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The Carlile Group is a collective of experts committed to advancing the science of buildings. We collaborate to assist owners in creating, enhancing, and maintaining our built environment.

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V.L. Carlile Enterprises was established in 1998 by Victor Carlile with a focus on delivering home and property inspection services primarily tailored for real estate transactions. As the demand for inspection services burgeoned on both national and local scales, homeowners increasingly sought resilient and secure structures for their families' welfare. In response to this evolving demand, V.L. Carlile Enterprises diversified its offerings to encompass home energy auditing and environmental testing services. Subsequently, in 2002, the company underwent a rebranding initiative, transforming into Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. to better encapsulate its expanded service spectrum.

Over the ensuing 15 years, Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. distinguished itself by conducting comprehensive inspections and testing procedures for myriad clients. Our company's foundation rested upon principles of impartiality, expertise, and unwavering dedication to serving our clients.

In 2011, Jacob Carlile established Carlile Architects LLC, forging a synergistic relationship with Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. Over the ensuing 6 years, both entities leveraged their collective experience and diverse talent pool, thereby augmenting the depth of knowledge offered, setting us apart from competitors. Recognizing the distinct expertise each entity brought to the table within the built environment sector, our collaborative efforts culminated in the seamless provision of unparalleled technical and design services.

In 2017, Jacob assumed controlling interest of Carlile Home and Property Services Inc. In an effort to more effectively brand the comprehensive suite of services offered by both entities, the Carlile Group was conceived. Subsequently, in 2020, Carlile Group expanded its portfolio with the launch of Carlile Property Management, extending its purview to encompass real estate management services for both internally and externally owned investment properties. Presently, Carlile Group remains committed to delivering a diverse array of services, including inspection, design, environmental, and property management solutions, catering to clientele spanning residential, commercial, institutional, civic, and light industrial sectors.

Looking ahead, Carlile Group aspires to emerge as the preeminent provider of professional services in the realm of building infrastructure. Our collaborative expertise, rooted in a shared commitment to excellence, enables building owners to envision, enhance, and sustain their built environments with utmost confidence.


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

Jacob Carlile, AIA


Jacob, the Managing Principal of the Carlile Group, assumes responsibility for the firm's day-to-day operations. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from Southern Illinois University, Jacob brings a wealth of expertise to his role. With a career spanning architecture, inspection, and management disciplines, he has served a diverse clientele, including private owners, developers, and public sector entities.

Jacob's professional credentials include Architectural licenses in the State of Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and holds membership in the prestigious American Institute of Architects. Furthermore, Jacob is recognized as a Plan Reviewer certified by the International Code Council, underscoring his commitment to upholding industry standards and regulations.

Kyle Eliakis, Assoc. AIA


Kyle assumes the role of Architectural Technician and licensed Inspector within the Carlile Group, bringing a wealth of expertise to his position. Holding both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from Southern Illinois University, Kyle possesses a robust educational background.

Throughout his career, Kyle has been involved in a myriad of design projects encompassing new construction, renovations, and additions across various sectors, including commercial, civic, healthcare, and residential markets. His contributions to these endeavors have been marked by a meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering innovative solutions.

In addition to his architectural acumen, Kyle is a licensed Home Inspector in the state of Illinois. Leveraging this certification, he conducts thorough assessments of existing buildings, primarily catering to real estate transactions and pre-design services. Kyle's multifaceted skill set underscores his dedication to ensuring the safety, functionality, and integrity of built environments.

John Ratliff


John is an invaluable asset to our team, boasting an impressive 36 years of technical expertise. His wealth of experience is instrumental in providing comprehensive design and drafting support to our architecture team, ensuring the delivery of high-quality outputs. In his role as CAD manager, John plays a pivotal role in establishing and enforcing standards and protocols, thereby enhancing operational efficiencies and maintaining accuracy across projects.

Furthermore, John holds an Illinois license as a Home Inspector, further diversifying his skill set. Leveraging this qualification, he conducts meticulous assessments of existing buildings, with a primary focus on facilitating real estate transactions and pre-design services. John's multifaceted contributions underscore his commitment to excellence and his ability to deliver exceptional results across various facets of our operations.

Jacob Newton


Jacob fulfills the role of Architect Intern at Carlile Group, where he offers vital architectural support encompassing the design, selection, coordination, and detailing of architectural materials and systems. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the esteemed Illinois Institute of Technology, Jacob's academic background equips him with a solid foundation in architectural principles and practices. Furthermore, Jacob is actively pursuing certification and licensure from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), demonstrating his commitment to professional development and industry standards.

In addition to his architectural responsibilities, Jacob is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Plan Reviewer. In this capacity, he serves as a trusted third-party reviewer for building permit applications submitted by the jurisdictions served by our team. Jacob's dual expertise underscores his versatility and dedication to ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements while delivering innovative architectural solutions.

