The History of Siepmann Realty

Longevity of Company & Community

Kick-the-can. Ghosts in the graveyard. Flashlight tag. The best childhood memories are made in the best neighborhoods. At Siepmann Realty, we’ve been developing subdivision communities and family memories since 1943. Our grandfather, Paul Siepmann, built the first Siepmann community on 80 acres of farmland in Brookfield, which was primarily sold to veterans returning from World War II. The tradition continued with our father, Ron who transformed the concept of Planned Unit Development (PUD), later called cluster developments, and now referred to as Conservation Subdivisions. Under our father’s leadership, Siepmann Realty Corporation became nationally known for this creative style of development. Since then, siblings Jim, John, and Karen, have taken conservation development further than ever imagined. Partnering with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy to protect our natural resources, and bringing architectural foresight to our development. We’ve set the standard for community amenities. As the developer behind the most innovative properties and iconic neighborhoods in the area, we’re proud to build places where neighbors become friends and friends become family. Residential land planning and neighborhood development has been our company’s focus since its inception. Over the years, our team has developed over 100 distinctive and award-winning neighborhoods such Tree Tops in Germantown, Hawksnest and Stillmeadow in Delafield, Steeplechase and Broken Hill in Pewaukee, and Preserve at Hunter’s Lake in Ottawa.

Our Beginning

  • paul j. siepmann

    Tuesday, June 1, 1943

    Paul J. Siepmann I, Company Founder

  • Mr. PJ

    Mr. PJ

    With Paul Siepmann’s interest in horses and horse farms, he accumulated land which he began to develop with his brother, Dick Siepmann, in the early 1940’s.

  • Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook

    City of Brookfield

    Our first subdivision. Look at the straight streets…not much character. North side of Burleigh Road east of Pilgrim Road, Brookfield.

  • Meadowview

    Meadowview

    City of Brookfield

    Not much of an improvement. Lisbon Road east of Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

    Subdivision design standards were crude and most new development had straight streets and very rectangular layouts. Many lots sold to World War II veterans.

  • Burlawn

    City of Brookfield

  • Willow Ridge

    City of Brookfield

  • Siepmann Realty Corporation

    Siepmann Realty Corporation

    Christmas Card

  • Beverly Hills

    City of Brookfield

  • sunny view ranch

    Sunny View Ranch

    City of Brookfield

  • Hill ’n’ Dale Ad

    Hill ’n’ Dale Ad

    Note the lot prices in 1955. $975 & Up.

    Note that trends have changed. Streets are curved. Quality is improved. More attention to design.

  • Grandview

    City of Brookfield

  • Cherry Hill Estates

    City of Brookfield

  • Fair Oak Manor

    Village of Menomonee Falls

  • Ron Siepmann

    Ron Siepmann

    Joins the Company

  • Selling Lots

    Selling Lots

    Ron Siepmann sold lots from his car with this Agent sign in the front window. Lot prices had escalated to over $1,000 each and raw land was selling for as much as $300 per acre!

  • Sea View Estates

    City of Pewaukee

  • Brookhill Acres

    City of Brookfield

  • Hidden Hills

    City of Brookfield

  • Early Siepmann Realty Promotion

    Early Siepmann Realty Promotion

  • Thorn Apple Hill

    City of New Berlin

A New Siepmann Generation Takes Shape

  • The 60s

    The 60s

    In the 1960’s things really started to change. New innovative designs were more common. Open space was included in new subdivisions and created places for people to play.

  • Eldorado Hill

    City of Brookfield

  • Oakwood Horse Farms

    City of Delafield

  • Orchard Hills

    Orchard Hills

    City of West Allis

  • Mayfair Park

    City of Wauwatosa

  • Woodridge

    City of Brookfield

  • Willaura

    Willaura

    Pilgrim Road, Brookfield

     

  • Willaura

    Willaura

    Willaura was our first conservation subdivision. Then it was called Planned Unit Development or cluster layout. Entranceways became popular. The city moves west.

  • Thousand Oaks

    Town of Lisbon

  • Pebble Valley

    Pebble Valley

    City of Waukesha
    Along came large multi-use communities.

  • Pebble Valley Planned Community

    Pebble Valley Planned Community

    City of Waukesha

    First master planned community in Wisconsin.

  • Waterville Lake

    Waterville Lake

    Town of Summit
    Waterville Lake was born again.

