Volume 2   Issue 3               Fall 2001

Industry Indices ___________________

Top Home Builders for 2000       
  Company Location Closing Revenue
1 Pulte Corp. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 27,781 $4,309
2 Centex Corp. Dallas, Texas 26,627 $6,387
3 KB Home Los Angeles, Calif. 22,846 $3,930
4 Lennar Corp. Miami, Fla. 22,560 $5,535
5 D.R. Horton Arlington, Texas 18,942 $3,732
6 The Ryland Group Calabassas, Calif. 11,418 $2,332
7 NVR McLean, Va. 10,055 $2,317
8 Del Webb Corp. Phoenix, Ariz. 8,419 $2,040
9 Beazer Homes USA Atlanta, Ga. 8,088 $1,584
10 M.D.C. Holdings Denver, Colo. 7,484 $1,752
11 Shea Homes Walnut, Calif. 4,927 $1,723
12 Crossmann Communities Indianapolis, Ind. 4,804 $621
13 K. Hovanian Enterprises Red Bank, N.J. 4,367 $1,138
14 Habitat for Humanity International Americus, Ga. 4,285 $363
15 Jim Walter Homes Tampa, Fla. 4,274 $246
16 M/I SChottenstein Homes Columbus, Ohio 4,070 $935
17 Toll Brothers Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 3,945 $1,814
18 Standard Pacific Corp. Irvine, Calif. 3,871 $1,420
19 Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. Federal Way, Wash. 3,646 $1,358
20 Engle Homes Boca Raton, Fla. 3,573 $844
21 American West Homes Las Vegas, Nev. 3,430 $573
22 The Fortress Group McLean, Va. 3,385 $683
23 David Weekly Homes Houston, Texas 3,245 $828
24 Choice Homes Arlington, Texas 3,157 $350
25 Kimball Hill Homes Rolling Meadows, Ill. 3,017 $603

The big keep getting bigger: 
The five largest home builders on Builders’ Top 100 list have increased their share of the overall home building market from 4 percent in 1990 to 11 percent last year.

Most Popular Remodeling Projects for Homeowners
Project Cost AVG. Payback
Add bathroom $5,000-12,000 92 percent
Major kitchen remodeling $9,000-25,000 90 percent
Add family room $30,000 86 percent
Add fireplace $1,500-3,000 75 percent
Build a deck $6,000 73 percent
Remodel home office $8,000 69 percent
Replace windows $6,000 68-74 percent
Build a pool $10,000 and up 44 percent
Install/upgrade landscaping $1,500-15,000 30-60 percent
Finish basement $3,000-7,000 15 percent
 

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