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 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
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
Design project manager taking care of our client's needs and helping them through the design process.
Read Lindsey Dyer's Story
Advocating for our clients by combining Real Estate and sustainable new construction.
Read Stephanie Mead's Story
Bringing his advance knowledge in architecture and 3D design to further our clients' visions.
Read Gerrit Szeszycki, MEng's Story
I want to use my love for design to help every family build not just a house, but their ultimate dream home.
Read Meghan Henry's Story
People person. Life lover. Gets your project off the ground and on the road to success.