Meet the BrightLeaf Team: Your Architects of Atmosphere
Local Builders Focused on a Better World
Having a positive impact in Chicago and its suburbs is important for BrightLeaf Homes. We acted where we saw a need and collaborated as a team for the greater good of residential building. We know we’re different, and we’re always getting better. How will our customers know that? By witnessing our values in action right where they live … or intend to live, when they choose a BrightLeaf house as their forever home.
Don’t screw the customers (create happiness)Do what is right and always treat them fairly.
Bring up problems and discuss themDon’t worry if you don’t have a solution. If there’s an issue let’s talk about it so we can fix it.
Own it. No excusesWhether it’s your role, your project, or your task, it’s your responsibility. Don’t make excuses.
Break some rulesRules exist for a reason, but not to hold us back. If a rule is standing between you and forward progress, break it - but make sure you’re staying true to the core values.
Always make it better (Kaizen)No matter what it is, always look to move forward with continuous improvement. Set it and forget it is dead. We must remain flexible so we can continue to make everything better.
Never compromise our standardsNo matter what happens, our integrity is what we can always fall back on. Keep the big picture in mind and stay true to our principles.
Look out for one anotherWe’re all on the same team. If you see someone around you struggling, lend a helping hand whether or not it has anything to do with you directly.
Find, explain, and understand the “why”Seek the reason you are doing what you’re doing or why you were asked to do it. Always explain why you are asking someone to do something. Never stop asking yourself or others “why”.
Take time to save timeThink ahead and plan. Reacting to issues may create more issues, more involvement and more time. Don’t just do your job, improve your position.
Meet The Brightleaf Team: Your Architects of Atmosphere
Sustainability Enthusiast, Process Expert, and The Guy Who Makes it Run Smoothly
Read Scott Sanders's Story
Detail Master, Jobsite Connection, and The Guy Who Will Keep Your Project on Track
Read Alex Thompson's Story
Idea-generator, Real Estate Expert, and The Guy Who Will Help You Put It All Together
Read Rick Thompson's Story
The "Jer" of all trades. He brings a variety of experiences and ideas to the team.
Read Jeremiah Butler's Story
The Client Manager that guides families through the pre-construction phase.
Read MaryKate McLaughlin's Story
Bringing a fresh perspective to Brightleaf - and doing whatever needs to be done in the meantime.
Read Ben Stanger's Story
Not old enough to drink, but old enough to earn his stripes in the construction department.
Read Charlie Mahay's Story
Helping out multiple departments to ensure that our operations are efficient and effective.
Read Jennifer Eriksson's Story
I cannot express how happy I have been to work with BrightLeaf Homes! BrightLeaf offered the perfect solution for several of my clients that had exhausted the inventory of existing homes, but still failed to find a match for their family needs. They were able to locate the right land and also allowed my buyer clients to customize their build both physical…CONTINUE READING
– Agnes Halmon, Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker
Last year, my husband and I were looking for a new home that was close to the city, access to public transportation, within our price range, and didn’t require a lot of updates or fixing up. It was hard finding all those criteria fulfilled in one home. We did find a home we liked, but unfortunately we missed out on it. I took a chance and contacted the bu…CONTINUE READING
– Bernadette & Chris N., Brookfield
We thoroughly enjoy living in our BrightLeaf home. The energy efficiency, open floor plan, passive solar heat and lighting are all great features. Energy bills are less than half of our previous home with 20 percent more square footage. Friends and neighbors always comment on the beauty of the space. The open floor plan gets lots of compliments and everyo…CONTINUE READING
– Martin & Kim C., Brookfield
Building a home was a major life decision for our family. Choosing BrightLeaf made that decision and the experience beyond enjoyable. The team at BrightLeaf was there to help guide us through every step of the way. No concern was too big, or too small. We couldn’t be happier with our home, and couldn’t have selected a better team to build it.CONTINUE READING
– Carol & Abe R., Brookfield
BrightLeaf Homes is an excellent home builder, and delivers a positive buying experience from the initial meeting, through closing, and beyond! I represented buyers for a BrightLeaf home in Forest Park, and the relationship with Rick and Scott was invaluable in my client’s decision to move forward with confidence. BrightLeaf Homes is the first builder I h…CONTINUE READING
– Doug Stachowiak, Realtor, Best Chicago Properties