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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 a mission for BrightLeaf. 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.


We chose Brightleaf after seeing several other spec homes they built. We liked their eco-conscious approach as well as their overall aesthetic. Jarrett helped us find a lot that we truly love. The process of designing and building our home was well organized and using Buildertrend made it easy and efficient. Mary Kate was very helpful throughout the selec… CONTINUE READING

– Faheem Jesani, La Grange

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

The lot search process went smoother than we could have ever imagined. We had a very specific area in which we wanted to live - only a couple block radius. Before signing our lot search agreement, we would peruse the area on Redfin.Based on what was on the market, we were not optimistic that we would be able to find a lot we could afford in our desired ar… CONTINUE READING

– John E., Chicagoland

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