What people are saying

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“My clients and I worked together to build a high-end custom home with AK Custom Homes. Working with Azeem and his team was a pleasure, as the process was very professional and streamlined. Ak Custom homes works with top-notch vendors, and it allowed my clients to choose finishes to build a unique home tailored to their specific tastes. Ak Custom homes ‘ proven track record of building luxury homes in the area made my clients extremely comfortable The home was delivered on time and exceeded all of our expectations” – Brian Grossman @properties”


“My wife and I couldn’t be happier with our new home built by AK Custom Homes. Our friends and family regularly comment about the quality of construction in the home and attention to detail in the finishes. We had very few issues to work through in our first year of ownership. Azeem, Thomas and their team of contractors were very helpful and responsive throughout the entire process of selecting finishes, working through the punch list, and answering any of our questions about the home. We would recommend AK Custom Homes to anyone buying a new home in Chicago.” – Ian & Dawn, Homeowners

“We recently moved into to our AK Custom Homes property and could not be happier. Thanks to Azeem and Thomas and their hard-working team, we have our gorgeous dream house. The opportunity to fully customize every detail of our house is a priceless opportunity and Azeem makes the whole process easy and seamless. Our house is expertly built with an attention to detail and quality that is second to none. It is obvious that customer satisfaction is extremely important to the AK Custom Homes team and they go above and beyond to accommodate their clients. We looked at several different developers before buying our house with AK Custom Homes , and it was obvious that no one in the business has the quality, honesty, and customer service as AK Custom Homes.” – Jen and Jeremy, Homeowners


“The AK Custom Homes team built us a truly beautiful home. The quality of construction is second to none, and the level of service is outstanding. Even now, more than a year after we closed, the team is more than willing to answer questions and help with anything at all related to our home. We would definitely recommend AK Custom Homes.” Jay, Homeowner


“We had a great experience working with AK Custom Homes. We felt involved at the right level throughout the process, and enjoyed working with Azeem and Thomas to tailor the home to our family’s style and needs. Thomas and Azeem are both very responsive if you have any questions or issues. We are thrilled with the quality of our new house.” – Whitney B., Homeowner


“My wife and I purchased our property at 4127 North Bell Avenue in December 2011 from AK Custom Homes. Following an exhaustive and frustrating real estate search during the fall of 2011, we were fortunate to meet Azeem during one of our final visits. During our first meeting, the honesty, integrity and passion that Azeem and his team bring to each of their developments was apparent. My wife and I felt instantly comfortable working with Azeem, which was further reinforced as we spoke with our soon-to-be neighbors on Bell Avenue, who had nothing but praise for the AK Custom Homes team. Throughout the process, the entire AK Custom Homes team, Azeem and Thomas were exceptionally easy to work with and incredibly patient. Building and purchasing a new home can be an incredibly taxing endeavor, however, Azeem and Thomas made the process seamless and worry-free. Our friends and family regularly comment on the high-level of craftsmanship and attention to finer details that exist throughout our home. Since closing on our property, shockingly few issues have arisen and whenever we need help or minor items need to be resolved, Azeem and Thomas make themselves immediately available. Our family has nothing but praise for AK Custom Homes and could not be happier with our new house. We will always consider Azeem to be more of a friend than a developer.” – Matthiew Bowersox, Homeowners

“Anne, Sydney and myself just wanted to let you know how incredibly pleased and thrilled we are with our new home, 1317 W. Nelson. Azeem, Thomas, Johnny and everyone at AK Custom Homes responsible for building our new home are to be congratulated and thanked not only for building a truly spectacular home of exceptional quality, but for repeatedly going above and beyond to make sure that each and every detail was addressed to our complete satisfaction. Even though it has been over a year since we purchased our home, Azeem, Thomas and crew have never hesitated to help us out whenever we have questions or need quick paint touch up or other minor repairs (you know kids!). Put simply, AK Custom Homes is to be commended for not only exceeding industry standards in terms of the quality and workmanship they put into their homes, but for their mastery of the lost art of customer service. We could not be happier with our new home and look forward to enjoying it for many years to come. Azeem, Thomas, Johnny and everyone at AK Custom Homes, thank you, thank you, thank you!! – Geoffe and Anne Repo, Homebuyers


