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:


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.

Thomas J. Mitchell , , , President and Chief Operating Officer

Thomas (Tom) Mitchell is the President and Chief Operating Officer with over 25 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.

He has received numerous awards, including the BIA Inland Empire Builder of the Year in 2004, Outstanding Home Design and National Home of the Year award and was identified by Home Builder Executive as a Top 100 President.

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 and Treasurer

Glenn Keeler serves as Chief Financial 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.

Christopher J. Martin , , , Head of Investor Relations & Vice President of Finance

Christopher (Chris) Martin is the Head of Investor Relations & Vice President of Finance. He joined TRI Pointe in 2013 and is responsible for all treasury and cash management activity for the home office and homebuilders. Christopher works on the sourcing and underwriting of company debt and lines of credit.

Prior to joining TRI Pointe, Christopher served as Vice President and Treasurer of LNR Property for 16 years, and with Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President of the Real Estate Lending Group.

Christopher earned a B.Sc. in Marketing from San Diego State University.

Robert W. D’Unger , , , Vice President of Information Technology

Robert (Bob) D’Unger serves as the Vice President of Information Technology at TRI Pointe Group. Previously, Robert was the Director of IT for Weyerhaeuser Real Estate and served as Director of Sales Service, Financial Services Manager, Accounting Manager and Controller.

He is passionate about local nonprofits and community involvement, which includes time as President and board member for Grand Cinema – Tacoma, and then treasurer and board member for Historic Tacoma, as well as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul School Board.

Robert holds an executive M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

Kevin W. Wilson , , , Vice President of Purchasing and National Accounts

Kevin Wilson is the Vice President of Purchasing and National Accounts 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.

Michael A. McMillen , , , Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael (Mike) McMillen is vice president of mergers & acquisitions with 30 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, including tenure with William Lyon Homes and KB Home. He has substantial experience in land acquisition, entitlement, site planning, product development and project management.

Targeting home building companies that have a strong cultural alignment with TRI Pointe Group, Mike pursues long-term strategic growth initiatives through a combination of market growth and expansion. He works to identify merger and acquisition opportunities to expand the company’s southeastern U.S. footprint, while also looking for opportunities to grow market share in TRI Pointe Group’s established markets.

In his prior role as vice president of land, he handled land planning and entitlements, developing product segmentation and creating amenities to optimize value and monetize land assets. During his first four years at TRI Pointe Group, Mike served as vice president/project manager for TRI Pointe Homes, overseeing all aspects of the subsidiary’s projects throughout Southern California.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and serves on the board of both the HomeAid Orange County and San Francisco Rescue Mission charities. Outside of work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Laura and their three children.

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 Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE: OAK); and is the Lead Independent Director of 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. 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. Currently, he is a Senior Planning Fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and an officer and Treasurer of the non-profit Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Center. 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 and as a director of Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) since November 2017. 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 UC Berkeley, a Governor and a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Board of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, serves on the board of Bridge Housing Corporation, serves on the board of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and serves on the board of the Tower Foundation at San Jose State University.

Thomas B. Rogers , ,

Mr. Rogers was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors effective upon the completion of our initial public offering. Until his retirement in January 2009, Mr. Rogers served as Executive Vice President in charge of City National Bank's Southern Region. In that position, he oversaw the delivery of commercial banking, private client and wealth management services to clients throughout Orange County, the greater San Diego area and the Inland Empire. Before joining City National Bank in 2000, Mr. Rogers served for eight years as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Irvine Company. Prior to that, Mr. Rogers spent more than 25 years with two major financial institutions. Specifically, he served as Executive Vice President and Division Administrator of Security Pacific National Bank's Real Estate Industries Group, Southern Division, and prior to that was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Security Pacific's California Corporate Group. His previous banking career also included 15 years with the National Bank of Detroit in corporate lending assignments. In his retirement, Mr. Rogers serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plaza Bancorp and Plaza Bank, a community business bank located in Irvine, California. He was appointed to the board of Plaza Bank in June 2009 and elected Chairman in December 2009. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Memorial Health Services, a not for profit, six hospital, integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Fountain Valley, California. Mr. Rogers received his B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, attended graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit, and completed the curriculum of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.

Vicki D. McWilliams , ,

Ms. McWilliams serves as a member of our Board of Directors. Since 2008, 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. Ms. McWilliams has over 10 years of experience in consumer retail in the new home space and an additional 29 years at Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), serving most recently as Executive Vice President. At Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Ms. McWilliams is responsible for leading 20,000 associates in 620 stores, as well as spearheading the company’s customer experience and business-to-business functions. Additional responsibilities include developing strategies for maximizing net operating income and gross margin, as well as human resources, customer service innovation, product feedback, and real estate relocations and remodels. In 2017, Ms. McWilliams was awarded Williams-Sonoma’s highest honor, the “Howard Lester Award of Excellence.”

Ms. McWilliams holds a B.A. from Washington State University. She 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 nine 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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