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May 11, 2016 - Dallas, TX

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Winners Announced in 2016 People’s Choice Awards - Highland Homes Receives Top Honor For Fifth Consecutive Year

The Dallas Builders Association has announced the winners of its 2016 People’s Choice Awards, presented May 7 in partnership with StrucSure Home Warranty.

The awards gala held at the Hotel InterContinental was a sellout. Colleen Coyle, meteorologist at WFAA-TV, was the master of ceremonies. The event was presented by the association’s Sales and Marketing Council.

Highland Homes won the prestigious People’s Choice Builder of the Year honors for the fifth consecutive time. Windsong Ranch by Terra Verde Group, LLC was named People's Choice Community of the Year.

The People’s Choice competition rewards builders and developers based on consumer voting. To identify the People’s Choice winners, the Dallas BA enlists the help of a market research firm that sends an online survey to hundreds of homebuyers, asking for feedback on everything from home design, sales experience, customer service, community lifestyle and overall satisfaction. Respondents were also asked to rate – on a scale from zero to 10 – how likely they would be to recommend a particular builder or community to a friend or family member, which is considered the gold standard in customer satisfaction surveying.

This is the fifth year that the Dallas Builders Association has conducted this survey for People’s Choice Builder of the Year, and Highland Homes has received the honor every year.

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About the Dallas Builders Association

The Dallas Builders Association (www.dallasbuilders.com) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting new home ownership, industry advancements and community good works. The Dallas BA covers a seven-county area of some 5,500 square miles with a population of more than 3 million. Its membership includes builders, developers and remodelers in addition to associates — suppliers, vendors and associated businesses and services. 


February 15, 2016 - Dallas, TX

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Highland Homes Announces Conversion to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Top Builder Now 100 Percent Employee Owned

Highland Homes announced today that the company has converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The new entity will be 100% employee owned. Highland employs more than 600 people.

“We made this move to ensure Highland’s long-term future and to maintain the unique culture of our commitment to homeowners and employees,” said Rod Sanders, co-founder of Highland Homes. “We can now continue to provide the best possible customer experience and honor the employees who have built this company.”

Sanders said the current owners and management team will remain with Highland in their existing roles. There will be no change in how the company is operated and all current policies will remain in place.

“Doing the right thing for our employees, customers and partners has always been the basis of our core values,” said Jean Ann Brock. “The ESOP ensures Highland Homes remains privately held, so we can continue to honor our commitments.”

Formed in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock, Highland is currently the 6th largest privately held homebuilding company in the US and the largest private builder in the State of Texas. Highland builds homes in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio under the brand names Highland Homes, Horizon Homes, Huntington Homes and Sanders Custom Builder. In 2015, Highland sold over 2400 homes and had over $1 billion in revenue. Highland also celebrated its 30th year as a homebuilder in 2015 and has built more than 50,000 homes to date.


May 7, 2015 - Dallas, TX

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Highland Homes won the prestigious People’s Choice Builder of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive time.

The Dallas Builders Association has announced the winners of its 2015 People’s Choice Awards, presented May 7 in partnership with Shoot2Sell Photography.

The awards gala held at the Hotel InterContinental was a sellout. Amy Vanderoef, DFW area media personality and former host of ABC's Good Morning Texas, was the master of ceremonies.

Highland Homes won the prestigious People’s Choice Builder of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive time. Phillips Creek Ranch by Republic Property Group was named People's Choice Community of the Year.

The People’s Choice competition rewards builders and developers based on consumer voting. To identify the People’s Choice winners, the Dallas BA enlists the help of a market research firm that sends an online survey to hundreds of homebuyers, asking for feedback on everything from home design, sales experience, customer service, community lifestyle and overall satisfaction. Respondents were also asked to rate – on a scale from zero to 10 – how likely they would be to recommend a particular builder or community to a friend or family member, which is considered the gold standard in customer satisfaction surveying.

This is the fourth year that the Dallas Builders Association has conducted this survey for People’s Choice Builder of the Year, and Highland Homes has received the honor every year.

About the Dallas Builders Association

The Dallas Builders Association (www.dallasbuilders.com) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting new home ownership, industry advancements and community good works. The Dallas BA covers a seven-county area of some 5,500 square miles with a population of more than 3 million. Its membership includes builders, developers and remodelers in addition to associates — suppliers, vendors and associated businesses and services.

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