Opportunity Awaits With the Top 100 Home Builders

Key Points About the Top 100 Home Builders:

  • The top 100 home builders in the country offer many fulfilling career opportunities in all levels of management.
  • Leverage the annual Builder 100 list of home builders to research prospective employers and to prepare for your next residential construction interview.
  • For additional information about what it is like to work with one of these builders, consider connecting with their employees on LinkedIn or connecting with a leading residential construction recruiter.

Interview Research About the Top Home Builders

There is something extraordinary about helping a customer build a new home, and being a part of it is very fulfilling.  If you are considering a new job in the homebuilding sector, you’re in for a treat.  The hardworking people that comprise the industry are what set it apart.  Below is a briefing of the top 100 home builders and some background on the companies within it.

home built by top 100 home buildersBuilder Online recently released its list of the top 100 homebuilders based on closings.   The list is beneficial to use as a guide and reference for when you do your next residential construction job search.  If you are new to the industry, utilize the Builder 100 to give you perspective on the size of the home builders that you come across in your research.

While the numbers will not tell you a ton about what it is like, the work at these companies, understanding their size, may help in creating some interesting questions as you prepare for an interview.

For more information about what it is like to work with one of these builders, consider connecting in with their employees on LinkedIn or connecting with a leading residential construction recruiter.  For more information about researching for a home builder job interview, please check out our post.

What Differentiates a Public and Private Home Builder?

Based on Builders’ data, 16 of the top 20 home builders, base on total closings, are public companies. Furthermore, 18 of the top 100 home builders are public.

Public Home Builders

A public home builder is a corporation whose ownership is distributed amongst general public shareholders via the free trade of shares of stock on exchanges or over-the-counter markets. Although a small percentage of shares are initially floated to the public, daily trading in the market determines the value of the entire company.  It is considered to be “public” since shareholders, who become equity owners of the company, are composed of anybody who purchases stock in the firm.

Private Home Builders

While public companies are always corporations, private companies can be corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. While private companies are usually smaller, that is not still the case.

How Will Autonomy and Structure Differ?

With private home builders, there tend to be fewer policies and fewer levels of management. Organization charts like this can mean faster decisions and less micromanagement, with less red tape. However, less structure isn’t always favorable, particularly for employees who prefer stability and clear-cut policies for almost every situation.

If you like the idea of picking up a project and seeing it through from start to finish, you’re more likely to have this opportunity in a private company. If you want to know that you have a team around you and won’t be asked to do more than you can handle, a public company may be a better option.

What is Career Advancement Like at the Top 100 Home Builders?

interior design by a top 100 home builderPublic home builders, which are usually larger and have more management positions than private firms, can generally offer faster promotions. They also tend to have more resources to help employees train and further their education while on the job.

If you work for a private company, you may have to wait for your manager to retire before you can become a manager yourself. In a public company, not only are there more managers above you, there are more opportunities in other departments.

How Do You Get an Interview With the Leading Home Builders?

There are many online job sites to browse openings with the top 100 home builders.  The best job boards and job search engines have easy-to-use search tools that are fast and allow you to search based on the type of home builder job you’re looking for, your location, and other criteria.

Leverage Job Search Engines

Some of the best job sites for searching for home builder jobs are traditional job boards, like Monster and CareerBuilder.  Others, like Indeed, allow you to explore the results and feeds of many job boards, company career sites, associations, and other sources of job postings. As of 2019, you can even search directly on Google to find job opportunities.

Some sites focus on certain types of positions or match you with employers. These sites are also worth incorporating into your job search because not all employers list their home builder jobs on every website even though it may seem that way.

Consider Reaching Out to Executive Search Firms?

At MatchBuilt, many of the home builder job opportunities we offer are confidential and exclusive to MatchBuilt.  In many cases, they cannot be found elsewhere, online or off.  Homebuilding job seekers can submit a resume, apply for full-time positions, and subscribe to job alerts to stay updated on brand-new opportunities.

We also offer job search and career advice on our residential construction jobs blog, a robust library of research into workplace trends, and tips.

Prepare Well for Your Initial Interviews

Many home builders will utilize behavioral questions when interviewing job candidates. Typical behavioral interview questions and answers for management positions require candidates to share examples of specific situations they’ve been in, where they had to use particular skills.  They are considered the most effective type of interviewing technique in nearly any type of organization.

The answers to these questions, you should provide valid and concrete evidence about how you, as a candidate, has dealt with these types of issues in the past.  Answering appropriately is a way to reduce interview blunders and to let your past work performance and experience prove what you’re capable of doing in the future for this potential employer.

We discuss behavioral interview questions in detail here.

