Testimonials

One-of-a-kind, top-tier, custom single-family homes, primarily in Lincoln Park, is the BGD&C specialty

One-of-a-kind, top-tier, custom single-family homes, primarily in Lincoln Park, is the BGD&C specialty

“We are told it is very special. Principals Rodger Owen and Charles Grode expanded to this business on the basis of accolades the firm received for its earlier work on historic renovations and ultra high-end remodeling. … Design is what sets BGD&C apart, clients say, while also praising the company's on-the-job workmanship and attention to detail. Owen masterminds the design concepts and is the hands-on manager, while Grode oversees the administrative and business tasks. Both are students of art, classical architecture and design, and they travel to Europe regularly in search of ideas, especially those rendered in the old-world craftsmanship they admire and put into practice.”

If you can’t tell, I have mad respect for hard work and genuineness, which is a big part of why I’m also a fan of Rodger Owen and Charles Grode, the visionaries behind custom home builder BGD&C. The builder’s latest…
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- Bridget McDermott, Owner & Publisher Sophisticated Living

Deciding to proceed with BGD&C was one of the best decisions we could have made. The entire process, from drawings to completion was seamlessly executed. We never felt as though we were being rushed or blind-sighted; quite the opposite, we…
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- Margot and Josef

The process of designing and building our custom home was both easy and enjoyable. We found Rodger and Charles to have a great deal of integrity and skill. The craftsmanship was highly sophisticated and beautifully executed. We…
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Ann and David

BGD&C values and maintains the sterling reputation that they have established. Unlike most builders which are here-today, gone-tomorrow, BGD&C stands by its products and is there for its clients well after the average builder has deemed his warrantee period as…
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Conrad and Elizabeth

Almost twelve years ago, my husband and I decided to build our home with BGD&C. This came after speaking with other builders and touring a variety of new homes. It was one of the best decisions we ever…
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Mary Jo and Tim

BGD&C performed exceptionally and exceeded my expectations. They were able to manage the process with relative ease and to execute the design and construction phases of our home with precision. I would strongly recommend BGD&C if you want…
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Mario and Traci