2015: A Banner Year For San Joaquin Valley Homes


VISALIA, Calif. – January 25, 2016 – Local home builder San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) had a successful year in 2015 with 268 homes sold. SJV Homes constructed and closed 237 homes in 2015 —a 67 percent increase over the 142 homes it closed in 2014. The company also closed out one subdivision and added two more.

“Our second full year as a production home builder has been a very successful and satisfying year,” said Joe Leal, co-founder for Visalia-based San Joaquin Valley Homes. “And we continue to grow, we are adding a new neighborhood, Sedona, at the Palo Verde master plan in East Tulare and hope to have a grand opening in March. We will work around the El Nino spring rains to schedule that because we, like everyone else, desperately want rain for our region.”

SJV Homes closed out Catalina in December 2015, its first subdivision in Tulare County with 71 units.

“Catalina is a beautiful neighborhood that was well-received, and our thanks go out to our superintendent Chris Machado for a job well done,” Leal said.

In 2015, SJV Homes added two more subdivisions, Visalia at San Marino and Tuscany at Bakersfield. The homebuilder has five neighborhoods in Tulare County and two properties in Kings County, the nation’s second-fastest-growing urban county.

Founded in 2013 by Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill, who had overseen construction of more than 800 quality homes a year while working together for another builder, SJV Homes has grown from one home closing in its first year to 237 home closings in 2015. The company’s commitment to quality—based on the founders’ eternal question, “Would our own wives be happy with it?”— has earned it deep customer loyalty and trust.

The following is a breakdown of SJV Homes’ current projects:

Tulare County

Catalina, 71 units, Tulare, Calif. (sold out)

Chelsea Place, 155 units, Visalia, Calif.

San Marino, 95 units, Visalia, Calif.

Savannah, 130 units, Tulare, Calif.

Sedona@Palo Verde, 51 units, Tulare, Calif.

Kings County

Hartley Grove, 182 units, Hanford, Calif.

Pheasant Ridge, 73 units, Corcoran, Calif.

Kern County

Tuscany, 116 units, Bakersfield, Calif. 

About SJV Homes 

Deeply rooted in residential construction, the founders of Visalia, California-based San Joaquin Valley Homes have built thousands of quality homes and attractive neighborhoods for Central Valley residents. Founders Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill share a vision of delivering excellence through every level of building, delivering wonderful homes in great neighborhoods. In 2013, SJV Homes combined forces with Presidio Residential Capital, a real estate investment company based in San Diego.