The Jacobs Companies has been a North Shore name for 81 years

  • The Jacobs Companies has been building custom homes in Chicago's North Shore for more than 80 years.
  • The company prides itself on being a "family company"
  • Keith Jacobs says that having the family's name on each home is proof of the passion and dedication

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Keith Jacobs For more than 80 years, The Jacobs Companies has been developing custom homes and communities in Chicago's North Shore. Keith Jacobs helms the business, following in the footsteps of his father, Marvin, uncle Joe, and his grandfather, Albert S. Jacobs. Having grown up on construction sites, Keith admits that the joy of walking through a completed project is still not lost on him. Inman spoke with Keith over the phone to talk about values, strengths and weaknesses, and current projects underway for The Jacobs Companies. What values and traditions did you see early in your career with Jacobs Companies, and how have they evolved over the years? What our values really are after 81 years, it's very old school to us, it's very family. Our values are really focused on family. Being a family business, and building homes for families. So, we treat each home that we build like it's for someone in our family. One of our common sayings here is "welcome to our f...