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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.


Our home is known as the Drew Home, built in 1888 and is the first historically landmarked home in Downers Grove. For our project, we were faced with the challenge of bringing the latest in high technology building science to the original historic structure while preserving and restoring the original character of our home. 


– Alok and Barnali K., Downers Grove

Home building seemed like it would be full of pitfalls and regrets, but I’m fortunate and thankful to say it was just the opposite experience building with BrightLeaf (BL). After seeing so many people roll their eyes when we told them we were doing new construction and telling us “just wait, it will go over on budget and/or… CONTINUE READING

– Anne-Laure & Brian P., DOWNERS GROVE

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