Family Values

Although a family can come in many different shapes and sizes, there is a universal meaning to the word and what it symbolizes. Whether your family is your spouse and children, your grandkids, your closest friend, or maybe your pets, family is what is most important to all of us. Family is where you go for unconditional love, for strength and for security. It’s where you share good times and get through the challenges that life can bring. You can always count on your family to be there.

That is why a home is so important. Like our family, it provides us with a comfortable, secure place where we can be ourselves, where we can dream and plan for the future while enjoying the present. The principals of Family Development take this meaning very seriously.

Having been involved in the design and development of thousands of homes over the past 20 years, every member of our team looks at each home that they build as if they were building it for their own family. Care and attention is given to each and every facet of the building cycle to ensure that the final product will bring its residents years of satisfaction.

From thoughtfully planned neighborhood designs to beautiful and functional floor plans, our homes are sure to provide families with that special place to relax and enjoy life.

We feel our commitment to family is what makes us unique and sets us apart. So, no matter how you define family, we welcome you and yours to ours.

"There are many parallels between home and family. They both require a solid foundation and are built with unconditional love, commitment and passion." - R. Herrera


We welcome you to learn more about the people we like to call “Family.” We are quite blessed to have each of these talented individuals on our team. Our family culture is pretty simple – we take all tasks very seriously while trying to keep a fun work environment. Positive attitudes create a positive work place which, in turn, leads to positive results!

Rudy Herrera



Rudy Herrera

Rudy Herrera


With a successful career spanning the last three plus decades, from condominiums to custom homes, from industrial tilt-ups to major commercial centers, Rudy Herrera has been involved in the acquisition, financing and building of an incredible assortment of real estate products. This broad range of experience has helped Rudy hone his skills to focus on the core of Family Development's business - homebuilding. Believing that the best transactions are those where every party benefits, the "art of the deal" is where Rudy's passion lies.

For Family Development, Rudy uses this passion and expertise to find, acquire and finance the "blank canvases" for the company. A go-to entitlement expert, Rudy assembles the planning team and works closely with each member to ensure the company's projects are approved in as timely a fashion as possible.

To reach Rudy, please email

Vincent Barbato



Vincent Barbato

Vincent Barbato


With a degree in Psychology from UCLA, starting a brokerage in 1986 that specialized in new home sales when interest rates were hovering around 12% might not have sounded like the wisest choice of career paths, but it proved to be the best foundation that Vincent Barbato could have ever received. In 15 years, by working closely with builders both large and small to develop dynamic and successful sales and marketing programs for all new home products, Vince was able to build his company to become one of the largest in the United States, eventually selling the firm to Prudential New Homes. Over that time, Vince became a nationally recognized speaker and expert on new home sales, design and marketing.

For Family Development, Vince utilizes his 30+ years of experience to design everything from land plans and architecture to marketing campaigns. To do so, Vince spends much of his time researching and listening to homebuyers to learn their values and incorporate them into each design. Under his guidance, Family Development has received every major design accolade from Gold Nuggets to Project of the Year awards.

To reach Vince, please email

Raymond Herrera



Raymond Herrera

Raymond Herrera


Being involved in all areas of the construction business since the early '80's, Raymond Herrera literally built his 30-year plus real estate career from the ground up. Knowing how to take apart things as well as put them back together has provided Ray with the foundation to understanding and perfecting construction systems. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the construction process allows him to ascertain how to build each product in the most efficient and highest quality manner.

This expertise has been extremely beneficial to the Family Development team where Ray oversees all bidding, purchasing and construction. Further benefit comes from our front-line forces who are motivated to work under the guidance of a man who not only understands their craft, but appreciates it as well. Happy people build happy homes.

To reach Ray, please email

Robert Bishop



Robert Bishop

Robert Bishop


With a 30-year track record of success in the construction industry, Robert Bishop's passion lies with mastering the details. A few years after starting as a craftsman in the construction field, Robert was called upon by an up-and-coming construction firm to help them create the solid infrastructure of the company. Under Robert's diligent guidance and systems, this relatively new company of two partners blossomed into a major player in the construction business with hundreds of employees and projects nationwide. After a number of years, the entrepreneurial world called, leading Robert to create his own successful private construction company.

In 2009, Family Development was fortunate to gain Robert as a full partner in the firm. For Family Development, Robert brings his years of proven systems and management to oversee all internal construction operations and staff. Under his thoughtful guidance, Family Development has the assurance of each venture being built on time and on budget.

To reach Robert, please email

Antun Barbato



Antun Barbato

Antun Barbato


Entering the new home brokerage business upon graduating from UCSB, it did not take long for Antun Barbato to establish himself as one of the industry's top sales experts and leading Sales Managers. An expert in evaluation, Antun was able to perfect the art of bringing out the best in sales people's personalities to meld with the systems that he developed to obtain sales success. Such success has led to the sale and closing of more than 5,000 homes.

For Family Development, Antun brings this proven expertise to each community. Beyond sales, Antun has applied his skills and systems to thoroughly evaluate the financial viability of each venture taken on by the Family Development team. The proprietary systems he has developed are fast becoming the talk of the industry. Under his meticulous watch, each detail of every community can be properly evaluated and managed.

To reach Antun, please email

With such diverse backgrounds, each of the five Principals of Family Development utilizes their particular talent and specialized skills to oversee one of the critical stages of the development process with all of the partners providing their invaluable input along the way. This hands-on approach allows each partner to utilize his passion and expertise with the entire team, providing an excellent system of checks and balances at every level.

The success of any company ultimately lies with its people. In creating a company culture that includes happy, talented people driven by passion, Family Development is able to consistently produce positive results with every project.

