Committee participation is a BIA/OC members-only benefit.  

Take this opportunity to get involved by choosing a committee that interests you:


The Programs Committee plans the general membership meetings that take place once a month, approximately 6 – 8 programs during the year. It is responsible for formatting programs and obtaining speakers and fundraising for their annual Underwriter Sponsorship. 

Staff: Laura Barber


Meets Monthly as Needed via Zoom


The GAC Committee monitors land development policies, issues and regulations of targeted cities, the County of Orange regional issues, environmental issues (ESA, water), code issues, state and federal legislations as they apply to land development issues.  The committee works to keep fees in line and responds to legislative initiatives. It also provides ongoing research and recommendations for BIA advocacy positions on local and regional county development issues.  It also covers issues related to construction quality, and code updates.


Co-Chair: Mike Recupero, Mike Recupero & Associates

Co-Chair: Sean Matsler, Cox, Castle & Nicholson

Staff: Karissa DiStefano 


Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month   I   Huitt-Zollars Office   I   11:45 am



The Next Gen Group was created to promote energetic involvement in younger members and those new to the building industry. Their goal is to encourage active participation in the greater BIA/OC and develop professional skills through workshops and smaller network meetings.


Chair: Lindsay Hezmalhalch, WHA | Architects . Planners . Designers

Co-Chair: Shannon Whittaker, Landsea Homes

Staff: Laura Barber

Meets the 2nd Friday of each month   I   Landsea Homes Office & via Zoom   I   8:30am



The Urban Infill Committee is charged with monitoring infill opportunities in Orange County as well as presenting educational workshops in order to inform industry and public agencies of relevant issues pertaining to mid-rise/high-rise residential and mixed-use construction.


Co-Chair:  Eric Nelson, Trumark Homes

Co-Chair:  Joe Oftelie, Warmington Group

Staff: Karissa DiStefano


Last Friday of each month   I   Fuscoe Engineering Office   I   9:00am



The DRE Committee focuses on minimizing and addressing California Department of Real Estate (DRE) deficiencies issued during DRE’s new residential project approval process in order to accelerate homebuilder’s ability to place new product on the market.  Please RSVP to the BIA/OC Staff if you wish to attend. 


Chair: Deborah Cottle, Palmieri Tyler

Co-Chair: Pamela Knudsen, Fidelity National Title

Staff: Laura Barber

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month   I   Zoom   I   8:30am

The below Committees meet to plan these specific events.



The Women’s Conference Committee plans the annual women in home building leadership conference.  The conference focuses on highlighting all the different leadership roles women have both in an outside the building industry.


Chair: Ali Wolf, Zonda

Founder: Joan Webb, The New Home Company

Co-Chairs: Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions & Lisa Parrish, PMP Productions

Staff: Laura Barber


Meets monthly as needed October – March   I   Zoom


The Golf Committee organizes the annual BIA/OC Golf Tournament held each year in May. Its primary function is to secure sponsorships, players and raffle prizes for the tournament.


Co-Chairs: Tyler Bargiel, US Bank & Justin Pope, US Bank

Staff: Laura Barber

Meets monthly as needed December - May   I   Zoom


This event benefits the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA).


The Wine Event Committee organizes the annual wine & food event, which benefits the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA). The BITA Program developed a four-year curriculum that applies the necessary high school subjects to the construction industry.  This provides insight for students into other career opportunities available to them.


Chair: Linda Sandusky, David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Staff:  Laura Barber


Meets monthly as needed July – October   I    Zoom


The Softball Committee organizes the BIA/OC Softball Tournament that will be held in October.


Co-Chairs: Erin Meadows, First American Title Homebuilder Services & Sean Henry, First American Title Homebuilder Services

Staff: Laura Barber

Meets monthly as needed May - October   I   Zoom



HomeAid is the BIA’s non-profit charity, which builds and renovates shelters for the temporarily homeless.  Volunteers are needed to help plan & implement shelter development and their annual fundraiser: Project Playhouse. 


Staff: Gina Scott


Visit HomeAid Orange County's website or call (949) 220-1136 for more information.

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HomeAid OC is the charitable arm of the BIA