OUR BENEFACTORS

The California Homebuilding Foundation appreciates every gift donated in support of our mission and aims to provide acknowledgements that truly recognize the remarkable generosity of our donors and conveys the warmest appreciation on behalf of our Trustees and staff. We endeavor to honor donor generosity through the year in a variety of settings.

Meet our benefactors.

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For more information on becoming a benefactor, please contact Terri Brunson, Executive Director, California Homebuilding Foundation at tbrunson@mychf.org or (916) 340-3340.

ROBERT F. ADELIZZI

With a career spanning four decades, Robert Adelizzi has over 40 years experience in banking, real estate finance, homebuilding, land develop...read more

KENT ADEN

Kent Aden is President and Senior Development of HomeFed Communities, overseeing master-planned communities in California and Florida...read more

L.C. "BOB" JR. ALBERTSON

Bob Albertson is the Founding President of HOPE Housing of America and Real Estate Consulting Services in Newport Beach, CA...read more

ANTHONY A. ALLEN

Just as Southern California's real estate industry has experienced dynamic growth over the past three and one-half decades...read more

DEVERE H. ANDERSON

DeVere H. Anderson is the Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer of DeVere Anderson Enterprises, founded in January, 1985....read more

ANDERSON, FRED

Fred Anderson was the founder and chairman of the board of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., a privately owned company involved...read more

R. GREGG ANDERSON

R. Gregg Anderson, President of Rancho Vista Development Company in Palmdale, California....read more

RICHARD D. BAKER

Richard Baker was a Bay Area homebuilder for more than 20 years, having led three respected companies in the region. Since 1998...read more

PAUL R. BALDACCI, JR.

Since 1966, when Paul founded Castle Construction Company "to provide value housing built with the highest quality and standards...read more

ARAM BASSENIAN, AIA

Aram has devoted his entire career to design excellence, energizing the quest for new design solutions to satisfy an ever-changing...read more

DOUGLAS F. BAUER

In 2009, Doug and his two business partners shared a vision for a new kind of homebuilding company and they formed TRI Pointe Homes...read more

JAMES BEAM

On November 25, 1986, James Beam retired as Mayor of Orange after serving for six and one-half years, the longest tenure in the nearly...read more

STEPHEN P. BEINKE

Steve Beinke is one of the founding partners of Blackhawk. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Steve came to Northern California...read more

RONALD E. BIRTCHER

Ronald E. Birtcher entered the real estate development business in 1951, working with his father, Fayette E. Birtcher. In 1967...read more

DAVID D. BOHANNON

David D. Bohannon had been in the real estate business since 1925. In 1928, he had his own real estate and land development organization....read more

JIM BOYD

James W. Boyd (Jim) has over 30 years of experience in California and on the East Coast in project management and finance, land...read more

CALVIN E. BRIGHT*

Calvin E. Bright was President of Bright Development. He has been identified by real estate professionals as one of Central California's...read more

DONALD C. BRINKERHOFF

Don Brinkerhoff has come a long way since receiving his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture back in 1952. He and his wife Barbara...read more

JULIE BRINKERHOFF-JACOBS

Julie, celebrating her 25 years with Lifescapes International, has been with the firm since January 1982 and is responsible for sales...read more

JAMES J. BUSBY

Jim Busby is the majority owner and President of Security Owners Corporation, and a licensed building and general engineering contractor...read more

WADE H. CABLE

Wade Cable is a Director and is President and Chief Operating Officer of William Lyon Homes, a large publicly traded homebuilder...read more

DAVID P. CARLSON

Dave was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. He followed in his father’s footsteps and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree...read more

KEVIN S. CARSON

Kevin serves as the Northern California President for The New Home Company. He has 30 years of home building experience throughout...read more

FLOYD B. CERINI*

Floyd B. Cerini was Vice President of Government Relations of Title Insurance and Trust, and Vice President of Pioneer National...read more

DONALD CHAIKEN

Donald Chaiken, a native of New York City, grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate with highest honors from the College of Business...read more

JOHN B. CLARK, JR.*

Although John B. Clark, Jr. is known as the premier fence builder in San Diego County, it wasn't always that way. John has been a high...read more

EMMETT S. CLIFFORD*

Emmett S. Clifford serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Clifford Group, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Clifford...read more

