many builders lay claim to a tradition of old-world
craftsmanship, few companies have the personal story
to back it up. For Greg Werderitch of Werderitch
Construction, the family tradition goes back four
generations, to Austria. His great-grandfather,
Alois Werderitch was a Master Builder-A prestigious
title reserved for only the finest craftsmen.
With the next generation, the family tradition
crossed the ocean. Gregšs grandfather, also named
Alois, arrived at Ellis Island in 1922. In spite of
the skills he had learned from his father, it was
difficult for a newcomer to find work as a
carpenter, and Alois came to Chicago as an
ironworker on the Chicago subway system. Later he
worked as a superintendent for a large builder, and
he taught his son Louis, Greg's father, the family
trade of carpentry.
In 1962, Louis started his own business, building
custom homes in the Barrington and Palatine areas.
Greg began helping in the family business as a young
boy, and later worked as a carpenter for eleven
years until he started his own company, Werderitch
Construction, Inc., in 1984.
Like his great-grandfather, his grandfather and his
father before him, Greg Werderitch is a craftsman,
specializing in custom work and uniquely designed
projects. And also like them, he takes great pride
work, and in the strong relationships he has
formed with his many satisfied clients. His work can
be found in Barrington, Barrington Hills, Arlington
Heights, and Crystal Lake, where his company is
two brothers are also employed in the building
industry, and his son is showing interest in
carrying on the family trade. It looks like this is
one tradition that will continue into the next
generation, and beyond.