Custom Carpentry

Custom-Built Gazebos, Decks and Additions in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin

You can quickly and cost effectively transform the outdoor or indoor space of your home or business with additions, outdoor decks or covered spaces like gazebos or pergolas. Craiger Custom Design is a highly respected builder specializing in outdoor/indoor amenities for residential or commercial projects. Our team of experienced carpenters operate throughout the Chicagoland area and Southern Wisconsin. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you get more from your space.

Transform Your Home, Business & Yard

When embarking on a major remodel of your yard, home or business, you should only use the services of a reputable and experienced building company. The team at Craiger Custom Design has over 60 years of combined experience in the building industry. We specialize in a range of outdoor structures, such as:

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An Accredited Master Builder

in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin

Craiger Custom Design specializes in unique, custom-built landscape and interior amenities and operates throughout the Chicagoland area and Southern Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1989 by Master Designer and Builder Craig Harthan. Craig takes a hands-on approach to every job he undertakes. Craig and his team will work tirelessly to bring the vision you have for your home into reality. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ Rating!

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Our Leadership Team


Craig Harthan: President / Founder

Craig has been the driving force behind the company since its incorporation in 1989. A true family man, Craig cherishes spending quality time with his three children. His passion for the outdoors is evident in his love for hunting, fishing, and beaver trapping — embodying the spirit of an adventurer who's willing to try his hand at any outdoor activity. When not exploring nature, Craig enjoys traveling across the country on his Harley, accompanied by his wife and friends, embracing the freedom of the open road.


Eric Hagen: VP Administration

Eric joined Craiger Custom Design in 2008, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. A devoted father of four, he values the moments spent with his family above all. Eric's love for fishing offers him a peaceful escape, while his passion for music defines his vibrant personality. He is an avid concert-goer, often found soaking in the sounds at music festivals. Beyond his professional life, Eric turns the tables as a DJ on nights and weekends, specializing in Chicago house music.

Joe Vestal

Joe Vestal: Field / Shop Manager

Joe has been a valuable member of the Craiger Custom Design team for four years, with over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry. As a father of two and a grandfather of six, Joe's life is enriched by family moments, whether he's spending time with his loved ones or playing with their two rescue dogs. Joe is an avid motorcyclist who finds his favorite escape along the country roads on his Harley.

Service Area in Chicagoland & Southern Wisconsin

Craiger Custom Design is your one-stop shop for all of your custom build project needs. Whether you are looking to make changes to the interior of your home or would love to have an outdoor oasis, Craiger has you covered. With a large service area, there’s no need to look elsewhere. In addition to having access to a wealth of  knowledge and experience, you can trust that our team will ensure your next project is finished with the utmost in quality and craftsmanship every single time.

We offer services to the following Illinois towns: Long Grove, Harvard, Lakemoor, Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Naperville , Schaumburg, Northbrook, Grayslake, Fox Lake, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, Winnetka, Wilmette, Barrington, Deer Park, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Round Lake, McHenry, Island Lake, Algonquin, Carpentersville, Pingree Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Highland Park, Vernon Hills, Inverness, Long Grove, Hawthorn woods, Lake Barrington, Huntley and more.

We offer services to the following Wisconsin towns: Burlington,  Lake Geneva, Elkhorn, Twin Lakes, Silver Lake, River Hills, Oconomowoc Lake, Wind Point, North Bay, Bayside, Elm Grove, Linton, Zenda, Williams Bay, Lyons, Fontana, Slades Corner and more.

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