Mondo Builders was extraordinary to work with. Their attention to detail and intrinsic desire to do things “right” is what separates them from many of their peers. Most builders can put up house that look good. Mondo Builders build houses that not only look good but are made to function well over the long haul. 

What I knew from previously buying new construction was that there are always little follow ups needed with new homes. One of my reasons for choosing Mondo was my confidence in their follow up and follow through. Whenever I needed something, whether it be information, a quick fix or a real issue they would respond immediately. That desire to do what is right for their customers and to thereby ensure customer satisfaction is why I’ve chosen to endorse Mondo Builders with this testimonial.
Russell Maloney
Managing Director
Tahoe Partners

We can’t say enough good things about Steve and Mondo Custom Home Builders. We set to build our dream home, the home our kids would grow up in, and Steve delivered. He honored our vision and made the whole experience better than we ever expected. Steve was honest about price and time up front. This was the first home we ever built and we can honestly say it was a positive experience that we will look back on with fond memories. 

Jeff & Carly Herter

We decided to buy our home from Mondo Builders because of the quality workmanship. We loved our home when we walked into it for the first time.

After we moved into our home, Steve displayed the follow through that we had hoped for. He has been helpful, kept his promises, as well as provided us countless referrals that are needed when you move to a new community.

I have referred Steve to my personal friends and would continue to introduce him in the future.

Tom Canale

My wife and I had been looking to build a house in Elmhurst for a number of years. After looking and finding a lot, we started the process of finding a builder. We were going to be very particular as we wanted a very reputable builder in Elmhurst, and started asking around and planned on talking to a couple builders. Steve was the first builder we meet with, and after meeting him and learning about his process and style, we immediately decided to work with him and cancelled our other planned meetings with the other builders. We felt extremely comfortable with Steve, his style is very upfront and honest, and he took the time to listen to what we wanted out of a house. We loved the fact that Steve is an over-communicator, he was always there when we needed him or had a question, and he walked us through each step of the stressful process of building a house. Steve was always a few steps ahead of the process, and provided us with deadlines and instructions on what we needed to provide him as is related to choices like the cabinets, appliances, flooring, etc. Steve was always flexible around our schedules to meet him at the house to discuss things, and was excellent at getting the best prices from the subs. Steve made this process very enjoyable for us, his quality of work is second to none, our house turned out perfectly and we couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Steve and Mondo Builders to anyone who wants to build a high-end custom house, the quality of his work and his customer service is excellent!
- Michael Assaad, Business owner

Working with Steve and Mondo Builders has been a first class experience. He operates with the upmost integrity and service. His craftsmanship and attention to detail is second to none!
Corey & Jenny McQuade

We bought our home from Mondo Builders about five years ago when we were relocating from Kansas City.

We were driving around Elmhurst looking at new and existing homes when we came across one being built by Mondo. After checking their references, and seeing some of their finished product, we decided to build with Mondo. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship are amazing. Their finishing touches are superb. We are very happy with our house and if we ever need to, will definitely have Mondo build another house for us.

The houses they build are as amazing on the outside as they are inside. After five years we still have people in the neighborhood asking us about our house and the builder as they drive or walk by. They usually say “Your home is amazing, we love it, it is so unique and stands out from the rest of the houses being built in Elmhurst”.

Steve is great to work with. After five years we still have a great relationship with him, and he is still very helpful. We feel he really cares about his customers!
Doug and Veronica Hoehn

Designing and building a custom home is time-consuming, stressful and at times overwhelming. Mondo Builders helped make the process enjoyable by working closely with us in a consultative manner during all phases; design, construction and finishing. Steve listened to our needs, provided great advice, responded promptly, communicated effectively and was highly organized. We were able to finish our home on-time and on-budget in large part due to Steve's expertise. 

