Top 50 Builders to Work For / 2004

Whoever said charity begins at home was one-upped last October 3 when millions of Americans watched crews from Shea Homes donate thousands of dollars in time, resources and labor to build a new house for the Garay family of Los Angeles on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. When HomeAid America and ABC offered Shea CEO Bert Selva the opportunity, he says he "couldn't say no" to helping this n...

By Bob Sperber | March 31, 2005

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Employee Breakdown
Rank
Company Name (City, State)
Total Revenue 2003 (millions $)
Years in Business
CEO/Owner
# of Employees 2003
% Female
% Minorities
% < 35 yrs
% > 55 yrs
Average Employment (years)
Stock Options
Job Sharing
Quarterly Bonuses
401K
Telecommuting
Flex Work Hours
Tuition Reimbursement
Domestic Partnership
Profit Sharing
Web Address
1
Pulte Homes Corporation (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
9,049.0
52
Bill Pulte/ Richard Dugas
11,407
36%
22%
47%
12%
3.15
X
X
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
2
Shea Homes (Livermore, CA)
400.0
121
Layne Marceau
156
40%
40%
40%
30%
2.00
 
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
3
Gulfstream Homes (Naples, FL)
34.0
6
Michael Peel/ Steve Peel
35
50%
5%
60%
1%
2.50
X
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
4
Winchester Homes (Bethesda, MD)
370.0
25
Larry Burrows
344
30%
23.5%
29%
13%
4.50
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5
Ideal Homes of Norman L.P. (Norman, OK)
44.5
15
Gene McKown, Vernon McKown, Todd Booze
125
48%
15%
40%
14%
4.00
 
 
X
X
 
 
X
X
X
www.ideal-homes.com
6
Mercedes Homes, Inc (Melbourne, FL)
770.0
20
Keith Buescher
1,396
36%
32%
43%
11%
2.70
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
7
Robert Harris Homes (Marietta, GA)
56.0
10
Robert Harris
70
39%
7%
48%
9%
1.20
 
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
www.robertharrishomes.com
8
Standard Pacific Corp. (Irvine, CA)
2,340.0
38
Stephen J. Scarborough
1,700
44%
20%
35%
15%
3.00
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
9
John Laing Homes (Newport Beach, CA)
745.0
156
Larry Webb
595
42%
19%
32%
9%
3.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
 
www.johnlainghomes.com
10
Northland Residential Corporation (Burlington, MA)
23.5
9
Frank Stewart
21
50%
50%
2%
3%
5.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
11
David Weekley Homes (Houston, TX)
949.0
27
David Weekley
1,046
43%
19.5%
38%
10%
4.19
 
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
12
Choice Homes (Arlington, TX)
540.8
17
Stephen T. Wall
485
39%
15%
32%
11%
2.90
 
 
X
X
X
 
X
 
X
www.choicehomes.com
13
Genesis Designer Homes (Savannah, GA)
25.0
4
Rick Fitzer
43
46%
10%
56%
8%
2.00
 
X
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
14
Imperial Homes (Houston, TX)
60.2
14
Terrence Hartzell
58
43%
20%
48%
20%
3.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
15
John Cannon Homes, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)
70.0
17
John Cannon
64
50%
2%
28%
4%
3.20
 
X
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
16
Joseph Douglas Homes (Brookfield, WI)
N/A
5
Joe Orendorf/ Deron Butler
18
40%
6%
6%
12%
3.50
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
17
William Ryan Homes/Ryan Building Group (Schaumburg, IL)
N/A
13
William Ryan
150
67%
5%
36%
21%
3.00
X
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
 
www.ryanbldgrp.com
18
VB Contractors, Inc. (Virginia Beach, VA)
3.1
16
Christopher Ettel
10
20%
20%
20%
20%
8.00
 
 
 
 
 
X
X
X
X
19
Fieldstone Communities, Inc (Newport Beach, CA)
316.2
15
Frank Foster
227
50%
14%
33%
15%
5.50
 
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
20
The Emmer Group (Gainesville, FL)
17.7
50
Lori McGriff/Phil Emmer
63
51%
22%
22%
10%
4.30
 
 
 
X
 
 
X
X
X
21
Tripp Trademark Homes (Lutz, FL)
21.0
4
H. Douglas Tripp
14
28.5%
0%
14%
14%
2.30
 
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
 
22
D. R. Horton, Inc. (Arlington, TX)
8,700.0
26
Don Tomnitz
7,277
47%
16.5
40%
9.5%
2.50
X
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
23
Danielian Associates (Irvine, CA) 1
6.3
36
Art Danielian
57
26%
26%
37%
17%
N/A
X
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
X
24
Lakeside Development Co. (Mequon, WI)
N/A
18
Scott Humber/Thomas Zabjek
16
12%
0%
24%
11%
7.00
 
