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.
We build long lasting relationships with our clients. We provide superior customer service and satisfaction through high quality craftsmanship in construction while actively managing project budget and schedule. Our clients are our best salespeople.
Meet Our Team
Glenn Heidbreder, President
Glenn is the President and Founder of HBG 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 of The Lake Forest Club, and the Construction Codes Committee for the City of Lake Forest.
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 custom new homes to glass skyscrapers. Tom specializes in residential and historical restoration and was 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 BOD of 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 HBG after successful careers in management consulting, academia, and industry. As management consultant, he helped firms such as 3M, Hewlett-Packard, Whirlpool, CIGNA, and Motorola to improve business processes. For five years, he taught at the Graduate School of Management and before that served as Vice-President, Hospital Product Group, G.D. Searle.
Jim has served on several boards of directors, been a featured speaker for conferences sponsored by 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 in the Columbia University International Managers Program and Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Business Writers Program. Hewlett-Packard and 3M license to use training materials Jim developed. He has written books on process improvement and negotiation. Jim received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A from the University of Detroit.
Denise Scott, Project Manager
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 123 projects generating over 3 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.