Bill Parker is president of Parker Development Company, a developer of award-winning master planned communities in the Sacramento area for more than 50 years. Bill was drawn to the family business and joined his father, Harold Parker, in developing Greenhaven in Sacramento, honored nationally as one of the most innovative master-planned communities of the 1950s.
Bill took over as president of the family business in 1976 and continued to develop large master-planned communities with major amenities: Serrano in El Dorado Hills and The Parkway in Folsom, as well as Riverlake in Sacramento. In 1997, Serrano won the National Community of the Year award – the same prestigious award his father had won 30 years before for Greenhaven.
Under Bill’s direction, Parker Development Company ventured into homebuilding, introducing new homes into three of the master-planned communities it created. The results were the top-selling “Destinations” series of homes, which contributed to Parker Development Company being named the 1997 Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Superior California. In 2021 Bill Parker was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame, which honors members of the industry for lifetime achievement.
Bill is involved in every aspect of company operations, with a particular emphasis on long-range planning, acquisitions, project development, and project construction. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Bill is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and General Building Contractor. His professional memberships include the North State Building Industry Association, Greater Sacramento Economic Council (formerly SACTO), Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sutter Club.