We pride ourselves on having integrity and honesty in all of our endeavors
Black Knight Group is a custom home builder and renovator located in Hinsdale, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Our boutique team includes its two principals, Ron & Donna Mouw, and our talented partners consisting of various contractors, architects, and other craftsmen. Ron & Donna collectively have over 20 years of single-family home expertise in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Donna Michelle Mouw
Donna has been in love with homes and design for as long as she can remember. As a child, when other children were drawing dinosaurs and fire trucks, Donna drew homes. She is a talented designer that has 25 years of experience in the design and execution of custom home and renovation projects. Donna received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Miami University in OH where she graduated magna cum laude and first in her class in the College of Creative Arts.
After working at interior design firms in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL, Donna founded Donna Michelle Interiors, Inc. in 1995. As President of Donna Michelle Interiors, she grew the firm into a successful company that specialized in providing new construction and renovation design and project management services to both builder and homeowner clients. In 2013, after 18 years in business, Donna downsized Donna Michelle Interiors’ staff and activities in order to spend more time raising her family. Both living and working in the western suburbs for years allows Donna to be uniquely in touch with the design trends of Hinsdale, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, La Grange, and Elmhurst. In 2016, Donna co-founded Black Knight Group, LLC where she fully leverages her design talents and passion for high-end, beautiful homes.
Ron is a real estate professional and proven business owner that is committed to honesty in everything he does. Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an Illinois real estate brokerage license.
After serving as an active duty U.S. Army Engineering Officer, Ron entered corporate American where he continued to develop the leadership skills that he had learned in the Army. In 2000, Ron co-founded a computer software company that he helped lead for 16 years into a successful, international corporation. Between 2009 and 2016, during his free time, Ron worked with Donna to buy, rehab, rent, and property manage single-family homes throughout the Chicago area. In 2016, Ron left corporate America to follow his passion of real estate investing and development, full-time by co-founding Black Knight Group, LLC with Donna.