Tom Vespa, co-owner of Legacy Group, says some of his earliest memories are of being on construction sites, doing whatever his father and grandfather, who were in the business of building homes, wanted him to do.
“Building high quality, custom homes is in my blood,” Tom says. “We are a family of home builders. This is what we do,” he adds.
After working on several project sites throughout his teens, Tom studied construction management at a local college. “Because I spent so much time on site, I had enough expertise and experience to be a foreman at 18,” Tom explains. “The actual hands-on construction has always appealed to me more than anything.”
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Tom has built more than 500 custom homes throughout Indiana and Illinois throughout his career.
Tom is on site nearly every day during the construction of a new home. He is known for his attention to detail and knowledge of the marketplace. The key to his success is treating each and every client like family.
“I want to build a quality home that reflects my client’s unique needs and personality,” he explains. “And, I want every client to be 110% satisfied.”
Tim Pisarski is Tom’s partner and happens also to be his Uncle.
“My Dad Joe was a home builder and real estate agent for most of his career,” reports Tim. “I started out sweeping construction sites at 12 years old and have been around home building for most of my years since,” he adds.
Tim received his degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University. After graduating from college, he had some difficulty finding work in finance and asked his Dad if he could come work for him.
“I remember him telling me, he would see what he could do,” Tim remembers. “He came back to me a few days later after talking with his partners and let me know that I was hired. I have been building homes ever since,” Tim reports.
In 2003, Tim retired from construction but came back in recent years after being approached by his nephew to partner with him to form Legacy Group. “Home building is our family legacy, hence the name Legacy Group, so it just made sense to come back.”
Tim’s specialties are designing floor plans that optimize use of space and energy efficiency, site planning and initial foundation and framing. “I like to get my hands dirty,” Tim says. “Once the drywall starts, that’s where Tom takes over.”