Housing Giants



Features
May 04, 2016

In a home building landscape filled with obstacles and challenges, the Housing Giants strive to discover new avenues leading to increased growth

Swainson House at Serosun Farms

Serosun Farms near Hampshire, Ill., is a community zoned for farmland preservation and limited development. The plan calls for 114 lots amid at least 165 acres of farmland and additional acres for greenspace, woodlands, and community gardens. Above is Serosun's first model home dubbed the Swainson House (Photos: Jill Buckner).

Features
May 04, 2016

Access to locally-grown, organic food is emerging as the hottest tool for building communities. 

Illustration: Michael Kirkham

Features
May 04, 2016

Cookie-cutter streetscapes are giving way in master planned communities, and the Housing Giants that builder them are focusing on product diversity, quality of life, and neighborhoods.

New Rainier Vista micro community

Dwell Development spent more than five years building a 42-home sustainable micro community in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood

Features
May 04, 2016

Dwell Development enhances a Seattle infill master planned community with sustainable houses

Features

Tight margins, tough regulations, high costs. Sluggish wages, strict lending, student debt. Despite a litany of obstacles, Housing Giants large and small are reaching the market’s biggest buyer segment: first-timers.

Features
May 04, 2016

Professional Builder’s annual Housing Giants list, ranked by revenue, includes 252 of the nation’s largest builders.

2015 Builder of the Year: Neal Communities

Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.

Features
November 24, 2015

The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.

Homes in thriving neighborhood.
Features
May 18, 2015

Houses won't build wealth for you the way that stocks and bonds can. But houses are a good investment in other ways

Home builders' secret sauce cooking
Features
May 18, 2015

Open-source sharing of best practices can be your key to success

Jarod Blaney, COO of Stanley Martin Homes, Reston, Va.
Features
April 01, 2015

Stanley Martin's COO talks about the downturn and the company's challenges after merging with Piedmont Realty & Construction

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