Jeff Read, Principal
After spending 15 years in mortgage banking and syndication, Jeff got the opportunity to merge his financial background with construction when he took over 13 subdivisions from a builder who went broke. Under Jeff's careful supervision, the projects were completed. In 1994, Jeff and his brother John combined their talents and created Southern Hills. Jeff puts high value on the company's hallmarks of building both personal relationships with clients as well as quality products.
John Read, Principal
John always wanted to do something entrepreneurial so he didn't hesitate when the opportunity came to form Southern Hills with this brother Jeff. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Pacific where he quarterbacked the Tiger football team, he became an estate planner for a major life insurance company. Today he serves as the company's general contractor and real estate broker. John revels in working with his family and the client contact aspects of the business. He enjoys traveling and hiking and like his brother Jeff, is an avid golfer.
Greg Read, Sales & Marketing
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in speech communications, Greg spent six years in the Los Angeles area working in corporate sales. With his family so heavily involved in real estate and development, it was only natural for Greg to join them. After securing his real estate license, Greg focused on new home sales at The Summit. He totally enjoys working with his family and embraces the company's philosophy of treating clients in a personal way. Like his father, John, he enjoys the outdoors and plays both golf and soccer.
Mike Read, Operations
Mike joined the family-owned company in 2005. Previously he spent a decade with US Bancorp in Aliso Viejo, Calif., where he was an award-winning sales executive specializing in corporate leasing for technology equipment. Mike currently is focused on new business development and enhancing the company's customer service programs. He credits his parents, Ellen and John, for setting a great example with their strong work ethic and positive attitude. Mike and his wife Brittany began 2006 with birth of their first child, Catherine Grace.