Craig Ahlstrom, Sr
AZ’s #1 Diamondbacks Fan
Loves his grandkids
Craig Ahlstrom grew up in Idaho moving to Arizona a short time after finishing his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. In 1980, he took a job working for a family-owned business, Farnsworth Development, building active adult retirement communities. He was made President and CEO of the company in 1998 and has worked tirelessly to create value for customers looking to buy their dream retirement home. He has been involved in the development of 3 major retirement communities in Arizona.
His strengths include a hands-on knowledge of the development of master planned communities, working with local municipalities on development issues, sales and marketing, along with working with homeowner associations, where he has served as president for several HOA boards.
The past couple of years has found him working on a new venture—The Summit at Sunland Springs. This is the development and operation of a new 46 apartment memory care community which opened in 2013. A second phase of 108 assisted living apartments is currently under design and is scheduled to break ground by the end of 2014.
Craig has always been anxiously engaged in serving the community in which he lives. He currently serves on the board of the East Valley YMCA. Previously, he has been on the boards of the Mountain Vista Medical Center and the Central Arizona Home Builders Association; he has worked closely with the Boy Scouts and is an Eagle Scout; he has worked with the United Way as campaign chairman and then as the board chairman and is a member of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, having served as a board member and president. His dedication to his community is important to him, and he has always had a strong desire to improve the community in which he lives.
Craig and his wife Amy have five children and eighteen grandchildren. Craig enjoys public service, coaching youth sports, golf, snow skiing, hiking, traveling and most importantly, spending time with his family.