  • Coach House Village

    Coach House Village

    City of Brookfield
    North side of North Avenue, east of Brookfield Road, Brookfield.

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Village of Hartland

     

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village became a favorite. Large stands of woods were preserved. Adults and kids had a place to play. Horses were welcome. Tennis for all. The river had a place to be protected. Old hop house on the State Historical Register.

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Attractive landscaping and entry monuments help preserve the rural character and become the “Siepmann Standard.”

  • Highland Hills

    Village of Elm Grove

  • The 70s

    The 70s

    The 1970’s brought more innovation.

  • Woodridge II

    City of Brookfield

  • Stonewood

    City of Brookfield

  • South Woodfield Village

    Town of Merton

  • Hidden Ridge

    City of Oconomowoc

  • Stonewood Village Shops

    Stonewood Village Shops

    Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive, Brookfield

     

  • Stonewood Village Brochure

    Stonewood Village Brochure

    City of Brookfield

  • Meadowood

    Village of Elm Grove

  • Proud Popover

    Proud Popover

    Serves it’s first steaming popovers

  • Stonewood Village

    Stonewood Village

    Revolutionary War Reenactment

  • Ron Siepman

    Ron Siepman

    “Mayor” of Stonewood Village

  • Loaf & Jug opens in July

    Loaf & Jug opens in July

    Stonewood Village prospered. It became a real community gathering place.

  • Woodland Oaks

    Town of Lisbon

  • Riveredge

    Village of Newburg

  • Stonebrook

    City of Brookfield

  • Shaker Baker

    Opens at Stonewood Village in Brookfield.

  • Waterville Ridge

    Waterville Ridge

    Town of Summit

  • Village Green

    Village Green

    Village of Elm Grove

The Cutting Edge of New Development Concepts

  • The 1980s

    The 1980s

    Stonewood Court “Homedominiums” appeared on the scene. What a great idea! First single-family condominiums in Milwaukee.

  • Stonewood Court

    Stonewood Court

    Rendering of Stonewood Court

     

  • Meadowside

    Village of Brown Deer

  • Jim Siepmann

    Jim Siepmann

    Joins the family business.

  • Three Meadows

    City of Brookfield

  • Chateau Royale

    City of Brookfield

  • Five Fields

    Five Fields

    City of Pewaukee
    Pewaukee became the new Brookfield. Five Fields was outstanding, complete with parks and trails. Open space became more and more important and became an obsession for us at Siepmann Realty Corporation.

  • Five Fields

    Five Fields

    Parade of Homes

    Open space communities were really noticed in the market place.

  • High Ridge

    High Ridge

    Town of Delafield
    Condominiums buffer interior homes from the interstate.

  • The 90s

    The 90s

    Karen Siepmann joins the firm.

  • Imperial East

    City of Brookfield

  • Hawksnest

    Hawksnest

    Town of Delafield
    Our first prairie restoration.

     

  • Hawksnest

    Hawksnest

    Hawksnest was extraordinary. Almost 50% open spaces, miles of trails, tennis court, soccer field, the finest conservation development so far. Even included the Ice Age Trail surrounded by 35 acres of pristine woods.

     

  • Hawksnest & the Ice Age Trail

    Hawksnest & the Ice Age Trail

    Ice Age Trail Foundation approached Siepmann Realty to develop their Delafield property and the Ice Age Trail is incorporated into the plan and becomes a neighborhood asset.

     

  • Award Winning Subdivisions

    Award Winning Subdivisions

    were plentiful in the 90’s.

  • Windsong

    Windsong

    Village of Germantown

  • John Siepmann

    John Siepmann

    Joins his father Ron, his brother Jim, and sister Karen.

     

  • Pewaukee Woods Commerce Center

    Pewaukee Woods Commerce Center

    Highway J & M, Pewaukee

  • hunter's lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Town of Ottawa

  • The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Extraordinary open space, award-winning land plan.

     

  • The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Winner of the coveted 1997 Wetland Award presented by the Environmental Law Institute, May 1997, for Land Stewardship. Over 200 acres of common areas included. Three-quarters mile of lakeshore, high wooded ridges, lovely meadows, miles of trails, including a segment of the national Ice Age Trail. The restoration of the manor house. Charming barns preserved. The old caretaker’s house is reborn as a clubhouse and gathering place.

  • Mary’s Barn

    Mary’s Barn

    Mary Siepmann, whose perseverance saved the barn.