ART CONDIOTTI*

Art Condiotti, President of Condiotti Enterprises, Inc., was born in New York City in 1921, is a graduate of Brooklyn College, and attended...read more

WARD CONNERLY

Ward Connerly is President and Principal Consultant of Connerly & Associates, Inc., a housing research and community development...read more

MICHAEL C. CORTNEY

Upon graduation from the University of New Mexico in 1971 with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering, Cortney was commissioned...read more

GARY M. CUSUMANO

Since 2004, Gary Cusumano has served as chairman of Newhall Land, one of the most important land development companies in Southern...read more

DOUGLAS P. DAHLIN

Doug Dahlin is one of California’s premier residential architects. As president of Dahlin Group for nearly 30 years, he has been the major...read more

CHARLES W. DAVIDSON*

Charles W. Davidson, 80, was born and raised in Eastern Oklahoma. Davidson attended East Central Oklahoma State College, Eastern...read more

DAWN DAVIDSON

After graduating from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design/Architecture...read more

WILLIAM A. DAVIDSON

Over the past two decades, Davidson Communities has built more than 4,000 homes throughout California. "We build for a segment...read more

FREMONT DEARMOND*

Fremont DeArmond retired on December 31, 2010, after serving for many years as Senior Vice President and Director of First American...read more

RODNEY DELUCA

​Rodney DeLuca was born and reared in Fresno, California and attended Fresno State University. After serving in the...read more

STEPHEN P. DOYLE

Steve Doyle was born in New London, Connecticut and attended 12 different schools before graduating from University High School...read more

ROBERT W. DUFF

Robert Duff is a nationally recognized expert on all phases of real estate development. During his more than 40-year career, Duff has...read more

COLLEEN EDWARDS

Colleen Edwards is founder and president of EMC, one of the West’s premier communications agencies and a leader in strategic...read more

CAROLE P. EICHEN*

The growth of Carole Eichen Interiors has mirrored the evolution of the sub-development housing industry in Southern California over...read more

H.C. ELLIOTT*

​H.C. Elliott is one of California's true pioneer builders with more than 20,000 homes to his credit in his 40 years as a homebuilder...read more

HARRY C. ELLIOTT, III

Over the past 40 years, Elliott Homes has built and sold more than 25,000 single family homes. Leading this home building company...read more

HOWARD ENGLANDER

Howard Englander is a 43-year veteran of the housing industry. Howard’s real estate career commenced in 1972 at Walker and Lee...read more

JOSEPH A. FARINA*

Joseph A. Farina studied at the University of California Berkeley and the California State University Fresno where he graduated in 1956...read more

CHARLES K. FLETCHER, JR.

Kim Fletcher was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of San...read more

MONICA FLORIAN

Monica Florian is group senior vice president, Corporate Affairs for The Irvine Company, a century-old, privately held company known...read more

GEORGE H. GENTRY*

George H. Gentry is president of the Gentry Company of San Diego, a diversified development company which brings a quarter century...read more

CHERYL A. GIBSON

Cheryl Gibson is the President of Von-Jac Developments, Inc., and has been an active participant in the construction industry for most...read more

IAN M. GILL

Ian Gill has over 40 years experience in real estate development, homebuilding and general contracting. His diverse background...read more

PAUL E. GRIFFIN, JR.*

Paul E. Griffin, Jr. is the fourth generation of the Griffin family to be involved in the home building industry in Southern California. Beginning in...read more

S. REID GUSTAFSON

S. Reid Gustafson is a 36-year veteran of the housing industry. For the past 18 years, he has been President of Shea Homes, Northern...read more

ALVIN HAYMAN*

Alvin Hayman is Chairman of the Hayman Companies, Hayman Homes, Inc., Hayman Development, Inc., and Hayman Brothers...read more

DOYLE HEATON

Doyle Heaton is one of those fortunate people who discovered his life’s calling at a very young age. As a 12 year old boy, Doyle started...read more

WILLIAM HEZMALHALCH

Founder of the firm in 1981, Bill Hezmalhalch is president of William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc. (WHA), a comprehensive planning...read more

KENNETH H. HOFMANN*

For the first time in Oakland A's history, an Oakland native, Kenneth H. Hofmann, will own 50% of the team. This is Ken Hofmann's...read more

