Home Builder Team

Yolanda Schachter is the President of Alco Construction Co. A Chicago native, and second generation custom home builder, Yolanda brings more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, home design, commercial construction, home building and remodeling. Yolanda, began working with her father and Alco Construction Co founder, Abram Szwajger in 1985 and has since been running the daily operations. Alco Construction Co. has grown into one of the most respected home builders in the Chicago area by focusing on long-standing relationships with trade partners, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service. Yolanda is a member of local, state, and national Home Builders Associations, and has vast experience collaborating with architects, engineers, building inspectors and clients. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Lyle Schachter is the Vice President of Alco Construction Co. where he concentrates on new business development. Lyle oversees and coordinates all aspects of new construction and client relations. With more than 10 years of experience in the construction field and real estate market, Lyle has directed and managed the development and construction of 50+ newly constructed homes. Lyle is a certified green builder and an Illinois Licensed Realtor. Lyle’s professional affiliations include the Illinois Realtor Association MLSNI and the Illinois Home Builder Association. Lyle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he majored in construction management. It is Lyle’s education and dedication to the environment that has allowed Alco Construction to evolve into one of Chicago’s premier home builders.

Jan Malek is the Senior Supervisor at Alco Construction Co. Born in Poland, Jan started in commercial and home construction alongside his father in a brick factory at the tender age of nine. He learned the construction trade and European craftsmanship in technical school, and applied his knowledge to his first construction project – when he built his first home in Poland at the age of 19. Soon after his arrival in the United States in 1984, Jan joined Alco Construction Co. For the past 34 years, Jan has brought a vast array of knowledge, experience, hands-on craftsmanship, and a strong reputation of quality to each jobsite under his supervision.