Our Mission

Barriere Construction Inc. is fast becoming the leading authority in high-performance home building. The company traces its roots all the way back to 1866 and is currently led by Adam Barry, a third-generation, ENERGY STAR Certified Builder, accomplished business owner and father of five who grew up in the industry and is carrying on his family’s legacy—and taking it into the future.

Our priorities have changed in recent years, and we are all living a "cleaner, healthier" lifestyle. This calls for a change in the way homes are built. As a third-generation homebuilder, Adam Barry decided to take his knowledge of homebuilding and leverage it to make a difference by creating stylish, energy-efficient homes with as many eco-friendly green materials and features as possible, from solar panels to electric charging stations for cars.

Adam Barry 1983-Present

Adam Barry Started life in 1983 and currently lives in Downers Grove with his high school sweetheart-turned-wife and five children. Adam was previously the Project Manager for his father’s business. His passion is building high-performance homes that are energy efficient and exude the highest standards in quality craftsmanship.

Thomas Joseph Barry 1957-Present

Thomas Joseph Barry started life in Elmhurst and currently lives in Downers Grove, where he is the father of three. Tom started as a teenager working for D’abar, which he now owns. He moved the company forward by building custom homes ranging in price from $400,000 to $2 million that are primarily located in Downers Grove, Naperville, St. Charles and Westmont. His latest projects are custom townhomes in Westmont.

Wilfred Oliva Barry 1937-2003

Wilfred Oliva Barry Started life in California. Most of his life he resided in Du Page County. Illinois. Wilfred had the building bug, he originally started a painting company which morphed into D’abar Builders Inc in 1961. He was best known for owning apartment buildings in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Westmont and Naperville, and for developing subdivisions. Wilfred was married three times and had 4 children.

Olivia Romera Barriere 1902-1984

Olivia Romera Barriere Started life in Worcester, Massachusetts and eventually settled in Geneva, Illinois, where he is the father of five. He spent most of his career at Elmhurst Hospital but also managed an apartment building in Downers Grove later in life.

Wilfred Hormidas Barriere 1866-1943

Wilfred Hormidas Barriere Stared life in Richelieu, Quebec. Sometime after 1881, he moved to Worcester Massachusetts and had eight children. He began building lunch wagons in 1906 and, in 1926, started manufacturing and building diners in his backyard and on-site, which were so well crafted that they were hard to distinguish from factory-built diners.