Jeremy Lew and Associates

Architects who know construction. Builders who appreciate design.

JLA RESIDENTIAL Portfolio

JLA COMMERCIAL Portfolio

JLA PORTFOLIO

We develop captivating designs without compromising on quality.

Our dedication to design and client visions allows us to execute innovative solutions that exceed expectations.

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*New!* Historic Two-Story Colonial RenovationOak Park

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Contemporary Single-Family New ConstructionHighland Park

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Classic Queen-Anne New ConstructionPark Ridge

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Luxurious Downtown Condo RenovationChicago

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New Single-Family Home on the LakeLake Bluff

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Architect's Classic Craftsman ExpansionLake Forest

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Historic Victorian ExpansionPark Ridge

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Colonial-Victorian Complete Expansion StandoutPark Ridge

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Mediterranean Second Floor and Facade RenovationNorthbrook

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Cape-Cod to Craftsman ConversionHighland Park

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Classic Colonial ExpansionPark Ridge

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Ranch to Craftsman ConversionDeerfield

Schedule a Free Remote Consultation with our team from the comfort of your home today!

You will have an opportunity to meet with the owners of Jeremy Lew and Associates, and walk them through your home. Our goal is to answer all of your questions and to simplify the process. Our meeting will be customized to your needs. 

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Victor Lew

Licensed Architect, NCARB, Partner

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Robert Lew

Director of Construction Operations, Partner

JLA PROCESS

More than architects and builders, we are problem solvers. 

Jeremy Lew & Associates is a family owned and operated architecture and construction firm located in Northbrook, IL. We’ve been creating unique architecture and construction solutions since 1988. While we specialize in home additions, renovations and new buildings, our team’s knowledge and appreciation for interior design will help us meet, and often exceed, your expectations. When faced with the decision to renovate or move on, reach out to our experienced team of architects and builders to help guide you through that decision-making process. 

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Architecture

Our seasoned team of architects will make your dream home become a reality, as their expertise extends into interior design and renovation strategies as well. Whether you’ve outgrown your home or you’re just looking for a change, you can rely on our dedicated and experienced team of architects’ commitment to design and quality. 

Construction

We understand the personal investment that you’ve made, and we know home renovations can be overwhelming at times. We accommodate to make the renovation process as worry-free as possible.

What is the feasibility of my project?

A process that will allow you to understand the potential of your home without spending a lot of time and money on architectural and consulting services.

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4 May, 2020

Coming Spring 2020 - New Medical Pain and Spine Clinic

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15 August, 2013

Inman Place - Newly Renovated Historic Senior Housing Facility

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5 May,, 2017

New Mikvah for Glenbrook Community

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JLA TEAM

Strong leaders start with a solid foundation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, our family-owned firm achieves success through our systematic approach to architecture and construction. Our experienced professionals are experts at what they do, and it’s their comprehensive knowledge for all aspects of the design and renovation process that sets them apart. 

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Victor Lew

Licensed Architect, NCARB, Partner

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Robert Lew

Director of Construction Operations, Partner

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Jeremy Lew

Licensed Architect, Partner and Founder

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Robert Holubek

Project Manager

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Margaret Lukowska

Project Designer

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Phil Korol

Project Manager

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Mary Ann Lew

Administration and Accounting

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Dorota Bugajska

Operations Coordinator and Accounting

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JLA MISSION

"At the end of the day, it’s the relationships that we’ve developed with our clients that inspire us the most."

Jeremy Lew started this business in 1988, and both of his sons joined him several years later. The culture they created is still present today. We don’t believe in defining our accomplishments in terms of dollars or time. Rather, we believe our inspiration and our internal drive sets the highest standards. We don’t see problems as obstacles to be avoided, but challenges to overcome. No two projects are alike, and we willingly embrace their complexity, because once completed, we’re left with a sense of accomplishment that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. To us, there’s no greater feeling than being able to give someone the dream home they’ve always imagined—and giving them the peace of mind that more dreams can come true along the way. See our clients' testimonials!

JLA PRESS & AWARDS

Our achievements are direct results of our seasoned staff, personal commitment to clients, and our internal flow of communication.

