The top 10 builders in the top 50 markets across the country.

By The Meyers Group

Last year was a good year for builders in the country's top 50 metropolitan areas.

Methodology

The following ground rules were established in compiling the 2001 list of local leaders:

  • The top 50 markets were determined using the number of single-family permits issued during 2001 by metropolitan statistical area (MSA)/primary MSA (PMSA), not by consolidated MSA (CMSA), as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. For example, the Dallas PMSA ranked fifth and the Fort Worth PMSA ranked 19th--the Dallas/Fort Worth CMSA (the two areas combined) was not used.
  • Sales figures equal the number of closed units sold during the year.
  • Mergers and acquisitions include sales of both companies for the entire year if the deal closed sometime during 2001.

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Local Leaders #29-50 Index
29) San Antonio 40) Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria, Ohio
30) Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C. 41) Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Fla.
31) Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif. 42) Greenville/ Spartanburg/Anderson, S.C.
32) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 43) Memphis, Tenn./Ark./Miss.
33) Cincinnati 44) Orange County, Calif.
34) West Palm Beach/Boca Raton, Fla. 45) Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland, Mich.
35) Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah 46) Austin/San Marcos, Texas
36) Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. 47) Oakland, Calif.
37) Hampton Roads, Va./N.C. 48) Louisville, Ky./Ind.
38) Miami 49) Tucson, Ariz.
39) Richmond/Petersburg, Va. 50) Monmouth/Ocean, N.J.

29) San Antonio

Total Permits: 8,631

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
KB Home Dave Matlock 2,848 33.0%
D.R. Horton/Continental Homes 1,076 12.5%
Pulte Homes 436 5.1%
Centex Homes Damon Lyles 411 4.8%
Ryland Homes Bob Solomon 395 4.6%
Gordon Hartman Homes Gordon Hartman 394 4.6%
Medallion Homes James Bastoni 307 3.6%
Japhet/Flair Homes

James Japhet, Louis Kirchofer

212 2.5%

The Fortress Group/ Wilshire Homes

Ed Horne 144 1.7%
David Weekley Homes 137 1.6%

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30) Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.

Total Permits: 8,535

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Shugart Enterprises Grover Shugart Jr. 298 3.5%
Westminster Homes 283 3.3%
John Kavanagh Co. B. John Kavanagh 255 3.0%
Portrait Homes 240 2.8%
Pierce Homes of Carolina Ned Pierce 226 2.6%
The New Fortis Corp. 198 2.3%
D.R. Horton/Arappco 188 2.2%
RE Carroll Construction 122 1.4%
Centex Homes 92 1.1%
Project Homestead Michael King 84 1.0%

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31) Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif.

Total Permits: 8,354

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share

Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co./Pardee Homes

Mike McGee 530 6.3%
KB Home Jay Moss 464 5.6%

Lennar Corp./Greystone Homes

412 4.9%

K. Hovnanian Enterprises/Forecast Homes

Frank Gankler/Nick Pappas 400 4.8%
D.R. Horton/Continental 310 3.7%
Beazer Homes USA Jerry Gates 270 3.2%
Centex Homes John Ochsner 256 3.1%
Shea Homes Les Thomas 240 2.9%
Western Pacific Housing 186 2.2%

M.D.C. Holdings/Richmond American Homes

185 2.2%

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32) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Total Permits: 8,276

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Arvida/JMB Partners George Casey 1,011 12.2%
Lennar Corp. 839 10.1%
Engle Homes Harry Engelstein 552 6.7%
G.L. Homes Rich Arkin 460 5.6%
WCI Communities Armando Goenega 426 5.1%
Minto Builders Michael Greenberg 346 4.2%
Westbrooke Communities Diana Ibarria 337 4.1%
Transeastern Homes Art Salcone 271 3.3%
Centex Homes Trent Bass 234 2.8%
Southern Homes Jerry Aguirre 229 2.8%

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33) Cincinnati

Total Permits: 7,913

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Drees Homes Terry Sievers 1,092 13.8%
Fischer Homes Robert Hawksley 923 11.7%
NVR/Ryan Homes 862 10.9%
Crossmann Communities Mike Hoffmaster 481 6.1%
Erpenbeck Co. Bill Erpenbeck 408 5.2%
M/I Homes Dennis Null 325 4.1%
Ryland Homes John Adams 291 3.7%
Dixon Builders Brian Byington 177 2.2%
J-II Homes Joseph W. Schwarz 152 1.9%
Zicka Walker Homes Dennis Walker 137 1.7%

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34) West Palm Beach/Boca Raton, Fla.

Total Permits: 7,744

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Pulte Homes/DiVosta Homes 993 12.8%
Centex Homes Trent Bass 616 8.0%
G.L. Homes Marcie DePlaza 578 7.5%
Lennar Corp. 513 6.6%
D.R. Horton/Continental 477 6.2%
Westbrooke Communities James Carr 472 6.1%
Minto Builders Michael Greenberg 433 5.6%
Ansca Homes Charles Scardina 330 4.3%
Centerline Homes Craig Perry 253 3.3%
Brighton Homes 222 2.9%

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35) Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah

Total Permits: 7,138

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Ivory Homes Clark Ivory 528 7.4%
Salisbury Homes Rick M. Salisbury 411 5.8%
Woodside Homes Chip Nelson 290 4.1%
Hamlet Homes John Aldous 250 3.5%
Reliance Homes Dennis Berrett, Vaughn Wilson 221 3.1%
D.R. Horton 205 2.9%
John Laing Homes 194 2.7%
Holmes Homes 192 2.7%
McArthur Homes

Dave, Steve, and Ron McArthur

181 2.5%
Perry Homes Ken Dyer 172 2.4%

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36) Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.

