Tim O’Brien Homes Embraced Social Responsibility by Participating in the LakeWalk for Cancer

Embrace Social Responsibility

Tim O’Brien Homes follows 7 Core Values, which are a reflection of the company’s guiding principles that inspire our daily work and underscore our steadfast commitment to our customers, vendor partners and each other.


Deliver EXTRAordinary Experiences | Foster a Team Environment | Embrace Social Responsibility | Nurture a Learning Organization | Communicate with Empathy & Understanding | Be Solution Experts | Create Fun

LakeWalk for Cancer

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, Tim O’Brien Homes, along with Neumann Companies, Inc. and Sunvest Solar, Inc. eagerly “Embraced Social Responsibility” by participating in the 2015 LakeWalk for Cancer in Oconomowoc, WI.

This annual event supports local cancer programs in Waukesha County. ProHealth Care’s cancer services at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital assist patients through the whole process, from from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. The goal for 2015’s LakeWalk for Cancer was $100,000, however, with the help from everyone, the goal was succeeded and $104,472!

LakeWalk 2015

“Cancer touches many in our community. It will impact almost one of every four individuals, and is second only to heart disease as a leading cause of death. We’ve organized the ProHealth Care Walks for Cancer to help change these statistics and show support in our community for cancer patients, families and survivors.” – LakeWalk for Cancer

LakeWalk 2015 2For more information to learn more about LakeWalk for Cancer, please visit the LakeWalk website.

Tim O’Brien Homes of Madison cuts ribbon for Ironwood Estates

Tim O’Brien Homes of Madison introduces Ironwood Estates, a unique new neighborhood offering single-family and duplex residential living in the Sun Prairie area.


The new model and neighborhood grand opening ribbon cutting took place last week with the support of the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and two Mayors!

The Star wrote an article about the exciting ribbon cutting at Ironwood Estates in Sun Prairie, WI:

Tim O’Brien Homes cuts ribbon for Ironwood Estates

Sitting in the roughly 2,000 sq. ft., two-story ranch model home in the Ironwood Estates development, both Tim O’Brien and Don Esposito expressed optimism about the new development which offers single family, duplex and condo lots for sale in addition to home packages.

Esposito and O’Brien were among the individuals representing the company who cut the ribbon last Friday to officially open the model home located just off Ironwood Drive.


“That screened in porch is really nice because you’ve got the restaurants, you’ve got the sunsets . . . it’s a great way to unwind at the end of the day,” O’Brien said. “It’s a really comfortable space.”

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors joined O’Biren, Esposito and two Sun Prairie Mayors — including current Mayor Jon Freund and Mayor-Elect Paul Esser — in cutting the ribbon to officially open the model home.

Esposito explained the first phase — the single family side with 17 single family lots available — is currently open. Roughly five homes are under construction already.

“So we’re building some momentum,” Esposito said.

On the other side are 17 duplex lots that Tim O’Brien Homes is actively seeking to sell to other builders.

“We will be finishing the phase in the center this summer,” Esposito said, referring to single family homes.

Esposito pointed to a street called Scott Trail. “That’s named after Joshua Scott, who was killed in action in the Middle East,” Esposito said, referring to the Sun Prairie soldier who died May 28, 2005 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. “We thought it would be a nice way to honor his contribution to our freedom.”

Finally, the company will market the bottom phase, a single family area in the southern most portion of the development.

“It’s been great,” O’Brien said. “It’s been stagnant for so long. I remember coming here to look at it — I almost felt like a tumbleweed was going to come rolling by just because it was so vacant.

“We still have the condos here but it just didn’t seem like a lot of life,” O’Brien added. “Now you’re seeing this kind of vertical rejuvenation of this area. We’ve got the vertical construction going on — that creates a lot of excitement — and as soon as people start moving in and people start walking on the sidewalks . . . it’s really going to start coming to life.”

The Arbordale Model Home 498 Crescendo Dr. Open Saturday & Sunday: 12 - 5 pm or by appt.

