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Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List

Homes by Dickerson makes the BUILDER Magazine Next 100 List


BUILDER Magazine just announced it’s list of Top 100 Builder’s based upon 2012 closings and volume.   Along with this list they have

also listed the Top Next 100 Builder’s and Homes by Dickerson has made the Next 100 list coming in at #191!


To read the full article, check out the online edition of Builder Magazine Online by clicking here.

Below is the full press release: 

For Immediate Release

BUILDER Unveils Annual Builder 100 Rankings

Listing shows increase in closings for top U.S. builders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2013) — BUILDER, the leading media brand in residential construction, this week unveiled the BUILDER 100, its annual ranking of the 100 largest home building companies. D.R. Horton topped the list for the 11th consecutive year.

Horton closed 19,954 homes in 2012, up 16 percent from 2011 and nearly 3,500 more than second-ranked PulteGroup, which had 16,505 closings, and 6,152 more than third-ranked Lennar Corp., which posted 13,802 closings. Rounding out the top 10 builders based on closings are NVR (9,843), KB Home (6,282), Hovnanian Enterprises (5,356), The Ryland Group (4,809), Beazer Homes USA (4,428), Meritage Homes Corp. (4,238), and Habitat for Humanity International (3,766). The top 10 builders all are publicly traded companies, except for Habitat, which is a nonprofit organization.

The BUILDER 100 continued to outperform the overall market last year. Closings for the BUILDER 100 companies totaled 167,658 in 2012, up from 141,618 in 2011, the lowest total on record. The top 10 builders retained their dominance, closing one-quarter of all new homes for sale in 2012. Overall, BUILDER 100 companies closed 44.2 percent of all new homes for sale, a slight increase from 2011.

“2012 was a shot in the arm for the nation’s largest builders,” said Jean Dimeo, editor-in-chief of BUILDER. “Clearly, builders benefited from improved economic conditions, low mortgage interest rates, and lower land costs. These factors not only allowed companies to organically grow sales, but also expand into new markets that had pent-up demand for new homes.”

The BUILDER 100 is compiled from data collected by BUILDER magazine via direct survey of the nation’s top builders. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists are made up of private and public builders and identify the top home builders in the U.S. by annual closings and gross revenue, as well as information about where and what they build.

BUILDER magazine has conducted the survey and compiled the BUILDER 100 list since 1984. The BUILDER 100 and the Next 100 lists of builders are featured in the May 2013 issue of BUILDER magazine and on builderonline.com. This year’s honorees also will be recognized at an awards dinner at the 2013 Housing Leadership Summit in Scottsdale on May 14.

For more information about the 2012 BUILDER 100 and Next 100 rankings, visit www.builderonline.com/builder100/2012.aspx.


Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects, and other industry professionals across the country.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data, and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

 Media Contact:

Amy Fisher



#12 | Homes by Dickerson on list of Top Triangle Residential Builders

#12 | Homes by Dickerson on list of Top Triangle Residential Builders

We were excited to see that Homes by Dickerson ranked #12 on the list of Top Triangle Residential Builders, ranked by the Triangle Business Journal.   This ranking was by the dollar volume of Triangle new home contracts closed in 2011.  Homes by Dickerson came in at #13 the year prior and we are anticipate a jump to a higher ranking once this year wraps up.

Homes by Dickerson has been able to double the size of our business over the last couple of years, which is a huge achievement considering the downturn of the economy.   We are thankful to our many clients and buyers who saw the quality in our homes and wanted to work and build with us.  Our dedicated team of professionals works hard to make every sale possible and meet the needs and lifestyle of the buyers we work with.  We make sure to position ourselves in the best communities in desirable locations with features that customers are looking for.  We are always looking for better ways to build our homes and in 2009 made a company wide commitment to begin building all of our homes green certified with both Energy Star and NAHB Green Certifications.   In spring of this year we opened our brand new design center and showroom to enhance our customer experience and accomodate our growing company.

Homes by Dickerson is currently building high performance green certified new homes in Heritage Wake Forest, Stonehenge Park, George’s Grant, the Hampton’s at Umstead, Copperleaf, Carrie’s Reach, and Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill.  HBD has also launched a Build on Your Own Lot program to fit your needs if one of our locations does not.  For more information on our homes and communities, visit www.HomesbyDickerson.com or email info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919-847-4447


Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Future is Looking Bright, Homes Sales are up 35% in the Triangle

Sales are up in the Triangle and people are buying and selling! New home permits are up in Wake County and the area continues to be one of the top places to live in the country! We are thankful that we live and work in such an incredible place that has so much to offer from jobs, schools, recreation, shopping, arts and more!

The News & Observer printed an article this morning showing that the Triangle had its strongest sales jump in four years in February and home sales are up 35% over February 2011! That is a huge increase.  At Homes by Dickerson we have certainly felt the surge of activity and are loving it!  We had a record breaking sales month in February since our company began in 1975.  We sold 14 new homes across our communities with an average sales price of $488,000.  (The average sales price of homes sold in February in the Triangle is $216,600).  Our sales were a mix of our available inventory and some brand new custom crafted homes for our clients.  It is an exciting time and we love what we do.  Homes by Dickerson has also moved into our brand new design center and office and are ready to handle the activity.  We look forward to working with you on designing your new home!

To view the full N&O Article, click here.

Homes by Dickerson is currently building in several communities across the Triangle:: Stonehenge Park and George’s Grant in Raleigh; Heritage Wake Forest; Copperleaf in Cary; Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill and we also have a Build on Your Lot Program as well.  To view our currently available homes, click here.


To learn more about our homes and communities contact Jenn@HomesByDickerson.com 919.454.8173.

Excited for 2012!

Excited for 2012!

So many great things happend in 2011! We had one of our strongest years ever, we have grown our company, welcomed many new families, opened new communities and continued to improve ourselves and our company!

Here is a video showcase of some of our events and communities from last year!

 Follow along and we can’t wait to see how great 2012 will turn out! We have BIG plans!!

Check out www.HomesByDickerson.com to stay up to date on the latest available homes, communities, green building and more!