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.


Promote Good Health

Our processes, materials, standards, and interactions support our passions of personal and environmental improvement and sustainability.

Reinvent Comfort

The experience of discovering, building, and living in a BrightLeaf Home creates peace of mind for the friends we encounter. The experience of the home will create unparalleled comfort.

Embrace Flexibility

Existing practices, rules, and guidelines are made to be bent, sometimes broken, and always improved. Through a belief in continuous improvement, we must remain flexible so we can continue to move forward.

Believe in Sustainability

Our relationships and efforts will last, withstanding the test of time. We will be prepared for the future, and we are doing as much as efficiently as we can.

Face Fear

Lean in. Never Run. Never hide. Face the issues head on and push through.

Create Happiness

Our relationships, connections, and efforts will give our home owners, families, and neighbors a reason to smile.

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.


– 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

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