1991: We opened our doors in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the country was in the middle of an economic recession. Houses weren’t selling. Developers were nervous. But, having orchestrated the marketing for California’s largest homebuilder for over a decade, pressure was not uncommon. In the early days of Bernard Marketing Associates we set out to get marketing done on a budget, and help builders turn their dollars faster. It worked.
1994: We had 24 active clients both public and private. Projects big and small were in our portfolio and we focused on those where we could have the most fun and make a real difference.
1996: Expansion continued throughout the western United States with clients like Del Webb, Standard Pacific and Centex adding to the roster.
1998: We moved into larger offices in Walnut Creek, California. Our client list was an equal balance of private and public builders — Florsheim Homes, Kiper Development and SummerHill Homes rounded out our portfolio.
2004: Family was calling so we opened an East Coast office in Simsbury, Connecticut to expand our client base to both coasts. Now we bring both tradition and innovation to our practice and play in the major population centers of the country – where the real estate markets are most dynamic.
2005: Updating our name to The Bernard Partnership, we often aligned more closely with developer beginning very early in the land acquisition process and working on both feasibility and marketing efforts.