flexiblefullpage - default
Currently Reading

Builder Rankings by Revenue: 2021 Housing Giants List

billboard - default
Housing Giants

Builder Rankings by Revenue: 2021 Housing Giants List

Pro Builder's annual Housing Giants list provides a snapshot in time of builders’ perceived opportunities and challenges. This year proved exceptional, with unprecedented challenges stemming from the pandemic

By Pro Builder staff July 13, 2021
Biggest U.S. Builders: 2021 Pro Builder Housing Giants list
This article first appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Pro Builder.

The start of 2020 for new-home building looked optimistic, with permits at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million in January—the highest since 2006—and home sales and construction spending up. It seemed home building had finally recovered from the Great Recession. But it wasn't long before everything was turned on its head. By Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control had warned that the U.S. was heading toward pandemic status with COVID-19. By March 13, President Trump has declared COVID-19 a national emergency. And the rest, as they say, is history.

It's history, but the pandemic forced rapid changes that will linger from the present well into the future, creating a new normal from which no industry is completely exempt. And housing is certainly no exception.

While housing fared somewhat better than many other industries, largely because many states and municipalities deemed construction activity to be “essential," with COVID safety measures put in place so some measure of work could continue, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted construction, made it difficult for many households to pay for shelter, and seriously hurt the housing sector overall.

Home builders large and small had to adapt to survive, finding new ways of working and innovating to continue doing business. 

Each Housing Giants Report is a unique snapshot that reflects the perspective of that particular time, and so it is for 2021.

The Biggest Builders in the U.S. by Revenue: 2021 Housing Giants

Scroll down to see the ranked list of 2021's Housing Giants and take a deeper dive into the unique challenges of the past year and how home builders tackled them—and continue to grapple with them—in Pro Builder's 2021 Housing Giants Report:

New and old challenges confronted the housing industry in 2020, and it may never be the same.

You still need a checkbook, but for home builders finding and acquiring land also requires planning, perseverance, and thinking outside the box.

Never before have home builders had to navigate a market where houses are pre-selling fast while the cost of so many resources is rising and so many supplies are constrained at the same time.


leaderboard2 - default
Rank Previous Rank Company 2020 Housing Revenue $ 2020 Closings/Units
1 2 D.R. Horton $21,494,900,000 71,592
2 1 Lennar $20,840,159,000 52,925
3 3 PulteGroup $10,579,896,000 24,624
4 4 NVR $7,328,889,000 19,766
5 5 Toll Brothers $6,937,357,000 8,496
6 6 Taylor Morrison $5,863,652,000 12,524
7 8 Clayton Properties Group $5,251,538,246 56,253
8 9 Meritage Homes $4,438,000,000 11,834
9 7 KB Home $4,150,793,000 10,672
10 10 M.D.C. Holdings $3,765,378,590 8,158
11 11 Tri Pointe Homes $3,232,836,228 5,123
12 12 Century Communities $3,027,167,121 9,453
13 14 M/I Homes $2,939,962,491 7,709
14 13 Hovnanian Enterprises $2,684,630,235 6,414
15 16 David Weekley Homes $2,503,939,107 5,560
16 18 LGI Homes $2,367,929,000 9,339
17 17 Beazer Homes $2,127,077,000 5,492
18 20 Ashton Woods $1,930,808,237 5,705
19 15 Shea Homes $1,899,383,000 2,979
20 22 Mattamy Homes US Group $1,506,022,896 4,228
21 19 Embrey $1,463,558,354 5,828
22 21 Highland Homes $1,398,247,055 3,361
23 23 Perry Homes $1,364,150,000 3,261
24 29 Stanley Martin Homes $1,352,624,000 3,285
25 26 CBG Building Co. $1,258,016,028 5,226
26 28 GL Homes $1,246,391,000 1,912
27 35 Dream Finders Homes $1,133,806,607 3,154
28 25 Drees Homes $1,089,325,649 2,094
29 24 Brookfield Residential Properties $1,087,749,000 1,929
30 34 Green Brick Partners $1,086,644,000 2,665
31 27 Woodside Homes $1,067,889,000 2,465
32 31 Gehan Homes $1,020,000,000 3,053
33 30 DRB Group $961,661,000 2,877
34 32 McGuyer Homebuilders (MHI) $928,000,000 2,082
35 36 Fischer Homes $828,188,213 2,336
36 45 CBH Homes $647,486,705 2,016
37 39 Ivory Homes $620,256,784 1,323
38 37 The Villages of Lake Sumter $595,966,705 2,346
39 33 The New Home Company $580,681,000 911
40 46 Chesmar Homes $572,400,000 1,692
41 40 First Texas Homes $560,641,900 1,273
42 60 Schell Brothers $555,853,528 824
43 41 Bloomfield Homes $546,313,000 1,567
44 44 Minto Communities USA $510,075,000 1,217
45 47 True Homes $508,836,774 1,916
46 63 CastleRock Communities $494,037,215 1,628
47 NR Eastwood Homes $491,500,000 1,525
48 NR Legend Homes $484,946,595 1,831
49 77 Stock Development $479,349,284 582
50 53 Smith Douglas Homes $478,804,843 1,876

Related Stories

Housing Giants

The 2024 Housing Giants Survey Is Now Open!

Complete the 2024 Housing Giants Survey to see if your company makes the cut in Pro Builder's rankings of the largest home building companies in the country

Housing Giants

Builder Rankings by Revenue: 2023 Housing Giants List

Pro Builder's annual Housing Giants rankings list provides a snapshot in time of builders’ perceived opportunities and challenges. These are the top 240 home builders in the nation, ranked by revenue

Housing Giants

Holding Back the Headwinds

Stormy market conditions strained the nation’s largest home builders in 2022, and they’re bracing for more uncertainty

boombox1 -
native1 - default
halfpage2 -

More in Category

Delaware-based Schell Brothers, our 2023 Builder of the Year, brings a refreshing approach to delivering homes and measuring success with an overriding mission of happiness

NAHB Chairman's Message: In a challenging business environment for home builders, and with higher housing costs for families, the National Association of Home Builders is working to help home builders better meet the nation's housing needs

Sure there are challenges, but overall, Pro Builder's annual Housing Forecast Survey finds home builders are optimistic about the coming year

native2 - default
halfpage1 -

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.

Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.