Modern Home Builder - Fall 2017 - 50
Icon Building Group
" No matter how good the company is, you have to own the right real estate."
CHARLIE MURPHY, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Icon builds homes in its own communities or on lots its customers own, and performs renovations and
builds additions for existing houses.
Icon helps its clients achieve
their dream homes.
BY ALAN DORICH
ICON BUILDING GROUP
www.icon-group.com / Specialties: Custom homes,
additions, renovations and interior design / Employees: 13
www.mhb-magazine.com Fall 2017
When Icon Building Group creates a space, it makes sure
it uniquely fits the needs of its clients. "There's nothing we won't
do to help somebody create what they want," President and CEO
Charlie Murphy declares.
Based in Kildeer, Ill., Icon builds custom homes in its own communities or on lots its customers own, and performs additions and
renovations in existing homes. Icon also has strategic partnerships
set up with architectural and interior design firms, thus creating
a single point of contact, from concept to move in, for its clients.
Murphy started the company in 2008 when he and a partner invested in a subdivision development.
They eventually parted ways, but Murphy pushed forward on
the project, despite his own inexperience in the real estate world.
"I had to figure out how to get the homes built and sold," he recalls.
Murphy later pursued more projects by acquiring distressed
real estate, primarily in the Stevenson School District area of Lake
County, Ill. "Stevenson is one of the best in the nation," he says.
The right locations are critical for Icon's success, Murphy says.