The top 10 residential builders of 2022 | Construction Dive

2022-06-16 13:19:20 By : Mr. Allen Zhang

Dallas, Texas-based D.R. Horton remains at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row with 81,981 homes closed last year.

Every year, Builder magazine ranks the top 100 single-family home builders in the U.S. based on closings — including single-family built-for-rent completions, an arena that the nation’s top builders have begun to move into. Some of these builders, including the top two , have also ramped up apartment development over the past two years. 

Here’s how the top 10 builders fared in the last year.

2021 revenue: $27.9 billion 2021 closings: 81,981 (including 359 build-to-rent homes) Regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, West

Company fact: As of 2022, D.R. Horton has held the top spot on the Builder 100 for 20 consecutive years. 

2021 revenue: $25.3 billion 2021 closings: 59,825 (including 1,505 condos and 1,457 build-to-rent homes) Regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, West

Company fact: Founded as F&R Builders in 1954, the name Lennar - adopted when the builder went public in 1971 - comes from the combined first names of then-co-owner Leonard Miller and co-founder Arnold Rosen. 

2021 revenue: $13.3 billion 2021 closings: 28,894 Regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, West

Company fact : Through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program, the 72-year-old builder has donated 64 mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans since 2013. 

2021 revenue: $8.7 billion 2021 closings: 21,540 Regions: Northeast, Midwest, South

Company fact : NVR is the parent company of Ryan Homes, NVHomes and Heritage Homes, as well as NVR Mortgage, which offers mortgage financing for NVR customers.

2021 revenue: $7.2 billion 2021 closings: 13,699 Regions: South, West

Company fact: Taylor Morrison is the largest U.S. home builder led by a woman. Sheryl Palmer has served as president and CEO since 2007 and as chairman since 2018. 

2021 revenue: $5.7 billion 2021 closings: 13,472 Regions: South, West

Company fact : KB Home has been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year by the EPA for 12 years in a row, and has built over 165,000 Energy Star certified homes.

2021 revenue: $5.0 billion 2021 closings: 12,801 Regions: South, West

Company fact : According to the company, Meritage Homes was the first home builder to build a “Full EPA Triple Certified Home” that is Energy Star, WaterSense and Indoor airPLUS certified.

2021 revenue: $3.7 billion 2021 closings: 10,967 Regions: Midwest, South, West

Company fact : Clayton Properties is the only private builder on the top 10 list. It encompasses 9 regional home building brands from across the country, including Arbor Homes, Mungo Homes, Highland Homes, Chafin Communities, Goodall Homes and Oakwood Homes.

2021 revenue: $4.2 billion 2021 closings: 10,805 Regions: Midwest, South, West

Company fact : All Century Communities homes are available for purchase online. The process includes virtual tours, contract signings and pre-qualifications for a mortgage. 

2021 revenue: $3.0 billion 2021 closings: 10,442 (including 1,515 build-to-rent homes) Regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, West

Company fact : In July 2021, LGI Homes announced its 50,000th home closing since the company’s founding in 2003. Over half of these closings occurred between 2018 and 2021.

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