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October 11, 1992 | Researched by DALLAS M. JACKSON / Los Angeles Times
Harold Lynch Jr. and E. James Murar, friends and business partners for more than two decades, formed RecreActions Inc. in 1970 (now called RecreActions Group of Companies) and developed communities totaling 14,000 homes, including 4,000 RGC-built homes valued at $750 million. RGC has won more than 100 regional and national design and marketing awards, such as Professional Builder and Remodeler magazine's professional achievement award for creativity in high-density development. E.
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October 11, 1992 | Researched by DALLAS M. JACKSON / Los Angeles Times
Harold Lynch Jr. and E. James Murar, friends and business partners for more than two decades, formed RecreActions Inc. in 1970 (now called RecreActions Group of Companies) and developed communities totaling 14,000 homes, including 4,000 RGC-built homes valued at $750 million. RGC has won more than 100 regional and national design and marketing awards, such as Professional Builder and Remodeler magazine's professional achievement award for creativity in high-density development. E.
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BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Work on a new generation of moderately priced detached homes in Orange County is scheduled to begin early next year, with sales starting in June, according to officials at RecreActions Group of Companies. Rancho Santa Margarita will get the largest concentration of the courtyard-oriented homes that are to be built by an RGC affiliate called Newport CourtHomes.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Work on a new generation of moderately priced detached homes in Orange County is scheduled to begin early next year, with sales starting in June, according to officials at RecreActions Group of Companies. Rancho Santa Margarita will get the largest concentration of the courtyard-oriented homes that are to be built by an RGC affiliate called Newport CourtHomes.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courtyards are nothing new in California. Early Spanish and Mexican rancheros often built adobe residences around open patios and Los Angeles of the 1920s and 1930s was a pastiche of Spanish Colonial homes and apartments in which the courtyard was a pivotal design feature. In the courtyard apartments, bungalows and cottages scattered throughout the Southland, a key byproduct of the design was the sense of neighborhood that sharing the court space encouraged.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rules for home building are about to change--to the benefit of middle-income consumers who have long been locked out of the detached new home market in high-priced areas of Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recession may be destroying what's left of Orange County consumers' confidence, but don't try to convince officials at RGC that the sky is falling. The Newport Beach residential builder, best known for its stylish, mid- and low-priced attached housing, has begun construction on the second tract of semi-custom homes in the Irvine Co.'s Newport Coast development.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
High Concept, Low Price: At the other end of the condo scene: RecreActions Group of Companies, a Newport Beach builder known for its high-concept, high-density, user-friendly developments, opens its newest project July 20 in Rancho Santa Margarita. RGC's Montana del Lago is situated on the last lake-front parcel in the planned community, yet meets the Santa Margarita Co.'s demand for lower-cost housing.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County builders, planners and architects dominated their industry's major awards competition Wednesday, taking home a special design award, a best of show and nine of 37 grand awards. The annual awards, presented at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, underscored the county's growing reputation for innovative housing and land-use design in urban areas--despite the predominance of hulking, earth-toned Mediterranean-styled homes in most new developments.
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August 20, 1990 | Ann Conway
What do you get when you fall in love? "You only get lies and pain and sorrow," Dionne Warwick sang years ago, "so, for at least, until tomorrow, I'll never fall in love again." Since then, there've been hundreds of tomorrows for Warwick, who is celebrating her 29th year in show business, and she admits she's been in love on every one of them.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rules for home building are about to change--to the benefit of middle-income consumers who have long been locked out of the detached new home market in high-priced areas of Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courtyards are nothing new in California. Early Spanish and Mexican rancheros often built adobe residences around open patios and Los Angeles of the 1920s and 1930s was a pastiche of Spanish Colonial homes and apartments in which the courtyard was a pivotal design feature. In the courtyard apartments, bungalows and cottages scattered throughout the Southland, a key byproduct of the design was the sense of neighborhood that sharing the court space encouraged.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recession may be destroying what's left of Orange County consumers' confidence, but don't try to convince officials at RGC that the sky is falling. The Newport Beach residential builder, best known for its stylish, mid- and low-priced attached housing, has begun construction on the second tract of semi-custom homes in the Irvine Co.'s Newport Coast development.
BUSINESS
May 22, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wowing them with opulence in a recession proved to be a winning formula for Bramalea California Inc. Its tract of $1-million-plus homes near Newport Beach captured three top awards and a slew of honorable mentions Thursday in the building industry's major design competition.
REAL ESTATE
May 24, 1992 | DAVID W. MYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southland builders, architects and developments once again dominated the design competition at this year's Pacific Coast Builders Conference, winning two-thirds of the top awards in a contest that drew 500 entries from 14 western states and several Pacific Rim nations. Twenty-four of the prizes in the competition's 36 "Gold Nugget" categories went to projects located in the Southland or to developers or designers headquartered here.
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