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M/I Homes is a national new home builder that has been building new homes for families since 1976; they’ve delivered more than 70,000 homes over the years. M/I Homes as new housing developments in 10 real estate markets throughout the United States: Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Maryland, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa and Virginia. They offer home buyers single-family, townhome and condominium residences starting in the low 100s and have floor plans that meet the needs and wants of small, medium and large families. M/I Homes is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol MHO. 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #15 with 2,434 closings. M/I Homes moved up one spot on the rankings report and managed to close more homes than the 2,409 the builder did in 2009. view M/I Homes’ NHS profile
Lockridge Homes is the leading “build on-your-lot” custom home builder throughout the South and Midwest, providing quality construction in Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. With more than 30 years experience, Lockridge Homes specializes in building homes of superior value and lasting quality for their customers using the most innovative and efficient home building methods in the industry. Their unique self-service web site allows customers to choose from more than 60 home plans, customize it to suit their particular needs and immediately receive online a total price quote for the entire project. This revolutionary business model allows Lockridge Homes to offer the “Best Value” of the custom home industy—all done online for the customer’s ultimate convenience. With new home prices ranging from $70,000 to $245,000, Lockridge Homes offers superior designs and quality construction at extremely competitive prices. Design and price your dream home today at LockridgeHomes.com, all from the comfort of your living room. www.LockridgeHomes.com
Del Webb has been building new homes since the 1960s, when they built their very first community devoted to retirees. Ever since then, active adults have been turning to Del Webb for neighborhoods to call home. Del Webb has over 50 communities, located in 20 states that range from grand Sun City communities, to their smaller more intimate settings, the builder has listened to their homebuyers and have designed homes and amenities that are appealing to the interests of those who are 55 years of age and older. Every neighborhood offers diverse clubs and classes, multi-functional meet-up centers, and strong neighborhood networks, Del Webb has enabled residents to feel a deeper bond with their neighbors than ever before. www.delwebb.com
Richmond American Homes – National new house builder, Richmond American Homes, has built more than 150,000 thousands homes for American families since 1972. Richmond American Homes builds single-family homes for families on any budget; new homes by Richmond American start from the $100s. Richmond American offers home buyers mortgage, title and insurance services through its subsidiaries HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency and American Home Title and Escrow. The builder is one of America’s largest and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MDC. www.richmondamerican.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #11 with 3,245 closings. This is up from #14 in 2009 with 3,013 closings.
Schumacher Homes is a privately owned home builder based in Canton, OH. Created by Paul Schumacher in 1992, Schumacher Homes has delivered more than 6,000 homes over the years and has become the leading “on your lot” home builder, building custom homes nationally. Schumacher builds homes offering 1,100 to more than 8,000 sq. ft. of living space; these homes are priced from the low $100s to the mid $700s. They’ve won several awards from a variety of prestigious publications. On average Schumacher builds 500 new homes a year throughout the 14 states that they operate in. www.schumacherhomes.com
Ryan Homes began building new homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1948; today, they are part of the NVR family of builders, which is among the nation’s largest home builders. They build affordable and luxury single-family, townhome and condominium residences in 13 states. Ryan Homes is an NVR Inc., company and has delivered more than 300,000 homes to families over the last 60 years. NVR Inc. is a publicly traded corporation traded on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol NVR. www.ryanhomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #4 with 10,030 closings. Remained at the #4 position but closed more homes over the 9,042 closings in 2009. (NVR Inc.)
D.R. Horton – D.R. Horton is a national new home builder founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas. Today, D.R. Horton builds new homes and communities in 80 markets and in 27 states throughout the U.S. Homes built by D.R. Horton range in price from the $90s to over $900,000 and include high quality single-family homes, condominiums, town houses, duplexes and triplexes; in addition, D.R. Horton homes builds active lifestyle homes in active adult communities. The company provides mortgage and title insurance services through their mortgage division, DHI Mortgage, and their title insurance division, DHI Title. D.R. Horton is a fortune 500 corporation, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (DHI) with nearly $4 billion in stockholder equity. www.drhorton.com/corp – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #1 with 18,983. Remained #1 over last year’s report and closed more homes over the 18,164 closings in 2009.
