Gerstad Builders

Gerstad Builders is one of the largest and most-loved McHenry County home builders. Perhaps that’s because the40+-year-old company moves beyond bricks and mortar to build with quality, value, integrity and experience.

Gerstad’s excellence has been awarded three times with recognition as the number one builder in McHenry County (2003, 2004 and 2009), and in 2009, readers of the Northwest Herald voted to give Gerstad the publication’s Readers Choice Award. In 2008, Professional Builder Magazine recognized Gerstad with the AVID Diamond Award for the Best Customer Experience in the U.S. and North America.

Founded by Donald L. Gestad, the family-owned and operated company is now under the leadership of Roger O. Gerstad. A graduate of Bradley University, Roger received a formal education in home construction, which augmented the lessons learned over years of working alongside his father. Over the years, the Gerstads have developed more than 20 Illinois communities, placing thousands of families into homes that stand the tests of time. You’ll find Gerstad-built homes in Elgin, Bartlett, Grayslake, Richmond, Poplar Grove, Steamwood, Crystal Lake, Batavia, Addison and McHenry. Currently, Gerstad Builders is building new homes in four communities: Liberty Trails of McHenry, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wis., The Trails of Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, and The Trails of Pheasant Ridge in Richmond. Prices vary by community and range from the $150,000s into the $300,000s.