Our Story

Highland Homes was founded in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock. With Rod’s keen business knowledge and Jean Ann’s innovative approach to sales, marketing and architecture, 13 homes were sold in the first month of operation during one of the toughest real estate markets the nation has seen to date. Highland quickly grew to become one of the leading single-family homebuilders in the United States. Today, we build over 1800 homes a year in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

Rod and Jean Ann’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned Highland many industry awards, including consistent high rankings by J.D. Power and Associates, making the top 20 in “The Builder 100 List” and winning the 2011, 2012, and 2013 People’s Choice Builder of the Year. Though these accolades are wonderful, our top honor comes through referrals from homeowners as well as Realtors who continually sell Highland Homes.

At Highland we consider our talented team of associates an extension of our family, and were ranked sixth by Texas Monthly’s 50 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

Highland was built on a solid foundation of core values and guiding principles, an approach that has kept us in business through considerable real estate fluctuation. This long-term financial success is just another reason why Highland Homes can offer security to our homeowners. At a time when many major banks were tightening their lending requirements, Highland secured over half a billion dollars in lines of credit, a strong indicator of stability. In fact, a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo said,

“In my view, Highland is one of the best run homebuilders in our market today. Highland’s commitment to conservative financial stewardship means that they will be there in the future for their homebuyers, lenders and employees.”

Over 25 years later, we remain family-owned and operated, dedicated to providing the best possible homebuilding and home buying experience. You can be certain that Highland Homes remains committed to our mission statement of “delivering homes we are proud of” and ensuring each Highland homeowner realizes their American Dream.

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