The Synergy Builders Story

Who We Are …

Founded in 2002, Synergy Builders is a design/build home remodeling company located in West Chicago, Illinois. We work with Chicagoland homeowners to renovate their spaces through a comprehensive portfolio of design and remodeling services. Synergy has specialized in kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling, as well as whole house design and room additions for more than 15 years. Our goal is to provide stress-free remodeling services to every one of our clients.

… and How We Got Here

Our founders, John Habermeier and Steve Taylor, grew up working in the trades. John is an eighth-generation carpenter. After his mother died when he was eight years old, his father or fellow carpenters would pick him up from school and bring him to worksites. Steve’s father was a business professor, and Steve grew up wanting to become an entrepreneur. He began by establishing a successful lawn-cutting business while still in grade school.

John and Steve eventually worked together in the trades, but when they realized they couldn’t find a company they truly loved to work for, they decided to create their own. They established Synergy Builders in 2002 with the idea of creating a company culture and atmosphere so inviting that employees would love coming to work every day. In the beginning, the business was located in a garage, and it specialized in basement remodeling projects.

Since then, the duo successfully expanded the business to add kitchen, bathroom and whole house renovations; sunroom additions; and exterior living space design and construction. Today, Synergy Builders is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois (a Daily Herald Business Ledger award), proving that John and Steve did indeed achieve their goal of creating a business that employees truly love.