Honoree Biographies

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Adelizzi, Robert F

2010 Honoree

With a career spanning four decades, Robert Adelizzi has over 40 years experience in banking, 

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Albertson, L.C. “Bob”, Jr.

2002 Honoree

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

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Allen, Anthony A.

1997 Honoree

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

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Anderson, DeVere H.

1988 Honoree

DeVere H. Anderson is the Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer of DeVere Anderson Enterprises,

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Anderson, Fred *

1998 Honoree

Fred Anderson was the founder and chairman of the board of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc.,

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Anderson, R. Gregg*

1999 Honoree

R. Gregg Anderson, president of Rancho Vista Development Company in Palmdale,California.

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Baker, Richard D.*

2005 Honoree

Richard Baker has been a Bay Area homebuilder for more than 20 years, leading three respected companies

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Baldacci, Paul R., Jr.

1999 Honoree

Since 1966, when Paul founded Castle Construction Company "to provide value housing built with the highest quality

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Bassenian, Aram, AIA

2012 Honoree

Aram has devoted his entire career to design excellence, energizing the quest for new design solutions to satisfy

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Bauer, Douglas F.

2016 Honoree

Doug serves as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of TRI Pointe Group.

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Beam, James*

1988 Honoree

On November 25, 1986, James Beam retired as Mayor of Orange after serving for six and one half years

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Becker, Ray C.*

2009 Honoree

Ray Becker was a 25-year veteran of the real estate development industry. He managed the development

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Behring, Kenneth E.

1992 Honoree

Kenneth E. Behring is a man who has pursed his ambitions and beliefs from the time he was a young man growing up in

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Beinke, Stephen P.

2014 Honoree

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

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Bergeson, Marian*

1994 Honoree

Marian Bergeson served as Secretary to the Child Development and Education Agency.

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Berkus, Barry A.*

2007 Honoree

Barry A. Berkus, A.I.A., founder and President of B3 Architects and Berkus Design Studio, has

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Birtcher, Ronald E.

1995 Honoree

Ronald E. Birtcher entered the real estate development business in 1951, working with his

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Bogard, William T.

1998 Honoree

William ("Bill") T. Bogard has been an active veteran of the building industry for over 30 years. As founder

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Bohannon, David D.*

1986 Honoree

David D. Bohannon had been in the real estate business since 1925. In 1928, he had his own real estate

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Bone, William

1992 Honoree

William Bone is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Colony Company. He is a nationally

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Brehm, Forrest “Woody”

2009 Honoree

Forrest (Woody) Brehm is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brehm Communities, the company

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Bright, Calvin E.

1994 Honoree

Calvin E. Bright was President of Bright Development. He has been identified by real estate

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Brinkerhoff, Donald C.

2001 Honoree

Don Brinkerhoff has come a long way since receiving his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture back in 1952.

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Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, Julie

2008 Honoree

Julie, celebrating her 25 years with Lifescapes International, has been with the firm since January 1982

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Bristow, John A.*

1986 Honoree

John A. Bristow was the financial management half of Lewis & Bristow Builders. While serving in the Army

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Brock, Carroll E.*

1991 Honoree

Milton J. Brock, Jr. and Carroll E. Brock followed in the footsteps of their father, Milton J. Brock, Sr. Together

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Brock, Milton J., Jr.*

1991 Honoree

Milton J. Brock, Jr. and Carroll E. Brock followed in the footsteps of their father, Milton J. Brock, Sr. Together

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Brock, Wendell C.*

1991 Honoree

Milton J. Brock, Jr. and Carroll E. Brock followed in the footsteps of their father, Milton J. Brock, Sr. Together

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Brophy, Roy T.*

1989 Honoree

Roy T. Brophy, who has been an active builder in Sacramento since 1952, was President of Roy T. Brophy

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Brown, D. Gregg*

2003 Honoree

California homebuilder D. Gregg Brown was recognized by the National Association of Home

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Busby, James J.

2002 Honoree

Jim Busby is the majority owner and President of Security Owners Corporation, and a licensed

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Butler, Merrill*

1989 Honoree

Merrill Butler is a 1948 graduate of the University of Southern California. Merrill is a licensed civil

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Cable, Wade H.

