SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Benchmark Communities (“Benchmark”) today announced that it has appointed established residential real estate professional and lifelong SoCal resident Shane Bouchard as Division President of Southern California Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Bouchard, who is an active member of the Building Industry Association, has over 15 years of experience serving in operational roles for Southern California based homebuilders and developers. In this new role, he will oversee all aspects of sales, marketing, construction and land development for Benchmark’s Southern California division.
“Shane is well-known throughout Southern California for his success in helping the growth and expansion of established homebuilders and developers in this region,” said Dustin Bogue, President and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Communities. “We look forward to benefitting from Shane’s deep expertise, strong relationships and knowledge of the Southern California housing market to further establish our presence in the market and drive sales.”
Mr. Bouchard comes to Benchmark from Southern California-based Frontier Communities, where he served as Vice President – Operations for three years. At Frontier, he increased the annual business volume of new home sales, boosting revenue as a result. Prior to this, he was Construction Operations Manager for Manhattan Beach-based Wedgewood Inc., a leading acquirer and developer of distressed residential real estate, where he significantly reduced material and building costs by renegotiating purchasing prices and contract terms. He also spent ten years at Frontier Homes, LLC, from 2000 to 2010, as Area President.
Mr. Bouchard commented, “Across the nation, Benchmark Communities’ reputation is one that is characterized by high quality homes and exemplary customer service. I am honored to join this widely respected homebuilder, and believe that my deep ties to this area and understanding of the Southern California marketplace will allow me to make a positive impact in both the near and long term.”
About Benchmark Communities
Benchmark Communities designs, constructs and builds high-quality, single-family homes for a variety of lifestyles and budgets in California, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The brand is recognized by homebuyers for its high-quality construction and craftsmanship, cutting-edge home design, and customer-centric service and warranty programs. Benchmark Communities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Jose-based UCP, Inc. (NYSE: UCP).