“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful
.” - David Steindl-Rast
As we countdown to Thanksgiving and reflect on the year, our team at De Young Properties is filled with so much gratitude. Gratitude for our families, our customers, our team, our partners and our ability to continue our three-generation family homebuilding business that enables us to give back to our community. Here are just some of the things we are grateful for which bring us all more joy than we could possibly express.
1. Our AMAZING Customers Who Support Our Local Family Business
For over 48 years, De Young Properties has been building dream-fulfilling homes that become part of each customer’s life story. It’s where memories are shared and milestones happen. It’s in these homes that life happens and we are so grateful to be part of our amazing customers’ stories. Thank you for supporting our family business
2. Our EXCEPTIONAL Team of Dedicated Top Professionals
The De Young Properties team is made up of some of the industry’s top professionals who are dedicated to building quality crafted homes and providing the highest level of customer service during the entire journey. They are incredibly knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and share our deep commitment to building a better community together.
3. Our VALUED Trade Partners
We’ve been building homes for nearly five decades, but we haven’t done that alone. Our highly talented trade partners and business affiliates have been with us every step of the way. They are committed to working alongside us to provide the trusted quality and innovation that is synonymous with a De Young Properties home. Not only are they the best experts in their respective fields, but they also share our culture of giving back to the community.
4. Our SUPPORT For Giving
We are proud of the variety of ways we give back to our community from Habitat for Humanity to St. Agnes Medical Foundation, but what truly brings joy to our hearts is our involvement in the St. Jude Dream Home. We just selected the winner of the 16th St. Jude Dream Home, resulting in over $15.5 million being raised to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their mission to end childhood cancer, as well as provide life-saving treatment to the kids being treated at St. Jude. It is because of the support of our team, our trade partners and our community that we are able to raise these funds! We are wholeheartedly grateful to everyone who gave their time, expertise, resources and money to another sold-out Dream Home!
5. Our RECOGNITION For Commitment to Our Community
We are honored and humbled each time we are recognized for our innovation, industry leadership and philanthropic efforts. Every honor we receive serves as a welcomed reminder of the hard work, dedication and passion of our team. This year, we had the pleasure and honor of being recognized as the St. Jude Builder of the Year at the 2022 St. Jude Builder Summit, and also have been recognized as “Best New Homebuilder” for the Fresno Bee’s 2022 Best of the Central Valley Award – making us a 12x recipient! In addition to these incredible honors, cofounder of De Young Properties, Paula De Young was honored as the 2022 “Remarkable Women” for the National “Nexstar Woman of the Year” Award. Paula was recognized for this amazing achievement for her contributions to our community through her philanthropic efforts.
Without our customers, homeowners, dedicated team of top professionals, trade partners, business affiliates, and community, De Young Properties wouldn’t be the local family business that we are today and for that, we are endlessly grateful!
This season let gratitude fill you with joy. Take time to reflect on the things – big or small – that you are grateful for. Write them down or share them with others. It will not only spread joy, but fill you with it.
From our De Young family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.