“Building a house is an overwhelming task to think about when starting out.  So many decisions, seemingly so many things that can go wrong, and most importantly, so many actions that go in to the building of a house that a home owner will never watch happen.  There is no question that the single most important decision in building a house is builder selection and the most important characteristic for selecting that builder is trust.  From my first meeting with Aspen and John Eyen, I always had a high level of trust and comfort.  Throughout the entire process, he was open, honest and helpful.  John and I talked about every decision without feeling like he did not have the time or did not care.  He worked with us on every aspect to make sure we understand all the options and we were happy with the plan.  There was no A team, B team and C team, there is John’s team of great subcontractors who work with him because he does what he says he is going to do and he is loyal. Our experience with john was as good as I could hoped.  He built a beautiful home that to this day has had not issues whatsoever.   More importantly, even today, my family and I know John not only as the builder who built us a fantastic home, but as a friend.”

- Jim Schaeffer



“We purchased our home in 2007 after it had already been completed by Aspen Construction. Although we didn’t make our own finish selections, I felt everything selected was very tasteful and of good quality. Compared to other new homes we looked at, Aspen’s was without a doubt the best quality construction, lacking the obvious errors we saw in others. John Eyen has always been friendly and responsive when we have had questions, even now, 4 years after our purchase. I think he takes a lot of pride in his work, and it shows.”

- Jennifer Westerberg

“We moved into our Aspen built house in 2006 and have been very happy with the workmanship of the home and service we have received from John Eyen. Whenever we had a question or a concern, he was right there with the answer or help that we needed, and is still on call if anything should come up. Not long after we moved in, the Village of Hinsdale experienced a prolonged power outage due to a ferocious storm. John came over with a portable generator to be sure that our basement did not flood. It was so thoughtful and truly saved our home from a lot of damage. That is the kind of service you can expect from John and from Aspen Builders.”

- Matt & Karen Fiascone

“Our experience with Aspen was great. John’s attention to detail, delivery on commitments and continued follow-up truly made our experience with Aspen Construction enjoyable.”

- Steve Schnur

“When we decided to rebuild our house, we bid the project out to several builders. John came out as the clear front runner — his proposal was competitive, but more importantly he intuitively understood our needs. We have never looked back: John is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is responsive, flexible, and his integrity is beyond reproach. Throughout our 6-month project, he dealt with every question or issue, no matter how trivial, like it was his #1 priority. The quality of his work is impeccable and he continues to stand behind his homes long after the project is completed. Building a new home can be an inherently stressful experience — working with a builder like John goes a long way toward mitigating that stress and allowing you to enjoy the excitement of creating your ideal home.”

- Byron J. Paul, Hinsdale, IL

“We bought our Hinsdale home built by John Eyen and Aspen Construction in October 2009. The home is beautiful, well built, functional and blends perfectly with the character of the community. We love all of the architectural details from the vaulted tray ceilings to the crown moldings and custom cabinetry.  Not only have we been extremely happy with our new home but we have also received excellent followup from John. Any questions, minor finishing touches or issues have been dealt with quickly and to our complete satisfaction. We would definitely recommend John and Aspen construction if you are considering building.”

- Karen Vena

“Buying a home from Aspen Construction has been a great experience.  Working with John has been easy.  He was always there for anything we needed.  We would buy another one of his homes again!”

-Mike and Donna DeCaigny

“Aspen Construction built our house in 2004 and we were very pleased with the process and results.  The home-building process can be challenging, but Aspen made it easy and transparent.  John Eyen and his construction team were easy to work with and timely completed the project.  We also appreciated Aspen’s local presence and commitment to having only a small number of outstanding projects at a time.  Overall, we would be very comfortable using Aspen again for any home-building or home-remodeling project.”

-Jay & Heide Novatney

“A year ago we finished the construction of our dream home.  It was a dream made true by John Eyen from Aspen Construction.  We came to meet John upon seeing some of his quality work in Hinsdale.  Soon after that, and after much research, my wife and I decided that we wanted to build a custom house and that the best man for the job would be him.
The building process was a great experience.  John’s passion for the work was evident at every step.  His can-do and collaborative approach made the construction of our home actually quite enjoyable.  He had a superb capacity to conceptualize all projects.  As a result, it seemed like every step of every job was falling right in place.  There were no surprises except for his never ending ideas on how to improve on already great architectural designs.  He always stayed on budget and true to the timing he set forth at the beginning of the process.  John is honorable and honest.  Just listen to how his family, friends, customers, and sub-contractors speak of him!
John has remained very attentive to any and all of the adjustments that any new construction will inevitably require.  It is not unusual to see him drive by to “check on things”.
But the real bonus of having worked with John, besides the superior quality of our home, is that our families have become close friends.  But I must confess that his affinity for good red wine has also been a great plus.’

-Dr. & Mrs. Munoz

“We bought a house that was built by Aspen construction two years before we acquired it. We have been very pleased with the quality of our home. From time to time we had some minor modifications made and Aspen construction has always been on-time and everything gets done in line with what was agreed. We normally have these things done during our vacations and are invariably delighted on our return to find that everything has been finished, cleaned and looks as if it has never been different. This is completely hassle and paperwork free (other than having to pay the bill, but that is fair enough). We get along with John Eyen very well. He is fun to work with and has never caused us any headaches. Time and opportunity allowing we would like to think that one day we will be building our next home with John.”

-Marcel Smits