Each year, the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) Executive Board considers Lifetime Achievement nominees based on good character, longevity of volunteerism, integrity and dedication to the community for 10 or more years. The TVCC Board of Director’s are proud to announce that Dan Stephenson received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, February 24th at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
As a young man, just graduating from USC and ready to pursue a career, Dan Stephenson’s goals were similar to most. “When we embark upon life, it’s just LIFE! As we set goals, find a partner, start a career, have a family, the achievements we strive for don’t seem global but personal. How do I provide for my family? How do I build a life, a career? What does that career look like?” At 25 years of age, Dan was ambitious and excited to excel and succeed in business. And, so it was, in 1968, when he roamed the open territory of the Temecula Valley that he found a dream that could encompass a lifetime.
In 1971, Dan formed Rancho Consultants, a real-estate brokerage and land development company, which later shortened its name to Rancon. He then proceeded to move his family, lock, stock and barrel to this pristine, rustic, location where he was going to make his mark. But now, with a family, making your mark meant not only business opportunities but providing a quality of life for his family and all the families he envisioned wanting to settle in the Temecula Valley.
Dan’s family consists of his wife, six children, 18 grandchildren, a great granddaughter, two sisters that live locally, a niece, two nephews, two grand nephews and a grand-niece. Family is at the core of his motivation. The agents and staff at Rancon Real Estate, the management team and staff at the Rancon Group, Chardonnay Escrow, Ranch Self-Storage, as well as all the villagers at Dan’s exciting new Temecula Valley winery project – Europa Village, are also his family. It is important to him that his family is able to thrive in a community rich in a high degree of quality of life.
With Dan Stephenson at the helm, the Rancon Group of companies built the first master-planned community, Alta Murrieta, in Southwest Riverside County. He also built one of the Inland Empire’s first master-planned business parks, Tri-City Corporate Centre in San Bernardino. During more than four decades of “doing the same thing in the same place” Stephenson has amassed a reputation for spearheading high-quality projects and maximizing his investors’ returns. Today, both Rancon Real Estate and the Rancon Group are staffed with the most qualified real estate professionals in the market area.
For more information about the 52nd Annual Awards Gala, please visit www.temecula.org or call (951) 676-5090.