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California Homebuilding Foundation’s 39th Annual Hall of Fame

For nearly four decades, the California Homebuilding Foundation has been hosting an annual Hall of Fame Gala and awards ceremony, uniting some of the most esteemed professionals in the building industry to honor the careers of homebuilding legends. This prestigious black-tie event also showcases speeches from undergraduate and graduate students who have been chosen to receive a Hall of Fame Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular involvement and demonstrations of integrity and character. Undoubtedly, it brings together the best of California’s current class and future generation of homebuilders under one roof for an evening of celebration, honoring a remarkable industry that constructs the houses we call home.

The Foundation’s Hall of Fame Gala 2024 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 18 at the Westin Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, California. This celebration commemorates 39 years since the Foundation first began inducting industry leaders into its Hall of Fame.

Four remarkable individuals have been chosen to be honored during the gala’s awards ceremony for surpassing the bar of excellence and achievement in their respective careers. Not only are they esteemed homebuilders in California, but they have also dedicated their time, effort and generosity to giving back to local communities and aspiring young homebuilders through numerous charitable and philanthropic initiatives.

The Foundation extends an invitation to everyone to attend this year’s Hall of Fame Gala. This event offers an invaluable opportunity to connect, network and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in California homebuilding.

For tickets and sponsorship information, visit or contact Foundation Executive Director, Terri Brunson at (916) 340-3340 or

Laura Archuleta

Jamboree Housing Corporation

Laura Archuleta is President and CEO of Jamboree Housing Corporation, a nonprofit housing development company. Archuleta leads the development, acquisition, renovation and management of affordable housing across California. Archuleta’s commitment to bridging diverse interests and fostering collaboration is evident in her ability to unite stakeholders from all walks of life, achieving common goals and creating innovative solutions to address California’s pressing housing demand.

Liesel Cooper

Dream Finders Homes

Liesel Cooper is currently the Regional President at Dream Finders Homes, with a long track record of success spanning over 38 years in the homebuilding industry. She oversees all aspects of operations including land acquisition, development, construction, sales, marketing, customer service and finance. Previously, she served in prominent positions at KB Home, Richmond American Homes, Meritage Homes and Century Communities. During her tenure at Century Communities, Cooper was instrumental in the company’s growth to a top 10 United States homebuilder.

Dan A. Hanson


Dan Hanson has devoted his career to providing financial services to the homebuilding industry. In his current role as Executive Director of Enterprise Partnerships and Acquisitions, Hanson continues to create solutions for homebuilders and the customers they serve. In his career he has honed his leadership skills, guiding over 50,000 mortgage sales professionals through the market cycles to serve homebuilders nationwide. Hanson’s strategic vision and relentless dedication to the industry continue to shape the future of housing finance in America.

Matt Koart

PulteGroup, Inc.

Matt Koart is the Chief Operating Officer of PulteGroup, Inc., a Fortune 500 national homebuilding company based in Atlanta, Georgia, operating in 44 markets and 21 states, and generating over $16 billion of revenue in 2022. Previously, Koart was the Founder of Koart Residential, Inc.; CEO of Shapell Industries, Inc. and Division and Area President for PulteGroup. In those roles, Koart managed up to 7,300 annual home sales and over 1,200 employees. Koart has developed thousands of homes in California and Nevada and, more recently, on a national scale.