Welcome To The Family

Where everyone has a seat at the table.

Silverthorne Homebuilders was founded by Jim Work in 2010, with the mission of offering more options for future homeowners while having some of the systems and efficencies of larger builders. Over the years, the company has grown through the generous word-of-mouth referrals from existing homeowners allowing us to expand into multiple communities, within two states. Silverthorne serves Chicagoland's western suburbs and expanded to the Quad Cities / Eastern Iowa area in 2015. Silverthorne most recently expanded to the Iowa City Corridor market in 2023.

With a commitment to relationships, quality materials and an efficient process has helped make Silverthorne one of the most established locally owned and operated builders in both Chicagoland and Eastern Iowa.

All Silverthorne homes are flexible in design and implementation is a commitment to our trailblazing nature and dedication to the customer. So whether you want to increase the size of a room or build your house around your piano, at Silverthorne we will work with you to make your dream home come to life.

Why Choose SIlverthorne?

We build YOUR home the way YOU want it, not the way the industry tells you to. We try to be as accommodating as possible to make your dream home a reality. We are able to accomplish this by staying connected, passionate, authentic and offering trailblazing features and construction techniques. 


We pride ourselves on being connected to our company, community and customers in order to provide a comfortable home buying experience. 


We are so passionate about our product that we build YOUR home, the way we have built our own. 


It’s pretty simple, we tell it like it is. No room for sugar coating here, what you see is what you get. 



We are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes and abilities, outdoing other builders in more ways than one. With a commitment to efficient construction, responsible purchasing, and the personalization of a new home, we build your home the way you want it, not the way the industry says it should be done.


We value relationships with our customers, the communities in which we build, and all who work for and with us throughout the building process. We believe in having a connection with those we build for, which allows us to deliver quality homes and help build a great community for our homeowners to grow their families. Unlike other builders, we care about the communities we build in, because we are a part of the community. 

We are committed to using local businesses first, resulting in an attention to detail and the quality of construction from those building in their own community. It’s likely you will meet these folks throughout the building process and see how they share the same commitment to relationships as the entire Silverthorne team.


Silverthorne has been committed to the community since the beginning; while many builders walked away from the area during a challenging economy,  Jim saw the need for the community to keep growing. One by one, he continued to build homes within the area to ensure the homeowners moving to the community received a quality home and the community didn’t suffer as a result of something out of their control.

That same dedication and passion lives within each member of the Silverthorne team. We take care of you as if you were a member of our family, because as soon as you walk through the door of a Silverthorne home, you become family. 


Authenticity brings comfort to your home building process and that is something we strive for at Silverthorne. A straightforward approach to building your home means you get the real and genuine answers that ensure your build lives up to your expectations.