Our Story

The Story of Advance Design Studio

The Jurs family has been part of the fabric of the small Illinois farming community of Gilberts since the turn of the century, with Jurs family business spanning eleven decades in the original building where Advance Design Studio resides.

Todd Jurs founded the original company, Advance Builders, Inc. in 1992, performing renovations, additions, and new home construction around the Northwest suburbs of Chicago successfully for a decade.


In 2002, Todd and Christine Jurs combined their talents and launched the newly revamped company; Advance Design Studio, Ltd., instantly serving up a much wider range of remodeling services that included in house design and product sales.

As they developed the new company, Todd and Christine did so with the distinctive goal that successful remodeling should not be an elusive process reserved only for the privileged. Having been a general contractor for many years, Todd experienced firsthand the disconnect that occurred between designers, homeowners, and contractors – and saw the negative impact the traditional industry approach had on his clients.

By design, the new company culture emerged directly from real project experiences of the founder himself. Clients could now reap the benefits of a fully integrated remodeling process from preliminary design and budgeting, client education and product selection combined with construction and project management, conveniently all under one roof.

Today with our talented team and our successful project process affectionately referred to as Common Sense Remodeling, you can have a fully customized, predictable and positive remodeling experience free from the headaches of traditional remodeling. Just ask our Happy Clients and they will tell you; we’ve made the process of renovating your home personal and fun, the way it should be.



  • ★★★★★ "Overall it was a very positive experience. Home design can be scary with so many average companies out there. Advance went above my expectations. We plan to use them again in the future." Review from Carolyn M. in Barrington, IL - Nov 13, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Outstanding customer service!" Review from Larry G. in Palatine, IL - Aug 28, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "This was our second remodel with Advance Design Studio. We are very happy with their work. We would highly recommend them to anyone in the area." Review from Barb W. in Hampshire, IL - Jul 24, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Advance Design Studio put a second story addition on our home. We were able to live in our home during the renovation. We were AMAZED at how smoothly the project went. The crew is prompt, efficient, professional and as nice as can be. We have recommended Advance Design Studio,Ltd to many people...." Review from Debbie B. in Algonquin, IL - Jul 17, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Advanced Design was great to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a home improvement project. They took the time at the beginning to understand our needs, budget, etc. and also helped us throughout the project with any change orders to stay in line with the upfront requirements...." Review from Mike C. in Lake Barrington, IL - Jun 30, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Advance Design Studio, Ltd. provided us with excellent service, and we definitely will be working more with them in the future." Review from Kim F. in Bull Valley, IL - Jun 15, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They surpassed my expectations as a contractor." Review from Dauma . in St. Charles, IL - May 25, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "They did a wonderful job, were thorough, knowledgeable, helpful, respectful of our home, and we would use them again. We would totally recommend them." Review from Ange G. in Hoffman Estates, IL - May 17, 2017
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