About Us

Amy Capista

Amy attended the University of St. Francis in Joliet, majoring in Marketing & Communications. She began her career in the homebuilding industry, 28 years ago...

John Major

John started his career with some of the finest family homebuilders in the industry. His extensive experience spans over 20 years in the homebuilding industry.

Core Homes is one of the most successful and respected new home building companies in the Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, Shorewood and Channahon areas. For over 25 years we have been dedicated to building new homes in the Will County, Kendall County, and Grundy County areas that are a superior blend of architectural design, quality craftsmanship, and attention to detail. We constantly challenge ourselves to build the best possible new home, with the right features and materials, at a price our homeowners can afford.

Core Homes came into being after 25 years of working with Phoenix Development, the premier new home builder in the Will County, Kendall County, and Grundy County areas. Core Homes was started as a new phase in new home development in the Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, and Shorewood areas, but with a focus on continuing the tradition of building quality, single-family homes, with a new twist on becoming the most energy efficient homes in the area.

Rich in work ethic and strong in character, Core Homes has cultivated a lifetime of exposure to real estate and new home construction, to become one of the strongest, most reliable homebuilders. Core Homes has been giving homebuyers “Altogether More”… More experience, More impressive architecture, More outstanding features, and More rewarding lifestyles in desirable locations throughout the Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, and Shorewood areas. In short, you Get More with Core!

Today, Core Homes continues a legacy of delivering altogether more through their highly credible detailed approach among new homebuilders in our area. Core has earned the respect and admiration of their peers, their subcontractors, as well as the confidence of hundreds of families who come home to a Core home every day.

When looking at new homebuilders in the Joliet area, you will have many new home builders and communities in which to choose. We encourage you to visit other new homebuilders and compare them to Core. From the feel of our neighborhoods, to the attention to detail, both inside and out, Core delivers when our customers tell us their new home and neighborhood continue to look great year after year, standing the test of time. We call this approach “Building for enduring value, and for your long term enjoyment and satisfaction.”

The two founders, John Major and Amy Capista, started Core Homes with the belief that they could offer Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, and Shorewood homeowners the professionalism of a large company with the local knowledge, responsiveness, and flexibility of a local new home builder. Over 1,400 satisfied homeowners later, Core Homes has become one of the area’s most successful and respected builders.

When considering a new home builder, you want to be confident that your new home fulfills your dreams as well as your needs. In order to accomplish this, we offer a wide selection of homes, and are able to customize them to reflect your personal style and perfectly fit your family’s needs, while still remaining affordable. It is a balancing act that requires knowledge, experience, and attention to detail. We believe that this extra effort results in superior quality new homes with elegant elevations, thoughtfully designed floor plans, quality materials, and excellent craftsmanship.

With that in mind, we feel uniquely qualified to serve your family. We believe building a home is a lot like raising a family. What you get out, depends on what you put in. That’s why we are consistently “Investing in the community where we live.”