California Homebuilding Foundation Inducts Robert A. McCaffrey and Karen Bonadelle McCaffrey, Founders of McCaffrey Homes, Into the Housing Hall of Fame


The founders of McCaffrey Homes in Fresno, Calif., have joined an elite group of 200 legends who epitomize the spirit of the homebuilding industry – skill, vision, resilience and determination.

Robert A. McCaffrey, CEO, and Karen Bonadelle McCaffrey, Vice President, were inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation's (CHF) Housing Hall of Fame.

"As the Hall of Fame celebrates its 30th anniversary, I believe we have identified industry leaders who are truly worthy of induction," said CHF Chairman John Young of Young Homes. "Each has played a major role in making California a better place to live, through the homes they have produced and the many ways they have given back to their communities."

The Hall of Fame gala was held June 24, 2014 at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel.

"We are honored to be recognized by the California Homebuilding Foundation with the induction into its prestigious Hall of Fame," said Robert McCaffrey. "This is especially meaningful because it acknowledges the teamwork that Karen and I have shared together for more than 35 years."

Karen McCaffrey said, "The Hall of Fame induction is particularly significant to Bob and I because it recognizes not only our success in homebuilding, but also the greater commitment our McCaffrey family has to the communities we serve."

"To be recognized by our peers and our industry leaders is among the biggest honors of our careers", Karen added.

"I thank our staff, trade contractors, business associates and family for their support all along the way that made this possible", added Robert.

Robert McCaffrey entered the business after a successful football career at the University of Southern California and the Green Bay Packers; Karen McCaffrey learned the business from an early age from her father, Fresno builder, John Bonadelle.

Building in California's Central San Joaquin Valley for more than 35 years and 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 McCaffrey Homes, please visit For more information on the California Homebuilding Foundation, please contact Terri Brunson, CHF Executive Director, at 916-340-3340


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