Innovative Custom Homes Since 1979

Autumn Homes, Builders of innovative custom homes, builds on decades of experience to provide our clients with not only the highest quality home, but also a great home building experience. We specialize in forming a partnership with our clients to bring their vision to reality. Our refined process, the diligence of our people and the dedication to our product sets us apart from the rest. Having served Naperville and the surrounding areas we are proud to have completed over 400 custom Homes. Contact Autumn for your next custom home build to see firsthand why our customers have made Autumn Homes their builder of choice.

Our Process

With over 35 years of experience as a custom homebuilder, Autumn Homes has developed a refined process that begins with the Planning stage, continues to Customer Selection, and progresses to Building.

Customer Selections

The great part about building your custom home is being able to make every selection uniquely your own. Between interior and exterior items there are dozens of selections to be made by the client. Our chronological selection process guides you through each design aspect in an order that reflects our build timeline. Additionally, you will meet with professional designers each step along the way who will ensure your vision becomes a reality.


Whether you have a plan in hand, use one of ours, or would like to make modification to an existing plan, we use our decades of experience to ensure the design fits your family’s lifestyle and is tailor suited to your needs. Through a series of line drawing and client revisions, we hone this plan before taking it to full architectural drawings ready for building permit submittal. As a builder of more than 400 custom homes, we’re able to offer insight, as well, to ensure the home meets our client’s expectations and dreams.


Quality has always been the cornerstone of Autumn Homes. Our attention to detail and strict contractor supervision ensures that quality is delivered with every new home we build. To keep our projects on time we use construction based software that gives our clients a clear calendar of how things are scheduled to progress. Additionally, we are always available to meet our clients on site at any point of construction to guarantee the final product matches their vision and exceed expectations.

Our Product

At Autumn Homes we are committed to customer satisfaction and dedicated to building to the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship. Every Autumn Home is built to meet our strict standards for Quality, Performance, & Craftsmanship.


Quality is the cornerstone of Autumn Homes. We use only the highest level of materials in each and every one of our builds. High strength concrete, premium Canadian lumber, and American steel are just some of the components that make our homes the highest quality available. Additionally, our process, coupled with strict quality control points, give our customers lasting peace of mind in their home and investment.


Performance of our homes begins with the materials we use. Starting with tight framing and house wrap weatherization, 30+ year architectural shingles, to energy rated windows and doors, the entire home package is built to stand test of time. Every Autumn Home is run through a computer model prior to construction that accurately pairs the home and its unique layout to the type and size of Furnace and Ac units required. Mechanically you’ll find all of our homes features 92% or better furnaces and 13 SEER Air conditioners. Couple this with a high level insulation package and you’ll find our homes are cost effective throughout all four seasons.


Craftsmanship is a virtue that’s been instilled across two generations at Autumn Homes. We take a great deal of pride in every new home built, and expect the same of our contractor partners. We also use the same team of contractors on every one of our builds, with some working relationships lasting as long as 30 years. We love what we do and we make sure that is reflected in every project Autumn Homes completes.

Our Team

Bill And Marla, Founders

Founders, Bill and Marla Zenger, have spent their entire careers in the home building industry making Autumn Homes one of the area’s most iconic builders. Though still active in the business, they are extremely proud to have their two sons, Christian and Tyler, on the Autumn team.

Christian, Sales & Customer Relations

Having grown up in the building business, Christian’s love for design and construction was fostered at an early age. Upon graduating from Naperville Central High School he went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin Whitewater. After college Christian gained valuable experience working as a production manager in the marine manufacturing industry. Having returned to the family business, he now works in many aspects of the company including new sales development and customer relations.

Tyler, Field Manager

From a very young age, Tyler envisioned himself working in the family business. He worked part time as an assistant superintendent during his years at Naperville Central and through college. He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Western Illinois University. He started his career, literally from the foundation up, working in the commercial concrete industry. Tyler now serves as our construction superintendent working closely with both tradesmen and clients throughout the build process.