Brandon Weiss

Founder / Principal


PHIUS Certified Builder, GMB, LEED, AP, MCGP, BPI, CAPS, CGR

Evolutionary Home Builders is a Chicagoland luxury, custom home builder and commercial general contractor. Brandon Weiss founded Weiss Building & Development in 2005, rebranded in 2014, adopting our current name to incorporate the vision of what we offer into our name. Our mission is to build the healthiest, most energy efficient, and environmentally friendly homes in the world. Our homes are constructed to the highest quality standards and utilize the best building science principles to ensure durability and comfort. We strive to provide each client with a friendly, stress-free building experience. In the constant search for quality, durability, functionality, and sustainability, Evolutionary Home Builders has been a pioneer in the “green building movement.” It is our belief that “green” not only means a more energy efficient, eco-friendly, and healthy home, but more importantly the factors that create the green building paradigm as a whole lead to a more durable, longer lasting, less maintenance, and overall higher quality home.



  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Banking & Finance 2003
  • Nova Southeastern University, Magna Cum Laude
  • State of Florida General Contracting School



  • Featured in Best of Fine Home Building Energy Smart Home Winter Edition


  • Nation Association Of Home Builders – Master Certified Green Professional Of The Year (National)
  • US Dept Of Energy Housing Innovation Award – Custom Home and System Built Home
  • US Dept of Energy Housing Innovation Award – Grand Award Winner – First One Ever Given
  • USGBC Illinois Emerald Award – Innovation
  • ICON Award of Excellence (4 awards)
  • Green Builder Magazine Home of The Year Award
  • NAHB Green Award – Single Family Custom Home Of The Year honorable mention
  • Crystal Key Award – New Construction Energy Efficiency


  • Northern Illinois Building of the Year
  • Gold Key Award – Best Green Home Remodel
  • ICON Award of Excellence – Best Energy Efficient Remodel Over $150k & Best Addition Over $150,000
  • ICON Award of Excellence – Best Energy Efficient Remodel Under $150k
  • ICON Award of Excellence – Best Façade (Remodeling)


  • Northern Illinois Remodeler of The Year
  • BALA Silver Award – Best Whole House Remodel Under $200,000 (National Award – NAHB)
  • Gold Key Award Winner – Best Whole House Remodel Under $200k
  • Gold Key Award Winner – Best Green Home Remodel


  • ICON Award of Excellence Winner for Best Bathroom Remodel


  • ICON Award of Excellence Winner for Additions

Commercial Projects

  • Royal Hawk Country Club – New Construction Clubhouse, Accessory buildings, and Major Site work – St. Charles, IL
  • Long Grove Country Club – Pro Shop and Putting Studio – Long Grove, IL
  • Lotriet Family Chiropractic – Plainfield, IL
  • Royal Fox Country Club – Wine Cellar – St. Charles, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • Passive House Alliance US Board of Directors
  • Northern Illinois Home Builders (NIHBA) Association Board of Directors
  • Licensed Unlimited General Contractor State of Florida & GC License in Wisconsin
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Home Builders Association of Illinois
  • NIHBA Education & Green Council committee chair
  • US Green Building Council National & Chicago chapter member
  • Passive House Alliance Chicago member
  • IL Licensed roofer
  • EPA Certified Renovator (lead safe work practice professional)
  • Sierra Club Green Home – Green Checked
  • Illinois Home Performance & Energy Impact Illinois Approved Contractor
  • Energy Star Home Performance Contractor

Experience in Trades Prior to Weiss Building & Development

  • Framing Carpentry
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Roofing
  • Exterior Finishing


  • Retired Professional Athlete
  • Mountaineering / Trekking
  • Sustainability Guru