Modern Home Builder - Fall 2017 - 59
" Green construction has a ton of benefits for the buyer and everyone
around them. " RICK THOMPSON, HEAD OF ACQUISITION AND SALES
BrightLeaf Homes enjoys having a positive impact in Chicago and the surrounding area with its sustainable focus.
BrightLeaf Homes specializes
in sustainable building with
a one-stop-shop process.
BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS
www.mybrightleafhome.com / HQ: La Grange, Ill. /
Specialty: Custom green homes / Employees: Eight
Scott Sanders founded BrightLeaf Homes in 2008 with the
aspiration to build better homes and provide homeowners with a
green, healthy and sensible housing option. The company says it
was building sustainable homes before sustainability was trendy.
"We saw there was a need for a better way to build homes as
low-quality homes were being slapped up in the '90s and before
the housing market crash," says Rick Thompson, managing partner
and head of acquisition and sales. "We heard a lot of negative connotations about other builders,"
The La Grange, Ill.-based company specializes in building
green, high-performance homes in the western suburbs of Chicago. BrightLeaf's homes average in price between $400,000 and
$600,000, but can reach up to $1.1 million. "Having a positive
impact in Chicago and its suburbs is important for BrightLeaf
Homes," the company says. "We acted where we saw a need and
collaborated as a team for the greater good of residential building.
We know we're different and we're always getting better."
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