Sustainability in our Homes

Our commitment to sustainability began more than 10 years ago – not just for the planet and its resources, but to address the need for every family who wants their home to be as healthful, comfortable, and cost-efficient as possible.

Each of our regional homebuilding brands proudly participates in LivingSmart® – a comprehensive program involving the development, design, construction and ongoing operation of high-performing homes resulting in cost-savings for our homeowners and a better environment for their families.

LivingSmart homes are designed with these 5 core components in mind:


Features that foster healthy living and cleaner air


Technology that reduces utility use and energy bills


Materials that come from recycled and sustainable sources



Features and landscape design that help conserve water usage


Technology to help you stay comfortable, connected and save energy from anywhere

Sustainable Awards & Highlights

Our family of homebuilders have earned the following accolades for their leadership in sustainable building and development:

development:

2019 Builder of the Year by Green Builder Magazine – Maracay

2018 LEED Homes Award Power Builder – Maracay

2018 U.S. Green Building Council Arizona Heavy Medal Award – Maracay

2011 NAHB Research Center's National Green Building Standard Gold certification – Pardee Homes

2010 Green Building Corporate Advocate of the Year, National Association of Homebuilders – Pardee Homes

2007 Built/donated children's playhouse to the National Building Museum to teach green building practices – Pardee Homes

2006 Green Building Project of the Year: Santa Rosa, National Association of Homebuilders – Pardee Homes

2006 Named by the EPA as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year for the 4th year running – Pardee Homes

2005 First builder to receive Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, State of California – Pardee Homes

2004 Built the Ultimate Family Home, a "Zero Energy Home" showcased in the International Builders Show – Pardee Homes

2001 Launched the LivingSmart program with dozens of energy-related and sustainable features/options – Pardee Homes

Sustainability in our Communities

At TRI Pointe Group, we focus on thoughtful community planning as a key driver to creating healthy communities. It all starts with our approach to land acquisition and land planning. Because land is a finite and precious resource, you could say we’re a bit picky about where we build communities.

We acquire land that is close to employment, transportation corridors, educational centers, and other resources that families look for in a new home community. Equally important is access fresh air, open spaces and exercise, so we plan for parks with walking trails, fitness/recreation amenities and natural habitat preservation to enhance overall wellness and health.

Planning for water conservation, especially in the west, is a top priority in terms of planning, home design and smart building practices. In fact, it’s our standard practice to use natural bio-filtration systems, drought-tolerant plant materials and high-tech irrigation systems. Anything to save water, reduce costs and help the earth breathe a little easier.

Charitable Giving At-A-Glance

We’re always looking for new ways to be a responsible neighbor and extend a helping hand at every opportunity, whether it’s using our homebuilding expertise, resources, relationships or people through local programs like HomeAid.

We give our team members lots of ways to donate their sweat, ingenuity, creativity, laughter, and caring to charitable organizations throughout our regional markets around the nation. When we all work together towards one goal it has a big impact on philanthropic efforts.

At TRI Pointe Group we know that “making a difference” extends beyond the typical business boundaries. Reaching out to communities and establishing philanthropic partnerships epitomizes a deeper commitment to improving people’s lives.

Diversity and Inclusion

TRI Pointe Group believes in the idea that a diverse staff brings diverse ideas to the table. We want to include anyone and everyone that wants to contribute to the mission. To date, we have over 1,000 team members that have helped thousands of home buyers and owners. Our diversity is integral to achieving what we’ve done so far. And as we grow, we’ll be able to help even more.

Our brands are spread across eight states, and our diversity gives us an advantage in helping different kinds of customers with various backgrounds and needs. We embrace our diversity with an open, inclusive, and respectful work environment.

Corporate Governance

TRI Pointe Group is committed to managing our affairs consistent with the highest principles of business ethics and corporate governance requirements of both federal law and the NYSE. We have a clear code of business conduct to which all employees, officers and directors must adhere. The charters of our Board committees clearly establish their respective roles and responsibilities. For us, good corporate governance also means communicating consistently with our shareholders, customers and neighbors.

Management Team

Douglas F. Bauer , , , Chief Executive Officer

Douglas (Doug) Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes where he also served as Chief Financial Officer and President of its Northern California Division.

