DVBA Leads Homebuilding in Desert

Desert Valleys Builders Association leads builders in Coachella and Imperial Valleys to build better communities

For over 13 years, the Desert Valleys Builders Association (DVBA) has been working diligently to help builders and associated building industry businesses work with local city governments, Water Districts, the state of California, Tribal Governments, and other organizations to ensure that residential building projects continue to thrive in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys.

Under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, Gretchen Gutierrez, the organization has grown from a small office with only one employee and 30-odd members, to a 3,000+ square foot office with three full-time employees and over 150 members. The organization is also an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) which gives DVBA members access to the national organization’s wealth of educational opportunities, networking, awards programs, and political lobbying efforts.

As one of the fastest-growing regions in Southern California, the Coachella and Imperial Valleys have an important role to play in developing and building a wide variety of homes and communities to serve the needs of both full-time and seasonal residents. The DVBA plays a large role in assisting builders and developers in navigating the various housing and development regulations handed down by Riverside and Imperial Counties and 17 cities in the region. Since its inception, the DVBA has assisted many builders and developers in building thousands of single and multi-family homes in the region.
“The DVBA has been instrumental in ensuring that new communities and housing developments have been able to successfully overcome the various challenges our members face when they begin the entitlement process. We are proud to have been able to assist our builder and developer members with a variety of issues they have faced over the years. I am proud of the work that the DVBA legislative and membership staff have done to help our region continue to build successful communities throughout the desert,” said Chief Executive Officer, Gretchen Gutierrez.

About: Established in 2010, the Desert Valleys Builders Association is an association of building industry professionals, representing all levels of the construction industry who are committed to ensuring that construction of all types of buildings remains vibrant and strong in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys, while also maintaining and protecting the natural beauty of the region. The organization strives to be a leader and collaborative partner with its members to assist in navigating the complex economic and regulatory environments in the region.