What clients and others are saying
We create breathtaking living spaces — while you breathe easy
If you’ve ever built a home — or considered building one — you’ve heard the horror stories:
● The long-awaited home addition that remained in half-finished limbo for years (while the fly-by-night contractor went AWOL).
● The pricy luxury remodels that came equipped with chipped countertops, a leaky ceiling, and top-of-the-line faucet handles — installed backward.
● The delightfully-priced estimate that grew horns and sharp teeth by the project’s end (and left the homeowners struggling with debt).
Does building the home of your dreams have to be a nightmare ordeal?
Does creating a living space you love have to come with stress, pressure, and off-the-charts anxiety?
We think not.
We’ve been through it all — so you don’t have to.
Twenty years ago, we set out to build our first home.
Like anyone who builds a new home, we had high hopes:
We dreamed of a warm, inviting haven where we’d create a lifetime of memories.
What could possibly go wrong?
Our first contractor offered an unbelievable price that was hard to pass up. We were knee-deep in the process — the first-floor deck was being built — when we discovered the (disturbing) truth: we’d chosen a “lemon.”
Our contractor was notorious for poor and faulty construction: several families who’d been through the ordeal called to send warning. We pulled out as soon as we could, and our new home stalled…with no end in sight.
We tried our luck with a second contractor: he was fast and efficient, but stubborn and short-fused. He insisted we use HIS people — regardless of their competence or style.
By the end of the project, we had endless horror stories to tell: unreliable contractors, faulty parts, poor communication, incompetent tradesmen, and hostile vendors.
What should have been one of the most exciting times in our lives turned into a nightmare.
And we knew we were the ones to do it.
WHO WE ARE
We’re Ben and Jen, a husband-wife powerhouse team that’s owned and operated one of Chicago’s premier design-build firms for over 20 years.
We’re the proud parents of four fabulous kids and the proud partners of 153 Chicago families: clients-turned-friends who’ve chosen us to help them build extraordinary homes — and create extraordinary memories.
HOW AMRAMI DESIGN GROUP WAS BORN
After our nightmare home-building experience, we felt fired up with a mission:
We’d couple Ben’s finely-honed management skills + Jen’s extensive design training to create a luxury design-build boutique firm that would offer Chicagoland homeowners high-end homes — and high-end experiences.
And thus was Amrami Design Group born.
Since our start 20 years ago, we’ve been providing clients with the kind of home-building experience we could only have dreamed of.
No project managers, no middlemen, no misunderstandings.
No dealing with 12 different vendors (and getting an ulcer from managing them all).
As a design-build firm that handles EVERY element of the home-building process, we hold your hand and walk you through each step, taking you from “overwhelmed” to “thrilled” with zero stress and 100% joy.
It’s all here.
We are your single go-to address, and we take responsibility for EVERY last detail — from the floorplans to the pavers to the accents on your kitchen backsplash.
When you work with us, you can expect a flawless experience that’ll leave you with a beautiful home and beautiful memories — and probably some good friends too.