Extreme Differences

Why choose a De Young SmartHome? The De Young Difference! We believe our homeowners deserve the very best and complete confidence in their new De Young home. We aim to provide unbeatable features, quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer service and an industry-leading warranty.

All De Young homes provide new homebuyers maximum rewards with generous features and unparalleled quality while still remaining affordable. Each De Young home includes a gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cooktop or range. Other value added amenities include performance-engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, spacious 10’ or 9’ ceilings and 8’ doors that create openness throughout the home, large walk-in closets, open floorplans for easy entertaining, durable natural granite counters, as well as, professional water efficient front yard landscaping.

The De Young SmartHome is all about control, convenience, peace of mind, increased comfort and overall efficiency. It’s the extra step we take to ensure our homeowners are living in a state-of-the-art home with greater financial control, more security and overall improved quality of life.

With the Free 3 Year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty as well as the 10 Year Limited Structural Warranty by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, homeowners can rest assured that they’re receiving the security, protection and peace of mind you deserve.

The De Young SmartHome is built for assurance that it is healthier to live in, healthier for the environment and saves money on your energy bill. In addition, certain De Young SmartHome floorplans can be designed to be Zero Net Electric. The combination of the state-of-the-art De Young SmartHome features with the power of a solar energy system is designed to reduce annual electricity usage to zero.

We believe in the quality craftsmanship of our homes and to prove it we offer unbeatable warranty protection with our Free 3 Year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty. We have raised the bar in protection and customer service for our homeowners by offering this industry-leading warranty. We also provide the 10 Year Limited Structural Warranty by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. By going beyond industry standards with the 3 Year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty, our homebuyers can trust that their new investment is protected for years to come.

De Young homes are built with generous features and unparalleled quality. De Young homes include spacious 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, gourmet kitchen with large island, natural granite counters, stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top and an Energy Star ® qualified dishwasher. Other value-added amenities include big walk-in-closets, an Energy Star ® qualified Rinnai tankless gas water heater, performance-engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, premium-grade 18-inch tile floors as well as professional, California native front yard landscaping and Energy Star ® approved, Eagle brand cool roof tile.

With the exclusive De Young Design Studio, you can enjoy life in a home designed and personalized to fit your unique taste and California lifestyle. Choose from a wide variety of designer colors, textures and amenities to transform your home into a truly one-of-a-kind living space that reflects your individual personality and taste.


Our History


Continuing a family legacy that began over 70 years ago, the De Young family began building in 1974 to help families realize the American Dream of homeownership. Now in our third generation, we’ve built over 7,000 homes, making De Young synonymous with quality craftsmanship, enduring value, innovation and customer service.

Our company’s vision defines and drives its direction and instills the corporate values that stress progress, industry leadership and, above all, excellence. The De Young Properties team of top professionals are extremely motivated, dedicated and knowledgeable. Proudly rooted in the San Joaquin Valley, our team lives here, raises their families here and shares a deep commitment to serve our community.

The first priority of De Young Properties is our commitment to our homeowners. We take homebuilding very seriously by supporting our customers and standing behind our homes before, during and after the sale to ensure homeowner satisfaction. You will find that our communities are in desirable locations and have a history of selling in record time.

De Young Properties will always be committed to working in harmony with the environment by building affordable homes that are more durable, energy-efficient and healthy to live in, while having a reduced impact on the environment. And we will continue to improve upon this commitment with innovative building science to further the technology of our  De Young SmartHomes, designed to maximize energy savings while offering true comfort.

Finding the perfect home is only part of building the American Dream. Financing it is the other. De Young Properties provides affordable homeownership and is pleased to recommend its affiliate, De Young Mortgage. As homeowners can attest, De Young Mortgage offers the smartest programs and one-stop financing to make the home buying process simple and satisfying.

For over 45 years and well into the third generation, the family behind De Young Properties has focused on one goal – building homes your family will cherish for many years to come. That’s why we say… Building Your Dreams For Three Generations.


We Build Dreams

Home building professionals dedicated to creating dream-fulfilling homes and communities by providing quality craftsmanship, unparalleled innovation, and exceptional customer experiences.


Customer Testimonials

De Young Properties has built over 7,000 of the area’s finest homes. We take customer service, quality and innovation very seriously, which is why our team adheres to the highest of standards. See what others have to say about De Young Properties!

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De Young Design Studio

Create Your Dream Home With The De Young Design Studio

It’s your home, so why not design it for your lifestyle.

Every De Young homeowner has a story and every homeowner has a passion. Your home should reflect your individual passions by showcasing your unique sense of style. With the De Young Design Studio you can easily create your dream home which will perfectly fit your unique home design tastes and needs.

Whether you are a professional designer or just starting to discover your own sense of home dĂ©cor style, the exclusive De Young Design Studio is a valuable resource. With a wide variety of designer colors, textures and high-performance products to choose from and experienced professional Design Consultants to work with, the De Young Design Studio makes personalizing your new home FUN, easy and uniquely personal.

The De Young Design Consultants offer as much – or as little – assistance as you like and walk you through the step-by-step experience to personalize your new home. What is the result? A new home that’s custom-tailored to complement your individual sense of comfort and style. Why settle for a home designed by somebody else? This is the beauty of building your dream home with De Young Properties.

