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Our Story

We are a local builder with deep roots and a strong commitment to this community. We not only build in the Valley, we live here — the Valley is our home. We value lasting relationships and are committed to making your home-buying experience a happy one, from the first handshake to the moment we hand you the keys. Our superior customer service continues after the sale to ensure your home meets 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.

Our Founders: The principals at San Joaquin Valley Homes have over 75 years combined experience building quality homes for Valley residents. Joe Leal, Jim Robinson and Randy Merrill have worked together since 1997 when they helped grow a new home-building operation into a thriving company with over 300 closings a year. The prospering business was acquired by a national homebuilder headquartered in San Diego, and by 2006, they were overseeing the construction of 800+ homes a year in the Valley. The three men discovered they shared the same work ethic and personal values, which 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 customer loyalty and trust. They also shared a vision: to own a home-building company in the Valley that incorporated their experience. In 2013 San Joaquin Valley Homes was born. Joe, Jim and Randy are dedicated to being the best at what they do—building quality homes and neighbor-hoods. They will be with you every step of the way through your home construction, and will be 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, 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.