Awards, Accreditations, Reviews

  • 2016 Gold Key Award for Excellence in Housing Design by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2016 New Construction Award by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015 Silver Key Award for Excellence in Housing Design by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2014 Silver Key Award for Architectural Design in a Custom Home by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2014 Bronze Key Award for Excellence in New Construction by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2013 Gold Key Award for Excellence in New Construction by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2013 Gold Key Award for Excellence in Interior Design & Merchandising by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2012 Crystal Key Award for Best Community for The Gates of St. John by the HBA of Greater Chicago
  • 2009 NWI Times NWI Now Partner in Progress
  • 2009 NWI Times Builder of the Year
  • 2009 Wall Street Journals Dream Home Award, Silver Award for Best Town Home Under $250,000
  • 2006 NWI Times Illinois Builder of the Year
  • 2006 Parade of Homes Builder Award for Havenwood in Cedar Lake, IN
  • 2001 SMC “Builder of the Year”
  • Nineteen time Home of the Month Awards Recipient
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Member
  • IBA Member
  • Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana (HBA of NWI) Member
  • HBAI Member
  • HBAI Board Member, Twelve Years
  • Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) Member
  • Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) Board Member 2000
  • SSHBA President, 2004
  • Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau – Northwest Indiana Builder

Customer Reviews

Go with Phillippe!

If you want to build a house, go with Phillippe Builders! The process of building a house from beginning to end was performed in a professional way. Philippe Builders were sensitive to all of our concerns, needs and requests. Their skilled work, interaction with us and personal attention was beyond our expectations. They gave us regular updates, demonstrated products and even took us to the granite store to choose our color, and style of granite.

We love it!

Thank you for building us such a beautiful home and for your help in getting us in early. We love it already and know we are going to enjoy living here for a long time. Piattoni Family

An amazing family home

Thank you for building a beautiful home for our family! All of the interactions that we have had with your company have been fantastic. Your staff has gone out of their way to make sure our home is exactly the way we want it! The support started the first time we stepped into the models where we were told about the different models along with the company history and continued on from there throughout our selection process. Once the house started going up, they would take us over there and walk through with us and explain what would happen next in the building process. Again, we would like to say thank you to Phillippe Builders and its employees for an amazing home and an exceptional experience. Stacy

You have given us our dream home

We are so grateful to you for the beautiful new home you have built for us. You have given us our dream home after 45 years together. Everything is done so nicely. Our basement, cupboards, appliances, fireplace, stairway, hardwood floors—it all is crafted beautifully. Already two of our friends have signed up to build with you. We told our son Dale how happy we are and he encouraged us along the way. Should you ever wish to see our home, it would be an honor to welcome you. May our Heavenly Father bless you and your loved ones. Bob & Lois H.

We really appreciate all you did

We really appreciate all you did for us while our house was being built. It made it less stressful. “Thank you” isn’t enough, but we want you to know we are grateful. Judy and John

My Love Letter…

Someone once asked me why we moved to our townhouse in Coffee Creek. There were a lot of good reasons. First, to get our living primarily on one floor, with elegant guest accommodations upstairs, and mega storage and expansion potential in the large, dry basement. Second, to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the kind of town that we all wish we grew up in, with a gazebo in the town square, and its patriotic band concerts in the pavilion on 9-11. But you can’t appreciate what quality construction and conscience maintenance means until you get older, and cannot do all the things that you used to be able to do. Watching the automatic sprinklers go on, and the lawn crew come and manicure the landscaping every week is tonic to this once avid gardener.

While sitting on our shaded deck, I was struck all over again by the beauty of this Coffee Creek area. During the day, you can see the deer, the turkeys, and watch the hawks and herons fly by. At night with the gentle breezes, you can see the fire-flies and hear the frogs calling to each other. All the while enjoying a wide variety of beautiful birds that stop by our feeder.

The people we have for neighbors are one of the greatest assets to living here. If you could price the housing by the quality of the neighbors, you couldn’t afford to live here! I know the housing market is bad, but one of the smartest things we ever did was to move here, and I don’t understand why others like us aren’t standing in line for the opportunity to live here. The building of the new Porter Hospital, practically on our doorstep, is a comfort to me and would be to any resident.

