Newgard Team

Newgard Team


30 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093


At Newgard, we are committed to creating a new type of luxury residential construction company. We listen

and transform your vision into the home that you will cherish for years to come. Our focus is on the

needs of your family and the requirements of your lifestyle. We put our clients first. Our goal

is to build a long lasting relationship with you by translating your ideas into a beautiful home that

expresses your personality and style.

Our finished homes reflect our love of the construction process - leading-edge design, the

finest construction quality, and adding value to the surrounding neighborhood. We are not satisfied

with fine residential construction, we are always looking for what’s next.


In founding Newgard Custom Homes, Steve has capitalized on all of his past experience to create a new type of residential building company that puts the client first. Steve brings a client focused, highly organized and detail-oriented approach to building your ideal home. Steve’s ability to seamlessly guide clients through the custom building process and make the construction of clients’ dream homes into an efficient and hassle-free experience is what distinguishes Newgard from other residential home builders on the North Shore.

Steve made his career path into the custom luxury homebuilding business by way of Wall Street. Steve earned his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and then spent several years on Wall Street structuring and selling derivatives products. Steve also spent five years as a trader at a hedge fund where he successfully managed and grew the firm’s convertible arbitrage trading strategy.

In 2006, Steve made the leap from the financial industry to the luxury construction business by joining Heritage Luxury Builders. Steve spent seven years at Heritage Luxury Builders developing the luxury custom construction business at Heritage from the ground level. During his years with Heritage, Steve gained extensive construction knowledge by managing all aspects of Heritage’s construction projects, from the grass roots level to putting entire deals together. Steve’s responsibilities included managing all aspects of the company’s custom home projects, general business development, and building the Heritage Luxury Builders brand name through various co-marketing and sponsorship channels.

Steve is a licensed Illinois Realtor and is a member of the Newgard Team at @properties North Shore.


Victoria’s passion for art and eye for good design are what give Newgard homes their distinctive look and feel. Prior to founding Newgard, Victoria designed custom homes and guided customers through the selection process for nine years at Heritage Luxury Builders. Putting her extensive experience at Heritage and her studies in art and design at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago to good use, Victoria is in charge of interior design for Newgard’s custom homes. Victoria’s keen eye for impeccable home design and understanding of the needs of today’s modern family are valuable assets to clients making their own design choices.

Additionally, Victoria serves as Newgard’s legal counsel. Victoria served as general legal counsel to Heritage Luxury Builders from 2004 – 2013. Prior to joining Heritage, Victoria graduated from New York University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Judge Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. After completing her clerkship, Victoria practiced law as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for six years, working on various corporate, bankruptcy and litigation matters and as well as many pro bono litigation cases.

Victoria is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and a licensed Illinois real estate Broker and is a member of the Newgard Team at @properties North Shore.

Clients are saying:

"Steve and Victoria are warm and caring professionals who get the job done. Responsive to questions and knowledgeable about the are, they take the time to make sure things go smoothly. The home is top notch and your relationship with them lasts beyond the sale. Questions about the home after the purchase are always answered quickly. You can't go wrong with Steve and Victoria."

"Steve and Victoria are an amazing team to work with. They both are very trustworthy, knowledgable and have an extensive background in custom building and design. They listen to your wants, needs and suggestions. They provide great quality work in a timely manner and made the building process easy. We were so glad to have them bring our dreams to a reality. We highly recommend Newgard Custom Homes."

"From the beginning, Steve and Victoria have embraced us and our dream. We are particularly impressed by their notable combination of patience, integrity, experience, and high quality standards which distinguishes them from others. Without hesitation, we recommend Newgard to anybody who is considering home construction."

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