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.



  • ★★★★★ "Advance design studio did a terrific job for us. We really appreciated how easy it was to work with them on a complex project of the complete remodeling of two bathrooms. They very capably handled all the details from design to project management to construction. It is a great group of people to work..." Review from Mike H. in Barrington Hills, IL - Jan 05, 2018
  • ★★★★★ "Phenomenal ! They're the only ones we will be having work on our home in the future ! We were so pleased." Review from Catie H. in McHenry, IL - Dec 18, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Partnering with Advanced Design Studio for our Kitchen Remodel was a wonderful experience. The entire process was professional, yet warm. Scott Christensen guided us through the design and selection process with helpful advice, utilizing his design and practical experience to create a kitchen that..." Review from Heidi J. in hmjess@hotmail.com, IL - Dec 11, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "Here’s how good the Advance Design Team is...With Scott and the team from Advance Design, my wife won’t consider anyone else. I know that sounds crazy, but they are just that good!!" Review from Roger G. in West Dundee, IL - Dec 02, 2017
  • ★★★★★ "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
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