Taylor Morrison ranks highest in trust among national home builders, according to Lifestory Research's recently released Most Trusted 2017 Home Builder Study. In its fifth year, the study tracks over 100 builder brands in 35 of the largest housing markets in the United States. Based on 31,764 new home shoppers in the United States, the study is concerned with examining how trust influences consumers' evaluations of home builder brands.

"We know from the opinions of new home shoppers that trust has a bottom line impact on the purchase decisions they make," says Lifestory Research president Eric Snider. "It is a distinction that Taylor Morrison has captured the trust of home shoppers in two consecutive years in the study. Trust is the new currency by which people evaluate brands. When a brand attains the trust of people, the brand stands apart from all others."

The company's top 20 most trusted home builders are:

1. Taylor Morrison2. Richmond American
3. K. Hovnanian
4. Toll Brothers
5. Shea Homes
6. Ashton Woods
7. William Lyon
8. David Weekley Homes
9. CalAtlantic Homes
10. TriPointe Homes
11. LGI Homes
12. Meritage Homes
13. M/I Homes
14. Century Communities
15. Lennar
16. Beazer Homes
17. D.R. Horton
18. Pulte Homes
19. Ryan Homes
20. KB Home