Dreamhouse, Ltd., a firm focusing on custom residential architecture, was established in 1993 by Gene Newman, a member of the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA). Gene has always possessed a keen interest in the design of single family homes. Like architects generations ago who learned their profession from the ground up by actually building, Gene began his career by serving a four year apprenticeship and becoming a journeyman carpenter. As a carpenter, he worked on a variety of homes from production housing to hi-end luxury residences. This experience enabled him to move on to the next phase of his career by forming Dreamhouse Builders, Inc. in the fall of 1980. Dreamhouse then served as general contractor to custom homes and additions throughout the west and southwest Chicago suburbs.

In 1987, Gene entered the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture. While attending U of I, he also worked for an area residential architect. Gene was awarded a bachelor of Architecture degree in 1992 and went on to obtain his Illinois Architect's license in 1993. Gene's blending of disciplines has given him nearly thirty years of experience in residential design and construction as well as a sharp eye for good design that works.