Matthies Builders is dedicated to building your dream home.

 Matthies Builders Inc. is a luxury custom homebuilder serving the western suburbs of Chicago including Downers Grove, Hinsdale, La Grange, Naperville,  Willowbrook and Clarendon Hills. Established as one of the area’s premier luxury custom builders, we specialize in distinctive single-family homes architecturally suited for positioning within historic villages.

We are a family-owned boutique builder, focusing on constructing only a few homes per year. This focus allows us to remain dedicated to serving our clients’ individual needs while crafting beautifully appointed residences.

While working one-on-one with our clients, we serve as general contractor as well as construction and design consultant.

We use the lastest technology to deliver lasting impressions. 


Matthies Builders is committed to crafting fine homes that are reminiscent of an era long past where craftsmanship and quality were paramount.

We are committed to best practices in the latest in construction technologies, design techniques and creature comforts, while building within the parameters of historic looking homes.

We ensure the use of contractors that exceed expectations and provide distinctive levels of quality that our differentiated clients are accustomed to.

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David Matthies


Beginning his career as a carpenter, David quickly evolved into a foreman and ultimately a superintendent for a well-respected Hinsdale builder. After 12 years of developing the desire to control the end product, David made his mark as a general contractor in the western suburbs with the establishment of Matthies Builders, Inc. in 1997. His established proficiency in the field and earned respect among subcontractors are among his attributes of success. With an unmatched eye for detail, David maintains responsibility for bidding, scheduling, building codes and inspection as well as quality control and daily job site supervision. Named the 2009 Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce Young Business Professional of the Year, David is a vocal advocate for proper building procedures. He has served on the Village of Downers Grove’s Architectural Design Review Board and has been involved with the Affordable Housing Ad Hoc Committee. 

Joanna Matthies


Joanna joined Matthies Builders in 2000. In addition to maintaining all the financial operations of the company, Joanna’s primary role is to provide one-on-one service with clients as they select every design facet of a truly custom Matthies home. Understanding that each individual has his own idea of the ultimate dream home, Joanna remains current with product trends and the latest in product innovation and quality. Her decade of experience in every phase of construction including the construction loan process has provided her with a battery of knowledge that she makes available to her clients. An active mother of three boys, Joanna is an involved member of both the PTA and other community events. She has also served on the Village of Downers Grove Stormwater and Floodplain Oversight Committee for the Village of Downers Grove.


Family Ties


David R. Matthies is among the fourth generation of his family to live in Downers Grove, settling in the late 1800s from Germany. His maternal grandfather, Grant Dicke, was the fire chief in Downers Grove for over 40 years while operating Dicke Oldsmobile.

His paternal grandfather, Dr. Richard A. Matthies, practiced at Hinsdale Hospital for over 50 years, beginning in 1936. The strong historical significance of the Matthies family is a predominant element in the design and construction philosophy of Matthies Builders.

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Raise your expectations.

Our clients are typically seeking homes of distinction where quality abounds. We work with our clients from early on in the design phase all the way through the completion of the project.

In addition, we often assist with minor changes after completion to help tailor a home to a client's needs.

Our sole objective is to offer you endless possibilities and build your dream home.

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