More than 30,000 homes, 16 mixed-use master-planned communities, more than 20 community parks, thousands of miles of new roads, schools, shopping centers, business parks, college dormitories, along with 2,000 military residences on seven bases. This is the legacy of The Corky McMillin Companies’ almost 50-year commitment to improving communities and giving people the opportunity to live full and satisfying lives.
In 1960, working with a loan backed by the equity in his own home, Corky McMillin began building the first of those thirty thousand homes. He built one. He took the money he made from that one and built two more. Piece by piece, nail by nail, customer by customer, he and his wife Vonnie built their small company into the largest locally owned full-service real estate firm in San Diego.
Corky gradually expanded the McMillin organization into small tract development, and then into multi-neighborhood communities, to its current scope as a full-service real estate organization in multiple regions and an annual ranking by Professional Builder magazine as one of the nation's "Housing Giants."
In 1972 Corky started McMillin Realty in order to offer his home buyers assistance in selling their previous residences. In 1989 a mortgage division was added to the fold, and later a separate commercial company was established, followed by McMillin Capital, a real estate investment firm. The company has continued to expand its reach throughout the decades with operations extending into California’s Central Valley, Imperial and Riverside counties and San Antonio, Texas. Then, as it remains today, the goal of the company was to provide customers and their families in all areas and from all walks of life with the full and complete range of real estate services under one trusted name.
Today the company is run by Corky’s sons. With Scott McMillin as Chairman of the Board and Mark McMillin as President and CEO, the organization is well-poised to continue its mission and Corky’s vision into the future. From Liberty Station -- the nationally-recognized transformation of the Naval Training Center San Diego into a thriving mixed-use community in the heart of San Diego -- to it’s home-building operations in Texas, from the Chula Vista community of McMillin Lomas Verdes to Sunnyside Ranch in California’s Central Valley, the McMillin dream continues to this day: to build outstanding communities where families can grow and thrive for generations to come.