Summit Homes Acquires Berkeley Building Co. | O'Keeffe & O'Malley

Summit Homes Acquires Berkeley Building Co.

May 03, 2021

Summit Homes®, a subsidiary of Clayton Properties Group® a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced it has acquired Berkeley Building Co., a top residential home builder and developer in Boise, Idaho metro area. The acquisition took place on May 3, 2021.

Berkeley will continue to operate under the Berkeley Building Co. brand name in its current new home communities in Boise metro, with Joe Atalla, Founder, overseeing operations. Heather Atalla will continue as Berkeley's Founder/CFO and Jenna Englund will maintain her role as President of Berkeley, as well as the other members of their team. The addition of Berkeley will allow Summit to expand its new home footprint into Idaho as well as provide an entry into the Boise new home market.  

"We are thrilled to expand into the Boise market and welcome Berkeley to the Summit family," said Fred Delibero, CEO of Summit Homes. "It was clear that both companies share very similar core values and cultural alignment. We are both focused on providing a high-level of customer experience to our new home buyers."

Joe Atalla launched Berkeley Building Co. in 2008 in Boise, Idaho. Berkeley currently builds in seven new home communities in the Boise market. The new home builder is also known for its commitment to charitable giving and has been a longtime supporter of St. Jude Research Hospital through its building of the St. Jude Dream Home for over a decade.

"We are excited for the opportunity to not only partner with Summit Homes and join Clayton Properties Group, but to also join the Berkshire Hathaway family," said Joe Atalla. "Joining forces just makes sense as we are all working toward common goals: to provide a first-class homebuilding experience and provide extraordinary resources to our team members to grow and develop, both of which will be enhanced through this partnership."

Berkeley is widely known for its commitment to quality, team culture, integrity and customer satisfaction. Home buyers should continue to expect the same from the union of Berkeley and Summit Homes. 

"Berkeley's success as a builder is an impressive testament to their passion, talent and values. They have developed an outstanding team that builds exceptional homes while upholding the experience as their top priority," said Delibero. "We could not be more excited about the future and the opportunities this will bring our buyers and team members."

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Summit Homes® is delivering a personalized, customer-centric, home building experience creating high-quality, innovative homes in the Kansas City and Des Moines areas. The award-winning company is known for developing and building exceptional communities as well as its innovative design practices. In 2016, Summit joined Clayton Properties Group®, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Summit actively supports numerous organizations committed to helping children and those unable to help themselves, including Children's Mercy, Drumm Farm Center for Children, Hope Haven of Cass County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Harvesters: The Community Food Network. To learn more about Summit Homes, visit For additional information, please contact: