About Breckenridge Homes

Breckenridge Homes was founded in 1998 with the goal to always exceed our customer’s expectations.  Ray Truelsen, CEO, has built and developed some of the most reputable subdivisions and homes in Illinois.  The areas include Long Grove, Barrington, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Winnetka, McHenry, Lake Zurich, and Arlington Heights. 

In 1998 Ray started to train his oldest son, Chris.  Chris began working for Ray at the age of 12 of cleaning job sites and was taught all aspects of the custom building and remodeling trade.  Chris’s broad experience was a reflection of his father’s ideals for having some experience and knowledge for every aspect of the home process.  

Chris now runs the field for Breckenridge Homes and is training his younger brother, Patrick. Patrick has been involved in the company since he was 14.  For the past 9 years he has been learning carpentry and experiencing the business world.  Patrick has become Chris’ right hand man. 

The family is involved 100% in each and every project. We are on the jobsite every day in order to reassure our clients, that our company’s philosophy is reflected in every part of your home.  The Truelsens believe this translates directly to the homeowner where cost is controlled, quality is insured and timelines are kept.  Our goal is to provide you with the best possible building experience while exceeding your expectations.

Ray A. Truelsen

Rays designs 90% of all projects that Breckenridge is involved in.  His 38 years experience in the building industry provides a solid foundation for any and all projects.  Ray oversees the sales and scheduling for our company. 

“It is our family name on every project, we will not fail.”

Chris G. Truelson
Vice President

Chris runs the day to day field and sale. Chris’s skills include framing, trim carpentry, siding, hardwood installation, and cabinetry.  Chris has been running jobs for our company for 10 years and has 20 years of experience in the industry. 

“We feel we have an advantage over most builders. We are not a general contractor, WE BUILD your house.”

Patrick C. Truelsen
Field Superintendent

Patrick’s day to day responsibility is to make sure all jobs are moving accordingly.  His skills include framing, trim carpentry, siding, hardwood installation, and cabinetry.  All of his hard work has helped him make the decision to use his talents helping his family’s business.