  • Stillmeadow

    Stillmeadow

    Town of Delafield

  • National Wetlands Award

    National Wetlands Award

    Land Stewardship & Development

  • Tallgrass

    Tallgrass

    City of Waukesha

  • Gateway West Commerce Center

    Gateway West Commerce Center

    (Capitol Drive & Springdale Road, Brookfield)

  • Lost Creek

    Lost Creek

    Town of Delafield

  • Siepmann Realty Headquarters

    Siepmann Realty Headquarters

  • SteepleChase

    SteepleChase

    City of Pewaukee

  • Wethersfield

    Wethersfield

    City of Pewaukee

  • Pauly Preserve at Golden Lake

    Pauly Preserve at Golden Lake

    Town of Summit

Innovations in Conservation Development

  • The 00s

    What is going on in the new millennium?

  • Summerhill

    Summerhill

    Town of Delafield

  • Treetops

    Treetops

    Village of Germantown

  • The Oaks

    The Oaks

    Village of Pewaukee

  • Trillium Hill

    Trillium Hill

    City of Waukesha

  • Prairie Wind Farm

    Prairie Wind Farm

    Town of Delafield

  • Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek

    City of Franklin

  • Lakeside Conservancy

    Lakeside Conservancy

    Town of Delafield. Our first pool and clubhouse.

  • Lakeside Conservancy

    Lakeside Conservancy

    Complete with a charming clubhouse and swimming pool. 33 acres preserved in conjunction with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy.

  • Longmeadow

    Longmeadow

    City of Oconomowoc
    A more traditional plan complete with a neighborhood swimming pool and common areas.

  • mission woods

    Mission Woods

    City of Delafield

  • Arrowood

    Arrowood

    City of Oconomowoc

  • Broken Hill

    Broken Hill

    City of Pewaukee

  • Whittaker Bay

    Whittaker Bay

    Town of Oconomowoc
    Lakefront homesites with exceptional views and extraordinary landscaping.

  • Mission Prairie

    Mission Prairie

    City of Delafield

  • Trestle Creek

    Trestle Creek

    City of St. Francis

  • Brightwater

    Brightwater

    Village of Summit

  • Sivyer Avenue

    Sivyer Avenue

    City of St. Francis

  • Windrush

    Windrush

    Village of Hartland
    Another successful partnership with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy preserves almost 50 acres of open space for future generations.

  • Summerhill West

    Summerhill West

    Town of Delafield

  • Monarch

    City of Waukesha

1940s - 1950s

Our Beginning

  • paul j. siepmann

    Tuesday, June 1, 1943

    Paul J. Siepmann I, Company Founder

  • Mr. PJ

    Mr. PJ

    With Paul Siepmann’s interest in horses and horse farms, he accumulated land which he began to develop with his brother, Dick Siepmann, in the early 1940’s.

  • Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook

    City of Brookfield

    Our first subdivision. Look at the straight streets…not much character. North side of Burleigh Road east of Pilgrim Road, Brookfield.

  • Meadowview

    Meadowview

    City of Brookfield

    Not much of an improvement. Lisbon Road east of Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

    Subdivision design standards were crude and most new development had straight streets and very rectangular layouts. Many lots sold to World War II veterans.

  • Burlawn

    City of Brookfield

  • Willow Ridge

    City of Brookfield

  • Siepmann Realty Corporation

    Siepmann Realty Corporation

    Christmas Card

  • Beverly Hills

    City of Brookfield

  • sunny view ranch

    Sunny View Ranch

    City of Brookfield

  • Hill ’n’ Dale Ad

    Hill ’n’ Dale Ad

    Note the lot prices in 1955. $975 & Up.

    Note that trends have changed. Streets are curved. Quality is improved. More attention to design.

  • Grandview

    City of Brookfield

  • Cherry Hill Estates

    City of Brookfield

  • Fair Oak Manor

    Village of Menomonee Falls

  • Ron Siepmann

    Ron Siepmann

    Joins the Company

  • Selling Lots

    Selling Lots

    Ron Siepmann sold lots from his car with this Agent sign in the front window. Lot prices had escalated to over $1,000 each and raw land was selling for as much as $300 per acre!

  • Sea View Estates

    City of Pewaukee

  • Brookhill Acres

    City of Brookfield

  • Hidden Hills

    City of Brookfield

  • Early Siepmann Realty Promotion

    Early Siepmann Realty Promotion

  • Thorn Apple Hill

    City of New Berlin

1960s - 1970s

A New Siepmann Generation Takes Shape

  • The 60s

    The 60s

    In the 1960’s things really started to change. New innovative designs were more common. Open space was included in new subdivisions and created places for people to play.

