About Us

Lady Builder Shops offers a collection of carefully curated furniture, decorative accessories and unique gifts hand-picked by our team for their comfort, character and color. After 16 years of building award-winning custom homes (www.thomashomesofhinsdale.com) the team behind Lady Builder Shops launched a website to showcase their most favorite items, selected over years spent searching for the right chandelier, carpet, paint color and throw pillow to bring a newly built home to life. Our goal is to create a place where shoppers can find special items that will enable their home’s design to reflect a thoughtful and inspired collection of pieces that express taste and personality.At Lady Builder Shops, we seek to help you make your house a home.

Judy Linn

The founder of Lady Builder Shops, Judy launched her building company, Thomas Homes, in 1997 and has been building and designing award-winning, high-end custom homes in the Chicago area ever since. Inspired by the beautiful items she encountered in her work, Judy launched Lady Builder Shops to create a collection of her most favorite pieces. As a mother of five, Judy’s specialty has been her ability to design a space that is not only beautiful, but functional and comfortable for her clients and their families.

Jadwiga (Jay) Wasilewski

Jay joined Thomas Homes team seven years ago as the company’s project manager and executive design assistant. In the years spent working on homes of various styles, Jay developed a discerning eye for quality pieces that have both durability and flair.

Megan Linn

New to the Lady Builder team, Megan brings a transitional, contemporary eye to the table, balancing the group’s more traditional skew with design ideas that appeal to the modern homeowner and the young mom.