Fall has officially arrived! We're grateful to those who have gone above and beyond to keep the industry strong! So, if you have something to 'brag' about, please send it our way! New project, new job, new hire - it's noteworthy!
Please send us your good news! You must be a BIA San Diego member. Contact BIA San Diego​ for more information. Submit your news to Please put PPP in the subject.
Congratulations R.I.S.E. Nominees!
We are happy to announce the spectacular professionals who were recognized by their peers for their extraordinary work this year. This list represents all the nominees for the R.I.S.E. Awards. Please join us in celebrating Resilience, Innovation, Success & Excellence on Thursday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30 virtual on Chime. Cost to BIA members is only $20, and you can use your P2! So please register today! Cheer for your friends & co-workers!
Matt Adams - BIA San Diego
Matt Arbgost - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Trina Asaro - New Homes Now Selling
Guy Asaro - Meridian Development
Lori Asaro - New Homes Now Selling
Colleen Attl - Pardee Homes
Jimmy Ayala - Pardee Homes
Emily Barlage - Pardee Homes
JT Barr - Schmidt Design Group
Liz Belloso - Lennar
Akhil Bhargava - Blue Grape Staging
Casey Biltucci - Pardee Homes
Daryl Brady - Kompan Playgrounds
Paige Buckner - Pardee Homes
Andrew Cabrera - Motivational Systems, Inc.
Lori Carpenter - First American Title
Lindsey Carr - Pardee Homes
Anna Chambers - Berkshire Hathaway
Carrie Cook - DalTile
Kellie Coon - BIA San Diego
Stephanie Cooter - Pardee Homes
Harry Crowell - Whole In One Management
Dawn Davidson - Design Line Interiors
Bill Davidson - Davidson Communities
Greg Deacon - Toll Brothers
Stephanie DeGasperis - Shea Homes
Nancy Diamond - BIA San Diego
Angela Didio - Didio & Associates
Edalton Espinoza - Symons Fire Protection
Ricki Fein - Pardee Homes
Michaela Fortunato - Sunrise Management
Eric Franco - Interior Logic Group
April Funkhouser - Taylor Trim & Supply
Gretchen Fuog - New Homes Now Selling
Paola Gandara - Pardee Homes
Shannon Gaunt - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
April Gingras - Pardee Homes
Stacie Greene - Over the Moon Advertising
Danielle Grommersch - BIA San Diego
Andres Gutierrez - ColRich
Gavin Hamels - Tasoro Products
Michael Harris - BIA San Diego
Josephine Hastings - Shea Homes
Dave Henderson - Dave Henderson Real Estate
Lenette Hewitt - Davidson Communities
Chaz Hinz - CrossCountry Mortgage
Kim Hosking - With-In Design
Stephanie Hughes - Tax & Financial Group
Susan Husband - New Homes Now Selling
Alan Jones - AJJ Associates
David Kanner - Meridian Development
Nancy Keenan - Dahlin Group
Sara Kilburn - Design Line Interiors
Dan Kitsmiller - Capstone Studios, Inc.
Justin Kollman - CrossCountry Mortgage
Bonnie Kralovec - ColRich
Greg Lang - Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates
Kristen La Prade - Pardee Homes
John La Raia - H.G. Fenton Company
Kelly Lembeck - Pardee Homes
Martin Lima - ColRich
Rob Linker - McKellar McGowan
Vanessa Linn - Shea Homes
Yu-Ngok Lo - YNL Architects
Sheridan Mantor - McKellar McGowan
Anna-Marie Marchesi - Ami Samuel Interiors
Mark Marquez - Unique Western Homes
Brian McClusky - Architects Orange
Chris McKellar - McKellar McGowan
Clint McKinnon - Ultimate New Homes
Sean McMahan - ColRich
Mike McSweeney - BIA San Diego
Julie Menas - Menas Realty Group
Denise Monceaux - First American Title
Ericka Moody - Moody Design Group
Marc Moody - GMP Landscape Architects
Kelly Moore - The New Home Company
Justin Morse - Rockwell Drywall
Paul Nangle - Clear Sign & Design
Chris Nichols - Pardee Homes
Dawn Parent - Shea Homes
Tom Perez - Engineering Partners, Inc.
Liz Ramirez - Parisi Portfolio
Zoe Rashid - BIA San Diego
Jo-Anne Redwood - Capstone Studios, Inc.