Total Permits: 7,015

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Lennar Corp./U.S. Home 527 7.5%
Centex Homes Mike Belmont 319 4.5%
Lee Wetherington Homes Lee Wetherington 190 2.7%
Bruce Williams Homes (tie) Britton H. Williams 164 2.3%
Pulte Homes (tie) 164 2.3%
Homes by Towne Joe Zilber 162 2.3%
Ryland Homes Bill Wright 161 2.3%
Kimball Hill Homes Jon Morris 149 2.1%
WCI Communities Charlie Brasington 140 2.0%
Westfield Homes Robert Siuda 137 2.0%

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37) Hampton Roads, Va./N.C.

Total Permits: 6,957

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Terry-Peterson Residential Tuck Bowie 375 5.4%
Napolitano Homes John C. Napolitano 219 3.1%
Affordable Homes John Harris 216 3.1%
Ainslie/Widener & Boyce (tie) 181 2.6%
Franciscus Co. (tie) Frank Spadea 181 2.6%
Chesapeake Homes John Barnes 166 2.4%
Towne Development 137 2.0%
Centex Homes Dave Murray 129 1.9%
Pace Construction Richard Duncan 114 1.6%
Hearndon Construction 109 1.6%

Source: Residential Databank, 757-671-1303

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38) Miami

Total Permits: 6,828

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Lennar Corp. 747 10.9%
Century Builders Group Luis Rabell 624 9.1%
Caribe Homes 443 6.5%

Brookfield Developers Florida/Coscan Homes

Al Piazza 420 6.2%
CB Communities 262 3.8%
Precious Homes Victor Seijas 221 3.2%
Lucky Start 186 2.7%
Shoma Homes Masoud Shokaee 184 2.7%
Showcase Homes 149 2.2%
Poinciana Development Co. 139 2.0%

39) Richmond/Petersburg, Va.

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Total Permits: 6,519

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
NVR/Ryan Homes 346 5.3%
Keystone Builders 213 3.3%
Eagle Construction of Virginia Bud Olhy 201 3.1%
Parker Lancaster & Orleans Homes Jeffery Orleans 166 2.5%
Centex Homes Keith Wood 151 2.3%
D.R. Horton/Torrey Dobson Homes 134 2.1%
TOMAC Homes Tom Cauble 120 1.8%

Boone, Boone, Loeb & Pettit

Len Boone 113 1.7%
Prospect Homes Joseph R. Audi 84 1.3%
LifeStyle Builders and Developers Lloyd Poe 65 1.0%

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40) Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria, Ohio

Total Permits: 6,463

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Pulte Homes 300 4.6%
NVR/NVHomes/Ryan Homes 188 2.9%
Gross Builders Harley Gross 184 2.8%
Unmistakably Premier Homes Stephen Kovack 183 2.8%
Whitlatch & Co. William Whitlatch 172 2.7%
Wagler Homes Phil Wagler 164 2.5%
Snavely Development Corp. Brian Nichols 118 1.8%
Centex Homes/Wayne Homes 112 1.7%
Ameri-Con Sandy Krulak 109 1.7%
Efficient Homes Elson Hershberger 108 1.7%

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41) Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Fla.

Total Permits: 6,354

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Lennar Corp./U.S. Home 1,264 19.9%
Pulte Homes 1,162 18.3%
WCI Communities Tim Oak/Art Friedman 767 12.1%
Beazer Homes Christin Cupp 431 6.8%
Engle Homes David Cobb 367 5.8%
Centex Homes Tim Ruemler 274 4.3%
Toll Brothers Ralph Reinert 229 3.6%

Lowder New Homes/Colonial Homes

Tony Persichilli 178 2.8%
Boykin Lodging Co. 92 1.4%
Wallace Home Communities

Debbie Wallace/Jim Wallace

89 1.4%

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42) Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson, S.C.

Total Permits: 6,079

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Seppala Homes

Martin Seppala, Nancy Seppala

275 4.5%
Ryland Homes Jon Hardy 253 4.2%
NVR/Ryan Homes 228 3.8%
D.R. Horton/Torrey Homes 212 3.5%
MDC Homes 165 2.7%
Poinsett Construction 131 2.2%
Centex Homes Brian Paul 129 2.1%
Lazarus/Shouse 82 1.3%
Pulte Homes 68 1.1%
Eastwood Construction 62 1.0%

Source: Market Opportunity Research Enterprises, 252-972-9772

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43) Memphis, Tenn./Ark./Miss.

