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Verseman Raises Bar on 
Luxury Homes in Cary

If there’s one builder that’s well-versed in the art of crafting upscale homes in Cary, it’s Verseman Development Company. You could even say that Verseman—which is preparing to finish its sixth new home community in Cary—has helped put the town on the map as the definitive suburban location to find a luxury residence.  

Indeed, co-owners Jeff Holz and Dan Verseman have constructed hundreds of luxury and custom homes in and around the growing Fox River suburb situated in the southeast corner of McHenry County since they founded Verseman Development more than a decade ago. Only Holz and Verseman don’t take the word “custom” lightly: they consider it a term as unique as the distinctive residences they build.  

“A builder that is truly custom will start with a blank sheet of paper,” said Holz. “Custom doesn’t mean offering standard home styles that can be ‘modified,’ or duplicating in any way a floor plan that has already been built. In our world, custom means completely original—crafting a unique home that reflects the buyer’s personality and tastes.” 

Just as its homes are each one of a kind, so is Verseman Development itself, added Holz.  

“It’s downright difficult to find a custom home subdivision that’s created by only one builder, not to mention a builder that is also its own developer. You usually see several custom builders selling homes in one location. But we’re now crafting our sixth new home community in Cary—Harvest Glen, which features only one-of-a-kind, Verseman-built residences,” said Holz.  

Cary has proved to be the perfect locale to grow Verseman’s business for several reasons, Holz noted. Cary offers quality schools, bountiful parks, clean, tree-lined streets, several shopping centers and convenient access to Crystal Lake shopping and Spring Hill Mall, a Metra station that takes commuters downtown in approximately one hour, and an emerging downtown area on Main Street.  

“Buyers choose Cary for the small-town charm and the neighborly community atmosphere,” Holz said. “It’s a quiet, tucked-away location where your home doesn’t look like everyone else’s, where your street and neighborhood has its own distinctive character and ambiance, and where your kids have wide open spaces to play in. Frankly, it’s the perfect town to build custom homes in.” 

Harvest Glen—located at the northeast corner of Three Oaks and Hickory Nut Grove Roads in Cary and featuring 94 homesites—is Verseman’s quintessential Cary community.  

“Like all our communities, Harvest Glen assimilates natural amenities like open spaces, ponds and parks perfectly with the streets, homes and infrastructure that comprise the heart of a vibrant neighborhood,” Holz said.  

“What’s more,” he added, “each Harvest Glen home is meticulously designed to blend in with its surrounding structures. Because the finished product is a seamless integration of homes that complement one another, it’s easy to take for granted how much careful strategizing and foresight that actually goes into the planning of one of our communities.” 

Verseman recently opened sales on its final phase of homesites at Harvest Glen. Many lots are wooded, and some offer picturesque views of the adjacent Fox River. Other sites back up to scenic ponds, recreational areas and preserved open space. Additionally, many homesites are amenable to walkout or English basements. Buyers can also select a homesite based on preferred orientation, such as an eastern exposure to face the rising morning sun.  

Base prices for a Harvest Glen custom home built from scratch start around $550,000, and home sizes begin at 3,000 square feet.  

Buyers looking to move into a new Harvest Glen home right away can purchase a two-story inventory home at 28521 W. Harvest Glen Circle, now available for immediate delivery at Harvest Glen. This home features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, family room, formal living and dining room, deluxe kitchen with granite countertops, double-access staircase, three-car garage, English basement, landscape package and 3,700 square feet, and is priced at $729,900 (all prices subject to change without notice). 

To visit Harvest Glen, take Route 14 (Northwest Highway) to Three Oaks Road, go east three miles to Hickory Nut Grove Road, then north one block to the Harvest Glen entrance in Cary. A fully furnished model is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call (847) 516-9277, or visit


VERSEMAN DEVELOPMENT   P.O. BOX 780   CARY, IL 60013-0780   (847) 516-9277