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There’s a better way to build your dream home. Integrating a design-build approach for a more holistic process, we have repeatedly achieved a more streamlined experience for our clients to get into the home of their dreams in comparison to other home construction companies in Chicago.

Each BrightLeaf home is meticulously crafted through our expert design team. We offer a superior experience in the custom home builder sector from concept to move-in and beyond.

From rooftop decks to elevators, and even navigating historic landmark code, BrightLeaf is an experienced luxury home builder in Chicago.

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.

  • Answer- The cost to build the home, lot development, and soft costs such as permitting and site engineering and architectural plans, and interior design.

  • Answer- Our efficient design-build process keeps you informed and allows you to understand the cost implications of what is going into your home. From the footprint to the floorplan to the finishes and fixtures – you’ll be equipped with the information of where your budget is going.

  • Answer- BrightLeaf has an in-house architect who works with our interior design and construction team to design your home to work with your budget and goals. We walk you through every step of putting your home together, including creating floor plans and exterior, as well as assisting with picking out all the finishes and fixtures – all included in the price to build your home.

  • Answer- We have in-house designers who create a curated design presentation that works with your style and budget. They provide selection samples that match your type and coordinate access to our vendor showroom to help visualize your home’s design.

  • Answer- BrightLeaf offers realty services to help you select the lot that best fits your needs and goals. Our BrightLeaf Realtors specialize in locating lots suitable for new construction builds. We can also build on your lot and provide insight into zoning, building restrictions, municipal requirements, soft construction costs, and low development costs.

  • Answer- We use the blower-door test, which gives us the HERS® Index. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. A home built to code is around 100 on the HERS Index, while our homes average approximately 40, making them about 60% more energy efficient than other new homes.

  • Answer- We provide a 1-year all-inclusive warranty covering the entirety of the home: a 2-year mechanical warranty and a 10-year exterior warranty on all homes.

  • Answer- BrightLeaf homes are designed and built with these certifications:

    Energy Star
    Zero Energy Ready
    EPA Indoor Air Plus
    EPA Watersense
    LEED Gold level standards

  • Answer- BrightLeaf is a 5x Housing Innovation Award Winner. This award is only given to the top 1% of builders in the nation.

  • Answer- Strong relationships with long-time trade partners who show up for us. Next-level project management through our online platform maintains constant alignment between our internal team, trade partners, and clients, so each home build runs smoothly.

  • Answer- You will have your dedicated project manager and point of contact. Access to our project management app to see daily photos and get bi-weekly walkthroughs with your construction manager and all the other pertinent details of your home build.

  • Answer- Better Built Homes. Better design, better experience, better materials. We consolidate and coordinate all aspects of your build at each step of the way with all the resources you need under one roof. Our homes are built better and last longer utilizing a building science-based approach.

  • Answer- We take care of everything; you just have to give us input and approve your home’s design. Our efficient, fully integrated design-build approach and easy-to-use client management app allow you to effortlessly make selection choices, communicate with our team, and keep track of the progress of your home build.

  • Answer- We welcome you to check out our Google reviews. We can provide a reference list to talk to our past clients.

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.


All BrightLeaf custom homes are meticulously designed and built to provide you the ultimate value in an energy efficient, low maintenance, healthy home.


Utilizing advanced building materials, techniques, and technology – BrightLeaf remodels and additions provide a superior option for the highest quality


BrightLeaf Realty will provide you with an informed and confident experience through our customer-centric, consultant approach to real estate


Make informed and educated decisions throughout the process of selecting the right lot to build on, designing your project, and watching it come to life


Locate a home in the area you want to live with the potential to go from good to great, understand what it will take to renovate, and let us knock out the remodel for you


Exceed expectations and achieve your vision regardless of your style through expert guidance each step of the way with our in-house Architect and interior design team

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Best New Home Builders in Chicago

BrightLeaf’s mission is to change the way people live – through innovation. As award winning custom home builders, experts in remodeling and real estate, we’re able to fulfill our mission of providing a better experience for families to create their dream home.

Whichever service is best for you and your family, work with us as your preferred Chicago home builder for a better experience in designing, building, and thriving in your home.

While our main office is based in Hinsdale just outside of the city, we offer our full suite of premier services throughout the Chicago land area.