For more information about the Design Studio, visit the De Young Leonard Welcome Center located on Leonard and Dakota, South of Ashlan, in Clovis. Here, you can tour the professionally decorated and furnished model homes including the Design Studio.

Visit our Online Design Studio

It’s easy to fall in love when you tour a new De Young Properties model home.
Design Your Dream Kitchen - De Young Properties New Homes in Clovis

Our models are designed to help stimulate your imagination so you can picture your family enjoying life in your dream home.  One of the most significant and exciting moments in purchasing a new De Young home is the selection of all the products and finishes during your Design Studio appointment. Your De Young team has worked hard to bring you a wide variety of high-performing product choices.

Our exclusive Online De Young Design Studio will help you to easily create your dream kitchen which will perfectly fit your unique home design tastes and needs.

Start designing your dream kitchen now, click the button below to begin!


Our Awards

Fresno Bee People's Choice Award 2019 Recipient Winner 9x

We’re honored to be an 9x People’s Choice Award recipient for New Homebuilder, and a 2019 Best Company to Work For recipient!

De Young Properties - Builder of Choice Award 2016 - Builder Partnerships

De Young Properties Named Winner of Builder Partnerships’ Builder of Choice™ Award!

2014 Best of Central Valley Business Logo2

De Young Properties Named Winner of Builder Partnerships’ Builder of Choice™ Award!

De Young Properties Is Once Again Honored At Prestigious Annual Builders Conference, PCBC!


Community Commitment

As a successful, three generation homebuilder proudly rooted in the San Joaquin Valley, we believe it’s our responsibility to support causes that make a difference in our community. That’s why, for over 40 years and into the future, the De Young Properties team has supported and will continue to support beneficial community organizations, projects and endeavors, donating our time and resources in an effort to improve the quality of life across our Valley.

A few of the dedicated charitable organizations and endeavors we are proud to have supported are:
  • California State University Fresno
  • Clovis Unified School District
  • Community Medical Center Foundation
  • Easter Seals Central California
  • Forward Fresno Foundation
  • Foundation for Sanger Schools
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HandsOn Central California
  • Institute for Myeloma
  • Make A Wish
  • Marjaree Mason Center
  • PINC – Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • The Big Fresno Fair
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Valley Caregivers Resource Center
  • Valley Children’s Hospital
  • And many more


St. Jude Dream Home

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

De Young Properties has served as the proud builder and major donor of the Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home since 2007, raising over $12.5 million to date to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Since 2007, De Young Properties has been a major donor and builder of 13 St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $12.5 Million to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley.

De Young Properties completed their 13th St. Jude Dream Home! Learn more about the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home today.

To learn more about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, call De Young Properties today at 559-354-9777.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Returns To The Central Valley

Tune in on Sundays on HGTV to watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 9|8c.

De Young Properties, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
and Community Give One Local Family an Extreme Dream

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2019 Build

New Home Built In One Week for Reeder Family.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2009 Build

New Home Built In One Week for Riojas Family.

View the FINAL photos of the Riojas Family’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition home, built by De Young Properties

“With an overwhelming surge of community support, donations and volunteers, De Young Properties successfully completed the new home for the Riojas family in less than one week as a part of the hit reality show, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. De Young Properties thanks all the workers and volunteers who operated around the clock to complete the project before the family returned home.

Building on such an extraordinary project that will change the lives of the Riojas family is an honor. The community showed generous support for this project and we hope it inspires others to continue to give back, help their own neighbors and volunteer in other ways within our community,” said Jerry De Young, President of De Young Properties.

DeYoung Family with Extreme Home Makeover Crew.In 2009, De Young Properties joined forces with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s design team and the Fresno community to give back to a local hero, Mary Ann Riojas, who selflessly contributes to help others in need. Mary Ann and her four children, Nichole, Victoria, Angel and Jessie now have a beautiful new quality constructed, energy-efficient and certified green home, better suited for their special needs where they can live safely and create memories to last a lifetime.

“De Young Properties’ unwavering passion for their community was clear,” said Conrad Ricketts, Executive Producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. “We are looking for ‘Heroes in the Community’ and both the Riojas family and De Young Properties are wonderful representations of our theme this season.”

Born without legs and only one fully developed arm, Mary Ann Riojas was placed in foster care at an early age and grew up in poverty and an unstable household. After having four children, she struggled financially and found herself on welfare. Extreme Home Makeover hosts speaking with the Riojas family.Despite her living conditions and disability, she was determined to lead an independent and active life while providing love and support to her four children. She obtained a driver’s license, became the first in her family to graduate college, and became both an employee and state/national Ambassador for the Easter Seals program, inspiring thousands of people to overcome adversity and reach for success. In 2006, Mary Ann became a first-time homeowner and has since been employed with the local Housing Authority, where she counsels other struggling families in her community to find housing.

De Young Properties was chosen as the builder for this “Extreme” build in large part because of their over 30-year tradition of giving back to our community. Embracing the core value of dedication to improving the quality of life in the Central Valley, De Young supports local schools, non-profits and community groups, in addition to its neighborhood building activities. The company has been major donor and builder of the Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home since 2007! Together with their trade partners and the community’s support, De Young Properties has raised over $8.6 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to date.

Finished home for the Riojas Family for the show Extreme Home Makeover