He is actively involved in both legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

After receiving his B.A. from the University of Oregon, Doug went on to finish his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. When he’s not working on TRI Pointe, Doug likes to work on bettering his triathlon times for both exercise and pleasure.

Tom Mitchell , , , President and Chief Operating Officer

Thomas (Tom) Mitchell is the President and Chief Operating Officer with over 30 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry including tenure with William Lyon Homes, The Irvine Company and Pacific Savings Bank. He has significant experience in land acquisition, entitlement and development, project planning, product design, construction operations, finance, sales/marketing, customer satisfaction and warranty service.

Tom was recognized as a Construction Industries Alliance 2017 Spirit of Life® honoree. He has received numerous other awards, including the BIA Inland Empire Builder of the Year in 2004 and was identified by Home Builder Executive as a Top 100 President. He was honored in 2019 as a California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee.

Tom received his B.A. from California State University Long Beach. In his free time, Tom loves to surf and play basketball and volleyball.

Glenn J. Keeler , , , Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Glenn Keeler serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer at TRI Pointe Group. He joined TRI Pointe Homes in February 2013 as Corporate Controller before becoming Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, he served as Corporate Controller of STEC, Inc., a publicly traded, global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drives, and as Director of Finance and Controller of Lantronix, Inc., a publicly traded designer, developer, marketer and seller of networking and communications products. He spent six years at Ernst & Young, LLP, serving clients in the real estate, technology and manufacturing industries.

Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California and has a B.A. from California State University Dominguez Hills.

David C. Lee , , , Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

David C. Lee is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of TRI Pointe Group. Prior to joining TRI Pointe Group, he served as a partner in K&L Gates’ Orange County and Los Angeles offices where he focused on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities matters.

David previously served as special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and as counsel to an SEC commissioner.

David received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, his MBA from Loyola Marymount University, and his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Linda H. Mamet , , , Chief Marketing Officer

Linda Mamet is the Chief Marketing Officer at TRI Pointe Group. She has over 15 years of homebuilding experience in a variety of sales and marketing roles with Pulte Group Inc (NYSE: PHM) across various brands. She also served as Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing with John Laing Homes.

She is a California Real Estate Broker, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Programing Committee Co-chair of the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference (PCBC).

Linda received her Bachelor of Management Studies Degree with 1st class honors from the University of Waikato in her native New Zealand.

Kevin W. Wilson , , , National Vice President of Operations

Kevin Wilson is the National Vice President of Operations with over 20 years of experience in national purchasing and supply chain management with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO) and David Weekley Homes as well as fostering the expansion into Denver for Neumann Homes of Chicago.

He participates in several Leading Builders of America councils and currently leads TRI Pointe’s Think Tanks for Construction & Purchasing. Kevin’s also active in local charities including HomeAid and RAIN communities.

He received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in Construction Management, and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. In his free time, Kevin loves to shoot, cycle and golf.

Heather H. Breidenthal , , , Chief Human Resources Officer

Heather Breidenthal is the Chief Human Resources Officer. Heather’s expertise includes strategic planning and implementation, total rewards and benefit program design, M&A activities, workforce/succession planning, leadership and talent development, organizational health, and talent acquisition.

Prior to joining TRI Pointe Group, Heather served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for CalAtlantic Group and Standard Pacific Homes, where she oversaw all facets of the HR organization for over 17 years.

She is a former advisory board member for Chapman University’s Leadership Services and Extended Education division, and an active member of the National Human Resources Association. Heather received ­her B.S. in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach.

Jeffrey A. Lake , , , Vice President, Architecture and Design

Jeffrey (Jeff) Lake is the Vice President of Architecture and Design. With nearly 30 years of architecture and design experience, Jeff previously served as the National Vice President of Architecture for CalAtlantic Homes and Standard Pacific Homes where he was responsible for all new community design nationally. Before that, he was Senior Principal at Bassenian Lagoni Architects and, prior to the Weyerhauser (WRECO) merger, Vice President of Architecture at Pardee Homes.

He is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a Registered Architect in the States of California and Utah.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He went on to graduate from the Ecole de Beaux Art Architecture program in Fontainebleau, France.

Sherri L. Drew , , , Vice President of Design Studios

Sherri Drew is the Vice President of Design Studios. She oversees TRI Pointe Group’s design studio operations, enhancing the customer experience as well as internal skills, processes and financial performance.

