Our Story

In 2009, Doug Bauer, Tom Mitchell and Mike Grubbs shared a vision and concept for a new kind of homebuilding company-one driven by home design that provides homebuyers and their families with a lifetime of experiences.

That year, the economic downturn crippled many industries. However, they recognized this time as an opportunity to bring their vision to life. They drew upon their 25+ years of homebuilding know-how to create TRI Pointe Homes®.

TRI Pointe Homes quickly became a publicly held company, trading under “TPH” on the NYSE. It was the first IPO in homebuilding to emerge after the downturn. Within 5 years, the company merged with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO), which operated five distinct homebuilding companies in seven states, and became TRI Pointe Group®. This merger created one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies in the United States based on revenue. Just six years later, TRI Pointe Group and its six regional homebuilding brands, composed of TRI Pointe Homes in California, Colorado and the Carolinas; Maracay® in Arizona; Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada; Quadrant Homes® in Washington; Trendmaker® Homes in Texas; and Winchester® Homes1 in Maryland and Northern Virginia had delighted more than 28,000 homeowners, establishing 330 beautiful neighborhoods and 15 incredible masterplan communities, and winning over 270 separate awards, while supporting more than 150 community causes.

In 2021, this innovative, design-forward company became Tri Pointe Homes, a unified brand that brings the best of big and small to all its homebuyers, with operations in 10 states and the District of Columbia. As Tri Pointe Homes, the company continues to support and celebrate the longevity of team members and their local-market expertise and relationships, while leading the industry with company-wide programs such as LivingSmart®, a commitment to healthy and environmentally responsible business practices and Tri Pointe Solutions®, a suite of services that streamline the buying process, start to finish.

Open-minded with a progressive spirit, Tri Pointe Homes is committed to the leading-edge design, sustainable building practices and personalization that, together, make a premium lifestyle possible for homebuyers, whatever their price point or life stage.

1 Winchester is a registered trademark and is used with permission.
2009

Origins

TRI Pointe Homes was formed in Southern California

2010

A Bright Future

$150 million Starwood Capital Group equity commitment.

2011

Venturing North

Opened operations in Northern California.

2012

Southwest Expansion

Opened operations in Colorado.

2013

Stock Market Launch

First Public Offering of a homebuilder in over 10 years.

2014

New Partnership

WRECO transaction closes.

2014

Service Launch

Launched TRI Pointe Solutions.

2014

Achievement

Recognized as 2014
Developer of the Year.

2015

Texas Opening

First TRI Pointe Assurance branch opens in Texas.

2015

Rebrand

Rebrand to TRI Pointe Group to reflect the size and scale of the company.

2015

Expansion

First TRI Pointe Connect mortgage branches open in Washington and Arizona.

2015

Achievement

Recognized as 2015
Builder of the Year.

2016

Achievement

Awarded Hive 100 Innovator
Award by Hanley Wood.

2017

Achievement

Recognized as a Fortune
100 Fastest-Growing Company.

2017

Expansion

TRI Pointe Homes expands
into Sacramento Market.

2018

Expansion

TRI Pointe Homes expands
into the Carolinas.

2018

Expansion

Trendmaker Homes expands into
the Dallas-Fort Worth Market.

2019

Achievement

Recognized as
2019 Builder of the Year.

2019

Achievement

Recognized as 2019 Best Places to Work for 4th Consecutive Year.

Our Leadership Team

Doug 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

Tom is TRI Pointe Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry, including a tenure with William Lyon Homes, where he served as Executive Vice President. Tom also worked previously for 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 and Treasurer

Glenn Keeler serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer at Tri Pointe Homes. 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 Homes. Prior to joining Tri Pointe Homes, 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 Homes. 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 Strategic Sourcing and Sustainability

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 Homes, 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 Homes' 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 Homes. 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.

Mark T. Sherman , , , National Vice President of Land Development and Construction

Mark Sherman is the National Vice President of Land Development and Construction for Tri Pointe Homes. He has more than 30 years of homebuilder operations experience. Before joining Tri Pointe Homes, Mark served in a VP of Operations role at Tri Pointe Homes Orange County-Los Angeles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations.

In his role at Tri Pointe Homes, Mark focuses on land development schedule execution, construction cycle times and overall margin enhancement. Sherman’s more than three decades of homebuilding operations experience are a resource toward Tri Pointe Homes' growth and operational excellence initiatives.

Our Mission

We’re in the life-changing business, dedicated to designing homes, neighborhoods and experiences that inspire and uplift our customers, our team members and the communities we serve.

Life Changing by Design

Life that inspires homes. Homes that inspire life. It’s our toughest mission and highest calling.

The Four Pillars That Define Us

Best of Big and Small.

We are local specialists on a national scale. Proud of our homegrown heritage and trusted community relationships. Empowered by the combined strength of our company-wide financial resources, design leadership and technology platforms. It’s big thinking with a personal approach that fuels our future.

Customer Driven 

Homebuyers are our inspiration. Where we build, how we design and the overall experience we create all spring from a deep understanding of how our customers want to live. We don’t just focus on life inside the home, we believe in building community, in every sense of the word—from the connected locations we select to our commitment to social responsibility. Stated simply, our goal is to create solutions that far exceed our homebuyers’ expectations and truly enhance their lives. 