The Arbordale Model Home – Ironwood Estates
498 Crescendo Dr., Sun Prairie, WI
Open Saturdays & Sundays: 12 – 5 pm or by appointment

Esposito said Ironwood Estates represents the first development the company has taken on itself — taking it through the entitlement process all the way through the development process.

In Scenic Point — located just off Clarmar Drive where Tim O’Brien Homes purchased some lots but was not involved in the development of the neighborhood — Esposito pointed out that development is nearly finished and built out.

When asked about the typical homebuyer the company is marketing to, Esposito said it varies.

“Well, since we re-purposed this as a single-family subdivision, we envision that . . . families will be moving in here,” Esposito said.

“Probably families with [school-aged] kids, and we envision some of the condos will attract some empty nesters,” Esposito said.

“But we still see opportunities for young families and empty nesters, and then move-up buyers for the single-family properties.”

For more information about Ironwood Estates, contact Deann MacPherson by phone at (608) 228-4339 or via e-mail at dmacpherson@tobhomes.com

Operation FINALLY HOME is Here in Wisconsin

Operation FINALLY HOME 501(c)(3) is a nonprofit organization set out to provide mortgage-free homes to wounded, disabled, or ill veterans and the surviving spouses and their families. Award-winning builders, Belman Homes and Tim O’Brien Homes announced plans to build two homes for two disabled veterans and their families. Land developer, Neumann Companies donated the land at the Cranberry Creek neighborhood in the Village of Jackson.

Operation FINALLY HOME was founded by Dan Wallrath in 2005. Rusty Carroll now runs the organization out of New Braunfels, Texas. The organization focuses on joining forces with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help wounded war Heroes and their families transition to their home field by building a home to call their own.

The three companies, Belman Homes, Tim O’Brien Homes, and Neumann Companies, are excited to begin this journey and support a wonderful cause.

“Tim O’Brien Homes is very proud to be a part of this project. Not only does this align with our Core Values, we are giving back to those that have selflessly fought for our country.  It just makes sense that we all pull together and create a comfortable home for our wounded heroes.” – Tim O’Brien, President, Tim O’Brien Homes

“We are honored to support our veterans through Operation Finally Home and we are very grateful and have been blown away by all the support from our loyal team of craftsmen that have stepped forward to help with this amazing cause.” – David Belman, President, Belman Homes, Inc.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our company to give at least a little back to the military families who have given of their time and lives to serve and protect us.  We are honored to be a major supporter of the project and remain grateful to all who have served and are currently serving in the military.” – Matt Neumann, President, Neumann Companies

The homes will be started in August 2015 and framing will take place in October 2015.

How You Can Help Operation FINALLY HOME Wisconsin

  • Cash Donations – All donations will directly go toward materials and labor for the two Wisconsin projects
  • Donations – Materials to build the homes and furniture to furnish the homes after the builds are complete
  • Volunteers – Create a fundraising event on behalf of Operation FINALLY HOME Wisconsin
  • Support – Share the story about this amazing Charity. See if you can reach out to your groups: Churches, VFW’s, Chambers, etc. to spread the word and possibly host a fundraising event for Operation FINALLY HOME Wisconsin

For information on how you can help, please call our hotline at 262-522-3624. If you would like to donate, please visit: http://operationfinallyhome.org/wisconsin/. Additionally, you can text the word “Wisconsin” to 41444 to receive instructions on how to donate via cell phone or drop off a donation at our official drop off location at any Westbury Bank location. To stay on top of the latest news, “Like” the Operation FINALLY HOME Wisconsin and Tim O’Brien Homes Facebook pages.

Hands on Experience for Local Students

On Saturday, March 7th, Tim O’Brien Homes held a ribbon cutting ceremony & completion celebration at a home built in cooperation with the Oconomowoc High School Building Trades 3 Class from site survey to homeowner occupancy.  This is the 4th year Tim O’Brien Homes participated in the program and are glad to introduce students to all facets of the building trades.