2003 Honoree

Wade Cable is a Director and is President and Chief Operating Officer of William Lyon Homes, a large

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Carlson, David P.

2018 Honoree

Dave was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. He followed in his father’s footsteps and obtained

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Carson, Kevin S.

2016 Honoree

Kevin serves as the Northern California President for The New Home Company. He has 30

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Cerini, Floyd B.*

1986 Honoree

Floyd B. Cerini was Vice President of Govemment Relations of Title Insurance and Trust, and Vice

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Chaiken, Donald

2007 Honoree

Donald Chaiken, a native of New York City, grew up in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate with highest

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Chenoweth, Richard C.*

1986 Honoree

Dick Chenoweth was born in San Francisco in 1924 and moved to Los Angeles that same year where

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Christopherson, Brenda

2006 Honoree

Keith and Brenda Christopherson are the co-founders and owners of Christopherson Homes, Inc.,

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Christopherson, Keith

2006 Honoree

Keith and Brenda Christopherson are the co-founders and owners of Christopherson Homes, Inc.,

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Clark, John B., Jr.*

1987 Honoree

Although John B. Clark, Jr. is known as the premier fence builder in San Diego County, it wasn't always that

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Clifford, Emmett S.*

1985 Honoree

Emmett S. Clifford serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Clifford Group, Inc. and

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Condiotti, Art*

1994 Honoree

Art Condiotti, President of Condiotti Enterprises, Inc., was born in New York City in 1921, is a graduate of

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Connerly, Ward

1994 Honoree

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

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Cooper, Wilfred N., Sr.

2012 Honoree

Wilfred N. Cooper, Sr., is the founder, Chairman of the Board, and a Director of WNC & Associates, Inc. The company’s

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Cortney, Michael C.

2000 Honoree

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

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Crowell, Harry C.

1997 Honoree

Harry C. Crowell is one of the most active men in the housing industry. Since 1963, he has been the principal operating

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Cusumano, Gary M.

2005 Honoree

Since 2004, Gary Cusumano has served as chairman of NewhallLand, one of the most important land development

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Dahlin, Douglas P.

2005 Honoree

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

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Danielian, Arthur C.

2002 Honoree

Art Danielian founded his business in 1968 with no money at all, but was determined to create his own company and his

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Davidson, Charles W.

2011 Honoree

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

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Davidson, Dawn

2011 Honoree

After graduating from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design/Architecture, Dawn

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Davidson, William A.

2000 Honoree

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

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Davis, Joseph D.

2015 Honoree

Joe serves as Chief Investment Officer for The New Home Company. As one of the founders and in his current

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DeArmond, Fremont*

2012 Honoree

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

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DeLuca, Rodney

2007 Honoree

After serving in the United States Army, DeLuca started out in the real estate and home building business when he went to work

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Doyle, Stephen P.

2007 Honoree

Steve Doyle was born in New London, Connecticut and attended 12 different schools before graduating from

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Duff, Robert W.

2005 Honoree

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

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Dunmore, George P.*

1988 Honoree

George P. Dunmore is the owner of Dunmore Construction and a general partner with his family in Dunmore Development, based

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Dunmore, Sidney B.

1994 Honoree

Ranked among the Sacramento giants in the single-family home building industry, Dunmore Homes has been building

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Edwards, Colleen

2006 Honoree

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

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Eichen, Carole P.*

1993 Honoree

The growth of Carole Eichen Interiors has mirrored the evolution of the subdevelopment housing

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Elliott, H.C.*

1987 Honoree

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

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Elliott, Harry C. III

1993 Honoree

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

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Englander, Howard

2015 Honoree

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

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Ennis, Ben

2000 Honoree

Ben Ennis, Chief Executive Officer of Ennis Homes. Ennis Homes develops land and builds single- and multi-family

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Farina, Joseph A.*

1990 Honoree

Joseph A. Farina studied at the University of California Berkeley and the California State University Fresno where he

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Fletcher, Charles K., Jr.

1986 Honoree

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

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Florian, Monica

2002 Honoree

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

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Galante, Carol J.

