The “Team” includes Todd Bennett and Richard Obernesser, both highly respected names in the residential development community. Each has been recognized with major industry awards including national Gold Nugget Awards for building excellence, Builder of the Year (twice), over 100 industry wide MAME Awards, JD Power Service awards and numerous Built Green recognitions, (including the coveted Built Green Hammer and Pioneer Awards). Together and separately throughout their lives and careers, they have helped build the best ways of living. The communities they have created are some of the most successful, exceptionally designed and highly recognized communities in the greater Seattle region. The greater BDR team has over 400 years of collective home building experiences. BDR Holdings provides exceptional housing choices based on utilizing outstanding professional and ethical standards.
Todd Bennett is the Founder & Chairman of BDR, a diversified real estate development company specializing in innovative housing communities throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Bennett manages the formation of independent LLC’s to acquire real estate investment projects. Value is added to each project through a combination of development improvements and management efficiencies.
Richard Obernesser is President of BDR Holdings LLC, a BDR Company experienced in developing housing for sale to the general public. Mr. Obernesser is responsible for overall planning and execution of the BDR Homes Group. Activities include managing the company’s home design, home construction, marketing, home sales and home warranty activities. Mr. Obernesser’s primary goal is to provide the best possible housing choices based on utilizing outstanding professional and ethical standards.
James Dwyer is Vice President of Architecture for the BDR family of Companies. Mr. Dwyer manages the process of designing homes for speculative construction, custom home construction and homes built in resort communities. Once homes are designed, Mr. Dwyer coordinates the process of completing working drawings for each home and manages the process of submitting homes for building permit. In addition, Mr. Dwyer is responsible for completing new plans for the BDR Companies extensive plans library, incorporating the latest in design concepts.
Mr. Miller is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of mixed-use, urban in-fill properties. Bringing valuable land development experience to the BDR team, Mr. Miller has a strong background in many forms of residential product types, with a forte for mid-rise and high-rise projects. He is also responsible for negotiating with jurisdictions to identify opportunities and processes for development projects that benefit the community and all parties involved. Mr. Miller also develops comprehensive teams of consultants to design, entitle, and permit income- producing properties.
Scott Bennett is President of BDR Custom Homes LLC, a company that provides unparalleled luxury custom home services through decades of experience. Mr. Bennett is primarily responsible for maintaining client relationships and obtaining new work. In addition, Mr. Bennett has extensive experience in the preparation of CAD architectural plans which often times allow him to provide useful value engineering solutions during the preconstruction period. Mr. Bennett oversees each project from initial bidding and estimating through project completion.
Pete Caro is responsible for coordinating construction activities for homes that comprise the BDR family of Companies. Mr. Caro provides production leadership to ensure timely and efficient construction schedules for all homes in the BDR portfolio. Mr. Caro works closely with the construction management team, providing individual mentoring and training, while identifying and addressing areas for growth and improvement. Mr. Caro’s extensive experience and personal approach to construction management creates a highly successful, efficient, and rewarding team environment.
Eric Hardie is responsible for coordinating purchasing activities for all products that comprise the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Hardie has primary responsibility to assure the BDR Companies obtain quality products and services at the best possible value. Mr. Hardie builds and maintains relationships with existing trade partners and vets/approves all potential new trade partners (see Vendor Application here). Mr. Hardie is responsible for negotiating vendor contracts, establish builder programs with manufacturers and suppliers, and identifying process improvements within all areas of purchasing.
William Collins is the Estimating Manager for BDR Companies. Mr. Collins responsibilities include preparing and coordinating complete cost estimates for all phases of construction. He also generates comprehensive unit cost take-off’s for pricing comps. Additionally, Mr. Collins generates purchase order requisitions for all projects, working closely with the Purchasing Coordinator.
Brett Macke prepares and coordinates the generation of complete cost estimates for all phases of construction for the BDR family of companies. Mr. Macke communicates professionally, effectively, and proactively with the BDR team regarding sold home buyer management while focusing on details and accuracy. He also generates comprehensive unit cost takeoff’s for pricing comps and generates purchase order requisitions for all BDR projects.
Kenneth Dinh is the purchasing Coordinator for the BDR Family of Companies. Mr. Dinh oversees the purchase order management for the day-to-day operations of the company. Additionally, he also manages trade partner subcontractor agreements and COI’s for the BDR Family of Companies.
Jane Corcoran is a Development Manager for both BDR Homes and BDR Urban. Ms. Corcoran’s recent experiences in sales & marketing for BDR provide value based decision making at the earliest design stages which leads to enhanced homebuyer reception of the finished homes. Ms. Corcoran is currently responsible for the creation and management of consultant teams and directing projects from start to finish including such critical aspects as the initial vision, design development, obtaining necessary entitlements and building permits, construction oversight, and finally sales & marketing oversight.
