Between 2014 and 2016, many private builders’ closing counts swelled by the hundreds as the nation’s economy and housing market continue to recover. Some have expanded on their 2015 growth, and two have more than doubled their yearly closing numbers.
Greensboro, N.C.-based Wade Jurney Homes sits at the top of our list with 158.35% growth, from 437 closings in 2014 to 1,129 in 2016. The builder has jumped more than 80 spots on the BUILDER 100 list in the last three years, from No. 129 in 2013 to No. 43 this year. It was also the fastest-growing private builder on a year over year basis between 2014 and 2015.
At 125.58%, Dream Finders Homes was the only other private builder to double its yearly closings in two years, moving from 434 in 2014 to 979 in 2016. Great Southern Homes came close at 95.85%, moving from 386 to 756 closings.
The two smallest builders on this list, The Jones Co. of Tennessee (No. 94) and Pacesetter Homes (No. 91), entered the BUILDER 100 for the first time this year. Pacesetter’s yearly closings grew by 74.24% between 2014 and 2016, and The Jones Co.’s grew by 57.40%. At No. 25, Mattamy Homes is the largest private builder on this list, with 57.95% growth over the past two years.