O'Neill Enterprises History
The mission of O’Neill Enterprises LLC is to profitably over time - for our shareholders, employee associates and investors/partners - plan, entitle, develop/build, market, sell and manage residential communities, neighborhoods and homes of exceptional and lasting value to our customers and the greater community. Genuine respect for, sensitivity to and enhancement of the social, built and natural environments will continue to be the hallmark of everything O’Neill Enterprises does.
Mission Statement – O’Neill Enterprises LLC
Since its establishment in 1979 as River Run Development Company, O'Neill Enterprises LLC (OELLC) has focused its business on the creation of residential and mixed-use communities "of exceptional and lasting value." The company's dedication to its mission statement is evident in the market acceptance of all its Idaho communities: Bown Crossing, Canyon Point, River Run, Spring Meadow, The Springs, Meadow Creek and Surprise Valley in Boise; Spring Mountain Ranch in McCall; Lane Ranch in Sun Valley; and Woodbridge in Meridian.
Headquartered in Boise, a number of factors have contributed to OELLC’s emergence as one of the region's most respected developers of planned residential and mixed-use communities. To begin with, OELLC communities provide a unique lifestyle with a diversity of options and homes in a variety of sizes, styles and price ranges. Bown Crossing, a mixed-use community, features a wide selection of residential homes, as well as a neighborhood marketplace with specialty shops, eateries and professional offices. OELLC communities also provide a variety of amenities that blend natural settings, such as open spaces, waterways and riparian areas, with recreation facilities like bike paths, walkways and recreation centers.
Respecting Diversity In Lifestyle Needs and Nature
OELLC communities typically are separated by open spaces, landscaped common areas and recreational facilities. In Bown Crossing, the residential areas, marketplace and professional offices are tied together through common landscaping and architectural features. Starting with the careful consideration of each site's unique geographic characteristics, the planning and concept of every OELLC community seeks to provide open spaces, and to create or improve existing water and riparian areas wherever possible and appropriate. In the words of OELLC founder, Peter S. O'Neill, "Our goal is for people to come into an O’Neill community and think that the place 'always looked like this.' Ironically, we know we've done the job right when we don't get credit for it!"
Creating distinctly different neighborhoods that form a larger community helps to respect the diversity of housing and affordability choices of OELLC’s customers. By including a variety of lifestyle choices in its mixed-use communities, along with the housing types and options it offers in all of its communities (such as single family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments), a greater number of people can afford and enjoy the overall ambiance of the communities OELLC creates.
Each of OELLC’s developments underscores the company's mission statement commitment to have "genuine respect for, sensitivity to and enhancement of the environment." Examples of this commitment include the following:
Recognition and Results
During the past 20 years, OELLC has developed or is currently developing communities incorporating more than 2,600 living units. With the completion of current projects, Bown Crossing and Canyon Point, the company will continue to be a leading provider of quality residential and mixed-use communities in the future as well.
The quality of OELLC’s work has not gone unrecognized. In 1990, the company earned national recognition from the Urban Land Institute with its prestigious Award for Excellence for OELLC’s River Run community in Boise. Other honors have included National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Professional Builder Magazine "Best in American Living" awards, NAHB/Builder Magazine "Institute of Residential Marketing" awards, NAHB/Pacific Coast Builder's Conference "Gold Nugget" regional awards, as well as Boise City Design Review Awards.
O’Neill Enterprises, LLC is owned by Derick O’Neill, and will continue to carry on new development activities and remain a managing member of existing developments.
In 2007 Bown Crossing received the Idaho Smart Growth Award and Pete won the March of Dimes Man of the Year award.
“What we do will be around, be seen and enjoyed for a long time.”
- A guiding principle for O’Neill Enterprises LLC