Who We Are

We are Jay and Dan Riordan, brothers and second-generation home builders with a lifetime of experience. Built upon the legacy of our father’s esteemed custom home building business, our company carries forward his dedication to excellence, high standards and an unwavering commitment to our clients. We’re known for mixing old-world craftsmanship with new-world design to create exceptional living spaces that reflect the unique tastes and lifestyles of our clients.

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Jay Riordan

Whether meeting with potential clients or checking out the latest design trends, you’ll find this Riordan Signature Homes co-owner and head of development with a stack of blueprints in his arms and measuring tape in hands. Jay’s passion for building homes began as a child when he’d tag along with his father to various job sites and continued after graduation from Illinois State University where he leveraged his industry knowledge working at Hilti Corporation. Armed with understanding of the latest technology in construction, Jay pursued a post-graduate degree from DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business and began the transition of his father’s company.

In 2014, with much success as a general contractor, “Jay the General” emerged as a finalist and fan-favorite on NBC’s American Dream Builders, a reality show and high-stakes competition where top designers and builders showcased their talent and expertise.

Dan Riordan

As co-owner and head of operations at Riordan Signature Homes, Dan is the driving force behind our efficient and effective operations. A task master with a keen eye for detail and a relentless commitment to deadlines, Dan gets it done. He spends his days in the field doing everything from problem solving with homeowners to scrutinizing quality with contractors and vendors. He doesn’t miss a detail – a skill mastered while working many years on job sites with his father. After graduating from DePaul University, Dan partnered with his brother to take their father’s home building company to the next level. His extensive industry knowledge and hands-on approach ensure that every project exceeds expectations.

Meet The Team

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs

Steve really hit the nail on the head – we love what we do! For more than three decades we’ve been like kids playing in a sandbox. But we haven’t done it alone – check out our amazing team.

What We Do

At Riordan Signature Homes, we specialize in custom new construction homes, additions and renovations. Our portfolio encompasses a diverse range of architectural styles, including Nantucket, Tudor, Cape Cod, Tuscan, Italianate and Dutch. With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, we deliver high-quality spaces that are completed on time and within budget. Our specialty lies in traditional craftsmanship, featuring high ceilings, custom millwork, and high-end finishings throughout.

Where We Build

Based in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, our reach extends to communities such as Western Springs, Hinsdale, Elmhurst, and Downers Grove. Additionally, we proudly serve clients in Southwest Florida, including Bonita Springs, Naples, and Estero. Wherever our projects take us, our dedication remains the same—to exceed expectations and build homes that enrich the lives of our clients and communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Riordan Signature Homes builds new homes, home additions and existing space renovations throughout the suburbs of Chicago, including Hinsdale, Western Springs, Elmhurst and Glen Ellyn, and in southwest Florida, including Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Contact us today discuss your next project.
Whether you’re building a new custom home or renovating your first floor, building timelines can vary depending on factors such as the size of the project, complexity of the design, availability of materials and permit lead times. Once construction is underway, generally it can take anywhere from four months for a small renovation to two years to complete a custom home.
The cost to build custom home varies widely depending on location, size, design, materials and finishes. Whatever project you have in mind, we’ll work with you to develop a budget that aligns with your needs and priorities.
Riordan Signature Homes works closely with a network of specialists who we know and trust to design and customize every home we build. We’re equipped to handle your project from start to finish. That said, if there’s a special architect or designer you’d like to work with, let us know!
Yes, you will have a dedicated project manager to oversee the construction process, but we really don’t believe in only one point of contact. We’re all in it together so if you’ve got a question, or an idea, or a concern, just give a shout.
We handle construction updates with lots and lots of communication. We provide regular updates and maintain open communication channels throughout the entire process, allowing you to stay informed and address any concerns promptly.
Appliances, fixtures, interior finishes…there are so many decisions to be made. When it’s time to make those decisions, we’ll connect you to the experts who can provide guidance, support and help you stay on budget.
Give us a shout – we’re excited to discuss your project!