“One reason we decided to pick a local company was accountability. If we had a problem or concern we knew we we could depend on them to be available. Whenever we had a question or concern it was handled without delay.”
— Ellen Wilcox, from Urbana, purchased a 4.8kW system in 2016

Happy Clients


"The unique, beautiful, substantial cedar solar pergola was built in June, 2016. Throughout the entire process, New Prairie Construction was responsive to our desires, and they went out of their way to address any minor issues we had as the Construction progressed. Following Construction, Nick Gordon explained fully how the direct-tied Solar electric System would function.

We found Nick Gordon and his crew not only well-informed about the mechanics of Solar installation but also aware of the vital importance of Solar as a renewable energy source. We strongly recommend New Prairie Construction to anyone contemplating the installation of Solar panels."

— David and Julie Sherwood, champaign

"Overall my project took longer than expected but New Prairie held to the original bid price with no issues at all. In fact, they spent several nights working late to try to stay on schedule. I have also contacted Nick a couple times with questions about the system after it was done and he was always happy to talk to me and spent as much time as needed to answer them. My biggest compliment to this company is how well they responded to the problems that happened and quickly fixed them.

Overall I am very happy with the company and would use them again. In the future when we add to the array, New Prairie will be the one we use."

— Brian taylor, cropsey

"Over the past 15+ years, we have hired New Prairie Construction for many varied construction projects for our home and our mother's home. These have ranged from small scale projects helping with new skylights, roof leaks, and insulation, to major projects including a  major sunroom addition. We've been impressed with the professionalism of Julie Birdwell and Jill Mulder and their staff. We have been completely satisfied with the high quality of their work, the ease of communicating with them, and the manner in which they run their business. They are friendly, respectful, reliable, trustworthy, and stand behind their work."

— Teresa and david chih-mok, champaign


"New Prairie Construction did an excellent job on our Solar install. They were friendly, informative, and professional! One nice plus -- they left absolutely zero mess when they finished and didn't damage a single plant!!"

— Randall sadler, urbana

“As a homeowner and former rental-property owner, I’ve worked with contractors off and on for more than 50 years. I can say without hesitation that the New Prairie staff were the most careful, considerate, meticulous group I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

— satisfied customer, Urbana

"This is a local company investing in my community and committed to service beyond making a profit...I can tell you that as a customer I choose New Prairie Construction. I trust them to provide honest pricing, quality work, and superior communication. Every project has challenges. However, when a company keeps the customer informed and stands behind their work, they have earned my business. I give my full support to New Prairie Construction Company."

— Jeanette weider, champaign

"They are a company that puts their customers at the top. Our solar system was installed within the timeline that they specified. Their installation staff was friendly, professional, and were always ready to answer any questions we had.
I would recommend New Prairie as the top-rated company in their field."

— Sharon and Michael kirby, champaign