In 1909 our grandfather, Jacob J. Novak came to America from Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, wanting a better life for his family. In 1920, as a 12-year-old boy, our grandfather helped to build his family home on 1225 Adams Street in North Chicago where he and his four sisters settled. As a young child, Jake was stricken with polio, and at the age of 14, Jake was forced to drop out of school to help support his family. He found work setting pins at a bowling alley in North Chicago. From these humble beginnings, and with only an 8th grade education, our grandfather made a good life for himself and his family.
Later, he met and married our grandmother, a school teacher named Marcella. Through hard work and drive, our grandfather became Chief of Police for the City of North Chicago in 1935. He held that post for 28 years and was later named President of the school board in 1939 on which he served for 30 years. In 1957, the city of North Chicago dedicated a school named in his honor and the Chicago Police Department created a scholarship in his name.
In October 1939, his son, our father Jacob L. Novak was born in the house that his father built on Adams St. Our dad lived there until he left to pursue a football career with the University of Miami, and then with the Green Bay Packers. Like our grandfather, our father has always made family his priority. After 50+ years of marriage, 6 kids, 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, our father has moved back to Adams St., back to a community built by his family—only this time it’s right here in Georgetown, Texas.
Novak Brothers was founded in the early 2009 by brothers Jacob J. Novak Jr. and Jeff L. Novak. Jack is a board-certified ER doctor and successful entrepreneur, and Jeff is an ex-professional football player for the NY Giants, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and is now a real estate developer and builder. With all of the success thus far in the boardroom, on the football field, and in the medical field, they were ready for something different. Inspired by their love of family and rare blend of knowledge and vision, they now work together to create unique award-winning community experiences, quality residential and commercial properties, and successful development partnerships.
Novak Brothers believe that home isn’t a place, as much as it is a feeling. They believe your home should reflect the people who live there. It should be a place of comfort and safety, and for creating memories. A home should be your legacy for generations to come.
Knowing the importance of their next step, the Novak brothers took careful time to assemble the dream team of home building. A team that had the same core values, who believed in the importance of family, and in the experience of living. Novak Brothers was created.
From our President to our Superintendents, sales and customer care staff, our team ensures your home is built with quality craftsmanship and the highest of standards, with honesty, integrity and respect, and most importantly, just like you like it! Novak Brothers is a builder who knows the meaning and the importance of Home.
Founding Partner / Chief Architect of Business Direction and Development