With 40 years of experience designing and constructing quality buildings through the following services:
Key Builders is a leader in the provision of design-build and construction management services. Our design and construction solutions help our clients save money — during construction and throughout the life of their building — by reducing the cost of ownership, operation, and maintenance.
Throughout our projects, we provide exceptional service and excellent communication to owners and architects alike. A small firm with big company project management systems and expertise, we have the proven capacity and capability to successfully manage projects, delivering consistently superior results.
We tear down the silos that separate the stakeholders. We bring the owner, architect, contractors, and construction manager onto the same team to focus on a single goal: your project. We create a mentality of partnership by assembling the right team: people who understand how to work together.
“When Key Builders is involved, clients see what they’re paying for.”
Dave Mitchell of Mitchell Associates Architects has worked with Key Builders for more than ten years on design-build commercial and industrial construction projects.
“They will do everything they can to keep projects moving according to schedule.”
In 2006, Key Builders won a $1.2 million contract for the construction of Prophets Riverview Independent Living, a 24,000 sq. ft. assisted living facility in Prophetstown, Illinois. CADM Architecture was so pleased with its relationship with Key Builders and Key Builders’ work that the firm invited Key Builders to go on the road to Lodi, Wisconsin, to complete another assisted living construction project.
“Key Builders made my job easier.”
When Gorski Reifsteck Architects is looking for a general contractor who knows how to work with architects, they make sure that Key Builders is on the top of the list of bidders.
We found a great combination of experience and integrity in Key Builders.”
When the Dixon Animal Hospital and the Sauk Valley Veterinary Clinic were looking to leave their small and outdated facilities and merge as the River Ridge Animal Hospital, they called on Key Builders’ design-build and construction management services to get the job done.
“We wanted a building that would last 100 years: Key Builders helped us reach our goal.”
Phil Kaufman, administrator at Greenfield Assisted Living, was one of the primary contacts with Key Builders when his facility contracted the firm in 2007 for a $3.4 million addition.
“They saved us in so many different ways. They saved us money. They saved us time. They saved us heartache.”
When the Abiding Word Church of Princeton, Illinois, decided to build a new facility, they partnered with Key Builders’ design-build construction management services to create a church that would inspire.
“They made us feel like we were their most important client.”
When First Trust & Savings Bank in Watseka, Illinois, needed to renovate their office and lobby space — without any downtime for bank operations — they turned to Key Builders to keep the wheels of finance turning.
“We were very impressed by the quality of workmanship. Everything was completed on schedule and completely to our satisfaction.”
Peoples National Bank offers its highest recommendation to Key Builders for its on time, on budget construction of its branch in Kewanee, Illinois.
“They are very good at keeping a project on time and on budget, and you see everything before any costs are incurred.”
Don Kotecki of Machinery Maintenance Inc. has contracted with Key Builders on several occasions for building additions and new construction.
“Ten years later it is still an excellent facility. Visitors are so impressed with the layout, its professional beauty and simplicity.”
Sauk Valley Newspapers contracted with Key Builders’ design-build construction services to reimagine an old lumber yard and transform it into a state-of-the-art newspaper facility.
“We have a beautiful renovation because Key Builders does quality work.”
The Grace Performing Arts Center had the chance to renovate an old newspaper building and turn it into a theater space for their summer theater festival. The group turned to Key Builders to help them transform their dream into a reality, on a budget that a nonprofit could afford.
“On behalf of the taxpayers of Princeton, Key Builders made sure that everything that was supposed to be done was completed and that all work was performed to the highest standards.”
When the time came to transform an old grocery store into a state-of-the-art library, the Princeton Public Library tapped Key Builders to create an attractive, multipurpose facility that the whole community could be proud of.
“The process of going through a construction project can be overwhelming for an owner. But with Key Builders, I am confident that they are going to do right by the company and by me.”
The Woodhaven Association, a recreational area in Sublette, Illinois, has called on Key Builders over the years for the renovation and construction of several buildings and sites on their extensive property. The relationship began when Key Builders was the low bidder for a Woodhaven project. Woodhaven was so impressed with Key’s work that the association has opted for our design-build construction process for several additional construction projects, rather than working through the traditional design-bid-build process.