Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Builders Association

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Builders Association

Earlier this month, a Central Oregon tradition returned: the annual COBA Tour of Homes. Put on each year by the Central Oregon Builders Association it was, the two-weekend-long Tour had a mix of in-person and virtual tours to showcase some of Central Oregon’s finest homes in a variety of price categories. Our new community of Discovery West had a home on the… more >

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

We are pleased to announce that Erica Hollern Kelly has joined our board of directors at Brooks Resources Corporation. See the complete news release below.  Brooks Resources Adds Erica Hollern Kelly to its Board of Directors New board member for the Bend, Oregon real estate development company is first woman to be elected to the board of directors  23 June 2021 – Bend, Oregon – Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Erica Hollern… more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

While it took its sweet time in coming to visit us, it appears that summer has arrived in Bend, Oregon. With our hot, sunny Central Oregon summers, a whole host of new possibilities open up for outdoor activities. Snow has melted in the Cascades, and that means new areas are now open for recreational use. While there is fun to be had year-round in Central Oregon, there’s something special about the long days of summer. What are some… more >

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend, Oregon is growing – and fast. This means that we need careful planning, forward-looking infrastructure and optimization of land use to accommodate our changing landscape and population. One area that has been “central” to these discussions about the city’s future is the Bend Central District (BCD). The BCD runs roughly from NE Penn and 2nd street south to the 3rd street underpass, on the west side of Highway 97. It is truly in the heart of… more >

Updated COVID-19 Policies

Updated COVID-19 Policies

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, some of our staff continues to work remotely throughout much of the week. If you need to meet with one of our staff members in person, we encourage you to call or email in advance to schedule a time. For the health and safety of our team and guests, masks are required to enter our office building. Upon providing proof of full vaccination, visitors may remove their masks in our building. Unvaccinated guests… more >

Community spotlight: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Community spotlight: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental health concerns have increased substantially over the course of the last several months, as the pandemic drastically changed lives around the world. Increases in depression and anxiety are hovering in the double digits and the full impacts of the crisis are probably yet to been seen. In light of these events, it is even more critical to support services that help people and their loved ones through mental illness. In Central Oregon, we have a great resource in… more >

Community Organization Profile: Environmental Center

Community Organization Profile: Environmental Center

It’s Earth Month, so what better time to spotlight a champion for sustainability in Central Oregon – The Environmental Center. An integral part of our community for the past three decades, The Environmental Center has worked hard to bring education about key environmental issues, as well as provide opportunities for people to engage and take action. Along with many other ongoing programs, the organization is providing… more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Top 10 Things to Do In Central Oregon in the Springtime

Spring can be a tricky season here in Central Oregon as just when the flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, we can easily get hit with another snowstorm. However, the promise of longer days and sunnier skies is in the air. That gets us thinking about the very best Bend, Oregon springtime activities that you don’t want to miss out on.  Trails, trails, trails: It’s no secret that we have a multitude of… more >

Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations

Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Bend Foundation has donated $400,000 to various causes in the Central Oregon region. Please see below for the full press release about the grants. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations Central Oregon philanthropic organization donates $200,000 to Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity and $200,000 to other organizations aiding in COVID-19 recovery and resilienc Bend, Oregon – 08 March 2021 –… more >

Welcome Chrissy Christoferson to the Brooks Resources Team

Welcome Chrissy Christoferson to the Brooks Resources Team

Join us in welcoming Chrissy Christoferson to our team at Brooks Resources! She will be heading up our new property management division, Heartwood Commercial Management. Below is the full press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brooks Resources hires Chrissy Christoferson to head newly formed property management division Heartwood Commercial Management is newest venture for the established Bend, Oregon real estate development company Bend, Oregon – 04 March 2021 – Brooks… more >

Employee Spotlight: Dale Van Valkenburg

Employee Spotlight: Dale Van Valkenburg

Each month, we have the pleasure of getting to know one of our Brooks Resources team members just a little better. This February, we asked Dale Van Valkenburg a few questions about his work as Director of Planning & Development, and what he likes to do when he’s not crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s for various projects. What’s a typical “day in the life” in your role with Brooks Resources?… more >

Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

We sat down with Brooks Resources president & CEO Kirk Schueler to talk about what’s going on in Bend, Oregon from a growth, infrastructure, business and housing perspective. With nearly 30 years in the region, his view is that these critical issues, while disrupted a bit by COVID-19, will eventually balance out as they always have done.  How is the growth we are experiencing now different than before?There have historically been periods… more >

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Nonprofit organizations in our community are working overtime during this time of crisis, and we are proud to support many different causes in Central Oregon including The Bethlehem Inn. Homelessness is on the rise locally and nationwide, and many of these people are particularly vulnerable when it comes to health concerns surrounding the pandemic. The Bethlehem Inn, which provides shelter and meals for this population, is taking care when it comes to COVID-19 safety. The Bethlehem… more >

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

We are kicking off the New Year with an employee interview featuring Romy Mortensen, Brooks Resources Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Romy has held many roles with the company over the past 30 (!) years, starting as an administrative assistant to the General Manager at our former resort property, Mount Bachelor Village Resort.  She took a short hiatus, around 1993 to work with an advertising agency (and Brooks Resources was its client at the time). … more >

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

Our annual wall calendar is now available for touchless pickup at our main office in downtown Bend at 409 N.W. Franklin! Come on down to the entrance vestibule Monday through Friday 1 – 3 p.m. to get your free copy. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to distribute copies in person as is the tradition). This year’s calendar features a view of South Sister over the spectacular Sparks Lake, captured by local photographer Christian Heeb. Each year,… more >

Employee Spotlight: Mike Hollern

Employee Spotlight: Mike Hollern

If you live in Bend, then you probably know the name Mike Hollern. Our Chairman of the Board has been with Brooks Resources since its inception as a subsidiary of Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. in 1969. Over the years, he says he’s seen highs, lows and a lot of fun! He and his wife Sue are well-known for their work in the community, and are big supporters of the arts and other philanthropic causes in the region. We asked him… more >

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: I Like Pie Run/Walk

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: I Like Pie Run/Walk

It’s a Central Oregon tradition: work off all that Thanksgiving yumminess with a brisk morning run to raise money for three deserving charities: the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Girls on the Run of Central Oregon and NeighborImpact. Yes, we’re talking about the “I Like Pie” Run/Walk, typically held around Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District area. This year, like most things, the format of the event is a bit different, and producer Cascade Lakes Relays and the FootZone… more >

Due to restrictions, office closes to public

Due to restrictions, office closes to public

Today Governor Brown issued new restrictions effective Wednesday, November 18th, that affect many aspects of our daily lives.  These restrictions are in effect until at least December 2nd. As such, please note that our office will be closed to the public until further notice. Additionally, we have encouraged our staff to work from home whenever possible. We will be utilizing virtual meeting platforms as much as possible. If you have business to conduct at our office, please make arrangements with one… more >

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Our staff, many of whom have been with us for decades, are really what makes up the heartbeat of Brooks Resources. It’s fun to share more about them each month with our Employee Spotlight column. Our most recent interviewee is our vice president and CFO, Jade Mayer. Below he answers some of our most pressing questions!  Q: How long have you been with Brooks Resources? A: I started with Brooks Resources Corporation… more >

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

There are so many different organizations working hard to support our community during these difficult times, and nearly all have been forced to cancel their planned fund-raising events. Deschutes Children’s Foundation is one of them, and they’ve come up with a creative alternative to their planned “Ripples” event. Instead, you can join them virtually for a new event, dubbed “Riddles.”  Riddles: Creative Community Problem Solving will be held on Wednesday, October 14th. This… more >