About Jonathan Copeland Contracting Inc
Winnetka, Wilmette, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Bannockburn, Deerfield and Libertyville, IL
Lake Forest, IL General Contractor
CEO, CFO, Sales Manager, Chief Superintendent, Head Laborer,
So you’re looking to build a home, add an addition, update a bath, or redo the kitchen or some other project around your home. You’ve gone online to find out what the contractors are showing on their web sites. Some of them have slick, glossy sites; some have coupons and discounts; some are hip to social media. So where do I come in? I can handle your project economically, on time, and with great design! I graduated from Trinity International University (Deerfield/Bannockburn) years ago and went into teaching junior high school for ten years earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. In 1978, after working construction jobs in the summers I left teaching, bought two lots on Waukegan Rd with an investor and built and sold my first two homes (1455 N Waukegan still looking as fine as the day it was finished 34 years ago!)
We endured the recession of 1980- 1982 (the prime rate actually hit 22% briefly) doing remodeling and were ready to begin building 85 homes over the next 29 years. These homes ranged from 2600 to 12,000 square feet with architectural styles from Georgian, Greek revival, Victorian, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, Stone and Shingle, Country French and even contemporary. We even built 15 homes in Atlanta in Country Club of the South, Buckhead, and Ellard and St Marlo. Those styles ranged from English Country to Greek Revival to Southern Vernacular.
Also during those years and now since the start of the Great Recession we have completed numerous remodels. If you include new home construction- we have designed and completed over 110 kitchens, 300 to 400 bathrooms, 30 or more basements, 130 living rooms and on and on.
We have great architects- Sam Kang, Jim Klipple, Erin Shirkey, Designer- Latitia Hallaway, carpenters, etc. Rory Ray of Estate Heating has been doing our HVAC since 1983!