Premium Lifestyle Brand 

We’re recognized in this industry for setting trends and paving new paths forward. We approach the entire homeowning experience—from design, to personalization and craftsmanship—with the same open-minded, progressive spirit as other leading lifestyle brands. The result is innovative programs like LivingSmart®, our commitment to healthy and environmentally responsible business practices and Tri Pointe Solutions®, our suite of services that streamline the buying process, start to finish. We’re not just a leading homebuilder. We’re about making a premium lifestyle possible for our customers, whatever their price point or life stage. 

Passionate Culture 

We are a people-first company—a team of passionate individuals who see our mission of being in the life-changing business as a true calling. Together, we seek to achieve outstanding results that honor our shared values. We care deeply about helping our homebuyers achieve their dreams—about building thriving communities and empowering our team members to love what they do. 

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Industry Acclaim

We’re proud to have earned the respect and recognition of both the building industry and the local communities we serve. The many awards we have received reflect our company-wide dedication to innovation, creativity and quality, and underscore that Tri Pointe Homes’ unique approach and commitment to excellence have made us one of the most exceptional homebuilders in the country.

Presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and Honebuilders Association of Metro Denver

The MAME Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design, architectural and builder awards and presented to those who set the standard of excellence in the Denver homebuilding industry.

2015 MAME Awards
Best Brochure
TRI Pointe Homes | Denver, CO
Advertising Agency: Greenhaus

Encore Collection at Candelas | Arvada, CO
Best Sales Experience
Interior Design: Ellis Hays Designs
Signage: Group4

Encore Collection at Candelas | Residence Four | Arvada, CO
Best Outdoor Living
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group
Interior Design: Ellis Hays Designs

2015 MAME Awards
Candelas | Residence One | Arvada, CO
Best Architectural Design of a Model | Detached Home 2,601 to 3,500 Sq. Ft
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

Candelas | Residence Four | Arvada, CO
Best Architectural Design of a Model | Detached Home Over 3,500 Sq. Ft.
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

Encore Collection at Candelas | Arvada, CO
Design Series of the Year
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

2015 MAME Award – Individual Award
Tina Martelon | Sales Manager of the Year

Presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

The Nationalssm—National Sales and Marketing Awards

Now in its 36th year, The Nationals℠ pays tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements by individual professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils. The nation's largest competition for sales and marketing professionals and communities, The Nationals℠ showcases winners in distinguished national, regional, and local publications.

2015 NAHB | National Awards

Gold Award | Platt Park North | Residence One | Denver, CO
Best Interior Merchandising of a Model 3,001 to 3,500 Sq. Ft.
Interior Design: Duet Design Group

Gold Award | Platt Park North | Residence Two | Denver, CO
Best Architectural Design of a Single Family Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft.
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

Silver Award | Platt Park North | Denver, CO
Best Architectural Design of a Single Family Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft.
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

Presented by Avid Ratings

Highest national customer ratings based on homebuyer satisfaction for new home move-in experience

  • Avid Cup winner – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
  • Diamond winner – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
  • 2014 Best Sales Counselors in the U.S.
    • LouAnn Niehaus – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Robert Marks – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
  • 2014 Best Project Superintendents in the U.S.
    • Dan D'Orazi – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Jeremy Duffey – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Teri Thurbush – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Dennis Shavor – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
    • John Randall – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
    • Monty Fitzpatrick – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
    • Patrick Milks – Pardee Homes, San Diego
  • 2014 Best Design Counselors in the U.S.
    • Lisa Nussbaum – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Carol Buckley – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
  • 2014 Best Customer Service Associates in the U.S.
    • Alan Cecil – Pardee Homes, Inland Empire
    • Bill Bruce – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
    • Jim Rampa – Pardee Homes, Las Vegas
    • Mark Benrubi – Pardee Homes, San Diego

Presented by the Greater Sales + Marketing Council

Recognizes the best in Professional Achievement, Sales, Marketing and Design throughout Southern California. The SoCalAwards recognizes all elements of Housing in Southern California including:

Sales Professionals, Custom Service Professionals, Builder Superintendents, Design Center Professionals, Builder Partners, Advertising, Interior Merchandising, Product Design, & The Community of the Year.

  • Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home Under $500K - St. James Residence 3
  • Escrow Professional of the Year – Brandi Uehli
  • Builder Team of the Year – Fairwind

Finalists for:

  • Rookie Salesperson of the Year – Gina Nguyen
  • Builder Superintendent of the Year – Charlie Chastain
  • Builder Customer Service Professional of the Year – William Van Duzer
  • Best Brochure for a Community Priced $750K-$1M – Fairwind
  • Best Interior Merchandising of a Detached Home $1M-$2M – Fairwind Residence 3
  • Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home Under $500K:
    • St. James Residence 2
    • Kite Ridge Residence 3
  • Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home $750K-$1M – Fairwind Residence 3
  • Best Architectural Design of a Detached Home $1M-$2M – Truewind Residence 2
  • Detached Community of the Year over $1M – Fairwind

Responsive Home

Tri Pointe Homes collaborated with Hanley Wood’s BUILDER magazine to develop and build two concept homes located within the Inspirada master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada. These homes were debut as part of the IBS show in Las Vegas in January 2016. Our sincere thanks to our product sponsors and trade partners for making these concept homes a reality.

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BUILDER OF THE YEAR – 2019 AND 2015.