BrightLeaf Homes in the News
Chicago Residential Builders Making an Impact
BrightLeaf Realty expands its team and services in their ongoing mission to bring the future of real estate to our current, and future clients.
BrightLeaf Homes started off 2019 with a hiring bang and they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. They are always looking for better ways to live and grow, and building new ways to get there. Our Realty team has tripled this Winter.. Most recently by welcoming our newest movers and shakers, Heather Kinealy and Stephanie Mead to our team. We are also proud to announce our newest office impresario and number cruncher, Ashley Canada, to the family! And last for now, but absolutely not least is Lindsey Dyer - our Design Project Manager.
BrightLeaf Homes believes in a better way to live, and building new ways to get there. In an ongoing effort to support this mantra, they are always on the lookout for new talent that will enhance their purpose, but most importantly, their client's experience, and their new home. That's where good people come in. And to kick off 2019, BrightLeaf has added two new seats to their team, and filled them with some forward thinking individuals. Welcome to the world of high-performance home building Brett and Brian.
In 2014, inspired conversations between Scott Sanders, Alex Thompson, and Rick Thompson led to the creation of BrightLeaf Homes. They believe that not only do we need more sustainable, and energy-efficient homes, but that they also need to be affordable, and the experience to build them should be next-level. In 2018, another inspired conversation took place with Jarrett Svendsen. Values aligned, and what began as an idea to expand the BrightLeaf philosophy into new territory, gave birth to BrightLeaf Realty.
The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.
The National Association of Realtor’s Green Designation was created to offer home builders training and resources on how to build “green”. The designation will continue to grow in popularity as the marketplace demands green solutions for environmental stability. Continue reading in RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine.
Host of the R.E.I. Diamond real estate show Dan Breslin invites BrightLeaf’s Rick Thompson to discuss the build process of a BrightLeaf Home, what elements define their homes as high-performance, and what a new home owner could expect with a BrightLeaf Home. Tune in to learn more about the BrightLeaf experience presented by R.E.I Diamonds.
Real Estate experts Karla Mina and Nick Memeti talk with BrightLeaf’s Rick Thompson about the benefits of buying a green home and debunk the myth that high-efficiency equals high-costs. Listen in to the Market Over Drive podcast as the nation's largest real estate industry talk-show sits down with Rick and representatives from Coldwell Banker’s real estate team.
BrightLeaf brings the first energy-efficient home to the Forest Park neighborhood. The philosophy of “getting better” drives the BrightLeaf team to innovate and improve every home project they undertake. Read more from Rick in the Forest Park Review.
Scott Sanders of BrightLeaf Homes set out to steer the Chicago real estate market toward energy-efficient homes in early 2015. While these types of home are priced comparably to other existing homes in the area, homeowners save money on their monthly utilities because of the excellence in quality. Read more about BrightLeaf’s mission.