Quality homes

At Nelson Builders, we strive to be the premiere, low-volume, custom builder in Central Illinois specializing in custom finishes at an affordable price. In addition to our on-trend designs, all homes built by Nelson Builders are designed to earn the ENERGY STAR certification for new home energy efficiency and the EPA Indoor airPLUS certification for air quality, bringing cost savings and comfort to you, the homeowner.

We have been building homes for nearly 40 years in the Central Illinois area and we are known for our quality and attention to detail. Our reputation is on the line with every home we build and we won't let that be compromised. We welcome you to put our design/build expertise to work for you and make your new home dreams a reality.

Floor Plans

Our Work

Let us create your dream home from the ground up with artistic design and passionate attention to detail.

Wagon Trail Custom


Whisper Modern


Foyer Fireplace


Industrial Farmhouse


We go well beyond the codes of today, helping to make sure you have a home that is not only beautiful, but comfortable.


We use only the best materials and the latest innovations in building science to bring you a home of the highest quality. This is evident by our commitment to build only 100% Energy Star Certified new homes.

About Us


We realize that trust is the foundation of any strong relationship. At Nelson Builders, we work daily to cultivate that trust through our actions, not just words on a page.

Why Us

We are always pursuing knowledge, making sure our homes are built to the highest standard, ensuring your new home will last for generations.


We are committed to the concept that there can never be enough communication. Building a home is an incredibly personal experience and we want to share in that journey by helping to provide the most open communication possible. Whether it is through our partnership with BuilderTREND, a cloud-based construction management platform, or our weekly site meetings with our homeowners, we strive to make sure every concern is addressed before it has the chance to tarnish your overall experience.