Designing and Building Your Dream Home

An Experienced Custom Builder Shares Some Words of Wisdom


Scott’s ascent to becoming a Custom homebuilder and remodeler 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 and in locations from Oakbrook to Huntley,” 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 serves on many committees. He is also involved in the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Council where he currently or has served on many committees such as: Trustee on the Remodelers Council Board, Chairman of the Remodelers Council Membership & Communications sub-committee, Chairman of the Remodelers Council, Chairman of the CGR Board of Governors, Chairman of the CAPS Board of Governors, NAHB Build-Pac Trustee, Chairman of the NAHBR Green sub-committee, NAHB Design Committee, and NAHB Convention Committee. Scott is one of a very few “Senior Life Directors” of the NAHB Board of directors. 

He is dedicated to maintaining standards and healthy practices throughout the building industry and is fanatical about professionalism. His peers seem to gravitate toward him as he is always being consulted by industry professionals and is continually elected to positions of influence throughout the industry. 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 from the National Association of Builders/Remodelers these awards for the entire nation, 2006 NAHB Graduate Master Builder of the Year, 2010 NAHB Graduate Master Remodeler of the Year, 2015 NAHB CAPS of the Year and the 2016 NAHB CGR remodeler of the year.

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, Sevvonco built Illinois’ first, award winning, American Lung Association Health House, in Glen Ellyn. Sevvonco, Inc. is also the first ever Illinois American Lung Association approved builder. 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 Remodel One to create MAW CHICAGO LLC and became the managing partner in Belgravia Plus LLC, a renovation firm specializing in renovation within the city limits of Chicago. MAW CHICAGO LLC is extremely active in the city of Chicago’s renovating market. MAW CHICAGO LLC is also recognized by HOUZZ as a premier builder and remodeler.