Next Generation Signature Homes

Our Vision

Building homes for families by families since 1961.

Our experience

Experience matters. No other Chicago area home builder can compare in terms of the depth of experience and staff. Your home is designed and built by a team who has decades of synergistically working together.

Our innovation

We continually strive to improve our award-winning home designs and construction capabilities to exceed today’s new home buyers expectations.

Our results

Over 10,000 single-family homes built throughout 46 communities.

Our commitment

The best possible home building experience for our homeowners for the best price in the most desirable locations throughout Chicago.

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Welcome to Signature Style! Welcome to Next Generation Signature Homes! Welcome to Home!

Next Generation Signature Homes, L.L.C., a private home building division of Next Generation Development, L.L.C., focuses on planning, developing and building new residential communities across the Chicago suburbs. Having built thousands of homes as a major Chicagoland builder since 1961 throughout some of the area’s most desired communities, the firm’s veteran team members possess a vast depth of market and construction experience. This expertise far exceeds that of most other Chicago home builders today and translates into building creative home designs in better new home communities throughout coveted neighborhoods. The result? Better designs, great neighborhoods and a higher overall value to you.

Next Generation Signature homes feature home designs that are as unique and versatile as our homeowners are. Each and every home design has been created by architects from around the nation’s top housing markets. Each dynamic floor plan offers a multitude of customization choices that will complement our homeowner’s diverse and unique lifestyles. In fact, we never end up building the same home twice. Expect to be pleasantly surprised with our unique design features not found in other new homes. Next Generation Signature Homes has designed these new homes for entertaining with friends, family, neighbors or just an intimate evening for 2! Flex rooms throughout the homes enable you to decide what you want to do with the space and how you will use it! We haven’t forgotten anyone in the family – we even offer optional pet quarters for bathing, dining, and napping!

Technology plays such an important part in all of our lives. We live differently in our homes than we did just a few short years ago. Next Generation Signature Homes understands this and has responded with our Signature Home Tech Package providing tech hubs, home operation centers and niches as well as the latest in today’s home connecting and security options.

We are committed to our planet and its environment and saving energy. The bottom line is a lower cost of energy usage of your Signature home. All Next Generation Signature Homes are constructed to an energy efficient whole house building envelope along with, home-healthy ventilation, house sealants, energy efficient lighting and mechanical functions. All homes are inspected and tested by a third party for air leakage to provide added energy savings. Our homes are healthier and comfortable with our fresh air intake system along with controlled upgraded ventilated exhaust fans.

The company was founded and led by James Hughes Senior who began building homes in Hickory Hills and the south suburbs with partner Jerry Wiseman. James Hughes, Jr., CEO of the company, has grown the family homebuilding business in neighborhoods established throughout Wheaton, St. Charles, Winfield, Naperville, Plainfield, Oswego, Aurora, North Aurora, Sycamore and De Kalb.

Next Generation Signature Homes is dedicated to helping its homeowners build the home of their dreams by making their experience the best possible; by building homes of distinction in prime locations, emphasizing superior quality construction, service and value.

“We are committed to exceeding your every expectation with consummate craftsmanship and outstanding service. Because your family is our family—and your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal.”