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California Home Builders President Sean Evenhaim accepting recognition award from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaregosa.
California Home Builders held an official grand opening on February 28th for their Village at Pierce project in Pacoima (Council District 7). This is the first residential project in the City of Los Angeles where each home will be equipped with solar electric service as a standard feature. The Grand opening was held at the project with over 150 guests including subcontractors and suppliers who were involved in the project. Also in attendance were Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember Richard Alarcon, and other officials. The Mayor thanked Shawn Evenhaim, California Home Builders, for finding innovative ways to continue to build in LA. As well as providing the American Dream to new homeowners.
California Home Builders was established in 1994 by Shawn Evenhaim. Since its establishment it has built many residential projects in LA specializing in in-fill development. Evenhaim stated with economic slow down, that they will make adjustments to develop communities that can sell. His team knew that the buyers will buy a quality home at an affordable price. Also, the home will be an eco-friendly! “The Village at Pierce was exactly what buyers were looking for and that’s why we sold 20 homes in just a few months.” “We are excited to stimulate economic growth by creating jobs and solar powered homes.” “We are proud to do our part to keep America working,” said Mr. Evenhaim. Fourteen homes have been completed and twenty eight homes are under construction at this small lot subdivision project.
Partnering in Solar
They have partnered with a solar company to install solar panels as a standard feature on all 57 homes. Homeowners will lease the system for a fixed monthly rate. In addition they will not pay for installation or maintenance of the system. The homeowners will pay a fixed monthly rate that will be lower than what they would pay their local utility company. CHB’s vision is to keep the American Dream alive by “building homes and creating jobs,” said Evenhaim. This is reflected in the street names they have chosen for the Village at Pierce. Dream Lane, Inspire Lane, Believe Lane and on by the banner they post at all their projects that reads “Keeping America Working”.