2008 Honoree

Carol Galante is the President of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, the largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing in

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Gentry, George H.*

1989 Honoree

George H. Gentry is president of the Gentry Company of San Diego, a diversified development company which

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Giannetta, Anthony D.*

1988 Honoree

The name Anthony ("Tony") Giannetta and the home building industry are synonymous in Fresno. Tony Giannetta began

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Gibson, Cheryl A.

2014 Honoree

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

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Gill, Ian M.

2016 Honoree

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

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Gonsalves, Matt

2000 Honoree

Matt Gonsalves, is Founder of Conco Cement Company in Concord, California. Conco Cement Company opened for

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Goodkin, Sanford R.*

1999 Honoree

Sanford (Sandy) R. Goodkin, Real estate analyst and consultant. During his 40 year career as analyst, author, economist

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Goodman, Lester*

2007 Honoree

Lester Goodman was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of

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Griffin, Paul E., Jr.

1996 Honoree

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

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Grupe, Greenlaw, Jr.

1991 Honoree

Greenlaw "Fritz" Grupe, Jr. founded The Grupe Company in 1966. For over 25 years, the company has built, for more than

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Gustafson, S. Reid

1996 Honoree

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

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Haggerty, Sherman S.

2013 Honoree

Sherman is President and co-founder of Innovate Ventures, LLC. Innovate Ventures is a business development and

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Hahn, Ernest W.*

1990 Honoree

Ernest W. Hahn was a well-known and respected developer of regional shopping centers. He began building his career in 1946

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Hall, Richard L.*

1998 Honoree

As a 40 year veteran of the home building industry, Richard Hall, President of La Linda Homes, Inc., has built thousands

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Hancock, Daniel W.*

2003 Honoree

Dan Hancock served as the President of Shapell Industries for 15 years. Under his leadership Shapell evolved into

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Hanson, Gordon W.*

1991 Honoree

Von-Jac Developments, Inc. was founded by Gordon W. Hanson and C. A. Trifeletti on November 13, 1974. Prior to forming

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Harmer, Sherman D., Jr.

1991 Honoree

Von-Jac Developments, Inc. was founded by Gordon W. Hanson and C. A. Trifeletti on November 13, 1974. Prior to forming

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Hayman, Alvin*

1987 Honoree

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

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Head, Joe

2013 Honoree

As president of SummerHill Land, Mr. Head oversees all the land acquisitions for SummerHill Homes. In this capacity, he is

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Heaton, Doyle

2001 Honoree

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

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Hezmalhalch, William

2015 Honoree

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

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Hofmann, Kenneth H.*

1986 Honoree

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

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Hogan, Horace II*

2010 Honoree

Horace Hogan II is the architect of Brehm Communities’ transformation – beginning in 1999 – from a small, single

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Huizenga, Edward R.*

1997 Honoree

A renowned emissary of the home building industry, Edward "Dick" Huizenga has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years

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Humphreys, Roy

1995 Honoree

Roy Humphreys has been an active leader in the home building industry for over 25 years. Joining Shea Homes in

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Hunsaker, Richard

2003 Honoree

Dick Hunsaker founded Hunsaker & Associates with his three partners in 1976.  In June 2000 nine new partners were

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Jackson, Scott F.

2018 Honoree

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

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Jacobs, Donald P.

2008 Honoree

Mr. Donald Jacobs, the president of JZMK Partners, is responsible for the overall direction of the firm as well as

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Jacobs, Lynn L.*

2017 Honoree

Lynn Jacobs graduated from Radcliffe College, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese, and in 2007

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Jaffe, Jonathan

2006 Honoree

Jon Jaffe joined Lennar Corporation over 22 years ago right out of college. Mr. Jaffe is a graduate of the University of

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Johnson, Keith A.

1992 Honoree

Keith A. Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of Fieldstone Communities, Inc., a home building firm

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Johnson, Paul

2017 Honoree

Mr. Johnson is responsible for the design and implementation of all Ranch Mission Viejo community development.

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Karatz, Bruce

1992 Honoree

Bruce Karatz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation. During his more

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Karatz, Bruce

1992 Honoree

Bruce Karatz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation. During his more

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Kelley, Larry D.

