Cass Avenue Dream Homes
The Cass Avenue Dream Homes are Vernon Development's residential, 22-row townhome project located in Westmont, IL that is currently underway! To learn more about the Cass Avenue Dream Homes, please click below.
As your construction manager, Steve would be responsible for all areas of construction supervision, project coordination, quality control, on site sequencing of activities, etc. Steve takes great pride in his role as a General Contractor and you will be sure to see him on any job site, keeping a close eye on all areas of your project
Steve has worked in all areas of Real Estate and Construction since his departure from the U.S. Army in 1984. He started a Real Estate Development Company called Vernon Development, Inc. in 1994 after working several years in various areas of Construction. Since 1994, Vernon Development, Inc. has been involved in the development of numerous industrial and office projects, has completed over 60 buildings, and perhaps an equal number of interior build outs. Recent projects include a 75,000 sq/ft indoor speedway including a 10,000 sq/ft restaurant facility. The project included the installation of 7,000 sq/ft of solar panels which provides a substantial portion of the facility’s electrical requirements. We have also recently completed a church in Joliet, IL and a gun range in Hodgkins, IL and are currently re-modeling a 23,050 sq/ft office facility. Past projects vary from Heat Treating manufacturing facilities to medical facilities and every type of project you can imagine in between.
Steve started investing in his own commercial real estate holdings in 1996 and has owned or owns hundreds of thousands of square feet of industrial property and office buildings. Steven, through Vernon Development, manages all of his real estate assets and has consistently maintained occupancy above 90%. Currently, our industrial property is 100% leased up and our office property is 95% leased up. Vernon Development is currently managing the five (5) office buildings totaling approximately 150,000 sq/ft and an industrial condominium building of approximately 44,000 sq/ft. We currently have approval for the completion of 22-row townhomes in Westmont, IL and Steven is a partner in the Ownership and Development of 13, pad ready, office/industrial sites in the nearby community of Mokena, IL totaling approximately 68 acres. Steven is currently in the development phase of a 42,000 sq/ft office building, a 100,000 sq/ft industrial building and a 308,000 sq/ft industrial building on that Property. Steven also owns a plastics fabrication business called American Graphics Systems which fabricates parts for all types of industries including the gaming industry. Processes include laser cutting, laser etching, heat bending, vacuum forming, screen printing, and digital printing processes. The Company has approximately 34 employees and sales of approximately $4 million per year.
Steve is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He has a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree with an emphasis in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering. As an Officer in the U.S. Army, Steve served throughout the world in various capacities. In his eight (8) years of service he performed duties as a Field Artillery Battery Executive Officer, Field Artillery Battery Commander responsible for $40 million dollars worth of equipment and 160 personnel and a Battalion Operations Officer responsible for the control and movement of three (3) Field Artillery Batteries and a Headquarters Battery totaling over 600 personnel.
Chad has been with Vernon Development for over 20 years and our Site Superintendent for 15. Chad supervises all areas of construction from start to finish and specializes in HVAC and carpentry. In his spare time you can catch him hunting and enjoying time with his wife and daughter.
Andy has been with Vernon Development for over 16 years and acts as our Lead Electrician. In his spare time you can find him with his kids and out on his motorcycle.
In the world of construction where you hear a lot of lip service and receive empty promises, it is great to know that Vernon Development is a firm that still believes in old fashioned values. They are a company that truly delivers exactly what it has promised.
Vernon Construction Company has provided quality construction for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago for many years. Steve Vernon and his team have completed two of our facilities – in Tinley Park and Highland Park, remodeled one of our adult program center’s in Oak Park, and recently completed a major expansion of our Tinley Park office. Each job was completed with skill and professionalism.
Working with Steve Vernon and Vernon Development was a very positive experience. Being a first time real estate investor, I felt confident Steve treated this project as if it was his own investment.
I want to thank Vernon Development for outstanding work on the two other projects performed for Atlas Putty Products Company. From the initial design phase through the completion of construction, Vernon Development proved why they are so highly regarded in the industry.