The Havlicek Builders Team

The homebuilding process is a detailed matrix of decisions and schedules that our team excels at balancing. We truly depend on one another to fulfill our daily responsibilities so that the next stage of the process can be started and the finished product is a success. But that’s not where our team members draw the line. Our homes go from good to outstanding because of our constant communication. We take the team approach one step further because we’ve worked together for so long and we truly do have a talented group of individuals. The Havlicek Builders team is passionate about the integrity we stand for, the clients we serve, and the homes we build.

At the end of the day we stand by the old adage, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”


George Havlicek

Owner & President, Havlicek Builders, Inc. • Owner, Geneva Ace Hardware • Managing Member, Stevens Street Properties • Managing Member, Havlicek Property Management

As the President and visionary behind Havlicek Builders, George is responsible for leading the company in providing an exceptional construction experience for our homeowners, business partners, and employees.  From the very beginning, his vision was to create a better way to build truly custom homes of the highest quality. Over the years, he’s established an impressive team and a strong reputation as a luxury home builder in the Fox Valley Area.  His long-standing friendships with Havlicek Builders’ clients further supports his reputable leadership in the industry. Simply put, doing the right thing comes natural to George and the Havlicek team.

George and his wife, Lynn, are life-long citizens of the western suburbs, raising their three children in Geneva. His involvement in the tri-cities is evident in his participation and sponsorship of many local events and organizations.  Furthermore, George sees the continued growth and success of the area and supports it with investments and refurbishments of commercial property in Geneva.


Lynn Havlicek

Owner, Geneva Cabinet Gallery

Lynn is of Owner of Geneva Cabinet Gallery and a successful designer since 1985. Lynn’s work has been showcased in the award-winning models and show homes of Havlicek Builders since its inception.  From her years of working with clients through Havlicek Builders, originally in the office and with the selections,  Lynn has honed the fine art of assisting customers in coordinating the entire design process, and has a vast knowledge of the complete building/remodeling process. Lynn’s strengths include her ability to ascertain her customers’ tastes and help obtain their desires within their budget. She believes every home is a place to build family memories.

As owner of Geneva Cabinet Gallery, she is now focused on helping her customers maximize the value of their homes, while obtaining their vision of the perfect living space, both in existing and new homes.


Kerry Dorr

CHIEF Operating OFFICER, Havlicek Builders, Inc.

As our resident jack-of-all-trades, Kerry manages our finances, operations, and office administration with extraordinary attention to detail. Her responsibilities include controlling budgets, negotiating subcontracts, and providing day-to-day communication with the team to ensure an exceptional home building experience. She’s a people person and finds great delight in helping our customers build their dream homes. Kerry keeps our team organized, connected, and moving forward with kindness and a great sense of humor. Our team is spoiled to have such a dedicated and talented professional managing the firm.

Before joining Havlicek Builders, Kerry spent over 17 years managing a family-owned Heating/Plumbing company where she gained knowledge of the construction industry and home building process. From there Kerry moved onto managing the operations of Geneva Ace Hardware under the leadership of George. Today, Kerry remains active in the financial operations of the business.

In addition to the many responsibilities with Havlicek Builders and Geneva Ace Hardware, Kerry also controls the finances and administrative operations of Stevens Street Properties and Havlicek Property Management.  To say she is a multi-tasker would be an understatement.


Sandy Hagen

Design consultant, Havlicek Builders, Inc.

With her decades of design experience, we are thrilled that Sandy has been bringing her creative touch to Havlicek Builders, Inc. since 1996. She spends her days working side-by-side with homeowners using a hands-on approach to help them choose the best products. She works hard to stay current with the most recent design standards and trends to offer innovative options and solutions to our clients. Homeowners especially love Sandy’s extensive home construction knowledge and her ability to consult according to their personal style and goals. Any intimidations clients may have in regards to the home building process or the vast number of selections to be made are immediately put to ease with an introduction to Sandy. She is with our clients every step of the way reassuring homeowners and keeping the build on schedule.

In a typical day, you’ll find Sandy on the construction site, at client selection meetings, ordering finishes and fixtures in the office, and on the phone coordinating with subcontractors.  A true lover of all art forms and design, Sandy puts her creative capabilities to work in the garden during the summers and pencil sketching in the winter.


Tad Hemming

project Superintendent, Havlicek Builders, Inc.

Tad Hemming brings over 40 years of experience into his role as Project Superintendent at Havlicek Builders, Inc. where he is responsible for overseeing the construction of homes from start to finish, including managing and coordinating schedules, budgets and subcontractors. 

Tad, a lifelong Geneva resident, is widely known by homeowners as being loyal, patient, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that every project is completed with excellence.

Even on weekends, Tad can often be seen stopping by job sites to guarantee that timelines are met and client expectations exceeded. His dedication to the firm and industry derives from many years working as a general contractor with his own company where he learned the trade and perfected the process.