Our Character

Doug Award

Doug Accepts Best of the Best Award

True character is developed over time, created from nearly 25 years of history. It’s a reputation for delivering an incredible customer experience and a dedication to achieving superior results. It’s expert craftsmanship with an innovative eye for design. At Lellbach Builders our character speaks for itself -- through our customers, our recognition within the industry, our associations and our community involvement.


Community Feedback: Tom Beernsten, YMCA
"I have a particular appreciation for business folks who understand that a successful business is far more that providing a quality product or service.  The finest business people I know appreciate the value of giving back to the community.  Deb and Doug Lellbach truly appreciate this and consistently go the extra mile to serve the community."

“Doug and Debra are extremely easy to work with and make a great team. We have had several opportunities to use Lellbach for various remodleing jobs and in every case; they have done a great job. Doug and Debra offer sound advice when a question arises, and Doug’s sub-contractors have always delivered quality work. We truly believe that Lellbach clients receive considerably more than they pay for.”  - D. & A. Mead, Naperville

"During the construction, both Doug and Deb Lellbach worked closely with us to get every detail just right. Their personal attention to our project made all the difference in the world. They coordinated all the different trades and installation of materials, making the entire process seamless to us. We are delighted with the new addition to our home and the excellent work done by Doug, Deb, and their team!"  - S. Fancher, Naperville

"Before meeting with Doug Lellbach we met with other builders.  Their pricing was outrageous and they looked to trim our dreams back to fit their budget.   Doug was different.  He rolled up his sleeves and worked creatively to give us what we wanted within our budget.  He was straight forward, actually fun to work with, and never turned his back on issues that did arise beyond his control."  - M. & N. Trattner, Naperville

"Your carpenters were fantastic, your attention to detail was outstanding and your quick response to my numerous questions and concerns was very much appreciated. Debra was wonderful the way she led through the scary process of picking colors for the walls. --- and the granite --- ah yes, the granite - LOVE IT!”  - P Redding, Naperville

"No business can be separated from its leadership and that is especially the case in this instance. Debra and Doug Lellbach are dedicated and compassionate business and community leaders who put that sense of leadership into every project they do. Their work is an extension of their daily lives which includes a very large dose of community involvement and community/business leadership."  - M. Skarr, Naperville

Awards & Recognition

Doug & Debra Award

Doug and Debra Lellbach

Over the past two decades Lellbach Builders has been repeatedly recognized for their expert carpentry work and distinctive design. Their projects have been featured in a variety of media, including Naperville Magazine, The Business Ledger, Qualified Remodelers, and even HGTV and they have been the recipient of several industry awards.

  • Recipient of 2010 Award for Business Excellence - The Business Ledger
  • Qualified Remodelers 2009 Master Design Awards - Best Of Show, Gold Award
  • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award 2009
  • Naperville Magazine, Best of Naperville- Best Builder, Second Place
  • Angie’s List- 2008 A+ rating
  • Professional Remodelers Magazine: Best of the Best 2007- Kitchen Renovation – Bronze Award
  • Professional Remodelers Magazine: Best of the Best 2006 – Whole House Renovation- Silver Award
  • Naperville Community First- Finalist 2004 , Nominee 2003
  • HGTV Featured Contractor on “The Before and After Show”


During its 20+ year history Lellbach Builders has been a key member of several associations, including the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Remodeler's Advantage.

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce - Active member since 2000.

Remodeler’s Advantage (member) - Roundtable member 2010 to present. Remodelers Advantage Roundtables bring remodelers together in non-competitive "think tank" groups that work together throughout the year, guided by top industry experts.

Wellborn Cabinet Authorized Contractor- 2011 to present. Lellbach Builders has completed training to become an Authorized cabinet contractor. Known for being the cabinet provider for the HGTV Dream Home, Wellborn cabinets are a valued provider of permanent home cabinets designed for a lifetime of gracious living.  Visit our dedicated Lellbach Cabinets site provided by Wellborn.


  • Debra Lellbach is currently licensed as an Interior Designer in the State of IL - License #161-00666.
  • Doug Lellbach is currently certified in Lead Remediation by the EPA - Certification # 38432-1.
  • Lellbach Builders is fully bonded and insured.

Community Involvement

For Doug & Debra Lellbach community involvement goes far beyond a membership. Over the past two decades they have volunteered their time to help with a variety of  key community initiatives and have held several leadership positions within the non-profit community including:

Bridge Communities Makeover Project 2012 – Bridge Communities is a grassroots, non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and programs to assist homeless families throughout the county. Lellbach Builders offered services for both a project designer & contractor  for a makeover of a resident’s condo.

Rebuilding Together Aurora 2011/2012 - A non-for profit volunteer organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, through home renovation and repair. Lellbach Builders participated in the  Annual April Renovation Event as a part of the Volunteer remodeling crew and also as a Mentor from 2011 to present. Currently they offer assistance as a Logistics Co-ordinator.

Naperville Garden Club – “Cup of Cheer” House walk - Featured Home – December, 2011. View photos.

DuPage PADS Board of Directors and substantial volunteer activity from 2008-2011. Doug and his team donated work to help renovate PADS new building.

Linden Oaks Hospital and Edward Health Ventures - Board of Directors 2009 to present. Debra accepted the Board Vice President position in 2011.

Naperville Jaycees Community Service Award - Civic Leader Finalist, 2009.

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors position from 2004-2009 coupled with numerous volunteer leadership services. Debra served as the Chairman of the Board from January 2007 – June 2008

NAPAC Board of Directors 2006-2009

In the News

  Lellbach Builders has also been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles. Listed below are some of our most recent articles. All news articles are in Adobe PDF format.

June 2012Makeover Magic - Featured in Naperville Magazine
04/02/2010Lellbach Builders Client - Featured in Naperville Sun Article
02/15/2010Home Improvements -  Naperville Sun
01/15/2010Best of Best Lellbach Wins Award - Naperville Sun
11/20/2009Lellbach homes reflect values  - Chicago Tribune
11/01/2009Qualified Remodeler Best of Show
10/30/2009Home is where the hearth is - Chicago Tribune
09/13/2009Lellbach wins two Master Design Awards - Naperville Sun
09/09/2009Lellbach wins Master Design Award  -  Tribune
09/09/2009It's all about location - Naperville Sun
07/20/2009Charity auction Completed  -  Tribune Local
05/26/2009Lellbach wins NACC Award  -  Tribune Local




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