Lake Country NOW wrote an article about the collaborative experience:

Oconomowoc High School students helped build a home in

Lakewood Estates subdivision

Poster Signing

By Donna Frake

City of Oconomowoc — From the floorboards to the rafters, students in the Oconomowoc High School Building Trades 3 (BT3) class helped to build a house that will soon become a home.

The students, in conjunction with the builder, Tim O’Brien Homes, and under the watchful eye of teacher Steve Olson, have seen the structure through from staking it and digging the hole for the foundation right up to framing and rough electric, providing students with the opportunity to work in all phases of the construction.

OHS Framed Home

The recently completed three bedroom, two bath ranch home for sale in the Lakewood Estates subdivision in the city of Oconomowoc, offers amenities that include granite countertops, hardwood floors, tile bathrooms and carries a $319,900 price tag.

A ribbon cutting ceremony, complete with coffee and pastries, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at 1221 Niagara Road., where attendees can view the house and talk with students about the experience.

This is the fourth home OHS BT3 students have built in partnership with Tim O’Brien Homes, and follows the four completed with a previous builder. The hands-on experience provides students interested in the construction trades with real-world experience with this capstone project.

OHS Open HouseStudents interested in the field begin with BT1 which teaches them about the industry, tools and rough framing. Students are thoroughly versed in the importance of safety throughout the course.

Finish work

BT/Geometry focuses on geometry and its use in the trades. BT2 builds off BT1 and gets students involved in all the finish work on a house — roofing, siding, some electric, windows, doors, drywall, and finish carpentry.

BT3 brings all the subsequent learning together and has students apply the skills in a real life setting. Approximately 12-15 students are selected for the BT3 program after an application process.

“This project is an amazing opportunity for the kids,” said Olson. “They get a chance to be actively involved in just about every trade that goes into building a home.

“The trade partners that Tim O’Brien Homes get the kids in contact with do an excellent job connecting students with the details of what goes into it. The students who were apart of this year’s build did a great job. They developed into a strong team and approached the build with an open mind to take in every trade.”

OHS Completed Home

YOU shamROCK – Tim O’Brien Homes Core Value Winners

Tim O’Brien Homes 7 Core Values

A reflection of the company’s guiding principles that inspire our daily work and underscore our steadfast commitment to our customers, vendor partners and each other.


Deliver EXTRAordinary Experiences | Foster a Team Environment | Embrace Social Responsibility | Nurture a Learning Organization | Communicate with Empathy & Understanding | Be Solution Experts | Create Fun


The Core Values are the center focus of Tim O’Brien Homes, which includes a monthly recognition program, YOU shamROCK. YOU shamROCK allows team members to nominate and recognize each other that are exemplifying the Core Value of the Month.

Each month’s nominations are then evaluated for the Annual YOU shamROCK of the Year! The 2014 YOU shamROCK of the Year was awarded to:

Bryan Lindgren and Corey Gerth!

Left to Right: Don Esposito, Madison Division President Bryan Lindgren, Milwaukee New Home Consultant Corey Gerth, Milwaukee New Home Consultant Tim O'Brien, President

Left to Right:
Don Esposito, Madison Division President
Bryan Lindgren, Milwaukee New Home Consultant
Corey Gerth, Milwaukee New Home Consultant
Tim O’Brien, President

Bryan Lindgren and Corey Gerth are New Home Consultants at our Milwaukee office. Bryan and Corey exemplify all 7 of Tim O’Brien Homes’ Core Values every single day. They are our 2014 Core Value Winners for many reasons.

“Both individuals have been pioneers of learning the ins and outs of the company’s intricate sales system. They have done a great job passing along their knowledge to the rest of the team!”

Everything Bryan and Corey do is for the good of our customers, vendors, and Tim O’Brien Homes. They both have a positive attitude and approach all situations with a can-do spirit. Bryan and Corey are great team leaders and have a passion for what they do. Great job, Bryan and Corey!

Now Introducing New Neighborhoods with Tim O’Brien Homes!

Start Fresh & New – Build Your Dream Home in Our New Neighborhoods

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Tim O’Brien Homes has numerous communities to choose from in many desirable locations. Home & lot packages are available and waiting for you!

