Who we are...
A native of Ireland, John emigrated to Chicago over 20 years ago and continued crafting his trade as a master carpenter. He worked as a carpenter and foreman for 5 years in the Chicago area. He establish his own carpentry contracting company and built scores of high-end , intricately framed custom homes.
John then transitioned to a superintendent role, overseeing construction of custom homes, town homes, and commercial properties for Michael Conneely Sr. John then established JDF Construction and built many high end custom homes in the LaGrange and Western Springs areas.
Micheal started early in the Home Building business. As a youngster Micheal would work along side his father, first sweeping up job sites, then "knocking out" punch lists. Through time Micheal mastered every role in the Home Building trade from handy man, superintendent, sales, finance, and management. In 1999, Micheal established Micon Construction and built his first home. Micon went on to develop Custom homes & multi-family developments.
He is experienced in site acquisition, the entitlement process, site improvements, and project feasibility. Micheal is a certified PHIUS Builder. PHIUS is the leading authority for Passive House home building standards.
Greenside Design Build is born.....
As cousins John & Micheal have always been close. As business partners they work as a cohesive unit and give their clients the benefit of " 2 builders for the price of one". In 2008, John & Micheal merged JDF Construction & Micon Construction and formed Greenside Design Build. They took advantage of the burgeoning renovation market that resulted from the Great Recession and this soon blossomed into new construction projects fed by word of mouth referrals from past clients. John & Micheal have built well over 500 homes, townhomes, condos, and commercial projects. Today Greenside enjoys an even balance of New Construction projects such as Build-to Suit custom homes and substantial renovation projects through out the western suburbs and City of Chicago