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  1. Gerstad Builders Uses Top Rated Building Products

    We here at Gerstad Builders pride ourselves in not only where we build, but how we build our homes. So much of your home’s quality comes down to the products you choose, and how those products are built into your home. The bottom line is that we care about giving […]

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  2. Five Tips for Decorating for Fall

    Pumpkin spice season is upon us! Fall is a great time of year in Chicago, with the leaves changing colors, the fresh smell of the outdoors, and the lead up to the festive holiday season! A great way to kick it off is to decorate your home for the fall. […]

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  3. SMART Tech Series #4 – Smart Lights

    Have you ever been lying in bed only to realize you forgot to turn off the lights in the basement? With a simple command like, “Alexa, turn off all the lights” all the lights you forgot about will turn off, and you don’t even need to get out of bed. […]

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  4. New Warranty Page to Better Serve You!

    We have some great news! To better serve our Gerstad Builders’ homeowners, we have gone digital. Our warranty submission form is now on the website, and we will be phasing out our traditional pen and paper submission forms over the course of the next year. Warranty is a necessary part […]

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  5. SMART Assistants Work for You

    There are many SMART Technology assistants that make life more convenient for homeowners every day. These assistants, or artificial intelligence, can be integrated into your SMART home technology system and synchronized with any smartphone. In our third installment of the SMART Home Technology blog series, we will share how your […]

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  6. How To Make an Open Floor Plan Work for You

    Prospective homeowners all agree that having extra living space without adding extra square footage is a bonus, and Gerstad Builders has the perfect option…Open Floorplans. An open floor plan is a home design that combines one or more large rooms on the main floor of your home into one oversized […]

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  7. Successful Planning Equals a Successful Backyard Party

    Its summer in McHenry and your backyard looks beautiful. From new homes to homes well lived in, backyards are great for many things. One of which, is a backyard party. Here are some basic ways to plan and execute the perfect backyard party. To plan a stress free barbecue, start […]

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  8. McHenry’s Prized Gem

    It is a beautiful summer evening, what should you do for fun? You can relax in the backyard and have a bonfire or watch a movie on the couch. There is another option and it is just a stone’s throw from your Gerstad Builders home in McHenry.  Pack up the […]

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  9. The Tech Check Off List

    Welcome to part two of our SMART Technology blog series. In the first blog post, “Make Your Home a Smart Home” we discussed a general over view of SMART homes. In today’s post we are going to start to break apart the different parts that make up a SMART home. […]

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  10. Gerstad Builders Voted 2019 Best Home Builder

    We are honored to announce that Gerstad Builders has been voted as the Best Home Builder of 2019 in this year’s ‘Best of the Fox’ awards. Each year the Northwest Herald gives the opportunity to its residents to decide on their favorite businesses in a variety of different categories. The […]

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