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K. Hovnanian® Homes®

K. Hovnanian® Homes® is a nationally recognized homebuilder that has been committed to excellence since 1959.  To succeed for 50 years as a company, it helps to have a clear vision of what you stand for.  Kevork S. Hovnanian had that vision when he created his homebuilding company.  Today, K. Hovnanian® Homes® is still going strong by adhering to the principles set in place by its founder.  He envisioned a homebuilding company whose homes would provide lasting advantages for years to come.

At K. Hovnanian® we know that your home is the foundation for your family’s lifestyle, and we honor that sentiment by making sure your new home meets your every desire.  All of our homes and communities are designed with you in mind and reflect the way families and individuals live today.  Whatever your stage in life – whether you are a first-time home-buyer, a growing family realizing your dreams, or an active adult seeking a resort at home lifestyle – we have the home that is right for you.

Through well-defined acquisition efforts, K. Hovnanian® has expanded over the years to become a family of homebuilders with localized expertise in markets throughout theUnited States.  K. Hovnanian® Homes® operates inArizona,California,Delaware,Florida,Georgia,Illinois, Maryland,Minnesota,New Jersey,New York,North Carolina,Ohio,Pennsylvania,South Carolina,Texas,VirginiaandWest Virginia.

Now in its second generation of family leadership, the K. Hovnanian® family of homebuilders operates with the backing of a solid national company, yet retains its proficiency and distinctiveness in local markets. The consistency of our leadership is further testament to our financial strength and stability – reasons why K. Hovnanian® Homes® remains “The First Name in Lasting Value®”

K. Hovnanian® Homes® has earned a solid reputation for integrity, dependability, leadership and value, due in large part to our unwavering attention to quality construction and unfailing pursuit of customer satisfaction.  It is our promise to build a trusting relationship to meet your expectations.

Darling Custom Homes

The Darling Homes tradition spans two generations of builders and craftsmen – dedicated to building not only fine homes, but also a level of customer service intended to last a lifetime. And every Darling home combines custom details, design options and flexible amenities to fit the way you want to live.

Custom homebuilder Darling Homes understands the importance of selecting the right builder for your new home – a homebuilder who listens and shares your vision; a homebuilder who is totally committed to the delivery of your new dream home and has been building custom new homes in communities across Dallas and Houston, Texas.

What could be more important than selecting the right builder-a builder who listens and shares your vision, a builder who respects your time and input, a builder with the unmatched passion to meet and exceed your expectations in an unexpected way.  The Darling Homes tradition spans two generations of builders and craftsmen – dedicated to building not only fine homes, but also a level of customer service intended to last a lifetime. And every Darling home combines custom details, design options and flexible amenities to fit the way you want to live.

Darling Homes is totally committed to the delivery of your dream. It is this commitment that has enabled them to earn numerous awards for excellence in new custom home design as well as recognition as a leader in customer service satisfaction among the nation’s top custom homebuilders. Whether building a new custom home in Allen,Dallas, Frisco,Houston, Katy,McKinney, Spring, Sugarland, The Woodlands or at any of our other locations throughout DFW andHouston, Darling Homes is proud to be your new homebuilder.

At Darling Homes, we’re totally committed to the delivery of your dream. We not only approach every job with a dedication to uncompromising craftsmanship, but with a level of customer service that goes far beyond the sale. We spend the time to fully understand your expectations – to see your home through your eyes.

Windsor Homes

Windsor Homes was established in 1991 by Richard “Dick” M. Skorburg.  With over 18 years of home building experience, Windsor Homes has a commitment to customer satisfaction, quality construction, and innovative design that makes buying a home with us a true pleasure.

In addition to Windsor Homes, Dick broadened the home building business to include the Skorburg Company which began developing single family subdivisions throughout the DFW Metroplex. At Windsor Homes we build communities and dream homes, it’s never just another home.  We take pride in the smallest details of accommodating to your lifestyle – creating your new home within a beautifully designed neighborhood. Windsor Homes has created over 27 communities throughout 17 DFW markets including Dallas Business Journal’s finalist for 2008 “Best Single Family Residential Real Estate Deal”  Stone Creek in Rockwall, TX.  In 2010, Windsor Homes will be building in the Allen, Rockwall, Frisco, Desoto, and Lucas markets with several other communities coming soon.

