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Leaders in Hotel Construction and Development


Preconstruction Planning

Preconstruction Planning can make or break a hotel deal. We offer many services such as site selection, proforma and budget building, and brand selection that will make your project a success.

Design and Value Engineering

Construction Prices are on the rise, but that doesn't mean your hotel project is out of reach. Our cost savings methods are second to none, while still delivering the quality you expect from a world class builder.


Tight schedules, complicated projects, and tough markets are welcome challenges. When you have 30 years of hotel construction experience on your side, you can rest easy knowing your project is in good hands. 



Hillcrest Development, Inc. is a full service general building contractor, drawing on over 30 years experience in successfully managing and building over $250,000,000 in commercial hospitality and restaurant properties. Our strength is in our aggressive, dedicated belief that our company name is our commitment to our clients and their properties. Complicated projects, tight budgets, and short schedules are a welcome challenge to our company.

Our goal has always been to exceed Owner's expectations, especially in the Hotel Construction Industry. We will do more than just deliver a turn-key operation; we assist in obtaining financing for your project, finding management companies, purchasing FF&E, and providing legal support. We can even partner with you on a joint venture if you are looking for that one extra investor. Give us a call and find out how we can help you with your next development project.



Year Established


Projects Completed


Million in Hotel Development


Different Hotel Brands




Al has been the president of HDI since he started the company in 1974 and has supervised the construction of over 120 construction projects, most of which are hotels. He is in tune with hotel market conditions and is continually attending and participating in conventions and forums in the hotel industry. Al works with all departments to coordinate the construction of every project and is the main point of contact for all investors.


Rich is the Project Manager for HDI, bringing 30 years of experience in construction to the company. He oversees all hotel construction projects to ensure they stay on schedule and within budget. 

Construction Manager

Brian handles the early phases of Development, including working with architects, municipalities, and civil engineers. Brian is responsible for developing the Owner's Program and is a primary contact for Owners throughout the Development Process.

Construction Coordinator

Caleb assists owners in obtaining financing, market research, and other development needs. Caleb is also our General Counsel and stays up to date on legal issues surrounding the construction and hospitality business. 

General Counsel

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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 815-288-4663 or fill out the following form

Head Office

1315 Franklin Grove Rd., Suite 110

Dixon, Illinois 61021


Additional offices in Austin and Indianapolis


To apply for a job with Hillcrest Development, please send a cover letter together with your resume to To bid on a project, contact Brent Corey. 

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