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.
Builder 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.
Public 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
|1||D.R. Horton (p)||52,569||$15,728||1|
|2||Lennar Corp. (p)||48,856||$18,811||2|
|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|
|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|
|31||The Villages of Lake Sumter||1,866||$577||27|
|35||Stanley Martin Homes||1,482||$706||57|
|36||Dream Finders Homes||1,408||$530||48|
|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|
|44||The New Home Co. (p)||1,244||$806||41|
|46||Long Lake Ltd.||1,172||$273||50|
|54||Great Southern Homes||947||$200||68|
|56||McBride & Son, Cos.||848||$282||63|
|57||American West Homebuilding Group||814||$313||77|
|60||Saint Aubyn Homes||791||$298||67|
|62||American Legend Homes||767||$354||77|
|63||Milestone Community Builders||766||$223||65|
|64||Essex Homes Southeast||753||$251||72|
|67||Ole South Properties||708||$179||64|
|69||Allen Edwin Homes||692||$182||69|
|76||Van Metre Cos.||637||$436||86|
|77||John Houston Custom Homes||615||$221||81|
|79||Elite Properties of America||597||$286||89|
|81||Homes by Westbay||554||$247||100|
|83||Caviness and Cates Communities||541||$208||83|
|87||Bill Clark Homes||500||$151||91|
|88||Kerley Family Homes||497||$121||104|
|89||Garrett Walker Homes||496||$131||136|
|92||Park Square Homes||467||$155||105|
|93||United Built Homes||458||$82||105|
|96||John Mourier Construction||436||$233||126|
|99||William Ryan Homes||409||$153||110|
|100||Arthur Rutenberg Homes||405||$365||101|
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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