Trendmaker Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group family of premium regional home builders, has named Sean Ricks as president of its newest home building division in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Ricks brings 15 years of home building, real estate, and operations experience to the position and most recently served as associate general counsel at TRI Pointe Group. He played an integral role in the 2018 acquisition of Dunhill Homes and Nathan Carlisle Homes, now Trendmaker Homes Dallas-Fort Worth.

Sean Ricks, Trendmaker Homes DFW division president.
Sean Ricks, Trendmaker Homes DFW division president.

“Sean’s strong track record of success and immersion in TRI Pointe Group’s culture, strategy and operations made him an excellent choice for this leadership role, one that will help take the Dallas-Fort Worth division to a new level of growth and success,” said TRI Pointe Group CEO Doug Bauer. “We are optimistic about the long-term opportunity in this key market, especially with Sean leading the division toward accelerated growth.”

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area ranked in the top five nationally for population growth in 2017. In 2018, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area added approximately 116,400 jobs, representing a 3.17% annual growth rate. Additionally, a significant portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro population is in the 25-to-44 age cohort, a prime home-buying demographic.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Trendmaker Homes team and look forward to boosting the company’s performance in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro housing market,” said Ricks. “TRI Pointe Group’s strong resources and backing, our home builder division’s agility, and the market opportunity are a powerful formula for success.”

Ricks will manage the strategic expansion of Trendmaker Homes Dallas-Fort Worth Division, which had nearly 1,500 lots owned or controlled as of the end of 2018. He is focused on supporting and growing the division’s efforts in talent recruitment, innovative home designs, and land acquisitions for future communities.