About Us

New Home Exteriors, Inc. (NHE, Inc.) is a full service carpentry contractor specializing in siding and associated insulation work serving the residential sector in the Chicagoland Area. Our firm was established in 1996. We serve the both the remodeling market and the new construction industry, completing work on single family homes along with multi-family apartment and hotel buildings. We specialize in LP Smartside and Trim, and have earned the coveted platinum installer Badge. We also install vinyl, aluminum siding and decorative metal wall panels. We blow-in insulation and air seal existing homes making them more efficient. We also furnish and install shutters and formed architectural millwork.

  • Steven Kruse has been a Union Carpenter and Business Owner of New Home Exteriors since 1987. He brings with him an abundance of experience on running and managing a business, as well as product knowledge and hands on application experience. Steven has been an integral part of the success of New Home Exteriors, winning the esteemed, VSI Award of Distintion as well as achieving Platinum Level with LP Smartside. Steven has continued to educate himself in a variety of construction fields. Steve is a Certified Green Professional, through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as well as a Certified Lead Renovator (RRP Rule). Steven was a representative for LP at several International Builders Shows (IBS) as an Installation Specialist, discussing the benefits of LP Smart Products as well as answering questions from contractors and suppliers. Steven has participated in several “How to Install” video for LP Smart Products. Featured on Lakeshore Public Television Built to Last episode 6, Steven was interviewed discussing a variety of sidings, including LP Products. Steven was given a wonderful opportunity to participate as the lead Coordinator for the exterior of the ABC’s television show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” Nashville Build. In which he managed the volunteer work force, while trouble shooting when situations arose. Steven is currently a Facilitator for the LP “Built to Last” program for preferred installers. In these sessions, Steven discusses proper installation of LP Smart Products as well as answering any questions they may have.
  • Robert Kruse is the company Secretary/Treasurer and oversees all aspects of the business. Robert has a background in Management as well as siding installation. He has been certified by the Building Performance Institute (bpi) as an Energy Auditor. He is certified in advanced air sealing techniques as well as combustion appliance safety. He has obtained his green building certification and uses this expertise to facilitate quality installation.

New Home is a family run business with both Robert and Steven on the jobsite providing production, quality, and service direction in their respective areas. This system of supervision provides control and quality on a consistent basis.

New Home Exteriors is dedicated to being the most knowledgeable, efficient exterior company in the market. With years of experience and our competitive pricing, we would like to help you complete your next remodeling project.

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847-875-8156, 815-529-2857

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