Ash Knowlton's reputation for leadership lands him on the state building board


Ash Knowlton, VP of Construction for McCaffrey Homes, a leading homebuilder based in Fresno, Calif., has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).

The CBIA, a trade association based in Sacramento, represents thousands of companies across California. Member firms include homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.

"McCaffrey Homes has been an integral part of the CBIA team. As active members of our Board, they have worked very hard to advance the goals of the CBIA," said Dve Cogdill, President and CEO of CBIA."They are leaders in the building industry and especially in the Central San Joaquin Valley where they have been very successful in moving people into the American Dream of Home Ownership. We are very pleased to welcome Ash Knowlton onto the Board as the official representative of McCaffrey Homes and look forward to his many years of involvement, contributions and energy on our Board."

Founded in 1943, the CBIA focuses on legislative, technical, communications, membership and educational initiatives. In June 2014, a subsidiary of CBIA, the California Homebuilding Foundation, inducted Robert A. McCaffrey and Karen Bonadelle McCaffrey, the founders of McCaffrey Homes, into the CHF Housing Hall of Fame.

"As a third generation homebuilder at McCaffrey Homes, it is with great pride that I accept the honor of joining the California Building Industry Association's Board of Directors," said Ash Knowlton. "The CBIA has always done exceptional work, not just in the San Joaquin Valley, but throughout the state of California. I am humbled to have the opportunity to add my voice and vision for its future success and to what I predict will be an exciting time for home building."

An industry and community leader, Knowlton has served on the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Fresno/Madera Counties. He is a former member of the Young Presidents' Organization of San Joaquin Valley and supports charitable organizations, including The Global Medical Relief Fund. Knowlton received a Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno, where he was a Division 1 collegiate athlete.

Building in California's Central San Joaquin Valley for three generations, McCaffrey Homes has provided homebuyers with the American Dream.
Having constructed more than 8,000 homes, McCaffrey is now building in three communities in the Fresno and Clovis, Calif., area: The Heights at Loma Vista, The Gallery in Clovis and The Heights on Copper. The company has begun planning the first Village of Tesoro Viejo, a 1,600 acre master planned community in Madera County, with groundbreaking planned for 2016.

For more information on the California Building Industry Association, please contact Dave Cogdill, President and CEO, at


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