Sylvia Rose - ColRich
Sandy Rose-Brown - Shea Homes
Rey Ross - Meridian Development
Josh Schroeder - SB&O
Mary-Kay Scott Telford - Pardee Homes
Emma Scoville - Pardee Homes
Pat Setter - San Diego Union Tribune
Amy Shaffer - Shea Homes
Jamil Shamoon - Symons Fire Protection
Tovey Shultz - Whole In One Management
Brian Smith - Fuscoe Engineering
David Stanley - Meridian Development
Maria Tucker-Trevino - Interior Logic Group
Terri Valdez - loanDepot
Craig Watson - Fuscoe Engineering
Nichole Weinman - JAAM Electric
Borre Winckel - BIA San Diego
Tina Villa Joins New West Designs
We are very excited to share the news that Tina Villa has recently joined our New West Designs Family as the Vice President of Builder Relations. Tina’s 26+ years in the building industry means she has the experience necessary to take New West Designs to the next level! Tina’s wealth of knowledge and industry relationships, combined with a deep love of family, respect and team work, makes her the perfect fit for the culture of our family-owned & operated organization.
Millenia's Fire Station Wins Prestigious Orchid Award
The master-planned Millenia development in South County is proud to announce an architectural win earning an Orchid Award for Chula Vista's Station #10, the first new fire station in 14 years! Opened in May 2020, the 13,435-sq. ft. station houses a fire engine, fire truck and an ambulance. It also has enough space to house 10 firefighters. It also received an Award of Merit from ENR California.
The Harlow by ColRich Releases Its Final Phase!
The final phase at The Harlow is now-selling, with completion anticipated to be in December. The Harlow is a collection of 58 three-story townhomes designed by Dahlin Group and built by ColRich. “When people tour our floorplans, they are really surprised by how large the homes are and how much sunshine streams into the home”, commented Sylvia Rose, the Sales Representative at the community. The Mission Valley location is highly desirable. Priced from the mid-$700,000’s with low HOA dues and no Mello Roos.
Davidson Collection at Delta Coves Named Community of the Year
The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area honored the Davidson Collection at Delta Coves as the Bay Area’s Community of the Year, citing excellence in interior design, architecture and marketing at this one-of-a-kind waterfront setting on the California Delta. This 42-home enclave of luxury single family detached homes is adjacent to a tranquil man-made lagoon and just 4 miles from fast water and boating access to San Francisco Bay. Davidson Communities has been a San Diego based homebuilder since 1978.
Meridian Communities Starts Construction On Poway Commons
Meridian Communities has completed demolition and site preparation on a prominent 9-acre infill site in the historic Poway Town Center and will commence vertical construction within 30 days. The mixed-use community called Poway Commons will include 97 market-rate townhomes and flats by Meridian Communities, 44 affordable apartments for seniors by Chelsea Investment Corporation, and 2.2 acres for future retail. 
Poway Commons
Cornerstone’s Otay Ranch Homes Selling Swiftly

San Diego-based Cornerstone Communities sold out two of its four communities at Otay Ranch. Cambria and Monterra saw exceptional buyer interest all year. President and COO Michael Sabourin said, “Every new home in Chula Vista sells as quickly as we release it.”
Virtual Training offered from NAHB 2019 Educator of the Year!
BIA member, Fritzi Gros-Daillon (NAHB 2019 Educator of the Year), offers the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) in the virtual format. The 3-day designation course is available next week (October 21-23) and in November and December. Check out for more details and member pricing. The Universal Design Essentials one day course is also available through Household Guardians.
Don Druse, PE Rejoins Rick Engineering San Diego Office
Don Druse, PE, with 19 years supporting large-scale land development in San Diego earlier in his career, has returned to Rick Engineering, San Diego after opening the San Luis Obispo office and managing development efforts on the Central Coast. He brings 35 years of experience back to San Diego in support of local development and redevelopment efforts.
People, Props and Properties is accepting submissions for the next edition, please send material by the 15th of the month. All BIA members are welcome to submit for this publication.
  • 5 word title
  • 45 word body copy
  • Plus a key photo and any links (at least 300 pixels wide)
  • eMail to
Thanks to Our Prime Sponsors
Stay current! Find us at
Questions? eMail us at