Builder 100: The Big List

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Every year, prestigious trade journal BUILDER magazine ranks the country’s top homebuilders.  The 2016 list has just come out, and Kipp Flores is excited to share the lineup.  We are proud to be partners with a dozen of the Top 100 (including three of the top ten!).  Their success is as important to us as our own.  Congratulations to our clients.

The top four hold position, a new #5 is born of a merger, and nine companies make their first appearance.

BUILDER, a publication of Hanley Wood Media, today released its exclusive annual rankings of the top home building companies in the U.S., the 2016 BUILDER 100. Click here for the list.

This year’s BUILDER 100 depicts a home building business that is well into a multi-year recovery from the housing crash of 2007. The top four companies held their positions in 2015, but CalAtlantic Group, formed by the merger of Standard Pacific and Ryland Homes, slipped into the number-five spot. The list is populated by a wide range of companies, from affordable housing non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity (#16) to builders selling multimillion-dollar luxury mansions such as Toll Brothers. There are a couple dozen publicly traded production firms on the list, such as top-10 companies as Lennar, KB Home, and this year’s No. 1 builder, D.R. Horton.

But a few hard-working companies were able to jump onto the Builder 100 list for the first time this year from the Next 100 list, including HHHunt Corp. at Number 79, Highland Holdings at Number 81, and Goodall Homes & Communities at 92.

The Next 100, BUILDER’S list of home builders ranked from 101 to 200, was released on May 4.

The BUILDER 100 is based on a comprehensive survey of the home building companies themselves and is based on home closings, not housing starts or sales.

See below for a breakdown of the home builders that entered the Top 100 this year, along with their rankings last year:

2016 Rank           2015 Rank           Company

5                                 NA                           CalAtlantic

56                               NA                           Minto Communities Florida

79                               107                          HHHunt Corp.

81                               102                          Highland Holdings

92                               105                          Goodall Homes & Communities

94                               101                          Saratoga Homes

95                               112                          Royal Oaks Building Group

96                               128                          Traditions of America

97                               109                          Elliott Homes

Builder Magazine, 5/5/2016, Jennifer Goodman