Success Stories

Elliott Homebuilders, Inc.

Dreams Turn a House Into a Home

Elliott Homebuilders believes there is a big difference between simply building a house, and creating a home. Part of the challenge – and reward – is discovering what special touch will turn those sticks and bricks into a personal sanctuary for its new owner.

Founded by Lou Elliott more than four decades ago, Elliott Homebuilders is well known throughout the Chicago area for its premium single- and multi-family homes. In the past 40 years, the company has grown like the classic family business, with Lou now serving as chairman, and his son, Mark, as president. His son, Jon, is the director of field operations, and Lou’s wife, Helen, is the company’s design director. Its current endeavors include developments in Morton Grove, Glenview, Vernon Hills and Libertyville, Ill. EHI builds luxury custom and mid-priced semi-custom homes, as well developing an expertise in highly tailored housing at production prices, including multi-family settings.

Elliott Homebuilders was referred to Mowery & Schoenfeld in 2002 by Albert H. Wohlers, a valued client of the firm and an equity investor in EHI Partnerships. “Of all the great things that Al Wohlers has done for us, the best thing was to introduce us to Mowery & Schoenfeld,” Lou Elliott said.

Jeff Mowery, Tom Keenan and Anthony Cullotta have worked closely with the company to improve its financial reporting and income-tax planning, as well as helping the family define its overall business goals. Mowery & Schoenfeld respects the team at Elliott Homebuilders because they so clearly understand a great home-buying experience goes beyond the quality, service and design.

Lou Elliott is noted for saying, “It is by incorporating a customer's own ideas, personalities and dreams that a house becomes a home.” Elliott Homebuilders operates today with a consistent goal in mind: to provide well-located, high-quality, customized homes at reasonable prices. This approach has become the cornerstone of Elliott Homebuilders’ success and remains the foundation on which the company continues to build its reputation.

Working closely together since 2002, MSLLC helps Elliot Homebuilders continually improve its financial reporting and income-tax planning, as well as helping the family define its overall business goals.