Property Management is a management agency of RPF that was formed in 2001 to
manage RPF property in Rogers Park and to provide a variety of services for
neighbors and properties in the Northeast neighborhoods of Chicago and the
Southeast neighborhoods of Evanston.
These services include property and project management, remodeling,
maintenance, janitorial, snow removal and plowing. RPM also provides delivery and repair
services for Plain and Simple Amish Furniture and others needing such services.
The Reba Services Office provides business office administration and bookkeeping and accounting services to RPF as well as other affiliated non-profits.
Like many monastic communities, common work is an important part of our life together at Reba. Members have collectively worked to maintain our buildings and property over the years while also showing love and support by assisting other community members in moving from one residence to another.
In 2004 Reba Place Fellowship decided to use its connection with Mennonite and Amish friends in Northern Indiana to provide a retail outlet for Amish furniture. Reba's vision included providing quality products at good prices, paying producers fairly for their work, and combining what is simple and functional with what is elegant and beautiful.
Since its inception, RPF has acquired housing in the immediate neighborhood for its members to live in. Until the mid-1970's RPF acquired exclusively large homes or two-flats; since that time Reba has acquired a number of apartment buildings which provide housing to not only members of RPF and Reba Place Church but also to our neighbors. Responding to a changing economic climate in Southeast-Evanston, Reba Place Church and Fellowship established a not-for-profit affordable housing ministry in 1995.
RPF Member Hilda Carper began making greeting cards under the name Community Creations since the mid-90's. Several other Reba artists are joining in on the effort, selling pottery, drawings, illustrations, and other commissioned art through Community Creations. Anne Gavitt's Pet Portrait business is now off the ground and running - www.annegavitt.com.