The Carlile Group is a collaborative of experts engaged in the science of buildings to assist owners create, enhance, and maintain our built environment. 

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V.L. Carlile Enterprises was founded in 1998 by Victor Carlile offering home and property inspection services primarily for real estate transactions.   As demand for home inspection services grew both locally and nationally, home owners' desired high performing safe buildings for their families.  V.L. Carlile Enterprises began to offer Home Energy Audits and various environmental testing services to meet client demands.  To better represent the services offered, V.L. Carlile Enterprises became Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. in 2002.  

Carlile Home and Property Services continued to operate for the next 15 years serving clients in the northeast portion of Illinois.  Conducting over 6,000 inspections, Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. is the most trusted and oldest home inspection firm in south Chicagoland. 

Jacob Carlile, son of Victor Carlile, founded Carlile Architects LLC in 2011.  For the next 6 years, Carlile Architects LLC and Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. relied on the experience and diversified staff of each company to ensure services exceeded client expectations.   Realizing that each company offers different expertise to our built-environment, our collaborative depth resulted in the most comprehensive delivery of professional services available.  

In 2017, Carlile Architects acquired controlling interest of Carlile Home and Property Services Inc.  In order to better brand the full portfolio of services offered by the companies, the Carlile Group was established.  To this day, Carlile Group offers inspection, design, planning, and environmental services to clients from the residential, commercial, institutional, civic, and light industrial market sectors. 

Into the future, Carlile Group will be the premier provider of professional service experts related to our building infrastructure.  Jacob Carlile envisions expansion into property development and management.  


The Carlile Group is comprised of Carlile Architects LLC, Carlile Home and Property Services Inc., and Carlile Property Management LLC



Jacob is Carlile Group's Managing Principal and responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.  Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from Southern Illinois University, Jacob has provided services to an array of client types including private owners, developers, and the public sector across architecture, inspection, and management disciplines.

Jacob holds Architectural licenses in the State of Illinois, Indiana, and Texas, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

aaron clemans


Aaron is the Principal of Carlile Property Management LLC bringing decades of experience in building construction, maintenance, and management to the team.  Holding a Bachelors of Science Degree from Cornerstone University, Aaron oversees our clients' building capital investment portfolios as well as serves as manager for multiple Home Owners and Condo Associations. 

Aaron's oversight of our Property Management team ensures owners and investors a responsive and detail oriented team of management professionals.



Kyle serves as an Architectural Associate and licensed Inspector for the Carlile Group. Kyle holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from Southern Illinois University.  Design projects have included new construction, renovations, and additions for projects in the commercial, civic, healthcare, residential markets. 

Kyle is also an Illinois licensed Home Inspector and provides existing condition assessments of buildings typically for real estate transactions and pre-design services.



Mikayla serves the firm as a CAD technician delivering design and documentation services for our architecture team.  Mikayla is currently studying Architectural Engineering at Olivet Nazarene University with plans for obtaining a post-graduate degree in Architecture. 

When not playing on the ONU Women's soccer team, Mikayla enjoys running, hiking, and anything outdoors.

John Ratliff


John brings 36 years of technical experience to the team providing design and drafting knowledge to ensure complete high quality deliverables for our architecture team.  John also serves as our CAD manager ensuring implementation of standards and protocols resulting in efficiencies and accuracy.  

John is also an Illinois licensed Home Inspector and provides existing condition assessments of buildings typically for real estate transactions and pre-design services.

amy smithberg


Amy manages the Carlile Group office and operations including accounts payable, receivable, Human Resources, as well as oversees administration and marketing functions.  She previously served for more than seven years as a Department of Defense contractor with the Marine Raider Battalion as a supply administrative specialist at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.

She holds a CPI Yellow Belt (Lean Six Sigma) certification, an MS Excel Intermediate Certificate, and is certified in the Marine Corps Ground Combat Support Services Oracle system.  Amy is a graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais High School.

Lisa rosenboom


Lisa is a licensed Real Estate broker with Coldwell Banker and serves as the Carlile Group's dedicated agent for our Property Management team.  Bringing years of experience in real estate brokerage, Lisa has worked with investors and tenants in numerous lease formats across multiple sectors including single-family, multi-family, and commercial offerings.