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Meet the BrightLeaf Team: Building for the future, living for today

Green Home Builders of Chicago 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 them

Don’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 excuses

Whether it’s your role, your project, or your task, it’s your responsibility. Don’t make excuses.

Break some rules

Rules 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 standards

No 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 another

We’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 time

Think 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

I can't say enough about our experience with the team at BrightLeaf Homes. They have a unique niche in the home building market with not only eco-friendly homes but modern, open concept that you don't see with suburban Chicago builders. From start to finish, this was such a smooth process with building a custom home. The entire process is broken up … CONTINUE READING

– Joe H., Downers Grove

I have been most impressed by BrightLeaf’s people who have displayed integrity, creativity, a partnership attitude and an open communication process. Little did I know when I was looking for homes in LaGrange, I would end up building my own home with BrightLea… CONTINUE READING

– Kristen G., La Grange

Surviving the recent Chicago record-breaking cold temperatures, snow, and ice made us realize just how happy we are with our BrightLeaf home. While friends, neighbors, and family worried about frozen pipes and exorbitant utility bills, we were warm and snug in our BrightLeaf home. In our almost 50 years of marriage, we have built three houses, (1971 in Talla… CONTINUE READING

– Linda M., La Grange

What was a very scary process for us initially turned into our dream home build. BrightLeaf adapted their home building model to our detailed requests and plans, resulting in a home that substantially met our goals. Further, the space operates exactly as Scott told us it would; even temperatures throughout, premium comfort, and lower utility bills for … CONTINUE READING

– Drew G., La Grange Park