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Carol J. Ornelas

CEO, Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc.


Carol J. Ornelas is CEO of Visionary Home Builders, a non-profit residential development company headquartered in Stockton, California. She is a visionary and advocate for providing quality “affordable housing” for families in the Central Valley – Fresno, San Andreas, San Joaquin, Sacramento, and Stanislaus Counties. For more than 30 years, she has been the Chief Executive Officer for VHB, formerly known as ACLC, Inc. A licensed general contractor and an expert in her field of development, Carol is highly recognized as a leader within the community, serving on boards and committees at both the local and national level. Her strength is in building and creating partnerships with citizens of the community and collaborating with local city and state officials, and other agencies to provide quality “affordable housing.” Visionary Home Builders has built and rehabilitated more than 1,400 units of rental housing and more than 900 residential homes for first-time homebuyers. All VHB properties have community centers for family activities, computer labs, and many have Head Start programs.