FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, NEW HOME CO.
WHY: Started Aliso Viejo-based homebuilder in 2008 after selling Irvine based John Laing Homes for $1B in one of largest ever private builder transactions.
QUOTABLE: “Our fee business is what we do well. It’s a steady, low-risk source of business where we put in sweat equity while reducing overhead, and putting money back into the company. It helps us to become a larger homebuilder in Orange County.”