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October 14, 1988 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
Like other builders in the booming Southern California market, Irvine home builder Woodcrest Development Inc. said it has had a record year. Woodcrest sold 835 homes in Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties for sales of $145 million for the year ending Sept. 30. Woodcrest President Ronald J. Gilles said it was the company's fourth consecutive record year.
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March 24, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woodcrest Development Inc., until recently one of Southern California's largest home builders, will shut down almost all of its operations at the end of the month. Ronald Gilles, Woodcrest's former president, acknowledged Tuesday that the Irvine-based builder has fallen on hard times and will lay off most of its 90 remaining employees as of April 1. Woodcrest is part of a family of residential, apartment and commercial development companies owned by Corona del Mar investor John E. Wertin.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former top officers of financially battered Woodcrest Development Inc. said Tuesday that they are starting a new company and hope to have as many as 525 houses under construction within a few months. Ronald Gilles, formerly Woodcrest's corporate president, will be chairman and chief executive of the new StoneBrook Homes and will operate from offices in Irvine. Wayne A. Barnett, who had headed Woodcrest's San Diego division, will be president and chief operating officer of the new company.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurt by sagging sales and lack of financing, and anticipating a long-term slowdown in residential construction in the region, two major Orange County developers have begun significant restructurings. Woodcrest Development Inc.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woodcrest Development Inc., one of Southern California's largest home builders in recent years, is shutting down almost all of its operations at the end of the month. The company, which launched a restructuring 13 months ago, is the latest--and largest--victim of the real estate slump that has devastated an industry that long has been a keystone of the area's economy.
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 1990
Key to Home Builder Roster The name of each company is followed by its headquarters city and then by its principal officer. Sales figures are given for 1989, and have been limited to residential sales in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Sales projections are for anticipated residential sales in the above-mentioned counties for 1990.
REAL ESTATE
March 8, 1992
KEY TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS ROSTER--The name of each company is followed by its headquarters city and then by its principal officer. Sales figures are given for 1991 and have been confined to residential sales in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Sales projections are for anticipated residential sales in the above-mentioned counties for 1992.
REAL ESTATE
March 10, 1991
KEY TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS ROSTER--The name of each company is followed by its headquarters city and then by its principal officer. Sales figures are given for 1990 and have been confined to residential sales in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Sales projections are for anticipated residential sales in the above-mentioned counties for 1991.
REAL ESTATE
March 19, 1989 | DICK TURPIN
Sales of new homes throughout the Southland in 1988 continued at an unprecedented pace while production expectations for 1989 soared to another high. The 18th annual Times survey of residential construction of a seven-county Southern California area reveals high optimism among home builders, who project a 29.5% increase in sales during the current year. Actual sales in 1988 increased 21.2% over 1987.
REAL ESTATE
March 16, 1986
BUILDING LEADERS Company 1985 Headquarters City Rank Principal Officer 1 WATT INDUSTRIES INC.* Santa Monica,R.A. Watt/K.R.Ramsey 2 COASTFED PROPERTIES* Beverly Hills, Alan I. Casden 3 LYON (WILLIAM) CO. (The) Newport Beach, William Lyon 4 PETERS (J.M.) CO. INC.* Newport Beach, James M. Peters 5 PARDEE CONSTRUCTION CO. Los Angeles, David E. Landon 6 LEWIS HOMES Upland, Richard A. Lewis 7 KAUFMAN AND BROAD DEV. GROUP* Los Angeles, Bruce Karatz 8 PACIFIC LIGHTING R.E. GROUP Santa Ana, Ernest J.
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