About Oak Hill Builders

Premiere Naperville Custom Home Builders!

Homes built with integrity that are practical, luxurious, and have enduring quality.

At Oak Hill Builders, we draw from our years of experience and extensive industry knowledge to educate our clients—giving them the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about building a quality new home—and then guiding them step-by-step through the process. This, combined with our flexibility, experience and craftsmanship is what makes Oak Hill Builders stand out as one of the most trusted builders of luxury, custom homes in and around the Chicagoland area.

Oak Hill Builders History

  • 1920s

    The Beginning

    Nick’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Transylvania/Romania, where he was a carpenters’ apprentice. His first job in the U. S. was as a janitor in building maintenance.

  • 1930s-1940s

    Nick’s Renovating Childhood

    Nick’s father begins buying and renovating apartments in Chicago and Oak Park. At 10 years old, Nick starts working alongside his father, assisting with minor tasks on renovation sites and maintaining commercial and apartment buildings.


  • 1940s-1950s

    College & Trade School

    During his college years, Nick continues his hard work and continues to gain experience in the plumbing, electrical and carpentry trades.

  • 1954

    Nick’s Military Service

    Nick is drafted into the US Army and serves for the next two years.


  • 1959

    Sales Manager

    Nick is asked to join Vic Tanny’s Healthclub as sales manager. He successfully opens health clubs in Oak Park, La Grange, and three Chicago locations.

  • 1960s to 1990s

    Central Vacuum Co. Founded

    Nick founded and heads Central Vacuum Co., installing its specialty products in new construction buildings. Over the next three decades under Nick’s leadership, Central Vacuum Co. is the leader within the industry. The company’s systems are installed all over the Chicagoland area to include 14 libraries, 3 hospitals, the FAA Control Tower at O’Hare Field, and many other institutions and businesses.

    1960s to 1990s

  • Late 1980s

    Nick in Real Estate

    Nick joins a fellow colleague who wanted to open the Century 21 Real Estate office in Naperville. The real estate office is very successful and Nick personally sells $21 million of real estate in one year’s time.

  • 1988

    Oak Hill Builders & Developers Founded

    Nick develops further relationships in the building industry and leverages his construction industry knowledge to found Oak Hill Builders & Developers.


  • 1989

    First Custom Home

    The first new construction custom home by Oak Hill Builders is built in Ashbury community in Naperville. The company has compounded success in the subdivision and becomes the top producing builder in Ashbury.

  • 1990s-2000s

    Top Builder in Chicagoland

    Oak Hill Builders continues to grow as a top builder in the Chicagoland area and top builder in the Stillwater and River Run custom home communities.


  • 2000s

    Fast Paced Growth

    Stillwater and River Run subdivisions continue at fast paced growth and Nick’s leadership of Oak Hill Builders continues to earn him a well-respected reputation as a top- producing builder in the area.

  • 2000s-2010s

    Progress and Expansion

    Sales progress and expansion of the remaining Ashbury & Stillwater subdivision is developed exclusively by Oak Hill Builders. Additional sales of custom homes completed in Kinloch of Naperville also.


  • 2009-2017

    Exclusive Builder

    Development of Stillwater Addition is ongoing and Oak Hill Builders is the exclusive builder of custom homes.

  • 2018

    Clow Creek Farm

    After years of perseverance and respect within the community, Oak Hill Builders is approved for the purchase of Clow Creek Farm for $5.6 million. The development of the community with feature 61 luxury custom homes as well as a monument feature dedicated to the Clow Family.