SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six outstanding leaders in the homebuilding industry will be inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) 2015 Hall of Fame.
According to CHF Executive Director Terri Brunson, inductees are selected based on career success and reputation, industry participation, philanthropy and community involvement. Inductees will be honored at the CHF Hall of Fame annual gala on June 23 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Joseph D. Davis: Chief investment officer, The New Home Company, Aliso Viejo. Davis directs the company, of which he is a founder, in land acquisition, community planning, land development and land sales. For over 10 years, until 2007, Davis served as president of Irvine Community Development Company, owned by The Irvine Company on The Irvine Ranch, where he oversaw the planning, development and marketing of all master planned communities. During his more than 40-year career, he has held senior management positions at Amfac, Inc., Watt Group Inc., and Chevron Land and Development. Full bio | High-res photo
Howard Englander: Principal, The Englander Company | Shea Homes, Walnut. In 1982, Englander formed The Englander Company, specializing in product research, product development and marketing/merchandising concepts. In 2001, Englander began consulting exclusively for Shea Homes. He oversees all architectural development for the company and participates in land acquisition. Englander also founded Residential Concepts, an independent research and consulting firm, and was vice president of the residential research division for Walker and Lee Real Estate. Full bio | High-res photo
William C. Hezmalhalch: Founder and president of William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc., offices in Santa Ana and San Ramon. Hezmalhalch started the comprehensive planning and design firm in 1981. He has more than 35 years of experience in community and neighborhood design. He has designed a broad range of residential buildings including custom, spec level, luxury and resort homes, as well as single-family conventional, high-density detached and attached, active adult and empty nester homes. WHA’s design and architectural execution projects include town centers, commercial retail properties, churches, elementary schools, daycare facilities, recreational and golf clubhouses. Full bio | High-res photo
Jeffrey M. Pemstein: Division president, Towne Development of Sacramento, Homes by Towne (a Zilber Brand), Sacramento. Pemstein oversees Towne Development, HBT Construction, HBT Remodeling and The RCH Group—divisions he’s established since taking on his current position in 2003. Pemstein was a founding partner of Pacific Municipal Consultants, division manager for Willdan Associates Engineering, and project manager for KTGY (formerly Corbin-Yamafuji Partners). He has nearly three decades of professional experience in land development, homebuilding and construction. Full bio | High-res photo
Toni Raymus: President, Raymus Homes, Manteca. With over 30 years of experience in real estate and land development, Raymus focuses on land acquisition, development and planning. Since becoming president, Raymus and her team have built more than 3,000 homes in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. At Raymus Homes, she has worked in sales, marketing, property management, acquisition and land planning. Full bio | High-res photo
Michael L. Woodley: President, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., offices in Santa Ana, CA, and Littleton, CO. Founding the company in 1998, Woodley personally leads his design team, focusing on a hands-on approach and interactive charrette design process. In his more than 30-year career, he was also vice president of architecture for Kaufman & Broad, leading the company’s architecture for all divisions, including France. He was also a design team member for Mission Viejo Company. Full bio | High-res photo
About the foundation: California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving the homebuilding industry through scholarships, research and education for California’s building industry. CHF is the presenter of California’s homebuilding industry’s top award, Hall of Fame.