The Top 100 Home Builders

2019 RANK
COMPANY
TOTAL CLOSINGS
GROSS REVENUE
RANK
1 D.R. Horton (p) 52,569 $15,728 1
2 Lennar Corp. (p) 48,856 $18,811 2
3 PulteGroup (p) 23,107 $9,818 3
4 NVR (p) 18,447 $7,004 4
5 KB Home (p) 11,317 $4,534 6
6 Taylor Morrison (p) 8,760 $4,115 7
7 Meritage Homes (p) 8,531 $3,475 8
8 Toll Brothers (p) 8,265 $7,143 9
9 Century Communities (p) 7,092 $2,260 16
10 LGI Homes (p) 6,512 $1,504 11
11 M.D.C. Holdings (p) 6,197 $2,982 12
12 M/I Homes (p) 5,778 $2,234 14
13 Beazer Homes (p) 5,767 $2,077 13
14 Hovnanian Enterprises (p) 5,758 $2,491 10
15 TRI Pointe Group (p) 5,071 $3,263 15
16 David Weekley Homes 4,687 $2,153 17
17 Habitat for Humanity International 4,334 $492 21
18 William Lyon Homes (p) 4,186 $2,082 19
19 Ashton Woods Homes 4,057 $1,600 20
20 Clayton Properties Group 3,999 $1,336 29
21 Shea Homes 3,839 $2,396 18
22 Mattamy Homes 3,313 $1,194 23
23 Highland Homes 3,074 $1,236 22
24 Perry Homes 2,615 $1,034 26
25 Dan Ryan Builders 2,217 $654 28
26 Brookfield Residential Properties 2,196 $1,336 31
27 The Related Group 2,125 $2,400 40
28 Woodside Homes 2,058 $890 25
29 Drees Homes 1,971 $936 30
30 Fischer Homes 1,901 $637 37
31 The Villages of Lake Sumter 1,866 $577 27
32 Mungo Homes 1,768 $510 33
33 MHI-McGuyer Homebuilders 1,721 $751 34
34 True Homes 1,559 $403 38
35 Stanley Martin Homes 1,482 $706 57
36 Dream Finders Homes 1,408 $530 48
37 CBH Homes 1,348 $371 53
38 Bloomfield Homes 1,346 $438 42
39 Chesmar Homes 1,343 $435 43
40 Smith Douglas Homes 1,307 $329 54
41 First Texas Homes 1,306 $535 47
42 Green Brick Partners (p) 1,287 $571 56
43 GL Homes 1,260 $821 45
44 The New Home Co. (p) 1,244 $806 41
45 Epcon Communities 1,236 $481 39
46 Long Lake Ltd. 1,172 $273 50
47 Edge Homes 1,159 $363 51
48 Neal Communities 1,148 $464 46
49 Ivory Homes 1,121 $498 60
50 Eastwood Homes 1,105 $320 44
51 View Homes 1,071 $304 52
52 Betenbough Homes 1,013 $192 61
53 Castlerock Communities 986 $287 58
54 Great Southern Homes 947 $200 68
55 Minto Communities 856 $402 99
56 McBride & Son, Cos. 848 $282 63
57 American West Homebuilding Group 814 $313 77
57 HistoryMaker Homes 814 $229 59
59 Highland Homes 813 $180 75
60 Saint Aubyn Homes 791 $298 67
61 Robson Communities 790 $339 80
62 American Legend Homes 767 $354 77
63 Milestone Community Builders 766 $223 65
64 Essex Homes Southeast 753 $251 72
65 Stylecraft Builders 745 $155 73
66 H&H Homes 726 $215 82
67 Ole South Properties 708 $179 64
68 Rocklyn Homes 693 $154 87
69 Allen Edwin Homes 692 $182 69
70 Westport Homes 686 $181 62
71 Fulton Homes 685 $245 66
72 HHHunt Corp. 680 $271 76
73 Ball Homes 675 $232 71
74 Lombardo Homes 661 $293 79
75 Saratoga Homes 658 $144 84
76 Van Metre Cos. 637 $436 86
77 John Houston Custom Homes 615 $221 81
78 Westin Homes 603 $244 74
79 Elite Properties of America 597 $286 89
80 Anglia Homes 592 $138 94
81 Homes by Westbay 554 $247 100
82 City Ventures 553 $385 85
83 Caviness and Cates Communities 541 $208 83
84 ICI Homes 532 $266 96
85 Trumark Cos. 526 $495 90
86 Signature Homes 505 $230 91
87 Bill Clark Homes 500 $151 91
88 Kerley Family Homes 497 $121 104
89 Garrett Walker Homes 496 $131 136
90 Knight Homes 478 $110 N/A
91 Carefree Homes 475 $98 97
92 Park Square Homes 467 $155 105
93 United Built Homes 458 $82 105
94 Home Creations 448 $100 98
95 Eastbrook Homes 437 $162 107
96 John Mourier Construction 436 $233 126
97 Grand Homes 435 $235 102
98 Pacesetter Homes 422 $114 93
99 William Ryan Homes 409 $153 110
100 Arthur Rutenberg Homes 405 $365 101
Source:  BuilderOnline
Note:  (p) indicates a public company

International Builder’s Show

New to the home building sector?  If so, here’s an inside look at the International Builder’s Show, the largest trade show in America, that is hosted each year by the NAHB.

 

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