Sherri has more than 16 years’ new home design studio experience. She previously served as the Director of Design Studios for Interior Specialists’ West Region as well as the Director of Sales & Marketing, Design Center Manager, and Design Sales Consultant for S.C. Design, Inc.

Sherri received her B.A. in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Maryland and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars as top 10% of her class.

Sri Arumugam , , , Chief Information Officer

Sri Arumugam is the Chief Information Officer at TRI Pointe Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the Construction Industry, with 18 years in the homebuilding industry at KB Homes and D. R. Horton, where he served as a Director of Information Technology.

Most recently, Sri served as Chief Information Officer at Tutor Perini Corporation, a publicly traded Design Build General Contractor. He has substantial experience introducing transformational technologies, security strategies, project portfolio management, and maximizing the effectiveness of IT teams. Sri holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, was a past member of the Oracle Engineering and Construction Strategy Council, and is a governing body member of the Evanta Southern California CIO Organization.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Alcorn State University. He went on to receive his MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

Board of Directors

Steven J. Gilbert , , , Chairman of the Board

Mr. Gilbert was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors effective upon the completion of our initial public offering and is our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Gilbert is Chairman of the Board of Gilbert Global Equity Partners, L.P., a billion dollar private equity fund, and has served in this capacity since 1998. He is also a director of Fairholme Funds (Nasdaq: FAIRX), an open-end investment company; Senior Advisor to Continental Grain; a director of MBIA, Inc., (NYSE: MBI); and is the Lead Independent Director of Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE: OAK) and the Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT). He is Vice Chairman of MidOcean Equity Partners, LP, and served as the Vice Chairman of Stone Tower Capital from January 2007 until April 2012 and as the Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Sun Group (USA) until 2009. From 1992 to 1997 he was a Founder and Managing General Partner of Soros Capital L.P., the principal venture capital and leveraged transaction entity of the Quantum Group of Funds, and a principal Advisor to Quantum Industrial Holdings Ltd. From 1988 to 1992, he was the Managing Director of Commonwealth Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity investment firm. Prior to that, from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Gilbert was the Managing General Partner of Chemical Venture Partners (now J. P. Morgan Capital Partners), which he founded. Mr. Gilbert was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1970 and practiced law at Goodwin Procter & Hoar in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an associate in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1972 to 1976, a Vice President at Wertheim & Co., Inc. from 1976 to 1978 and a Managing Director at E. F. Hutton International from 1978 to 1980. Mr. Gilbert was recently Chairman of the Board of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc., Chairman of CPM Holdings, True Temper Sports and a Director of J. O. Hambro Capital Management Group and the Asian Infrastructure Fund. Previously, Mr. Gilbert has been a Director of numerous companies, including Montpelier Re, Olympus Trust, Office Depot, Inc., Funk & Wagnalls, Inc., Parker Pen Limited, Piggly Wiggly Southern, Inc., Coast Community News, Inc., GTS-Duratek, Magnavox Electronic Systems Company, UroMed Corporation, Star City Casino Holdings, Ltd., Katz Media Corporation, Airport Group International, Batavia Investment Management, Ltd., Affinity Financial Group, Inc., ESAT Telecom, Ltd., Colep Holding, Ltd., NFO Worldwide, Terra Nova (Bermuda) Holdings, Limited and Veritas-DCG. He was the principal owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lion’s Gate Films from 1980 to 1984. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Global Agenda Council on Capital Flows of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute. Mr. Gilbert received his B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Douglas F. Bauer , , , Chief Executive Officer

Doug Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. He has 25+ years of experience in the real estate finance, development and homebuilding industry.

Doug is active in legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County.

Doug received his B.A. from the University of Oregon and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. 

