San Francisco-David MacLellan, 69, a 45 year resident of Walnut Creek and Lafayette, was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame on June 21. The ceremony took place at the Intercontinental Hotel as a kick-off for the 2011 Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference at the Moscone Center.
MacLellan, who was a Bay Area homebuilder for 25 years and an industry consultant for 17 years, was one of five persons recognized for their contributions to the long term advancement of homebuilding. MacLellan was recognized particularly for his contributions as an author of three books that set the workmanship standards for the homebuilding industry, both in California and nationally. His flagship book, the California Building Performance Guidelines for Residential Construction and Homeowner Maintenance Guide was first published in 2002 and has sold more than 70,000 copies.
As the CEO of Pacific InterWest Building Consultants Inc. a tri-state quality control company, MacLellan became concerned, first as a homebuilder, and later as a consultant, that a new homeowner did not have any reference material to rely on for reasonable workmanship standards. The California Guidelines book levels the playing field between consumer expectations and a builder’s ability to perform. This book has been used by the California Superior Courts, the Contractors State License Board, as well as builders and homeowners.
Currently, MacLellan is writing a new book that will cover uniform workmanship guidelines in all 50 states.