Robert Weinstein, President of Birchwood Builders, started the company in 1999 after a successful 20-year career in investment banking. Fascinated all his life by architecture, construction and the building trades, Robert decided to change careers to pursue his dream of building. He brings to the Company a burning passion for building, a strong financial and business background, and a commitment to getting the job done right.

Birchwood Builders is a custom builder handling projects ranging from large custom homes through small renovations and
remodelings.  We do not build spec houses—our value added is as a general contractor, not a developer. We want to be chosen because of our abilities, not because we own desirable land.

In Robert's prior career he was responsible for organizing and executing multi-billion dollar corporate financings and mergers and acquisitions. Like a building project, these assignments were long-term, required great care, organization and advanced planning, and needed the assistance and coordination of many parties to be completed successfully completed. Robert brings the same intense commitment and approach to building homes.

Robert is personally involved in all aspects of our construction projects. When possible, we prefer to get involved as early as possible in the process to be a resource to the design professionals. If you would like, we can offer an integrated design/build service.

Once construction commences, Birchwood Builders is intimately involved, supervising, planning and monitoring all aspects of the project. We are on-site every day that work is progressing to minimize mistakes and address questions as quickly as possible. Our clients, their architect and suppliers always have immediate access to us to discuss issues on timely basis.

Robert also brings a unique perspective to building having built his own custom home. Before starting Birchwood Builders, Robert and his wife Nancy built their own custom home. They designed the house with their architect and hired a builder to construct it. Going through this process before he personally became a builder gives Robert a unique insight into the perspectives of both an owner and a builder.

If Robert were to come back in another life he would want to be a carpenter. In the meantime his “semi” skilled labor is occasionally employed at Habitat for Humanity, Lake County


 "Robert (shown at the right) in a publicity poster used by Habitat for Humanity, Lake County."