Total Permits: 6,066

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Reeves-Williams Clay M. Lane 508 8.4%
Bowden Homes Jeff Sweeney 340 5.6%

Crossmann Communities/ Heartland Homes

Jason Fabrisio 216 3.6%
Matthews Brothers Builders Michael and Mark Matthews 197 3.2%
Lenox Homes/Bronze-Christian Chris Christian 141 2.3%
Summit Homes Jim Neal, Greg Bridgers 139 2.3%
Security Builders William P. Knox 103 1.7%
Faxon-Gillis W. Jerry Gillis 84 1.4%
Reid Homes Jim Reid 73 1.2%
Vintage Homes Charles Morgan Jr. 51 0.8%

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44) Orange County, Calif.

Total Permits: 6,061

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Standard Pacific Homes Steve Stowell 563 9.3%
Centex Homes Roland Osgood 463 7.6%
William Lyon Homes Tom Mitchell 458 7.6%
Brookfield Homes Jeff Prostor 440 7.3%
KB Home Bill Cardon 412 6.8%
Lennar Corp./U.S. Home 397 6.6%
Shea Homes Les Thomas 384 6.3%
California Pacific Homes 296 4.9%
John Laing Homes 272 4.5%
K. Hovnanian Enterprises Nick Pappas 231 3.8%

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45) Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland, Mich.

Total Permits: 6,046

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Eastbrook Homes Mick McGraw 235 3.9%
Holwerda Builders Gregory Holwerda 127 2.1%
Pulte Homes 112 1.9%
Bosgraaf Builders Mike Bosgraaf 98 1.6%
Sable Developing 55 0.9%
Justin Zylstra, Builder Justin Zylstra 52 0.9%
Roersma & Wurn Bill Roersma 49 0.8%
Deppe Homes Ron Krommendyk 48 0.8%
KBH Homes 46 0.8%
Marlink Builders Duane Marlink 43 0.7%

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46) Austin/San Marcos, Texas

Total Permits: 6,030

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
D.R. Horton/Milburn Homes 1,651 27.4%
KB Home Larry Oglesby 1,457 24.2%
Main Street Homes Dennis Sheedy 1,080 17.9%
Centex Homes Tom Lynch 995 16.5%
Pulte Homes 745 12.4%
Lennar Corp. 511 8.5%

Clark Wilson Homes/Capital Pacific Homes

Clark Wilson 334 5.5%
Wilshire Homes Greg Stallard 313 5.2%
Ryland Homes Bob Solomon 293 4.9%
David Weekley Homes 272 4.5%

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47) Oakland, Calif.

Total Permits: 5,800

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
KB Home (tie) Robert Freed 353 6.1%
Seeno Homes/Legacy Homes (tie) Matt Bruno 353 6.1%
Pulte Homes Matt Koart 220 3.8%
Shea Homes John Shea 213 3.7%
Brookfield Homes John Ryan 181 3.1%
William Lyon Homes Doug Bauer 164 2.8%
Western Pacific Housing Ed Galigher 163 2.8%
Richmond American Homes Drew Kusnick 162 2.8%
Richland Development Paul Lam 154 2.7%
S & S Construction/Shapell Dan Hancock 151 2.6%

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48) Louisville, Ky./Ind.

Total Permits: 5,630

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Ball Homes Rocco Pigneri 241 4.3%
Dominion Homes Douglas G. Borror 207 3.7%
Allstate Builders Ray Haines 105 1.9%
Taylor Building Corp. of America Eric W. Taylor 99 1.8%
D.R. Horton/Mareli 97 1.7%
Monsour Builders David Monsour 92 1.6%
Gilmore Construction Gary Gilmore 89 1.6%
Cooper Farms Builders Don Cook, Roger Allen 64 1.1%
Olympia Homes Richard K. Johnsen 52 0.9%
FischerBrian Construction Fred A. Fischer 50 0.9%

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49) Tucson, Ariz.

Total Permits: 5,493

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
KB Home John Bremond 822 15.0%
Lennar Corp./U.S. Home Steve Craddock 579 10.5%
Pulte Homes 595 10.8%

M.D.C. Holdings/ Richmond American Homes

Rick Snodgrass 544 9.9%
Robson Communities Steve Robson 452 8.2%
New World Homes Terry Klinger 390 7.1%
Fairfield Homes 286 5.2%

Meritage Corp./Monterey Homes

Jeff Grobstein 279 5.1%
A.F. Sterling Peter Aronoff 257 4.7%
D.R. Horton 234 4.3%

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50) Monmouth/Ocean, N.J.

Total Permits: 5,320

Parent Company/Company Division President(s) Sales Mkt. Share
Calton Homes/Centex Homes Brad Little 387 7.3%
Beazer Homes USA Don Knutson 318 6.0%
K. Hovnanian Enterprises Barry McCarron 270 5.1%
D.R. Horton/SGS Communities 223 4.2%
NVHomes/Ryan Homes 174 3.3%
Lennar Corp./U.S. Home 152 2.9%
American Properties Allen Weingarten 151 2.8%
Continental Properties Erwin Fisch 136 2.6%
Roseland Properties Carl Goldberg 126 2.4%
The Kokes Organization Jan Kokes 116 2.2%

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