BrightLeaf Homes in the News
Chicago Residential Builders Making an Impact
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. 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.