Searching for a new home can be an overwhelming task, even with all of the information available online. Based on data from Zonda Home, here is a list of the top 15 active builders by volume in the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area to help you figure things out.
1. D.R. Horton
No. of projects: 27
Average price: $457,351
Year-to-date sales: 1,406
Market share: 12.7 percent
This Texas-based builder has been in business since 1978 and has developments throughout the United States, making it a familiar name in new construction.
Since its inception, D.R. Horton has delivered more than 930,000 homes to its customers, and more homebuyers have purchased a home from D.R. Horton than from any other national builder. Its medium-sized footprint in metro Phoenix is scattered throughout the region. You can find D.R. Horton communities in Laveen Village, Chandler, San Tan Valley, Avondale, Maricopa, Scottsdale and Peoria. The company builds townhomes, duplexes, triplexes and single-family homes in the Phoenix area.
Many of its communities come with impressive amenities, such as those included in Tre Vicino, a gated community in Chandler. A development of townhomes, duplexes and triplexes, Tre Vicino offers its residents multiple pools, bocce ball courts and picnic areas. Prices start from $425,990.
If you’re looking for the rare waterfront home in Phoenix, check out Lakes at Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa. This master-planned community of single family homes with prices beginning at $365,990. Residents can take advantage of waterside walkways, bike paths, playgrounds and access to golf.
No. of projects: 59
Average price: $530,918
Year-to-date sales: 1,368
Market share: 12.4 percent
Lennar has the largest footprint in the Phoenix metro area, with nearly 60 projects.
From north Phoenix near the Sonoran Preserve to as far south as Casa Grande, you can find plenty of Lennar communities throughout the city. Quite a number of Lennar’s new homes can be found on the west side of the city. Waddell, Glendale, Citrus Park, Litchfield Park and Tolleson contain Lennar communities. On the east side of Phoenix, you’ll find Lennar homes in Mesa, Gilbert and Apache Junction. Lennar also builds homes in Tucson.
Lennar is a Florida-based company and has been in business since 1954. The homebuilder is active in 26 states and has built nearly a million homes in 68 years.
Lennar builds single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and low-maintenance residences catered to those who are 55-plus. Lennar also has a category of homes called “Next Gen.” Created with multi-generational living in mind, these homes feature an attached private suite with its own entrance, a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Some of the features of Lennar homes include smart home technology such as the Ring Video doorbell which lets the homeowner answer the door from anywhere in the home via their smartphone. Ring security systems and eero Pro Mesh wifi systems. Features available vary by community.
3. Richmond American
No. of projects: 45
Average price: $468,345
Market share: 7.2 percent
The Phoenix communities of Richmond American appear in a largely diagonal pattern, stretching from northwest to southeast. From north west of Surprise to down east near Coolidge, a wide variety of Richmond American homes can be found. Richmond American communities are located in cities such as Waddell, Citrus Park, Buckeye, Avondale, Queen Creek, Maricopa and Casa Grande.
Richmond American was founded in 1972 in Denver. The company built its first single-family home in 1977 and is active in 14 states. In the last 40 years, the Richmond American subsidiaries have built more than 220,000 homes throughout America. All of the houses in the metro Phoenix area built by Richmond American are single-family homes.
Some of Richmond American’s communities in Phoenix include White Tank Foothills in Waddell. This development is made up of 83 homes with three-car garages or attached RV garages. The neighborhood has pocket parks, a playground, picnic and barbecue areas and a basketball court.
Hudson Commons is a community with master-planned amenities, as well as plenty of parks and playgrounds. It’s conveniently located near the City of Goodyear’s Recreation Campus, Goodyear Ballpark, Canyon Trails Oasis Recreation Center and the Goodyear library.
4. Meritage Homes
No. of projects: 38
Average price: $449,048
Year-to-date sales: 789
Market share: 7.1 percent
You won’t be surprised to learn that a Scottsdale-based builder has a significant footprint in the Phoenix market. Meritage Homes has developments throughout the area including Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Casa Grande and Maricopa County.
