Eva and Tony Craig, the husband-and-wife development team of the FARMSTEAD.
Tony & Eva Craig
"We are atypical: a mom & pop real estate development team. We are locals who treasure the Farmstead site and its history. We have two young children who love trees, especially the ancient ones full of life and magic. We will do our best to preserve the spirit of the place, and welcome your feedback to make this community a success."
Tony grew-up in Fairfield and Vacaville and spent most of his time training horses and giving riding lessons at Arabian Star Equestrian Center, the family horse ranch run since 1988 in North Vacaville (about 5 miles north of the Farmstead site). Tony studied Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning at UC Davis while he was living on the family horse ranch. During the years of professional work before graduate school, including consulting for a federal contractor on Travis Air Force Base, Tony lived on Ulatis Creek off Bucktown Lane.
For his graduate degree at Harvard University, Tony took a required design studio class with students working on their Master of Architecture degrees. Eva was one of them. She came to graduate school with an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Rice University and years of experience with world-famous architects in Paris and Vienna.
After graduate school, the couple moved to San Francisco, where Tony began working for home builders and Eva pursued her career in architecture and healthful building consulting. After nearly a decade of working in the Bay Area, they decided to start a family. Their daughter was born right as the Recession hit, and since both of their careers were affected, they decided to move to Solano County, near family. They settled here for four years and their son was born here.
Tony refocused his career in a more entrepreneurial direction, which led to founding AJ Craig Development in late 2008. As the economy and business improved, Eva transitioned her career into real estate development consulting, in order to support the growing business.
They followed big projects back to the core Bay Area, and ran their office from Mill Valley for a few years. However, the lure of a more bucolic lifestyle and proximity to Tony’s parents and sister on the family horse ranch, has brought them back to Solano County.
For almost a decade, Tony and Eva have worked together on a variety of real estate development projects. During this time, they had the privilege of working with deeply competent consultants, colleagues and mentors who now form a rich network of collaborators and investors. To learn more about the details of these projects and the Craig’s professional experience, please visit their company website: AJCraigDev.com.