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New COVID-related office protocols and policies

New COVID-related office protocols and policies

In order to help reduce the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and comply with new statewide mandates for public indoor settings, Brooks Resources has implemented new office protocols for staff and visitors. Private businesses are considered public places.  Employees:  To keep everyone safe, our employees will be wearing masks in the common areas of the building (outside of their offices) regardless of vaccination status, and also wearing masks when more than one person is in the same… more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Central Oregon’s Awbrey Hall Fire: Safety and prevention 30 years later

Central Oregon’s Awbrey Hall Fire: Safety and prevention 30 years later

For many long-term Central Oregon residents, it is hard to imagine that 30 years have passed since the Awbrey Hall fire – an event that came a bit too close for comfort, causing home evacuations, destroying property and increasing fire safety scrutiny in our growing city. In light of this three-decade anniversary, Central Oregon Daily recently revisited the importance of fire prevention and planning for fire safety and protection. more >

Office Reopens with New Protocols

Office Reopens with New Protocols

Dear friends & associates, As of June 15, 2020, the Brooks Resources office is open with a limited staff. Like many of the changes we’ve experienced in the last few months, we’ve made some changes to our office and office protocol that we would like to share with you. Our number one goal is to keep our staff and guests safe while helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you are visiting our office, please note… more >

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Last week, we held an impromptu outdoor retirement gathering to wish David Ford well in his retirement. Even with physical distancing in place, and most us of working from home, we wanted to celebrate David’s career and send him off in style. Many of you know David from his many years of work as general manager of the award-winning NorthWest Crossing neighborhood on Bend, Oregon’s westside.  David was instrumental in shaping NorthWest Crossing (NWX). more >

Office Closure due to COVID-19

Office Closure due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our communities across the US and the globe.  The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and families is our top priority as we navigate through these uncertain times.  Brooks Resources is following the guidelines provided by our government officials and public health agencies.  In our effort to protect public health and help mitigate the risk of virus spread, our office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Should… more >

Annual Brooks Resources Wall Calendar Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Annual Brooks Resources Wall Calendar Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual wall calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for nearly four decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no different. For 2019, the horizontal format calendar features an expansive view of the three Sisters mountains. Local photographer Mike Houska of DogLeg Studios took the photo from beloved resort Black Butte Ranch, developed by the company nearly five decades ago. “This year’s calendar is… more >

2018 Annual Wall Calendar Released

2018 Annual Wall Calendar Released

Brooks Resources’ nearly 40-year tradition continues with the release of their 2018 wall calendar. This year’s calendar features a stunning starry sky over the Cascade Mountains, a photography by Nate Wyeth Photography. Annual wall calendars are free to community members and can be picked up at the corporate office, located at 409 NW Franklin Avenue in downtown Bend. The office is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. Abilitree will be distributing calendars at key locations throughout Central Oregon… more >

Brooks Resources honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association

Brooks Resources honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association

Brooks Resources was recently honored by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association. The 2017 Private Sector Partner Award recognizes an Oregon-based entity, corporation, or non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the park and recreation profession, either through an agency or the state association. “Brooks Resources has been a partner to park and recreation in Bend since the 1920s when Brooks Scanlon donated Shevlin Park to the City of Bend,” said Don Horton, Executive Director for Bend Park and… more >

Discovery West is the New Westside community in planning phases

Discovery West is the New Westside community in planning phases

In January of 2017, NWX2, LLC (Brooks Resources and other partners who developed NorthWest Crossing) purchased a 245-acre property located west of NorthWest Crossing and east of the Tree Farm in Bend, Oregon. This property was included in the December 2016 Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansion. The company is currently in the master planning phase of this new community, named Discovery West. Discovery West in Bend, Oregon will have 650 total residential units; single family homes, townhomes, cottages, and… more >

City Club Announces Winner of Conversation Award

City Club Announces Winner of Conversation Award

The City Club of Central Oregon announced last week, at an evening reception for its members and guests, that the “Westside Transect” is the winner of its first ever “Conversation of the Year Award”.  The Award is given to the community conversation that best reflects City Club’s mission and values.  The winning conversation featured many individuals and organizations.  It is credited, at least in part, for accomplishing three things:  (1) it helped bring finality to Bend’s decade-long Urban Growth Boundary… more >

Brooks Resources Expands to Provide Development Services

Brooks Resources Expands to Provide Development Services

Brooks Resources will now offer development services for private clients. In addition to acquiring and developing its own land, the company will now offer services to help private land owners, municipalities and other stakeholders who have a vision for their land, but may not have the broad expertise or capacity needed to see the project through from start to finish. “Our team has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of land development,” says Kirk Schueler, President and… more >

Brooks Resources Honored by Project Wildfire

Brooks Resources Honored by Project Wildfire

Brooks Resources was honored to receive recognition by Project Wildfire last month for our efforts to educate our community and promote resilient landscapes in Central Oregon. Brooks Resources has been actively involved in the mitigation of disastrous wildfire danger in Central Oregon. Some of those efforts include: Creating a Firewise Committee in North Rim and receiving designation as a Firewise Community Commitment to NFPA standards and Firewise in The Tree Farm community Staff volunteer time serving on… more >

The Purchase of Remaining Miller Tree Farm Property

The Purchase of Remaining Miller Tree Farm Property

The developers of NorthWest Crossing announced today that they have purchased 245 acres from the Miller family. The property, which was included in the recent expansion of the Bend Urban Growth Boundary, is bordered by William E. Miller Elementary and NorthWest Crossing to the east and the newly developed Tree Farm neighborhood to the west. Longtime developers Brooks Resources and members of Tennant Developments comprise NWX2, LLC, the entity that purchased the land. According to Charley Miller, co-manager of Miller… more >

Tree Farm Construction Update

Tree Farm Construction Update

Big equipment has been pushing dirt around The Tree Farm for over a month now and it’s exciting to see the progress that’s been made in just a short time. A recent update on The Tree Farm website shows some of the progress so we hope you’ll check it out. We’re still anticipating construction to wrap up near the end of summer and a sales release event in fall 2016. Be sure to join… more >