“We are so glad we made the choice to buy our new home from Ak Custom Homes. We looked at a lot of builders but Ak custom Homes clearly stood apart. Their master craftsmanship along with optimal space and open floor plan really set them apart from everything we saw. We were able to choose out our final finishes which was a very easy process with the Ak Custom Homes’ team. Thomas, the Construction Manager was always available after the sale when I had a question about the home or when something came up that needed to be resolved. Azeem was a true pleasure; his honesty and integrity realky made us feel comfortable along the process. We have a beautiful home and glad we choose to work with Ak custom Homes . We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy a new home!” – Cy and Cari, Homeowners


“I have had the pleasure of working with AK Custom Homes on behalf of a buyer for a home in the Coonley School District/North Center area where it seems AK Custom Homes is not only making its mark, but is planting a stronghold on the area by providing a superior home with attention to detail not found by most. It was apparent the moment you enter the home to the closing and beyond. I represent buyers from all areas and found it easy to get buyers impressed with the design, floor plan, the finishes and the neighborhood. The biggest hurdle to overcome with regard to building a custom home is getting buyers to wrap their heads around how easy and pain free the process really is with AK Custom Homes . The more difficult aspect of home building is the unknown; the general buying public would cringe at the prospect of building a home and AK Custom Homes takes away all the pain. A true and undeniable fact is if more buyers understood how well their home would turn out with AK Custom Homes, they would look no further.” – Kevin Fitzgerald, The Mario Greco Group


“I have worked in real estate in Chicago for over 8 years and during that time I have worked with a number of different developers. It was a pleasure to work with AK Custom homes and their staff. They really worked hard to satisfy my clients’ needs. The whole staff was very friendly and worked closely with my clients. I would definitely recommend AK Custom Homes to future buyers and hope to work with them again in the future!” – Mike King, Matt Garrison Group


“Azeem and his entire team were a pleasure to work with. The entire process from initial showing all the way to execution of the punch list was handed very professionally. Additionally, the team was flexible and worked hard to meet my clients’ needs. As an agent, I always want my clients happily enjoying a well-built home, and that is what they have!” – Connie Grunwalt, Realtor


“We appreciate the experienced craftsmanship in our beautiful new home and the personal attention we received from all members of the AK Custom Homes team. Azeem, Johnny and Thomas were always helpful, always friendly, and always available. They truly went above and beyond to ensure our new house met our needs. We enthusiastically recommend AK Custom Homes to any family interested in buying a new home in Chicago.” – Amy & Mark


“I wanted to take a moment to say how thoroughly impressed I am with your professionalism and expertise in building my clients’ new home in North Center. As promised, you made this transaction one of the easiest in my 10-year real estate career as a residential REALTOR®. Your friendliness and timeliness during the transaction negotiation made my clients very comfortable purchasing a home from you, and gave them great confidence in your ability to produce the finest home they could buy. I also wanted to mention that your lead contractors and sub-contractors were exceptionally easy for my clients to work with in regard to selecting finishes and customizing their new home, and making sure everything was done exactly the way they wanted. Also making minor changes in certain parts of the home was always accommodated when you were still able to do so based on the stage of construction, and the home was delivered on time in immaculate beautiful condition. On a personal level, I feel it is extremely important to make note that in a luxury home transaction of this size, in the new construction phase, it is often easy to forget or miss certain details because there are so many. When this was the case, Azeem stuck to his word on every single detail as promised. I feel this is the most important part of this particular transaction. In the past, I have dealt with builders who did not keep their word when a small item may have been left out of a punch list or customization list, and in every case that Azeem said he would do or take care of something, he did, without argument. I have always felt in business, whatever you have in writing is one thing, but when someone gives you their word, that is the most important thing, and when Azeem gave his word, it was good every time. This was exceptional service, and my clients are now living in the nicest home I have ever sold in Chicago. Thank you, Azeem, for a great experience working with you, and delivering my clients such a beautiful new home.” – Jeremy Segal, Broker


AK Custom Homes made my clients feel extremely comfortable and made the process of buying a new construction home easy and fun. He delivered exactly what he promised and continued his excellent customer service after closing. I would highly recommend working with Azeem. You’ll get a beautiful home and have a wonderful experience!” – Lynn Mendel, Dreamtown