Lennar Homes – Lennar Homes is a national home builder building new homes, and communities, in 17 states throughout the nation. Lennar, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Lennar builds single-family, town homes, condominiums and active adult homes for families in all stages of life. The builder is a top 10 national home builder and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (LEN) as a fortune 500 corporation. www.lennar.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #3 with 10,955 closings. Down slightly from the 11,478 closings the builder did in 2009.
Shea Homes – Shea Homes is a national new home builder and has built master planned communities, and homes, for more than 73,000 families across the United States since 1968. Shea Homes builds new homes in 7 states and builds active adult communities with their Trilogy by Shea Homes brand in 34 markets. Shea builds single-family homes from the $90s. Shea’s family of companies includes the following brands: Shea Homes, Trilogy by Shea Homes, Shea Mortgage, Shea Properties, Venture Capital, J.F. Shea Construction, Inc., Redding and Reed Manufacturing. Shea is a privately owned company. www.sheahomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #18 with 2,002 closings. Although Shea Homes had fewer closings over their 2,091 in 2009, the builder managed to move up two spots in the rankings.
KB Home – KB Home is a national home builder building affordable new homes in 13 states and 35 U.S. markets. KB Home, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, has delivered families homes for more than 50 years (since 1957). The builder builds single-family homes, and recently, KB Home partnered with Martha Stewart to offer signature Martha Stewart communities and home designs in markets across the nation. KB Home can be purchased from the $70s. The builder is a fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (KBH). www.kbhome.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #5 with 7,346 closings. Ranking remained the same, but home closings were down from the 8,488 the builder did in 2009.
Pulte Homes – Pulte Homes is a national home builder founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1950 by Bill Pulte. Pulte Homes has delivered over 500,000 homes since 1950 and now operates in several markets in 26 states. Pulte builds single-family, active adult, town homes and condominiums under three main brands: Pulte Homes, Divosta Homes and Del Webb (active adult communities) and provides home financing for homebuyers under the Pulte Mortgage brand. On the New York Stock Exchange, Pulte Homes is traded as PHM; Pulte is a fortune 500 home builder. In April 2009, Pulte Homes and Centex Homes announced a merger that would make the combined company the largest home builder in America. 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #2 with 17,095 closings. Remaining at #2 but with more closings than the 15,013 in 2009.
Centex Homes – Centex Homes, founded in 1950 in Dallas, Texas, is a national home builder with new home communities in 25 states across the nation. Centex Homes builds single-family, active lifestyle, condominium and town homes under three main brands: Centex Homes, Fox & Jacobs Homes and CityHomes. They offer mortgage and title insurance services through their business partners – CTX Mortgage and Centex Title and Insurance. Centex Homes has been ranked among the top 10 builders in the nation for over 40 years and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (CTX). In April ’09, Centex Homes and Pulte Homes announced that Pulte Homes would acquire Centex Homes; the joint company would become America’s largest home builder. Currently part of Pulte Group but in the 2009 Builder 100 Rankings the builder was #6 with 6,900 closings
K. Hovnanian Homes – K. Hovnanian Homes, founded in 1959, builds homes nationwide in 18 states . K. Hovnanian is a single-family, town house, active-adult and condominium home builder building homes ranging from high-end luxury estates to starter homes, and everything in between. The K. Hovnanian Family of builders includes: K. Hovnanian Homes (nationwide), Cambridge Homes (FL), Craftbuilt Homes (GA, SC), Town & Country Homes (IL, MN), K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons (active lifestyle – nationwide), K. Hovnanian Homes Metro Living (multiple markets), Matzel and Mumford (NJ), Oster Homes (OH), K. Hovnanian Homes Built On Your lot (multiple markets),, Brighton Homes (TX) and Parkwood Builders (TX). K. Hovnanian is a fortune 500 corporation, and top 10 home builder, traded on the New York Stock Exchange (HOV). www.khov.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #7 with 5,009 closings. Hovnanian Enterprises closed fewer homes than the 5,659 they did in 2009, but managed to remain at the same ranking position.
Beazer Homes – Beazer homes builds new homes nationwide in 40 markets in 19 states. Beazer, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a top 10 single-family new home builder and builds condominiums, townhomes, villas and single-family homes for home buyers in every price range starting from the $90s. Beazer is public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol BZH. www.beazer.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #9 with 4,233 closings. Beazer Homes moved up one place in the rankings even though they closed fewer homes than the 4,411 they did in 2009.
