Springs, Hinsdale, Clarendon-Hills, La Grange, Countryside and more).
Jim McDonnell formed Timberstone Design & Development after years of working for his Father, Uncle, and Grandfather at McDonnell Development. Timberstone's architecture affiliate is IJM Group, owned by Jim's brother Ian. The two, along with their Father, strive to surpass your expectations in every aspect of your new home.
With quality school districts and multiple lines of transportation into Chicago, the Western Suburbs has become an area of focus. Timberstone's devotion to making the building process easy and effortless for the homeowner has created demand and opportunity for Timberstone's services all over Chicagoland. A quality built home with a personal touch is what Timberstone strives to achieve. It is important for us to be personally involved in every aspect of your dream home. From the design phase through your move in, Timberstone will be with you every step of the way. The architecture and building phases coincide to ensure your desires are met and changes you request are implemented. By working with you during each stage of the building process, we are able to create a luxury home which reflects your family's needs.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Please feel free to contact us regarding your ideas. We are thrilled to be serving the area, and we look forward to improving and contributing to the surrounding communities. We are excited to work with you on your upcoming project.
“We hired Jim to finish our basement after interviewing several other people and found him to not only be the most reasonably priced but also the most willing to work with us and our design concept. His patience, reliability, honesty, and expertise has resulted in a finished basement that has surpassed our expectations. He kept us up to date on the progress and finished the project well within the timeline he had quoted. Besides the amazing attention to detail and incredible work that he does, he is also very personable and friendly. He became like ‘family’ to the point that our three year old daughter would constantly ask, “Is Jim coming today,” and would go ‘work’ with him, which Jim loved. Overall, a very positive experience with superior results. You can’t go wrong with Timberstone & Jim!”
“We had the pleasure of working with Timberstone Design & Development, first with Ian McDonnell Jr. as our architect and Ian Sr. and Jim as our builders who were always available by phone and on site everyday to give updates! We had the best experience through the whole process. Some people say that rehabbing and rebuilding is a nightmare but this whole group made everything go very smoothly and of course we also had a lot of fun too. They were all so attentive to everything we would ask them about. We knew from our first meeting with them that they were a very nice and respectful family, we even had visits from their grandpa at the construction site. We have nothing but the highest compliments for this whole group and their building process and they even got it done a month early. So with that said we would use them again in a heartbeat and if you’re reading this I think you’ve found your builder too.”
"Our journey that led us to Jim and Timberstone Builders actually started with our search for a reliable Architect. Ian McDonnell was highly recommended by a friend and after a short conversation, we knew we had found our man. Ian was very easy to work with and stayed involved after the plans were drawn, often working with Jim in the build phase. Jim was the fourth builder that we had spoken to and was a quick choice when we compared all four. Jim exceeded our expectations with the quality of both his own work and that of the other contractors that he brought in. Jim always responded to our emails, texts, and calls immediately. We would highly recommend anyone to Timberstone. They work within your budget and are most professional."
"Jim was excellent to work with for people like my wife and I, who had no idea what we were
doing when we decided to build a new house. Jim was patient with us and very kind when I
would ask uneducated questions (of which I asked many). We could not be happier with the final result. Our house is beautiful and above and beyond what we envisioned. It was very impressive to watch Jim work and manage this process for us, all while maintaining a positive attitude throughout. His professionalism and patience was greatly appreciated."