ROY HUMPHREYS

Roy Humphreys has been an active leader in the home building industry for over 25 years. Joining Shea Homes in 1974, he became...read more

RICHARD HUNSAKER

Dick Hunsaker founded Hunsaker & Associates with his three partners in 1976. In June 2000, nine new partners were brought on board...read more

F. SCOTT JACKSON

F. Scott Jackson is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (1967-BS) and the University of Denver College of Law (1971-JD)...read more

LYNN L. JACOBS

Lynn Jacobs graduated from Radcliffe College, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese, and in 2007 enrolled in a program...read more

KEITH A. JOHNSON

Keith A. Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Fieldstone Communities, Inc., a home building firm with offices in San Diego, Orange...read more

PAUL JOHNSON

Mr. Johnson is responsible for the design and implementation of all Ranch Mission Viejo community development. He oversees all aspects...read more

STEVE KALMBACH

Steve Kalmbach has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, including residential (for-sale and rental), industrial, retail...read more

NANCY KEENAN

As President and CEO of DAHLIN, Nancy Keenan leads the strategic and executive direction for the diverse architecture and planning firm. Keenan is a licensed architect who serves as Chairperson of the Board for HomeAid’s NorCal chapter....read more

LARRY D. KELLEY

Larry Kelley has been involved in Real Estate for more than 45 years. Mr. Kelley is an active real estate developer and investor with...read more

DONALD P. KENNEDY

Donald P. Kennedy is Chairman of The First American Financial Corporation with home offices in Santa Ana. The title firm has branches...read more

WALTER (WES) W. KEUSDER

A third generation homebuilder, Walter W. Keusder, Wes, is the current owner and President of Keusder Homes. Keusder Homes...read more

EDWIN C. KIMMEL

Edwin C. Kimmel, who passed away in 1984, built over 4,000 residential units in Northern California. He was one of the founding...read more

SANDRA KULLI

Sandra Kulli consults with builders, MPCs, mixed-use developers, and cities on marketing strategy, working with over 100 companies...read more

DEAN P. LA FIELD

Dean P. La Field began his career in the building industry in 1951. He was affiliated with a home builder for nine years and also worked...read more

CARL W. LAGONI

Carl Lagoni possesses a passion for meeting client and market challenges with innovative design concepts and unparalleled service...read more

DAVID E. LANDON

David E. Landon joined Pardee Construction Company in 1970, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 1984. He contributed...read more

RALPH M. LEWIS

Born in 1919 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Ralph M. Lewis received an A.A. from Los Angeles City College, a B.S. in accounting from...read more

RANDALL W. LEWIS

A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry, Randall W. Lewis is a principal and executive vice president of Lewis Operating Corp...read more

RICHARD A. LEWIS

Richard A. Lewis personifies a family tradition of involvement in the building industry .His personal building activities span more than...read more

DAVID J. LUCCHETTI

In 1970, Dave was hired by Anderson Lumber Company, a division of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. A year later he moved...read more

GENERAL WILLIAM LYON

William Lyon was the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Lyon Homes, Inc., and affiliate companies...read more

DAVID E. MACLELLAN

Dave MacLellan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the Ben Avon public schools before entering Penn State...read more

LAYNE MARCEAU

Layne Marceau is President of the Northern California Division of Shea Homes. He joined the company in 1995 as Vice President of...read more

WILLIAM R. MAZZA

William R. Mazza was a general building contractor and licensed real estate broker. He maintained his business for over 30 years...read more

IAN J. MCCARTHY

Ian McCarthy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beazer Homes USA, a national homebuilder listed on the New York Stock...read more

DONALD D. MCCORMICK

Donald D. McCormick was a man of many accomplishments. He built homes under his own name, The McCormick Company. He worked...read more

GARY L. MCDONALD

Gary McDonald, chairman and CEO of Gary McDonald Homes (as well as Gary McDonald Development Company), is a well-known...read more

WILLIAM H. MCFARLAND

During his 26 years in the home building industry in California, William H. McFarland has influenced the construction of more than...read more

MICHAEL V. MCGEE

As president and CEO of Pardee Homes, Mike McGee has sustained a track record of exceptional performance, leading this respected...read more

ROBERT B. MCLEOD

Bob is the founder and true visionary behind the growth and evolution of Newland in becoming one of the nation's largest privately...read more

