La Jolla, CA (November 19, 2018)

La Jolla, CA (November 19, 2018) — Professional Builder, North America’s leading business publication dedicated to the home building industry, has named its 2018 Builder of the Year: Trumark Companies, headquartered in San Ramon and Newport Beach, Calif. The announcement came during the Housing Giants Leadership Conference, held in October at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. 

Trumark Companies, founded in 1988 by Gregg Nelson and Michael Maples, began as a real estate development firm. The company diversified formally into home building in 2008, with the launch of its Trumark Homes division. Its portfolio also includes Trumark Communities, a master planned community developer; Trumark Commercial, which builds, leases, and sells commercial buildings; and Trumark Urban, a multifamily residential developer. Although each division pursues different goals, the company’s overall mission remains the same: “To build inspiring homes and communities in highly desirable geographic areas while ensuring each development is economically viable and socially responsible and enhances the environment and surrounding areas.”

“Trumark’s diversification strategy is an inspired one, countering the fact that building is a cyclical business and allowing the company to survive and thrive no matter where the industry stands in those cycles,” says Professional Builder Editorial Director Denise Dersin. “Trumark has achieved its success by correctly anticipating what’s coming next.”

Professional Builder honored Trumark Companies’ executive team during an awards dinner at the magazine’s annual Housing Giants Leadership Conference. Full coverage of the company’s business and operations is featured in the December 2018 issue of Professional Builder with extended coverage on

Naming its first winner in 1966, the Builder of the Year program continues its objective of acknowledging home builders whose innovative ideas and business results represent the best in home building. The Builder of the Year is selected by Professional Builder’s editors, who determine the winning firm with input from a select group of industry consultants.

Professional Builder is published by SGC Horizon/Scranton Gillette Communications. For more information about the brand and its Builder of the Year award, visit or contact Denise Dersin at