The House That Hope Built | 2017

Posted by October 18th, 2017

You may have heard over the past few months, the excitement surrounding “The House That Hope Built”. In case you haven’t heard, Tradition Companies, Robert Thomas Homes and many of our trade and business partners embarked on the construction of the second “Hope House”.  Our goal for the “Hope House” is to donate the net proceeds from […]


Spirit of Brandtjen Farm – Parade of Homes® Trolley Tour

Posted by September 27th, 2017

ALL ABOARD! Our Trolley Tour was a huge success! That day was quite the scorcher, but it was the perfect way to beat the heat and tour the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community. Our New Home Consultants greeted new faces, neighbors, friends, and colleagues, with appetizers, tasty treats, and refreshments at each stop. A special […]


Tyvek Time Capsule Event | 2017 House that Hope Built

Posted by July 12th, 2017

June 29th, 2017 was the DuPont™ Tyvek® Time Capsule Event hosted by Robert Thomas Homes, Tradition Companies, DuPont™ Tyvek®, and Hallmark Building Supplies. We were joined by HopeKids Minnesota volunteers and families, and Spirit of Brandtjen Farm future and current homeowners to celebrate Everyone who attended helped us draw, sign and write messages of HOPE on the […]


Kick-Off Celebration | 2017 House that Hope Built

Posted by June 15th, 2017

On June 9th Robert Thomas Homes and Tradition Companies hosted the 2017 House that Hope Built Kick-Off Celebration for HopeKids Minnesota. Here we announced with the generous support of our business partners, suppliers and subcontractors, we will be building a second “Hope House” in the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community.  The House that Hope Built […]


8th Annual HopeKids’ Charity Run + Walk

Posted by May 12th, 2016 hopekids run

We at Robert Thomas Homes share the same passion as our parent company, Tradition Companies, to support our local community and organizations that have helped contribute to the success of our business. For the past three years, Robert Thomas Homes has joined the Tradition Family of Companies in hosting an annual charity run + walk to raise money […]


Building HOPE from the Ground UP!

Posted by October 20th, 2015

“I’m glad I am wearing sunglasses to hide the tears,” mentioned HopeKids’ President, Josh Taylor, as a $400,000 check was presented to the organization yesterday, October 19th. “The impact of this gift is immeasurable to help families build community and supportive relationships in a time they need it the most. Over the last few months you may […]


Birdhouse Decorating at the “Hope House”

Posted by September 21st, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the “The House That Hope Built” yesterday!  It was fun to see all the kids AND adults decorating birdhouses!  If you missed the event don’t worry, you still have one last weekend to tour all three models in Lakeville as well as the Robert Thomas Homes Design Studio. Enjoy a couple pictures from the […]


Sealing Messages of HOPE – TYVEK® TIME CAPSULE EVENT

Posted by August 6th, 2015

“Make good memories.” “Be hopeful.” “Bless this house and all inside it.” “Hopekids wants to make sure that kids can achieve their goals.” Just a few messages of HOPE that can be found on the exterior of “The House That Hope Built” located at 16485 Equestrian Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044 in the Spirit of Brandtjen […]


Building a Home for Charity – Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted by June 15th, 2015

New homes are being built and sold for profit throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, but last Friday on June 12th, there was an official groundbreaking ceremony for “The House That Hope Built,” which is being sold to benefit our charity of choice, HopeKids Minnesota. The house will be constructed by Robert Thomas Homes with […]


Have You Given HOPE Lately?

Posted by June 11th, 2014

Last Saturday, Tradition Companies hosted its sixth annual charity Suburban Adventure Walk + Run and Kids Fun Run at Spirit of Brandtjen Farm to raise money for our local charity of choice, HopeKids Minnesota. The event was tremendous success; raising over $100K in donations for HopeKids.  Be sure to check out a few photos from […]


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