We Are Ginder Development

Ginder Development Corporation (GDC) is a diversified real estate development, construction and property management company. GDC holds general building contractor and real estate broker licenses. GDC has developed a flexible strategy that complements the constantly changing demands of the development market. Organized in 1978 by Richard and Debra Ginder, the firm performs many phases of project development including:
  • Project Feasibility
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Financial Planning
  • Interim and Permanent Financing
  • Joint Venture & Partnership Formation
  • Construction/General Contracting
  • Site Acquisition
  • Property Management
  • Site Analysis
  • Marketing
GDC is dedicated to the profitable production of improved real estate in the commercial and multi-family residential markets. GDC seeks to consistently provide:
  1. High-end developments attuned to the needs and lifestyles of the community
  2. Secure returns for lenders and investors
  3. Prompt attention to and service of clients’ needs
  4. Responsive cooperation with local officials and neighbors
  5. Timely disbursement to all vendors

What We Achieve

Project Feasibility

Financial Planning

Site Acquisition & analysis

Joint Venture & Partnership

Entitlement Processing

Permanent Financing

General Contracting

Property Management


Meet Our Team

Richard C. (Rick) Ginder Jr., President

Rick has been involved in the construction and development industry from an early age. By age 20, Rick was experienced at most phases of construction and, in 1974, he obtained a general building contractor license. Rick attended the University of California at Davis from 1971 through 1973, when he entered the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. In 1976, Rick graduated from UOP Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He is a life member of The Rho Chi Society, a pharmaceutical honor society, and continues to maintain his pharmacy license. In 1980, Rick became a licensed real estate broker.
Rick is an active participant in community and industry organizations. Rick served on both the Fresno County Steering Committee and the Congressional Business Council for Congressman George P. Radanovich. Rick has served on the Executive Committee of the Building Industry Association of the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors and the Central Committee for the California Republican Party.

Debra M. Vitali-Ginder, Secretary

A native of Fresno, Debra obtained her real estate brokers license in 1978. She is a graduate of the Realtors Institute of California and has earned the professional designation of Realtor-GRI. Debra is also a licensed general building contractor. Debra has been a central force in GDC’s formation and success.

Debra is quite active in an array of community organizations. She is the Past President of the Board of Directors of California Apartment Association of Greater Fresno, served on the San Joaquin Memorial High School Board of Directors for five years and the Fresno Women’s Trade Club Board of Directors for four years, including two years as a member of the Executive Board. Debra is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the National Apartment Association and the Building Industry Association of the San Joaquin Valley.

M. Giorgio Russo, Vice President - Operations

Giorgio has been part of the GDC team since 2005. He studied business administration at the University of California Riverside and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. After college, he began his career at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California, and was quickly promoted through several management positions including Banquet Manager at the Ritz Carlton Pasadena. He is responsible for project design and scheduling and is the liaison between GDC and the construction community.

Andrea M. Ginder-Russo, Vice President - Finance

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphases in Corporate Finance and Management Consulting, from the University of Southern California, Andrea worked at a Southern California financial services firm providing litigation support.