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or Renovate?

We Design

  • Architectural Services
  • Interior Designs

We Build

  • General Contracting Services
  • Build to Suit
  • Preliminary Estimating
  • Permitting and Approvals

We Finance

  • Preliminary Feasibility Studies
  • Bank Reviews and Approvals
  • Optional Lease Backs

Northwest Indiana’s Premier Architectural and Construction Services Firm

Located in Valparaiso Indiana, Chester Inc. Architectural & Construction Services is comprised of a fully staffed architectural and project management team ready to meet your goals and desires. We are a full-service commercial and industrial construction firm that facilitates a design-build construction process for a more cohesive and efficient construction solution. Chester, Inc. serves the areas of Northern Indiana, Northwest Indiana, and South Suburban Chicagoland.

The Architectural and Construction Services division takes pride in working as hard as we can to compress construction schedules, and because of our attention to detail and efficiency, our project managers will keep costs within your budget.

You won’t find other commercial and industrial construction companies with such a long, proven track record of client satisfaction. So before considering another Indiana design-builder, call Chester Inc. first to find out how we can turn your ideas into realities.

The Chester Inc Design/Build Process

At Chester, Inc Architectural & Construction Services, we take the simplest approach to design-build construction. The seamless, team work method integrates both the architectural and construction process for a complete value-add to our customers and gives the owner a single contract and single point of responsibility. This reduces the need for multiple contracts with architects, engineers, contractors and construction managers.

The basis for collaboration is simple– owners, commercial architects, sales and project engineers gathering, sharing and creating, resulting in a more cost-effective, streamlined solution; turning ideas into realities!

After identifying the ideal solution, preliminary drawings progress into detailed design and schematics, the Chester, Inc Architectural and Services team will then collaborate to produce cost estimates. At the conclusion of this process, the owners will receive a preliminary project schedule and contract drawings used to construct a facility.

Commercial & Industrial General Contractor Services

Once the architectural design process begins, time will be saved by eliminating additional bid phases to select a general contractor. Furthermore, the Chester, Inc Architectural and Construction Services team will start prepping your job site while design progressions, and elements of construction can begin during the design phase. By overlying construction and design, the Chester, Inc team will deliver a timely build that makes the most well-organized schedules possible. You’ll still have a construction team, formidable subcontractors, vendors and all the same quality standards as you would in other methods, but the job will get done more quickly, efficiently, and adhere clearly to a defined scope with total accountability.

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You’ve thought about it. You’ve talked about it. You’ve dreamed about it. We’re here to help you do it. We’re here to bring your ideas to realities you never even imagined! Our in-house team of qualified professionals listen to our client’s needs with far-reaching attention and empathy.

You can be assured that every Chester, Inc Architectural and Construction Services project is performed with the utmost attention to quality, performance, and adherence to schedules and financial plan.

For over 75 years, our philosophy has and will remain the same; complete client satisfaction on TIME and on BUDGET.

“Having grown up in Valpo, and been back for the last 20 years, I’ve seen what Chester’s built in the market. We were looking for the best design/build firm in the area, a company that would take us from A to Z and give us the complete package. It was a no-brainer that it would be Chester.”

– Dave Brown, owner of Burke’s Outdoor Equipment


Chester Inc is ready to grow our architectural team as well as our design presence within Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas. We’re looking for a self-motivated, passionate Architect to be part of our design build team. As an architect in a commercial and industrial design build firm you will have the opportunity to work collectively on a wide variety of project types alongside many experience and talented team members.