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An experience as enjoyable as the place you’ll call Home

We believe that it’s the small moments that add up to life’s most cherished memories.

Happy Family

Celebrating the Present

Exceptional Service

We're passionately committed to providing customer experiences and value each one of our homeowners like they are a member of our extended family. We strive to understand what's important to people in a home and have been consistently recognized for it—all by genuinely caring for our customers.

  • 2021: America's Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Builder for 9th consecutive year
  • 2019: Where to Retire Magazine's Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the US
  • 2019: Gold Nugget Awards - Awards of Merit
  • 2018: Gold Nugget Awards - Awards of Merit
  • 2016: Bay Area Building Industry Association Excellence Awards
  • 2015: Greater Houston Builder's Association Best PRISM Award
  • 2014: Top 50 Master Planned Communities in the U.S.
  • 2013 - 2014: Silver Nugget Awards
  • 2011 - 2012: J.D. Power Customer Service Champion

Uphold the past


From the Shea family's role in building the Hoover Dam and Golden Gate Bridge, to our
careful selections of materials, we're a home builder that cares about every detail. Our legacy
of quality is rooted in our rich history.


John Francis Shea founds the J.F. Shea Plumbing Company, a one-man plumbing shop based in Portland, Oregon. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into what is now one of the nation’s largest and oldest privately owned construction companies.


The company expands its work into major sewer and water supply construction jobs. Due to this growing diversity, in 1915 the company changes its name to J.F. Shea Company, Inc. In 1926, the Sheas land a series of major public works projects, starting with the Portland Seawall, Mokelummne Pipeline, and Owyhee Irrigation Project.


The Sheas contribute to larger now-iconic works, such as the Hoover Dam and Golden Gate Bridge. Then in 1933, the J.F. Shea Co. moves headquarters to Los Angeles, expanding their efforts into several dam projects in the Western U.S. In 1937, the Sheas break into the East Coast with a set of tunneling projects, and in 1938 they help build ships for the war.


The next generation of Sheas work on the Clear Creek Tunnel and Big Cliff Diversion Tunnel, and re-incorporate in 1962 as the J.F. Shea Co., Inc. In 1965, they also aide in projects on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Then, in 1968, the Sheas enter into homebuilding with Shea Homes, and start investing in companies through Shea Ventures.


Shea Properties starts in 1977, building and developing apartments, retail centers, and commercial property. In 1997, Shea Properties and Shea Homes acquire a huge acreage of land as part of the remaining assets of the Mission Viejo Company, and enter the active adult homebuilding arena with their Trilogy Resort Communities in 1999.

2000 - Present

Shea Properties expands its commercial portfolio in 2006 by acquiring the Denver Tech Center and Meridian International Business Center, and in 2013, J.F. Shea Construction and team win Construction Project of the Year. Shea Homes continues to expand into Florida, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, as well as innovate home design with Shea SPACES and the launch of Shea3D.

Pioneering The Future

Innovative Design

We thoughtfully create every home to fit your lifestyle, whether it’s through our award-winning designs, our attention to livability, or our innovative floor plan options.

We know that people don’t use their living spaces in the same way that they did in the past, so we’re always finding new methods to meet our customers’ current needs. From our unique Shea3D™ offering, where you can customize your own floor plans, to our SheaSolar™ and SheaXero™ eco-friendly features, to our future-forward Shea SPACES homes—we’re innovating our designs to be more usable and adaptable, so that we can build for what’s ahead.

Shea Difference

Creating one great customer experience after another. Designing beautifully functional homes and communities for every life stage. Maintaining the integrity of a family name for more than a century. That’s the Shea Difference.


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