About Us

Ron Kalmer, about

History of Company

At RWK Custom Homes, we have the unique opportunity to serve home buyers with the personal touch of a small, local home building company, yet with the advantages that come with almost three decades’ of experience in all facets of residential construction: Site selection, new home design, energy efficiency, innovative contemporary features, and new home construction management. As President of RWK Custom Homes, Ron brings the extensive experience gained from over thirty-five years of service in new home construction.

Through the last 7 to 8 years Ron has developed three subdivisions, Clinton Hills Estates, Eastview Estates and the newest, Northridge Estates and continues to build some of the most premier homes in the area. Ron’s goal has always been to build a quality home, maintain customer satisfaction and to serve the communities throughout the Metro East.

Ron Kalmer, Our Founder

Ron Kalmer began his building career in 1975 with a small town contractor building single family homes. He completed the four year AFL-CIO apprenticeship program in 1979 and became a journeyman carpenter.

As the years went by Ron went into business with a partner in 1982 and remained in that partnership for eight years prior to starting his own company.

In 1990 Ron started his own company, RWK Building & Remodeling Co., Inc and specialized in building custom homes and remodeling. Here Ron continues to carry out his career and remains devoted in building quality homes.

Ron Kalmer, Founder, about

Trade Partners

Throughout the years that I have been in business, I have established relationships with numerous businesses and sub-contractors that I rely on for their expertise, products and services.

Aviston Lumber

New Baden, IL

Brefeld Plumbing & Heating

Trenton, IL

Kohrmann Brothers Masonry

Germantown, IL

Toennies Service Company

Damiansville, IL

Toennies Electric

Damiansville, IL

Fischer Lumber Company

Belleville, IL

Carlyle Abstract Company

Carlyle, IL

First County Bank

New Baden, IL

Quad County Redi-Mix

New Baden, IL

Markus Backhoe & Excavating Co.

Aviston, IL

Light-Brite Distributing Inc.

Trenton, IL

Goley Insulation

Dupo, IL

Litteken Plumbing Co., Inc.

Trenton, IL

Klein’s Brand Source Inc.

Fairview Heights, IL

Wilke Window and Door Inc.

Shiloh, IL

Strano Realty – Kehrer Team, Angie Zahn

New Baden, IL