Joe Townes and Garret Glaser started Townes Glaser Development with a unified vision, refined specialties and complimentary strengths.

Joe Townes

 Joe’s career in construction is as solid as his homes. Because he started out as a laborer for a general contractor on the North Shore, Joe knows every detail of the building process. He's grown his construction management experience with some of the most respected builders and developers of custom, single family and multi-family homes in Chicago over the past 20 years. A Chicago native, Joe’s passion for superior craftsmanship, loyalty to labor, trustworthiness and commitment to homebuyers and neighbors have made him an asset to Chicago’s housing industry. 

Garret Glaser

Listening to what customers are asking for and finding a way to bring it to market – while preserving communities and a neighborhood’s culture – is how Garret has grown Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Uncovering unserved segments of the market is how Garret generates excellent returns for his investors. Garret is a seasoned business executive with 20 years of marketing and business management experience for some of the world’s best known brands including Pepsi, Delta Airlines and Gillette. Garrett’s experience has taught him to focus on customer loyalty through quality, community and trust.

New Construction Homes – Remodels & Expansions - Multi-Family Residential


We get it. You are not just buying a house – you are buying a home to create memories for a lifetime.  Backed by our years of experience and commitment to building quality products, a Townes Glaser home ensures you are moving into a high quality home built with precise craftsmanship and the best materials.

We live where we build and our neighborhoods are our number one priority. Community is everything. We know the residents, the schools, the streets, the local businesses - the feeling of a neighborhood. And, we want to preserve it. Because we live in the City and in our Townes Glaser homes, we understand how Chicagoans live, both inside and outside their homes.

Our construction is thoughtful and so is our consideration of neighborhood construction as it is a delicate process. We are good neighbors during the entire building process and make ourselves available to concerns and questions to any neighbors from start to finish.