Our Story

In 2009, Doug Bauer, Tom Mitchell and Mike Grubbs shared a vision for a new kind of homebuilding company—one driven by designing homes that provide our homebuyers and their families with a lifetime of experiences.

That year, the economic downturn crippled many industries. However, they recognized this time as an opportunity to bring their vision to life. They drew upon their 25+ years of homebuilding know-how to create TRI Pointe Homes.

TRI Pointe Homes quickly became a publicly held company, trading under “TPH” on the NYSE. It was the first IPO in homebuilding to emerge after the downturn. Within 5 years, the company merged with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO), which operated as five distinct homebuilding companies in seven states, to become TRI Pointe Group. This merger has created one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies in the United States based on equity market capitalization.

Our Leadership Team


Doug Bauer, Chief Executive OfficerDoug serves as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to forming TRI Pointe Homes, Doug was the President and Chief Operating Officer for William Lyon Homes. 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 & Chief Operating OfficerTom 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. In his free time, Tom loves to surf and play basketball and volleyball.


Mike Grubbs, Chief Financial Officer & TreasurerMike 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. When he’s not working, Mike loves to discover new trails with his road bike in the great outdoors.

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Our Vision

TRI Pointe Group represents a family of premium local homebuilders and offers the best of big and small: the agility, local insight and trusted relationships of regional home builders combined with the resources and thought leadership of TRI Pointe Group.

For us, thought leadership means seeing our industry in a new way: We believe we’re not just in the homebuilding business, we’re in the life-changing business—designing smarter homes that inspire better lives through initiatives like the Responsive Home, designed for the next generation of homebuyers; and LivingSmart, for high-performance homes that boost sustainability and consumer cost savings.

Life that inspires homes. Homes that inspire life. It’s our toughest mission and highest calling.



Our family of homebuilders have been honored hundreds of times by the building industry and the local community alike. These awards mean that through innovation, creativity, excellence and quality, TRI pointe Group homebuilders have risen above hundreds of entries, distinguishing our company as one of the finest among exceptional homebuilders across the country. TRI Pointe Group was also recognized as the 2014 Developer of the Year and 2015 Builder of the Year.

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Three Fundamentals of Our Culture

  • We're into home. Not just houses—home. The place where people live their lives, raise their families and build their futures. That's why we aim to create thoughtful, even breakout, design and livability with every step anchored in quality. We call this mission Life Inspiring Homes. Life that inspires homes, homes that inspire life. It's our toughest mission and highest calling.
  • We're motivated by making a difference. That makes us strive for an unparalleled customer experience, and work hard to create mutually beneficially and rewarding relationships with our trade partners, municipalities and local real estate professionals. In our communities, we participate with select local charitable organizations, because we know that creating great places to live and being a good neighbor go hand in hand. And our commitment to sustainability began more than 10 years ago—not just for the planet and its resources, but to address the need for every family who wants their home to be as healthful, comfortable and cost-efficient as possible.
  • Finally, we're energized by collaboration, by our colleagues and the passion, integrity and talent they bring to their work, and by the opportunity to challenge the status quo and take creative steps to propel our homebuilding brands, TRI Pointe Group, and even our industry forward.
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Five Pillars that Define Us.

  • The best of big and small - local market expertise combined with national-scale resources.
  • Customer driven - understanding our buyers' needs and desires, to provide an unparalleled customer experience and create homes and communities that enhance people's lives in meaningful ways.
  • A lifestyle brand - thinking far beyond the parameters of traditional production homebuilding.
  • A premium position - beyond basic shelter to life enhancement and dream fulfilment, for discerning home shoppers across all price points.
  • A passionate culture - empowering team members to bring entrepreneurial spirit to our collective cause.
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