Who we are

Signature Properties of Illinois, Ltd prides itself on building distinctive luxury homes on Chicago's North Shore. Our award-winning team shares a passion for fine-quality workmanship and close attention to detail. Each Signature Properties' home is uniquely designed to fit into its neighborhood, to complement the street and surrounding homes. We work hand-in-hand with top architects to make sure form and function co-exist. Even our spec homes have won awards for aesthetic compatibility in their neighborhoods. Signature has earned a sterling business reputation, forged over nearly 20 years of superior customer service,long-standing relationships with tradesmen and suppliers, and refusal to cut corners. We strive to deserve the trust our customers place in us, and, as a result, our customers have become our friends.

Signature Properties of Illinois, Ltd

About Us

The company was started in 1997 by Carol Rogulski, a North Shore resident since 1984 and an area Realtor since 1986. Armed with a thorough understanding of the real estate market as well as the desires of North Shore residents, Carol founded a company whose mission is to build homes which are both aesthetically pleasing and which stand up to the demands of everyday living.

The attention to detail in each Signature Properties home begins before anyone lifts a shovel. Does the flow of the rooms allow for easy and comfortable interaction of family members? Where do you put the groceries when you come into the home, arms filled with bags?Others often overlook these practical details, but to Signature Properties,these are the elements that are most essential in creating lasting satisfaction for our customers.

Clients looking to renovate or build additions to their current homes receive the same close attention to detail and quality as the homes we build from the ground up. Signature’s admiration for architectural purity and historical integrity fosters an environment that genuinely appreciates the many beautiful homes that fill Chicago’s North Shore. Our respect for our clients and their homes makes Signature Properties a top choice when selecting a contractor for an addition or renovation.

The founding ideal of creating a quality product has not been lost over the years. We pride ourselves on not just building houses, we build homes.


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Project Date: Dec 2014

I have had the pleasure of working with Signature Properties of Illinois, Ltd on multiple projects. Their outstanding reputation is well deserved. Every one of our projects have gone very smoothly tha... Read More

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Project Date: Jan 2012

We can't say enough about Signature Properties of Illinois, Ltd. We lived in a Signature Properties' new Wilmette home from 2005 to 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed the home's endless craftsmanship & cha... Read More

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Project Date: May 2013

Signature Properties built our dream home in a record amount of time. And they were true professionals! Carol, Chris, and Rachel make an excellent team! They are easy to work with and dedicated to pu... Read More

Kate Gjaja
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Project Date: May 2008

We bought a spec home from Signature Properties in 2003 and loved it so much we hired them to build us a custom home in 2008. The homes they build are of the highest quality. Carol has a great sense... Read More

Schreck Kitchens
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Project Date: Mar 2014

I am always excited to partner with Signature Homes. The attention to detail and the quality that go into each of their projects is a testament to a high level of artistry in home building. Each h... Read More

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Project Date: Nov -0001

My name is Matt Bentley, and I spearhead the Designer, Builder and Custom Kitchen Sales Division of Novak & Parker Home Appliance; a unique, consultative, boutique-style premium appliance retailer loc... Read More

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Project Date: Jul 2014

Signature Properties put together an excellent team to build my house. The quality of the workmanship throughout the home is truly extraordinary, and every person I interacted with...both employees a... Read More

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Project Date: Sep 2012

We had two bathrooms completely remodeled by Signature Properties. Carol was involved with every detail of the rooms from color to fixtures to tile, keeping us within our budget, on time and happy wi... Read More

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Who We Are

President: Carol Rogulski
Carol’s enjoyment of her work is apparent in the outstanding quality of Signature’s homes and the enthusiasm she brings to each project. The fine relationship she develops with clients has brought the company a stream of referrals and repeat business. Carol is a former broadcast journalist, holding bachelors and masters degrees from Northwestern University. She transitioned into real estate development in the 1980's and is affiliated with @properties Winnetka. A native Chicagoan, Carol has lived in several North Shore communities and currently resides in Wilmette. “I live in the community where I build and love it when I hear people say ‘you build such beautiful homes!’”

Construction Manager: Chris Favia

Chris has over 30 years experience in home building. As a second generation builder, his father instilled pride in the finished product,emphasizing "do it right the first time." A carpenter by trade, he learned all facets of his craft, specializing in finished carpentry. He started with Signature Properties as the finish carpenter in 1997, and became construction manager shortly afterwards. Chris believes in the "Team" concept, with the sub-contractors involved in the building process. This team effort is reflected in the quality of homes that Signature Properties prides itself upon. "The one thing that has always impressed me about our homes is that the people who purchase them have become our friends."