Ashton Woods Homes – Ashton Woods builds new homes, townhomes and condominiums in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia and California. Founded in 1975 in Toronto, Canada, Ashton Woods Homes is a subsidiary of the Great Gulf Group of Companies and a top 100 U.S. home builder. Homes by Ashton Woods start in the mid $100s; Ashton Woods builds new homes for buyers in every price range. The Ashton Woods Homes United States corporate headquarters are located in Roswell, Georgia. www.ashtonwoodshomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #25 with 1,197 closings. Ashton Woods USA fell one ranking position and closed fewer homes than in 2009, when the builder managed to conduct 1,319 closings.
Taylor Morrison Homes – Taylor Morrison Homes, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, was recently formed through a merger of two national home builders – Taylor Woodrow Homes and Morrison Homes. Taylor Morrison Homes builds affordable homes, in all price ranges, in 15 markets throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Florida. Taylor Morrison Homes is a subsidiary of Taylor Wimpey, plc. www.taylormorrison.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #14 with 2,570 closings. Taylor Morrison was ranked #13 in 2009, but closed considerably less homes than the 3,347 they did in the previous year.
Toll Brothers – Luxury Home Builder, Toll Brothers, builds new luxury homes in 21 states throughout the U.S. The Toll Brother’s corporate office is located in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Toll Brothers (TOL) is a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been building high-end luxury homes for more than 40 years. Homes by Toll Brothers range from the $200s to over $1 million. www.tollbrothers.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #13 with 2,642 closings. Toll Brothers jumped up two positions in the rankings, though the builder closed slightly fewer homes than the 2,965 closings in 2009.
Standard Pacific Homes – Standard Pacific Homes builds new homes in Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada and Florida. As one of the nation’s largest home builders, Standard Pacific Homes has delivered more than 103,000 homes to families across the United States. The home builder began building new homes in Southern California in 1965, and is now a public company headquartered in Irvine, CA, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SPF. Standard Pacific Homes builds single family, townhome and condominium communities with new homes starting from the $100s. www.standardpacifichomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #12 with 2,700 closings. Standard Pacific remained at the 12 spot, though the builder closed 25% less homes than the 3,581 they did in 2009.
Meritage Homes has been building new homes for families in America for 25 years; during that time, they’ve delivered more than 65,000 homes. Meritage builds offers housing opportunities in 6 states (AZ, TX, CA, FL, CO & NV) and in 14 different markets. In Arizona, they offer active adult living in 5 communities with active-lifestyle residences starting from the mid $100s. Meritage is a public builder traded on the NYSE under ticker symbol MTH and their corporate offices are located in Scottsdale, AZ. www.meritagehomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #10 with 3,700 closings. Meritage Homes went up one place in the rankings, however the builder closed on several hundred less homes than the 4,039 in 2009.
David Weekley Homes is a private home builder with new homes for sale in hundreds of communities across the nation; they’ve been building new homes since 1976. Today, they operate in more than 14 cities throughout the United States with new homes and communities in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Fortune often includes David Weekley Homes on their list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. New Houses by David Weekley Homes start in the $100s and offer 3 different warranties: 1-year limited warranty, 2-year mechanical systems warranty, and a 10-year warranty covering major structural defects. www.DavidWeekleyHomes.com – 2010 Builder 100 Ranking: #19 with 1,857 closings. David Weekley had 2,229 closings in 2009, but still managed to drop two ranking positions.
Mercedes Homes – Mercedes Homes provides new homes for sale in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina. With over 100 new home communities currently offering quick move-in homes, home buyers are sure to find exactly the right home at the right price to meat their every want and need. Mercedes Homes in Texas range between the upper $100s and upper $500s; Mercedes Homes in Florida are priced from the low $100s to the low $600s; and Mercedes Homes in the Carolinas are available between the mid $100s and mid $400s. To learn more about Mercedes Homes and their available communites, visit their website. www.mercedeshomes.com
Resources for Home Builders and Consumers
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is “The Voice of the Housing Industry”. The official website of NAHB provides industry professionals and consumers with information about the housing industry as well as up-to-date information about housing economics throughout the nation.
2009 Builder 100 – List of the nation’s largest home builders ranked from #1 to #100 by closings. See 2009 total closings and total revenue from national home builders.