San Joaquin Valley Homes Closes on 1,500th Home

San Joaquin Valley Homes 1500th closed home buyer with staff and balloons

Local Homebuilder Presents Check for $1,500 to Lucky Homebuyer at Chelsea West in Visalia, Calif. 

VISALIA, Calif. San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) has closed on its 1,500th home after six years in the homebuilding business at Chelsea West, a single-story neighborhood in southeast Visalia. 

Dr. Tawny Louie, who recently started a four-year residency at Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, bought the 1,500th home. SJV Homes, a Visalia-based homebuilder, presented her with a $1,500 check and a basket with gift cards for Lowes, Target and local restaurants, as well as locally grown nut products and information about things to do and see in Visalia and surrounding areas. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Louie to Visalia and the SJV Homes family,” said SJV Homes Marketing Director Lissa Walker. “We are proud to build new homes for families and professionals like Dr. Louie, who contribute so much to our community, and we look forward to providing our next 1,500 buyers with the same quality and service SJV Homes is known for in the valley that is our home.” 

Louie was drawn to her home because she loved the open floorplan of her Mariposa model and the security of living in a close-knit community. She’s been impressed by the professionalism of SJV Homes staff as well as the “amazing” service and the warm welcome she has received at Chelsea West. 

“I’m new here, and the people in the office know so much about Visalia,” she said. “I feel like that makes a difference.” 

Louie, who is originally from Los Angeles, moved to Visalia after earning her D.O. degree from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and is now a resident physician specializing in anesthesiology. Because she works long hours at the hospital, Louie is thrilled her commute is less than 10 minutes. “I’m excited to come home every day,” she said. “And I’m getting a lot more sleep, which is so important.” 

Founded in 2013 by Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill, SJV Homes is a joint venture partner with Presidio Residential Capital, a San Diego-based real estate investment company that funds 100 percent of the projects and operations of SJV Homes. 

About San Joaquin Valley Homes

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) is a local homebuilder with deep roots in and a strong commitment to the Central Valley. Founders Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill share a vision to build quality new homes in carefully planned neighborhoods for people who love the Valley and want lasting value. In 2013, SJV Homes combined forces with Presidio Residential Capital, a real estate investment firm in San Diego. It has since closed 1,500 homes and is now one of the busiest homebuilders in the San Joaquin Valley. For more information, please visit