• As the nation's 104th largest builder, Frontier Homes closed on 8 percent more homes in 2005 than 2004, generating a 52 percent jump in gross revenues to $308 million. In 2006, the company expects to close on roughly 1,000 homes.
  • An entry-level builder, the four-year-old firm has heavy operations in the high-desert region of Southern California, north of San Bernardino, Calif.
  • The builder enjoys an experienced senior management team, many of whom worked together at Forecast Homes before Hovnanian Enterprises purchased the firm in 2002.
  • Bottom Line Senior vice president of sales and marketing. Mike Dwight, says regardless of the softening across the country, California's affordability crisis puts the builder in a strategic position despite its exurban focus. Because home prices in the Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties mostly have maxed out, “the last bastions of affordability are in the desert markets,” he says. And with a product tailored to the working family's wallet, Dwight says the “classic formula of dollars for distance applies.”

    FRONTIER HOMES 3536 Concours St., Suite 320

    Ontario, CA 91764

    Phone: 909.354.8000

    Fax: 909.354.8040


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