Kirk Schueler Concludes Successful 10-Year Tenure as Oregon State University Trustee

Kirk Schueler Concludes Successful 10-Year Tenure as Oregon State University Trustee

Outgoing Chair of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees Kirk Schueler, receives a framed resolution in appreciation from OSU president Jayathi Murthy (left) and incoming Chair Román Hernandez (right). After 10 years of dedicated service, Kirk Schueler, President and CEO of Brooks Resources, bids farewell to his role as a trustee of the Board of Trustees at Oregon State University (OSU), where he has reached the imposed term limit. During his tenure he served as… more >

Shevlin Crossing Expands: Building 2 Breaks Ground, Adding Stunning Commercial Space

Shevlin Crossing Expands: Building 2 Breaks Ground, Adding Stunning Commercial Space

Taylor Brooks’ Shevlin Crossing continues to evolve and provide much-needed new class-A commercial office space in northwest Bend. Ideally located at the Shevlin Park Road/NW Crossing Drive roundabout, the two-building campus features sustainable construction incorporating cross-laminated timber panels and was designed by TVA Architects. The first 19,000 s.f. building’s current tenants include RBC Wealth Management and Rosewood Family Advisors LLP, with Shift Functional Medicine and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Nadia Mostovych, moving in soon!… more >

Unveiling the Legacy: Shevlin Center Illuminates Early Brooks Resources History

Unveiling the Legacy: Shevlin Center Illuminates Early Brooks Resources History

The rich history of Brooks Resources Corporation and its transformative influence on Central Oregon continues to unfold today. From pioneering walkable mixed-use neighborhoods to spearheading zoning innovations tackling transportation hurdles to building some of the area’s most beloved legacy resort developments, Brooks Resources has consistently redefined the landscape with innovative solutions.    Shevlin Center—A Symbol of Brooks Resources’ Commitment to Town Progress Brooks’ Shevlin Center development stands as a testament to the company’s visionary… more >

Hannah Bouska Joins Taylor Brooks as Development Coordinator

Hannah Bouska Joins Taylor Brooks as Development Coordinator

Taylor Brooks welcomes Hannah Bouska as its new Development Coordinator. Bouska brings several years of experience in the real estate development industry. Her most recent role was with AKS Engineering and Forestry in Bend, where she was a Project Coordinator. Prior roles included Project Manager at Vivax Pros, Operator/Foreman at Hudspeth & Associates and at Fulcrum, Inc. Taylor Brooks General Manager, Jeremy McPherson, said, “This new role will draw on… more >

Empowering Paths: Celebrating Kristen O’Riordan of SunWest Builders During Women’s History Month

Empowering Paths: Celebrating Kristen O’Riordan of SunWest Builders During Women’s History Month

At Brooks Resources, we’re always happy when there’s a chance to celebrate the talented women in our field, so imagine how we feel during March, which marks both Women’s History Month and Women in Construction Week (March 3-9).  One outstanding female construction professional we’ve gotten to know over the past few years is Kristen O’Riordan of SunWest Builders. Kristen is the project manager for the live/work townhomes at Discovery West’s Discovery Corner area. more >

Roundabout Revolution: The Birth of Bend’s Roundabouts

Roundabout Revolution: The Birth of Bend’s Roundabouts

Anyone visiting Bend today will immediately notice the many roundabouts that keep traffic flowing. Home to many large-scale sculptures, such as the famously nicknamed “Flaming Chicken,” “High Desert Spiral,” and “Mt. Bachelor Compass,” the roundabouts are a source of intrigue and inspiration today. But before 1999, there were no roundabouts in town. As roundabouts “turn” 25, we look back at how they were conceived. The person who brought the roundabout concept to Bend is Brooks Resources… more >

Taylor Brooks’ Shevlin Crossing: Elevating Expectations in Bend’s Commercial Sector

Taylor Brooks’ Shevlin Crossing: Elevating Expectations in Bend’s Commercial Sector

What happens when two long-time real estate development companies decide to tie the knot? Big, exciting things! Such is the case with Taylor Brooks, a partnership between Taylor Development and Brooks Resources. One of Taylor Brooks’ top projects, the beautifully constructed Shevlin Crossing in Bend, is in full swing. It’s ideally located at the Shevlin Park Road/NW Crossing Drive roundabout and features cross-laminated timber panels that give shape to the progressive space designed by TVA… more >

Brooks Resources Receives Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award

Brooks Resources Receives Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award

We are honored to be recognized by Earth Advantage for our 20+ year history of building sustainable homes in key neighborhoods in Bend! Accepting the award is Brooks Resources Director of Marketing, Valerie Yost, and Discovery West builder and former Real Estate Director, Rick Hayes. Brooks Resources Corporation was honored to receive the Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Award this week. The awards honor developers who built the… more >

Brooks Resources Announces Release of 2024 Annual Wall Calendar Celebrating Central Oregon’s Scenic Beauty for More Than 40 Years

Brooks Resources Announces Release of 2024 Annual Wall Calendar Celebrating Central Oregon’s Scenic Beauty for More Than 40 Years

