Fresno and Clovis homebuilders Robert and Karen Bonadelle McCaffrey were among seven industry leaders inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame, the nonprofit research and education foundation announced this week.
The Hall of Fame has recognized 200 men and women, since 1985, who epitomize the spirit of the homebuilding industry with their skill, vision, resilience and determination.
Each honoree has been a model of public service through their involvement in civic, social and philanthropic organizations in their communities, the foundation said. McCaffrey Homes is a third-generation builder that has constructed more than 8,000 homes throughout the Fresno and Clovis area.
Robert McCaffrey is the company’s chief executive officer. He has served on the board of trustees for a number of organizations including the St. Agnes Hospital Men’s Club, B’Nai B’Rith Scholarship and the Building Industry Association of Fresno and Madera Counties.
Karen McCaffrey is vice president of the company and the daughter of John Bonadelle, a long-time Fresno homebuilder. She has served on the board of trustees for Children’s Hospital Central California and the University of Southern California’s Andrus School of Gerontology. Karen McCaffrey currently serves on the advisory board of the Gazarian Center of Real Estate at Fresno State.
The couple have been married for more than 35 years and run the company with their children - son, Brent McCaffrey, and his wife Liz, and daughter, Lauren McCaffrey Knowlton, and her husband, Ash.
Past Fresno honorees include homebuilder and developer Leo Wilson of Wilson Development and Spalding G. Wathen, who was chief executive officer of Wathen Bros.