Michael Brodsky Builds on 30 Years of Success with Renamed & Refocused Development Firm

Michael Brodsky Builds on 30 Years of Success with Renamed & Refocused Development Firm

Michael Brodsky Builds on 30 Years of Success with Renamed & Refocused Development Firm 872 478 Brodsky Built


THE Brand Expansion Highlights Owner’s Reputation and Prevents Confusion with Homebuilding Firm Brodsky Sold in 2017

MURRAY, UTAH – After nearly 30 years of building innovative housing and commercial projects throughout northern Utah, Hamlet Development is expanding its brand and name to Brodsky Built.

The rebranding is the culmination of the sale of Hamlet Homes to its senior employees – Barry Gittleman, Elliott Jenkins, Jon Southern, and Philip Mosher.  Hamlet Development, which was created in 1994, has always been the development company providing finished lots to Hamlet Homes and other builders across the Wasatch Front.  The name change is an effort to eliminate confusion over the continued operations of Hamlet Homes and the development company.  Brodsky continues on with new challenges under the Brodsky Built brand which highlights his reputation for excellence.

“It’s bittersweet to formally make this name change,” Brodsky said. “We’ve had tremendous success with Hamlet Homes and Hamlet Development over the past three decades. I’m proud of what our team accomplished in the past, and I’m excited to see the continued success of Hamlet Homes under new ownership.”

Brodsky will continue to take on similar housing and commercial projects, as well as providing finished building lots to builders. Brodsky will also continue pursuing projects across Northern Utah.  After completing Voluntary Cleanup Programs in 5 different developments over the last 17 years with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), his expertise in brownfields cleanup will be very useful going forward.

Under Brodsky’s ownership, Hamlet Homes was recognized for its rapid revenue growth by Builder magazine, which named the firm to its “Fast Track” Hall of Fame for five years in a row during the late 1990s and early 2000s. The company was one of three finalists for the prestigious National Quality Housing Award in 2008 and earned a Governor’s Quality Growth Award in 2009 for its groundbreaking Birkhill at Fireclay transit-oriented development (TOD) on a former industrial site next to a TRAX light rail stop in Murray.  This was the first of four TOD’s that Brodsky built.  Also in 2005, Brodsky introduced Elsinore Communication to the market.  Elsinore, through a relationship with Utopia, provided highspeed fiberoptic connectivity to many of the communities that Brodsky developed, which touched over 1,100 families.

In 1996, Brodsky recognized a need for wetland mitigation across Salt Lake County, and Diversified Habitats was born.  Diversified Habitats was the first commercial wetland mitigation bank in Utah and over the next 10 years created more than 300 acres of new vibrant wetlands.

Brodsky founded Hamlet Development in 1994 and developed three neighborhoods in Sandy and Murray that first year. Since then, the company has developed more than 5,100 building lots in 67 different neighborhoods for both Hamlet Homes and other local home builders. For most of these years, Nick Mingo in various roles has been intimately involved in the design and construction of many of these communities.  Over the years, Brodsky has also built over 120,000 sqft of office buildings in Murry and Park City.

Hamlet Homes was created in 1995.  From its inception, John Aldous has been at the helm of Hamlet Homes as its President.  His steady leadership is largely responsible for Hamlet Homes’ success over the years.  The company has created high-quality residential neighborhoods throughout northern Utah, from Springville to Weber County, and Tooele to Wasatch County.

After selling Hamlet Homes in 2017 to four senior managers, Brodsky stayed on as their chairman until 2020 when the sale was complete. The transition of the Hamlet Development name to Brodsky Built is the final step of the transaction.

Brodsky Built remains headquartered at Granton Square, 84 West 4800 South in Murray, in a 34,000 square foot building built by Brodsky and opened in 2019. Hamlet Homes will also maintain its headquarters in the building.