The contention that the top 20 home builders will soon produce 75% of all new single-family homes is hard to fathom.
For the 105 large Giants, bottom-line improvement is linked closely with market strategies dependent on operational efficiencies only dreamed of a decade ago.
Among the 150 companies occupying the middle of the Giant 400 — those with housing revenue of $56 million to $145 million — are market leaders experiencing high levels of throughput and a good return on assets.
Already a large, well-established builder in the Chicago suburbs, Neumann Homes is hitting the big city.
This Foster City, Calif.-based multifamily builder shows the power of the apartment sector by landing at No. 56, completing 1,463 rental units in 2001 with a market value of $297.5 million.
Publicly traded Tarragon, based in New York City but concentrating its operations mostly in Florida, made one of the biggest moves on the Giants list, rocketing from No. 285 last year to 70.
The little things that make a home unique to its geographic location make Palmetto Traditional Homes of Columbia, S.C., stand out.
MoenStone granite composite kitchen sinks resist heat as high as 535 degrees, the company says, as well as scratching, chipping and staining.