About

Sublime:
(suh-BLYME): adjective
Reaching new levels of quality and perfection unduplicated elsewhere; of such immense beauty that the viewer's breath is taken away, metaphorically speaking.

Sublime Homes is a family-owned and operated construction firm making its imprint across Northwest Indiana; from St. John to Valparaiso, and the communities in between.

In 2011, Sublime was founded by cousins Michael Graniczny and Brandon Raimondi. Michael’s creativity, determination, and passion for homebuilding was equally met by Brandon’s passion for business and accounting, as well as his giving heart. Since founding the company, Sublime Homes has had the opportunity to touch many lives through the construction of hundreds of homes, across the south suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Our team’s fanatical attention to quality and detail, combined with our exceptional workmanship creates homes with the highest quality standards that match function with aesthetics to achieve your Sublime Home. We take heart in bringing the definition of “Sublime” to life, which results in an investment that will far exceed the value of the sum of its parts.

OUR FOUNDERS

 

MICHAEL GRANICZNY, CEO AND FOUNDING PARTNER

For as long as he can remember, Michael (“The Builder”), has been in and around construction. As a teenager, he gained in-valuable hands-on experience by joining his father on job sites. At the early age of 21, and with only $5,000 to his name, Mike pursued his dream of becoming a professional homebuilder. As a sole proprietor and entrepreneur, and second-generation homebuilder, Mike grew his first company into a multimillion-dollar venture, providing quality homes to its clientele. Mike has been building homes since 2001 and had built many homes in the south suburbs of Chicago, prior to the great recession of 2008.

Now, with 20 years of building experience under his belt, Mike has emerged as one of the Nation’s bright young talents in the home building industry and was recognized as a Professional Builder’s Magazine “40 under 40” awardee in 2015.


 

BRANDON RAIMONDI, CFO AND FOUNDING PARTNER

Brandon had worked in various trades throughout his teen years. Those valuable years of experience in the field, and strong encouragement from his parents, helped Brandon recognize the importance of a college education. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1999 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting. Through a tenured year career as a CPA, he has risen through various industries to become a C-Suite professional.

In both 2010 and 2015, Brandon was recognized as one of the top “40 under 40” young professionals by the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce and the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

OUR GOAL AND VISION

Our goal is not only to build our clients a Sublime home, but to give them a Sublime experience as well. We want to offer our clients a home building experience that is personal, seamless and as stress-free as possible, which is why our vision as a company is to be systematically sound in all of our work. We believe that consistency is the key to building dream home after dream home, and we work diligently to implement efficient processes in order to achieve this.

Our company’s values align with this. These values are shared by each of our team members and are at the core of each of our decisions.

 

CORE VALUES

  • Practice fanatical attention to quality and detail
  • Be courageously creative
  • Act with the greater good in mind
  • Exhibit professionalism
  • Help first

 

 

OUR TEAM AND CULTURE

 

“It takes hands to build a house, but it takes hearts to build a home.”

 

From concept to completion, our team meets each client with compassion, expertise and guidance. From your initial interactions with our builder, in-house architect, and administrative team, to the thorough attention of our superintendents, selection coordinator, and accountant, we are there every step of the way to answer any questions that arise during the process of bringing every dream home to life.

The structural integrity of our homes is equally matched by the integrity of Sublime’s owners and staff. Our team is built of caring, humble, and innovative professionals with backgrounds ranging from accounting and estimating to architecture and design to construction management and communication. The members of our team are passionate about what they do and bring an extensive knowledge of building and practical design to each project through the use of proven processes.

As a company, we encourage professional and personal growth, and recognize the value of continuing education. Our team is built of members that are always willing to learn and deliver excellence daily. We believe that these values are key to offering our clients “sublime” value through every interaction that takes place.

THE SUBLIME WAY

Sublime Homes takes pride in being detail oriented, not only in the physical quality of our homes, but behind the scenes as well. Through continual research and feedback from our clients, we are able to create well documented in-house processes, that aid in bringing efficiency, consistency and harmony to each unique project.

 

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

With a range of well proven, efficient, and unique designs to choose from, and an in-house architect and selection coordinator, we have the ability to bring any dream to life. Our pre-construction team makes personalizing your home as smooth as possible by offering their expertise and guidance throughout the design phase, while simultaneously developing a price that reflects all of your wishes.

 

PRODUCTION

Our attentive production team then takes the reins on making your vision into a reality. Our superintendents will be your guide as your home comes to life and will closely manage your project to ensure that our Sublime quality standards are met. We also make sure to give our clients a front row seat to the “behind the scenes” construction of your home, through our project management software. This simple online system makes it possible to access all aspects of your project from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, any time of day.

 

WARRANTY

At closing, we provide our clients with a detailed Homeowners Maintenance Booklet which offers instructions on how to maintain your Sublime Home. As a Sublime Homes’ homeowner, you will also receive a one-year “fit and finish” warranty, beginning on your closing date, covering specific elements of your home.