What Do We Do?

Custom Homes

Choosing someone to build your next home is not a decision that is taken lightly. In construction, trust is the most essential resource that any company can build. We understand this and we will work closely with you to ensure that your dream home can, and will become a reality. Our experience with the most modern building materials and methods will not only give you peace of mind, but a home that will be beautiful, cost and energy efficient as well.


We are the premiere remodeling company with a full range of architectural, construction, and design services. Our team of construction professionals, engineers, and top-rated designers are committed to a mission of creating the home of your dreams.


Finishing your basement can be much more than just increasing your living and storage space. Your finished basement can become an entertainment space, a home theatre, an exercise room, the kids' playroom, a home office, or all of the above! Our careful planning of lighting and design elements will make your finished basement an attractive, comfortable and useful area of your home that makes the most of the space you have. Checkmate can finish or remodel your basement into the space you have dreamed of!


If you have a new office suite ready to be tailored to your needs, we have the management team that can get your job out of the ground quickly. We work efficiently to focus on meeting your tight deadline, cost monitoring and quality control.

Who are we?

About Us

Take a closer look into our amazing team. We won’t bite.

President and owner Earl Moesch started out in the construction business in 1988 as an interior trim carpenter working on luxury custom homes around the Naperville area. It was not long before Earl owned his own trim carpentry business where he personally trained novice carpenters into skilled craftsman. Personal pride, long hours and a will to succeed lead to outstanding results and thrilled customers.

Working for other builders opened Earl's eyes to the opportunity to fulfill a lifetime dream of stepping above and being at the top of his game in the construction business. It was at that time that Earl knew he could build better quality homes, and by streamlining his operations builds them at much better prices, so in 1994 he started Checkmate Custom Homes.

With his great eye for detail in every stage of construction, it did not take long to build an outstanding reputation for Checkmate. Earl is an early riser by nature and personally supervises every aspect of the building process. You will not find that with most builders. Quality, service and attention to detail placed Checkmate at the head of the class amongst the competition.

What Are they Saying?

So you want to see our work.


Our portfolio of exceptional work will inspire you to make your dreams a reality.

Who do we hang with?


Our affliations inspire confidence.

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Morris IL




Monday - Thursday: TBA
Friday: People work on Fridays now?
Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment.
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