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.

Jacob is licensed 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.



Kyle serves as an Architectural Associate for Carlile Group. He recently completed his Master of Architecture degree at Southern Illinois University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. Before joining the Carlile Group team, Kyle worked as an assistant in the Digital Fabrication Lab at SIU, coordinating daily operations of CNC machines and 3D printers.


Projects have included commercial, healthcare, residential, restoration, new construction, and renovation from programming through project close-out. Kyle is proficient in AutoCAD, REVIT, Rhino, SketchUp and Photoshop.



Andy is our Manager of Field Services which includes any services provided outside of our office.  This includes Property Inspection, Environmental, and Construction Administration Services.  As an Illinois Licensed Home Inspector and Radon Measurement Technician, Andy provides our Quality Assurance oversight and Quality Control Procedures. 

Andy joined the firm in 2018 and quickly showcased a desire to see the firm grow and expand ensuring the services were not sacrificed once deliverables left our office.

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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.


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5 S. Main Street

Manteno, IL 60950

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