Where Luxury and Comfort Reside.

We make your vision for modern, contemporary or traditional style come to life.

Plan Development

Savane can locate a property for the development of your dream new single family home. From there we will develop full plans to construct your residence. Competitive bidding and final negotiation with subcontractors will be performed in conjunction with the plan development. Our building knowledge together with our construction cost expertise allows us to advise clients on projected total project cost during the plan development phase.

General Contracting

Savane has put together a team of professionals that manage the construction project from start to finish – ensuring your home is build to the highest standards and is build on schedule. Savane also has subcontractors, professionals, and suppliers that can deliver the highest quality product at a very competitive price. All our contractors are formally rated on four dimensions of Workmanship, Cost, Schedule, and Customer Service and must meet a high standard on all scores.

Interior Finish Selections

Savane can assist you with interior finish selections including carpentry trim detail, tile alternatives, carpet, paint colors, and other design details. Whether your taste is contemporary or more traditional, you can work with Savane’s interior designer to customize the materials for the finishes of your home.

Green Construction

Savane Properties has been building sustainably since before it was fashionable – for your health, and for our environment. In fact, to show our commitment to being green, Savane has on staff both a L.E.E.D. Accredited Professional and a Certified Green Professional (CGP).

Smart Design is energy efficient while using eco-friendly sustainable materials. We not only have experience with these methods but also demonstrate the true financial payback to our clients of using efficient products and materials.

THE FOUNDATION OF SAVANE PROPERTIES

Building your home is our privilege.
Savane is committed to quality in all that we do.

Philosophy

The highest quality is Savane's standard. We work to exceed your expectations and build to last a lifetime.

Collaboration

Hand in hand partnership on every detail to build a home that is uniquely yours.

Style & Creativity

Savane works with you in realizing your own unique vision. Your home will be an expression of who you are.

Process

We are with you every step of the way, wherever you are in the process.

  • COLLABORATE

  • Define your vision and dreams
  • Set goals and budgets
  • Estimate provided
  • DESIGN

  • Architect provides schematic design options based on vision and budget
  • Revised estimate provided
  • Finalize building envelope and floor plans
  • Submit for permit
  • Drawings competitively bid to subs
  • Final quote provided
  • BUILD

  • Interior designer assists with materials selections
  • Savane coordinates trades for quality and timelines
  • Savane begins construction and inspections
  • Final inspection
  • Prepare for move-in
  • Home owner's manual provided
  • MOVE IN!

  • Savane customer service is there for you after your move to help with any final adjustments
  • COLLABORATE

  • Define your vision and dreams
  • Set goals and budgets
  • Estimate provided
  • DESIGN

  • Architect provides schematic design options based on vision and budget
  • Revised estimate provided
  • Finalize building envelope and floor plans
  • Submit for permit
  • Drawings competitively bid to subs
  • Final quote provided
  • BUILD

  • Interior designer assists with materials selections
  • Savane coordinates trades for quality and timelines
  • Savane begins construction and inspections
  • Final inspection
  • Prepare for move-in
  • Home owner's manual provided
  • MOVE IN!

  • Savane customer service is there for you after your move to help with any final adjustments
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John Morgan President

Background:

Began real estate development career in 1992 for United Airlines as corporate-wide manager of capital investments and improvements. John began developing residential multi-unit buildings and refurbishing single family homes in Chicago in 1997 when he conceived Savane Properties to bring superior homes to Chicago. He is also the son of an architect and brother to a carpenter and contractor.

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Mike Greco Partner, Senior Manager, Construction

Background:

At Savane, Mike is highly engaged in assisting clients with their home design and well as working in the field to translate the ideal into reality. Prior joining the Savane team, Mike was with Charles Vincent George Designs, Landrosh Development, and DeStefano and Partners in various project management design roles. His responsibilities included code/zoning research, planning/design, construction contracting, and client/consultant coordination for luxury single family homes, multiunit residential, commercial tenant build outs, and schools. Mike coaches tee ball and spending time with his young family on the weekends.