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City of Park Ridge - Residential Beautification Award (1998)

Best Service Provider

National Spa & Pool Institute - Silver Design Award(1996-1997)

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Qualified Remodeler Magazine - Silver Design Award(October 2014)

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Houzz - Best of Service Award(2017)

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Houzz - Best of Service Award(2018)

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Houzz - Best of Service Award(2019)

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Houzz - Best of Service Award(2020)

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Better Business Bureau - A+ Rating

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Northbrook Chamber of Commerce - Gold Member(2020)

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JLA TESTIMONIALS

Building dreams. Developing relationships.

As a family-run business, we like to think of our clients as part of the family. Because of our dedication to each client and project, we build lasting relationships while we build your dream home. With our dedicated and friendly staff, committed to the highest level of quality and service, it’s no surprise that 95% of our new business comes from referrals. See what our past clients have to say!

We used Jeremy Lew and Associates to add an addition and complete an extensive remodel on our 1926 colonial. They handled everything, from design through completion, without issue and got us back in our home on time. The design and workmanship was excellent, maintaining the original character of the home while still adding modern touches. The entire experience was simply great, we had constant communication with everyone involved and quick resolutions when the inevitable issue did arise. Having Robert, Victor, and Phil (our project manager) available at every step helped...Read More

Jay Wimberley

Highland Park, residential project

We couldn't be happier with the house that Jeremy Lew & Associates built for us this past year. It is above and beyond what our expectations were when we first met to talk about the project. The entire experience from meeting the team, to designing the house, and the actual construction was an absolute pleasure. We never felt anything but comfortable the entire time and would most definitely recommend this team to build your dream home. They are total professionals who deliver a high end product.

Brendan Bayliss

Chicago, residential project

We could not be happier with the amazing job Jeremy Lew and Assoc. did building our dream home. Victor, Robert and the entire team were with us from the beginning process of plans, to the tear down, through the build, until the final light bulb was installed. They were knowledgeable on getting licenses and dealing with city ordinances, and kept our house on schedule. They were, and continue to be, available whenever we have questions, and are there to help. Our home is our very favorite place to be and we thank the Lew brothers for their professionalism and commitment to us.

John Belconis

Park Ridge, residential project

We did a complete first floor renovation of our 1929 English Tudor, and we are thrilled that we used Jeremy Lew & Associates to do the work. They were fantastic from start to finish--they were trustworthy and so easy to work with, they respected our budget, and the project was completed within the timeframe that was given to us. Because our house is so old, there were a lot of structural and design challenges. We had to completely update the plumbing, electrical and HVAC--in some areas, radiators were removed and replaced with heated floors, but the old and new systems have worked together seamlessly. Victor created...Read More

Reagan Knaus

Deerfield, residential project

We hired Jeremy Lew to remodel our 1939 home in Wilmette 10 years ago.. We worked with an Architect for the plans. The Lew's were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We heard the the horror stories from our friends about working with contractors and did approach this project with some trepidation. Fortunately these stories were not our story. Our Project Manager was a great communicator and kept us in the loop every step of the way. As the crew found some surprises (expected with old home) we were told and given options about how to proceed. We can not be happier about how our addition looked upon...Read More

Elizabeth Cohen

Chicago, residential project

Working with Jeremy Lew & Associates was a dream. Robert Lew was extremely detail oriented and took care of every facet of our project. We were the 2nd mikvah project JLA has worked on, and I have to imagine they are expert mikvah builders at this point. Robert worked with our rabbi to ensure all Jewish law requirements were met and worked with us to ensure our project was done on time and on budget. I would recommend JLA to anyone looking for a design and build firm for a similar project.

Joshua Nankin

Northbrook, commercial project
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We began this journey in 2011 and contracted Jeremy Lew & Associates for architectural work for our home extension. They were consummate professionals throughout the process and provided the drawings to bid out. Fortunately, they are also builders so were in the running to get the job. Their prices weren't the cheapest but also not the most expensive and they will tell you that up front. However, the "you get what you pay for" idiom holds so true for construction. We decided to hold off on the work for a few years and re-visted the idea in 2015. We had few changes that we wanted to incorporate and Victor...Read More

AJ Virani

Northbrook, residential project

We worked with Jeremy Lew & Associates to renovate our entire fitness space at College Park Athletic Club. From start to finish, they were professional, timely, and a pleasure to work with. It's rare to find a group that can manage so many moving parts and deliver a project on time and on budget. They have our trust and our gratitude--we have already hired them for our next project!

