Today we begin our rollout of home building’s most-anticipated rankings with the release of the Next 100, a listing of the top 101 to 200 U.S. home builders by closings. (Tomorrow we'll showcase the cream of the crop, the BUILDER 100.)

Builders had a slightly easier chance to move into the Next 100 list in 2014 than the year before--the threshold to entry was 110 closed units compared to 114 in 2013. Eighteen companies that were not on the Next 100 list in 2013 were able to land a coveted spot for 2014, 10 more than the year before. The newbies are listed here, ranked by closings:

Closings               Company Name and Location

248                         Greeneco Builders, Katy, Texas

239                         The Beechwood Organization, Jericho, N.Y.

227                         Van Daele Homes, Riverside, Calif.

193                         4 Corners Homes, Edmond, Okla.

189                         LC Homes, Wilmington, Del.

186                         Providence Homes, Jacksonville, Fla.

182                         Fieldstone Homes, Draper, Utah

182                         RS Parker Homes, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

162                         Shaddock Homes, Plano, Texas

159                         Mayberry Homes, East Lansing, Mich.

146                         Dorn Homes, Prescott, Ariz.

134                         Trumark Companies, Danville, Calif.

134                         Viera Builders, Viera, Fla.

129                         Newcastle Construction, Bessamer, Ala.

124                         Truland Homes, Spanish Fort, Ala.

121                         GHO Homes, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

117                         Palo Verde Homes, El Paso, Texas

113                         Cornerstone Communities, San Diego, Calif.

View the Next 100 on BUILDER by clicking here