Chris Beucler provides strategic direction for Zephyr and oversees entitlements, forward planning, product development, construction, sales and marketing and has been instrumental in the growth of Zephyr since 2012.
A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mr. Beucler started as a teenager in the development business, working for his father’s company building several landmark projects in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.
With over twenty years’ experience in publicly held homebuilding companies, Mr. Beucler brings extensive operational knowledge to Zephyr. After five years with Coventry Homes in Phoenix, he opened Watt Industries’ first homebuilding entry into the Phoenix market. At Ryland Homes, Mr. Beucler started as a Sales and Marketing manager in Phoenix in 1988, but was soon promoted to Region Vice President of Sales and Marketing, making him responsible for all sales and marketing and product development for five states in the West Region. After creating the Selling Skills Five-Day Training Program for Ryland Homes, the program was rolled out nationwide in the early 1990s. In 1993 he was promoted to President of the Ryland San Diego division. Over the next six years Mr. Beuclers responsibilities grew by assuming the presidency of the Riverside, Orange County, and Los Angeles divisions assuming responsibilities for all of Ryland’s operations in Southern California in 1998.
Mr. Beucler garnered several awards within Ryland Homes including; Most Improved Earnings-1997, Chairman’s Award for most improved division in 1998. Under Mr. Beucler’s direction Ryland Homes was the second largest retirement builder in Southern California in 1997 and 1998. Mr. Beucler introduced trend setting programs such as telemarketing, “Try before you Buy,” off-site sales, and opened the first builder owned design center in Southern California.
Prior to joining Zephyr, Mr. Beucler was the principal of Beucler Signature Homes and Johnson-Beucler Communities, both successful custom homebuilding companies based in San Diego County. Both companies garnered multiple awards for product design and marketing over their twelve years in business.
Mr. Beucler attended Fort Lewis College and Northern Arizona University. He currently holds a California Class B Contractors License. Mr. Beucler is the General Contractor for Zephyr Construction Services, Inc.
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