About us


Welcome to ADV Companies. We’re committed to providing you with the very best construction services. With years of experience improving homes and facilities, we combine skilled craftsmanship with good old-fashioned hard work, dedication and honesty, to give you (and your project) the attention and care you deserve.

Founded in 2009 by Carlos Navas, our company has come a long way from its beginnings. His passion for quality construction work drove him to start ADV Builders, that specializes in general construction; and his wish to foster physical activity in today’s society (especially children) was the driving force behind ADV Sports Builders, which focuses on building safe play spaces to promote healthy recreation through sports. (To learn more about our beginnings, click here)

ADV Builders/ADV Sports Builders is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), fully licensed and insured, serving customers all over the Chicagoland area.

You tell us your ideas and we’ll bring them to life. We will assist you from beginning to end; whether you want to expand or update your facility, you are looking to remodel your home, or you want to have a game court built, you can trust us to get the job done right.

Contact us today for a consultation, and we’ll find the best way to make your dream project a reality.


Carlos Navas

Carlos is the President of ADV Companies. His career in the construction industry began in Colombia, his native country, when he obtained his civil engineering degree in 1985 and started his first company in 1992; after he and his family moved to the US he set out to start his own company here. Carlos has over 30 years of experience in design and construction management under his (tool)belt, and a special passion for finish carpentry. He oversees every aspect of the companies and is in charge of bidding, estimating, and supervising of all construction projects we carry out, with the consideration and attentiveness that characterize him. He has been married to his wife, Amanda for over 25 years , they have two daughters: Claudia and Camila, and an energetic husky, Izzy. His hobbies include bike-riding, hiking, playing sports, and most of all, spending time with his beloved grandchildren Diego and Violet. 


Claudia Navas

Claudia is the Office Manager for ADV Companies and Carlos’ oldest daughter. She has been in the construction industry for over 6 years but has a lot of experience thanks to Carlos sharing his knowledge with both of his daughters. Claudia has been handling the office duties, bookkeeping, marketing, and customer service (among other things) since ADV’s beginning in 2009. She has been married to David for 7 wonderful years and they have 2 amazing children: Diego and Violet. Both families get together regularly, especially in the summer for backyard cookouts.

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