 

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Kevin Klinger Senior Manager, Architecture

Background:

At Savane, Kevin is highly engaged in assisting clients with the details of the home design and well as working in the field to translate the ideal into reality. Prior joining the Savane team, Kevin was with Airoom Inc., Landrosh Development, Fitzgerald and Associates, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in various project management design roles. His responsibilities included code/zoning research, planning/design, and client/consultant coordination for luxury single family homes, multi-unit residential, and commercial tenant build outs. Kevin is unfortunately a Packer fan. He enjoys spending time with his young family on the weekends.

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Scott Wilson Senior Project Manager

Background:

Nine years of experience previously as a frame and trim carpenter building single family homes and performing renovations for companies such as Lazzaronin Builders. Scott has been with Savane since 2004 as a Senior Project Manager for the field.

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Rich Hoagland Senior Project Manager

Background:

Rich has been in construction for over 15 years. Before joining Savane he was a construction manager for Impressionist Homes and Radic Construction. His experience spans from luxury custom single family homes to commercial construction.

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Forest Bahruth Senior Architect

Background:

Prior to joining Savane, Forest worked as a Project Architect for several well-known Chicago architecture firms such as Destefano + Partners, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Lucien Lagrange Architects.  He has worked on projects ranging in scale from small retail to high-rise residential both domestically and internationally. Forest enjoys playing his guitar, riding his bike and spending time with his wife and daughter on the weekends.

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Jean Louis Gonzales Senior Architect

Background:

At Savane, Jean is highly involved with helping families realize their dream homes, working with them from initial design concept to permit plans to final construction. Prior joining the Savane team, Jean worked for almost a decade with Orren Pickell Builders as a Project Designer for high-end custom residential homes in the North Shore area. Jean also spent more than a few days in the U.S. Marine Corps. Last but not least: Bear Down, Chicago Bears!!!

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Rodrigo Garcia Architect

Background:

At Savane, Rodrigo is highly engaged in assisting clients with their home design from concept to permit plans to final construction plans. Prior joining the Savane team, Rodrigo worked on a competition for Skidmore, Owens and Merrill for a mixed-use 90 story high-rise in China. Prior to this, he worked for Self+Tucker Architects. His responsibilities included design of retail, school design and mix-use residential. Rodrigo enjoys soccer, riding his bike and spending time with his wife on the weekends.

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Silvia Neyman Controller

Background:

Silvia has worked in corporate accounting with TransUnion Credit Corp and Blackman Kallick LLP as a public accountant. In 2005 Silvia started her own practice offering accounting consulting to small business in Chicago before starting at Savane in 2010.

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Ed Fritsch Senior Project Manager

Background:

Background: Ed had previously operated F & K Construction for 15 years. His experience includes customer service, project management, estimating, framing, finish carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical.

 

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Mike Ivanovic Senior Project Manager

Background:

Prior to joining Savane Properties, Mike was a Civil Engineering project manager for 5 years at Bono Consulting Inc.  Mike is a seasoned carpenter in remodeling for various smaller companies in Chicago.

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Kumayel Mojiz Contracting Manager

Background:
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Ruthie Stebbins Interior Design

Background:

Ruthie moved home to Chicago after receiving her BA where local fashion designer Jane Hamill introduced her to the world of design. Fashion design became interior design when Jane asked Ruthie to

project manage the build-out of the new space for the Jane Hamill boutique in Lincoln Park. After receiving her
BFA in Interior Design she worked for JP Interiors, working on high-end residential interior design and decorating. Those projects were located through-out the city, as well as across the country. Ruthie has been working with Savane since 2010.

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Sandy Wettig Customer Service Manager – Office

Background:

Prior to joining the Savane Team, Sandy worked for American Management Systems as a Project Manager. She has also been an independent consulting providing process improvement services. Sandy enjoys painting and photography.

John Morgan
President

Began real estate development career in 1992 for United Airlines as corporate-wide manager of capital investments and improvements. John began developing residential multi-unit buildings and refurbishing single family homes in Chicago in 1997 when he conceived Savane Properties to bring superior homes to Chicago. He is also the son of an architect and brother to a carpenter and contractor.

Mike Greco
Partner, Senior Manager, Construction

At Savane, Mike is highly engaged in assisting clients with their home design and well as working in the field to translate the ideal into reality. Prior joining the Savane team, Mike was with Charles Vincent George Designs, Landrosh Development, and DeStefano and Partners in various project management design roles. His responsibilities included code/zoning research, planning/design, construction contracting, and client/consultant coordination for luxury single family homes, multiunit residential, commercial tenant build outs, and schools. Mike coaches tee ball and spending time with his young family on the weekends.

