Ask the BrightLeaf team
Our Process, Our People, Our Passions
Building a forever home comes with an incredible amount of detail and plenty of questions about the process. We’ve compiled a frequently asked questions list based on a number of topics relevant to eco home building. If you have questions, read through some common ones shared by our customers. Then, if you still have questions let our team know!
Can I completely customize my energy efficient home?
BrightLeaf Homes offers options for building simply or going fully custom. The choice is yours depending on how much you want to be involved! We know there are individuals who find value in moving into a home with a lot of the details handled by our team. On the other side, there are homebuyers who’ve waited years to build their forever home and want to be pretty involved. We’re flexible and happy to work with all kinds of decision makers.
I have a pretty specific budget, but I still want an eco-friendly home. Is this manageable?
We believe that every family should have access to smarter, greener, more sustainable homes. With that in mind, we created green home solutions that offer four specific models of homes that not only range in size and
What comes first, so to speak, in green home construction? The house or the land?
That depends on your preferences. If you’re interested in a BrightLeaf home but have more flexibility on location, we’ll build you the home you want. If you are focused on a single area, then we’ll work to secure a lot before we build. In either scenario, our development team works to find you the land where you want to live.
What details should I know if I’m planning to buy a BrightLeaf home?
Only that every single detail is different from buying a standard, everyday home. BrightLeaf believes in great customer service, which translates to great customer experience. The home itself is a further testament to that. We build with a dedication to green, high performance standards with an emphasis on simplicity and efficiency. Buying a BrightLeaf home means you’ll find the best value for a competitive price.
We’re considering building a new home. What would the number one reason to build a BrightLeaf home be in your opinion?
Because you want your family to have a safe, healthy home to hold all your memories. Today’s homebuyers have more options when it comes to green architecture and eco home design, but
What does sustainable, green construction mean?
We employ eco-friendly construction techniques and materials that have a long
Will I have any help during the eco building process when it comes to purchasing land, securing a lender, or choosing home finishes?
Absolutely. Our stress-free process is a large part of our success and testament to our customer service. We make it easy by handling all the heaving lifting for you. We’ll handle finding the lot, help secure a construction loan from our trusted network, and assist in selecting all your home finishes through our user-friendly online system.
What’s your timeline for building? I’ve heard horror stories and would like to know what my family can expect before we move in.
We’ve heard those horror stories, too. Unfortunately, blown deadlines have become almost an expectation of building a new home. We average 150 days from excavation to completion on our home builds and we strive to be different.
What is the BrightLeaf Guarantee?
You will not pay $1 more than your fixed price agreement states.
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 walk through and ensure your new home is performing as it should.
Do you build within a certain area or radius?
We are Chicagoland builders. We’re very partial to this area and feel a sense of commitment and a natural pull towards sustainable neighborhoods with walkable communities and easy access to public transportation. However, we are happy to build our homes for clients within a
How can I tell I’m buying a BrightLeaf home?
Oh, you’ll know! A BrightLeaf home isn't made by simply adding a notable green feature to the home. At BrightLeaf we build more than just a home; we build relationships through an experience of involvement. That experience centers around attentive collaboration, meticulous design, and precise execution.
Our efficient designs and smart features are visible differentiators, but it is the things that happen behind the walls and scenes that truly separate our homes from the standard homes.