Meritage Homes has been operating for 36 years, building more than 155,000 homes in that time period. They build in nine states and focus heavily on producing energy-efficient homes. Their commitment has earned them a wide variety of awards, including the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence every year since 2013. It was also named the 2020 Builder of the Year in the Green Home Builder category.
The Preserve at Province is a 55-plus development made up of single-family homes. There’s a resort-style pool in this gated community, as well as a putting green. There are also 50 acres of lakes and 150 acres of greenbelt to explore in the surrounding area.
The Coyote Ridge – Classic Series has easy access to the I-10, with schools, major employers, shopping, dining and entertainment found nearby. This community also features family-friendly amenities, including ping-pong tables and a cornhole court.
5. PulteGroup Inc.
No. of projects: 27
Average price: $575,713
Year-to-date sales: 763
Market share: 6.9 percent
PulteGroup’s presence is seen throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, mainly on the outer edges. You’ll find PulteGroup communities in cities such as Buckeye, Litchfield Park, Glendale, North Phoenix, Laveen, Surprise, Tolleson, Queen Creek Maricopa, Florence and San Tan Valley.
PulteGroup was founded in 1950 in Detroit and is the third-largest builder in the U.S., with more than 775,000 homes built. Pulte is active in 18 states. PulteGroup builds single-family homes in Phoenix.
The company began “Built to Honor” in 2011 — a program that launched to provide mortgage-free homes to military veterans who were wounded during their time of service. In May 2022, PulteGroup announced the construction of their 75th Built to Honor home.
The Aloravita – Estate Series development is made up of 202 homes with sizes ranging from 2,450 to 3,556 square feet. The community is located between two mountain preserves, and the homes are available in single- or two-storey designs.
There are 283 homes in the Desert Oasis community with sizes ranging from 1,606 to 2,822 square feet. The homes feature open floor plans and smart technology, including a fiber network that delivers gigabit internet speeds. Amenities include walking trails, a playground and a basketball court.
6. Taylor Morrison
No. of projects: 40
Average price: $620,052
Year-to-date sales: 695
Market share: 6.3 percent
Taylor Morrison’s headquarters are located in Scottsdale. Its developments are found in the outer parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area. You’ll find Taylor Morrison communities in Laveen, Glendale, Buckeye, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Mesa, Scottsdale, Surprise and more.
Taylor Morrison’s history can be traced back more than 100 years and is active in 10 states. Taylor Morrison has been recognized by Lifestory Research as America’s most trusted builder for the past seven years in a row. Builder magazine named Taylor Morrison as Builder of the Year in 2020.
The Paradisi Encore Collection community is coming soon and will be located near Peoria Avenue and the AZ-303 Loop. Floor plans range from two bedrooms to five bedrooms and will be 1,952 to 2,918 square feet.
The Alamar Encore Collection is made up of 82 homes and is located just north of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Sizes range from 1,952 to 3,540 square feet. Amenities include a basketball court, ramada and community pool.
7. Ashton Woods Homes
No. of projects: 17
Average price: $535,929
Year-to-date sales: 491
Market share: 4.4 percent
Ashton Woods has eight communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area. You’ll find single-family homes by Ashton Woods in Laveen, Peoria, Maricopa, and Mesa, in addition to other locations.
Ashton Woods has been selling homes since 1989. The builder is located in Georgia and sells homes in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh and San Antonio. In 2017, Ashton Woods launched Starlight Homes – a five-step streamlined process for those who felt like homeownership was too out of reach. There are Starlight communities in Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Maricopa, Laveen and Florence.
The Rancho Cabrillo community is a single-family development with homes ranging from 1,779 to 3,009 square feet with four different floor plans available. Rancho Cabrillo is conveniently located just off of AZ RT 303.
Tortosa is made up of one-storey homes with plans ranging from 1,494 to 3020 square feet. The community features green space, a park, playground and trails. You’ll find Tortosa located between I-10 East and AZ-347 South, with close proximity to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. You’ll also be a short drive to a number of nearby city parks like Pacana Park, or the bigger Copper Sky Regional Park.
