Scott's ascent to becoming a Custom homebuilder and remodeler actually began when he was a child growing up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His father, an accomplished carpenter, often took a young Scott to his construction sites. "I guess you could say from an early age, building has been in my blood. I went to college, even thought about law school, but in the end, I decided I really wanted a career in construction."
While working for a northwest suburban builder as a project manager, Scott began building homes on his own. Ultimately, he decided to leave the builder and on June 9, 1983, Sevvonco, Inc. was born. For the next 25 years, Scott and his team built well over 260 homes with a cumulative total over $500,000,000.00. Although many of these have been high-end residences located primarily in the North and Northwest suburbs, there have been exceptions.
"At one point or another, we've built homes ranging in size from 1,400 square feet to 30,000 square feet and prices ranging from $150,000.00 to over $5.5 million," says Scott.
While Scott is known primarily for his design/build custom homes, there is an ever-growing design/build remodel division that takes on projects of any size. Scott has remodeled, renovated and built many additions over the years.
Scott is very active in the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, for which he served on many committees. The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago awarded Scott Builder of the Year in 2004 and Remodeler of the Year in 2006.
Scott was also awarded 2006 NAHB Graduate Master Builder of the Year and 2010 NAHB Graduate Master Remodeler of the Year.
He has also been involved in the National Association of Home Builders in many capacities: as Trustee on the Remodeler’s Council Board, as Chairman of the Remodelers Council Membership & Communications sub-committee, as Chairman of the Remodelers Council, as Chairman of the CGR Board of Governors, as Chairman of the CAPS Board of Governors, as a NAHB Build-Pac Trustee, as Chairman of the NAHBR Green sub-committee, and he currently sits on the NAHB Design Committee and the NAHB Convention Committee.
Scott is also very active in Green and Healthy building projects. On these projects, Scott works with the American Lung Association and Health House. In 2001, Scott built Illinois’ first, award winning, American Lung Association Health House, in Glen Ellyn. In 2010, Scott was a consultant for the Museum of Science and Industry “Smart House: Green and Wired” that opened on the museum property.
In the fall of 2008, Scott teamed up with Mike Nagel to create MAW LLC to become a renovation firm specializing in renovation within the city limits of Chicago.