D.R. Horton, America’s Builder, Leads the Homebuilding Market

D .R. Horton rightfully calls itself “America’s Builder” and is the largest homebuilder in the nation. In 2015, the company sold 30,455 homes throughout Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest and Western regions of the country.

The leader in homebuilding on a mass scale began with just a single community more than 35 years ago, when Chairman and Founder Donald R. Horton unveiled his first neighborhood in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas. D.R. Horton builds and sells primarily single family detachedhomes, and has delivered more homes to their customers than any other homebuilder for the past 13 years consecutively. D.R. Horton also operates a financial services branch, which provides mortgage financing to its homebuyers. Additionally, D.R. Horton Inc.’s stockholder’s equity is one of the highest of all public homebuilders, and at the end of 2015 totaled at $5.3 billion.

With numbers like that, it’s clear that 2015 will be another year in which D.R. Horton looks to dominate the market. Chairman Donald R. Horton said, “Our position as the largest and most geographically diverse homebuilder provides a strong platform for us to compete for new home sales, evidenced by year-over-year increases in the value of our net sales orders.”

D.R. Horton offers a diverse portfolio of homes available and sells under the names D.R. Horton, Express Homes, and Emerald Homes. Their price ranges vary greatly beginning at $100,000 to more than $1 million, but each home is built with an emphasis on lasting quality and value. The company prides itself on building homes that include livable floor plans, energy-efficient features and home warranties. D.R. Horton has come a long way since the company was founded in 1978, and today operates in 79 different markets across 27 U.S. states.

Currently D.R. Horton is planning to build a new 11,750 home development in Honolulu, Hawaii known as Ho’opili, where the company recently donated a public playground that current locals and future residents will be able to enjoy. Giving back, according to the folks at D.R. Horton Hawaii, is something the company feels responsible for.

“At D.R. Horton Hawaii, we are not only committed to building affordable and attainable homes, but we are also dedicated to making the overall community a better place,” D.R. Horton Vice President Cameron Nekota said.

Ho’opili has received support from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and an initial stamp of approval from the city Zoning and Planning Committee, in hopes that the project would provide construction jobs and help ease the city’s housing crisis.

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