David T. Yost is a developer of high-quality neighborhoods with 35 years experience and a special reputation for natural resource conservation. Completed projects, among others, are Stonemill, Apple Valley, the Estates at Apple Valley and Hidden Lake. His goal for Stonemill Manor is to create a unique neighborhood of luxury homes of a smaller, perhaps more convenient scale, surrounded by trees and landscaping.
David is actively involved in numerous homebuilding/land development industry associations. He has served as President of both the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association and the Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association, and has been named Builder/Developer of the year by both organizations. He has also been elected as a lifetime member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Homebuilders.
Since beginning his own tree farm in 1984, David has planted more than 185,000 trees on private and public land throughout central Oklahoma. His commitment to planting and protecting trees and other natural resources has brought him unique stature as a developer.
He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Oklahoma City Tree Bank, as an OKC Riverfront Design committee member, and is a founding Director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Urban Land Institute. He is a volunteer in other organizations promoting the housing industry, beautification and conservation throughout Central Oklahoma. David, his wife Ann and daughter live in Oklahoma City.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1993 - David Yost was given the first Global ReLeaf Award in Oklahoma and only the third in the nation. This is a joint program of the American Forestry Association and the National Association of Homebuilders to recognize outstanding development projects that focused on preserving natural resources.
1994 - Named Conservationist of the Year by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
1994 - Awarded the statewide Individual Landscaping Award by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.
1997 - Received Oklahoma City Beautiful's Individual Beautification Award.
1997 - Received the Soil Conservationist of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Wildlife Federation.
2002 - Received the Individual Beautification Award from the Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society for a donation of trees to several Oklahoma City Parks.
2003 - Received a similar award from the Regional Recreation and Parks Society involving several Southwestern states.
2004 - Given special recognition by the City of Edmond for a large donation of trees for urban street beautification.
2005 - A Coalition of Organizations named David one of "Oklahoma's Best" for outstanding volunteer contributions.
2011 - Received the annual Lifetime Achievement Award by Oklahoma City Beautiful.