California Homebuilding Foundation Inducts Four Industry Leaders to 2019 Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) will recognize the lifetime achievements of four distinguished industry leaders at the 35th annual Hall of Fame celebration on May 29, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

The homebuilding Hall of Fame has paid tribute to over 230 men and women who have a longstanding history of notable professional accomplishments, workplace excellence and leadership, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of homebuilding in California.

Honorees are carefully selected on the basis of career progression and experience, philanthropic contributions, and exemplary servitude to the industry that gives Californian’s a place to call home.

Please join the Foundation in congratulating our 2019 inductees:

  • James Boyd: regional president for Toll Brothers in California and Nevada. Mr. Boyd launched the company’s expansion into the California homebuilding market in the early 90’s and has overseen the California region for 25 years. In addition to his industry experience in project management, finance, land acquisition, entitlement processing and homebuilding, Mr. Boyd also serves on the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) Board of Directors and Executive Council. Full bio
  • Thomas (Tom) Mitchell: president and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group. Mr. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in real estate development and homebuilding. Tom and his two business partners founded TRI Pointe Homes in 2009, quickly becoming a public company and subsequently merging with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company in 2014 to become one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies by market equity capitalization. Tom and his company support their local Building Industry Associations (BIAs) and CBIA. Full bio
  • Sheryl Palmer: chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation. Ms. Palmer’s expertise in building, land acquisition, sales and marketing, development and operations management have culminated in 30 years of industry experience. She has also served as president of Blackhawk Corporation, Pulte and Del Webb homebuilder companies, and in 2007, under her leadership, ascended Taylor Morrison to the top ranks of America’s largest public homebuilders. Ms. Palmer currently serves as the Chairman of the National Board of Directors and Executive Committee of HomeAid America. Full bio
  • Joan Marcus Webb: chief marketing officer for The New Home Company. Ms. Webb joined The New Home Company in 2009, establishing the company’s brand and leading all sales, marketing, design, and escrow teams. Ms. Webb has 30 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, previously serving as vice president of sales, marketing and design for John Laing Homes. She was the first female to chair the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) in 2016 and served as President of the BIA of Orange County. Full bio

“The Hall of Fame’s 35th anniversary is a celebration of all of the best attributes of the homebuilding industry, demonstrated by the career achievements of four very special inductees,” said CHF Chair Colleen Edwards of the River Islands management team and 2006 HOF Inductee. "Their leadership, spirit of innovation, dedication to the industry, and ongoing philanthropy makes them role models for us all.”

The 35th annual Hall of Fame gala will be held May 29, 2019 at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco. For ticket and sponsorship opportunities, visit


CHF is the industry’s catalyst for producing scholarships, funding pertinent research studies, and supporting educational programs. Our mission is to provide students in homebuilding the opportunity to explore their potential and recognize the industry leaders who have already reached theirs. CHF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.


Terri Brunson, CHF Executive Director

Release Summary

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) announces four esteemed inductees into the 2019 homebuilding Hall of Fame


Terri Brunson, CHF Executive Director