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Stephanie Mead

Sales Advisor

Advocating for our clients by combining an extensive knowledge of Real Estate with my passion for healthy, sustainable new construction. Trying to do mother earth proud...

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

Always a lover of nature and the beauty it provides, Stephanie graduated college and set her sights on Seattle, Washington. It was in the Emerald City that she climbed, biked, boarded and fell deeply in love with anything eco friendly.

She started out her career with many corporate retailers such as Nordstrom, J.Crew, Amazon and Joneses Intl, an import company, all while dabbling in Real Estate and Loans. When Amazon decided to add clothing and footwear to their offerings way back in the day, she accepted the challenge and made it her mission to dig deep with each vendor in order to grow a vegetarian/vegan filter, for all the green shoppers.

After 12 years enjoying everything about Seattle, it was time to get to know the east coast. Stephanie relocated to Connecticut and learned lifelong lessons in patience, resilience and emotional regulation in the raising of her three children.

When it came time to put some roots in Chicago - she started a hunt for a home in Oak Park, IL. Finding beauty in almost all of the historic homes, and always passionate to tour more of them, she decided it was time to get involved in the housing business again and got her Real Estate license. She forged very strong relationships with her clients, co-workers and local agents, but one day it struck her that the marriage of real estate and sustainable construction would bring her neverending joy. She did a search for “sustainable builders in Chicago” and was elated to find BrightLeaf Homes. The rest is history...

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Little did I know when I was looking for homes in LaGrange, I would end up building my own home with BrightLeaf! As a single mom working in the investment industry, I clearly do not have the time nor the skill set to design a home. But when I saw BrightLeaf’s ad for a prime location in LaGrange, I researched their current homes, their people, their …CONTINUE READING

– Kristen Goodman, La Grange

Surviving the recent Chicago record-breaking cold temperatures, snow, and ice made us realize just how happy we are with our BrightLeaf home. While friends, neighbors, and family worried about frozen pipes and exorbitant utility bills, we were warm and snug in our BrightLeaf home. In our almost 50 years of marriage, we have built three houses, (1971 in Talla…CONTINUE READING

– Linda M., La Grange

What was a very scary process for us initially turned into our dream home build. BrightLeaf adapted their home building model to our detailed requests and plans, resulting in a home that substantially met our goals. Further, the space operates exactly as Scott told us it would; even temperatures throughout, premium comfort, and lower utility bills for …CONTINUE READING

– Drew G., La Grange Park

My family and I spent a little time renting a BrightLeaf home recently. We found the quality of the house to be top notch. Our interactions with Jarrett and other members of the BrightLeaf staff met and often exceeded our expectations. Overall a great experience!

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– Chloe & Janek P., La Grange

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