About Bright Idea Egress

Bright Idea Egress installation team

What’s an “egress window,” you might ask? It’s an easy-to-open window that serves as an emergency exit to escape a below-ground living space of any kind.

We reengineered the egress window installation process by creating the innovative structural Bright Idea ExoFrame system, to give you the highest quality basement window solution and the best value for your money.

Our sister company, Brighter Basements, has installed thousands of egress windows on Colorado’s Front Range for over 15 years and we continuously focused on refining our product solution and improving customer experience.

In our years of installation experience, we’ve never seen another egress window system come close to the streamlining the install process and delivering satisfied customers. Our egress window kit includes lifetime warranty against product, material and manufacturing defects. We ship our kits on a pallet from Colorado to anywhere in the continental United States within 1-2 days. The timeframe for freight delivery varies by location and carrier. Feel free to contact us for an estimate of shipping time.

Learn more about the Bright Idea difference and how our system stacks up.

Theo Stephens, Founder

Theo Stephens


Theo Stephens is an entrepreneur and inventor who has developed an engineered solution for the sometimes complex problems involved in installing egress windows. He tested his design by installing thousands of egress windows over the last decade, establishing a process that is faster, safer and more cost-effective than traditional installation methods. Theo oversees all operational aspects of Bright idea Egress, including inventory management, sales and customer service.

Committed to continuous product improvement, Theo also manages the product development process and is constantly on the search for engineering advancements that will enhance the ease of use and performance of the Bright Idea Egress window kit.

Theo has renovated several residential properties and understands first-hand the challenges involved in doing-it-yourself.

Lisa Wilkie, Operations Manager

Lisa Wilkie


Lisa Wilkie is a skilled problem solver and customer relations expert with a wealth of experience in financial services and retail inventory management. Lisa is the first point of contact for Bright Idea customers and handles sales, customer correspondence and inquiries as well as back of the house administrative duties.

Before joining Bright Idea, Lisa managed inventory and logistics for Nordstrom and worked for a variety of financial institutions, overseeing client relationships.