Scott started building high performance, energy efficient infill homes under the BrightLeaf Homes brand in 2012 hoping to find the balance between his experiences with large production homebuilders and small non-profit organizations. Scott studied Construction Management at Illinois State University and prior to starting BrightLeaf, worked for Centex Homes (now part of the Pulte Group), Ryan Homes (part of NVR Group) and worked for a nonprofit organization responsible for assessing and coordinating energy efficiency improvements to low income housing.
Scott began laying the groundwork in 2012 to grow BrightLeaf Homes into the best known high performance home builder in the Chicago area. As a National Association of Homebuilders Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Master Builder, Scott had the expertise and ability not only to design the company’s original floor plans and building envelope assemblies, but also to interact with and educate, and of course manage the sub contracted Trade Partners on site during construction. Under the current BrightLeaf Homes brand Scott is responsible for coordinating much of the over-arching business strategy promoting the research and development efforts of the organization. Scott’s passion for high performance building is manifested in the company but rooted in a personal focus on sustainability in his day to day living and community involvement.