- The Reserve One Homes motto. Reserve One is dedicated
to building homes with high specification levels and the value-added
features that discerning homebuyers seek. The company's objective
is to bring a wide variety of choices to the Chicago area
as well as to the northern Illinois homebuyer. Reserve One
works with its customers to implement their ideas. With Reserve
One's many customizing options, homebuyers can nearly design
their own home.
Based in northwest suburban Cary, Reserve One Homes was founded
in 1995 by Tom Loftus and Lisa Porter Loftus, two dynamic
individuals whose combined homebuilding experience exceeds
60 years. Each has unique industry knowledge, yet they also
combine talents to deliver excellent quality and value to
new homes and communities.
Lisa Porter Loftus' career began as a sales representative.
Her experience includes positions with several homebuilders
and selling all types of homes, which gives her insight into
homebuyers' needs. Prior to forming Reserve One, she served
as senior vice president of sales and marketing, managing
partner and board member for a major national builder. She
was responsible for all sales revenue, including supervising
the sales team, developing marketing activities and assisting
in product development. While overseeing the sales and delivery
of more than 800 homes annually, she also participated in
long- and short-term corporate planning. Lisa was also active
in several professional associations, including serving as
executive board member, secretary and treasurer of the Sales
and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of
Tom Loftus has participated in nationwide homebuilding for
more than 40 years, with an emphasis on the Chicago-area market.
His career began with a giant national builder. After many
years, and many key functions in several markets, Tom chose
to concentrate on high-quality, mid-range, single-family homes
in his native Chicago area. Twenty-nine years ago, he joined
a mid-sized Chicago company as president and partner. Prior
to forming Reserve One Homes, Tom was directly involved in
building approximately 400 homes per year. Tom's strong skill
in working closely with suppliers and contractors led to an
industry-wide reputation for maximizing efficiency, a strong
buyer benefit. His presidency of the Residential Construction
Employers Council further underscores his commitment to a
close, mutually beneficial association between the builder
community and its many suppliers and union contractors.
Reserve One has built homes in the Grayslake community of
the Preserves, in the Crystal Lake communities of Woods of
Wyndmuir, Wyndmuir Ridge, Walkup at the Park, and Terra Fields,
single-family and townhomes at Running Brook Farm, in Johnsburg,
as well as homes in Fox Lake at Vern's Landing and Duck-Lake
Crossing, and The Carriage Homes of Fox Ridge.