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Construction quality expert Don Neff founded La Jolla Pacific, Ltd. in 1993, based on his own innovative risk management strategies and previous experience as a homebuilder. Since then he has been in the forefront of the construction quality movement. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry covering all aspects of planning, acquisitions, development, construction, and management.
A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Mr. Neff also has conducted numerous educational and training seminars focused on building a better quality product. He serves as an instructor with the Home Builders Institute and the California Homebuilding Foundation, teaching selected modules of the Superintendent Training Program. Through the NAHB Institute of Residential Marketing he has taught “Advanced CSP” (Advanced Construction for Certified New Home Sales Professionals) to various Sales and Marketing Councils in Southern California. Most recently, Mr. Neff has been teaching Construction Operations at the University of California - Irvine in conjunction with the Light Construction and Development Management (LCDM) Certificate Program.
In addition, he has authored numerous articles on construction quality and risk management issues.
Mr. Neff is active with the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) participating on several committees including Insurance, Risk Management and Construction Quality. He is also active with the Building Industry Association of Southern California. He presently heads up the Building Industry Association/Orange County Chapter on the Construction Quality and Sustainable Building Committee organizing and moderating technical workshops and seminars for benefit of various members of industry, including homebuilders, trade contractors, property managers, etc.
Mr. Neff holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from Harvard University, is an ICC Certified Building Inspector, an ICC Certified Plans Examiner, a licensed California General Building Contractor, a licensed Nevada Building Contractor, and has completed the Expert Witness Certificate Program at California State University, Long Beach.