California Homebuilding Foundation: Hall of Fame

Six outstanding leaders in the Homebuilding industry have been selected for induction into 2015 Hall of Fame on June 23rd

Six innovative, dedicated, and overall outstanding professionals will be inducted to the CHF Hall of Fame, Class of 2015, marking the gala’s 31st year as an iconic industry event.

The Hall of Fame gala is a black-tie social event reuniting the most successful builders, architects, developers, and real estate professionals in the homebuilding industry to honor incoming Hall of Fame inductees. The inductees are selected based on career success and reputation, philanthropy, and industry and community involvement.

“All of this year’s inductees have played a major role in making California a better place to live,” said California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) chair, retired Standard Pacific Corporation president and 2000 Hall of Fame honoree, Michael C. Cortney. “These talented individuals have devoted countless hours and resources to improving the quality of homeownership. Through the homes and communities they have planned, designed and built, to the various ways in which they have given back to their respective communities, I believe every one of these inductees is truly worthy of this honor.”

The Hall of Fame Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. For tickets or more information, go to or contact Terri Brunson at CHF at (916) 340-3340 or


Howard Englander
Principal, The Englander Company, Shea Homes, Walnut, CA

In 1982, Englander formed The Englander Company, specializing in product research, product development and marketing/ merchandising concepts. In 2001, Englander began consulting exclusively for Shea Homes. He oversees all architectural development for the company and participates in land acquisition. Englander also founded Residential Concepts, an independent research and consulting firm, and was vice president of the residential research division for Walker and Lee Real Estate.



Toni Raymus
President, Raymus Homes, Manteca, CA

With over 30 years of experience in real estate and land development, Raymus focuses on land acquisition, development and planning. Since becoming president, Raymus and her team have built more than 3,000 homes in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. At Raymus Homes, she has worked in sales, marketing, property management, acquisition and land planning.



Michael L. Woodley
President, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., offices in Santa Ana, CA, and Littleton, CO

Founding the company in 1998, Woodley personally leads his design team, focusing on a hands-on approach and interactive charrette design process. In his more than 30-year career, he was vice president of architecture for Kaufman & Broad, leading the company’s architecture for all divisions, including France. He was also a design team member for Mission Viejo Company





Joseph D. Davis
Chief investment officer, The New Home Company, Aliso Viejo, CA

Davis directs the company, of which he is a founder, in land acquisition, community planning, land development and land sales. For over 10 years, until 2007, Davis served as president of Irvine Community Development Company, owned by The Irvine Company on The Irvine Ranch, where he oversaw the planning, development and marketing of all master-planned communities. During his more than 40-year career, he has held senior management positions at Amfac, Inc., Watt Group Inc., and Chevron Land and Development.



William C. Hezmalhalch
Founder and president of William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc., offices in Santa Ana and San Ramon, CA

Hezmalhalch started the comprehensive planning and design firm in 1981. He has more than 35 years of experience in community and neighborhood design. He has designed a broad range of residential buildings, including custom, spec-level, luxury and resort homes, as well as singlefamily conventional, high-density detached and attached, active adult and empty nester homes. WHA’s design and architectural execution projects include town centers, commercial retail properties, churches, elementary schools, daycare facilities, recreational and golf clubhouses.



Jeffrey M. Pemstein
Division president, Towne Development of Sacramento, Homes by Towne (a Zilber Brand), Sacramento, CA

Pemstein oversees Towne Development, HBT Construction, HBT Remodeling and The RCH Group—divisions he’s established since taking on his current position in 2003. Pemstein was a founding partner of Pacific Municipal Consultants, division manager for Willdan Associates Engineering, and project manager for KTGY (formerly Corbin-Yamafuji Partners). He has nearly three decades of professional experience in land development, homebuilding and construction.


About the foundation: The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving the homebuilding industry through scholarships, research and education for California’s building industry. CHF is the presenter of California’s homebuilding industry’s top award, Hall of Fame.

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