GHA is a seasoned development company building a legacy of reliably built and crafted homes. We hope to continue to provide custom built projects that improve our communities.
Chief Executive Officer and President of GHA Companies, Mario J. Gonzales, has built one of the largest privately owned residential development companies in the desert. A Chicago native, Mario began as a laborer in the industry at the age of sixteen. After having learned the trades and established valuable alliances, he formed Gonzales Construction where he not only oversaw the construction of single and multi-family homes, but acted as the general contractor for development companies. In 1997 he founded GHA Companies, which encompasses several GHA entities specializing in land acquisition and entitlement; commercial investments, construction and development; residential development and construction; and custom home construction. Mario partners with and is the managing member of several LLC corporations dedicated to individual residential and commercial developments.
Mario has carved a niche in the residential market with his ability to provide exceptional value and reliable customer service at every price point. Whether it is an entry-level community or a multi-million dollar home, he remains actively engaged in the construction process.
Alex R. Gonzales is Vice President of GHA Companies, but is most readily known as the “man wearing many hats.” Not only does he act as Superintendent for all commercial and residential projects, but he is also responsible for costing out jobs and acts as the primary liaison with cities, engineers and other municipalities on behalf of the company. His career spans over a decade, and began with the build out of a housing tract when he was only eighteen years of age. Alex’s drive and diverse background continues to maintain GHA Companies an industry leader.
Joe Martinez is Vice President of Operations for GHA Companies. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing construction activities for all commercial and residential projects and is a recognized expert in the concrete field, underground infrastructure, and site improvements. His roots with GHA began when he was only thirteen years of age and was hired by Mario (GHA's Principal) to maintain his residential landscaping. That encounter sparked a successful career that has spanned over thirty years. The success and reputation of GHA's product relies heavily on Joe’s efficiency, work ethic and commitment to perfection.
Lauded as the largest privately owned Homebuilding Company in the Coachella Valley, GHA Companies has made the American dream of home ownership available to families over the past three decades. The company’s demonstrated commitment to outstanding quality and value is interwoven throughout their myriad residential, custom and commercial projects. Clients can expect a consistent attention to detail and follow through despite the size or intricacy of their project. Under the guidance of President and Chief Executive Office Mario Gonzales, GHA Companies has been recognized with dozens of accolades, including the esteemed BIA Builder of the Year Award, best overall projects from The National Association of Home Builders, Gold Nugget Awards, and Builder’s Choice Awards, among countless others.
GHA has held a notable presence in the community for their philanthropy, as well as their business practice. From 2010 to 2012, GHA Companies acted as the primary builder for Habitat for Humanity, having donated labor as well as materials for the construction of dozens of homes throughout the Coachella Valley.