Our history

By way of 30+ years experience, DevCo has evolved into a diversified real estate developer and builder.  Committed to excellence, quality, reliability, integrity and merit, a solid reputation has been earned.  The attention paid to the superiority of construction is in direct correlation with the quest for client satisfaction.  Today, DevCo continues to demonstrate its professionalism through elite, unparalleled craftsmanship, exceptional management to get the job done.

Prime areas of DevCo’s business operations include:

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Land entitlement and development
  • Single family and residential tract home development
  • Custom Homes
  • Multi-family developments
  • Retail centers
  • Industrial buildings 
  • Mixed use and commercial buildings
  • Gas stations
  • Car washes
  • Purchasing and rehabbing bank owned properties and portfolios (REO)
  • Restaurants:  both high end and fast food
  • Office buildings and complexes
  • Tenant improvement work

Key Team Members

The DevCo team is led by the guidance of George Baker. The company’s personnel are a collection of talented individuals with years and varied experience in the real estate industry. These highly skilled individuals are professionally trained and dedicated to the success of the projects.

Founder, George Baker, brings 30+ years of real estate development and financial experience to the DevCo organization.  Commencing in the mid 1980’s, Mr. Baker has directly oversee the many aspects of land developments including the purchase of land, site planning, subdivision mapping, and construction of both residential and commercial properties.  Mr. Baker has completed large scale construction project properties, leasing, property management, lease-up and brokerage of single family residential, multi-family residential, high-image industrial, office professional and retail commercial buildings.  His responsibilities have incorporated the full gamut of real estate financing, land entitlement, build-out and brokerage of residential tract homes, town homes, high end custom homes, apartments, industrial office, retail shopping centers, single purpose retail buildings and uses, and recreational areas.

Mr. Baker’s recipe for success for his award winning and state of the art developments utilize his experience, knowledge and creativity as well as the professionals that make up his team.  His superb management skills and ability to initiate, negotiate, and execute major development transactions are the foundations for his excellent reputation in the real estate community.

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George Baker


George Baker is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a licensed General Contractor in the State of California. Additionally he is a licensed General Contractor in the states of Nevada and Hawaii.

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Betty Paluzzi


Betty Paluzzi is a Certified Public Accountant and has been working under George Baker for 25+ year.  During that time Ms. Paluzzi has been involved in all things financial in all DevCo projects.  She is known for her sharp financial mind and attention to detail.

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Chris Vogel


Chris Vogel has been involved in the Real Estate and Building industries for 20+ years.  He has developed his skills and experience working both in Asia and the USA.  Mr. Vogel is also a licensed Loan Officer.