Chris Sheafe has been a resident of Tucson (Pima, County) since 1976. Chris grew up in Seattle, Washington. After attending and graduating from the University of Washington and Arizona State University, he moved back to Seattle where he was involved in the development of Commercial and Campus Park Industrial Projects. One of the properties he was involved in assembling is today the Microsoft Headquarters Campus located in Redmond, Washington.
Chris left Seattle and returned to Arizona in 1970 to enter the homebuilding business in Scottsdale. In 1976 he joined Estes Homes becoming a partner in 1981. During the 1980’s Estes became a large regional developer of many types of commercial and residential projects. The best known of which is the Ventana Hotel, Ventana Country Club and surrounding residential community located in NE Tucson. During that period Chris was the partner responsible for all housing and apartment community developments as well as several custom home lot developments.
In 1998 the three Estes partners sold the homebuilding portion of their business to Kaufman & Broad, now KB Home Arizona. Currently he and his partners are developing Rancho del Lago, an established 1600 acre golf course centered, master planned community, located on the SE side of Tucson. In separate joint ventures, the C. Sheafe Co. is developing several new custom lot developments in the greater Tucson marketplace. Rancho Soldados is the premier custom lot community which is the current focus of the C. Sheafe Co. High Mesa, Arcadia, Reata, Yolanda Oasis, 27 Wash and a few smaller projects are all in various stages of pre-development which will be added to the list of active developments in the future.
Active in many community projects and community boards through the years he was the 2010 Chairman of the Tucson International Airport Authority. In addition to his duties at the Airport Authority he is on the Pima County Bond Committee, Southern Arizona Homebuilders Association, and the Tucson Breakfast Club. He was the Citizens Advisory Council Chair for the eight years the council was active and recently was active on the board of T.R.E.O. During the water wars of proposition 200 and 201 Chris was an active board member of The Southern Arizona Water Resource Association and Tucson Regional Water Council.