College Park Athletic Club

Riverwoods, commercial project

We first used Jeremy Lew & Associates to build a large, complex deck off the back of our house leading over the ravine (over $100K job). It was so incredible, we offered them the chance to bid on the renovation of our 1931 Spanish Mediterranean (of which we were ready to pull the trigger with another vendor). However, Jeremy Lew & Assoc professionalism, attention to detail and most of all COMMUNICATION sealed the deal for us. We could not be happier and would absolutely use them again!

David Lewis

Highland Park, residential project

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeremy Lew & Associates for the last 20 years. Professional & ethical are 2 of the man words you can use to describe the family and their entire staff. It has been a privilege to have a customer like Jeremy Lew & Associates and I would highly recommend them for your home remodeling needs.

Greg Case

Supplier/Vendor

Great group of people to work with! Family owned business and I had the pleasure to work with Robert and Victor Lew. Like any big project, there were a couple of surprises. However, there was great communication and true empathy when we realized we were going to miss our summer due to set backs that were very unexpected (ex. The house had no foundation!) We plan to use them again for a third floor addition to the same house. Great quality, good attention to detail and true professionals.

Chris Petrick

Michigan City, IN, residential project

We are extremely happy with the results of our kitchen, family room and master bathroom remodel. Having the designer, the architect and the contractor all under one roof made the whole remodeling project much less stressful. We would recommend Jeremy Lew and Assoc to anyone looking to remodel their house. They were a joy to work with.

D Strotman

Park Ridge, residential project

We contracted with Jeremy Lew & Assoc. for architectural plans for an addition to our home. We worked with Victor Lew who was professional, responsive, attentive, and a very good listener. He incorporated everything we wanted and made the design beautiful.

Lisa G

Skokie, residential project

We were thrilled with the work that Jeremy Lew completed on our home remodel. Our house has some challenges from a design standpoint and Victor was fantastic with coming up with innovative and practical designs. Then Robert took over with the construction plans. It was all very turnkey and they made the process enjoyable. We stayed on time and on budget. We could not be happier with the results and the continued follow up from the company.

Barry Metzger

Deerfield, residential project

It has been a number of years since our addition was completed, yet a week does not go by when I don't think of the fantastic results we live in now and through our entire project with Jeremy Lew and the entire crew. We all have heard the horror stories of home additions...things go wrong which jacks up the cost out of budget...contractors don't show up for days at a time....the completion date is a mystery.... Let me say that NONE of these were ever an issue. From deciding on which plan to go forward with, to breaking ground, to completion, we always knew what was going on today, and what would be...Read More

Mark Collins

Skokie, residential project

C Spar Designs, Inc, continues to have the pleasure of working directly with Robert and Victor on many remodel and new construction projects for the last 15+ years. Everyone is very knowledgeable, fair and respectful with every design and construction phase. Collaborating with the design team is key, a successful step any clients' can count on, with Jeremy Lew & Associates. The result is a beautiful, long lasting, custom home or remodel project.

Cathy Sparling

Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer

We are happy to recommend Jeremy Lew and Assoc. We designed and built our new home with them last year. They were professionals from start to finish and we are very happy with the outcome. Having had no experience in designing or building a home we were not sure what to expect. They made the experience as pain free and as pleasant as possible.

Kristen Pugliani

Park Ridge, residential project
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There isn't a day that goes by that we do not think about how happy and thrilled we are with our addition built by Jeremy Lew!! That made our DREAM HOUSE come true!!! It was certainly an overwhelming project for us since we knew nothing about construction or design!! But Jeremy Lew had all the patience in the world, working with us every step of the way! We never felt pressured or rushed---so very important when one has so many decisions to make. We definitely got our money's worth and will highly recommend Jeremy Lew to everyone who is considering an addition to their home. Their professionalism and...Read More

Michelle Gaynor

Chicago, residential project

We fully expected to be stressed living through an addition (family room plus kitchen expansion) that would leave us without a kitchen for an extended period of time. Jeremy Lew had a very professional team that made this process much easier. All contracted work crews were also respectful of our home and our neighborhood. We did end up about 20 percent above projected cost which is pretty normal from what we researched. We felt there were delays in getting our project started once we signed the contract, but once it did start, the project was completed within the expected period of time. We are so happy with the results and...Read More

