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JDS Homes is a builder of custom, single family homes starting at $1.2 million to $4 million. The average JDS Home price is $1.5 million.

JDS Homes has been in business 16 years and builds homes in Burr Ridge, Illinois as well as the southwest, southern, central, western and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

JDS Homes has built 40 homes, averaging 3 to 5 homes per year and the average home construction duration is 9 to 14 months. JDS Homes will build on your property or choose from one of ours.

Jim Slesser's custom building experience began with Portfolio Homes, the custom home subsidiary of the Hassinger Company. There, Jim built homes priced from $500,000 to $1.5 million. In running this respected subsidiary, which averaged $7 - $10 million in sales each year, he found himself embroiled in every aspect of new home construction, from finding appropriate land for building sites, designing and redesigning homes, to hiring and supervising subcontractors, and employing project controls to ensure quality.

In 1991, Jim Slesser started JDS Homes. The first large project was the Courtyards of Hinsdale. The designs found great acceptance. In addition to being a success with the home-buying public, it also received a Gold Key award from the Home Builder Association of Greater Chicago and was featured in Builder Magazine.

Donna Slesser has brought the excitement and energy of a professional shopper to the customer selection process. She works directly with the customer and interior designers with the personal choices throughout the construction process. The choices available for even the smallest details like cabinet knobs, is overwhelming. Donna has the sources and experience to give you the choices that fit your style and budget.

Keith Zagroab has been Field Supervisor since 1994. Keith is very hands on and visits every construction site daily to monitor progress. Keith also directs all construction operations and assists in decision making with our customers.