  • Eldorado Hill

    City of Brookfield

  • Oakwood Horse Farms

    City of Delafield

  • Orchard Hills

    Orchard Hills

    City of West Allis

  • Mayfair Park

    City of Wauwatosa

  • Woodridge

    City of Brookfield

  • Willaura

    Willaura

    Pilgrim Road, Brookfield

     

  • Willaura

    Willaura

    Willaura was our first conservation subdivision. Then it was called Planned Unit Development or cluster layout. Entranceways became popular. The city moves west.

  • Thousand Oaks

    Town of Lisbon

  • Pebble Valley

    Pebble Valley

    City of Waukesha
    Along came large multi-use communities.

  • Pebble Valley Planned Community

    Pebble Valley Planned Community

    City of Waukesha

    First master planned community in Wisconsin.

  • Waterville Lake

    Waterville Lake

    Town of Summit
    Waterville Lake was born again.

  • Coach House Village

    Coach House Village

    City of Brookfield
    North side of North Avenue, east of Brookfield Road, Brookfield.

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Village of Hartland

     

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village became a favorite. Large stands of woods were preserved. Adults and kids had a place to play. Horses were welcome. Tennis for all. The river had a place to be protected. Old hop house on the State Historical Register.

  • Woodfield Village

    Woodfield Village

    Attractive landscaping and entry monuments help preserve the rural character and become the “Siepmann Standard.”

  • Highland Hills

    Village of Elm Grove

  • The 70s

    The 70s

    The 1970’s brought more innovation.

  • Woodridge II

    City of Brookfield

  • Stonewood

    City of Brookfield

  • South Woodfield Village

    Town of Merton

  • Hidden Ridge

    City of Oconomowoc

  • Stonewood Village Shops

    Stonewood Village Shops

    Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive, Brookfield

     

  • Stonewood Village Brochure

    Stonewood Village Brochure

    City of Brookfield

  • Meadowood

    Village of Elm Grove

  • Proud Popover

    Proud Popover

    Serves it’s first steaming popovers

  • Stonewood Village

    Stonewood Village

    Revolutionary War Reenactment

  • Ron Siepman

    Ron Siepman

    “Mayor” of Stonewood Village

  • Loaf & Jug opens in July

    Loaf & Jug opens in July

    Stonewood Village prospered. It became a real community gathering place.

  • Woodland Oaks

    Town of Lisbon

  • Riveredge

    Village of Newburg

  • Stonebrook

    City of Brookfield

  • Shaker Baker

    Opens at Stonewood Village in Brookfield.

  • Waterville Ridge

    Waterville Ridge

    Town of Summit

  • Village Green

    Village Green

    Village of Elm Grove

1980s - 1990s

The Cutting Edge of New Development Concepts

  • The 1980s

    The 1980s

    Stonewood Court “Homedominiums” appeared on the scene. What a great idea! First single-family condominiums in Milwaukee.

  • Stonewood Court

    Stonewood Court

    Rendering of Stonewood Court

     

  • Meadowside

    Village of Brown Deer

  • Jim Siepmann

    Jim Siepmann

    Joins the family business.

  • Three Meadows

    City of Brookfield

  • Chateau Royale

    City of Brookfield

  • Five Fields

    Five Fields

    City of Pewaukee
    Pewaukee became the new Brookfield. Five Fields was outstanding, complete with parks and trails. Open space became more and more important and became an obsession for us at Siepmann Realty Corporation.

  • Five Fields

    Five Fields

    Parade of Homes

    Open space communities were really noticed in the market place.

  • High Ridge

    High Ridge

    Town of Delafield
    Condominiums buffer interior homes from the interstate.

  • The 90s

    The 90s

    Karen Siepmann joins the firm.

  • Imperial East

    City of Brookfield

  • Hawksnest

    Hawksnest

    Town of Delafield
    Our first prairie restoration.

     

  • Hawksnest

    Hawksnest

    Hawksnest was extraordinary. Almost 50% open spaces, miles of trails, tennis court, soccer field, the finest conservation development so far. Even included the Ice Age Trail surrounded by 35 acres of pristine woods.

