Former Director of Sales brings 25 years of experience and a customer focus to the role
San Diego CA— Rachel Collins, former Area Sales Manager/Director of Sales with Pardee Homes (Pardee), has been named Vice President of Sales. Part of the Pardee team for 25 years, Collins brings more than two decades of industry and institutional knowledge along with innovative techniques for increasing customer satisfaction to her new position.
Collins started as a Sales Processor and was an Assistant Sales Manager before being named Area Sales Manager/Director of Sales in 1994. Transitioning to her new role, Collins will assume responsibility for all sales-related areas of Pardee’s business, including the Design Center and Closing Services, in addition to her current duties.
“Rachel is renowned for her unique ability to navigate the current market and thoughtfully lead our sales initiatives,” said Beth Fischer, Division President. “Our growth and reputation are direct results of Rachel’s work to move our company forward and maintain our high standards by exceeding customer expectations and developing lifelong relationships with our customers.”
In her most recent capacity as Director of Sales for the San Diego Division, Collins was responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s sales department. In her 25 years of experience, Collins has won several key awards, including the Pardee President’s Award, bestowed for exceptional leadership. In 2000, YWCA named her as an Honoree for its Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) for her work in sales management. In 2006, the Southern California Sales and Marketing Council (SAM) awarded her with the prestigious SAM award for Best San Diego Sales Manager. She has received the San Diego Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Icon award for Sales and Marketing and was named Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year in 2010.
It has been an honor serving our industry as part of the Pardee team. I am very proud of the work we do,” said Collins. “My focus on customer service goes hand in hand with Pardee’s commitment to its customers. I am looking forward to opportunities in my new role to ensure that our company and our relationships with our customers stand out and that Pardee continues to lead in these areas throughout our region.”
Pardee is a national supporter of HomeAid, a leading, non-profit provider of housing for the homeless. Collins is a HomeAid San Diego Board Member and Past President. She volunteered her time with Project Playhouse, a building and design contest where imaginative playhouses are auctioned off and the proceeds are donated to HomeAid. She has participated in five Project Playhouse Teams during her time with Pardee. Collins also volunteered for the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA) Cares Board, a non-profit organization that gives back to the local community. Additionally, Collins contributes her time to the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Walk, having completed six walks to date with Team Pardee Homes.
Prior to joining Pardee Homes, Collins held positions at Network Concepts Inc., and was Assistant Vice President at Clingman Financial. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Utah.
About Pardee Homes
Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is recognized for superior master-planning concepts, quality construction, energy-efficient building practices, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds, Pardee Homes was one of the first builders in San Diego to embrace sustainable building practices and continues to build consideration for the planet into every home and community. Pardee Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH), a family of premium regional homebuilders supported by the significant resources, economies of scale and thought leadership of a national foundation. Together this makes TRI Pointe Group one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. For more information please visit www.pardeehomes.com.