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Matthew Gagnon


Matthew contributes to our team as an Architectural Technician, specializing in the production of construction drawings and design visualization using a range of drafting software. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies, complemented by a minor in Construction Management & Operations from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Matthew's academic background provides him with a solid foundation in architectural principles and construction management practices, enabling him to effectively translate design concepts into tangible, functional structures. His proficiency in drafting software allows for the creation of precise and comprehensive documentation essential for project execution and coordination. Matthew's dedication to delivering high-quality work contributes significantly to the success of our architectural endeavors.

Amy Smithberg


Amy assumes the critical role of office and operations manager within the Carlile Group, where she oversees a spectrum of essential functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, administration, and marketing. Drawing from her extensive professional background, Amy's expertise ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of our organizational infrastructure.

Prior to her tenure with the Carlile Group, Amy served for over seven years as a Department of Defense contractor, specializing as a supply administrative specialist at the Marine Raider Battalion, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Her experience in this capacity instilled in her a meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence that she brings to her current role.

Amy's professional credentials include a CPI Yellow Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, an MS Excel Intermediate Certificate, and certification in the Marine Corps Ground Combat Support Services Oracle system. These certifications underscore her dedication to continuous improvement and proficiency in key operational tools and systems.

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Dale Hoge


Dale plays a pivotal role as Property Account Manager, overseeing numerous investment portfolios and millions of dollars in real estate assets for our Property Management team. Dale’s responsibilities encompass the coordination of operations, supervision of building maintenance, repairs/upgrades, rent collection, as well as managing vendor and contractor coordination, tenant screening, and property budgets.


Dale assists owners in achieving their goals of building a steady investment income while reducing the burden of daily property operations. His role plays an integral part of the team's working bridge between owners and tenants. As the intermediary between property owners and tenants, Dale fosters effective communication and resolves any conflicts or issues that may arise. He strives to maintain tenant satisfaction while safeguarding the interests of property owners, thereby enhancing the overall value of the investment portfolios under his management.

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Nick Henshaw


Nick plays a vital role within the Carlile Group's Property Management team, contributing his expertise to our Maintenance Department. His responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including building and unit repairs, interior and exterior maintenance, and enhancements. Additionally, Nick serves as a liaison with vendors, inspectors, and contractors to guarantee that our managed portfolios effectively address tenants' requirements while safeguarding property values and owners' interests.

One of Nick's primary objectives is to ensure the provision of safe, well-maintained rentals for our tenants, thereby alleviating the burden of repairs and maintenance projects for property owners. By prioritizing tenant satisfaction and property upkeep, Nick exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional property management services while fostering positive landlord-tenant relationships.

Melissa Marcotte


In her capacity as Business Development Coordinator, Melissa assumes a pivotal role within the Carlile Group, spearheading various initiatives to drive growth and enhance the firm's market presence. Her multifaceted responsibilities encompass identifying and researching potential opportunities, crafting compelling proposals, orchestrating marketing and promotional campaigns, conducting outreach to stakeholders, and actively engaging with the community. Additionally, Melissa diligently ensures the maintenance of our digital presence by keeping our website and social media platforms up to date.

Central to Melissa's role is her proactive pursuit of opportunities for the Carlile Group, coupled with her adept coordination and collaboration with consulting partners in the preparation of proposals and marketing endeavors. Through her strategic efforts and adept networking skills, Melissa plays a vital role in expanding the firm's reach and fostering mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders.

Melissa's dedication to driving business development initiatives underscores our commitment to continuous growth and innovation, positioning the Carlile Group for sustained success in a competitive marketplace.

Staff Lisa Rosenboom
Lisa Rosenboom


Lisa brings a wealth of experience to her role as the dedicated agent for the Carlile Group's Property Management team, holding licensure as a Real Estate broker with Coldwell Banker. With a robust background in real estate brokerage, Lisa has amassed years of expertise in facilitating transactions between investors and tenants across diverse lease formats. Her extensive portfolio spans various sectors, including single-family residences, multi-family dwellings, and commercial properties.

Throughout her career, Lisa has demonstrated a keen understanding of the intricacies of real estate transactions, consistently delivering exceptional service to her clients. Her proficiency in navigating the complexities of leasing agreements, coupled with her commitment to fostering positive landlord-tenant relationships, positions her as an invaluable asset to the Carlile Group's Property Management team.

Drawing upon her vast industry knowledge and proven track record of success, Lisa is dedicated to providing unparalleled support to clients, ensuring seamless property management operations and maximizing returns on investment. Her dedication to excellence exemplifies the Carlile Group's unwavering commitment to delivering superior real estate services in a dynamic market landscape.

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