The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) held its second annual Builder Unplugged on Thursday May 19th.  The event was held at Serrano Ranch by Pulte Homes in Jurupa Valley. With over 80 attendees registered, guest and members had the chance to view the community which featured modern consumer-inspired ranch style homes and two-level floor plans that include separate living areas designed for multi-generational families. Our featured builder speakers were Michael Vairin, Melia Homes, Senior Vice President of Community Development and Chris Edgar, PulteGroup, Division President. Alex Martin, Guaranteed Rate and LOT’s Chairman hosted as the moderator. In this very intimate interview Chris and Michael both talked about their experiences and struggles in the industry, as well as their family life.

During the interview Chris and Michael shared their insight about the past, present, and what they believe will be the future for the building industry. They also expressed the importance of their families and how they played a role in their careers. Their experience and expertise helped give the LOT an insight on their upcoming careers. They also advised the LOT to strive towards their personal goals and to never give up on what is most important to them. After the interview the two builders mingled among guests and continued to share their stories and insight about life and the industry.  

A special thank you to Chris Edgar, Michael Vairin, and Alex Martin on the inspirational and informative interview. Also thank you to the LOT Committee, attendees and all the event sponsors. Without your support this event would not continue to be a success. 

Event Sponsors: 

Applied Photography

Architerra Design Group

Fusion Sign and Design

Leighton and Associates, Inc.

Melia Homes


Reliable Wholesale Lumber

So Cal Gas

Southern California Edison