The Story of San Joaquin Valley Homes

About San Joaquin Valley Homes

Our Story


San Joaquin Valley Homes is deeply-rooted in residential construction. Our principals have over 75 years combined experience in building quality homes and attractive neighborhoods for thousands of San Joaquin Valley residents.

We are committed to making your home-buying experience a happy one from the first handshake to the moment we hand you the keys. Our after-sales service program is our way of making sure your home has met our high standards for comfort, aesthetics and affordability for years to come. Service is always first, and quality is never compromised.

We thank you for considering San Joaquin Valley Homes. We realize that selecting someone to build your home is an act of trust and the beginning of an exciting venture. We take our role in this venture to heart, and consider it an honor when you choose us to build your home.

About Our Founders:

In 1997 Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill began working together for a residential builder. Joe had a background in business management and finance, Jim's expertise was in the engineering field, and Randy excelled in residential construction. The three men were instrumental in growing the new company from 14 home closings in its first year to over 300 annually. In 2002, the burgeoning business was acquired by a national homebuilder headquartered in San Diego, and by 2006, they were overseeing the construction of more than 800 quality homes a year.

The three men discovered that they shared the same work ethic and personal values. This solidified their friendships and strengthened their effectiveness as a team. Whenever there was a quality-related issue during construction, the men would ask themselves, "Would our own wives be happy with it?" Using this standard earned a lot of customer loyalty and trust. The three men began to share a vision--to own a company that incorporated all the positive things they had learned through the years, delivering the same level of excellence, through every level of home-building. San Joaquin Valley Homes is the result of that vision.

Joe, Jim and Randy are committed to being the best at what they do--building wonderful homes, in great neighborhoods, in well-planned Valley cities. They are committed to being with you every step of the way through your home construction, and they are committed to being here many years after you've moved in. They realize that a stellar reputation is only earned through an abiding commitment to stellar service--not some of the time, not when it's easy, but every day with each and every home-buyer, one home at a time. They hope you'll give them the opportunity to build the home of your dreams, and make you another loyal member of their San Joaquin Valley Homes family.


5607 Avenida De Los Robles
Visalia, California 93291