Dawson Builders has been providing remodeling and home construction services to customers in Northwest Chicago for over nine years. 

Our goal is to have you as a customer for life!! We are dedicated to becoming your trusted builder for any project in your home.  Make one phone call for your home monitoring services, remodeling, building, design, and property management needs. We are one of the top remodelers in the industry. We are part of Steering Committee for The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Committee. We are staying current on the upcoming remodeling trends and are working with this special group of companies in the remodeling space to learn and share new ideas. We continue to changes to meet our customer requirements as needed.  


John Dawson, the President of Dawson Builders, has always been passionate about building and remodeling homes.  After selling his company nine years ago, he decided to follow his vision and he created Dawson Builders. The company has flourished and continues to steadily grow in the down economy with the help of reliable employees and subcontractors.  His business model of Focusing on the customer has been the key factor of Dawson Builder's success.

Dawson Builders continues to improve and expand our business with new team members and services that meet our customer needs. 

In 2013, Dawson expanded the business footprint to help serve the Del Web Community and the Western Suburbs (Huntley, Woodstock,Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills). 

In 2017, we moved from our Cook Street addresss to a new larger showroom. Visit us now at 495 W. Northwest Hwy in Barrington to help with your design needs and offer additional products and services to meet customer needs.


Dawson's Commitment:
  • You will only need to make one phone call for your home building service needs!
  • We will treat your home like it is OUR home.
  • We are just as committed to helping you on small projects as on large projects.
  • We offer a three year warranty on labor and follow manufacture warranties on projects.
  • We provide a FAIR price without markup costs on materials and products.
  • We are the quickest 'start to finish' contractors in the area.
  • We itemize your bids and billing for full disclosure.
  • Referrals and your next project are our primary objectives.

John Dawson, President:
Prior to starting Dawson Builders, John held Senior Management operations positions in a global scale large company.  He specialized in re-engineering and building new operations, including joint ventures. John has built several companies in his professional career. He leveraged this expertise to create and build a unique remodeling experience for our customers.  Dawson's brand has been consistent since we opened. Being "fair and honest" has driven and continues to drive our company's decisions. This has resulted in satisfied customers before profit and long-term employees before return on investment. Over the past nine years, Dawson Builders has grown to be on of the largest remodeling companies in the country. 

John is a member of the Joint Center for Housing Committee, a 60 person national panel operated by Harvard University. This group exclusively focuses on the $300 Billion remodeling industry and works with key players in the industry to understand upcoming trends. 

John has always been an active volunteer in the community, having served on several local boards for the Schools, Chamber of Commerce, and Athletics.  After working on Habitat for Humanity for 10 years, John noticed that a large population of families were struggling to stay in their homes due to financial or personal crises.  As a result, Dawson volunteered to help these families with home repairs, including roofing, heating and air, and kitchens. These projects grew and evolved into The Build Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company. The Build Team helps people and families that are struggling financially to keep and stay in their homes. See www.thebuildteam.org for additional information on the projects.  

He can be heard many Sunday mornings giving children sermons at his local church, and he has been involved in Christian children ministry for > 30 years. For fun, John likes to focus on staying in shape and living a healthy lifestyle.  He recently completed an Iron Man. His new goal is to complete the Spartan circuit, a challenge with 3 different races with varying distances and obstacles.  

John holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters from the University of Utah in Evaluation and Testing (statistics), along with two Associate degrees.