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
X
www.lakesidedevelopement.com
25
Wonderland Homes, Inc. (Lafayette, CO)
N/A
35
Cynthia G. Edwards, Steve Doane, Ted Stringer, Fred Wesley, Robert Savage
30
33%
3%
16%
6%
5.00
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
26
Wilshire Homes of TX, Ltd (Austin, TX)
100.8
12
James Edward Horne
136
49%
17%
46%
15%
3.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
27
Simonini Builders, Inc (Charlotte, NC)
60.0
10
Alan C. Simonini/Ray Killian, Jr.
74
27%
1%
35%
9%
3.80
 
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
X
www.simonini.com
28
John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods (Atlanta, GA)
606.0
34
Terry Russell
725
40%
60%
46%
9%
4.60
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
29
Brady Homes (Bloomington, IL)
20.0
35
Ed Brady
30
30%
10%
20%
10%
5.00
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
30
Ernest Homes, LLC (Richmond Hill, VA)
20.0
17
Beth Williams
30
60%
0%
50%
10%
5.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
31
Capital Pacific Holdings, Inc (Newport Beach, CA)
372.9
29
Hadi Makarechian
274
47%
12%
39%
7%
2.60
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
32
Grayson Homes, LLC (Ellicott City, MD)
57.0
28
Floyd F. Grayson
59
49%
11%
19%
7%
4.1
 
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
X
33
Woodmeister Corp. (Worcester, MA)
18.8
24.5
Theodore B. Goodnow
106
16%
0%
30%
21%
6.40
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
34
TK Constructors, Inc. (Muncie, IN)
73.0
14
Mark Thurston
140
30%
0%
25%
10%
4.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
35
Tomac Corp. (Midlothian, VA)
47.0
29.5
Thomas Cauble
39
31%
1%
21%
23%
8.00
 
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
X
www.thomachomes.com
36
Wayne Homes (Uniontown, OH)
100.0
30
David E. Logsdon
331
39%
61%
49.5%
5.14%
2.50
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
37
Westminster Abbey Homes, LLC (Bingham Farms, MI)
33.9
6
Stephen J. Taglione
56
32%
9%
45%
9%
3.40
 
X
X
X
 
 
 
 
X
www.westminsterabbeyhomes.com
38
Hubert Whitlock Builders (Charlotte, NC)
7.6
47
Scott M. Whitlock
20
20%
5%
33%
11%
7.02
 
 
 
X
 
 
X
 
X
39
Charter Homes (Lancaster, PA)
59.0
14
Robert Bowman
59
33%
0%
40%
2%
2.00
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
X
40
History Maker Homes (Fort Worth, TX)
58.8
55
Bryan Mitchell
80
40%
10%
50%
5%
4.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
X
41
KB Home (Los Angeles, CA)
5,800.0
47
Bruce Karatz
5,000
46%
23%
45%
11%
3.00
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
42
JBZ Architecture + Planning (Newport Beach, CA) 1
7.8
10
Donald P. Jacobs, AIA
62
42%
45%
60%
2%
2.50
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
43
American Heritage Homes (Lancaster, OH)
23.0
9
Gary Libertini
51
37.25%
0%
43.4%
1.96%
3.00
 
X
X
 
 
X
X
 
 
44
K. Hovnanian Companies (Red Bank, NJ)
3,201.9
44
Ara Hovnanian
2,911
47%
N/A
22%
20%
4.00
X
 
X
X
X
X
X
 
X
45
JG Development, Inc. (Blue Mounds, WI)
1.8
14
Jeff Grundahl
9
22%
0%
23%
0%
11.00
 
 
 
X
 
X
X
 
X
46
Grand Homes (Dallas, TX)
241.0
18
Stephen H. Brooks
292
45%
6.8%
45%
10%
2.18
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
X
47
Kensington Homes, Inc. (Naperville, IL)
38.0
11
Steve Pjesky
40
50%
10%
85%
10%
4.00
 
 
X
X
 
X
X
 
 
48
Patco Construction, Inc. (Sanford, ME)
18.0
15
Greg, Mark, & Michael Patterson
43
25%
N/A
49%
12%
2.90
 
 
X
X
 
 
X
 
X
49
Engle Homes Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
153.0
7
Tony Mon
130
40%
10%
50%
10%
2.90
 
 
X
X
 
X
 
 
 
www.englehomes.com
50
Holiday Builders (Melbourne, FL)
336.3
21
Richard Hawkes
284
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
4.00
X
 
X
 
 
 
X
 
X

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