Over the years, Windsor Homes has created quality homes with an unwavering commitment to satisfying our homeowners.  We stand behind every home we build with a solid warranty program through the Bonded Builders Warranty Group.  We invite you to visit our beautiful communities and we look forward to welcoming you as the next member of the Windsor Homes Family of Homeowners.

TheWindsorteam believes customer satisfaction begins with the sale, but doesn’t end at closing. Your lasting satisfaction with our product, process and service years after you move in is our number one goal. We never lose sight of whose house it is, and whose home it will become.

Highland Homes

Highland Homes was founded in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock. With Rod’s acute business sense and Jean Ann’s innovative approach to sales, marketing and architecture, they sold 13 homes in their first month of operation.Highlandquickly grew to become one of the leading single-family homebuilders in theUnited States. Today,Highlandbuilds over 1800 homes a year inAustin, Dallas-Fort Worth,HoustonandSan Antonio,Texas.

Rod and Jean Ann’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned Highland many industry awards, including consistent high rankings by J.D. Power and Associates, and the 2011 People’s Choice Builder of the Year. Though these accolades are wonderful, our top honor comes via referrals from homeowners as well as Realtors who continually sell Highland Homes.

At Highlandwe consider our talented team of associates an extension of our family, and have been ranked by Texas Monthly as one of The 50 Best Companies to Work for inTexas.

Highlandwas built on a solid foundation of core values and guiding principles, an approach that has kept us in business for over 25 years. This long-term financial success is just another reason why Highland Homes can offer security to our homeowners. At a time when many major banks were tightening their lending requirements,Highlandsecured over half a billion dollars in lines of credit, a strong indicator of stability. In fact, a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo said,

“In my view, Highland is one of the best run homebuilders in our market today. Highland’s commitment to conservative financial stewardship means that they will be there in the future for their homebuyers, lenders and employees.”

We remain family-owned and dedicated to providing the best possible homebuilding and home buying experience. You can be certain that Highland Homes remains committed to our mission statement of “delivering homes we are proud of” and ensuring our homeowners are satisfied with their new home purchase.

Drees Custom Homes

The historic tale of Drees Homes begins in 1928 with the personal struggles of a German immigrant who traveled across the Atlantic with visions of a better life inAmerica. Theodore Drees was a slight man with huge aspirations. Each morning, he would pull on his tall rubber boots, grab his black metal lunch pail and tackle the day with a strong work ethic and relentless, single-minded dedication to the American Dream.

Theodore Drees soon began constructing his first home in 1928 and today, a little house in Wilder,Kentuckystands in tribute to craftsmanship that endures. Theodore’s son, Ralph, joined the business in 1959 after serving his country in the Army. It was Ralph’s philosophy of diversification and industry leadership that took the company into new markets.

From those humble beginnings, Drees Homes now celebrates 80 years in business and is the nation’s 27th largest homebuilder. Under the leadership of David Drees, a third generation descendant of the company’s founder, Drees Homes continues to flourish. “Theodore lived by the old adage that ‘any job worth doing, is worth doing well’,” said David Drees, President and CEO. “That commitment to excellence continues to be our driving force today. Our vision of creating better homes and better communities is dependent on a focused approach that begins and ends with quality, personalization and customer service.”

Drees is proud to have been recently named, “2008America’s Best Builder” by Builder Magazine – an honor based on operational stability, excellence in design and construction, customer satisfaction and community service.

Drees is headquartered inFort Mitchell,Kentucky, and has operations inCincinnati,Dayton,Cleveland,Indianapolis,Nashville,Raleigh, Frederick, M.D.,WashingtonD.C.,Jacksonville,Austin and Dallas.


AtPaulTaylorHomeswe understand that families have a choice when buying their new home. When you purchase aPaulTaylorHomeyou get the customer service and attention to detail of a local builder. We strive to adapt quickly to new trends in architecture and design so that we’re able to integrate these new trends rapidly into our homes, assuring homeowners that we are always up to date with industry changes.

We know that homebuyers are looking for more than a home. A neighborhood is just as important, which is why Paul Taylor personally researches, studies and selects each community, evaluating school districts, availability of nearby shopping and the overall integrity of the community. In addition to offering a number of acreage communities, many of our neighborhoods offer master-planned communities, playgrounds, clubhouses, jogging trails, and swimming pools.

Through the yearsPaulTaylorHomeshas established a long upstanding reputation in the home building business. It is our commitment and responsibility to each and every homeowner that has earned us the trust of thousands of homeowners.

