BrightLeaf’s mission is to change the way people live – through innovation. We fulfill this mission by providing a better way to get Chicagoland families in the home of their dreams through building award-winning custom homes, expert remodeling, and real estate services.
BrightLeaf’s Suite of Premium Home Solutions
BrightLeaf is driven to redefine the outdated standards of getting you into a new home. This is why we provide a full suite of offerings that pairs a custom home builder with a full-service real estate brokerage – under one roof for all your home needs.
Regardless of your new home pursuit, we offer a streamlined solution to get you there.
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The BrightLeaf Experience is based around a personalized approach with expert guidance provided to you every step of the way.
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Part of the genius behind the BrightLeaf process is that you make all your home selections BEFORE construction starts. Not only does this provide transparency around pricing, but also on construction timing and eventual move-in date. Their genuine desire for you to be happy with your new home and build you a high-quality home that they (and you) can enjoy and be proud of now and for years to come. They go above and beyond to achieve this.
Anne-Laure A.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I can't say enough about our experience with the team at BrightLeaf Homes. They have a unique niche in the home building market with not only eco-friendly homes but modern, open concept that you don't see with suburban Chicago builders. From start to finish, this was such a smooth process with building a custom home. The entire process is broken up to phases and communicated through meetings and use of the mobile app. Building a new home (especially for first-timers) can be stressful and this was anything but that.
Joe H.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We chose Brightleaf after seeing several other spec homes they built. We liked their eco-conscious approach as well as their overall aesthetic. They helped us find a lot that we truly love. The process of designing and building our home was well organized and using Buildertrend made it easy and efficient. Once the construction process started, our project manager kept us updated on a daily basis as to the progress of our build. Living in our new house for three weeks now, we are loving the smart home features and appreciate the overall energy efficiency that Brightleaf implemented in our home!
Faheem J.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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 home. Out of the three homes we've built, this is the only house that was completed on time, and we actually enjoyed the whole building experience!