We've heard the horror stories, and that's why we take a different approach to bringing your dream home to life. The BrightLeaf Experience is based around a personalized and transparent team approach with you involved in every step. Our innovative “one stop shop” design process has every resource in house. It’s more efficient, keeps you informed, and allows you to understand cost implications of what is going into your home in real time.
At BrightLeaf we build Chicago homes a bit differently. With pricing clarity, a simplified process, and unified communication, satisfaction is guaranteed.
Science, innovation, and comfort combine to create an eco-friendly home that delivers value beyond its price tag.
Building eco-friendly means building better. Combining the latest innovations in building science gives you the highest quality proven to outlast the status quo.
We’re here to build what you want, and that starts by listening to your dreams, needs, and questions. You will meet with our team of experts to help us understand exactly what you are looking for, where, and by when. These discovery sessions give us the information needed to frame up some rough pricing and rough plans for your project.
As one consolidated team, it is important to understand exactly what is happening at each stage of your build and what BrightLeaf does differently. With our scientific approach to building better homes, our integrated design approach, and persistence in value engineering your plans; its integral to the design of your home to know why we build at the quality we do.
Once we have agreed to move forward, we begin our Pre-Construction Phase. This phase initiates the design stage of your home where you will work with our design team create floor plans and make design selections for your home.
When we know what we are going to build, it is important to know how and when it will be built. All required permits, approvals, and resources needed to execute your home build are happening at this stage. This sets the stage for finalizing the price for your home through our Fixed Price Agreement.
With the Fixed Price Agreement in place we begin to solidify your build schedule. You are kept up-to-date with all aspects of your home’s progress daily via the BuilderTrend app along with regular on-site walkthroughs with your project manager.
Your home is complete and we celebrate with a pizza party and homeowner orientation. Our relationship doesn’t end here however, you can rest easy knowing our unparalleled 1-2-10 guarantee and warranty coverage is in place. For 1 year, everything is covered. 2 years covers mechanicals. 10 year envelope warranty covers the exterior of the home. After you move in, we set up check-ups at regular intervals to ensure your home is performing as promised.
All of our homes come with a 1-year slab to shingle warranty. This covers your entire home during your first year there.
We also include a 10-year envelope warranty on all homes to provide an added layer of security and confidence. This envelope warranty covers the structural elements of the home plus the windows, siding, and roofing.
Your home also includes brand new appliances, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems that operate efficiently, effectively, and safely; and carry their own warranties as well.
We’ll revisit you in a month, six months, and one year after you move in to conduct a walkthrough and ensure your new home is performing as it should.