There is no better feeling than doing what you love.

We are Dee Thompson and Alissa Cardone, a dynamic duo with a passion for design and development. We saw an industry that could benefit from our combined thirty plus years experience of project management, our obsession with organization and our commitment to chasing perfection. Each project is an opportunity to create better designs, efficiencies, processes and exceptional homes.

Our purpose is to add to the rich architectural story of Chicago, build homes for extraordinary clients, and make something truly beautiful.

Dee Thompson

Co-Founder & Chief Construction Officer

Extreme multi-tasker, planner and perfectionist. 100% Aries. I could wallpaper my home with all the lists that run my life. I often fall asleep with one hand on the computer and the other on the phone (sad if I weren’t a productivity junkie). Obstacles are merely opportunities to learn. I revel in bringing an idea on paper to life. I’m a self-proclaimed travel fanatic. Exploring new places broadens my mind and constantly expands my design creativity. I am my own toughest critic and if something can be improved or made more efficient, I’ll push to make it happen.

Alissa Cardone

Co-Founder & Property Specialist

Organizational guru, relationship (and home) builder, and devoted foodie. Being half Greek, half Italian reveals why my love of food, family, friends, & talking at loud decibels is larger than life. A glass should always be half full. If Plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. A perfectly planned dinner party in an exceptionally designed home is my happy place.

Kira Schorr

Project Coordinator

Determined, conscientious, and earnest. Limitless potential if only there were limitless time in the day. I’m a foodie by nature and exerciser by consequence and love reading, writing, drawing, and music. I live by the idea that life is a continuous cycle of learning and reflection, and that the goodness you put out in the world will always come back. Happiness is a choice that I embrace every time.

We might sound good on paper, but we’re even better in person.