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Brandon Philbrick

Brandon serves as the point-person for developing, implementing and executing marketing initiatives and activities for the BrightLeaf brand. As a bricklayer and foundation builder, he is focused on developing and designing all aspects of our brand. His purpose is to be a driving force in challenging others to think, see, and do different than what’s been done before.

Recent Posts

Getting To Know Jarrett Svendsen: Realtor, Advisor & Managing Broker at BrightLeaf

Jarrett Svendsen is the Managing Broker of BrightLeaf’s real estate brokerage. With a background first and foremost in real estate, Jarrett watched as BrightLeaf houses began to go up near his community in Brookfield, Illinois. 

Wed, Oct 2, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

Building a High-Quality Home to Connect with Nature

The past few decades of new home construction have embraced certain design assumptions. Bigger is better. Grandeur is desirable. Luxury means overconsumption. It’s about time we flipped these outdated themes on their head

 

Mon, Sep 30, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

What You Need To Know About Energy Performance Labels

 
In September, NPR released a report that many American Households have trouble paying their energy bills. Although homeowners may not think of them as major expenses, Energy performance can have a major impact on your home.  Energy.gov reports, "Heating and cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes."
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Brandon Philbrick
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Highlights from the Bright Side: What One Client Had To Say About Her Experience Building A Custom Home

Designing your home and taking the steps in building a new construction home might seem like a mighty task. We recently just finished Kristen’s modern farmhouse style home in La Grange this past week, and proved once again, “You really can build your own custom home, and have some fun while you’re doing it.” As a single mother in Chicagoland, she didn’t think that building a new home would be a possibility, but thanks to a “partnership attitude and an open communication process” we were able to make her dreams a reality.

Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

Quick Refresher on Energy Saving Tips And Light Bulbs

 

We've all seen and heard of the varying types of bulbs and how they affect our energy consumption, but its always good to get a refresher on the subject. More importantly, a direct comparison of savings will give you a better look into green home solutions to create an eco friendly, energy-efficient home.

Wed, Jul 10, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

6 Vital Steps To Improve The Indoor Air Quality At Home

People spend most of their time indoors than they do outdoors, so the quality of air they breathe at home is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. However, most people are unaware of the fact that indoor air pollution could have a negative effect on their cardiovascular health.

Sun, Mar 24, 2019
Brandon Philbrick
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Homeowner Horrors... Don't be the victim of an old home

What’s the best thing about a new home? That it’s new. You know what you’re getting. No previous use, no unknown and worn out elements that you can’t see. What’s the 2nd best thing about building/purchasing a brand new home? The warranty! Nothing is perfect, and yes, even new things break. But the warranty removes the “jump scare” factor of having to deal with a multi-thousand dollar repair.

As Halloween approaches and the zombies and goblins crawl out of their coffins and holes in the earth we are reminded of the imaginary horrors that fascinate so many of us. But what is just as scary, if not more terrifying, is the unseen. What we can’t see, can often be more horrifying than what we can. Think about how many things there are in your home that could go wrong, that you can’t see when walking through it. We’d like to take a moment to share some “Homeowner Horror” scenarios that have left family and friends with clenched fists, mouths agape, and in fear of the damage to their home and bank account.

Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Brandon Philbrick

Meet the team: Your Quality Control Crew aka the Construction Guys

To build the best and build it better and different than anyone else is not a simple undertaking. Planning, coordinating, and scheduling dozens of crew members, to execute every aspect of a new construction home build, takes grit, perseverance, and a positive attitude. Three traits these three embody on a daily basis. Here's a quick introduction to our field team. Making ideas, sketches and dreams, into reality. 

Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Brandon Philbrick
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