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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, 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. 


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, 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.



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.

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.

Jacob Newton


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.


Jacob is also an International Code Council (ICC) Plan Reviewer serving as a third-party plan reviewer for building permit applications submitted by the jurisdictions served by our team.

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Matthew serves the team as an Architectural Technician, delivering construction drawings and design visualization with various drafting software. Matthew holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies and a minor in Construction Management & Operations from Souther Illinois University, Carbondale.



Mikayla serves the firm as a CAD technician delivering design and documentation services for our architecture team.  Mikayla obtained her Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently enrolled in Ball State's Masters of Architecture degree program.

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.

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Tiffany serves as Property Account Representative managing multiple portfolios and millions of dollars in real estate assets for our Property Management team.  Tiffany specializes in coordinating operations and overseeing building maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, collecting rent, coordinating vendors and contractors, screening tenants, and tracking property budgets.


Tiffany assists our owners in achieving their goals of building a steady investment income while reducing the burden of daily property operations. Her role plays an integral part of the team's working bridge between property owners and tenants.

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jeff hornung


Jeff is an instrumental part of Carlile Group's Property Management Services. Serving as the Senior Maintenance Technician, Jeff adds 35+ years of facilities construction and maintenance knowledge to our team. Jeff's responsibilities include  building and unit repairs, interior and exterior maintenance and improvements, while also coordinating with vendors, inspectors, and contractors to ensure our managed portfolios support tenants' needs as well as preserving values and owner's interests.


Providing safe, well-maintained rentals for our tenants, while eliminating the stress of repairs and maintenance projects for our owner's is one of Jeff's main goals.

melissa marcotte


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.

Melissa is responsible for seeking out opportunities for Carlile Group as well as coordinating and working with consulting partners in the preparation of proposals and marketing efforts.

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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.

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