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Custom Home Testimonials

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When looking for a builder, we only considered people who were recommended to us. Jim/Timberstone were one of those people.  After speaking with him once, our instincts told us he was the one. We were right. There is no one who will give you a commitment to building your home that goes above and beyond like Jim McDonnell. His skillset in this industry is superior as a carpenter by trade. Building homes is in his blood, but what stood out to us the most was the way we saw him treat everyone, including us (the homeowners) throughout this process. While we didn't fully understand what an undertaking building a custom home would be, every last detail and decision, Jim was always available to answer any questions we had. He thoroughly explained everything to us so we fully understood and were prepared every step of the way. We knew how lucky we were to have Jim as a builder when every single subcontractor who worked on our home would go out of their way to ask us if we were the homeowners when we came into the house and then took the time to tell us how incredible of a builder we have in Jim. Jim is always prepared, his construction sites are always spotless, he is on-time, manages his subs in and out appropriately, he is readily available, honest, transparent, affordable, and one incredible builder. The care he puts into building your home feels as if he is your family member. If you are looking for someone to build your next home, you would be lucky to work with Jim and Timberstone.
- Michael S, Custom Home Built
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"Jim did a fantastic job building our dream house, I could not have asked for a better builder. He was always on top of things and kept the project moving from obtaining the permit with Cook county to the very end where the last nail was driven in. When we were starting to feel overwhelmed he was always there to re-assure us that everything was going to workout. The house turned out perfect and he kept us within our budget. Again thank you Jim and we look forward toward seeing you in the future.  Well Done!"
- Steve M, Custom Home Built
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"Timberstone Design and Development went above and beyond throughout the process of building our home! We could not be happier with our home and the home building process as a whole. From the first interaction, Jim was professional, responsive, knowledgable and very thorough. Jim’s attention to detail and organization allowed us to complete the project sooner than expected. With his guidance throughout, he made all of our visions for our dream home come to life. We highly recommend Jim and Timberstone to anyone looking to build a custom home."
- Emily W, Custom Home Built
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"Jim has built two homes for us- and that says a lot. He was great to work with- very organized, trustworthy, and completely willing to do what it took to execute my vision. His crew does quality work and wants to make their client happy. He was always very responsive and stands by his work. I would work with Timberstone Design and Development again in a heartbeat."
- Jenna M, Custom Home Built
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"Jim and his team do amazing work.  He was able to build our dream home in the middle of the pandemic, hit budget and make all the timelines work. He’s done other work for my family too and the quality is second to none. I’d never look anywhere else for building a new house or doing a remodel."
- Tim T, Custom Home Built
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"Jim's quality of craftsmanship and talent are unsurpassed. He is honest and was always immediately responsive for any of our millions of questions. I will highly recommend Jim and Timberstone Design & Development to anyone needing a recommendation.  We never had any surprises. We are so happy with our home and everyday I say I love it."
- Marlene S, Custom Home Built
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"Timberstone served as our General Contractor in building our new home from knocking down the original standing structure all the way through delivery of the new home. Jim McDonnell’s professionalism and responsiveness was second to none. I can’t overstate how helpful he was in guiding us through the entire process."
- Dave S, Custom Home Built
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"Jim guided us through the project with patience, reassurance, and responsiveness.  He not only pays attention to the details, but he has a knack for explaining why they matter, Jim left us with a truly unique home and we often find ourselves wondering if it is really ours. We are forever grateful and cannot recommend him enough."
- Patrick C, Custom Home Built
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"We were thoroughly pleased with our services with Timberstone! Jim was responsive and professional throughout the entire process. The quality of the work was far more than I could have hoped for.  I highly recommend and will definitely use Timberstone again for any projects we need done in the future."
- Mary T, Custom Home Built
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