8. KB Home
No. of projects: 13
Average price: $397,352
Year-to-date sales: 405
Market share: 3.7 percent
KB Home communities are found throughout Phoenix with 15 communities in the valley. There are one- and two-story homes to choose from in cities such as Avondale, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Surprise and Gilbert.
KB Home was founded in 1957 as Kaufman & Broad in Detroit, Michigan. It was the first homebuilder to be traded on the NYSE and was a Fortune 500 company from 2000 to 2008. The company’s headquarters is located in Los Angeles.
In 2016 KB Home ProjeKt®, designed for that year’s Greenbuild Conference, was a collaboration between KB Home, Builder Magazine, KTGY Architecture + Planning and numerous product manufacturers. It created a new concept for a compact home that utilized less land, an adaptable floor plan for families’ changing needs and was built with smart technology.
9. Tri Pointe Homes
No. of projects: 16
Average price: $748,035
Year-to-date sales: 400
Market share: 3.6 per cent
Tri Pointe communities are located in Phoenix and throughout the city’s metropolitan area. You can find Tri Pointe homes in Queen Creek, Mesa, Goodyear, Gilbert, Chandler and Peoria.
Tri Pointe was founded in 2009 and is located in Nevada. The company builds new homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Tri Pointe was named Builder of the Year by Builder magazine in 2015 and by Builder and Developer magazine in 2019. In 2017 Tri Pointe was named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the nation by Fortune magazine.
In 2013 the company went public. Tri Pointe acquired several regional brands — Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, Pardee Homes, Maracay Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Avanti Custom Homes, Texas Casual Cottages, Winchester Homes, Camberley Homes, and Everson Homes. All of these brands became part of the Tri Pointe family. The company is now the 18th largest builder in the nation.
10. Century Communities
No. of projects: 6
Average price: $339,892
Year-to-date sales: 386
Market share: 3.5 percent
Century Communities’ Phoenix footprint is found in Goodyear, Maricopa, Surprise, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Coolidge and as far south as Eloy and Arizona City. There are 12 different Century Communities to choose from in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Century Communities has been in business since 2002. The company builds everything from single-family homes to townhomes, duplexes and condos in 17 states and over 40 markets across the country. Century Communities has ranked in the top 10 of Builder’s Top 100 every year since 2019. The builders offer buyers options like buying their home online, via an initial $95 deposit.
Arizona City is a single-family development that can be found between Phoenix and Tucson. There are five floor plans available. Arizona City features a community golf course and ranch-style homes with large living areas and open kitchens.
The Palms at Casa Vista has plenty of outdoor recreation, shopping and dining options nearby. There’s also easy access to I-10 and I-8. Each large lot offers homebuyers the opportunity to add an expanded garage option to their home.
11. Toll Brothers
No. of projects: 30
Average price: $1,117,186
Year-to-date sales: 378
Market share: 3.4 percent
Toll Brothers is active in the Phoenix area with 34 communities scattered throughout the metro. You can find Toll Brothers homes in Buckeye, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Tempe, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Surprise, Mesa and Fountain Hills.
Toll Brothers is a Pennsylvania-based company that was founded in 1967. It focuses on luxury home construction and currently builds in 24 states. Toll Brothers went public in 1986 and was named the World’s Most Admired Homebuilder in Fortune magazine’s 2022 survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Toll Brothers was awarded 11th place on Builder magazine’s Builder 100 list in 2022.
Sterling Grove – Providence Collection is a single-family community made up of one-story homes. The residences have open concept floor plans with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages. Community amenities include a private clubhouse, an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, resort-style pools, dining, a full-service spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center and more.
Toll Brothers at Adero Canyon contains single-family homes with sizes ranging from 2,812 to 3,250 square feet. This is a gated community with lots of hiking and biking trails nearby. The homes feature plenty of outdoor space and prairie-style architecture.
12. Landsea Homes
No. of projects: 15
Average price: $485,863
Year-to-date sales: 378
Market share: 3.4 percent
Landsea is a top-eight builder in Phoenix, with communities in Waddell, Surprise, Goodyear, Tolleson, Buckeye, Mesa, Avondale, Buckeye and Queen Creek, Since 2018 Landsea has closed more than 2,000 homes and has bought 4,000 lots in Phoenix. They have about 20 communities in the Phoenix market.
