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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 40 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 40 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 since the early ‘60’s and has been responsible for a number of companies both locally and nationally.   Under his leadership, these companies have built over 20,000 homes including starter homes, multifamily and apartment homes, semi-custom homes and luxury custom homes.  The commercial companies he operated built commercial shopping centers, office complexes, mid-rise office buildings and industrial buildings.  In addition, he has acquired, entitled, and developed properties in IL, FL, CA, TX, and WI for sale to others.  Kennedy states “We believe in satisfying all our customers’ requests and exceeding their expectations”.

Bill is a past 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.

Kennedy’s companies have won numerous awards both nationally and locally for design, construction, innovation and customer satisfaction as well as the prestigious “J.D. Powers Award” for the Highest Ranked Home Quality for New Homes Chicago in 2007.

Kevin Saurer

Kevin Saurer

Vice President

Kevin oversees all aspects of production ranging from purchasing and estimating to construction and customer service.  Throughout his 15 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.

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. Beginning in 1972 with the Legacy building firm in Chicago, he worked in all phases of construction and sales and marketing positions. This background led him to form his own company, American Homes of Illinois, in 1984. From 1984 until 2002 he was the Founder and President of the semi- custom, and off-site firm, and was directly responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the operation. In 2002, Richard returned to the original legacy company to head the Land Acquisition Dept., and was directly responsible for selecting properties that met the criteria of a 600 unit a year residential developer in multiple states, as well as additional properties for sale.

Burlington Model 1550 Square Feet

Burlington Model 1550 Square Feet

Starting in the $260's - Available on off-site lots only

Jefferson Model 2102 Square Feet

Starting in the $340's - Available off-site only

Cambridge Model 1816 Square Feet

Lot 11 at $341,900 (Includes 2-car Front Load Garage)


Cambridge Model 1816 Square Feet