     

  • Hawksnest & the Ice Age Trail

    Hawksnest & the Ice Age Trail

    Ice Age Trail Foundation approached Siepmann Realty to develop their Delafield property and the Ice Age Trail is incorporated into the plan and becomes a neighborhood asset.

     

  • Award Winning Subdivisions

    Award Winning Subdivisions

    were plentiful in the 90’s.

  • Windsong

    Windsong

    Village of Germantown

  • John Siepmann

    John Siepmann

    Joins his father Ron, his brother Jim, and sister Karen.

     

  • Pewaukee Woods Commerce Center

    Pewaukee Woods Commerce Center

    Highway J & M, Pewaukee

  • hunter's lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Town of Ottawa

  • The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Extraordinary open space, award-winning land plan.

     

  • The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    The Preserve at Hunter’s Lake

    Winner of the coveted 1997 Wetland Award presented by the Environmental Law Institute, May 1997, for Land Stewardship. Over 200 acres of common areas included. Three-quarters mile of lakeshore, high wooded ridges, lovely meadows, miles of trails, including a segment of the national Ice Age Trail. The restoration of the manor house. Charming barns preserved. The old caretaker’s house is reborn as a clubhouse and gathering place.

  • Mary’s Barn

    Mary’s Barn

    Mary Siepmann, whose perseverance saved the barn.

  • Stillmeadow

    Stillmeadow

    Town of Delafield

  • National Wetlands Award

    National Wetlands Award

    Land Stewardship & Development

  • Tallgrass

    Tallgrass

    City of Waukesha

  • Gateway West Commerce Center

    Gateway West Commerce Center

    (Capitol Drive & Springdale Road, Brookfield)

  • Lost Creek

    Lost Creek

    Town of Delafield

  • Siepmann Realty Headquarters

    Siepmann Realty Headquarters

  • SteepleChase

    SteepleChase

    City of Pewaukee

  • Wethersfield

    Wethersfield

    City of Pewaukee

  • Pauly Preserve at Golden Lake

    Pauly Preserve at Golden Lake

    Town of Summit

2000s - 2010s

Innovations in Conservation Development

  • The 00s

    What is going on in the new millennium?

  • Summerhill

    Summerhill

    Town of Delafield

  • Treetops

    Treetops

    Village of Germantown

  • The Oaks

    The Oaks

    Village of Pewaukee

  • Trillium Hill

    Trillium Hill

    City of Waukesha

  • Prairie Wind Farm

    Prairie Wind Farm

    Town of Delafield

  • Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek

    City of Franklin

  • Lakeside Conservancy

    Lakeside Conservancy

    Town of Delafield. Our first pool and clubhouse.

  • Lakeside Conservancy

    Lakeside Conservancy

    Complete with a charming clubhouse and swimming pool. 33 acres preserved in conjunction with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy.

  • Longmeadow

    Longmeadow

    City of Oconomowoc
    A more traditional plan complete with a neighborhood swimming pool and common areas.

  • mission woods

    Mission Woods

    City of Delafield

  • Arrowood

    Arrowood

    City of Oconomowoc

  • Broken Hill

    Broken Hill

    City of Pewaukee

  • Whittaker Bay

    Whittaker Bay

    Town of Oconomowoc
    Lakefront homesites with exceptional views and extraordinary landscaping.

  • Mission Prairie

    Mission Prairie

    City of Delafield

  • Trestle Creek

    Trestle Creek

    City of St. Francis

  • Brightwater

    Brightwater

    Village of Summit

  • Sivyer Avenue

    Sivyer Avenue

    City of St. Francis

  • Windrush

    Windrush

    Village of Hartland
    Another successful partnership with the Waukesha County Land Conservancy preserves almost 50 acres of open space for future generations.

  • Summerhill West

    Summerhill West

    Town of Delafield

  • Monarch

    City of Waukesha

A Creative & Artistic Approach to Land Planning

The Siepmann Difference

“How will it look when it’s done?” That’s a common question we are asked about our communities. Sometimes it can be hard to picture a neighborhood with roads, homes, landscaping, and maturing trees shortly after development. That’s why we invite you to ride-along with one of our team members through other Siepmann subdivisions…so that you can see and feel for yourself what a sense of community looks like when all the pieces come together.

  • Open space concepts
  • Themed landscaping
  • Natural land conservation
  • Artistic entryways
  • Walking trails
  • Common areas
  • Clubhouses
  • Neighborhood amenities

Interested in learning more? Contact our team to find a property that’s right for you!