Lawrence B. Burrows , ,

Mr. Burrows serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Burrows served as an executive officer of the Weyerhaeuser Company from 2008 through 2013, when he retired after 25 years with the company. He was Senior Vice President of Wood Products for Weyerhaeuser Company from 2010 through 2013. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Burrows was President and Chief Executive Officer of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (“WRECO”). Prior to becoming WRECO’s President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as President of Winchester Homes, a WRECO subsidiary, from 2003 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Burrows serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Conner Industries, a privately-held industrial wood and packaging solutions company. He also serves as Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where he is also a Senior Planning Fellow. Mr. Burrows is also an officer and Treasurer of the non-profit Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Resource Center. Before joining Weyerhaeuser Company and WRECO, Mr. Burrows was a real estate consultant and developer. Mr. Burrows served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, Seattle/King County, and HomeAid of Northern Virginia. Mr. Burrows earned a B.A. from Rutgers University, a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is the author of Growth Management: Issues, Techniques and Policy Implications, published by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University.

Daniel S. Fulton , ,

Mr. Fulton serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Fulton served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Weyerhaeuser Company from 2008 through 2013, when he retired after nearly 38 years with the company. Prior to becoming Weyerhaeuser Company's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fulton served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of WRECO from 2001 to 2008. During Mr. Fulton's tenure as Weyerhaeuser Company's Chief Executive Officer, he was a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), where he served as the chair of the BRT Housing Subcommittee, and served on the boards of a number of industry associations, including NAFO (the National Alliance of Forest Owners), NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts), SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) and the AF&PA (American Forest and Paper Association). Mr. Fulton is the past chair of the Washington Roundtable, where he continues as a member, and is the past chair of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, where he continues to serve as an Executive Fellow. Mr. Fulton is a director of Saltchuk Resources, a privately-owned company primarily engaged in transportation and distribution, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He is also a director of Green Diamond Resource Company, a privately-held, Seattle-based timber company. Mr. Fulton graduated with a B.A. in economics from Miami University (Ohio) in 1970. He received an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Washington in 1976, and he completed the Stanford University Executive Program in 2001. From 1970 to 1974, he served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps.

Constance B. Moore , ,

Ms. Moore serves as a member of our Board of Directors. She has served as a director of Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) since June 2014. She has served as a director of Columbia Property Trust (NYSE: CXP) since November 2017 and as a director of Strive Communities, a private company, since January 2019. Ms. Moore served as a Director of BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BRE) from September 2002 until BRE was acquired in April 2014. Ms. Moore served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BRE from January 2005 until April 2014, served as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2004 until December 2004 and served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from September 2002 to December 2003. Ms. Moore has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining BRE in 2002, she was a managing director of Security Capital Group & Affiliates. From 1993 to 2002, Ms. Moore held several executive positions with Security Capital Group, including co-chairman and chief operating officer of Archstone Communities Trust. Ms. Moore holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. In 2009, she served as chair of the NAREIT. Currently, she is the chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Policy Advisory Board at University of California, Berkeley, a Governor and a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Board of the Urban Land Institute Foundation and the Urban Land Global Board of Directors, serves on the board of Bridge Housing Corporation, serves on the board of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and serves on the board of the Tower Foundation at San Jose State University.

Vicki D. McWilliams , ,

Ms. McWilliams serves as a member of our Board of Directors. She has served as Executive Vice President of Stores for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, since 2008. Her responsibilities include leading approximately 20,000 associates in 620 stores, as well as the customer care function. Ms. McWilliams’ responsibilities include developing retail strategies, human resources, profit and loss, margin, customer service, innovation in service offerings, product feedback and real estate relocations and remodels. Prior to joining Williams-Sonoma, Ms. McWilliams held several positions at Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) during her 29-year tenure with the Company. From 1996 to 2008, she served as Executive Vice President, leading stores in Northern California and Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities included overseeing stores, developing retail strategies, distribution centers, product development, annual budgets and net income. Prior to her EVP role, Ms. McWilliams held various positions at Nordstrom, including leading the largest store, San Francisco Centre, and serving in buying roles earlier in her career. Ms. McWilliams received her B.A. in Clothing and Textiles from Washington State University. Ms. McWilliams was honored by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2006 for excellence in business partnership, served on the Juvenile Diabetes San Francisco Board of Directors for over ten years and has lead campaigns for both the United Way and St. Jude’s.

Our Premium Homebuilders

TRI Pointe Group’s six premium homebuilding brands are strategically located across ten states in key regional markets throughout the nation.

A Family of Premium Homebuilders

TRI Pointe Group’s six premium homebuilding brands are strategically located across nine states in key regional markets throughout the nation.
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