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Building Homes and Relationships of Lasting Value

About Kennedy Signature Homes

We Build Lasting Relationships

Although our name is new, the core principals at Kennedy Signature Homes have been together as an industry leading management team for over 55 years in the Chicagoland market.  Once together leading one of Chicagoland’s largest, award winning and respected homebuilding companies, they have now come together again to form a smaller, customer focused Homebuilding Company with the goal of creating homes and relationships of lasting value! We understand the importance of building a new home and have a passion for this business.  That’s why we are together again.  We have an extremely strong desire to provide the best customer experience & home value in the marketplace today.  We want the building of your new home to be a fun & positive experience – one you will want to rave about to your friends and relatives.


“To Build Homes & Relationships of Lasting Value” Kennedy Signature Homes Building process is so much more than just the construction of your new home. With a history of building that goes back over 55 years, the extreme knowledge & experience and the long term commitment to customer service are just two of the reasons Kennedy Signature Homes has mastered the art of homebuilding. From start to finish our proven process puts your needs, desires and lifestyle at the forefront of your new home. Whether it’s on your homesite or ours we begin with a discovery and needs analysis phase, discussing your priorities.


Location Going back to the original motto in real estate…. What are the three most important factors in purchasing a new home…. location location location. Here at Kennedy Signature Homes we have discriminately selected the most prestigious neighborhoods to build in…Where high rated schools, shopping and recreation are all conveniently located nearby. Design: Our portfolio of plans are from award winning architects. Quality: High standards of quality. Service: Warranty & walk through info. Lasting Relationships:  Both from trades & repeat homeowners & referrals.


Kennedy Signature Homes is committed to:

  • Meeting our customers’ needs & exceeding their expectations
  • Listening, responsiveness & accountability
  • Making our customers’ dreams become reality

Meet Our Team

William Kennedy

William Kennedy


William Kennedy has been involved with the building industry for nearly 60 years both locally and nationally.   Under his leadership, his companies have built over 20,000 homes including starter homes, multifamily and apartment homes, semi-custom homes, and luxury custom homes.  His commercial developments have brought shopping centers, office complexes, mid-rise office buildings, restaurants, golf courses, and industrial buildings to various communities throughout the U.S.  Kennedy states “We believe in satisfying all our customers’ requests and exceeding their expectations”.

Bill is the former president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, a senior life director for the National Association of Home Builders and former chairman of numerous local, state and national committees associated with the housing industry.  In 2007, Bill was awarded the J.D.Power Award for Highest Ranking Home Quality in Chicago.


Richard Bates

Richard Bates

Vice President Land Acquisition and Sales & Marketing

With over forty years in the home building industry, Richard brings significant experience and versatility to the Kennedy Group of Companies. Richard oversees the Land Acquisition Department, and is directly responsible for selecting properties that meet all of the desired criteria that the development must satisfy in order to maximize land use density, community cohesion, and profitability for investors. 

In addition, Richard also manages the Sales and Marketing efforts for the Kennedy Group and is an instrumental figurehead in forming and maintaining stellar relationships with the realtor community.

Kevin Saurer

Kevin Saurer

Vice President

Kevin oversees all aspects of production ranging from purchasing and estimating to construction and customer service.  Throughout his 20 years in the homebuilding industry, he has worked in all facets of the industry, but his true passion remains in seeing the houses go up and nurturing the customer experience throughout the building process.  He has a firm commitment to quality and value which helps Kennedy Signature Homes customers transform their “houses” into homes.