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Join us at the 2017 MBA Parade of Homes – August 12-Sept 4

Categories: Blog, Design, Energy Efficiency, Going Green, Green Building, Neighborhoods, News, Parade of Homes | Posted: August 1, 2017

Tim O’Brien Homes is excited to present the Savannah Parade Home at the Mequon, Highlander Estates Parade Site. A new design for us, the Savannah Parade Home is a modern cottage split bedroom ranch design. Take a closer look at the details of the Savannah by downloading the Home Brochure PDF. Discover more about Highlander Estates; a great location, with wonderful schools – a perfect place to call home.

The Savannah, a modern cottage split bedroom ranch design.

High ceilings greet you as you enter the light-filled foyer. The heart of the home is the spacious, gourmet kitchen with built-in appliances and a soaring ceiling that perfectly flows into the adjacent great room and dinette. The great room is anchored by the beautiful fireplace and unique box tray ceiling. Tucked toward the back of the home is the versatile flex room, a quiet yet elegant retreat. The east wing of the home features the luxury master bedroom suite and spa-like bath showcasing a custom tile shower with double shower heads. The substantial walk-in master closet is connected to the family work zone with the conveniently located washer and dryer. The family work zone offers a built-in desk, lockers, closet and located just off the rear foyer with its oh-so-necessary drop zone. On the other side of the home, you’ll find spacious secondary bedrooms connected by a private, Jack & Jill bath.

Our Parade Home has already been SOLD, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build this beautiful new plan for you!  Contact us today and let’s start building a Savannah in any of our great communities or on your own lot!


By: Metropolitan Builders Association
22 Homes • 18 MBA Builders • 3 Subdivisions
Hartland • Menomonee Falls • Mequon

The 2017 MBA Parade of Homes opens on Saturday, August 12, 2017 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.

Visitors will be able to walk through 22 brand new homes built by MBA Members – Southeastern Wisconsin’s top home builders.

Each Parade Subdivision will feature the latest in interior and exterior design, decorating trends, new and sustainable building techniques, and cutting-edge technologies. Whether you are interested in building or buying your dream home, remodeling, or simply gathering ideas for future home improvement projects, don’t miss the opportunity to interact with the area’s top builders!

The Parade of Homes is a nationally-recognized local event that began in the 1940s and features premier subdivisions and model homes in our region. The 2017 Parade of Homes will feature brand new must-see model homes built by southeastern Wisconsin’s most experienced home builders.

Tickets for the 2017 MBA Parade of Homes allow entry into each subdivision once. They will be available at Parade entrances, online, and at several advance ticket locations. Buy tickets here.

$10 Adults – $6 for Seniors and Children (3-12)

MBA is also offering promotions through the event.  For more information, check here.

HOURS:  Mondays – Friday • 4p.m. – 8p.m.  |  Saturday, Sundays & Labor Day • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neumann Companies’ Groundbreaking in New Berlin at Wisconsin’s First Net Zero Community

Categories: Blog, Energy Efficiency, Going Green, Green Building, Neighborhoods, Renewable Energy, Solar, The Building Process, Tim O'Brien Homes | Posted: May 24, 2017

New Berlin, WI – (May 23, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m., Neumann Companies along with Tim O’Brien Homes Inc, SunVest Solar Inc., and the City of New Berlin will hold a ground breaking ceremony on Wisconsin’s first Net Zero community, Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin. A Net Zero Community has the electrical generation from photovoltaic (PV) solar systems (the amount produced) that will offset the projected electrical consumption (the amount used) of each individual home built.

Red Fox Crossing will feature 34 single-family homesites developed by Neumann Developments, Inc., the Net Zero Ready Homes will be built by Tim O’Brien Homes Inc., and each solar array will be designed and installed by SunVest Solar, Inc.

“It has always been our dream to offer an energy independent community,” said Matt Neumann, Principal of Neumann Companies. “We are excited to have all three companies involved in creating Wisconsin’s first Net Zero community.”

The three partner companies share an environmental tie. Neumann Developments, Inc. has developed over 3000 acres of land with 50% preserved green space. Tim O’Brien Homes is a home builder that focuses on energy efficiency and green building practices. In fact, they built the first Emerald Certified home following the
National Green Building Standard (NGBS). And SunVest Solar adds the technology to bring solar energy to homes, both new and existing homes as well as commercial projects.

“Red Fox Crossing has the potential to be the turning point in building a more sustainable community and neighborhood in Wisconsin, versus focusing on only one home at a time,” says Tim O’Brien, President of Tim O’Brien Homes. “A more holistic approach to high performance and sustainable communities.”

The 34 homes in Red Fox Crossing will start in size from 1,900 square foot for a ranch and 2,200 square foot for a two-story and feature natural materials on the exterior. Each home will include a six to eight kW photovoltaic (PV) solar array and be certified by the following programs: U. S. Department of Energy Net Zero Ready Home, ENERGY STAR® V3 National Qualified Home, EPA WaterSense® and EPA Indoor Air Plus Qualified Home. “Solar is the number one source of new electric generation in the United States that enables the homeowner to generate electricity from the sun,” said Kirk Kindred, National Sales Director for SunVest Solar. “We are proud to bring the value of clean renewable solar energy to the first Net Zero Community in Wisconsin.”

