About Us

Forum Builders is an experienced, local home builder from Utah. With over 20 years of experience, and building homes for over 3000 families, the Forum Builders team is a seasoned group under a new name, and has all the tools and skills to design, build, and welcome you to your new home.

Based in American Fork, Forum Builders is dedicated to building you not just a home, but a lifestyle. We  provide you and your family a premier and seamless experience from design to move in.

Welcome Home.

Paul Gifford


A long-time Utah home builder, Paul Gifford is thrilled to re-enter the marketplace under their new brand, Forum Builders.

A member of the home building industry for more than 20 years, Paul has founded and grown both Sundance Homes and Flagship Homes, providing more than 3300 homes to families across Utah. Paul also founded and led the Discovery Investment Group, a real estate investment consulting agency, guiding individuals across Arizona, Nevada, and Utah to make responsible real estate investment decisions.

Paul is passionate about creating a thoughtfully designed and seamless experience for you to call home.  

Levi Gifford

Owner & Co-Founder

Levi Gifford has been surrounded by the entrepreneurial spirit from a young age.  
Inspired by his father’s example and successes in multiple home building companies and other ventures, Levi has started a number of companies of his own.  Levi is proud to have worked closely in many areas related to the home building industry, including a title company, a mortgage company, and his own landscaping and pest control companies. Levi also played football at BYU as a Safety.

As an avid hunter, devoted husband, and dedicated homebuilder, Levi brings passion and intense focus to everything he does. Levi Gifford is ready to carry on a longstanding family legacy in the home building industry with Forum Builders.

Jacob Yamada

Owner & Co-Founder

Serial entrepreneur Jacob Yamada has owned companies in many industries, ranging from jewelry to commercial video production to e-commerce.  However, he is more excited than ever to work alongside  talented and accomplished Forum Builders team in the home building industry.

A new member of the home building world, Jacob is confident that he can take all he has learned from his career and apply it to Forum Builders.  Jacob is passionate about creating a home buying experience and product that each homeowner will be excited to talk to their friends, family, and peers about.  

Jacob graduated in Business Strategy from the Marriott School of Business, speaks Japanese, and enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.

"Forum Builders is the modern and refreshing twist that Utah's home market needs."