Tri Pointe Homes has named Kelly Taga its new division president in Colorado. He will focus on strategic growth in the state and continued expansion of the company’s Colorado offerings across a variety of price points and market segments.
Taga has nearly 18 years of experience in homebuilding, having held a variety of positions in markets nationwide. He spent 15 years at Richmond American Homes, where he was most recently the senior division president in Northern Colorado. He also served as division president in Washington and Oregon, chief information officer, and vice president of IT for Richmond American’s parent company, M.D.C. Holdings.
“Kelly’s diverse background and remarkable track record in the homebuilding industry will be a tremendous asset as we continue to develop our operations and offerings in Colorado,” Tom Mitchell, president and chief operating officer of Tri Pointe Homes, said in a statement.
One of the largest builders in the nation, Tri Pointe has opened six communities and neighborhoods in Colorado in the past two years. Taga will oversee multiple new openings, including the Townhomes at Candelas in Arvada; Sugar Mill Village in Longmont; and the Crescendo, Prelude and Ensemble neighborhoods in Aurora Highlands. These communities will bring roughly 450 new homesites to market.
Tri Pointe also plans to open a new design studio in Colorado. The studio will allow customers to personalize their homes based on their lifestyle preferences and should open in spring 2023.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Tri Pointe Homes and for the opportunities we have to strengthen our market position and footprint in Colorado,” Taga said in a statement. “Tri Pointe Homes is committed to broadening its range of new home offerings to adapt to varying buyer profiles, including first-time homebuyers looking for more attainable options. I believe that our strong national resources and backing, combined with our experience and relationships in the central U.S. region, will help us set up for long-term success.”