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Pardee Homes CEO Mike McGee To Join
Builders’ Hall of Fame

Los Angeles, February 20 —The California Building Industry Foundation (CBIF) Hall of Fame has selected Michael McGee, Pardee Homes’ President and CEO, as a 2007 Hall of Fame inductee. The CBIF will celebrate McGee’s induction on May 29, in conjunction with PCBC®—The Premier Builders Show, the nation’s largest regional conference for the homebuilding industry. The 23rd annual Hall of Fame gala will be held at the Westin St.  Francis Hotel in San Francisco; call 916-340-3340 or see

CBIF’s Hall of Fame includes 156 men and women credited with long-term advancement of homebuilding, construction, development, marketing, finance or related services within the building industry in California. The honorees also devote themselves to public service through civic, social and philanthropic organizations in their communities.

“With his dual commitment to industry and community, Mike McGee exemplifies the leadership we honor with Hall of Fame,” said CBIF Chair Kile Morgan of Ponderosa Homes. “Mike sustains his company’s fine traditions of helping thousands of California families attain the dream of quality homeownership, and of making our communities better places to live.”

McGee is one of six industry leaders to be inducted this year, and is the sixth Pardee Homes executive to be so honored. Pardee Homes’ Hall of Fame predecessors include company founders George Pardee, Jr., Douglas Pardee and Hoyt Pardee; David Landon, former president and CEO; and Vance Meyer, former executive vice president and COO.

“I am deeply honored by my upcoming induction, and proud to represent my company’s heritage in the Hall of Fame,” said McGee. “Our company culture is rooted in providing quality homes and in advancing the quality of our communities. These values define our workforce, so I share this honor with everyone at Pardee Homes.”

Heading Pardee Homes since 2000, McGee leads the largest wholly owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO), a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company. WRECO President Dan Fulton, WRECO said McGee’s induction is a great source of pride to his company.

 “Mike personifies Pardee Homes’ outstanding traditions as an experienced and forward-thinking organization,” said Fulton. “We at WRECO are very honored to be part of the upcoming celebration of Mike McGee and Pardee Homes.”

McGee has been with Pardee Homes since 1988, and his professional background includes comprehensive experience in residential development, entitlement and strategic planning. He has served Pardee Homes and WRECO in California, North Carolina and Washington.
McGee is an active member of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  He is a Member, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) and serves on the Board of Directors of HomeAid America and PS Business Parks (“PSB”:AMEX).   He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and of the Light Construction and Development Management Program at UC Irvine.  He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.         
Pardee Homes maintains regional operations in Corona, Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego, Valencia and Las Vegas. Originating in 1921, the company places particular emphasis on new homes in master-planned settings that also include schools, parks and preserved open space. Among the company’s multiple honors are those bestowed by national, regional and state organizations dealing with green and sustainable building practices.

Pardee Homes is the first homebuilder to be honored by the Governor’s Economic and Environmental Leadership Award. The State of California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor, the GEELA recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, and building public-private partnerships.

The U.S. EPA has presented its Sustained Excellence Awards and Energy Star® Partner of the Year honors to Pardee Homes for ongoing commitments to energy-saving measures. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Pardee Homes in its National Green Builders program and in the Energy Value Housing Award program, where program partners include NAHB’s Research Center, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Pardee Homes is also noted for dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds and is a 2006 winner of the Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, the homebuilding industry’s largest and most prestigious philanthropic awards program.  Pardee Homes has earned BUILDER magazine’s designation of “America’s Best Builder” and Reed Business Publications has cited it as among the industry’s top workplaces. See

CBIF is the research, education, and information center for California's building and construction industries. Founded through the CBIA, this foundation serves the industry by providing research, scholarships, endowments and educational and professional development programs. CBIF-funded research assists CBIA and local building industry associations in educating the public and lawmakers about the economic benefits of the homebuilding industry. See



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