Kai Jordan is the Office Manager for the BDR family of companies. She provides support to all BDR departments and staff. Activities include greeting visitors, performing a wide variety of assigned projects, maintaining office equipment and communications devices, in-house printing, and much more. Her background in customer relations, graphic arts, and administration all add value to her role at BDR.
Stephanie Stetler manages all aspects of the BDR Fine Homes sales offices, which are located in the newly completed luxury homes. Her responsibilities are to be an on-site presence at the sales offices on a daily basis, informing agents and prospective clients regarding the special features and specifications of the model home, additional Fine Homes currently for sale, and upcoming projects currently under construction. Additionally, she also handles special promotions and the planning and implementation of Grand-Opening and Brokers Open events.
In her role as community manager for BDR’s growing Eastside division, Ms. Singleton is primarily responsible for land acquisition and marketing activities related to Kirkland & Redmond. With a passion for architecture, design, and personal lifestyle, Ms. Singleton works closely with agents and prospective home buyers informing them of BDR’s Eastside communities and each homes special features. Additionally, Ms. Singleton handles special promotions and the planning and implementation of Grand-Opening events for Eastside homes.
Lindsay Tooley is the Community Manager for BDR’s expanding Seattle (Urban) division. Through her on-site presence at BDR Urban model homes, she provides excellent customer service by informing visitors and customers about BDR’s exceptional quality, building processes, and upcoming homes currently under construction. Ms. Tooley actively collaborates with listing agents to ensure success with each listing. Additionally, she assists with Grand-Opening and local community events within the Seattle community.
Michelle Shur is the Design Leader for the BDR Family of Companies. Ms. Shur oversees the process of home design and product selections for each BDR project. Working with each home client on a one-on-one basis, Ms. Shur specializes in personalizing each home to a client’s unique specifications. This process often includes initial in-home consultation to better understand a client’s specific lifestyle and special requirements. Ms. Shur assists each client as needed throughout the entire building process with the goal of completing a truly special home.
Kieleann Cordon is an Interior Designer and Project Coordinator for BDR Homes. In her role, Ms. Cordon contributes to the process of home design and product and material selections for a variety of BDR projects. She works with clients on a one-on-one basis, specializing in personalizing a client’s home to their exact specifications. From the initial product and material selections, to collaborating with vendors and site managers, she assists clients throughout the entire building process to ensure that the final product is exactly what the client envisioned for their dream home. She also contributes to the collaborative preliminary design process for new construction single family luxury homes and townhomes.
Allison Taylor is an Interior Designer and Project Coordinator for BDR Custom Homes and BDR Renewal. In her role, Ms. Taylor contributes to the process of home design and product selections for a variety custom and remodel projects. She is involved in all stages of the home design and remodel process, from initial product and material selection, to overseeing installation. Throughout the design process, Ms. Taylor assists each client as needed, from initial product selection to the final walk-through, to ensure that the end result is exactly what the client envisioned for their home or remodel.
Mr. Waters is responsible for managing all field activities for BDR Companies high end home building company, BDR Fine Homes LLC. Mr. Waters manages the field aspect of client relationships, as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Waters is involved in the selection of trade partners for each project, manages detailed project scheduling, and quality control processes.
Gerry Perkins is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Perkins is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Perkins is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.
Jeff Fraser is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Fine Homes projects. Mr. Fraser is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Fraser is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Fine Homes projects.
William Fort is responsible for managing all field activities for BDR Homes. Mr. Fort manages the field aspect of the client relationship as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Fort is involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and also manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes.
Shawn Ross is a Project Manager for a variety of BDR Homes projects. Mr. Ross is responsible for managing all field activities for projects that he oversees, including managing client relationships as well as all aspects of on-site field operations. Mr. Ross is also involved in the selection of trade partners for each project and manages detailed project scheduling and quality control processes for BDR Homes projects.
Amanda Mikolasy oversees all functions of the accounting department which includes accounting processes, finance, initiatives, and department staff. She has overall responsibility for the financial statements and generates additional financial reports for management.
Jennifer Geyer is the accounting manager for BDR Fine Homes. She oversees the financial reporting as well as all related accounting activities for the BDR Fine Homes projects.
Shin Han is the staff accountant for BDR Homes. He oversees the financial reporting and all related accounting activities for BDR Homes projects.
Susie Walden is the staff accountant for a variety of functions in the BDR family of companies. She is responsible for our Custom Homes division and also oversees all payroll and human resources.
Lisa Wheeler oversees the accounts payable department. She is responsible for managing vendors, payments and the department staff.
Arina Rybakova is the senior accounting specialist for BDR Fine Homes. She is responsible for all of the accounts payable, and also provides additional accounting support to the department.
Cathy Chu is the accounting specialist for BDR Homes. She is responsible for all of the accounts payable, and also provides additional accounting support to the department.
Mr. Heiser manages the marketing and advertising for the BDR Family of Companies. He is responsible for digital and print advertising, e-mail marketing, social media, model home promotions, project renderings, photography, and video marketing.