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Hanley Wood Staff / BUILDER / May 15, 2013
The honorees—a national builder and a regional start-up—both significantly boosted their closings in a recovering marketplace.
Builder magazine honored The Ryland Group and Saint Aubyn Homes on Tuesday as the fastest-growing public and private home builders in the country, respectively, during its annual BUILDER 100 awards dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. Both companies were recognized for their annual growth in homes closed in 2012.
Though the phrase “fastest-growing home builder” may seem like an oxymoron in an industry that has struggled mightily over the last five years, RylandRead More
John Caulfield / BUILDER / May 13, 2013
Dan Ryan Builders expected to close 650 homes in 2012. It ended up closing 731, thanks in part to its expansions into the Pittsburgh and Greenville, S.C., markets. The Frederick, Md.–based company also bolstered its workforce hiring about 45 people last year, including new vice presidents of production and sales and marketing. It even enjoyed a little price appreciation in its home sales.
“Last year was a good shot in the arm,” says CEO Dan Ryan. “We felt it everywhere.”
Builders across the country seem to be echoing Ryan’s satisfaction with last year’s business conditions andRead More
BUILDER Unveils Annual BUILDER 100 Rankings – Listing shows increase in closings for top U.S. builders
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2013) — BUILDER, the leading media brand in residential construction, this week unveiled the BUILDER 100, its annual ranking of the 100 largest home building companies. D.R. Horton topped the list for the 11th consecutive year.
Horton closed 19,954 homes in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011 and nearly 3,500 more than second-ranked PulteGroup, which had 16,505 closings, and 6,152 more than third-ranked Lennar Corp., which posted 13,802 closings. Rounding out the top 10 builders based on closings are NVR (9,843),Read More