Landsea is based in California and was founded in 2013. The company has developed homes and communities in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Texas and California. Landsea Homes was named the 2022 Builder of the Year award by Builder magazine.
Located in Phoenix’s Camelback East neighborhood, Madison Square is a 40-unit community located on the west side of AZ-51, lending easy access to the downtown core, nearby retailers and Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Restaurants, hospitals and local conveniences like grocery stores and pharmacies are a short drive away from this project.
Comprising 184 new homes, Sunrise brings three collections of single-family residences to Surprise: The Canyon, Valley and Peak series. With one- and two-story layouts, these three home collections offer 17 floor plans to choose from with up to 3,240 square feet of living space with open concept layouts, indoor-outdoor areas and multi-car garages.
13. K. Hovnanian Homes
No. of projects: 8
Average price: $543,728
Year-to-date sales: 297
Market share: 2.7 percent
K. Hovnanian Homes are found in Buckeye, Cave Creek, Casa Grande, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Phoenix and Scottsdale. K. Hovnanian sells four types of homes in Phoenix and the metropolitan areas, which includes single-family, townhome, villas and active lifestyle homes.
K. Hovnanian has been building homes for more than 60 years. The company is headquartered in New Jersey and is active in 14 states. The company went public in 2001 and was rated 15th on Builder magazine’s Builder 100 list for 2022.
Scottsdale Heights is a 55-plus community that features four designs of spacious single-story homes. Pinnacle Peak Park is 10 miles away and residents can take advantage of rock climbing, hiking, biking and special local events.
Orangewood Ranch is a single-family new home community in Glendale featuring units up to 3,240 square feet. Three-car garages are a standard feature for all homes. Residents can enjoy living within close proximity to employers and the Westgate Entertainment District.
14. Robson Resort Communities
No. of projects: 4
Average price: $584,051
Year-to-date sales: 285
Market share: 2.6 percent
Robson Resort Communities can be found in Goodyear and Eloy. The first Robson Resort community was built in Sun Lakes in 1972. The company builds active adult communities in both Arizona and Texas.
Robson has been honored by the National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Council with the Builder of the Year award in 2017 and 2020.
Listings in Phoenix for Robson Resort Communities include PebbleCreek in Goodyear. PebbleCreek offers retirement amenities within the community. These range from indoor activities such as creative arts and an indoor lap pool to outdoor sports including pickleball and golf.
Robson Ranch Arizona is based in Eloy. Robson Ranch has a luxury fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, softball field, golf clubs and more. It also has a restaurant, called the Ranch House Grill. There are 14 different home plans, with sizes ranging between 1,236 and 2,665 square feet. All homes come with two bedrooms and at least two bathrooms, with large models including an additional half-bathroom.
15. Fulton Homes
No. of projects: 14
Average price: $611,999
Year-to-date sales: 278
Market share: 2.5 percent
Fulton Homes has 15 communities in five different locations around the Phoenix metropolitan area. You’ll find them in Gilbert, Pinal County, Queen Creek, Goodyear and Surprise.
Fulton Homes is Arizona’s largest family-owned and operated homebuilder. The company builds both one- and two-story single family homes. Its focus is on creating energy-efficient homes. In 2022, Fulton Homes earned a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Market Leader Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its contribution to building energy-efficient new homes that have earned ENERGY STAR certification.
Cooley Station is a master-planned community made up of three different neighborhoods: Seaboard, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific. Located on Williams Field Road, Cooley Station is near the San Tan Mall, with shopping, restaurants, entertainment and Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus easily accessed from the community.
Escalante is Fulton Homes’ master-planned community in Surprise and is made up of four neighborhoods: Redwood Valley, Silverado, North Shore and Sonoma Coast. Escalante is located near the Loop 303 freeway and US 60. The community features a wide variety of amenities, including a neighborhood aquatic center, pickleball courts, bocce ball, frisbee golf, walking trails, zip lines and plenty of green space.