"We are all different but bound by our common passion to deliver beautiful homes that will stand the test of time. Beyond respecting each other, we are all so grateful to have each other as partners." - R. Bishop


Since its formation in 2003, Family Development has earned an excellent reputation as being the preferred residential homebuilder in California, Arizona and now, Texas. Throughout its history, the company has built thousands of homes in some of the most desirable communities while developing land for many more residences in these states.

In addition to this activity, over the years, Family Development has garnered numerous industry accolades awarded by the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC), the Building Industry Association (BIA), the Desert Contractors' Association (DCA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Best of the Valley
Gold Nugget Awards
John Burns Real Estate Consulting
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
"Having the ability to give back to our community is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of all of our lives." - A. Barbato


Outside of their development business, the principals of Family Development place a strong commitment to working with local charities to share their success with those that need it the most – families. Although market conditions have certainly experienced drastic ups and downs since its founding, Family Development’s commitment has not wavered in the best of times or the worst.

When the real estate market was at its all-time peak, Family Development built the Home With A Heart. Organizing over 200 workers from 80 different companies, Family Development built a four bedroom home from the foundation up in just 52 hours over one amazing weekend. Once it was completed, it was auctioned to the public raising over $400,000 for two local family-centered charities.

When Olive Crest began the search for a partner to help them realize their dream of building the Coachella Valley Children’s Center, they reached out to the entire building community. When the other volunteer builders backed out of the project due to adverse market conditions, Family Development agreed to take on the entire project.

In addition to these efforts, Family Development continues its active involvement in charitable work each and every year.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the website, and explains, in general, what Personal Information and other information is collected from and about you, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. By visiting this website, and/or using the services offered on or through this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. The services on this website may change and expand, and this Privacy Policy may change accordingly, so check back occasionally. This Privacy Policy is part of, the Family Development website terms and conditions which governs your use of this website in general, and the Family Development affiliate terms and conditions, which governs your use of and participation in the Family Development affiliate program.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide, or that we may obtain, other than through our Website, such as by phone, through postal mail and through other live and print media. This website is intended for users who are located in the United States of America. This privacy policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States.

Advertisements and other content that may be displayed or transmitted to you on or through the website may be customized to your interests and preferences, based on your personal information and website usage information, including (but not limited to) non-personally identifying information, which we may obtain from you or from other sources.

Privacy Policy Purpose

Your privacy is important to Family Development. To make your visits to our website and use of the services available as purposeful as possible, you may be asked for personal information and certain information may be collected from your computer when you visit us. "Personal information" includes, for example, your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; telephone number; credit card and other payment information; social security number or employer identification number; demographic information and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

Right to Opt In and Opt Out

You may have the right to "opt in" and "opt out" of certain of our uses of your personal information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide personal information on this website, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to receive correspondence from us. You may opt out of any communication with Family Development by clicking the opt-out link in our communications, or by sending an email to stating that you would like to be removed from a specific Family Development list, or all communications. Please understand that you may be contacted by Family Development in connection with your relationship with us as a client, or as follow up from an event, class, or purchase.

Family Development Collects the Following Information

User-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information from and about users of our website, for example, through such users' activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our website. Such information is collected, for example, when users register or subscribe for accounts or features on our website, make online purchases, complete surveys, post to or comment on our blog that we may make available on or through our website, submit a comment or question to us using a "contact us" or similar feature on our website, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit personal information to us via our website. You may be able to send information about our website, products and services to your peers, contacts, friends, and family members through our website by clicking on a "Tell A Friend" or similar button on our website or in an e-mail we have sent to you. In some cases (unless you simply forward our e-mail on your own), you may provide the name and e-mail address of your contact to us. That information will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

Website Use Information

Cookies. We may use "cookies" to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our website and what you look at and purchase. They may store your preferences, the information in your shopping cart, and/or your username and/or password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our website to other information about you, including your personal information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our website. Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Website or certain areas or features of the Website.

Clear GIFs. We may use clear GIFs (pixel tags) or similar technologies, in the website and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information.

IP Address and Click-Through Information

Our server collects data about your server's Internet address automatically when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from our website, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us; the pages you visit on this website; the website you visit after this website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with your personal information. Any or all of these activities with regard to website usage information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.

How Family Development Uses Your Information

Family Development will use your personal information, for example, to respond to your requests and to provide you with our product and service offerings. We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both personal information and website usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like, such as our e-newsletters), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the right to opt in and opt out section above. We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Website and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate. In general, other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we do not share Personal Information with third parties.

Service Providers

We may use third-party partners to help operate our website and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this website or for our business (such as website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).

Aggregate Statistics

We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behaviour as a measure of interest in, and use of, our website and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Legally Compelled Disclosures

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Business Transfer

In the event that Family Development, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, user information may be one of the transferred assets.


While Family Development will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive personal information provided to this website, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. If you contact us by e-mail or a "contact us" or similar feature on our website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. Do not send sensitive information (such as payment card information, social security numbers, employer identification numbers, passwords, or pin numbers) to us via e-mail or via a "contact us" or similar feature on our website. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.

Consent to Processing

By providing personal information to this website, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories.

Third-Pary "Linked-To" Websites

When you are on our website you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other websites, blogs, or other electronic media not operated by Family Development. These sites may collect personal information about you. Family Development does not control sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of the other websites. The privacy policies of any linked websites are the sole responsibility of the other websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Family Development reserves the right to change or update this privacy policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this website by posting such changed or updated privacy policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this website. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our privacy policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our website to sending you an e-mail