“Ours is truly a beautiful home built with great attention to detail and integrity. We had a bad experience with a developer in the past, so we were very hesitant to buy a new construction. We are so happy we made the decision to put our trust in AK Custom Homes . From negotiating the contract to the final walk-through, everything was beautifully executed. Azeem, John, Thomas and the entire staff were wonderful! We have been especially appreciative of the honesty and excellent customer service.” – Scott & Carrie Ostericher, Homeowner


“I have worked with several developers in the past but none compares to AK Custom Homes’ ability to please by meeting or exceeding the homebuyers’ expectations. The developer worked closely with my clients, taking the time to listen and address their concerns. From the early stages of construction to well after closing, AK Custom Homes and team went above and beyond to make sure my clients were happy with their new house. The quality and pride of their work is evident in every home they produce. I highly recommend AK Custom Homes to anyone looking for excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail and a developer who lives up to his word and delivers as promised. Working with AK Custom Homes was a delight and I look forward to the opportunity to do it again soon. ” – Luisa Jurado, Broker/Onwer, Superior Realty Group


“We saw several homes in the city during our home buying experience. We found AK Custom Homes to be above and beyond the rest of the homes in our search. Their quality of construction with the attention to fine details, along with their customer service and availability during and after the home purchase is priceless…” – Dr. Sim, Homeowner


“We searched through over 50+ homes and finally found all the things we were looking for with AK Custom Homes . The layout of the home was what we were looking for and the finishes really stood out. They really paid attention to the details and the livability of the floor plan. We have been very pleased with the overall finished product and the quality of the work that went into the house. We would definitely recommend AK Custom Homes to potential new buyers.” – Pam K., Homeowner


“Working with AK Custom Homes was a pleasure from start to finish. AK Custom Homes went above and beyond with their professionalism, attention to details, and willingness to listen to all of my clients’ needs and wants. They really take a one on one personal role and made my clients feel secure. My clients were ecstatic to move into their new custom home. I highly recommend AK Custom Homes and plan to do business with them again soon. ”– Gwen Stark, Realtor, Koenig & Strey.


“The mark of an exceptional developer is an unequivocal commitment to quality and service. AK Custom Homes business model from its inception has been based on these twin pillars. The firm always seeks to marry originality to quality. To date, they have been highly successful in consummating this union. As a fellow developer, I would recommend AK Custom Homes to any prospective home buyer without equivocation.” – Jim Lynch, President, Lisdeen Builders


“I have had the opportunity to work with AK Custom Homes over the past several years. AK Custom Homes works directly with its clients to ensure that the custom home being built is customized to the client’ specifications not the builder’ specifications. When working with AK Custom Homes, you can be assured that quality is the only specification on its list.” – Deborah S. Ashen, The Law Offices of Deborah S. Ashen, Ltd.


AK Custom Homes approach to homeowner satisfaction goes above and beyond. They really build quality and are just a phone call away for anything warranty related. I definitely would recommend AK Custom Homes to friends and family.” – Dr. Jan, Homeowner.


“We have been a proud owner of an AK Custom Homes’ single family home for the last few years. Their homes get better with years as you tend to appreciate the attention to detail and design more and more. We are so happy to have made the decision to buy a property from AK Cutom Homes and would do it all over again if we had to!” – Dr. Sultan, Homeowner.


“As a television home design host… I have seen and helped design hundreds of homes as well as had the pleasure of working with AK Custom Homes from beginning to end on spec homes and custom homes. I can say that Ak Custom Homes always incorporates the newest wave of home design in their houses. With cutting edge materials and floorplan patterns, they are simply an awesome company to work with.”– Ali, Home Garden Television Network TV Host.


“I have worked with the developer of AK Custom Homes for several years. His dedication to customer service has awarded him the Century 21 quality service award. If you are looking for customer service you are looking for AK custom Homes . ” – Nancy Suvernamani, President 2006 Chicago Association of Realtors


Ak custom homes provides an exceptional value along with industry leading design and construction. The product is unique and stands alone in the market place. You can expect professionalism and quality that will leave your family proud to own an AK custom homes product. ” – Choudhry Muzaffar, Residential/Commercial Appraiser M&K Appraisal INC.


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