published on June 22, 2016 - 3:12 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno-based De Young Properties has announced that J. Ryan De Young, current vice president of finance for the company, has been appointed president of De Young Properties.


Jerry De Young, the company’s current president and CEO, will retain his position as chief executive officer.

“As a three generation family homebuilder in the San Joaquin Valley, this transition of leadership is a natural progression to continue the legacy of De Young Properties into the future and has been in the works for several years as the third generation of the De Young family have taken on more responsibility and leadership,” stated a blog posting on the company’s website.

“In 1974, my wife Paula and I started building under De Young Properties to continue a family legacy of homebuilding first started by her father more than 70 years ago,” said Jerry De Young. “To know that the third generation De Young family members will continue to lead the company into the future is very exciting. Generation three, which includes Ryan and siblings, have grown up in the industry and witnessed the evolution of homebuilding, contributing to the advancement of De Young’s building practices to ensure our company is at the forefront of the industry. They are more than ready to take on these new roles and continue to lead the company.”

“Ryan has been an exceptional leader company-wide and has been instrumental in our growth and success over the last 12 years. In his new role, he will continue to utilize his leadership skills to maintain the relationship-driven mindset that De Young Properties is known for,” De Young added.


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