2018 Housing Giants Rankings of Home Building Companies

Professional Builder's 2018 Housing Giants Report lists the top U.S. home builders ranked by revenue

May 7, 2018
Pro Builder 2018 Housing Giants ranks home building companies by revenue

The 2018 Housing Giants list below can be sorted by clicking on the column name: Rank 2018, Rank 2017, Company, Closings/Units. Clicking on an individual company name will take you to a page with more information about the company, including what they build and where they build.

To see the rankings list in the May 2018 Pro Builder digimag, click here.

 

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The biggest news for 2017 in the home building industry was, undoubtedly, Lennar's purchase of Cal­Atlantic—the largest-ever merger involving the nation’s Housing Giants. The combined company will likely be the No.1 home builder in the U.S. in 2018 in both revenue and closings. With its $9.3 billion price tag (including debt), Lennar will shell out three times as much as Pulte did for Centex in that merger of Giants in 2009, but is undoubtedly counting on a better return than that transaction garnered. In addition to gaining a substantial and lucrative foothold in California’s thriving housing market, Lennar‘s deal will allow the company to pursue lower costs for labor and materials in all of its combined markets. 

There was plenty of other M&A activity in 2017, as well, as home builders of all sizes tried to increase their footprints without having to start from scratch in a new market. Read more ...

 

How Big Builders Are Staying Nimble

Hubris was rampant among builders during the last boom. As with previous recessions in every decade since 1968, many builders were the last to see the 2008 crash coming. Mike Storey, president of Neal Communities, in Sarasota, Fla., remembers it well. “We listened to analysts like Ivy call the last downturn,” he says, referring to Ivy Zelman of institutional investment research firm Zelman & Associates, “and we laughed at her because we were still raising prices by 30 grand.”

“Consumers, in a lot of ways, were smarter than we were,” Storey says. “They saw the housing downturn before the builders did and acted very quickly. They stopped buying homes, started walking away from contracts, but builders were in denial. Pay attention to the consumer. They are smarter than us.” Read more ...

 

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2018 Housing Giants Ranked List

 

Rank Previous Rank Company 2017 Housing Revenue $ 2017 Closings/Units
1 1 D.R. Horton
$14,040,013,709
47,135
3 3 PulteGroup
$8,323,983,887
21,052
2 2 Lennar
$11,035,299,000
29,394
6 5 NVR
$6,175,521,000
15,961
4 6 Toll Brothers
$6,657,817,755
8,163
8 8 Taylor Morrison
$3,800,000,000
8,032
11 10 Hovnanian Enterprises
$2,641,104,000
6,115
7 7 KB Home
$4,335,205,000
10,909
9 9 Meritage Homes
$3,186,775,000
7,709
12 12 M.D.C. Holdings
$2,498,697,000
5,541
15 15 Beazer Homes
$1,895,854,845
5,525
14 14 David Weekley Homes
$1,958,653,965
4,277
13 13 Shea Homes
$2,022,238,000
3,537
16 16 M/I Homes
$1,878,572,000
5,089
36 38 The Villages of Lake-Sumter
$539,775,597
2,052
22 19 Highland Homes
$1,172,212,473
2,893
19 18 Ashton Woods
$1,313,141,134
3,168
25 26 Drees Homes
$864,424,121
1,859
17 17 William Lyon Homes
$1,796,528,000
3,239
28 29 Perry Homes
$785,000,000
2,079
21 20 Brookfield Residential Properties
$1,174,301,000
1,768
31 31 CBG Building Co.
$690,479,381
3,240
30 30 McGuyer Homebuilders ("MHI")
$725,088,000
1,743
29 22 GL Homes
$757,928,000
1,209
90 56 Simpson Housing
$195,648,000
838
24 27 Woodside Homes
$870,383,000
2,151
43 45 First Texas Homes
$459,986,745
1,131
42 36 Habitat for Humanity International
$466,964,870
3,016
38 39 Stanley Martin Homes
$505,000,000
971
26 32 Mattamy Homes US Group
$831,025,950
2,601
37 40 Fischer Homes
$522,231,000
1,624
40 49 Epcon Communities
$480,064,552
1,354
33 34 Gehan Homes
$609,352,000
1,753
23 28 The New Home Company
$893,860,000
1,310
64 62 Stock Development
$261,223,110
225
18 21 Century Communities
$1,700,072,001
4,281
10 11 TRI Pointe Group
$2,732,299,369
4,697
20 24 LGI Homes
$1,280,000,000
5,845
49 50 Ivory Homes
$401,400,000
921
45 42 Neal Communities of Southwest Florida
$432,982,932
1,183
39 43 Mungo Homes
$481,938,877
1,752
35 41 DRB Group
$544,728,365
1,981
50 44 Albert D. Seeno Construction Co. / Discovery Builders
$401,261,700
602
123 229 The Community Builders
$116,973,320
333
60 81 Fulton Homes
$273,834,200
794
56 68 Van Metre Cos.
$317,742,170
532
72 99 American West Development
$243,270,981
630
66 80 McBride & Son Cos.
$257,257,382
842
74 66 SummerHill Housing Group
$232,000,000
267
59 77 Saint Aubyn Homes LLC
$292,000,000
784
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