Daryl Priest, a third generation builder, began his career in 1979 as a journeyman carpenter and in 1984 at the age of 24, received his general contractor’s license. Between 1984 and 1986, he held various positions as a framing superintendent, with responsibilities for both a 500 unit apartment project for Lincoln Properties in Point Loma, and also for a 95,000 square foot commercial facility in Mission Valley for Baldwin Moore, Inc. In 1986, he began a gradual shift from large commercial projects to single family homes. In 1990, his first “for sale” home was built in Lakeside and since that time Priest Development Corporation has constructed over 400 homes in 16 subdivisions throughout eastern San Diego County.
With the recent completion of Promenade Square in the heart of downtown El Cajon and Black Horse Estates in Santee, current projects include construction of nearly 650 new homes, ranging in size from approximately 1,500 square feet to over 3,100 square feet.