Since 1989, The Rilington Group, based in La Quinta, California, has been recognized as a leading Southern California homebuilder, consistently delivering high quality communities and an excellent customer experience. Founder and President, Mickie Riley, a self-made successful entrepreneur, wouldn’t do business any other way.
With over four decades of hands-on industry experience, including senior management positions at Watt Industries and the Meister Company, Riley knows his way around the home building industry, from the job site to the executive office. At Watt Industries, known nationwide as one of California’s premier residential development firms, Riley served as Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Watt Industries San Diego, Inc.
During his career, which began in 1971, Riley has been responsible for over $2 billion in real estate developments. He started Rilington Communities in San Diego with wife and business partner, Hansi, where they planned, designed, developed, built and marketed thousands of entry-level to luxury homes, multi-family residences and condominiums throughout Southern California. Rilington’s past projects include communities in Cardiff, Coronado, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Jolla, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch and Temecula. Most recently, Rilington has built communities throughout the Coachella Valley and Riverside County.
During the industry’s boom years, Rilington bought, entitled, developed, built and sold 18 new home communities, generating sales of almost $400 million. The company was awarded the prestigious Building Industry Association’s highest award as “Builder of the Year” in 2006, and Riley was named “Business Leader of the Year” in 2007. The Rileys were featured on the cover of Builder/Architect and recognized as a premier Southern California Full Service Builder, Developer and General Contractor.
The Rilington Group today is evidence of exceptional on-the-ground experience coupled with stellar work ethics in what continues as a committed family business. The next generation of Rileys hold key positions, and long-time employees are also part of the Rilington family, having remained loyal to the company over the years. The Rilington Group has withstood the challenges of the real estate market in recent years, emerging with its sterling reputation in place, and ready to continue its success in this new era of homebuilding.