Meg Kostyk

Park Ridge, residential project

I am pleased to recommend Jeremy Lew and Associates and share my overwhelmingly positive experience. I’m not always the easiest person to please. I know this because throughout my life I’ve been called overly-critical or “picky.” When I go to a restaurant, I expect my food to be right the first time and for the service to be outstanding…at a minimum. I should be able to focus on the fun experience I am having with my guests, not being distracted by a waiter that disappeared when we need more bread or a chef that under-cooked my steak. Everything needs to be working in concert. That concerted effort is...Read More

Ben Fine

Evanston, residential project

Jeremy Lew and Associates designed and built my house in Highland Park with GREAT results!!! All the work was done on time and within the budget we set! They stood behind their work and solved any issues that came up. Highly recommended!!!

Larry Rivlin

Highland Park, residential project

Jeremy Lew and Associates exceeded our expectations during the duration of our 8 month house renovation. From start to finish, the team at Jeremy Lew were professional, fun to work with and most importantly, collaborative. They brought a very complex project in on time...to the day!!!! I have referred the Lew brothers to many friends and sing their praises often.

Molly Dietlin

Park Ridge, residential project
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The whole experience was a real pleasure. Jeremy Lew & Assoc., Inc. came up with a great design for our second-story addition and then executed the building plan in a timely, cost-effective manner. Never had to worry about "lost days" - there was always a full crew of workers on the project. And they do great quality work - very few punch-list items.

Gabriel Antman

Highland Park, residential project

We hired Jeremy Lew and Associates after researching our options over a few years. Their firm does a lot of work in our area so we were able to appreciate the quality of their construction and compare it to other projects (done by other firms) in the area. We hired Jeremy Lew and Associates to do a major rehab of our craftsman bungalow as we felt they suited our needs and their philosophy and style matched well with ours. They were very professional, came in within budget, and were extremely accommodating. We spoke with some of their former clients who raved about their experiences and also...Read More

A Papassavas

Park Ridge, residential project

We hired Jeremy Lew & Associates in 2006 after meeting with 3 other contractors. We were very impressed with other work they had done, and felt their style matched our specifications. Jeremy Lew & Associates helped convert our 3 bedroom colonial (with a detached garage), to a 5 bedroom colonial with an attached garage. Robert, Victor, and Wojtek were very accommodating, and completed the work in a timely fashion (which we all know is key to a successful project!). An attestation to their work, is the fact that my in laws hired them shortly after our work was complete! Thank you Jeremy Lew & Associates!

R Starck

Chicago, residential project

My wife and I hired Jeremy Lew & Assoc in 2005 to do a major renovation on our home. We were living in a three bedroom ranch and we wanted to put up a second level. Often times, these types of renovations are harder on the builder than building a home from the ground up because they often don't know the condition of the home until they get under the hood, or in this case, the walls and floors. Robert and Walter were great to work with. We had to deal with a few things out of our control such as bad weather, a few surprises, and village delays but we were back in our home within nine...Read More

Joel Gordon

Lincolnwood, residential project

Jeremy Lew and Associates built our home five years ago. The design, construction and timeliness were all extraordinary. It was a pleasure working with consummate professionals who understood our needs and tastes, and came up with creative solutions that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also sensitive to our budgetary solutions.

Y Shkop

Chicago, residential project

Jeremy Lew & associates designed and built our beautiful home. It was a true pleasure working with them. their professionalism, experience, competence, and pleasant demeanor were apparent throughout the entire process. Their efficient workmanship was of the highest standard and they stood behind every last detail, ensuring an enduring and beautiful home which we are proud of and comfortable in. Their honesty and integrity were matched by their exceptional creativity and craftsmanship. We highly recommend them.

Hindy Feiner

Chicago, residential project
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Initially, Jeremy Lew & Associates did an extensive remodel that included expanding the footprint of our home and building out three floors - including bathrooms and the kitchen. We chose them over a number of other reputable firms because of their creative design ideas and honest approach to quoting the job. That was almost 10 years ago . . . Since then, due to the extremely positive experience we had, we have used them to do every home improvement task we can think of. What was so positive? (1) Excellent product; (2) Smooth and efficient project management; (3) appropriate price.