 

Kevin Klinger
Senior Manager, Architecture

At Savane, Kevin is highly engaged in assisting clients with the details of the home design and well as working in the field to translate the ideal into reality. Prior joining the Savane team, Kevin was with Airoom Inc., Landrosh Development, Fitzgerald and Associates, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in various project management design roles. His responsibilities included code/zoning research, planning/design, and client/consultant coordination for luxury single family homes, multi-unit residential, and commercial tenant build outs. Kevin is unfortunately a Packer fan. He enjoys spending time with his young family on the weekends.

Scott Wilson
Senior Project Manager

Nine years of experience previously as a frame and trim carpenter building single family homes and performing renovations for companies such as Lazzaronin Builders. Scott has been with Savane since 2004 as a Senior Project Manager for the field.

Rich Hoagland
Senior Project Manager

Rich has been in construction for over 15 years. Before joining Savane he was a construction manager for Impressionist Homes and Radic Construction. His experience spans from luxury custom single family homes to commercial construction.

Forest Bahruth
Senior Architect

Prior to joining Savane, Forest worked as a Project Architect for several well-known Chicago architecture firms such as Destefano + Partners, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Lucien Lagrange Architects.  He has worked on projects ranging in scale from small retail to high-rise residential both domestically and internationally. Forest enjoys playing his guitar, riding his bike and spending time with his wife and daughter on the weekends.

Jean Louis Gonzales
Senior Architect

At Savane, Jean is highly involved with helping families realize their dream homes, working with them from initial design concept to permit plans to final construction. Prior joining the Savane team, Jean worked for almost a decade with Orren Pickell Builders as a Project Designer for high-end custom residential homes in the North Shore area. Jean also spent more than a few days in the U.S. Marine Corps. Last but not least: Bear Down, Chicago Bears!!!

Rodrigo Garcia
Architect

At Savane, Rodrigo is highly engaged in assisting clients with their home design from concept to permit plans to final construction plans. Prior joining the Savane team, Rodrigo worked on a competition for Skidmore, Owens and Merrill for a mixed-use 90 story high-rise in China. Prior to this, he worked for Self+Tucker Architects. His responsibilities included design of retail, school design and mix-use residential. Rodrigo enjoys soccer, riding his bike and spending time with his wife on the weekends.

Silvia Neyman
Controller

Silvia has worked in corporate accounting with TransUnion Credit Corp and Blackman Kallick LLP as a public accountant. In 2005 Silvia started her own practice offering accounting consulting to small business in Chicago before starting at Savane in 2010.

Ed Fritsch
Senior Project Manager

Background: Ed had previously operated F & K Construction for 15 years. His experience includes customer service, project management, estimating, framing, finish carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical.

 

Mike Ivanovic
Senior Project Manager

Prior to joining Savane Properties, Mike was a Civil Engineering project manager for 5 years at Bono Consulting Inc.  Mike is a seasoned carpenter in remodeling for various smaller companies in Chicago.

Kumayel Mojiz
Contracting Manager

Ruthie Stebbins
Interior Design

Ruthie moved home to Chicago after receiving her BA where local fashion designer Jane Hamill introduced her to the world of design. Fashion design became interior design when Jane asked Ruthie to

project manage the build-out of the new space for the Jane Hamill boutique in Lincoln Park. After receiving her
BFA in Interior Design she worked for JP Interiors, working on high-end residential interior design and decorating. Those projects were located through-out the city, as well as across the country. Ruthie has been working with Savane since 2010.

Sandy Wettig
Customer Service Manager – Office

Prior to joining the Savane Team, Sandy worked for American Management Systems as a Project Manager. She has also been an independent consulting providing process improvement services. Sandy enjoys painting and photography.

Our Team

Bringing together the right team at Savane is the single most important factor in delivering quality homes. We’ve brought together experienced, talented, customer service focused team members. With this diverse talent, I know Savane can deliver the best quality and process to build homes at the highest finish levels. As you read these bios you will see our team brings exactly the skills that allow us to meet this high-bar.

John Morgan
President