Lennar Homes

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Floridaand is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in Communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, Active Adult or suburban Communities.  Lennar builds homes in 17 different states in some of the finest markets in the nation.  Look for one of the following Lennar brands in your area to build the home of your dreams: Cambridge, Lennar, and Village Builders.


Welcome to Beazer Homes, a national home builder with homes for sale across theUnited States. 100% of the homes we build meet and exceed ENERGY STAR requirements. These homes, called eSMART homes, help save energy and money, conserve water and improve indoor air quality.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc., headquartered inAtlanta, is one of the top ten homebuilders in theUnited States, based on number of homes closed. Our ongoing operations are geographically diversified in 16 states across the country, and our high performance homes, called eSMART, are designed to appeal to homebuyers at various price points across various demographic segments.

Our long-term business strategy focuses on providing our customers with high performance homes, while seeking to maximize our return on invested capital over time. Beazer Homes’ legacy includes building homes forAmerica’s families for over 50 years – over 100,000 in the last 10 years alone. Beazer Homes has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1994 under the ticker symbol “BZH”.


Home: It’s at the heart of everything we do here at Meritage Homes Corporation.

We take great pride in designing and building homes and communities that are innovative, built with care and craftsmanship, that deliver enduring value.

Over the years, we’ve built more than 70,000 homes across the southern and westernUnited States. Our unmatched commitment to quality has helped us become the tenth largest homebuilder in the country. Meritage Homes has been included among the Forbes’ Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies ofAmerica, the “Fortune 1000” largest corporations ofAmericaand has been named Texas Builder of the Year five times. Meritage is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MTH.

As a company, our focus is on building the right home in the right location at the right price. We provide new homes and new home communities across the southern and westernUnited States.


Monterey Homes is a division of Meritage Homes.  Their direction is on the higher end homes.  A beautiful home should be nothing less than a masterful work of art. At Monterey Homes, we believe that – fervently. And that’s exactly what you’ll find with every single luxury home we build, inside and out.

For more than 20 years, we’ve combined bold architectural designs with the finest interior finishes, carefully placing it all in the most prestigious locations with unsurpassed attention to detail. The result has been extraordinary homes that take luxury living to the next level.

Our philosophy is simple. When you want to live in luxury, you deserve the best, no matter where you choose to live. Whether you’re looking in Phoenix,Dallas,Austin,Fort Worth, or anywhere our Monterey Homes are built, we’re ready to create a masterpiece for you.


American Legend Homes is a semi-custom production homebuilder focused on delivering high quality and high customer satisfaction. The Dallas-based homebuilder has operations in theDallasandFort Worthmetroplex including The Colony,Fort Worth, Frisco, Lantana,Lewisville, Little Elm, andMcKinney. American Legend Homes is part of Bright & Company, a 60 year old family-ownedDallasorganization with well diver­sified interests in real estate, banking, oil and gas exploration and other business interests. Having firmly planted roots provides their organizations the strength to grow for the next 60 years and provides customers the peace of mind knowing that they will be here for the long term.

“We have the ability to provide outstanding customer service, focused warranty follow-up, and an emphasis on quality-built homes because of the personal involvement by family members in the overall organization,” said Chris Bright, CEO. “We take pride in what we deliver, how our customers perceive us, and how we operate,” he added.

“We understand that your home is a reflection of what is important to you,” said Kevin Egan, President. “We listen, pay attention to the details and treat our customers as they want to be treated,” he added. Your home should be built for the way you live. Because of this, American Legend Homes is one of the few builders in the metroplex that can provide custom options at every price point.

Since its first new home closing in 2004, American Legend Homes has closed over 1,000 homes in the DFW area. The company was named Best Builder in 2005 by the Texas Association of Homebuilders. More importantly, homeowners consistently rate American Legend Homes 97 percent or higher on “Customer Willingness to Refer” on an indepen­dent customer satisfaction survey conducted after closing. American Legend Homes also recently received the 2009 Best of Dallas Business Award for single- family construction category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA).

The management team has over 30 years experience in family-owned homebuilding firms inNorth Texaswith a proven history of quality homes, superior service and satisfied customers. “I am excited about the future and believe that the management team has the same commitment to quality and value that is consistent with our overall organization,” said Chris Bright.


At Landon Homes, we style our homes around your life. We create the home you’ve always dreamed of, the home where your memories will unfold. It’s the magical place where your babies take their first steps, your kids head off to kindergarten, and your teenagers pose for prom pictures.

