Joshua Santa is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KirE Builders, Inc. located in San Diego, CA. The development company was formed in 2012 during the most recent economic recession when KirE saw the opportunity to bring homes to the greater San Diego market at a tremendous value for the buyer.
Under Mr. Santa’s guidance, KirE has built over 200 homes and completed 9 new communities all the way from East County to South County San Diego. The development company currently has 35 homes in the process of construction and 152 units planned for the future. KirE has gone on to win the title of Best of San Diego New Home Builder Winner 2016 (by the San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll).
Josh notes that the name KirE (which rhymes with fire), is a unique company that brings together well-seasoned construction professionals from all trades that recognize the current and ever-changing development and home building challenges while remaining passionate about building innovative home communities built for the future.
Mr. Santa has several plans to begin developments and new home construction in East County and South County areas of San Diego. Recently breaking ground on the new single-family residential home development, known as Willow Ridge Estates, in Ramona, CA and the multifamily residential project known as Mariner’s Landing in National City, CA., his company continues to grow and offer new affordable communities to the area.
Previously, Mr. Santa owned and operated JNL Development, originating back in 2002. He was the Vice President of Frame Construction, a privately held framing company, prior to opening JNL.
Josh has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry beginning as a carpenter in his teens. During his tenure at JNL, he oversaw all aspects of the company including negotiation and estimating and acquisition of all new residential spec home projects for the company. He also drafts and designs many of the architectural aspects of several of their homes while also permitting and processing the development areas along the way.
Since founding JNL Development, Inc., Mr. Santa was the sole contributor to its success by helping direct the company’s growth and stability. In addition to acquisition and management of further homebuilding activities, Mr. Santa has been responsible for raising large sums of equity and partnering with investors while managing those relationships both domestically and internationally for the company. JNL also completed a multi-unit townhome community project in Ramona, CA, featuring 11 luxury homes with alley-loaded garages bringing the first of its kind to the local area.
Mr. Santa is a current member of the Building Trades Association, the Better Business Bureau and the West Coast Contractors Group. Mr. Santa retains a California contractor’s license as a General Contractor.