Raymond J. Karlovich founded Pacific States Land in 1957. Ray, a pilot turned real estate entrepreneur, saw the possibilities offered in Antelope Valley and wanted to help others achieve the American Dream.
Ray literally had a bird’s eye view of the rapid changes in Southern California in the 1950s—as he flew over the state, he could see Los Angeles’ explosive growth. Antelope Valley, already home to Edwards Air Force Base, was in position to see the same type of boom that transformed the Los Angeles basin and Orange County.
Ray started by acquiring parcels throughout Antelope Valley and San Bernardino County. He subdivided these parcels so he could make them available for individuals to purchase. With the profits he earned from those sales, he continued to purchase and subdivide more parcels.
Ray knew the value and potential benefits of owning land. He wanted to give others the opportunity for a better future for themselves and their families. Today, the company continues to carry on Pacific State Land’s tradition and uphold the high standards Ray set forth.