Landon Homes is a visionary builder offering homes that respect both the environment and your budget. Energy experts work hand-in-hand with our architects to create a home that is both beautiful and eco-friendly. We conserve energy resources and minimize your monthly utility expenses while maximizing design impact and flex space.

We understand families because we’re a company comprised of families. Many of our employees and subcontractors have worked with us for decades and are second-generation members of the Landon team. Our life work is to build homes of lasting value and quality, and our shared personal passion is to create the very best home for you in exceptional neighborhoods.

For more than 20 years, the Landon name has been synonymous with uncompromising quality, commitment to customer satisfaction, and exemplary value. John Landon, president of Landon Homes, has been a leading force in homebuilding and development since the 1980s. In 1987, Landon created Legacy Homes, which grew from a single community inDallasto become the 12th largest builder in the nation.

Landon’s leadership led to the receipt of some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including being named Texas Builder of the Year five out of seven years, and a myriad of honors for outstanding architecture, product designs, and premier customer service.

With a repertoire of more than 40,000 homes, the Landon team offers an unmatched wealth of talent, expertise, and enthusiasm. John Landon brings those same standards of excellence to the company that bears his name today.

Locally owned. Nationally renowned. A Landon home is truly the home that fits your lifestyle.


The personal touch. It distinguishes everything we do at Huntington Homes.

It’s the personal touch of your professional builder who works with you every step of the way, from the beginning of planning your new home’s construction until you move into your new home. It’s the personal touch of the decorator who assists you in making the decisions on the paint, brick, tile, cabinets, carpet and wallpaper that will help make your home uniquely yours. It’s the personal touch of the landscaper, who meets with you to help define on the exterior environment, so the outside of your home is as much a reflection of you as the inside.

It’s personal touches like these that let you create a truly custom look and feel for your new home. And it’s that personal touch that so many of our customers comment upon.

When we started Huntington Homes back in 1991, we built it on a strong foundation, a foundation of personal service and attention to detail. It’s a foundation that has continued to allow us to provide a level of service to our customers—both before and after the home sale—that cannot be matched.

Referrals from past customers are an important part of our success story. In fact, a significant number of our homeowners are repeat buyers, in part, because of the unrivaled service we offer to our customers. Our best source for new business continues to be referrals from realtors and homeowners who have worked with us in the past. All of which is a testament to the attention we pay to our customers, before, during and after the construction of their new home.

The details are important. They’re important to you. And they’re just as important to us. Paying attention to the details allows us to deliver on our promise of unrivaled service, a promise we make to all of our customers.


Our mission at M. Christopher and Company is to work closely with homeowners, Realtors, and Architects to enhance the value of your home by creating one-of-a-kind living spaces that are revered for their fine workmanship, beauty, functionality and comfort.

We understand the desires of our customers – accurate proposals, clean job sites, and impeccable results – which allows us to complete new construction and remodel projects to the highest standards, while maintaining a positive experience for the homeowner throughout the process.  Our team of professionals is dedicated to transforming your dreams into reality. See for yourself why M. Christopher and Company is considered one of DFW’s preeminent residential new construction and remodeling companies.


For over 25 years Mercedes Homes has been building quality new homes. With homes for sale inTexas,Floridaand theCarolinas, Mercedes Homes continues to produce homes of outstanding quality and innovative design. As one of the premier new home builders in the country, we take pride in offering the latest new home designs to provide the best new home construction options for our customers.

Mercedes Homes is known for designing homes that are the epitome of innovation. Our efficient and comfortable new homes are the right size to fit any lifestyle or budget. From luxury new homes on large lots, to affordable quality new town homes – there are new home options for everyone.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, or you need more rooms for a growing family, Mercedes Homes has a home for sale that is right for you. We put a lot of effort into providing homes with flexible space, efficient options, and beautiful details. Whatever your needs or budget, we have a home for sale that is perfect for you. We specialize in new communities and affordable quality new homes inFlorida,TexasandNorth CarolinaandSouth Carolinafor people who are in the market for the new home of their dreams.


We’ve been building quality homes inTexasfor over 25 years. First Texas Homes was founded out of more than 45 years of family experience in residential construction and land development across three states. Our vast understanding of new-home construction, and customer expectations have helped to make us the award-winning builder we are today.

