About Us


Stunning Homes & Impressive Spaces

At Stratum we work hard to provide the support and direction to deliver a product and experience that exceeds your ultimate vision.  From humble beginnings to grand projects, our team has built our successes by creating a company with a reputation for quality, value, and client satisfaction. Our hands on approach, continuous collaboration, and direct interaction with our clients has set us apart as an industry leader.  Year over year, our client base continues to grow as a result of referrals from our customers.  And we take pride in that.

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Our Values

SB was established in 2011 as a joint venture between father & son. As a collaboration of talents and experience in both commercial and residential fields, the two have created a firm that has a broad focus with concise values:


Talk, email, text. We are constantly interacting with you before, during, & after project completion to ensure complete transparency and satisfaction.


Our ears are open. We listen to your objectives, needs, and future growth requirements in an effort to help you make the best investment for your home and business.


Hard work pays off. We build quality buildings and spaces that exceed your expectations and stand the test of time.

Our Founders

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Michael Walczak

Michael is an award winning builder.  Having built, remodeled, & collaborated on some of the most coveted properties in Chicago, Michael continues to push the limits to consistently deliver exquisite custom homes and commercial builds.  As a 3rd generation builder, he continues to innovate with his vast market knowledge.  Michael graduated from The Boston University Questrom School of Management with degrees in real estate finance & entrepreneurship.  He resides in Wicker Park with his wife and 3 children.

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Stanley Walczak

Stanley has been building in the City of Chicago for over 40 years, remodeling over 2 million square feet of commercial space and building hundreds of units and dozens of homes. Stanley brings a wealth of experience to the business.  His ability to scale, manage, and oversee projects from start to finish is invaluable to Stratum’s success.  Stanley graduated from PS in Poland with a degree in engineering. He resides in Bucktown with his wife.