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BrightLeaf Homes in the News

Chicago Residential Builders Making an Impact

Live Webinar at Noon on earth day With BrightLeaf homes, presented by Fohlio

Join us April 22nd for a live webinar hosted by BrightLeaf Homes CEO Scott Sanders: How to Build Energy Efficient Homes and Why Sustainability is a Viable Business 

Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

BrightLeaf Realty Expands Our Team Of Experts To Put Our Client’s Needs First

BrightLeaf Realty expands its team and services in their ongoing mission to bring the future of real estate to our current, and future clients.

Thu, Mar 7, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

BrightLeaf is on a Roll!

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.

Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Brandon Philbrick
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BrightLeaf Homes Adds Two New Members to Kick Off 2019

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. 

Fri, Jan 11, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES 2018 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS

The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.
Tue, Jan 8, 2019
Brandon Philbrick

BrightLeaf Realty Brokerage Announcement: It's Official, The New Age of Real Estate is Upon Us

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.

Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Brandon Philbrick
The 10 most crucial questions to ask your builder  Get your building project started out right. Take time to save time with this  free guide to working with your builder. Download Now

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES 2017 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS

The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Fri, Nov 3, 2017
Scott Sanders

Demand for Green Designation Increases

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.

Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Rick Thompson
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BrightLeaf Featured on R.E.I. Diamond Real Estate Podcast

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.

Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Scott Sanders

Market Over Drive and BrightLeaf Homes Discuss Buying Green

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.

Sat, Jan 16, 2016
Alex Thompson

BrightLeaf Brings Energy-Efficency to Forest Park

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. 

Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Alex Thompson
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BrightLeaf Homes Sets Out to Change the Chicago Real Estate Landscape

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.

Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Rick Thompson
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