Hall of Fame | Honoree | MICHAEL MAPLES & GREGG NELSON

Michael Maples and Gregg Nelson

Trumark Companies

With more than 30 years of trusted experience, the Trumark Group of Companies is a diversified real estate developer and builder that was founded by Michael Maples and Gregg Nelson.

Brought together during college by their shared interests in real estate investing, housing and construction, Gregg and Michael’s partnership was officially formed in 1988. Trumark Companies began with the partners purchasing and entitling land that they subsequently sold to builders, and over their 30+ year history they have launched multiple successful and award-winning entities under the Trumark Companies umbrella.

Gregg Nelson is a CO-CEO of Trumark Companies and related entities, a position he has held since he co-founded the firm in 1988. His career spans more than 35 years in the construction, development, and real estate investment arenas. Together with co-founder Michael Maples, his leadership and vision have led to the creation and growth of a multifaceted, enduring real estate enterprise. Mr. Nelson is known for his creativity, financial engineering, and deal-making passion. Mr. Nelson graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and completed an MBA program at Santa Clara University.

Michael Maples has been a Managing Member of Trumark Companies and related entities since he co-founded the firm in 1988 with Gregg Nelson. Known for his clear vision, leadership and problem-solving skills, Mr. Maples’ passion for building an enduring brand and creating sustainable communities has helped spur the success of Trumark’s family of companies. Mr. Maples earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He also received a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Biola University and as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hume Lake Ministries.

Built on shared values of persistence, tenacity and creativity, Michael and Gregg inspire and empower their teams to find innovative ways to solve challenges while maintaining a consistent, focused approach to building quality homes for buyers from millennials to baby boomers.