The men and women we work with at Heidbreder Building Group L.L.C. are more than just our coworkers, they're family!

Who We Are

In 1994, Glenn Heidbreder developed Heidbreder Building Group L.L.C. to focus on high quality craftsmanship, personal service for the home owner, and exceptional construction management in the residential sector. These services include: professional and personal service to each owner/client; attention to detail by understanding the needs and expectations of each owner/client for the specific project; skilled craftsmanship and quality detailing of finishes by our own skilled carpenters; detailed scheduling and coordination of project contractors to ensure a timely completion of the project; providing computer aided design services, line item estimates and billing, and open communication while working within both time and materials contracts, fixed price contracts, or not to exceed budget constraints.




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Meet Our Team

Building Relationships. We provide superior customer service and satisfaction through quality craftsmanship while actively managing and communicating the project budget and schedule. Our clients are our best salespeople.


Glenn Heidbreder, CEO

Glenn is the President and Founder of Heidbreder Building Group, LLC and has been active in the construction industry since 1978. Glenn has an undergraduate degree in Construction Management and Engineering from the prestigious Del Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.  Additionally, he holds a Masters in Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.


He has developed and authored a training manual entitled "Construction Audit Techniques to Ensure Project Success," and is a member of the Association of Cost Engineers. Glenn has a broad range of experience gained while working for both contractors and owners regionally and internationally. His work includes management positions with Sundt Corp, a Construction Management / General Contracting firm, and with Kraft General Foods overseeing projects from an owners perspective.


He gained extensive experience managing complex commercial and residential construction projects consisting of 20+ contractors and has a track record of outstanding performance directing and controlling projects and meeting definitive schedules and budgets. Glenn is active in the community and has served on the board of directors at The Lake Forest Club and is on the Construction Codes Committee for the City of Lake Forest.



Denise Scott, President - HBG West

Denise started with Heidbreder Building Group, LLC in the summer of 2017 as a Project Manager. Since starting with the company, Denise has managed over 164 projects generating over 5 million dollars in sales. Denise attended Colorado State University and has a passion for design management. After her studies at Colorado State University she worked as a visual merchandiser for various retail chains. Denise's exceptional design skills to bring our customer's style plus vision to life and her enthusiasm for customer service has brought new capabilities to Heidbreder Building Group, LLC. Denise works directly with our customers and provides consultation on new trends in the housing industry and ideas about incorporating sustainable materials into each of her projects, which provide long lasting durable products that are also kind to the earth. Denise's talents have been recognized by our customers and we have received incredible feedback on her design, customer service, and management skills. 

Thomas Kearin, Chief Operations Officer

Thomas Kearin joined Heidbreder Building Group, LLC in 2004, bringing with him nearly 40 years of construction experience ranging from new custom homes to glass skyscrapers. Tom specializes in residential and historic restoration and has been recognized by Remodeling Magazine as one of the United States top 50 remodeling contractors less than 10 years after launching his own start-up remodeling business. Tom sold his business and took a couple of years off to live by a mountain lake with his family. Tom has continually worked to raise the standards and practices of the construction industry, formerly serving on the board of directors for NARIGC (The National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Greater Chicagoland) and regularly consults with other contractors and trade partners to help them improve their businesses both functionally and financially.


Jim Heidbreder, Vice President

In 2002, Jim joined Heidbreder Building Group, LLC after successful careers in management consulting, academia, and industry. As a management consultant, he has helped firms such as 3M, Hewlett-Packard, Whirlpool, CIGNA, and Motorola improve their business processes. For five years, Jim taught at the Graduate School of Management and before that he served as Vice-President to Hospital Product Group, G.D. Searle.


Jim has served on several boards of directors, been a featured speaker for conferences sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants, American Marketing Association, American Electronics Association, Software Users Group, American Productivity and Quality Center, Strategic Planning Institute, and the Healthcare Forum. Jim taught  at Columbia University International Managers Program and Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Business Writers Program. Hewlett-Packard and 3M licensed to use training materials Jim developed. He has written books on process improvement and negotiation. Jim received a Bachelors in Science in Finance from the University of Colorado and an Masters in Business Administration from the University of Detroit.

Christopher Howe, Project Manager

Chris started with Heidbreder Building Group in 2020 as a Project Manager.  Chris is our in-house AutoCAD specialist.  He creates CAD drawings and design work with immaculate skill by bringing the customers vision to life.  Chris has a Bachelor of Business and Marketing from Western Illinois University.  Before working for HBG, Chris was an Operations Manager and Supervisor for logistics companies and for Floor & Décor.  With his work background, it’s no wonder his strengths include managing and organizing the various subcontractors and schedules, helping customers, and being the “go-to” guy for making informed decisions.  When asked what his favorite part of the job is Chris said, “I enjoy how each project is different.  No two are ever the same.  It’s fun having a constant change of pace and being able to be on the jobsites.”  When Chris isn’t working he enjoys working out, relaxing, hiking, and walking.

Michelle "Shelly" Scott, Project Manager

Shelly joined Heidbreder Building Group in 2021 as a Project Manager.  After having been a Project Manager for various companies for years prior and her family having been involved in the construction industry, it only made sense for her to join the HBG team.   When asked about her favorite part of working for HBG Shelly’s response was, “The customers!  I love being able to work side by side with incredible clients and help them make informed decisions about the layout and material selections for each space we’re remodeling.  It is very rewarding to know I am helping bring their dreams to reality and give our customers what they want!”   Shelly likes to spend her free time going hiking, being by the water, watching sunsets and sunrises, and spending time with her adorable kitties.