California Homebuilding Foundation 2018 Hall of Fame

Five remarkable industry leaders will be inducted into the 2018 homebuilding Hall of Fame, presented by the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF)

by Allison Paul

Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is the industry’s most coveted award, recognizing individuals who have contributed the most to the overall wellbeing of the homebuilding industry with an annual black-tie dinner and formal induction ceremony, as well as an audio/visual presentation of the honorees’ personal and professional lives.

The 34th class of Hall of Fame honorees includes: David P. Carlson of Carlson, Barbee & Gibson, Inc.; F. Scott Jackson of Jackson Tidus; Larry D. Kelley of LDK Ventures, Downtown Railyard Venture, Stanford Ranch and McClellan Business Park; Michael P. Neal of H.G. Fenton Company; and Anthony F. Souza of Souza Realty & Development, Inc.

“Inductees into the homebuilding Hall of Fame are designated by a selection committee of their peers for their dedication to the industry, both professionally and philanthropically,” says John Morton, California Homebuilding Foundation Board Chair and Superintendent for D.R. Horton in Irvine, CA.

“Each of this year’s five inductees are pillars in their communities for supporting homebuilding activity statewide, and are very deserving of this prestigious award,” continues Morton. “Hall of Fame is one of my favorite industry events of the year, and I look forward to celebrating the gala’s 34th anniversary with this esteemed group of accomplished individuals.”

The Hall of Fame draws a large crowd of recognizable industry names from the fields of homebuilding, construction, architecture, engineering, design, and law, all gathered to support the current honorees, and to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

The Foundation also awards academic scholarships during Hall of Fame, where student recipients are recognized for their achievements with the opportunity to network with affluent and influential members of the industry.

Join the Foundation in celebrating the Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square hotel in San Francisco. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit, or contact CHF Executive Director, Terri Brunson, at (916) 340-3340 or


About the California Homebuilding Foundation

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing California’s homebuilding industry. CHF’s mission is to ensure the continued success of the homebuilding industry through the development of its current and future workforce, funding pertinent research, and honoring exemplary industry leaders. The Foundation is the presenter of California’s top industry award, Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:

David P. Carlson, Principal of Carlson, Barbee & Gibson, Inc. (San Ramon, CA): Carlson co-founded one of the state’s top engineering firms, Carlson, Barbee and Gibson, Inc. (CBG), in 1989. He led CBG’s engineering, surveying, and land planning services until his retirement in 2015, and previously held positions at the City of Fairfield and at Stedman Engineering as a civil engineer over the course of his 36-year career. Carlson is currently active with HomeAid and the Building Industry Association (BIA) of the Bay Area.

F. Scott Jackson, Shareholder and Director of Jackson Tidus (Irvine, CA): Jackson, a practicing attorney for over 45 years, cofounded the Jackson Tidus law firm, where he chairs the Subdivisions Services Group, creating over 3,000 residential, mixed-use and commercial structures. Jackson is a published author, editor of the California State Bar, contributor to Habitat for Humanity and the HOME(FUL) Foundation, and has been a member of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and the BIA of Orange County for over four decades.

Larry D. Kelley, Managing Member of LDK Ventures, Downtown Railyard Venture, Stanford Ranch, and President and Managing Member of McClellan Business Park (Sacramento, CA): Kelley is a well-known developer and real estate professional with over 45 years of experience in the industry. Kelley developed properties on the East Coast for 20 years before founding LDK Ventures and constructing some of the most iconic projects in the Sacramento Region. Kelley is active with several local charities and associations and is a member of the North State BIA.

Michael P. Neal, President and CEO of H.G. Fenton Company (San Diego, CA): Neal was named President and COO of H.G. Fenton Company in 2000 and has served as CEO for 16 years. Under Neal’s leadership, H.G. Fenton currently owns and manages 16 apartment communities and supports over 1,250 local businesses with over 4.5 million square feet of commercial property. A former Board President of the CBIA, Neal has also been active with his local BIA chapter and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).

Anthony F. Souza, President of Souza Realty & Development, Inc. (Tracy, CA) Souza earned his broker’s license and opened Souza Realty in 1984, becoming Souza Realty & Development (SRD) in 1991. Souza has entitled more than 15,000 residential lots, lent his expertise in conservation and mitigation easement, and revitalized Tracy’s residential and commercial infrastructure. Tony is a founding member of the BIA of the Greater Valley and is active in various community organizations and charities.


Allison Paul is CIRB Lead Data Analyst & CHF Media Specialist. She can be reached at

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