Brooks Resources History

The story of Brooks Resources Corporation is the story of Bend and its transition from a frontier settlement to a timber boomtown and then on to a diverse city in the heart of Oregon’s high desert.

1901 | Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company organized in Minnesota

Bend population in 1901 was 258.

1905 | Scanlon Gipson Lumber Company of Minnesota purchases large block of timber near Bend

1911 | Golden Spike driven at Bend’s first railroad depot

1915 | Scanlon-Gipson Lumber Company sells Oregon Timber to Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company

1916 | Brooks-Scanlon and Shevlin-Hixon sawmills begin operating in Bend.

1916 | Deschutes County incorporated

1920 | Bend population soars to 5,414

1930 | Brooks-Scanlon principal founding partners M.J. Scanlon and Dr. Dwight Brooks die

1950 | Brooks Scanlon purchases Shevlin-Hixon in Bend, acquiring sawmill and timber holdings

1958 | Bend Sawmill modernized and enlarged

1958 | Bachelor Butte developed into Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

1969 | Brooks Resources Corporation formed as a subsidiary of Brooks-Scanlon

1970 | Black Butte Ranch development begins

1974 | Mount Bachelor Village Resort construction begins

1979 | Brooks Resources Corporation becomes separate company

1980 | Brooks-Scanlon purchased by and merged with Diamond International Corp.

1981 | Shevlin Center developed

1984 | Awbrey Butte breaks ground

1993 | Awbrey Glen construction begins

1996 | Shevlin RiverFront takes shape

1999 | Conference Center built at Mount Bachelor Village

1999 | Brooks enters joint venture to develop NorthWest Crossing

2000 | Century Washington Center developed

2002 | First home in NorthWest Crossing built and sold

2003 | Awbrey Park begins

2004 | North Rim launched

2004 | Brooks Resources headquarters moves to downtown Bend

2004 | RiverWild homes offered

2006 | IronHorse in Prineville launched

2006 | Yarrow in Madras Launched

2008 | The Great Recession hits Central Oregon

2008 | Brooks Resources turns over Awbrey Butte to owners/HOA

2009 | Brooks Resources sells Awbrey Glen to owners

2013 | Central Oregon real estate market and economy shows signs of recovery

2014 | Brooks enters partnership with Taylor NW (Taylor Brooks) to build Shevlin Health & Wellness Center

2015 | Brooks sells Yarrow in Madras to the Bean Foundation

2016 | Tree Farm Development & Sales

2017 | Brooks Resources Offers Development Services to Private Clients