Riverside County Building Industry Associations appreciate Diversified Pacific Communities continuous generosity and support of the entire home building Industry. It is fitting that we recognize Diversified Pacific Communities as our 2018 Builder of the Year.
Diversified Pacific Communities is a private Residential Development and Home Building firm based here in the Inland Empire. Founded 27 years ago, they are an active builder throughout our region, and particularly here in Riverside County. The company has constructed more than 2000 units and currently controls more than 4,000 entitled lots. And currently has six active new home communities which will deliver more than 300 homes.
Jeff Burum, Managing Principle and the company have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the building industry and are active and longtime supporters of the BIA. Their Senior Vice President, Pete Pitassi, serves on our Board of Directors, and Jeff’s brother, Phil, is the current president of our Baldy View Chapter. And Mr. Burum’s partner at Diversified Pacific Communities, Matt Jordan, is a past president of the BIA’s Baldy View Chapter.
Mr. Burum is recognized nationally as an expert on building and housing issues has championed causes that have benefited both our industry and our region. For decades, Jeff has been at the forefront of the issues for our industry. Whether its defending property rights, extending FHA loan limits, or ensuring our region receives its fair share of bond monies, Jeff has proven to be a tireless and effective advocate at removing the barriers which prevent responsible growth from occurring.
He is a true visionary and one of Southern California’s most prominent business leaders. As a philanthropist, his generosity knows no bounds, from supporting local and regional charities to his innovative approach to creating new opportunities for disadvantaged communities. To that end, Jeff founded National Community Renaissance, a nonprofit developer that provides high quality affordable housing communities that offer onsite job training, day care and other social services to its residents. For these countless dedication to the industry and community at large, Diversified Pacific Communities exemplify what building the American Dream of home ownership can accomplish.