Jun 9, 2023

Trumark Companies Founders Inducted into 2023 California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame

  • Michael Maples and Gregg Nelson Recognized During Annual Hall of Fame Gala
  • Honor Bestowed as Trumark Companies Celebrates 35th Anniversary 
San Ramon, Calif. (June 1, 2023) — Trumark Companies today announced that Michael Maples and Gregg Nelson were among the five honorees inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation’s 2023 Hall of Fame. The company co-founders were recognized during the California Homebuilding Foundation’s 38th Hall of Fame Gala on May 23, 2023 in Anaheim, California. 

“Our mission is to enhance the lives of people by creating inspiring living environments, and our commitment to excellence hasn’t wavered for 35 years,” said Michael Maples, Managing Member of Trumark Companies. “With our teams in Northern and Southern California and Colorado, and with the support of Daiwa House Group, we share this honor and will continue to execute our vision to design and build exceptional new home communities.”

The California Homebuilding Foundation selects homebuilding professionals each year to be inducted into the Hall of Fame who have exemplified the Foundation’s mission of forging a bright future for the next generation of homebuilders.

Brought together during college by their shared interests in real estate investing, housing and construction, Maples and Nelson’s partnership was officially formed in 1988. Trumark Companies began with the partners purchasing and entitling land that they subsequently sold to builders, and over their 30+ year history they have launched multiple successful and award-winning entities under the Trumark Companies umbrella. 

  • Trumark Communities offers master plan solutions entitling large pieces of land with multiple neighborhoods, often selling neighborhoods to other builders. Trumark Communities’ master plan, Wallis Ranch, won the top honor of PCBC Grand Award at the Gold Nugget awards in 2017, competing with international entries. The company’s master plan for the Active Adult buyer, The Collective, won the MAME award in 2021 for Community of the Year, and the clubhouse will soon be the first "Wellness Certified" amenity in the United States.
  • Trumark Urban is a cutting-edge urban development arm that created award-winning communities such as The Pacific in Pacific Heights, which was recognized with the AIASF Architecture Citation Award in 2018.
  • In 2008, Michael and Gregg launched Trumark Homes, which established the company’s vertically-integrated homebuilding operations focused on building communities in thriving locations throughout California. Trumark Homes has been recognized both nationally and locally with multiple MAME awards for Design, Architecture, Marketing and many other facets of the home building business.
“We are humbled to receive this honor and join an esteemed group of peers in the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame,” said Nelson, Co-CEO of Trumark Companies. “We set out to establish a unique and distinct approach to home building that is centered on delivering cutting-edge design, quality craftsmanship and innovative advances. We are immensely proud of the reputation Trumark Homes has earned in this industry.”

To date, Trumark Homes has been instrumental in the development of more than 4,000 homes. This includes Northern California communities in cities such as San Rafael, Morgan Hill, Concord, Dublin, Lathrop, and Manteca, as well as neighborhoods across Southern California locales including Irvine, Rancho Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Oceanside, Covina, Riverside, and San Bernardino. 

In 2020, Trumark Homes entered into an agreement with Japan-based Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., who acquired a majority interest in Trumark, providing resources for accelerating the growth of the company. This led to the company’s first expansion outside of California and the establishment of the Colorado division in 2021, where six new home communities are currently in development across Northern Colorado. 

The success of Trumark Homes can be traced to the solid foundation Maples and Nelson established three decades ago, and their steady leadership through the evolution of the company. They are respected leaders in the homebuilding industry who live their values and lead by example. 

The company’s support of industry organizations and housing-based nonprofits is notable, including CBIA, the California Homebuilding Foundation and regional HomeAid chapters. They also mentor the next generation of talent through their professional ventures as well as their personal, faith-based connections. These passions combined when Maples and Nelson committed Trumark Homes as the Builder Captain for Crosswinds Church’s Tiny Home Village which now provides shelter for 28 previously unhoused individuals in Livermore. 

Trumark Homes has been an active and longtime supporter of nonprofit charity: water, which provides wells for clean water in third-world countries to change the lives of entire villages. For every 50 homes that Trumark builds and sells, approximately 200 people are provided with clean, safe drinking water. To date, Trumark’s efforts have brought clean water to more than 10,000 people around the world.  

Built on shared values of persistence, tenacity and creativity, Maples and Nelson inspire and empower their teams to find innovative ways to solve challenges while maintaining a consistent, focused approach to building quality homes for buyers from millennials to baby boomers. 

“The Foundation is proud to include Michael Maples and Gregg Nelson of Trumark Companies among the five honorees being inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2023, each of whom represent a gold standard in the homebuilding industry for innovation, leadership and philanthropy,” said Terri Brunson, Executive Director of the California Homebuilding Foundation. “We are excited to honor these individuals, whose names and work will be added to our esteemed list of California homebuilding professionals in our Hall of Fame.”

Since 1985, the Foundation has annually honored outstanding individuals in the homebuilding industry through its Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected for their notable work and dedication to bettering the building industry for the workforce of the next generation.

To learn more about the California Homebuilding Foundation and the Hall of Fame, visit www.mychf.org