Together, we’ll build something great.

At The Building Connection we believe that being responsive, diligent and collaborative is just as important as applying the best techniques, being on time and staying on budget. Our beliefs show in every project we do and it’s a value our clients have been appreciating for over 30 years.

Our Work

Our Services



We know, it has to be perfect. Whether it’s new construction or a remodeling project, our goal is to make your dream a reality that you’ll be happy to call home.

Before the project begins, we review all plans and go over objectives with you. Every project is a collaboration and we make sure everyone’s on the same page. Once the project gets underway, we keep things running smoothly by being communicative, attentive, flexible, dependable and trustworthy.

We want you to be completely satisfied and we work hard to make sure you are. We’re confident you’ll appreciate our expertise, craftsmanship and ability to get the job done as planned.

We look forward to working with you and creating a home that makes you feel happy, comfortable and proud.



The Building Connection has outstanding experience with commercial building because we’re dedicated to working closely with owners and architects to get the job done efficiently, safely and successfully.

We maintain a network of outstanding tradesmen and specialists and call on those who can best fit your requirements. We also bid multiple trades to get the best prices and we can work with you to accommodate pre-selected trades.

Naturally, we adhere to all specs, codes, laws and regulations to insure all aspects of the project move along according to plan. We pay attention to the details, provide the very best craftsmanship and deliver a finished project that meets your timetable and satisfies your bottomline.

Give us a call. You’ll be glad you did.



Retail buildings, and the needs of the building, come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why we make sure our work always showcases the tenant’s products and services and supports future growth.

From the first site visit to the final inspection, we understand the need for clear communication, staying on schedule and total coordination with all trades. You’ll also appreciate our commitment to safety, efficiency, creativity and overall expertise. Plus, we do it all. Not only can we build the retail environment, but we can also install equipment, appliances and fixtures.

Whether it’s a new build or a renovation, count on us to create a memorable and beautifully functional retail space, inside and out.

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Our Team

  • Joe DeFrancesco


    Joe DeFrancesco


  • Joe DeFrancesco

    The Building Connection, headed by Joe DeFrancesco, is known for exceeding expectations thanks to thoughtful planning, reliability, professionalism and expertise.

    Joe brought these skills to his business after working on construction projects in high school, college and for some years after college. He was working as a foreman when he combined his craftsmanship, business administration background and entrepreneurial spirit to established his own contract carpentry company in 1981. The business served the Chicagoland area, was extremely successful and in 1992 Joe expanded The Building Connection to include general contracting work and services.

    Now it’s hundreds of projects later and The Building Connection is responsible for beautiful and successful custom homes, renovations, remodels, restaurants, hospital construction and office build-outs.


“Joe and his team saved us when our original contractor walked off our very large home remodeling project. He was proactive, talented and simply great to have on the job. We trusted him and he came through. He has since done other work for us and we’re always extremely happy with the results. I wouldn’t think of working with another company.”

- Laura Kemner, Homeowner Naperville, IL

“It’s such a joy to live and cook in our remodeled kitchen! We appreciated the competent attention to the whole process including picking out cabinets, electrical upgrades, plumbing, painting, etc. Also, your attention to detail, flexibility, responsiveness to what we wanted and good humor regarding the project was first rate.”

- Karen and Mike Frega, Homeowners, Lombard, IL

“For over 18 years, The Building Connection has done many projects for me, from simple home repairs to million dollar renovations for my two restaurants. Joe and his team are very capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy and they always seem to exceed my expectations on every project. I look forward to working with the company on future projects.”

- George Lamberis, President, Anyway’s Pub

“I had heard that The Building Connection’s work was top of the line, but it exceeded my expectations. Every step of the way Joe counseled me on what was the smartest decision to make and how to move forward in a timely and professional manner. Every step was done carefully and to high standards of excellence, not to mention that his detailed knowledge of codes and architectural excellence made the home design and construction just beautiful!”

- Claudia Medina, Homeowner, Forest Park, IL

“We have a great relationship with The Building Connection. They’ve provided our company with flawless assistance with our clients’ remodeling needs for over 10 years. Their workmanship and attention to detail is above our customers’ expectations. Joe’s professionalism and creativity have broadened his referral base as well as ours. We always feel confident referring our clients to The Building Connection.”

- Greg Acon, Kitchen Designer/Sales, Builders Cabinet Supply, Chicago, IL

“Joe was able to take our vision for our dream kitchen and make it reality. The project was built on time and on budget. When our friends and family come over, it’s the place everyone gathers.”

- Lynn and Dan Witkowski, Homeowners, Lombard, IL

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The Building Connection
1060 S. Fairfield Street
Lombard, IL 60148


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