Red Fox Crossing is located on the south west corner of W. Grange Avenue and S. Sunny Slope Road, serviced by New Berlin School District, and close to shopping and Interstate 43. Home and lot packages will range from $450,000 to $650,000.


Neumann Developments, Inc. is a family owned business and a local residential land conservation developer with a reputation for preserving permanent green space and creating Wisconsin’s best places to call home. For more information, please visit or on Facebook or YouTube.

Tim O’Brien Homes is a semi-custom single family home builder in the Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin areas and the leader in energy efficiency, innovative designs, green building practices, and renewable technologies. All homes are 3rd party tested and certified surpassing the State’s energy- efficiency and green strict guidelines, and backed by a 5-Year Energy Guarantee. To learn more about Tim O’Brien homes, call 262-542-5750, visit, or tour a model home.

SunVest Solar, Inc. is a national developer who has worked with over 600 customers across the entire United States, installing more than 44,000 solar panels totaling over 14,000 kW. This equates to approximately 16,250,000 kWh of solar production every year, saving our customers well over a million dollars each year! For more information, please visit

May Green Construction Tour

Categories: Blog, Energy Efficiency, Going Green, Green Building, Home Care, Meet the Team, Neighborhoods, Renewable Energy, The Building Process, Tim O'Brien Homes | Posted: May 12, 2017

How Does Tim O’Brien Homes Build Green and Energy-Efficient Homes?

Join Tim O’Brien Homes in a Green Tour showcasing the behind the wall details to learn about energy efficient features, green building practices and ways to save. Many individuals are interested in seeing the components and care used to build a home, the Tim O’Brien Homes’ difference is certainly in the details; take a Green Tour with Tim O’Brien Homes on  Saturday, May 20th, 10:00 to 12:00 PM, for a free tour in Merton at our Ready Home in Hardiman Meadows – N69W27683 Leslie Lane Merton, WI.

Tim O’Brien Homes’ Production Manager, Tim Pykett and New Home Sales Professional, Sheila Herbst will teach you about our innovative building process that provides increased comfort, strength, energy-efficiency, and savings, as well as our other green building practices. A great educational opportunity to learn about the Tim O’Brien Homes’ construction process and the ability to ask questions about our products.

In addition, discover the money saving features that Tim O’Brien Homes’ offers to each home buyer.  All homes include a 10-Year Limited Warranty. Furthermore, energy-efficient features that are 3rd party tested and certified, which helps to support our 5-Year Energy Savings Guarantee.TOB_GUARANTEE shield_r1

QUESTIONS & TO REGISTER please contact Sheila Herbst at 262-7440933 or

For driving directions please use the following information:

Ready Home Address: N69W27683 Leslie Lane Merton, WI 

Directions: I-94, Exit West to Hwy 164, to VV/Silver Spring West to neighborhood on the corner of VV and Lake Five Road.

About Tim O’Brien Homes

Tim O’Brien Homes is a semi-custom single family home builder in the Milwaukee and Madison Wisconsin areas and the leader in energy efficiency, innovative designs, green building practices, and renewable technologies.  All homes are 3rd party tested and certified surpassing the State’s energy- efficiency and green strict guidelines, and backed by a 5-Year Energy Guarantee. In addition, seven Core Values are the guiding principles that inspire our daily work and underscore our commitment to customers, vendor partners and each other. For more information, contact Tim O’Brien Homes at 262-542-5750 or visit

Come see us at the MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show!

Categories: Blog, Design, Energy Efficiency, Going Green, Green Building, Meet the Team, Model Homes, Neighborhoods, Renewable Energy, The Building Process, Tim O'Brien Homes | Posted: January 13, 2017

Come find us!

We’re underway at the 2017 MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show!  We’ll be here each day of the event, Friday through Sunday.  Our knowledgeable sales staff will be on hand each day to listen, learn, and help explain the Tim O’Brien Homes difference.  Even if you’re not in the market for buying or building a new home, get inspiration for a remodeling project, landscaping ideas, and sample some food.


“The MBA Home Show is really the one-stop shop for people who are looking to build or update their home,” says Kristine Hillmer, MBA executive director. “We want to provide information in a relaxing, fun environment and help consumers build their lifestyle.”

Location:  Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park

Friday, January 13
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 14
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 15
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Award – NHQ Silver 2017

Categories: Blog, Design, Design Studio, Energy Efficiency, Going Green, Green Building, Model Homes, Neighborhoods, Tim O'Brien Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: December 5, 2016

Tim O'Brien Homes NHQ Silver 2017


Tim O’Brien Homes recently received the NHQ Silver Award 2017.  The NHQ program judges evaluated Tim O’Brien Homes in eight categories.

  1. Leadership
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Process Management
  4. Customer Satisfaction
  5. Human Resources Focus
  6. Construction Quality
  7. Trade Partner Relations
  8. Performance Results

“To get the high marks that Tim O’Brien Homes earned for customer satisfaction, the 2017 NHQ Silver Award winner had to deliver from contract through warranty. Doing so requires employees who are committed and engaged.”

“The builder’s Milwaukee and Madison, WI, divisions received top scores from NHQ examiners for employee satisfaction and staff performance management. They also noted management’s commitment to employee well-being and the company’s low turnover.”

-Professional Builder® (

When you or someone you know is looking for a home builder in the Milwaukee or Madison area, please keep Tim O’Brien Homes in mind.

Read the full article here.

See more awards we’ve won.

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