Brooks Resources is delighted to announce the release of its much-anticipated annual wall calendar for 2024. This cherished tradition, spanning over four decades, has become a visual journey through the stunning landscapes that define Central Oregon. The calendar is offered free to the community while supplies last. For over 40 years, the Brooks Resources calendar has showcased a different Central Oregon landscape, serving as a visual testament to the diverse and breathtaking scenery that characterizes the… more >

Jingle Christmas Extravaganza at The Giving Plate

Jingle Christmas Extravaganza at The Giving Plate

At The Giving Plate, a crucial Bend service organization, the spirit of Christmas is set to jingle with an array of heartwarming events that promise to spread joy and create lasting memories for families in need.  Through the Jingle Store, Jingle Christmas Makeovers, and Santa’s Plate, we invite you to join The Giving Plate in making this Christmas truly special for everyone. Jingle Store Event: December 15th & 16th, 2023 Location:… more >

Empowering Communities with the Latino Community Association during Hispanic Heritage Month

Empowering Communities with the Latino Community Association during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, is a time to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Americans’ rich culture, history, and contributions to our society. This period encompasses the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. At Brooks Resources, we celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity within our Central Oregon community. This month, we are excited to shine a spotlight… more >

Join the Celebration: BendFilm’s 20-Year Milestone

Join the Celebration: BendFilm’s 20-Year Milestone

We are excited to shine a spotlight on BendFilm as it celebrates two decades of independent cinema excellence. This upcoming October, the 20th Annual Bend Film Festival promises to transform Bend into a bustling film industry hub, presenting the outstanding creations of talented independent filmmakers from all around Central Oregon. In 2003, Brooks Resources Corporation planted the seeds of what would evolve into one of the region’s most cherished events. Our… more >

New Brooks Resources – Taylor Development Partnership

New Brooks Resources – Taylor Development Partnership

We are so pleased to announce a new partnership between our firm, Brooks Resources, and Taylor Development. The new company, Taylor Brooks, will focus on top quality real estate development projects in Central Oregon, including healthcare, office and flex industrial space. The full press release follows below.   PRESS RELEASE Brooks Resources Corporation And Taylor Development Announce Partnership “Taylor Brooks” is a new partnership between Taylor Development and Central Oregon developer Brooks Resources 5 May, 2023… more >

Community Spotlight: Deschutes River Conservancy

Community Spotlight: Deschutes River Conservancy

Earth Day is approaching and we are highlighting a local organization that makes a difference in our environment and community. Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) is “dedicated to restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.” The organization was founded in 1966 based on a deep understanding that a healthy inclusive community coincides with a healthy environment.  Did you know that nearly 90% of the streamflow from the Deschutes… more >

Community Spotlight: SMART Reading

Community Spotlight: SMART Reading

It’s National Reading Month, so it’s the perfect time to highlight a local nonprofit that provides children with the tools and resources that empower them to read. SMART Reading was developed in 1991, led by Governor Neil Goldschmdit, to address children’s reading levels. It formally launched in 1992 with the goal to “positively impact literacy outcomes by providing early reading support, access to books and community engagement in an equitable and inclusive environment for everyone involved.” In the… more >

Community Spotlight: BEAT Children’s Theatre

Community Spotlight: BEAT Children’s Theatre

BEAT Children’s Theatre is empowering youth by fostering creativity, collaboration and self confidence while enriching the Central Oregon community. BEAT was founded by Mary Kilpatrick and Howard Schor and has been serving the Central Oregon community since 2006 with classes, mainstage performances and audiences. BEAT enriches and transforms the lives of young people through performing arts by offering fun and instructive programs with a safe and supportive environment and we are proud to support this program. … more >

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Gives

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Gives

Central Oregon Gives is the region’s center for nonprofit giving at the end of each year. It’s a digital giving platform for donors to learn about their communities’ nonprofits and donate to the nonprofit of their choosing and with each donation, the donor receives a gift. Last year, 80 nonprofits were selected to participate in the end-of-year giving and they topped $1 million in donations.  We love seeing our community come together for… more >

Community Sponsorship: The Season of Nonviolence

Community Sponsorship: The Season of Nonviolence

Brooks Resources is proud to sponsor the upcoming Central Oregon Community College Season of Nonviolence, with various events and activities being held January – March 2023. Created to bring together community partners to educate and empower communities on how to use nonviolent methods to create a more peaceful world, the event series includes lectures, book discussion groups and facilitated community conversations. It is the 15th year Central Oregon Community College has hosted the… more >

Brooks Resources 2023 Annual Wall Calendar Now Available!

Brooks Resources 2023 Annual Wall Calendar Now Available!

Our annual wall calendar tradition continues in 2023 – featuring an iconic image of Central Oregon. Last year was the first time we held a photo contest for the featured image, and its success encouraged us to issue another contest for the 2023 edition. This year’s winner is Bend’s Jim St. John who photographed Reynolds Pond featuring an enchanting sunrise reflected on the water. This year’s photo contest theme was “Hope on the Horizon”, chosen to represent the… more >

Community Spotlight: MountainStar Family Relief Nursery 

Community Spotlight: MountainStar Family Relief Nursery 

Snow has recently fallen to the ground in Central Oregon, and the holidays are just around the corner. Now is a great time to get involved in the community and help those around us to have a special holiday season. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery began providing services to families in the community of Bend in 2001 and now serves the tri-county Central Oregon area including Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. We are proud to support this organization… more >