Pewaukee – Cloverland Farms


Cloverland Farms is a new neighborhood offering over 50 homesites with partial or full exposures. Near local parks, schools, restaurants, and more. Find your perfect lot to build a Tim O’Brien Home with energy efficiency in mind and money saving features!

Pewaukee – Victoria Station New Phase


Victoria Station was the 2014 Milwaukee Builders Association Parade of Homes Site. Now in a new phase, Victoria Station has many homesites available that will allow you to build the home of your dreams and will be green built by Tim O’Brien Homes.

Delafield – Woodridge Estates

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Not only will Woodridge Estates be the 2015 Milwaukee Builders Association Parade of Homes Site, it will also have several reasonably sized homesites that will be wonderful to build on. If you are looking for a unique new neighborhood with rolling terrain, walking trails and featuring nature’s beauty – Woodridge Estates is for you.

Muskego – Belle Chasse New Phase


All homes built by Tim O’Brien Homes are focused around resource conservation. We use materials and techniques to conserve; such as engineered wood and wood alternatives, recycled building materials, sustainable harvested lumber, and more durable products. These techniques will enhance your experience as over 60 percent of the homesites in Belle Chasse enjoy private, rear yard frontage on over 40 acres of wooded parkland.

Menomonee Falls – Weyerhaven


With over 40 available homesites within the first phase of Weyerhaven, you are bound to find the lot that is meant for you. Weyerhaven has many lifestyle amenities for the neighborhood, including a sizeable clubhouse and pool. Each home built will come with a 10-Year Limited Warranty, as well as energy efficient features that are 3rd party tested and certified.

Oconomowoc – Pine Ridge Estates

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Pine Ridge Estates can be your new home with quiet and serene lots waiting for you to build your home of distinction. Pine Ridge Estates offers over 30 homesites that include walking trails, parks and parklands coming soon.

Explore our existing neighborhoods and find a homesite & floor plan that meets your needs.


For more information, contact Tim O’Brien Homes at 262-542-5750 or visit TimOBrienHomes.com.

4 Colormix™ Collections of 2015 by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams color forecast is out and ready to be used! The “Optimistic Odyssey” will bring you to your “happy place” in your own home crafted by Tim O’Brien Homes. Sherwin-Williams describes this colormix™ by stating;

“Whatever hues light up your personal spectrum, you’ll find them in the 2015 colormix™ color forecast. The universe is your paintbox, and you’re the curator, collecting colors that speak to you and combining them in fresh ways that will put a smile on your – and your client’s – face.”

2015 Colormix

In 2015, you can embrace the world around you with the “Chrysalis” collection. These colors represent the earth and sky with hues that will sooth you. “SW 7613 Aqua-Sphere” will be the perfect color for your #TimOBrienHomes #FlexRoom. Create a relaxing den within your flex room, enjoying Aqua-Sphere and the ambiance it provides you.


In the mood to explore in 2015 and have a home that exemplifies your daring attitude? Embark on a journey with the “Voyage” collection. Within the Voyage collection you will find bold colors that will spark your adventure imagination. “SW 6756 Crystal Clear” will embody your #TimOBrienHomes #Sunroom as it creates a fascinating space. A Crystal Clear sunroom will be your personal beach cabaña.


Let’s get you to your happy place in 2015 with the “Buoyant” collection. Use these bright, blissful and beaming colors to express positivity and optimism in your home. “SW 6837 Baroness” is a necessity in your #TimOBrienHomes #PowderRoom. Baroness will bring your powder room a gleeful flare and endless cheerful grins.


Are you in need of an exciting new look for 2015? It is time to add the “Unrestrained” collection to your home. The tantalizing tints and accent walls of the primary colors will be just what you need in your #TimOBrienHomes #PlayRoom. “SW 6650 Marquis Orange” will generate an energetic atmosphere. Ideas and dreams will come to life with Marquis Orange.


Make 2015 your year of inspirations!