Leroy (Roy) Binkley primarily worked in the Chicago area. Although it has been difficult to find any biographical information on Binkley, John Black Lee reported that he worked with him in Paul Schweiker's office in Chicago, and Binkley may have attended the Illinois Institute of Technology or the University of Chicago. Lee also stated that Binkley's sister was married to Paul Rand (1914-1996) and Binkley designed a house for them. Binkley's other work in the Chicago area included two houses for his family, one in Long Grove and one on Lake Michigan, and a house in Glencoe. The Hurlburt House (1956) is the only house in New Canaan attributed to Binkley.