Over 30 Years of Success

  • 2010 Home Builder of the Year - Austin Business Journal
  • 2002-2010 Bigelow Homes and its trade partners have contributed over $1,200,000 to Homes for Hope which will raise over 200,000 people out of poverty by providing micro-enterprise employment.
  • 2009 "Best Address" feature article on Blanco River Village - Professional Builder Magazine
  • 2009 "Texas Home Pioneers Green Building Breakthroughs" feature article - Professional Builder Magazine
  • 2007 Crystal Key Award for Best Overall Community - Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
  • 2007 Founding Member of the Advisory Panel for the National Forum on Children and Nature
  • 2007 Legacy Award- Championing Better Building Performance - Energy & Environmental Building Association
  • 82-2007 Many Key Awards For Architectural Design and Land Planning - HBAGC
  • 2005 Public Recognition Award for Town Center Park and Ravine Park - Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2005 Builder of the Year - Professional Builder Magazine
  • 2005 Top 10 Eco-Communities in America - Organic Style Magazine
  • 2004 1st Annual Community Vision Award - HBAGC, MPC, ULIC
  • 2004 The First Recipient of the Crowbar Award - Hope International / Hope House
  • 2001 Energy Value Housing Award - Cold Region National Association of Home Builders
  • 1999 International Professional Service Award- Energy & Environmental Building Assoc.
  • 1998 Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Conserving Natural Resources - North Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • 1998 Smarter House for the Money, HomeTown’s Village Hall Plan- Professional Builder Magazine
  • 1997 Energy Value Award - National Association of Home Builders
  • 1995 Guest Speaker – Rocky Mountain Institute, U.S. Navy Housing Charrette, Washington DC
  • 1995 Best New Community - Chicago Sun-Times
  • 1994 Best Designed Townhome- Builder Magazine National Merit Award
  • 1994 Chicago’s Best Affordable New Home Community- Chicago Sun-Times
  • 1993 Best Energy-Efficient Home in the USA- Professional Builder Magazine
  • 1993 BALA Judge - Builder Magazine
  • 1993 Recognition for Community Design Innovation- Professional Builder Magazine
  • 92-93 Adjunct Professor of Housing and Urban Development Eastern College, Graduate School of Business
  • 1992 President Reagan's Council on Sustainable Development
  • 91-98 Energy-Efficient House of the Year - Chicago Sun-Times (Every Year of the Award)
  • 1991 U.S. Department of Energy Energy-Efficient Mortgage Collaborative
  • 1990 Energy for Buildings and Homes - Scientific American
  • 1990 Fannie Mae Midwest Regional Advisory Board
  • 1990 Chicagoland Builder of the Year (second time)- Chicago Sun-Times
  • 1989 Featured on "This Old House" (second time) in Full-Length Documentary
  • 1989 Home of the Year- Country Living Magazine
  • 1987 Professional Achievement Award for Energy-Efficiency Professional Builder Magazine
  • 1982 Featured on "This Old House in Full-Length Documentary
  • 1982 Chicagoland Builder of the Year - Chicago Sun-Times