M. "CORKY" MCMILLIN

M. "Corky" McMillin is the founder and President of The Corky McMillin Companies, the oldest and largest private community-building...read more

MARK D. MCMILLIN

President and CEO of The Corky McMillin Companies, Mark McMillin joined the McMillin organization in 1979. The Corky McMillin...read more

MASUD MEHRAN

Masud Mehran was born in Iran in 1920. He came to the United States in 1944, and completed his formal education at Cornell University...read more

VANCE T. MEYER

Vance T. Meyer came to Pardee Construction Company in 1966, hired by George Pardee, Jr., to evaluate company holdings and recommend...read more

KENNETH M. MILLER

Ken Miller has over 30 years of experience as a civil trial lawyer that he brings to bear for clients in real estate related matters. Prior to...read more

THOMAS J. MITCHELL

Tom is TRI Pointe Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2009, Tom and his two business partners shared a vision for a new...read more

ANTHONY R. MOISO

Anthony R. Moiso is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rancho Mission Viejo's Santa Margarita Company. He is responsible...read more

KILE MORGAN, JR.

Kile Morgan, Jr. is a third generation home builder. His father, Kile Morgan, Sr. was a residential and commercial builder and his maternal...read more

MICHAEL P. NEAL

As president and chief executive officer, Michael ‘Mike’ Neal is responsible for guiding the H.G. Fenton Company organization to achieve...read more

WILLIAM M. NIEMI

William Niemi has been a leader in the building industry over the course of a long and distinguished career. He is highly respected...read more

IRA C. NORRIS

Ira C. Norris is CEO, Chairman and founder of Inco Homes, the recognized affordable housing leader in Southern California and...read more

CHERYL A. O'CONNOR

Cheryl is the Executive Director of HomeAid’s Northern California chapter. O’Connor served as CEO of the Building Industry Association...read more

PETER M. OCHS

Peter M. Ochs is Chairman of the Board of The Fieldstone Group of Companies with operations in Southern California and the Salt Lake...read more

JOHN ORR

John was born on May 23, 1938 in northern New Jersey and attended elementary school and high school there. He is the third of four...read more

SHERYL PALMER

Sheryl Palmer is the chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a leading national homebuilder and developer...read more

DOUGLAS PARDEE

J. Douglas Pardee is Chairman of the Board of Pardee Construction Company. Doug exemplifies community involvement, serving...read more

GEORGE M. PARDEE, JR.

George M. Pardee, Jr., now retired, is the former Chairman of the Board of Pardee Construction Company. George has been a National...read more

HOYT S. PARDEE

Hoyt S. Pardee is co-founder and Chairman of Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company. He is also Chairman of Weyerhaeuser Venture...read more

WILLIAM R. PARKER

Bill Parker, President of Parker Development Company, has been a developer of luxury, award-winning master-planned communities...read more

MICHAEL D. PATTINSON

Michael "Mick" Pattinson is the President of Barratt American, a Carlsbad-based homebuilding company. He is...read more

JEFFREY PEMSTEIN

Jeffrey Pemstein has over 29 years of professional experience in land development, home building, and construction. Since completing...read more

JAMES M. PETERS

Homeowners fortunate enough to live in a home built by Jim Peters can rest assured that their home is as functional as it stylish and ever...read more

PAUL C. PETERSEN

During a span of 50 years, Paul C. Petersen built a career, a development and construction business, an impressive array of quality...read more

CHIP PIERSON

Chip Pierson, AIA, is Principal and General Manager of Dahlin Group Architecture Planning whose core business has been performing...read more

TONI RAYMUS

As a second generation new home builder, Toni Raymus grew up playing in trenches and in homes under construction, gaining an appreciation...read more

DONALD E. REED

Donald E. Reed, a second-generation California builder, is the son of one of Sacramento's first production homebuilders. A long time promoter...read more

ROBERT RIVINIUS

Robert Rivinius is the Chief Executive Officer of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), an organization of more than 6,000...read more

JEFFREY ROOS

Jeffrey (Jeff) Roos is a Regional President of Lennar Corporation. Jeff is responsible for overseeing the homebuilding operations...read more

JOHN J. RYAN, JR.

