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 a 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.