Since 1949, we have been building residential communities, golf course communities, mid-rise, high-rise, retail and office buildings throughout the Chicago area and Florida. Our high level of expertise and experience has made one of the premier builders. Some of our past projects are listed below:


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Northbrook Court Professional Office Plaza
This 74,000 Sq.Ft. medical and general office complex is located adjacent to the prestigious Northbrook Court Shopping Mall.

The Market Place, Lake Barrington, IL
A 33,500 square foot shopping center. This neighborhood convenience center provides basic services to members of the nearby Lake Barrington Shores golf course community and other area residents.
The Shops of Heatherfield, Glenview, IL
Located in Glenview, this 89,000 Sq.Ft. retail development features Panera Bread and Jewel-Osco.  Additionally, outlot includes 16,000 Sq.Ft of office including Bank.
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Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club, Lake Barrington, IL
The Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club is located inside the gates of the Lake Barrington Shores residential community.  This golf club is one of the finest in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Old Mill Woods - Lincolnshire, IL
27 Custom Homes adjacent to 70 Acre Nature Preserve in Stevenson School district. Located just minutes from I-94 and shopping. Home and lot from $1.3M.

Prairie Woods - Island Lake, IL
87 Lots in two distinct Semi-Custom communities, 60 Homes in the Meadows series on 1/4 acre lots and 27 Homes in the Arbor series on 1/2 acre lots.  On-site 1-acre park complete with a playground.

Heritage Ridge - Batavia, IL
Located in historic Batavia, this luxury townhome community features 82 homes built by one of the Midwest’s leading homebuilders, Kenneth James Builders. This community features townhomes with standard full basements, three bedrooms, first floor master suites.

Hawthorne Grove - Hawthorn Woods, IL
Stevenson High School and Fremont Elementary Schools service the children in this community of 52 luxurious homes on one-acre lots scattered across 110 acres of rolling, wooded countryside tucked into southern Lake County, Ill. Perpetuating the community's ambiance, characterized by open prairies, mature trees, wetlands and wildlife, nearly half of Hawthorn Grove will be preserved as open space punctuated by a rambling creek.

Timilick Tahoe - Truckee, CA - North Lake Tahoe’s spectacular new private golf and recreational community. Homesites and Duplex single-family homes.

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Lake Barrington Shores, Lake Barrington, IL
Lake Barrington Shores is a 520-acre adult oriented residential/recreation community featuring 1,360 luxury condominium units, an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, recreation/conference center, tennis facility and marina. Completed in 1990, it represents a unique combination of country charm and urban sophistication.


Oak Grove - Wauconda, IL
This 47 acre, 81 unit community located in beautiful Wauconda, IL, Oak Grove is one of our most recent completed community. Situated conveniently to major shopping and transportation, Oak Grove is your ideal new home.

Saddlewood, Wauconda, IL
Located on a former horse farm adjacent to over 59 Acres of protected wetlands, Saddlewood's 81 residents enjoy a quiet location with easy access to major shopping. This upscale community's unique site plan allows its residents the privacy and seclusion of a small country community.

Heatherfield, Glenview, IL
Situated within the North Shore, Heatherfield 45 acres features 70 cluster single family homes, 172 townhomes, 60 condominiums and 5 acres of commercial landscaped parks and open spaces offers its residents the rare opportunity to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, linked by paths and within walking distance to shopping and transportation.

Glenridge Meadows, Glenview, IL
This 12 Acre community features 37 cluster Single Family Homes. Thais community features mature vegetation where homes were neatly tucked away from the surrounding area. Working with the Village of Glenview, James assisted the village in establishing their first cluster home development guidelines.

Villas of Indian Ridge, Glenview, IL
This 23 Acre 60 townhouse planned unit development is situated within the Indian Ridge Community, a 272 single-family residences established in the early 1980s. This community reflects James' ability and willingness to work with their neighbors and to integrate the existing surroundings using their "build to the land" philosophy.

Hunter's Ridge, Grayslake, IL
This 50-acre, 125-unit, single family community was developed as a joint venture with a subsidiary of Cragin Federal Bank for Savings. The units feature popular traditional exteriors, contemporary features and amenities, an array of options and an ability to customize.
Walnut Hills, Bartlett, IL
Walnut Hills is a 72-acre, 143-unit, single family community situated on a heavily wooded site. Walnut Hills was planned and built to satisfy both the environment and the customer. Thus, Walnut Hills has become what is known as a "partnership with nature."
Aspen Grove, Wauconda, IL
This 31-acre, 67-unit, single family community is targeted to both the move-up buyer and the empty-nester. This community displays The James Companies' ability to develop affordable semi-custom homes.
Tangley Oaks, Lake Bluff, IL
Tangley Oaks is a luxury housing development on the 200-acre, heavily wooded former estate of of Philip D. Armour III. The $75 million development, begun in 1980 and also in partnership with Amoco Realty, included 172 single-family homes and 84 townhomes, and is a good example of the James' build-to-the-land philosophy: The wooded nature of the landscape was largely preserved, much to the benefit of the homebuyers and the environment.
Glenlake Estates, Glenview, IL
James has been very active in north suburban Glenview. One of their many projects is Glenlake Estates, 172 single-family and townhomes on 60 acres near Lake and Pfingsten.
Chasemoor, Burr Ridge, IL
In the late 1980's, James acted as development consultant for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in the development of Chasemoor of Burr Ridge, a 40-acre 192-residence community of townhomes, villas, and single-family homes in the western suburb.
1110 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois
This 74 unit complex was one of the finest 40 story condominium buildings to come on the market in 1972. These luxury condominiums, 2 per floor, set the standard for future condo development on Lake Shore Drive.

1630 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, Illinois
Built in 1969, on the Wilmette- Kenilworth border. This lakefront residence was the first co-op built in the old nomads land area of Wilmette. This is located across the street from the now famous Vista Del Lago shopping plaza. These 104 unit, 10 story building features all lake front views, heated outdoor pool.

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The Summit, Delray Beach, Florida
62 unit 8 story condominium located on the Intercoastal Waterway