Celebrating Excellence in Home Building
As the industry counts down the days to the announcement of the 2016 Builder 100 and Next 100, Builder Magazine is teasing the list with insights into the builders making headlines. Last year, we looked at Builder 100′s Top 25 Over Five Years. Here, we have compiled all of the teaser articles for your convenience — and stay tuned for the May issues of Builder and Big Builder to hit the newsstands.
From Boom to Bust and Beyond
Ten years later, the Builder team looks back at the Builder 100 and the Next 100 lists, tracking the drastic changes to the housing industry over the past 10 years.
Entry Level Makes a Comeback
After four consecutive years of decreases, entry-level home starts have risen 25% year over year. Starter homes are not dead!
The 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
With capital constraints looming, private homebuilders rarely make large gains in the Builder 100 list. This year was different.
The 10 Fastest-Growing Public Companies
The market was hot for smaller public builders in 2016. The highest sales increases went to comparatively small builders this year…
Who Left the List?
All news is not good news: some builders dropped off the list in 2016, and acquisitions definitely helped.
The Top 25 Private Companies
Some surprising year-over-year increases (and decreases!) including a 27% jump YoY by DSLD Homes of Denham Springs, LA.
The Next 100
The threshold for joining the Next 100 list grew this year – 120 closings were required for the number 200 spot. And yet, 15 new builders joined the list in 2016.
The Builder 100
Nine builders were able to join the Builder 100 list for the first time in 2016, some created by mergers, and some jumped up from the Next 100 by sheer numbers.
What Builder 100 Means
Combined, the top 200 builders generated $99.3 billion in revenue through 2015, including a 6% increase in closings and a 15% increase in revenues.
Click the image above for an interactive model. Courtesy: Metrostudy.
Six Firms that Climbed the List
Read the success stories of six builders that surpassed expectations to deliver incredible growth in 2015. These companies span the country and the market. Some are large and some are smal, but all delivered this year.
The Bozzuto Group Hones in On Young Buyers
Trumark Cos.’ Strategic Land Acquisitions Pay Off
A Focus on Profit Benefits HHHunt Corp.
Edge Homes’ Good Reputation Spurs Growth
No Shortage of Labor for Dallas’ Bloomfield Homes
Taylor Morrison Finds Success with Active Adults
Meet the Fastest-Growing Private Builder in the Country
Wade Jurney Homes shook things up in 2015 with a focus on first-time homebuyers, and they brought their model homes directly to the consumer. It worked.
Introducing the Fastest-Growing Builder on the Next 100 List
Level Homes is an up-and-coming builder who joined the Next 100 list for the first time in 2014. Since then, a focus on expansion to new communities in new markets has driven the company to this enviable position.
The Constellation Team congratulates all builders named to the 2016 Builder 100 & the Next 100. As the housing market continues to march forward into the black, we are thrilled to see builders innovating to stand out from the competition.
Each homebuilder is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to join or climb the list. Only with careful consideration of local markets, effective application of organizational strengths, and a commitment to operational excellence can builders hope to gain against their competitors. The Builder 100 list is not a snapshot of the market — it is a constant battle for market share.
ASK US: how we can help you outpace your competition next year.