J Klein

Chicago, residential project

Jeremy Lew & Assoc. designed and built my dream home. Throughout all the stages of this very large project I was treated as a very important person whose needs should be met in the best possible way. I felt that I could fully trust Robert Lew and Robert Holubek to solve any unexpected problems and obstacles which are common in the building process. I would recommend Jeremy Lew & Assoc to my friends and family. I feel like I made friends with the people who built my house.

Natalya Svidovsky

Riverwoods, residential project

After interviewing several other contracting firms we hired the Lew family for our construction/renovation project. We had used another architect but, found Jeremy and Victor's incites very helpful. They paid careful attention to lighting and sight lines that another "higher priced" architect had not seen. We appreciate these changes until today. Robert was a consummate professional. He took the time to get a feel for our interests in terms of style, materials and budget. From start to finish work was on time and on budget. He walked us through the village "appearance committee"...Read More

S Lupovitch

Skokie, residential project

We began our collaboration with Jeremy Lew & Asoc. from initial design concept, to drawings and ultimately construction. This firm is the very essence of the Design/Build value. From our beginnings with the creativity of architect Victor Lew, to the fair and measured bidding process with contractor Robert Lew and finally the efficient, detailed project management of Robert Holubek we were well cared for at every level of our home renovation. In fact, since our completion in 2011 the few issues we've had were met with prompt response. We have recommended the firm in the past and will continue to do...Read More

S McKitrick

Park Ridge, residential project

Jeremy Lew and Associates remodeled my home in Park Ridge. They did an outstanding job on all fronts. Robert Lew was the construction manager and was completely sensitive to my needs and wishes given it was a very large project. Victor Lew designed the most beautiful structure imaginable. The crews were amazing. They were talented, reliable and extremely respectful of my family and the property. Although this may sound like a review from a family member of the Lews, I can assure you that as a healthcare professional in the Park Ridge area I am not a family member but Jeremy Lew and his...Read More

Bonnie Whyte

Park Ridge, residential project

I cannot say enough good things about working with Robert Lew, as our builder, and his brother Victor, as our architect. We added a master suite to our home and, in the process, reconfigured the entire second floor. I loved that at our first meeting, they looked at our downstairs and said "don't tell us that you intend to touch this part of the house--it's gorgeous." That gave me the confidence right from the start that they were not looking to spend more of our money than we were. The process was a pleasure start to finish. They were creative with ideas, responsive to our calls, reliable in terms of...Read More

Leslee23

Deerfield, residential project
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We worked with Jeremy Lew and his sons to design and build our home 15 years ago. They were very responsive to our suggestions and incorporated many of our ideas into the plan. They were efficient and we completed the project on time. It was a great experience.

Debby Scheck

Park Ridge, residential project

From start to finish, Robert Lew and the staff at JL were always thoughtful, honest, creative and willing to go the extra mile during our home renovations. Our family (at the time 5 people, now 6) still appreciates suggestions Robert and Victor made that we implemented (a 3rd story play space, an extra bathroom). We were always kept in the loop about progress and every crew was respectful of our family living in the house in the midst of construction. They also tolerated 3 very curious boys (and 1 curious father) who always had a question for them.The entire project ran smoothly and on...Read More

Orah Katz

Chicago, residential project

Victor and Robert Lew and the entire team were professionals from the very start. Their attention to detail and sensitivity to our needs as a family set them apart from others that we've used. They transformed our 100+ year old house into a true home that meets the needs of our family. We would recommend JeremyLew in a heartbeat. We have worked with many contractors in the past and none have lived up to our experience with JeremyLew.

J Micek

Park Ridge, residential project
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We selected JL to help with a project that turned out to be a total rehabilitation of a 30 year-old downsized home that we recently purchased vs. a “sprucing-up”. Prior to our final contractor selection, we did our due diligence and contacted previous Jeremy Lew clients. We were impressed with the many positive responses we received. From the very beginning of the project with conceptual ideas to actual architectural drawings and construction permits, we felt totally supported by the JL team. During this initial phase of the project we spent fair amount of time with Victor and Robert coming up with a realistic...Read More

Karen and Jay Goldstein

Highland Park, residential project