Homes By OTTO Video Feature

Tom Roeser, owner of OTTO Engineering, has earned national media attention by executing on his vision to save an entire neighborhood and restore a community.

This video was directed and produced by Jennifer Molina and originated at the American Express Open Forum website:

Winter House Hunting

Winter is no time to hibernate from your house hunt.   Frequently the best assets of a new home can be tested in the depths of winter.  

By monitoring winter from each room, you’ll get a good feel for the overall home temperature, potential drafts, condition and sound of the furnace as well as the general comfort of the house.   Your confidence in a home can be exemplified by extreme weather, giving a good indication that if you are comfortable now, then you certainly will be when the weather improves. 

The winter foliage, or lack of it, exposes piles, unsightly collections and neighborhood yards that may otherwise be hidden by trees, leaves and bushes.   

Real estate traffic subsides during the winter months allowing you to get the proper attention you deserve as you make one of life’s important decisions.   It is worth a look.   Gain a new perspective and perhaps find your dream home in a cold, yet comfortable, less competitive season.

Comfortable and affordable – Carpentersville is a great place to call home.

Dundee Township

The complete remodeling of older homes in existing neighborhoods is a growing trend in recent years and the Meadowdale neighborhood is a great example of how the buyer and the community benefits.

Mature trees and established infrastructure add value to a home and provide a comfortable environment to live.

Supporting this environment is Dundee Township, a beautiful established community with over 25 parks, 2 golf course and 7 recreation and administrative centers.

Surrounding the beautiful Fox River, Dundee Township is conveniently located a few miles from I-90 and not far from Chicago’s Metra providing direct arteries by car or train right into the heart of Chicago.

Comfortable and affordable – Carpentersville is a great place to call home.

Quality and Value

With an OTTO home, you’re buying into value that will  establish you and your family in a wonderful community, free of worry that an unexpected breakdown will cost you money.   All OTTO homes have brand new appliances, furnace, water-heater, roof, siding and electrical – guaranteed for one year after the purchase of your home.

People often think that buying a fixer upper will save money.   They underestimate the time, cost and adverse effects of living in a home that is being reconstructed.  OTTO homes provide quality renovations and appliances – built to last.   All OTTO homes are “move-in” condition.   Just like new.   Offering peace of mind as you build your future.

When looking for value in the Fox Valley, look at a Home By OTTO.

What is a Home By OTTO?

Every OTTO Home is a complete renovation, from the inside out. Our process begins with the removal of old drywall, plumbing and electrical systems. We conduct an extensive inspection to ensure there are no structural issues. We then install new plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems. OTTO Homes feature new appliances including refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher , garbage disposal and washer and dryer. From roof to siding, floors to windows, each Home By OTTO features energy efficient materials and very high quality workmanship.

Energy Efficiency

  • Exterior house wrap
  • Double-pane windows
  • Insulated attic and crawl space

New Exterior

  • Replaced roof with 30-year architectural shingles
  • Maintenance-free vinyl siding
  • Aluminum soffit and fascia

New Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Central air conditioning and heating system
  • Code-current electrical and plumbing, including GFI outlets
  • 40-gallon hot water heater