Who We Are

Our Company

Bloomfield Development is an industry leader in craftsmanship, innovation and architectural significance. While incorporating technological and environmental advances, we uphold the highest standards of construction and design in our custom homes and renovations. We are committed to green building practices and employing materials and construction methods that optimize indoor air quality for the families who live in our homes.

Our reputation is our greatest asset and is achieved through unparalleled service and uncompromising quality. We forge a lasting relationship with you, our client, which begins with listening to your goals and continues with direct, ongoing communication. We strive to earn your trust through our dedication, responsiveness and exceptional workmanship. Our focus on relationships extends to our work in the field. We have spent years assembling a team of outstanding contractors, designers and suppliers, resulting in a smooth and efficient construction process.

As a complement to our homebuilding and remodeling services, Bloomfield offers a premium line of custom cabinetry, built-in furniture and trim that is handcrafted right here in Chicago. Whether you’re looking to live in a Bloomfield home or simply enjoy the amenities of a Bloomfield kitchen, we will work together to realize your vision and ensure your home embodies skill, artistry and inspiration.

President/Founder

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James R. Schueller is the president of Bloomfield Development Company, LLC. From Lincoln Park to Highland Park, James has been actively investing in and developing Chicago real estate for more than 15 years. He has built homes ranging in value from $500,000 to $4 million. James is personally involved in the acquisition, financing, design, development and daily management of his projects, and also built his personal residence. Prior to forming Bloomfield Development, James was a corporate real estate attorney at the downtown Chicago law firm currently known as K&L Gates LLP. James obtained both his law degree and undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, and is a member of Notre Dame’s CREATE Network, an organization of construction and real estate professionals. He and his wife Sheri live with their two children in Wilmette.

 

Partner/vice president

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Eric Walek has been an essential part of Bloomfield Development for about 10 years. After graduating from a top carpentry school in Poland, Eric came to Chicago and worked for many years in the field as a finish carpenter. Eric soon formed his own company, providing trim and custom cabinetry to luxury home builders throughout Chicago. His custom cabinetry shop, Wooden Image, became known for its superior quality and hand-crafted attention to detail. After Eric created trim and cabinets for a few Bloomfield homes, Jim and Eric realized they were stronger as a team. They've been partners ever since. Among his many duties, Eric manages all of the custom trim, paneling, built-ins and cabinetry that help make Bloomfield homes unique.  Eric also built his own home in Elmhurst where he lives with his wife and two sons.  

Director of Sales

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Sheri Schueller is a broker associate at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty. She blends her knowledge of new construction, sales and effective communication in helping home buyers learn about Bloomfield's refined homes. Sheri's experience as a television news anchor, reporter and documentary producer serves her well in real estate. She quickly develops a rapport with potential buyers and listens to their thoughts on finding and creating their perfect home. Sheri earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. When she's not hosting an open house at a Bloomfield property, you can catch her in the school drop-off line or even online reporting on YouTube and Facebook Live for Jameson Sotheby's.