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
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.
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.
College & Trade School
During his college years, Nick continues his hard work and continues to gain experience in the plumbing, electrical and carpentry trades.
Nick’s Military Service
Nick is drafted into the US Army and serves for the next two years.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Development of Stillwater Addition is ongoing and Oak Hill Builders is the exclusive builder of custom homes.
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.