About Us 

At TRUE Builders, we place a heavy emphasis on the quality of our work. We stand by every project that we execute for our clients in the Chicagoland area. We offer both residential and commercial services, and we will personalize our projects to match your construction needs.

Our strategy is simple. We will plan our work to meet your vision and execute it to perfection. Following these steps, you'll receive the Built TRUE experience:

● Taking your vision to the next level: Built right. Built TRUE.

● Squaring up your plans with your needs: Built right. Built TRUE

● From blueprints to punch list, we keep your project true to your vision and aligned with your budget and schedule.

● Big projects don’t have to mean big problems. We stay true to your vision and aligned with your budget and schedule.

With our many years of experience in the contracting industry, we will plumb, level, and square every piece of work that we produce. Whether you want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or overall residential or commercial space, there is no better option in the Chicagoland area than TRUE Builder.

TRUE Builder — Built Right, Built TRUE

Meet Our Team

Christopher Krohe - CEO/Owner

Christopher Krohe - CEO/Owner

Chris prides himself on his role as the driving force and guide behind our business. It is his intention to run a company that balances faith and family, adheres to our core values, and constantly serves our clients and investors. For nearly 20 years, Chris has worked in the real estate and construction industries throughout Chicagoland. In that time he has executed hundreds of real estate transactions, built numerous construction projects, managed 100+ real estate agents and helped his clients reach their individual goals.

Chris is also dedicated to being a devoted husband to his wife, Meg, and a loving father to his 4 wonderful children. A resident of Western Springs, he continues to be very active in many sports, outdoor adventures, coaching, cooking and traveling. He has a passion for helping others and has volunteered at Hepizbah Children’s Association in Oak Park, has built houses for Habitat for Humanity, is an Elder at his church and is an active member on several committees and boards.

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Kathy Nelson - Operations Manager

Kathy Nelson is our Operations Manager, and after 20+ years of working in client-facing services, joined our KrohVan team, the True Builders parent company, in 2020. She has often been described as a Swiss Army Knife, because of all her capabilities, strengths and problem-solving skills. Kathy thrives in the world of processes, and as a front-lines employee of our team, she is likely the member you will talk to for everything in our office, including all bookkeeping and client selections.

Kathy grew up in Hinsdale and has worked in the community since she was a part of her parents’ family business – The Doings Newspapers – until it was sold in 1999. She is passionate about helping others in the community and welcomes the opportunity to help individuals and families with their residential and commercial dreams.

A person of many skills and interests, Kathy can often be found playing a round of golf and recently renewed her lifelong love of singing by joining the Midwest Crossroad Chorus, a Sweet Adelines chorus based in Joliet. She and her husband, Jim, have two adult children, Charlotte and Sam, along with their clowder of cats (Mycroft, Scout, Howl, Egg and Bella).