We demand quality from the ground up. At First Texas Homes, we begin each project with a custom, engineered foundation, designed according to job-specific soil conditions; and we custom build each detail of every home to exacting standards. You’ll find well respected brands throughout our homes: from Maytag appliances, Delta plumbing fixtures, and Mohawk flooring, on the inside, to Acme & Boral brick, and James Hardie siding products on the outside. With names like that around the house, quality is not only a promise – it’s a guarantee!

We’ve long been known for outstanding home designs. We have created each of our plans with you in mind: Remembering that form and function must work closely together. Enjoying and showing off the spectacular architectural details which may include raised and vaulted ceilings, bold fireplaces, art niches, dramatic staircases, and covered porches or patios, are all part of why you’ll be proud to own a First Texas Home.

First Texas Homes has successfully combined custom home-building practices with volume builder pricing. First Texas Homes offers standard features, which are usually reserved for only the most exclusive homes. Standard features you will enjoy as the proud owner of any First Texas Home include custom-built cabinets with 42” kitchen uppers, detailed architectural design, and a luxurious finish-out with extensive trim detail featuring crown molding, chair-rail & plaque molding, and oversized baseboards. Quality hardwood or ceramic tile entry flooring, along with custom tiled tub/shower surrounds in ALL bathrooms, are also included in all homes. In some communities, you’ll see additional standard features including iron stair railing, stainless appliances, exterior rock detail, and even solid slab granite countertops. Regardless of price Range, First Texas Homes is sure to offer more standard features, and the best overall value for your hard-earned dollar!


For over 20 years, Ashton Woods has been known for designing versatile, energy-efficient homes close to jobs, shopping and transportation corridors. Ashton Woods effectively balances healthy-home features with energy efficiency in their Power House Green homes – which can save homeowners as much as 45% per year on utility bills.

Headquartered inAtlantaGeorgia, Ashton Woods Homes is an affiliate of the Great Gulf Group; a fully-integrated collection of companies that spans the entire real estate spectrum inNorth America- from land acquisition and development to the design and construction of master planned communities.


The first thing a David Weekley Team Member learns is that this isn’t really about building homes. It’s about people. Always has been. Always will be. And not just the people who purchase our homes. It’s also about fellow Team Members. Sometimes it’s about people a world away who’ve never seen a David Weekley home.

For us, it isn’t the smell of sawdust or money that gets us out of bed every morning. It’s knowing that each new day brings another opportunity to Enhance People’s Lives. It’s a philosophy that permeates everything we do.

When your focus is on making a difference, the rest just seems to fall into place. We’ve become America’s third largest privately-held Home Builder not because of our expertise with a nail gun, but because of our willingness to listen. Innovative Design, incomparable Choice and inspired Service- we often get the credit for them, but these ideas all came from our Homeowners.


Of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality. Of family traditions passed on to new generations. Of a business that would grow by making customers’ dreams a reality.

That philosophy of creating value every step of the way was the Company’s signature focus when Horton unveiled his first neighborhood in theDallas/Ft. Worth area over three decades ago. As the Company grew from a local homebuilder, to a regional homebuilder, to ultimately the largest homebuilder in theUnited States, that philosophy has never wavered.

Today, D.R. Horton continues to demonstrate its leadership in residential development through design innovation, superior craftsmanship, and responsiveness to the needs of its customers.  The simple vision that began over 30 years ago represents years of value and security when you chooseAmerica’s Builder to make your dreams come true.



PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) based inBloomfield Hills,Mich., isAmerica’s premier home building company with operations in 60 markets and 28 states. The Company has an unmatched capacity to meet the needs of all buyer segments through its brand portfolio that includes Pulte Homes, Centex Homes and Del Webb.

Pulte has several other names that they build under, which includes;

Centex:   Centex is a lower end builder that focuses on first time home buyers. First-time homebuyers get the very most for their money with a Centex home. From thoughtful floor plans to inviting neighborhoods, Centex gives first-time buyers just what they’re looking for in a place to call home. And Centex caters to those who are new to the process by answering every question along the way. For first-time homebuyers, Centex truly is a better way to a better home

Del Webb:  Del Web is focused on the active adult community or retires.  Aan active adult community filled with life, energy and people who share the same interests. Every morning is a clean slate to fill with activities, friends, life-long learning, volunteering or just trying new things. It’s time to reinvent and celebrate the next part of your life. Welcome to our vibrant Del Webb communities.

Our goal is to help you every step of the way in selecting your new home in North Texas