Bigelow Homes has been named Builder of the Year by Professional Builder, a
national industry trade publication. It's the first time a Chicago area builder
has won the award.
"The Professional Builder staff travels all around the country looking for
the best developments and brightest people, so they bring huge credibility to
this award," said Jamie Bigelow, a company official.
Bigelow is developing HomeTown Aurora, which already includes more than 825
"HomeTown is an example of efficiency meeting innovation," said Bill Lurz,
senior editor of Professional Builder. "Bigelow builds houses fast and well."
In the 1980s, Perry Bigelow, the founder of the company, created the Bigelow
Heating Guarantee, an agreement that today pays the difference if a homeowner's
heating bill exceeds $400 a year. "The energy guarantee is just amazing," Lurz
Bigelow recently completed sales at HomeTown Oswego and HomeTown Romeoville.
The national award comes after a local honor. In October, Bigelow Homes won
the first Community Vision Award, sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning
Council in Chicago, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
and the Urban Land Institute (based in Washington D.C.).