2018 Honoree

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

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Kennedy, Donald P.*

1989 Honoree

Donald P. Kennedy is Chairman of The First American Financial Corporation with home offices in Santa Ana. The title

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Keston, Michael I.

2004 Honoree

Michael I. Keston is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Larwin Company. Since its formation in 1948,

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Keusder, Walter “Wes” W.

2012 Honoree

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

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Kimmel, Edwin C.*

1985 Honoree

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

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Kulli, Sandra

2017 Honoree

Sandra Kulli consults with builders, MPCs, mixed-use developers, and cities on marketing strategy, working

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La Field, Dean P.*

1990 Honoree

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

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Lagoni, Carl W.

2016 Honoree

Carl Lagoni possesses a passion for meeting client and market challenges with innovative design concepts

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Landon, David E.

1995 Honoree

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

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Lee, Harlan

2008 Honoree

Harlan Lee, the founder and visionary of Lee Homes, has been a homebuilder for over 50 years. As Chairman of Lee

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Leventhal, Kenneth*

2001 Honoree

In every industry , there is an individual who affects change through the impact of innovative thinking. In the

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Lewis, James P.

1986 Honoree

James P. Lewis now semi-retired is the building designs half of Lewis & Bristow. An active association member for

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Lewis, Ralph M.*

1987 Honoree

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

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Lewis, Randall W.

2004 Honoree

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

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Lewis, Richard A.

1996 Honoree

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

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Lucchetti, David J.

1998 Honoree

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

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Lusk, John D.*

1989 Honoree

John D. Lusk is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Lusk Company. John Lusk started his career in

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Lyon, General William

1985 Honoree

William Lyon is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Lyon Homes, Inc., and

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MacLellan, David E.*

2011 Honoree

Dave MacLellan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the Ben Avon public schools

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Mangano, Andrew D.

1997 Honoree

Andrew D. Mangano first worked for Mangano Company, Inc. as a Field Manager in 1978. He was appointed Chief

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Marceau, Layne

1989 Honoree

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

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Martin, John

2008 Honoree

John Martin is the founder and principal of Martin & Associates. Prior to starting Martin & Associates, John held senior

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Mazza, William R.*

1991 Honoree

William R. Mazza was a general building contractor and licensed real estate broker. He maintained his business for

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McCaffrey, Robert and Karen

2014 Honoree

For those who understand that success is the result of teamwork, there is this powerful example offered by Robert

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McCarron, Paul N.*

1987 Honoree

A native Californian, Paul attended the University of San Francisco School of Law where he graduated with an L.L.B.

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McCarthy, Ian J.

2004 Honoree

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

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McCormick, Donald D.*

1990 Honoree

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

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McCuen, Peter A.*

2000 Honoree

McCuen came to the building industry in 1980, having achieved dramatic success in two other careers: academia

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McDonald, Gary L.

2017 Honoree

Gary McDonald, chairman and CEO of Gary McDonald Homes (as well as Gary McDonald Development Company), is a

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McFarland, William H.

1996 Honoree

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

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McGee, Michael V.

2007 Honoree

As president and CEO of Pardee Homes, Mike McGee has sustained a track record of exceptional performance,

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McLeod, Robert B.

2013 Honoree

Bob is the founder and true visionary behind the growth and evolution of Newland in becoming one of the nation's

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McMillin, M. “Corky”

1988 Honoree

M. "Corky" McMillin is the founder and President of The Corky McMillin Companies, the oldest and largest private

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McMillin, Mark D.

2008 Honoree

President and CEO of The Corky McMillin Companies, Mark McMillin joined the McMillin organization in

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Mehran, Masud*

1990 Honoree

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

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Meyer, Gilbert “Mike”

2008 Honoree

Gilbert, better known as Mike, is the founder, President and CEO of Greenbriar Homes Communities, Inc., a private,

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Meyer, Michael L.

1999 Honoree

Michael L. Meyer is the Managing Partner of E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group's (EYKL) Orange County

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Meyer, Vance T.

1997 Honoree

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

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