Keith began his career in Real Estate and Construction in the 1970s as an apprentice carpenter. In 1978 he co-founded Christopherson Construction with his wife, Brenda, which evolved into Christopherson Homes several years later.
During Christopherson Homes early days Keith ran a home-framing crew of roughly 80 carpenters and laborers, framing homes for other Builders and Developers, and was building small developments and building on scattered lots. By 1990 Christopherson Homes was being recognized as a leading builder in the Santa Rosa area, having completed several developments and earning a growing brand based on honesty, quality, great architecture, leading a quality team, and providing value for its shareholders and investors.
Over the following years Christopherson Homes successfully built thousands of homes in more than 60 developments in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Glenn Counties, through two Operating Divisions, one located in Santa Rosa and the other in Roseville.
Some highlights of awards and recognition Christopherson Homes received over the years:
- Received the coveted “Best Community of the Year” from the Sacramento Building Industry for “The Avenues” which was the company’s first venture into the Sacramento market with 162 new homes and eight model homes.
- Received the JD Power Award in 2004 for best among Bay Area Homebuilders and ranked third in the United States in Customer Satisfaction.
- Christopherson Homes was rewarded the North Bay Area’s “Best Builder Award” for many successive years which is voted upon by readers of Sonoma Biz Magazine.
- Christopherson Homes built a home for Habitat for Humanity in 2006 in two days.
- Brenda and Keith were inducted into the California Building Industry Foundation’s
Hall of Fame in 2006.
Keith’s expertise is in building and managing a highly performing company, delivering great homes and value to customers, shareholders and investors. Keith is hands-on and is involved daily in land acquisitions, finance, strategy, planning, operations, sales, and warranty service.
Keith has been President of the Building Industry Association twice and served on the Board for many years. He is past President of the Sonoma County Alliance, current Board Member of Community Housing of Sonoma County, specializing in building and managing housing for homeless Veterans.
Keith has also been heavily involved in other groups serving and helping Veterans and is a decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War.