Steven Shields, 38
Owner, Shields Residential Incorporated
Steven Shields, a homebuilder, wanted to set up shop in Orange County, but he kept receiving referrals in the Coachella Valley.
“So we moved to where the work is — but we didn’t anticipate falling in love with it like we did. We’ve been out here six years now.”
Here he restores and remodels midcentury modern homes “with respect and [to] honor the way they were initially designed” and builds new homes in the same genre. He runs the business with his wife, Lauren, and they’re raising two children.
“Palm Springs is a mecca for midcentury modern. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of what’s going on here. There’s nowhere we’d rather live.”
VIDEO: Steven Shields speaks on how much the Coachella Valley has to offer its residents.