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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OUR STORY

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, Jacob 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.  In 2020, Carlile Group launched Carlile Property Management serving real estate management service to internally and externally owned investment properties. To this day, Carlile Group offers inspection, design, environmental, and property management 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.  All of our companies collaborative expertise helps building owners create, enhance, and maintain our built environment. 

OUR STAFF

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

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JACOB CARLILE, AIA

PRINCIPAL - CARLILE GROUP

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, Texas, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.  Jacob is also a Plan Reviewer certified by the International Code Council. 

jcarlile@carlile-group.com

joseph murczek

PROJECT MANAGER

Joe is a project manager with over 20 years of experience in the Architecture and construction industries. Joe has gained extensive experience through all phases of design and construction, including work in healthcare, higher education, science & technology/labs, hospitality, retail, and residential. Prior to joining Carlile Group Joe worked as a PM for both Architects and General Contractors and he also spent a couple of years as a Building Inspector for a local municipality allowing him to bring a well rounded and broad level of knowledge to our team. 

A graduate of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies. Joe excels at coordinating large project teams, as well as the detailing and construction of buildings and is both a LEED Accredited Professional and CM-Lean holder.

jmurczek@carlile-group.com

KYLE ELIAKIS, Assoc. AIA

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN & HOME INSPECTOR

Kyle serves as an Architectural Technician 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.

keliakis@carlile-group.com

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John Ratliff

CAD TECHNICIAN & HOME INSPECTOR 

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. 

jratliff@carlile-group.com

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Jacob Newton

ARCHITECT INTERN

Jacob serves as an Architect Intern at Carlile Group providing architectural support in the design, selection, coordination and detailing of architectural materials and systems. Jacob holds a Bachelor's of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and is pursuing NCARB certification and licensure.

 

In his down time, Jacob enjoys making jewelry, exercising and walking his cat, Tommy. 

jnewton@carlile-group.com

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MIKAYLA ZAKUTANSKY

CAD TECHNICIAN

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. 

mzakutansky@carlile-group.com

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amy smithberg

OFFICE MANAGER

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.

asmithberg@carlile-group.com

melissa marcotte

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Serving as our Business Development Coordinator, Melissa's responsibilities include identifying and researching potential project proposals, marketing and promotions, as well as keeping our website and social media up to date.

She is a wife, mom, and lifelong resident of Kankakee County and says that seeking out opportunities for Carlile Group to become more involved and connect with the communities we serve is one of her favorite responsibilities. Melissa is a graduate of BMCHS and Robert Morris College

mmarcotte@carlile-group.com

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Lisa rosenboom

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DEDICATED REALTOR

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. 

lrosenboom@carlile-group.com