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
Real Estate Advisor, Curiosity Seeker. Travel aficionado. Art and Mountain Sports Lover. Mom of two and four-legged babes.
Read Alice Sieges's Story
Bringing his advance knowledge in architecture and 3D design to further our clients' visions.
Read Gerrit Szeszycki, MEng's Story
Advocating for clients. Building them amazing, healthy, sustainable homes. Doing my part for mother earth.
Read Stephanie Mead's Story
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
My family and I spent a little time renting a BrightLeaf home recently. We found the quality of the house to be top notch. Our interactions with Jarrett and other members of the BrightLeaf staff met and often exceeded our expectations. Overall a great experience!CONTINUE READING
– Chloe & Janek P., La Grange
I've worked with Jarrett in the past and what a great experience. I can definitely trust referring any of my clients to Jarrett with great confidence.CONTINUE READING
– Ark Rusak Insurance Agency, Chicago
Our BrightLeaf experience all started with a casual walk-in of an open house in Brookfield. The home was beautiful from the outside and we decided to pull over and take the tour. …CONTINUE READING
– Janet & Alexander D., LA GRANGE