Development

Keith and Brenda Christopherson have developed, built and sold more than 60 new home communities in the greater North Bay and Sacramento regions.

When on the market, neighborhoods built by Christopherson Homes typically command a higher resale value, largely due to having a sought-after brand, thoughtful land planning, home design and model development. More recently, as partners in the Synergy Group, Keith and Brenda were instrumental in developing three successful new home communities. As Christopherson Properties they continue to consult with other developers and landowners, bringing their decades of experience and knowledge to design and develop communities.

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Keith Christopherson

Keith Christopherson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Keith Christopherson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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Keith began his career in Real Estate and Construction in the 1970s as an apprentice carpenter.  In 1978 he co-founded Christopherson Construction with his wife, Brenda, which evolved into Christopherson Homes several years later.

During Christopherson Homes early days Keith ran a home-framing crew of roughly 80 carpenters and laborers, framing homes for other Builders and Developers, and was building small developments and building on scattered lots. By 1990 Christopherson Homes was being recognized as a leading builder in the Santa Rosa area, having completed several developments and earning a growing brand based on honesty, quality, great architecture, leading a quality team, and providing value for its shareholders and investors.

Over the following years Christopherson Homes successfully built thousands of homes in more than 60 developments in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Glenn Counties, through two Operating Divisions, one located in Santa Rosa and the other in Roseville.

Some highlights of awards and recognition Christopherson Homes received over the years:

  • Received the coveted “Best Community of the Year” from the Sacramento Building Industry for “The Avenues” which was the company’s first venture into the Sacramento market with 162 new homes and eight model homes.
  • Received the JD Power Award in 2004 for best among Bay Area Homebuilders and ranked third in the United States in Customer Satisfaction.
  • Christopherson Homes was rewarded the North Bay Area’s “Best Builder Award” for many successive years which is voted upon by readers of Sonoma Biz Magazine.
  • Christopherson Homes built a home for Habitat for Humanity in 2006 in two days.
  • Brenda and Keith were inducted into the California Building Industry Foundation’s
    Hall of Fame in 2006.

Keith’s expertise is in building and managing a highly performing company, delivering great homes and value to customers, shareholders and investors.  Keith is hands-on and is involved daily in land acquisitions, finance, strategy, planning, operations, sales, and warranty service.

Keith has been President of the Building Industry Association twice and served on the Board for many years.  He is past President of the Sonoma County Alliance, current Board Member of Community Housing of Sonoma County, specializing in building and managing housing for homeless Veterans.

Keith has also been heavily involved in other groups serving and helping Veterans and is a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Brenda Christopherson

Brenda Christopherson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Brenda Christopherson

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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Brenda started in the real estate/construction/home building Industry in the early 1980’s and is currently the co-founder and president of the newly formed Christopherson Builders as well as president of Christopherson Properties, both located in Santa Rosa, CA.

Currently, the main focus of these companies is assisting the survivors of the October 2017 wildfires.  Christopherson Homes had built many of the homes which were lost and those homeowners sought out Brenda and husband Keith to assist them with their rebuild efforts.  Once the Christopherson name was associated with these efforts, homeowners from many of the affected communities have reached out for assistance. Many of the award winning Christopherson Homes team also reached out to help recreate the Christopherson Brand and to assist Brenda and Keith with their efforts in the rebuilding of the community.

Previously, Brenda was of co-founder of Christopherson Homes, Christopherson Realty and Artisan Signature Properties.  All of her companies have been industry leaders in purchasing raw land, developing, designing, marketing and selling residential real estate for more than 35 years in eight counties in Northern California amounting to more than 60 communities.

Recognized as a highly respected private builder, leader, innovator and visionary, Brenda was the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement for Marketing Excellence for Northern California Home Builders Association.  Brenda and the entire Christopherson team have been the recipient of hundreds of awards including Communities of the Year, Marketing Team of the Year, Gold Nugget and JD Powers for Customer Satisfaction to name a few.  She has always been an approachable mentor to women in the industry and received the inaugural North Bay Women in Business award.  Brenda and her husband Keith were honored in 2006 with induction into the California Homebuilders Hall of Fame.  They were the first husband and wife team to be so honored with this award, and Brenda was only the second female builder to receive this honor in more than 26 years.