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For three consecutive years, BrightLeaf has received the U.S. Department of Energy's
Housing Innovation Award for its ability to construct energy-efficient and
high-performance homes at a moderate cost.
Sanders, Thompson and his brother, Alex Thompson, are managing partners at the company today and ensure every BrightLeaf
home is Energy Star certified and built to be Net Zero Energy
Ready. "Green construction has a ton of benefits for the buyer and
everyone around them," Thompson adds. "They are getting a home
that will last longer, be healthier to live and breathe in, they will
spend less on energy bills and be more comfortable."
For three consecutive years, BrightLeaf has received the U.S.
Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Award for its ability to construct energy-efficient and high-performance homes at a
moderate cost. "We make all the benefits of a green home clear,"
Rick Thompson says. "When homebuyers see a builder who has
put this much care and thought and scientific design into a home,
they ultimately can trust the builder and that they are getting a far
BrightLeaf's streamlined process offers clients an easy solution to
customizing the home of their dreams and allowing them to live in
their preferred location. The company offers land location services
to help clients acquire property to build on followed by an integrated design process.
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"What really sets us apart and why we've seen tremendous
growth is the homebuilding experience we provide," Thompson
says. "We developed this to shatter negative connotations that are
associated with traditional builders. A home is the biggest investment someone will make and there are a lot of decisions to be
"They are getting a home
that will last longer, be
healthier to live in, they will
spend less on energy and be
made; we don't want people stressed out and it should be an awesome experience."
BrightLeaf offers its clients four different models ranging
from 1,600 to 3,200 square feet. Clients then have the flexibility
to customize their homes as much as they want, including alter-