About Us Hero

WELCOME TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF HOMEBUYING.

At TRI Pointe Homes, we create neighborhoods that enhance lives, nurture communities, and respect the environment. Everything we create, from well-designed homes to a smooth homebuying experience, is inspired by the way people live and what they desire. We are determined to lead the way in reimagining what homebuilders can offer families and communities.

United by a shared vision

In 2009, Doug Bauer, Tom Mitchell and Mike Grubbs shared a vision and concept for a new kind of homebuilding company – one driven by the insight and agility of regional homebuilders, combined with the resources, relationships and reputation of a national organization.

A best-of-both-worlds approach, with a culture of innovation at its heart. With a longstanding history of success and team culture, along with the enthusiastic support and resources of six regional partner brands, they look toward greater achievements and a bright future.

For Doug, Tom and Mike, thought leadership means seeing the industry in a new way: not just as a homebuilding business, but also a life-changing business – designing smarter homes that inspire better lives.

Doug Bauer

Chief Executive Officer

Doug serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes where he also served as Chief Financial Officer and President of its Northern California Division.

He is actively involved in both legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

After receiving his B.A. from the University of Oregon, Doug went on to finish his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. When he’s not working on TRI Pointe, Doug likes to work on bettering his triathlon times for both exercise and pleasure.

Tom Mitchell

President & COO

Tom is the President and Chief Operating Officer with over 25 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry, including tenure with William Lyon Homes, The Irvine Company and Pacific Savings Bank. He has significant experience in land acquisition, entitlement and development, project planning, product design, construction operations, finance, sales/marketing, customer satisfaction and warranty service.

He has received numerous awards, including the BIA Inland Empire Builder of the Year in 2004, Outstanding Home Design and National Home of the Year award and was identified by Home Builder Executive as a Top 100 President.

Tom received his B.A. from California State University Long Beach. In his free time, Tom loves to surf and play basketball and volleyball.

Mike Grubbs

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer with a background in both homebuilding and accounting as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for William Lyon Homes, and time at Kenneth Leventhal & Company where he specialized in real estate accounting.

Mike is a member (inactive) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Arizona State University. When he’s not working, Mike loves to discover new trails with his road bike in the great outdoors.

Doug serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes where he also served as Chief Financial Officer and President of its Northern California Division.

He is actively involved in both legislative efforts and community enhancement programs through the California Building Industry Association and HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

After receiving his B.A. from the University of Oregon, Doug went on to finish his M.B.A. at the University of Southern California. When he’s not working on TRI Pointe, Doug likes to work on bettering his triathlon times for both exercise and pleasure.

Tom is the President and Chief Operating Officer with over 25 years of experience in the real estate development and homebuilding industry, including tenure with William Lyon Homes, The Irvine Company and Pacific Savings Bank. He has significant experience in land acquisition, entitlement and development, project planning, product design, construction operations, finance, sales/marketing, customer satisfaction and warranty service.

He has received numerous awards, including the BIA Inland Empire Builder of the Year in 2004, Outstanding Home Design and National Home of the Year award and was identified by Home Builder Executive as a Top 100 President.

Tom received his B.A. from California State University Long Beach. In his free time, Tom loves to surf and play basketball and volleyball.

Mike is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer with a background in both homebuilding and accounting as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for William Lyon Homes, and time at Kenneth Leventhal & Company where he specialized in real estate accounting.

Mike is a member (inactive) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for HomeAid Orange County, a charitable organization that builds shelters for the temporarily homeless.

Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, with honors from Arizona State University. When he’s not working, Mike loves to discover new trails with his road bike in the great outdoors.



TRI Pointe Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group, a family of premium regional homebuilders supported by significant resources, economies of scale and thoughtful leadership on a national foundation. The family also includes Maracay Homes in Arizona, Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, and Winchester Homes in Maryland and Virginia – all together making TRI Pointe Group one of the largest homebuilding companies in the US. TRI Pointe Group was recognized as the 2014 Developer of the Year and 2015 Builder of the year.

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