We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our home and our experience building it. We highly recommend Mondo Builders to anyone considering building a custom home.
Mike and Barb Larson

“Mondo Builders took what could be a stressful experience and made it one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things we’ve ever done. It was obvious that they took great pride in their work and their promise to deliver our new dream home on time and on budget.”
Mike and Alisha Venetis

Houzz Reviews

Lauren Specht
Relationship: Client
Project Date: June 2016
Project Price: more than $100,000

We could not be happier with the home Mondo built for our family. Steve, the builder, was with us from the 1st step and was a large part of the design process. Steve gave great advice on style, layout, and helped us bring our vision to a reality. Brenda, the manager, could not have kept us all on better track and organized. Bob, the contractor, was a joy to work with everyday. Everyone was flexible and patient, but also got our home built quicker than we anticipated. Since we've been in for 2 months, small things (as expected) have needed fixing and the whole Mondo staff has responded immediately. We spoken with other Mondo clients and they all compliment on how well Steve and the staff follow up months, years after you've moved in. Steve's subcontractors were all on time, respectful and experienced. We can't say enough good things about our process. We would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: December 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000

Construction is almost complete on our first home and we’re very happy with the job that Mondo builders have done so far. Moving from a high rise apartment in the city, we didn’t know where to begin other than wanting a 4bdrm, 3.5 bath, 3500-3800 sq ft home. Steve and Brenda coached us through the process and managed it from beginning to end. One of the best things about Mondo is how available they are to answer your questions. Morning, evening, weekends, they were always available and there to help. If you judge and organization by its people, Mondo will not disappoint. It takes a meticulous kind of person to organize the hundreds of decisions that need to be made and keep things moving forward. Brenda is that person, she’s phenomenal. Bob the foreman couldn’t be a nicer guy and did an excellent job keeping the project on schedule. Whenever we needed to review something at the house all it required was a text message and he’d be there. We also found ourselves really liking a lot of the subcontractors. You spend so much time with these guys, it makes a difference when they are cool to work with. Last but not least is Steve. The ultimate professional, Steve is what we were looking for in a builder. He demands quality from the subcontractors and is very rational when addressing the painful decisions that inevitably come up. I highly recommend Steve and the team at Mondo. The combination of their customer service and professionalism turned out to be exactly what we were looking for in a builder.
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000

We hired Mondo builders to build our approximately 3500 square foot 4 bedroom / 4.5 bathroom custom home. The home was finished in the spring of 2015. We could not be more pleased with the process and the results. Mondo builders was professional, helpful and did an excellent job with quality materials and subcontractors. We recommend them to anyone looking for a builder in our area.
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Kristin Petro Interiors, Inc.
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: December 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000

My company has worked with Mondo Builders, Inc. for many years now. They are our preferred home builder to work with, as I always know that we, and our clients, will receive a high level of collaboration. Steve always goes above and beyond to provide thoughtful solutions to all of our design ideas. The building process with Mondo Builders Inc. is very organized, and the entire team is extremely responsive to any communication. Most importantly, Mondo Builders, Inc. builds a quality home, which gives me and my clients the peace of mind that our designs will be showcased beautifully. I highly recommend Mondo Builders, Inc.
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: April 2013
Project Price: more than $100,000

Steve was great! We were very apprehensive about getting involved with such a large undertaking but Steve and his staff were very helpful through the whole process. We love our house and would recommend Mondo without reservation.

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: March 2012
Project Price: more than $100,000

We built a custom, modern Mediterranean home in 2012 and contracted Mondo Builders for the job. Their reference list included every house built to date. That really helped boost my confidence at the onset. During the process, I found Mondo Builders to be extremely responsive, well documented and creative in their problem solving capabilities. There are horror stories about the relationship between builder and owner, but my experience was exactly the opposite. We wanted to be as "green" as possible in our choices of material and in the design of our house. Mondo Builders was very knowledgeable in that respect and greatly assisted us in making our vision a reality. I would strongly recommend Steve Buonsante and his team at Mondo Builders for your future product as I am now part of his lengthy reference list :)
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