In 1996, John Ryan started the Bay Area operation as both business group President and Partner in Brookfield Bay Area Operations...read more

GARY RYNESS

Gary Ryness is founder and President of The Ryness Company, currently the largest new homes marketing organization in the nation...read more

DAVE & LORI SANSON

Founded by Dave and Lori Sanson, over the past 25 years DeNova Homes has earned a reputation as one of the most respected...read more

STEPHEN J. SCARBOROUGH

Since joining Standard Pacific in 1981, Mr. Scarborough has led the company’s homebuilding activities in Orange County and the Inland...read more

JAMES C. SCHMIDT

James C. Schmidt retired in 1988 after serving for 20 years as Vice Chairman, President and Managing Officer of Great American...read more

STEPHEN C. SCHOTT

Stephen C. Schott is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Citation Homes Central and the Owner and Managing Partner of Oakland...read more

BERT SELVA

Bert Selva is president and CEO of Shea Homes, the largest, privately-held homebuilder in America which operates in California...read more

NATHAN SHAPELL

Nathan Shapell, is the Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Shapell Industries in Beverly Hills, California. One of the...read more

RICHARD B. SMITH

Following an auspicious career in the Naval Air Corps and stints in the logging and real estate sales fields, Richard B. Smith founded...read more

GEOFFREY L. STACK

Geoffrey L. Stack is a Managing Director of Irvine based SARES-REGIS Group, one of the largest, most diversified commercial and...read more

CHRISTOPHER STEELE

Chris is active in efforts to strengthen the regional economy and was instrumental in convincing Sprint and MCI to locate in Sacramento...read more

BILL STRENG

Bill and Jim Streng were born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Throughout their lives, the two have followed similar paths. Both attended...read more

JAMES STRENG

Bill and Jim Streng were born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Throughout their lives, the two have followed similar paths. Both attended...read more

DALE STUARD

Dale Stuard, who has over 40 years of experience in building homes, apartments and commercial buildings, is Chairman of the Board of...read more

HARRY L. SUMMERS

For nearly five decades, Harry L. Summers was one of San Diego's leading residential, commercial and industrial developers. He began...read more

JOHN P. TAGLIO

John P. Taglio was born in Modesto, California. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science...read more

PAUL K. TCHANG

If you're looking for the personification of the American Dream, it can be found right in our own industry, in the person of Paul Tchang...read more

HERMAN J. TIJSSELING, JR.

Herman J. Tijsseling, Jr., retired Vice President and Regional Manager for Morrison Homes, was born in the Netherlands shortly before...read more

MICHAEL TOWBES

Michael Towbes is a native of Washington D.C. and holds a BS degree in civil engineering from Princeton University, graduating summa...read more

JAMES P. WARMINGTON

James P. Warmington is a third generation president of family-owned Warmington Homes. Established in 1926 by Jim's grandfather...read more

SPALDING G. WATHEN

As Chief Executive Officer of Wathen Bros., Spalding Wathen personifies a family tradition of involvement in the building industry...read more

RAYMOND L. WATSON

Raymond L. Watson is Vice Chairman of The lrvine Company, which has developed the nation's largest master-planned urban environment...read more

RAYMOND A. WATT

Raymond A. Watt, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Watt Group, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, California is...read more

JOAN MARCUS WEBB

Joan serves as Chief Marketing Officer for The New Home Company. She joined NEW HOME not long after the company was founded in...read more

LAWRENCE H. WEBB

As CEO of John Laing Homes’ parent company, WL Homes, H. Lawrence (Larry) Webb oversees one of the top-five privately held homebuilding...read more

JILL D. WILLIAMS, AIA

As Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Principal at KTGY Oakland, Jill D. Williams, AIA, brings more than 30 years of...read more

BORRE WINCKEL

Born in the Netherlands, Borre arrived in the U.S. in 1977 following his family’s acquisition of property in the Temecula, Riverside...read more

MICHAEL J. WINN

Michael Winn began his homebuilding career in 1969, as a construction laborer during high school and college. After graduating from...read more

THOMAS P. WINN

Tom Winn was raised in Boston with his three brothers. He watched his Dad work in a series of jobs which motivated him to follow a...read more

BOB YODER

Bob Yoder is President of Shea Homes Southern California, a division of Shea Homes, which is one of the largest, privately held homebuilders...read more

DAVID YOUNG

David Young is the Chief Executive Officer of Young Building Corporation. The family-owned company was established in Memphis...read more