The U.S. Shelter Companies are currently in their third family generation of planning and building fine residential communities throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area.  During the nearly 40 years since its inception, this family owned and operated company has gained an enviable reputation as an outstanding land developer and quality builder.  U.S. Shelter homes and communities offer superior design, workmanship and value.  The companies' take pride in their hard-earned reputations.


The companies’ activities typically include land selection and acquisition; zoning, annexation and land planning.  Then the companies undertake the land development stage with the responsibility for mass earth moving, installation of underground improvements – sewer, public water supply and storm water management plus the coordination of telephone, electric and gas systems.  Additionally, installation of surface improvements – roadway base, road surface, curb, gutter and public walks – are installed by the appropriate subcontractor at each community.

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U.S. Shelter has worked with some of Chicago's top architects to create homes which are designed to meet today’s housing needs.  We utilize our years of experience to develop efficient, livable, safe and attractive homes that buyers want.  We then work with reputable tradesmen to build your new home.  We employ our many years of experience to help this process run as smoothly as possible to meet your expectations.


The building process isn’t complete when we deliver your new house.  Our service extends well beyond your move in date and provides an additional peace of mind.  We realize we are building your house, but it isn't until you move in when you truly establish your home as a member of the new community.


U.S. Shelter has always had a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.  We were an early leader in the establishment of the H.O.W. (Home Owner’s Warranty) program in the Chicagoland area and proudly held the #2 charter in that organization.  U.S. Shelter is equally proud to have been awarded numerous Gold Key Awards for superior home design and livability.


To further understand its buyers' satisfaction, U.S. Shelter has performed objective evaluations of the home buying experience and utilized 3rd party companies to evaluate its performance.  We use this information to help guide our future design, product selection and service process to work toward building and maintaining high quality homes and satisfied homeowners.  This is just another example of U.S. Shelters commitment to excellence.


U.S. Shelter Companies are affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chicago, The Homebuilders Association of Illinois and the Residential Construction Employers Council.


Jack Sorenson, President of the U.S. Shelter companies has made it a policy over the years to “give back” to the building trade.  Over the years, he and others from the organization have donated time and energy to enhancing the building industry in the Chicago Metro area.  Jack has acted as President and member of the Board of Directors in many prestigious professional associations, including:

President - Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC)

President - Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC)

President - Home Owners Warranty Program (HOW)

President - Home Builders Association of Illinois (HBAI)

President - Young Builders Council of HBAGC

Our policy of continual improvement in design and construction requires that specifications, materials, dimensions, plans and sales price are subject to change without notice.

Room sizes are approximate and may vary with elevation and the selection of various options. © 2017 U.S. Shelter.