Home Builder Chalks Up 3rd Year in a Row

Chalk up a three-peat for a Westwood powerhouse.

Nope, not UCLA, at least not yet. This winner is Kaufman & Broad Home Corp.

The Southland's biggest home builder for the last two years has retained its No. 1 ranking in 1995 in The Times' 25th annual survey of residential building in Southern California.

K&B; built 2,722 single-family homes and apartments last year, more than twice as many as its closest competitor, and generated $432 million in revenue.

A total of 83 companies participated in the voluntary survey of home building in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern counties.

For complete survey results, see K7.


'95 Biggest Home Builders

Rank: 1

Company City, Key Officer: Kaufman & Broad Home Corp*; Los Angeles, Bruce Karatz

1995 Volume in Millions: $432.0

Total units: 2,722

1994 Rank: 1


Rank: 2

Company City, Key Officer: Greystone Homes Inc.; Los Angeles, Jack R. Harter

1995 Volume in Millions: 293.9

Total units: 1,318

1994 Rank: 8


Rank: 3

Company City, Key Officer: Standard Pacific Corp.; Costa Mesa, Ronald R. Foell

1995 Volume in Millions: 266.0

Total units: 886

1994 Rank: 3


Rank: 4

Company City, Key Officer: Pardee Construction Co.; Los Angeles, David E. Landon

1995 Volume in Millions: 231.2

Total units: 1,097

1994 Rank: 2


Rank: 5

Company City, Key Officer: Lewis Homes Group of Cos.; Upland, Richard A. Lewis

1995 Volume in Millions: 210.5

Total units: 789

1994 Rank: 5


Rank: 6

Company City, Key Officer: Centex Real Estate Corp.*; Corona, Larry B. Ludwig

1995 Volume in Millions: 190.9

Total units: 981

1994 Rank: 9


Rank: 7

Company City, Key Officer: Ryland Homes / Brock Homes; Woodland Hills, Frank J Scardina, Curt Ensign

1995 Volume in Millions: 180.5

Total units: 895

1994 Rank: 4


Rank: 8

Company City, Key Officer: Shea Homes; Walnut, Roy Humphreys

1995 Volume in Millions: 160.5

Total units: 620

1994 Rank: 13


Rank: 9

Company City, Key Officer: Fieldstone Communities Inc.; Newport Beach, Keith A. Johnson

1995 Volume in Millions: 147.3

Total units: 588

1994 Rank: 7


Rank: 10

Company City, Key Officer: Presley Companies, The; Newport Beach, Wade H. Cable

1995 Volume in Millions: 147.1

Total units: 1,010

1994 Rank: 10

* Reported fiscal year

For the Record Los Angeles Times Sunday March 17, 1996 Home Edition Real Estate Part K Page 4 Real Estate Desk 2 inches; 61 words Type of Material: Correction Builder survey--Greystone Homes Inc. of Los Angeles erroneously reported sales for its entire California operation, instead of Southern California, in The Times' 1995 survey of residential building, published March 11 in Real Estate. The company built 672 single-family homes in the Southland, with 80 left unsold at year end, for a sales volume of $162.3 million. Using the correct results, the company ranked No. 8, rather than No. 2.
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