So that is my “love letter” to Coffee Creek, Phillippe Builders, and the town of Chesterton. You have welcomed me, and I am returning your affection.” Lynne P.

A pleasure to work with

We wanted to to let you know how pleased we are with our new Spring Run home and the extra consideration your sales consultant gave us. She was a pleasure to work with. Please give our thanks to all your workers. Art and Mary

I have a very warm spot in my heart

I have a very warm spot in my heart for Bob and the entire Phillippe group. It has been over 12 years since Bob built my current house and I have been a big promoter of Bob Phillippe to anyone that would listen. I believe in the way that he takes his product to market and has a personal stake in the customer’s satisfaction; I believe most people would like that.

Now that I have had a hand in four of my family members purchasing their new home from Phillippe Builders, I feel like a dotted line employee of the organization! All my best to you and to Bob of course. If there is anything that I can do, in my limited range of abilities, to help in the overall success of the Phillippe Builder group, please, just ask. I will do what I can. Garry M.

The quality of workmanship is outstanding

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you did in the construction of our new home. The quality of workmanship is outstanding and everything looks beautiful. I want to congratulate you on having such an excellent staff.

Whenever we had a question or concern, they were there with the answer. They provided great advice as well as listened to our concerns. When we first decided to move from our apartment in the city, I wasn’t sure we wanted to go through the trouble of having a house built. Phillippe Builders and staff took the work out of it for us and made it a lot of fun. Thank you for your outstanding service! Sabrina

Easy, stress-free and fun

When long-term illness needs required a move from our home of 20 years, we contacted Phillippe Builders. The friend who referred us to Bob Phillippe said that the process would be easy, stress-free and fun. Indeed it was. Bob quickly understood our needs, what we loved about our old house, and presented a custom design that has turned out to be better than we had imagined. Throughout the process he offered design and material suggestions, always answered our many questions honestly and quickly and kept the contract price within our budget. Our home consultant, Rachel, spent innumerable hours with us in the selection process, researched our questions and was adept at offering cost-effective alternatives. Her design and building construction knowledge also helped define the finishing touches which made our home both functional and beautiful. Our new Phillippe home has provided comfort, freedom, and peace of mind at a critical time in our lives.

They truly live up to their motto: “Phillippe Homes…Built for Life.” Thanks to everyone involved. Mardie and Jerry

A cut above the rest

High Quality, Creativity, Affordability, and Customer Satisfaction are four of the most important aspects customers look for when purchasing their homes. Exceeding these characteristics place a builder a cut above the rest. Phillippe Builders scores superior in all of these categories and exceeds expectations in many other matters of importance to new homebuyers. We chose Phillippe Builders for all of these reasons plus the fact that they have built a solid reputation throughout the south suburban area for their complete customer satisfaction. Shirley

Warm, caring, friendly and helpful

I cannot thank all of you enough for all the help and support we have received during our home purchase. Starting with Lisa and Jim who helped us put the plans together for our new home. What a wonderful group of warm, caring, friendly and helpful people that work for Phillippe Builders. In these time, it is overwhelming how much good natured, cheerful help we received during what could have been a very stressful time. I hope just by taking the time while trying to accomplish our move I have expressed my sincere thank you to each and every one at Phillippe Builders. Virginia

We have built a friendship!

We want you to know how much you have meant to us throughout this entire adventure, Jennifer. You have been our ROCK! You cannot begin to image how much we appreciated your patience, your attention to detail, your ability and willingness to see and create our ideas (or those from Pinterest). We loved working with you and have enjoyed the entire process of building our home! We feel we have not only built a home, but built a friendship! When we look at this home and time, you will always be a part of it. Don & Valerie H.

Locations and Contacts
Main Office

Main Office
3500 Union Avenue,
Steger, IL 60475

The 1100 Woods

The 1100 Woods
2179 CR 1100 N.
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 921-1200

Thu – Mon 11-4pm

The Gates of St. John

The Gates of St. John
10778 Walnut Drive,
Crown Point, IN 46373
(219) 558-8900

Hunters Chase

Hunters Chase
Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 756-0860

Off-site Building

Off-Site Building
(708) 756-0860