Transformations. Remodels. Design.
Our Renovations division is able to assist with large-scale remodeling including permit process, design and construction. Our team has decades of experience and our eye for knowing what our clients need is one of our many strengths.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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 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.
David Pitts is a highly skilled licensed general contractor who is currently the Superintendent of Christopherson Properties Northern California home transformation division. David has been working with the Christophersons since 1988 when they worked together at Christopherson Homes. During the downturn, he worked independently before returning in 2015 to continue working with Keith and Brenda Christopherson 2015. The trust he has built with the Christophersons throughout the past 30 years makes working together second nature with complete trust both ways.
David is a long time Santa Rosa resident who grew up in an Air Force family. He enjoys transforming homes into masterpieces that homebuyers are proud of. In particular, he is proud of the fact that since last fall, all of the Christopherson Properties Northern California flip homes have been sold to fire survivors, providing well designed homes in good neighborhoods to settle in.
Greg Mohr is back on the Christopherson Team in the roll of Site Manger. A jack-of-all-trades, Greg has been in the construction industry for nearly 30 years working on every kind of project, every step of the way from tear out to finishing touches, from foundations to move ins. Previously, he was part Christopherson team for 15 years fulfilling customer service calls, community maintenance and detailing among other tasks. Greg enjoys the family atmosphere, respect for colleagues, caring and good communication at Christopherson where teamwork and camaraderie is so important. Greg is a life-long Santa Rosan and has lived in Windsor for the past 20 years with his wife and three kids.
Evan Bachelder joined the Christopherson team in Spring of 2018. We’re happy to have him onboard working as Site Manager for our flip homes where he oversees operations on a day-to-day basis ensuring work is done safely and to the correct quality standards . He began working in construction five years ago framing and prepping for sub contractors. Evan enjoys working with the team because each day is new and interesting and the challenges associated with going into a flip and bringing a project through to home sales is rewarding. A life-long Sonoma County local, Evan grew up in Kenwood and now resides in Santa Rosa where he enjoys hiking, cooking, and living simply in the Sonoma Wine Country.
Gabriel Lowry, Site Manager for Christopherson Properties, joins our team with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. Gabriel specializes in finish carpentry and remodels and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber on our team. In his role we rely on him to oversee daily operations at flips and renovations while ensuring work is performed to Christopherson standards. He most recently worked for Peacock Designs in Marin helping with large remodeling projects where climbed the ladder up to job site management. Originally from Marin, Gabriel now resides in Petaluma and feels the fit is right at Christopherson and the feeling is mutual.